"Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess" -- Samuel Johnson

How to be Smarter: In every way I can think of, succeeding is less about being the absolute best of the bunch, and more about being the one that absolutely doesn't give up. Lots of people can say they stayed up late and saw the stars, but a much, much smaller number of people can say they fought through the tiredness and didn't give in to their comfy bed to stay up to see the sun. How to be Prettier: A really sweet shoe charm (and a slighty cheeky one).

How to be (less) Awkward: For a quick smile: look up Google Maps directions from Japan to Connecticut; then scroll down to number #27.