How to be Smarter: "72 Life Lessons for My 36th Birthday." My favorites? "7. If someone does a good job, let their boss know", "29. Most people talk about doing things and never actually get around to doing them. Be the one who gets it done," "37. Always punch up, never down; it’s how good comedy works, as well as fair politics. If you are trying to decide who to side with, it is almost always historically correct to go with the person or group with less institutional power", and "58. Unsubscribe from every newsletter or J.Crew special offer that comes your way. You do not have time for that nonsense."
How to be Prettier: The brand name for these sandals is kinda dorky (Kork-Ease), but on a recommendation from a friend I just got them in "Rust" and if the last week was any indication, they will be the only shoes I wear all summer. So comfortable and I love the extra height.
How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just a fun story.