"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it" -- Henry David Thoreau

How to be Smarter: Great article on effective non-creepy ways to use LinkedIn. How to be Prettier: I'm really loving grey nail polish this season--quirky enough to be different, neutral enough to wear to work, and on-trend.

How to be (less) Awkward: Before a plane trip, ask a friend or a crush to suggest a song to add to your iPod--and then don't allow yourself to listen to the song until on the plane. It's just a small thing, but listening to a song someone else has suggested gives you both something to look forward to on the plane (when you are sans Internet access), and something to take your mind off flying if you're a nervous flyer.