How to be Smarter: Once an assignment is out of your hands, instead of worrying about its outcome, turn your attention to the project after it. Thinking ahead is always more productive than hand-wringing. How to be Prettier: You can wear whatever you have the confidence to wear; if you want to make your closet bigger without spending money, expand your idea of what you can pull off. Hint: You can pull off more than you currently do.
How to be (less) Awkward: If your boss asks you for coffee or lunch, only talk about business if he or she brings it up first. However, if you are the one to initiate the out-of-the-office meeting, you can bring up business first if that's what's on your mind.