"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." -- John F. Kennedy

How to be Smarter: I love Google Alerts - I use them for tracking just about everything in my life, from companies I love to brands I follow to people I want to meet someday. This is great article about how to set up Google Alerts and use them to benefit your career. How to be Prettier: Two clever, slightly gross make-up tips. [I do the first one all the time].

How to be (less) Awkward: When you arrive at a venue with a jukebox, put your request in right after you sit down. Sometimes it takes a bit of time before your request can be played, and if you spend too much time thinking about what song to choose you might run out of time to actually hear it be played before your meal or the night ends. Also, if you request a song right away, every time a new song comes on your group will get excited to see if it is "yours."