"Say that we tried/And if one of us makes it big/We can spill our regrets" -- "Reason Why," Rachael Yamagata

How to be Smarter: If you're lying about something important, you will be found out. And if you're lying and the truth is never found out, it means the issue was unimportant and there was no need to lie to begin with. How to be Prettier: As I write this, I'm lounging around in this snuggly, cultured sweatshirt.

How to be (less) Awkward: In a pinch, all you really need to do before company comes is clean off the floor, clean off the counter tops, and take out the trash.