Read a newspaper. Old-fashioned newspapers — the fold-out, table-width, get-ink-on-your-fingers kind — are beautiful. Here’s why: they expose you to all types of stories, not just the ones with intriguing titles that you click on in your Twitter feed. And when you read stories that might not have interested in you in the point-and-click universe, you learn something new. You will also have something new to say at dinner parties (that’s right: no one really wants to hear more about your dog) and people will like you more. I swear.