How to be Smarter: The same rule to getting a tattoo applies to sending a harshly-worded text message: stop, take a moment to think about it, and decide if it's really the impression you want someone to have of you forever. How to be Prettier: When walking to greet someone, after they come into view, be looking at them and smiling the whole walk towards them. The benefit is two-fold: smiling puts you in a good mood, and for the other person, it's exciting to have someone walking towards them looking especially happy to see them.
How to be (less) Awkward: Even boring things become more fun when you brand them--any opportunity you have to label an event or chore should be taken. Some examples: Fun Food Fridays each week with your coworkers during Friday lunch, The Interview Suit Shopping Expedition of 2011 (abbreviated as ISSE'11 in every text message with your mom coordinating shopping times, and Blue Mondays where everyone in your apartment must wear blue, and whoever comes out of their room dressed to go missing a blue item has to buy everyone coffee on the way to class/work.