"I won't eat any cereal that doesn't turn the milk purple" -- Bill Watterson

How to be Smarter: I get a lot of questions about blogging and how to increase blog readership, and I read a lot of books on the topic myself. This e-book is one of the most inexpensive, helpful guides I've read for new bloggers. How to be Prettier: A trend I am seeing everywhere this fall is lace; a nice dress or top with lace detailing is both subtly trendy and will still look classically elegant once the seasonal trend passes.

How to be (less) Awkward: Some people eat more, some people eat less. But no person wants how much or how little they are eating to be the subject of dinner conversation. (And, if you are genuinely worried someone has a problem, embarrassing them in public by calling attention to their food habits isn't the route to express your concern).