"Well, a girlfriend once told me never to fight with anybody you don't love" -- Jack Nicholson

How to be Smarter: If you must order food from a questionable restaurant, order the pancakes: they are hard for any cook to mess up.  How to be Prettier: Halloween is in less than one week. This is the time to be rummaging through your closet or jewelry box to find something orange-hued that you can wear to work on Monday. (You can still wear festive Halloween colors even if you can't wear your costume to work).

How to be (less) Awkward: One of the secrets to life is that if you don't feel like sharing something, you don't have to. Privacy is always yours if you (sweetly) set boundaries and follow them.