"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." -- Chinese proverb

How to be Smarter: Book Recommendation: The Name Therapist by Duana Taha. This book was a little offbeat, in the best way: it went really deep into what names mean and how they shape your life. It's also one of those books that I find myself talking about all the time - there was a lot of interesting facts in it that are fun to share in conversation. How to be Prettier: I've been looking for pointy black flats with an ankle strap for a while, and finally found these for under $30 (!).

How to be (less) Awkward: What to do when you're not sure how to pronounce someone's name (the websites listed under #1 are so smart).