How to be Smarter: If you want it bad enough, nothing will stop you. Case in point: Horatio Nelson, one of England’s most admired sea admirals, never found a cure for his sea-sickness (Source).
How to be Prettier: Always eat your ice cream out of a small mug, not a bowl. The mug will still look full, so you will not feel like you are depriving yourself, but the volume of ice cream will be less than in a bowl.
How to be (less) Awkward: Don’t be afraid of being labeled unusual–the people that create interesting lives tend to be interesting themselves. And I think, for a lot of people, being interesting often means being labeled as quirky.