"I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book" -- Groucho Marx

How to be Smarter: There are a handful of people I know who I rarely see or speak to, but regularly consult in my mind--I wonder how they would handle a situation or what choice they would make in my shoes. These are people who I am positive rarely think about me, and who will probably never know how much I try to emulate them in my own life. This can only lead me to believe that each of us are much, much more important to many, many more people than we know. How to be Prettier: I bought a bluebird print dress recently, and wearing it has made me so happy I've gone on a bluebird kick: in necklaces, in coin purses, and in skirts.

How to be (less) Awkward: Nobody needs to know how many parties you get invited to each weekend--whether you average 0 or 7. Your social calendar doesn't need to be public, and you shouldn't feel like it needs to be.