"In Seattle you haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running" -- Jeff Bezos

How to be Smarter: How to Talk to Little Girls. [Interesting article, which has sparked good conversations among my friends]. How to be Prettier: I recently swapped out my desk chair for an exercise ball, and I'm loving how much more active I am during the day because of it. If you are embarrassed about using an exercise ball for a desk chair at your day job, you can always just make the change for your desk at home.

How to be (less) Awkward: I use these customized countdown calendars for all sorts of events; if I'm looking forward to having friends visit or an upcoming family vacation, then I create a countdown and email it my pals or family as a way to say: I can't wait to see you!

P.S. On Friday, Christina from 40:20 Vision and I launched Flash Fridays, which will come out on the first Friday of every month. This month's Flash Friday topic is Dating in the Workplace.