"In the hope to meet/Shortly again, and make our absence sweet" -- Ben Jonson

How to be Smarter:  When times are tough and you feel scared or alone, shut your eyes and imagine it's your birthday. Imagine everyone you love and who believes in you (including parents, best friends, favorite professors--everyone) is in the same room, and they are all singing to you over a plate of cake. Just imaging everyone that supports you together in one room is an instant mood booster. How to be Prettier: When packing toiletries (shampoo, make-up, deodorant) for a trip, pack your bag of bathroom items the night before. In the morning, get ready by only using the items you have already packed; it will become clear to you quickly if you forgot something small but important, like floss.

How to be (less) Awkward: A sweet wedding engagement.