"Why was she dancing? No reason. Just alive, I guess." -- George Saunders

How to be Smarter: Book Recommendation: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling. I read this book on my commute for the past week and was laughing out loud basically every single subway ride. It's a really, really funny and honest look at being a celebrity, being a woman, and just generally being a successful person. The last chapter on confidence should be required reading for....everyone. Highly recommend! [I also loved Mindy's last book, which I recommended here]. How to be Prettier: Turn your short-sleeve or sleeveless summer dresses into skirts for fall by layering a cropped sweatshirt (like this, this, or this) over them.

How to be (less) Awkward: This is a list of not-boring questions to ask kids about how their day was at school, but I actually think a lot of them would be really fun to ask a date or your significant other by swapping out "school" for "work."