"What I like most about change is that it’s a synonym for ‘hope.’ If you are taking a risk, what you are really saying is, ‘I believe in tomorrow and I will be part of it'" -- Linda Ellerbee

How to be Smarter: A Halloween-inspired video of helpful pumpkin carving tips. [I love the notch/tooth and the flour tips]. How to be Prettier: I've been using Cetaphil face wash daily since high school; it makes my skin feel clean but not dry, which is great, especially in the winter. [The link is to the product on Amazon, but it is available in almost every drugstore].

How to be (less) Awkward: Everyone gets a kick out of seeing something with their name on it. If you see a restaurant or a store whose name is someone's you know, snap a quick picture and send it it to them. "Saw this, thought of you!" with the picture attached is a nice pick-me-up for anyone, even if it is not someone you are super-close to.