"If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you" -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

How to be Smarter: "To illustrate" is a nice alternative to "for example" in school papers. How to be Prettier: How you feel you look affects your whole day. Five extra minutes in the morning--just five--spent arranging your hair or whitening your teeth or doing your eye makeup--can change the course of your whole day. Spend the time--the 5 minutes of time--for a whole day's worth of rewards.

How to be (less) Awkward: When at a large group dinner, it can be hard to talk to everyone; your primary responsiblity is to make sure the people to the left, right, and directly across from you are involved in the conversation.