"I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else." -- Winston Churchill

How to be Smarter: I love to read and share my favorite books, so I created a Book Recommendations page of all the recent books I've loved. How to be Prettier: Reminder: SP&A Exclusive Discount Code: SP&A readers will get 20% off your entire order at top quality basics store (think really comfortable tees, socks, and underwear), MeUndies, with the discount code smarter20. Enjoy! [They also offer free shipping to the US and Canada; discount code is for first-time customers and expires on 8/31].

How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just awesome: Resemblance in Family Members.