"Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive" -- Howard Thurman

How to be Smarter: There are two kinds of emails you can get: the ones you read, and the ones you delete. There are two kinds of people you can be: a person who people want to pay attention to, and a person people find irrelevant. Don't let yourself become spam in someone else's life: stay interesting, relevant, and compelling to those you love. How to be Prettier: Being a trendsetter, a Vogue reader or a daring dresser is not for everyone. Some people don't follow fashion--and that is fine. You don't have to be fashion-forward; it's okay to just be fashion-friendly. Fashion-friendly is about enjoying shopping for pieces you like that flatter your body. If you don't have the time or interest in being fashion-forward, don't let anyone make you feel like that's a bad thing.

How to be (less) Awkward: A very smartly-written television series I highly recommend watching about feel out-of-place and fitting in: Freaks and Geeks. One of my favorite shows of all-time.