"If you wait for me/then I'll come for you" -- Tracy Chapman, 'The Promise'

How to be Smarter: If you are feeling cold in a body of water (i.e. pool, bath or shower), the quickest way to get warmer is to dunk your head under. How to be Prettier: Lately I've started photographing my outfits twice daily with my iPhone, once in the morning and once at night. It's pretty enjoyable when waiting in line at the drugstore to pass the time by scrolling through the past few weeks of outfit choices--to be reminded what works and what doesn't, what was comfortable all day and what was not, what wrinkled by day's end and what did not. This photographing outfits idea is one of several helpful, offbeat ideas I've gotten from this Mini-Makeover Guide, which is one of the most reasonably-priced fashion makeover processes I've tried (and no one loves a good style reinvention guide more than me).

How to be (less) Awkward: The second you realize you were wrong or accidently hurtful, you apologize. Nothing good has ever come from sitting on an 'I'm sorry.'