How to be Smarter: Book Recommendation: StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath. This read starts off with a quiz to determine your five strongest strengths (out of 34 potential characteristics), and then shares tips for how to maximize and develop each strength. It is an easy read - the majority of the work is taking the quiz, and then reading in-depth on each of your strengths, and you leave the book with deep insight what you can uniquely bring to work and personal situations. How to be Prettier: I recently discovered Convert-A-Tights, awesome tights that switch to leggings or vice versa really easily. Great for packing on a vacation when you want clothes to do double-duty, or for when you want to get a pedicure post-work without changing out of your tights. [The link is to Amazon, but you can also find them at most drugstores].
How to be (less) Awkward: Love this round-up of articles for being more charismatic.
P.S. I was so excited to be interviewed by The Careerists, which is an awesome, comprehensive career resource website that I love browsing (and highly recommend perusing yourself). You can check out the interview here.