How to be Smarter: At industry networking events, look up the ladder a few rungs to see who has an interesting job you'd like to have in a few years. That is who you want to sit next to and talk to. How to be Prettier: Two great nail polish colors for fall: steel grey and warm burgundy (I also mentioned the burgundy trend in yesterday's post).
How to be (less) Awkward: An easy, conversation-starting question to ask on a date is "what were you like in high school?" (It's a fun question to hear the answer to, as well).