How to be Smarter: Book Recommendation: Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success by Dan Schawbel. This book shares tons of unusual, interesting ways to shine at work. Covering both how to leverage your digital presence as well as how to spend time doing in-person activities that enhance your reputation at work [like joining the company sports team], Promote Yourself is packed with really helpful personal branding insights for the workplace. How to be Prettier: These are the fleece-lined leggings I have been wearing this season. They are warm and not too thick, and I have two pairs, both in black.
How to be (less) Awkward: It only takes an extra second for a text to go from purely transactional ["Where are you?"] to thoughtful and sweet ["Where are you, hon?"]. Try to take that extra second.