"We rarely lose friends and lovers, we just gradually figure out who our real ones are." -- Marc Chernoff

How to be Smarter: To combat writer’s block, work on always having a notebook and a pen nearby: in your lab on the subway, next to your bed while reading, on the coffee table while you watch television. Just like having a glass of water nearby inspires more hydration, having an open notebook and a pen nearby inspires more ideas. How to be Prettier: An SP&A Exclusive Discount Code: With the promo code SPAWKWARD, you can get 25% off site-wide at S.W. Basics of Brooklyn, an all-natural skincare line that believes "simplicity is the essence of awesome," valid until 3/15.  [I absolutely love their lip balm: I've been using it for months and over time my devotion to it only grows].

How to be (less) Awkward: A nice reminder that while putting yourself out there can sometimes feel uncomfortable and awkward, the more times you attempt something, the more likely you are to get what you want: Life Is A Numbers Game. [I love this piece, and think it is spot-on].