"The best thing you've got going for you is individuality" -- Richard Thompson

How to be Smarter: I've wanted to read The Happiness Project for a while, but didn't find or make the time. What a mistake: I wish I'd read it earlier. I feel newly inspired to set higher goals, and bring and spread more joy. I highly recommend. How to be Prettier: An easy way to make your bathroom look more pulled-together is to match the color of the hand soap on the sink with the shower curtain.

How to be (less) Awkward: A great breakdown of how to throw a party in less than a week. [The post is specifically about how to throw a "porch party" on limited time, but the schedule, timeline and tips could be easily followed for other types of gatherings].