"It is easy to sit up and take notice, what is difficult is getting up and taking action." -- Honore de Balzac

How to be Smarter: Book Recommendation: Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy. This quick read is a series of 21 easy-to-understand productivity strategies, each just a few pages long. It would be perfect to read a strategy each morning while eating breakfast or on a work commute to get into the right mindset to be productive for the day. This would also be a great book to give someone starting a new job or big project. How to be Prettier: SP&A Exclusive Discount Code: With the promo code SmartPrettyAwkward2014, SP&A readers can get 15% off your entire order at Aromaflage. One of the coolest products I've seen recently, Armoflage is citrus fruit, cedarwood and vanilla fragrance that also doubles as an insect repeller. I wear the scent often in an urban environment because I love how it smells, but it would be perfect for a honeymoon or tropical vacation when it could double as a perfume and an insect repeller.

How to be (less) Awkward: Before taking a screenshot of your computer screen to send to someone else at work or IT support, close any extra tabs that are not relevant or related to what the screenshot is about.