How to be Smarter: Book Recommendation: Blog Inc. Great for bloggers of any stage, from just starting out to well-established; I got a lot out of the book myself. Besides being written by the talented Oh Joy!, it also includes interviews with some other favorite bloggers, including Emily Schuman and Naomi Davis. How to be Prettier: Clever organization suggestions for your home.
How to be (less) Awkward: Acknowledging before an inherently nerve-wracking event, like dating or public speaking, that you will probably feel uncomfortable for a moment, is a step towards lessening that nervous feeling when the event actually happens. [I.e. saying to yourself "When I walk into the restaurant, I will probably feel awkward for a second, but that is okay" or "Right before it is my turn to talk in the group presentation, I will probably feel really tense, but that is alright"].