"I'm always afraid that I'm being unprofessional, yet I continue to sign all my e-mails 'xoxo'" -- Lena Dunham

How to be Smarter: Before a job interview, think of three characteristics you would like to portray during the interview. Write those three attributes at the top of your copy of your resume and during the interview when you glance at them they will remind you what to focus your stories, questions and actions on. [Examples of adjectives: creative, leader, analytical, polished, intelligent, interested]. How to be Prettier: Book Recommendation: This is a truly excellent guide to style with a lot of genuinely helpful, unknown tips.

How to be (less) Awkward: The day after a party, reach out and thank the host for having you (and if you brought a plus one, your date) over. [I usually do a text message or a phone call, but of course an email or a letter in the mail also work].