How to be Smarter: Your boyfriend's ex-girlfriends' are not worth your time or energy. There are plenty of other people to Facebook stalk, my dear. How to be Prettier: My best friend and I just each bought this makeup kit together last weekend. We do not live in the same city, but we have spent a signficant portion of the last week gchatting about how much we love it. And I have been showing it to all my friends/roommates with glee all week. I highly recommend.
How to be (less) Awkward: Next time you go to Starbucks or your local coffeehouse with a friend, remember what they order and make a note of it in your phone. When they are having a bad day--be it two days or two months later--surprise them with their coffee or tea, just the way they like it. If you don't have a smartphone when you can make a note of it in the "Notes" section, write it in a text and save it as a draft.