"I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” -- Jane Austen

How to be Smarter:  Great financial post about the concept of "future you" and making wise choices. How to be Prettier: To spruce up a space, move around the furniture you already have. It does not need to be big changes: just switching the lamps to a new spot in the room or moving an armchair to the opposite corner can give a room a (free!) mini-facelift.

How to be (less) Awkward: No matter how long you can hold your breath underwater, you will always feel the worst right before you surface. The same is true for most challenges: the most uncomfortable part of the experience usually happens the moment before you feel better. If things are hard now, just remind yourself a long, deep breath will be coming soon.