"The best way to make a difference in the world is to start by making a difference in your own life" -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

How to be Smarter: Book I just finished and loved: White Jacket Required: A Culinary Coming-of-Age Story. The memoir mixes recipes into a honest story about finding one's path after college, with both heartbreaking and hopeful moments. It made me smile and cry. How to be Prettier: An SP&A Exclusive Discount Code: With the promo code SmartPretty25, you can get 25% off your order at Freshline, valid until 10/16. [I have and love three of Freshline's prints hanging in my apartment].

How to be (less) Awkward: On an escalator, stand to the right if you would like to ride, and keep to the left if you are walking up the escalator while it is moving.