"If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world." -- Mercedes Lackey

How to be Smarter: If you want to transition into writing in a new medium, start by doing a first draft in a medium you are familiar with and then adapting it; it is easier to adapt already written content than to worry about both content and format the first time around.

How to be Prettier: Feeling frazzle-free is a key to beauty. The goal of watching television is to unwind from a stressful day, and doing relaxing activities while watching television, such as stretching, lifting light handweights, or drinking decaf tea, will help the television watching experience be calming and energizing, instead of just eating unhealthy food while remaining sedentary.

How to be (less) Awkward: When you invite someone to a party where they will not know many people, as the inviter, you have an obligation to introduce them to others when they arrive. Conversely, if you are invited to a party where you only know the a handful of people or just the host, come prepared to be open and welcoming of new introductions.

This was originally written for Parade magazine; you can read all my Parade columns here. xo, Molly