"I wrote some of the worst poetry west from the Mississippi River, but I wrote. And I finally sometimes got it right." -- Maya Angelou

How to be Smarter: Book Recommendations: The Unspeakable by Meghan Daum and Everything You Ever Wanted by Jillian Lauren. Both are honest, well-written, fascinating memoirs about the huge variety of experiences that make up modern womanhood. I read both books within the past week and was enthralled by each of them. How to be Prettier: A fresh swipe of brighter-than-normal lipstick, or your regular lipstick with some gloss over it, right before a video call helps keep your face from looking too washed out on-camera. Which is nice when usually half the computer screen is like staring in a mirror!

How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just fun: if you were born today, this would be your name.