"But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith's" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How to be Smarter: Every event you go to represents possibilities: trying a new food, meeting a new friend, starting a new relationship, finding out about a new job, being introduced to a different way of thinking. If you want more possibilities in your life, go to more events. The term 'events' includes but is not limited to: career fairs, plays, movies, dates, parties, networking events, store openings, charity events, fundraisers, and a million more. How to be Prettier: After applying chapstick to your lips, do one final dot of it in the middle of your bottom lip to make your lips look bigger.

How to be (less) Awkward: If you feel nervous during conversations with new people, first work on becoming comfortable speaking with someone new. Once you become comfortable, and the anxiety goes down, the ability to be good and then great at new conversations will come much more naturally.