How to be Smarter: When you ask for help, ask for something specific. It is easier for someone to help you if they are given a specific project, item, or task to focus on. "I really need some help around here!" is a lot harder request to fulfill than "could you help me by chopping these vegetables?". How to be Prettier: This article has many ideas for how to pare down your stuff to beautify a room. [My favorite is the last one, "Opt for a Trial Separation."].
How to be (less) Awkward: Great examples of smart questions to ask in a job interview.