"She can do as she pleases / She's nobody's fool" -- "She's Always a Woman," Billy Joel"

How to be Smarter: Using Technology to Ease Transitions. How to be Prettier: If you are heading out for the night and you know your picture will be taken, take a few quick camera shots at home so you can double-check that your clothes look okay when the flash goes off (and to find the pose that is most flattering in that specific outfit).

How to be (less) Awkward: The key to picking a song for karaoke is to chose a crowd-pleaser. If you are an unbelievably amazing singer, you could probably chose a less popular song and let your voice carry the performance, but for most of us, choosing a popular hit excites the audience, which is more fun for everyone and allows any singing flaws to be overlooked. (And hint: most crowd pleasers are retro, from the 90's and before).