"Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once"--Tallulah Bankhead

How to be Smarter: Everyone is talking about the recession. You must have a base knowledge of it. Start with these two sites: 

How to be Prettier: Sleep. Sleeping is when your body replenishes cells and relaxes. Not getting enough sleep puts you at a higher risk for certain diseases, and sleeping less has been linked to weight gain. 
How to be less Awkward: It's okay to write down bullet points you want to mention before you leave a voicemail on someone's machine.