How to be Smarter: Confidence Is A Numbers Game. [Great, great read]. How to be Prettier: Workplace layouts that are both beautiful and performance-boosting.
How to be (less) Awkward: If you get nervous going to social events alone, practice by going to the movies alone. Going to the movies alone for the first time can also be intimating, but since you do not need to talk to anyone, it is a nice stepping stone to going to events solo where you will need to talk to others.