How to be Smarter: Comfort zones only get smaller as time goes on. If you are not actively working at expanding the range of activities you are comfortable trying or experiencing, the list of things you can do with ease only shrinks. How to be Prettier: Another nice, affordable online site is Messes of Dresses. (The name reminds me of my own closet). Some favorites: Snow White Dress, Giraffidae Crop Top, and Cream Anchor Shorts.
How to be (less) Awkward: You always ask before touching a dog that is not yours. A simple, "May I pet him?" while making eye contact with the owner is all it takes. This is both a safety question and a polite one.