How to be Smarter: Jokes are funniest when you say the same phase in different ways throughout the story. I.e., instead of emailing your friends a funny story about "a guy with a cat," use that phrase once and then during the rest of the story call him 'the dude with the feline,' 'the man with the baby Simba-lookalike,' or the 'bloke with the tabby.' The more outlandish the vocabulary get as the story reaches its climax, the funnier the story becomes. How to be Prettier: I'm not sure if it is scientific, but I like to give my eyelashes a break from mascara a few times a week as I think it is good for them to breathe a bit without makeup.
How to be (less) Awkward: If you accidentally get one boot wet while walking in rainy weather, have the wet foot be the tester foot for all puddles so the other foot doesn't accidentally get wet too.