How to be Smarter: I really believe that one of the best compliments you can receive is "you're fun." Being called fun means that you are easygoing, reasonably humorous, cool to be around, social, chatty, and make others feel welcome and included. It is an all-in-one compliment. Trying to work to earn this compliment, and being generous in giving it out to those in your life who deserve it, is a great way to spend your days. How to be Prettier: Intriguing article about beauty in France.
How to be (less) Awkward: It really sucks when you say "I love you" to someone and they don't say it back. And it really sucks when someone says "I love you" to you, and you don't feel the same way back. But you know what sucks more? Saying words you don't mean, or wanting to hear words someone doesn't mean. People feel love at different time in different ways, and you need to let the I love yous come, from yourself and others, when they are truly meant.