"If it hadn't been for Cotton-Eyed Joe, I'd been married long time ago" -- Cotton-Eyed Joe (Various Artists)

How to be Smarter: When you take a test, teachers always tell you to fill out what you do know first, and then go back for the rest. Right now, depending on the stage of life you are in, you don't have to know exactly what to get a degree in, exactly where to study abroad, exactly what types of jobs to interview for, exactly where to live out of college, exactly what type of pet to get, exactly who to marry, exactly how many kids to have, or even exactly who to invite to Prom. Fill in the blanks you do know now (you want a degree in medicine! you want to live in California after graduation! golden retrievers rock!), read the sentence of your life again, and the other blanks might become easier to fill in (San Diego has good med schools with enough parks for dogs!). How to be Prettier: I own a pair of these; warmest socks ever to wear under tall boots.

How to be (less) Awkward: Ready-made playlists to listen to while you work. I especially like "Finding  Joy."