"The future has a way of arriving unannounced." -- George Will

How to be Smarter: I am a massive fan of Fortune's The Broadsheet. It is a (free) weekday email with "the daily dish on the world’s Most Powerful Women." I love it and I've made all my friends/sister/cousins subscribe. Sign up here! How to be Prettier: Such an odd (but oddly helpful) tip for being more photogenic.

How to be (less) Awkward: When you're furious at someone, write down everything you want to say to them before you say it out loud. Sometimes just getting it out of your system helps to avoid saying something you regret - or at least helps you to calm down and refine your message before you say it.