"Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith." -- Steve Jobs

How to be Smarter: Do not write any tasks on your to-do list that take under 2 minutes – just do them. If it takes 15 seconds to write something on your to-do list and 120 seconds to do it, then just do it. How to be Prettier: The best thing about winter so far: buying these Lip Smackers soda-inspired lip balms for my ever-chapped lips.

How to be (less) Awkward: If someone pays you a compliment and just saying "thank you" seems too short of a response, adding "that means a lot coming from you" is a sweet way to subtly pay back the compliment in a genuine way.