How to be Smarter: The same way you should always have a friend proofread your paper before turning it in, have someone else double-check your lottery tickets before throwing them out. Sometimes your own eyes can stare at something so long you miss something obvious. How to be Prettier: The other day I was on an escalator behind a girl wearing flat black boots with a gold-accented heel. They looked awesome: the black made them practical for everyday but the gold kept them dressy. Using those shoes as inspiration, these are the ones I just purchased and love.
How to be (less) Awkward: Book Recommendation: The Gaggle by Jessica Massa. One of the most insightful dating books I've read; if you look at my text messages for the last few days, I have basically been encouraging every girl I know to read it.