How to be Smarter: A good book recommendation engine: What Should I Read Next?. How to be Prettier: Making it a habit to always add ice cubes to your drinks is an easy way to work on increasing your water intake.
How to be (less) Awkward: To keep conversation flowing, replace "did" for "what." For example, instead of asking "did anything happen today?," ask "what happened today?" When asking the first question, people usually assume you are asking if something big or exciting happened, which if it didn't, they usually respond with "no." But when asked the second way, the door is opened for mentioning anything that happened, big or small.