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VIDEO: Blogger, Model, TED Talk Expert Brittany Gibbons on Her New Book,’The Clothes Make the Girl (Look Fat)?’

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Blogger, model, TED Talk expert and author Brittany Gibbons talks with BookTrib about the follow up to her bestselling memoir Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin…Every Inch of It (Dey Street Books). Calling her latest book, The Clothes Make the Girl (Look Fat)?: Adventures and Agonies in Fashion (Dey Street Books), an “overdue love letter to her body,” Gibbons takes on the industries that use clothing size as a barometer for measuring how good women should feel about their bodies and fashion choices. Enjoy this light-hearted and informative talk between two women that sounds more like a conversation between two girlfriends than your standard interview! ABOUT THE AUTHOR Brittany Gibbons writes the blog Brittanyherself.com and is the curator…

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Throw the Ultimate Olympic Viewing Party with Cascade Ice Water — Plus, One Lucky Reader will WIN a Case of Cascade Ice!

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Have you been rushing home every day after work to watch the 2016 Summer Olympics? Is one of your favorite past times creating viewing parties around your current TV obsession? If my suspicions are correct, the following advice has you covered for the ultimate Olympics viewing party. Deck your house in gold, silver and bronze décor and gather around to watch the games with friends and family. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, create some Olympic-esque hurdles and other obstacle courses in your yard to get your guests moving. They’ll work up an appetite in no time. In honor of the host country, settle in with some traditional Brazilian eats. Fried bar foods like cod fritters or Pao de Queijo (bread balls…

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Obsessing Over Lifetime’s UnREAL and the Books that Expose Reality TV

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I’m always on the hunt for a new TV obsession, and this summer I found it in Lifetime’s UnREAL. I’d been hearing buzz about the show for months, and when I saw that season 2 premiered on June 6, I knew it was time to take the plunge. Luckily, the whole first season is available on Hulu, so I set myself up with some snacks and settled in for a weekend-long marathon. Holy. Crap. This show is soooo good. It’s dark and funny and tragic and everything I wanted it to be. It stars Shiri Appleby as Rachel, an emotionally unstable producer on the set of a reality show (ala The Bachelor) who seems to both enjoy and be tortured…

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4 Books We’re Reading This Memorial Day Weekend

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A vacation read is a very specific type of book. While at home, I’m willing to pick up that 600 page epic fantasy that I know will fill me with plenty of angst and sleepless nights. But when I’m on vacation, I want a book that’s fun, light and that I don’t mind getting sand all over if I feel the need to take a dip in the ocean. Don’t get me wrong: it still needs to be a well-written read, with characters I want to root for, and a storyline that will suck me in. But it also needs to be a story I can pop in and out of, one that feels more like cotton candy than a…

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BEA’s BookCon Delivers The Authors and Books We’ve Been Waiting On

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The Book Expo of America (BEA) is one of the biggest book conventions in the country. Founded in the 1940s, it’s also one of the oldest book conventions around. It takes place over the course of four days, is always held in a major city, and is a great way for authors and publishers to connect with booksellers, readers, librarians and other people in the industry. This year BEA is being held in Chicago from May 11-14 and hundreds of authors and readers will be attending. The first three days of BEA are a trade show, and mostly geared toward people in the publishing industry. Which is why we’re most excited about the final day, BookCon, a full day event where…

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Kate Hudson’s ‘Pretty Happy’ Raises Body Image Awareness

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Actress Kate Hudson has been in the spotlight her entire life but never truly felt confident. Now, after two children, Hudson is finally feeling comfortable in her own skin and sharing how important it is to have body image awareness. “It’s never too late to start that process of enjoying what it feels like to feel strong,” Hudson tells ABC News. Not only has Hudson discovered true happiness but she’s sharing what she’s learned over the years in her new book, Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body (Dey Street Books, February 16, 2016). “It takes a lot of work,” Hudson shares with ABC News. “For me, it’s more about how do you motivate women to want that to…

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Spartan Up! Dan Edwardes Spreads the Word About Parkour

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Parkour, often featured in movies, is a training discipline that developed from military obstacle course training using different methods of exercise, including running, climbing, vaulting and more. Dan Edwardes is the founder of Parkour Generations, which is the world’s leading Parkour organization. Edwardes, who is also the author of The Parkour and Freerunning Handbook, spoke with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, to discuss how Parkour relates to life in general and how he has had a hand in spreading the word about the discipline. For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over…

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