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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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Live Interview with Emily V. Gordon and Super You: Release Your Inner Superhero

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Superheroes don’t start from glorious beginnings. Their origins are almost always marked by traumatic events that leave them helpless and scared. Batman witnessed his parents’ murder. Superman was sent away from his dying planet with no one to guide him as he grew up. Orphaned Catwoman was forced to steal food to survive on the streets of Gotham. What makes these superheroes super is their determination to not be defined by helplessness. They embrace their origins, their flaws, and their mistakes, and strive every day to become the best versions of themselves – for the benefit of themselves and others. Super You is a fun, friendly, and unabashedly geeky guide to becoming the superhero of your own extraordinary life. Author…

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Rethinking Narcissism: Self-Pride Can Be Healthy

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If you’re a “narcissist,”  you’re a bad person. This appears to be the general consensus. Being someone with a degree in psychology, I’ve always wondered about the term myself, and why everyone is so fast to apply the label. And it’s getting worse. These days, you’re a “narcissist” if you allude to any personal achievement, or if you name-dropped at a party, or even if you simply showed up wearing nicer clothes. Due to this disturbing phenomenon, my wonder has increased to concern. How big is the gap between narcissism and simple self-confidence and are those who hiss the term “narcissist” even aware of that gap? Are we too close to thinking narcissism and positive words like “esteem” and “confidence”…

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How Han Solo Destroyed My Self-Esteem

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I’ve always had something of a tenuous relationship with Han Solo. Sure, I appreciate the quippy one-liners and sexy smirks as much as the next guy. Also, as a cat owner, I know what it’s like to have a furry beast with the mind of a toddler infect each of your waking hours with constant attention-seeking behavior and a desire for basic, animal needs. So on some level, I totally get the whole Han thing. My problem with Han has always been, chiefly, that I’m nothing like him. See what I mean? I’ve tried throughout my entire life to be more Han-ish, but to no avail. I’ve somehow ended up looking less like Han Solo and more Stanley Tucci from…

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