How to be Smarter: You always, always, always have more options than you think. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. (Even if the person telling you you are stuck where you are is yourself). How to be Prettier: Striped shirts are going to be a big part of fashion in early 2011. I like these: here, here and here.
How to be (less) Awkward: If you are a social confident person, either from birth or because you worked at it, you have a responsibility to make others that are shy or nervous feel welcomed.