"When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college - that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared at me, incredulous, and said, 'You mean they forget?'" -- Howard Ikemoto

How to be Smarter: Next time you're running errands, buy a sheet of stamps and keep it in your wallet. You probably use stamps more often than you realize, and it's an inconvenience to always be hunting around for them when you want to mail just one letter. Plus, every time you are with someone and they complain they don't have a stamp, you'll look like a hero when you pull one out of your purse and present it to them. How to be Prettier: This is an entire site devoted to brand-name beauty products, all available in 3 fl. ounces or less for airplane travel.

How to be (less) Awkward: If you really wanted a job in marketing, and someone offered you a job in finance, you would not hestiate to tell them thank you, but that's not what you are looking for. If you really want a committed relationship, and your crush offers you something less than that, you should not hesitate to politely thank them for your time together, but that's not what you are looking for. This frees you to move on to find someone that wants the same thing you do.