"Don't treat your heart like an action figure wrapped in plastic and never used" -- Amy Poehler

How to be Smarter: Be accessible, be easily reachable, be welcoming. Keep the door to your life open so new breezes bringing new ideas and new people can enter and enrich it. How to be Prettier: Popular colors for holiday dresses are usually black, red or metallic shades, but a nice, deep shade of green is equally as festive, and slightly unexpected.

How to be (less) Awkward: If you are watching your wallet, be the first to suggest ideas for locations for a girls' night or a dinner, keeping the suggestions within your budget. It makes it easier to begin by suggesting places that work for you, rather than having to explain why someone else's choice is out of your financial reach right now.