Yep, gal showed me that turning the handlebars trick for effortlessly lifting the bike off the kickstand.
As for picking one up when it's fallen down, it's actually one of the easiest bikes I know to pick up. Put your backside into the seat. One hand on something on each side (like the guard and the handlebar). Push back and up, like you're trying to shove the bike sideways as well as up. The bike gently and pretty easily rises. Really.