"You can either practice being right or practice being kind." -- Anne Lamott

How to be Smarter: "Get a bag in a color that can go with everything…switching bags is begging for important items to wind up in the wrong one." -- A great tip from this article on how to master your morning for peak productivity. [The author of the article, Laura Vanderkam,  is one of my favorite authors; I've written about two of her books I loved here and here]. How to be Prettier: I consistently receive more compliments on this dress in bright cobalt than almost anything else I wear. Now on sale, it is also available in other colors.

How to be (less) Awkward: "Look at the other person the same way you look at a baby in a crib." -- Thoughtful, interesting advice on presidential secrets to making good first impressions.