"Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life." -- Isaac Bashevis Singer

How to be Smarter: 45 Great Productivity Tips. How to be Prettier: If it is hard to see emails come into your inbox about post-holiday sales without being tempted to buy something you do not need, set up a separate inbox or automatic email folder for promotion emails. Then only check it when you have something specific to buy to avoid mindless shopping.

How to be (less) Awkward: Just because a cell phone can be answered everywhere, does not mean it should be answered anywhere. Try not to answer phone calls when there is a noisy background [like when walking down the street], especially if the person on the other end might be hard of hearing [such as grandparents] or have important news [like a prospective employer].