"Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts." -- Dan Gable

How to Smarter: Great post on 25 Things Every Woman Needs to Know. [I really agree with #17--I've read both of the books mentioned, and also loved them]. How to be Prettier: An easy [slightly funny] way to keep lipstick off your drinking glass.

How to be (less) Awkward: When in doubt what to do or say, start with "thank you." Thank you for letting me squeeze by you on this crowded bus. Thank you for listening. Thank you for interviewing me. Thank you for taking my call. Thank you for making me laugh. Thank you for holding the elevator. Thank you for bringing me home taco salad. Thank you for being my mom. There is never a bad time or the wrong place to say "thank you."