How to be Smarter: Every ninety days, surprise the stakeholders in your life with something impressive they didn't think you could do. For most people, the stakeholders in your life are your best friend, your significant other, and your parents. If you keep this up, you will never stop improving and you'll never cease to be interesting. How to be Prettier: When a boy makes you feel sad, listen to "Any Man of Mine" by Shania Twain. You are waiting for a guy like that; the others are just helping you get better at dating and pass the time. Don't forget that.
How to be (less) Awkward: Everyone is a gambler. Some gamble on cards, some gamble with their health, some gamble with their future. It is okay to be a gambler--just be mindful of the question: why are you gambling with this item? Is it because you don't care about it that much (cheating on a boyfriend) or because you care about it so much (quitting your job to pen a book that you feel you must write)?