"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail" -- Harold R. McAlindon

How to be Smarter: Wash dark jeans inside out so their dye doesn't fade or run.

How to be Prettier: Personalize your stationary; I like this site: www.palmtreepapers.com 
How to be (less) Awkward: On a similar stationary note; email thank you are not acceptable. A handwritten note says you took the time to dig around your apartment for a stamp and to walk to the mailbox.