"One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us" -- Michael Cibenko

How to be Smarter: If someone gives you a contact and you reach out to that contact and something good happens, you must follow up with the connector and let them know the outcome. The connector will feel good knowing you took their advice, and you will not come off as rude for taking advantage of their help and not following back up with them. How to be Prettier: For an updated spin on the locket, I used this site to submit a picture of someone I love, had them laser the image onto a tiny gold charm, and then strung it on a thin gold chain to hang around my neck.

How to be (less) Awkward: On trains and buses, I like it when people ask to sit next to me. I always say yes, but the fact that they ask makes me like them a whole lot more. I imagine this is the same for most other people, too.