How to be Smarter: People learn how to talk to you by what you teach them is an acceptable way to talk to you. If you someone speaks meanly to you, and you don't ask them to stop, you are teaching them it is okay to do so. You make the rules for your life, most certainly including how others communicate with you. How to be Prettier: You need clothes in your closet for what you do most often. If you spend 5 days a week at a job or school, and 2 nights a week out about town, the simple math is that 2/7 of your clothes should be cocktail attire, and the other 5/7 should be for work or school. If this fact make you feel like your closet instantly became less awesome, then it might be time to remind yourself that looking appropriate certainly doesn't mean looking boring.
How to be (less) Awkward: Liking where you live makes everything happier. (My guest post on loving New York).