How to be Smarter: Deciding not to think strategically about long-term goals is still making a decision about an approach to long-term goals. How to be Prettier: I own these heels in several different variations; I love them in natural and black suede. They give enough height for a date, but the shape is conservative enough for the office.
How to be (less) Awkward: One of the best questions to ask someone is "what can I do?" This question works in both professional and personal settings, and even if the answer comes back nothing, just asking the question shows people you want to be involved and helpful to them during busy, stressful or sad times.