How to be Smarter: When buying a food item to enjoy immediately, make sure to double-check with the cashier that utensils (forks, spoons, knives) are included in the bag. Nothing is more frustrating than going through a drive-thru, getting so excited to eat your meal, and after sitting down at your picnic spot realizing there is no silverware in the bag. How to be Prettier: The benefit of borrowing a dress from a roommate or friend is that you don't have to pay for the item; however, when borrowing, factor in the cost of dry cleaning. A borrowed dress should never be returned in any condition other than dry-cleaned and ready for the owner to wear again. [Note: be sure to verbally confirm with the owner than the piece can be dry-cleaned; if the fabric is extra-sensitive the owner might actually prefer you do not get it dry-cleaned].
How to be (less) Awkward: The value of not freaking out over little things, like someone cutting you in line, can be seen in this cute story.