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).
I’ve been honored to be the Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee for Forty Women To Watch Over 40 for the past four years. The annual list celebrates women over 40 who are changing the world in amazing ways.
We just announced the 2016 list of honorees, and it is an excellent resource to look at to find career inspiration, strong role models, and potential mentors.
You can check out the 2016 honorees here.
How to be Smarter: What to think about when reviewing a contract.
How to be Prettier: SP&A Exclusive Discount Code: With the promo code SPABLOG, SP&A readers can get 15% off your entire order at Cool Crazy Crafting. This adorable shop has tons of beautiful coasters: for the teacher in your life, for the music lover, for the coffee lover, and more. Enjoy!
How to be (less) Awkward: 31 steps to a great presentation: great list to take your speech from idea to execution.
How to be Smarter: 6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Working. (Love this…ManRepeller has the best articles).
How to be Prettier: I’m pretty pale and burn easily – Tan Towels are my latest discovery/obsession. I use them before bed at night – the first night you use them, you might wake up a little streaky – but if you use them again before bed the next night, when you wake up in the morning the streaks are gone. So plan for two nights in a row for optimal usage before a big event.
How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just adorable: just the best meet-cute story, ever.
How to be Smarter: 10 Extremely Precise Words for Emotions You Didn’t Know You Had.
How to be Prettier: This is such a little thing, but I got my dog brightly colored dog bowls (I got the yellow) and it makes my whole kitchen seem that much cheerier.
How to be (less) Awkward: A friendly person’s guide to using !’s correctly. (This is something I always struggle with!).