"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." -- Confucius

How to be Smarter: If you are interesting in learning how to code [an excellent skill to have], I could not recommend Codecademy more. Their online classes are free, and broken into bite-sized lessons, which makes both understanding and practicing much, much easier -- I have had an amazing experience as a student in their programs. How to be Prettier: Book Recommendation: The Power of Style by Bobbie Thomas. The book focuses on the idea that Style = Confidence + Fashion, which I love. So the first half is dedicated to ideas such as empowerment, body language, and self-esteem, while the second half focuses on topics like color analysis [my favorite chapter!], body proportion, and really unique, interesting shopping tips. This would be a great read to kick-off a new commitment or reinvention of your style and/or personal care.

How to be (less) Awkward: 25 Reminders That You Are More Awesome Than You Know. [Love the several Harry Potter references].