"The way up and the way down are one and the same." -- Heraclitus

How to be Smarter: Such an interesting interview with a hostage negotiator about the best way to ask for a raise. How to be Prettier: Current favorite gift to give: a nice matching pair of summer pajamas, like this or this. It seems luxurious because people rarely buy nice sleepwear for themselves, but everyone likes/uses pajamas when gifted to them. [Cute to put on card for birthday or graduation gift: "May all your dreams come true this year!"]

How to be (less) Awkward: Quick list of characteristics that research says are most important in successful relationships.