How to be Smarter: Loving, meaningful romantic relationships are not a limited-edition item. If it feels like all your friends are getting into these great relationships and you’re being left behind, remind yourself that there is not just one good relationship out there and whoever finds it first is the only one that gets it. There's no deadline on finding someone wonderful. How to be Prettier: Lately I have been wearing this pair of long gold Swoon earrings from the English store Astrid & Miyu almost every night I go out. They are substantial but not overly heavy (they are even in my Twitter profile picture).
How to be (less) Awkward: Before assuming someone doesn't like you, ask yourself if you have attempted to build a friendship with them. Sometimes what we assume is a personal insult (i.e. they don’t say hi to you at parties) is really just a lack of a connection. Some mini-friendship building tips: ask a co-worker what their weekend plans are, say hi when you see a group project teammate at the library, or if you see a girl from your dorm struggling with heavy grocery bags, offer to carry one. Attempt to build a mini-friendship before assuming someone just doesn't care for you.