How to be Smarter: From a statistical standpoint, you will probably never be the prettiest girl at the party--this is more or less fixed from when you are born. But rather then this being a sad point, focus on the part of you that is entirely within your power--your personality. The people that matter would always take a outgoing, funny, sweet girl over just a pretty girl. How to be Prettier: Although I hate to admit it, paying the extra money for the 7 day Crest Whitestrips versus the 14 day Crest Whitestrips is actually necessary--the 7 day ones work that much better.
How to be (less) Awkward: Taking the work that you do seriously is not a guarantee that other people will also hold your work at a high level. However, if you blow off the work that you do, others absolutely will too--that IS a guarantee.