How to be Smarter: Book Recommendation: Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire) by Jen Glantz. Jen is a great friend of mine (who was actually at my wedding, although as a guest, not a bridesmaid!). You can see my full review of Jen's funny, heartfelt memoir on the book's Amazon page - but needless to say, I loved it. How to be Prettier: I ordered my first pair of AllBirds about a month ago after seeing all the press about them. Happy to report they completely live up to the hype and are my new favorite shoes (and I'm not even remotely athletic). I love my grey ones, but I have a friend that got them in black and the black looks great, too.
How to be (less) Awkward: 10 Quirky-But-Helpful Tips for Making Small Talk, culled from Reddit.