How to be Smarter: "The best job search advice I ever received: pretend you're fired today" - great article with lots of easy-to-do, tangible tips for networking and skills development. How to be Prettier: Love this quote on calling yourself ugly and being beautiful.
How to be (less) Awkward: Instead of focusing on how you are different from the group, reframe it in your mind as being special to the group. For example, instead of complaining you are the quiet one in a group of talkers, focus on how being a listener means you can hear everyone and make connections others might miss. Being different from others around you makes your role in the group even more special.