How to be Smarter: When something sweet spills and you don't take the time to wipe it up right away, the sugar hardens and bugs are drawn to it. The same way, when someone in a relationship stops being sweet and you don't take the time to talk about the issue right away, the problem only gets harder to fix and as time passes, sadness and mean words are drawn to the spot the sweetness used to be. How to be Prettier: Right now, the stores have lots of options for festive little red dresses, meant for Christmas parties. But next week, when the holiday stuff goes on sale, it will be a great time to find an (inexpensive) red dress that you can tuck in your closet and pull out for a Valentine's Day date.
How to be (less) Awkward: If riding backwards on a train doesn't bother you, sitting that way can lessen the chance someone will sit next to you because most people don't voluntarily choose to ride backwards.