How to be Smarter: If you start the month by doing the hardest thing on your to-do list, the month can only get easier after it is completed. How to be Prettier: A short NY Times piece about the positive effect of wearing red for a first date or in an online dating photo.
How to be (less) Awkward: It's nearly impossible to make someone else laugh without making yourself happier. If you want to have more fun, make someone else have more fun. It can be as simple as emailing an old inside joke, one you haven't used in a while, to a friend, while waiting for the 'hahahaha' to come back into your inbox.