How to be Smarter: Before you sign something legally-binding, read it the whole thing. Start at page 1, and go until the end. If you have a question or something looks fishy, ask for clarification--because your credit score or potential extra fees are more important than your landlord looking at you funny while you read the whole thing. How to be Prettier: Drinking iced green tea can help improve a red or blotchy complexion (Source).
How to be (less) Awkward: Literally any stuffed animal you want can be bought off this site. This huge seal is adorable, but it's this giraffe that I own and is sitting on my end of my bed looking at me as I write this post.