“The more stuff you do, the more you give luck a chance to find you.” — Scott Adams

How to be Smarter: I can’t stop listening to Kacey Musgraves’ song “Biscuits”- it’s super catchy and I love the message behind it. How to be Prettier: I’m not a huge makeup person, but this under-eye concealer...more

“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” — Christopher Morley

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 ....more

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” — Swami Sivananda

How to be Smarter: For anyone who writes on Medium, this is a great list of ways to get more traction on the platform. How to be Prettier: I’m in love with this maxi dress – I have it in blue and am thinking about getting it in one or two additional colors (maybe the yellow or one of the black prints, too). How to be (less) Awkward: Instead of asking for “feedback”, try asking for “advice.” ...more

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” — Buddha

How to be Smarter: Interested in working remotely? This site has a really comprehensive list of current remote job openings at well-known companies, sortable by job function. How to be Prettier: One of the quickest ways to make a big change in your bedroom is to switch out your bedding ....more


I’ve been a millennial member of the organizing committee for Forty Women To Watch Over 40...more

“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:...more

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” — Rabindranath Tagore

How to be Smarter: “Writing with readers in mind does not make you (or me or any writer) a sellout. It makes you a professional.” Quote from this piece that made me think...more

“One thing I wish I could tell my younger self: take photos of everyday life, not special occasions; later, that’s what will be interesting to you.” — Gretchen Rubin

How to be Smarter: The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Anything: This is long but a great read – and I’d save it for when you need a pep talk. How to be Prettier: I’ve been traveling a lot recently, which means a lot of travel naps. This contraption is amazing – it takes up less room than my normal neck pillow in my carry-on and it also works great for car and train trips, too ....more