How to be Smarter: Save all your old notebooks, your old diaries, your old doodles, your old drafts. [I even save a lot of old to-do lists]. Paging through them is one of the best, and most fun, ways to revisit old ideas, get over writer's block, and/or remember goal milestones. How to be Prettier: In a pinch, if you notice lint or hair on your outfit, the sticky side of scotch tape can be used like a mini-lint brush. [This works especially well if you are at your desk at work when you notice it].