"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out" -- James Bryant Conant

How to be Smarter: From the outside, you can usually tell if a building is a hotel if all the curtains in the windows are the same on every floor. How to be Prettier: Wearing a ring on your index finger draws attention to it.

How to be (less) Awkward: At parties or conferences, carry your drink or your purse in your left hand so you can shake hands when meeting new people with your right.