"I got tired of playing other people's songs" -- Gregg Allman

How to be Smarter: During reviews at work, it can be helpful to ask your boss on ways you can improve your job performance to convey your investment and interest in the future of the company. This concept of asking for feedback on how you can improve can also be applied to your relationship to show you are invested and interested in the future of your relationship. A simple "how can I be a better partner to you?" said in a sweet, earnest way, can yield surprising answers from your significant other on ways you can better the relationship by bettering yourself. How to be Prettier: Short little article on the effect of sleep on attractiveness.

How to be (less) Awkward: At a holiday party, if you want to refresh your breath but don't have gum on you, nibble on a candy cane.