Forcing a smile genuinely decreases stress, so what if you were to stand with pride even when you feel less than super? You don't have to pretend to fly like Superman (previously), but it does help to stand like Wonder Woman. Your body language shapes who you are. TLDW: Business Insider's summary with screencaps, or read the slightly more lengthy summary of the study at Harvard Business School by Amy Cuddy and coauthors Dana R. Carney and Andy J. Yap of Columbia University. Such power poses can also better your chances on quick-reaction dating apps.
Is being cool too much work? Enter CouchCachet, which checks you in to the hottest locations on Foursquare whenever you get home (after checking to make sure your friends have never been). And that is not all: among its other features, it will "tweet lyrics by indie bands that people haven’t heard of, wax poetic about local microbrews that you just discovered at some cool speakeasy and... upload low-fi pictures of 20-somethings in skinny jeans to your Instagram.”