"In my perception, the world wasn't a graph or formula or an equation. It was a story." -- Cheryl Strayed

How to be Smarter: The New York Times Lives column came to an end recently, and they rounded up their favorite columns as a farewell. I've been reading one a morning for the past few days and it was a great way to start the day. How to be Prettier: SP&A Discount Code: Shopbop is having a big sale right now (up to 25% off) using code EVENT17. Two of my favorite Shopbop items that I own and love are Stance socks and Paige Denim Hoxton jeans. The new spring items I have my eye on this sale are the Potter Parker Off Shoulder Dress and the Emilienne Pineapple Printed Tie Back Dress (so cute). The expiration date for the sale is 4/16/17. Enjoy!

How to be (less) Awkward: Short but important: the difference between taking something seriously, and taking something personally.