How to be Smarter: Film Recommendation: Page One: Inside the New York Times. Well-done documentary about the intersection of journalism, current events, and online media. [The link is to it on Amazon, but it's also available on iTunes]. How to be Prettier: After a shower, give the bathroom time to clear of steam before blow-drying your hair; it takes longer to blow-dry your hair in a steamy bathroom (and it usually comes out frizzier).
How to be (less) Awkward: One of the easiest ways to make new friends, especially if you are shy, is to deepen the friendships with the people you already know but aren't close to. Even if you graduated a few years ago, was there someone in your sorority you wish you had known better? Reach out to her with an email and an offer to grab dinner and catch up. Is there a co-worker who always cracks you up in meetings but you don't work with on many projects? Swing by her desk with an invitation to walk to the post-work Happy Hour together. "Making a new friend" does not necessarily mean new people come into your life, it can also mean people already in your life who then become friends.