How to be Smarter: Sometimes announcing publicly your goal can help you stay more motivated to reach it. A simple way to do this is to write your objective down and put it on the refrigerator of your house. Then looking at the refrigerator serves as both a reminder to you to stay on-track, and is a public way to announce your determined intentions to reach your goal (even if the public knowing about your goal is just your roommates and your dog). How to be Prettier: In colder months, I like wearing tall, calf- or knee-high socks--they tuck perfectly under boots, and they keep my legs warmer than ankle-high socks. (And I almost always buy them in fun holiday colors--no one else will see them, and it makes me happy to take off my boots and see bright red socks).
How to be (less) Awkward: No need to waste paper--you can play MASH online now ;).