How to be Smarter: Ask a nice, good guy friend that looks out for you for advice about dating. Sometimes have a perspective from someone other than your girlfriends is really helpful. How to be Prettier: Floss your teeth regularly to avoid recession of the gums.
How to be (less) Awkward: If you don't have nice, good guy friends that really look out for you--boys that you don't kiss, boys that you don't date, boys that don't hit on you--just nice, good friends--work on cultivating some this year. The more diversity of friends you have--the bigger your network of people you can ask questions to and go to for advice and have fun with-the better.