How to be Smarter: Very few things in life improve by over thinking them--take what most people say at face value, especially when they are talking about their feelings. For example, if a boy says "no thanks--I don't want a relationship with you" he is either telling the truth or has something else going on in his life that he won't tell you. All the thinking in the world won't answer that question, so move on. Reference: this day's Smarter. How to be Prettier: Dresses and shirts with zippers down the front of them are very now.
How to be (less) Awkward: Butch Walker writes a song called "Hot Girls in Good Moods" because no normal human can shy away from a girl that takes care of herself and is happy. Brush your hair, pull on an outfit you like, and wrangle yourself into a good mood--everyone wins.