"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us." -- Samuel Smiles

How to be Smarter: Research shows that good luck charms work - and more cool insights from this article on how to attract good luck. How to be Prettier: "I Drank 96 Ounces of Water Every Day for a Week and This is What Happened."  This article was honest about some of the changes the author did (and didn't) see from drinking more water - but the article still inspired me to up my daily consumption.

How to be (less) Awkward: When opening a present from a gift bag, never rummage around in the tissue paper after you've opened the initial gift. If there is only one thing in the bag, rummaging around looks a little greedy. If there is more than one thing, the gifter will prompt you: "there's something else too!" and then you can look surprised and grateful.