"I have great faith in fools - my friends call it self-confidence" -- Edgar Allan Poe

How to be Smarter: If you have a free spot in your schedule, or as you are picking electives for the fall, I really recommend you take an anthropology or sociology class in a topic that interests you. Learning how to observe the world around you from both an observational and academic perspective is one of the most helpful things you can do for your mind. Bonus: these classes are usually extremely interesting and fun to take. How to be Prettier: You don't need to live in a fancy castle (or apartment...) to enjoy finer china. Life's too short to wait until you "have money" to buy nicer quality things within your budget. I just ordered two of these glass tea cups with saucers and....am looking forward to having tea parties, even if the only attending members are me and my book.

How to be (less) Awkward: Instead of being jealous, be inspired.