"Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to." -- Henry van Dyke

How to be Smarter: This calculator "How Much Time Have You Wasted on Facebook?" is really interesting. How to be Prettier: SP&A Exclusive Discount Code: With the promo code "SmartPretty20" SP&A readers get 20% off your entire purchase at Cozy Wall Art. As a words-lover, I have a lot of fun pouring over their wall quotes section and also love this hearts wall pattern. Enjoy! [Expires on 3/8/14].

How to be (less) Awkward: Advice on being a happy, laid-back traveler. The article is about being abroad, but the central theme of forgoing embarrassment applies to most social situations that are just outside your comfort zone.