How to be Smarter: I like to end every work email with a one sentence action item: "Please respond back with appropriate times for the face to face meeting," "After you have read this, please confirm its receipt," "Think about this proposal and report back to me with your thoughts." How to be Prettier: Don't straighten the last 1/2 inch of your hair. That hair is probably already very fragile, because it is at the end of your hair, and it will only fry it more. Also, the very end of your hair rarely needs straightening.
How to be (less) Awkward: When handing someone toilet paper under the stall door because their stall has none, always hand over way too much rather than too little. This minimizes awkwardness by preventing them from needing to ask you for more.