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Go Team USA: Inspiring Books to Get You in the 2016 Summer Olympics Spirit!

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Ahhh, the Olympics: the magical time of year when you’re allowed to chant “USA! USA! USA!” un-ironically with your face painted like Old Glory. But while this week marks the kick off of the 2016 Summer Olympics, this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro seem a little different, amidst controversy about the water in Rio, concerns about the Zika Virus, debates about nation-wide bans due to doping and anxiety over event security, these Games seem more than a little hectic and apprehensive. Despite the (valid) trepidations many have over the Summer Olympic Games, fundamentally, the Olympics are a time to celebrate. The world is already pretty crazy, so it’s helpful to remember that people are, in fact, capable of coming…

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EXCLUSIVE! The Bachelor’s Courtney Robertson Shares Her Reading List

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Hey fans of The Bachelorette, spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned. In honor of Kaitlyn Bristowe getting engaged to the man of her dreams on Monday night to Shawn B., the man who stole her heart, we are sharing The Bachelor Season 16 winner Courtney Robertson’s recommended reading list and an exclusive interview about why she wrote her New York Times bestselling book, I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain (Dey Street, 2015). Plus, find out how she’s moved on since ending her engagement to Ben. We’ve got it all! Courtney Robertson’s Reading List: 1. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer (New Harbinger Publications, November 2013). 2. Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells…

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Switched at Birth scoop: Meet Sarah Stouffer, aka, Tess— Bay’s twisted new cohort

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What would you do if you found out that the child you loved and raised for the last 16 years wasn’t biologically yours? Two polar-opposite families must struggle to live together after finding out that their daughters had been misidentified at the hospital is the shocking premise of the hit ABC Family series Switched at Birth, as well as the book of the same name. This work of fiction is written from the perspective of Kathryn Kennish (Lea Thompson), a mother who lived this jaw-dropping fate, but the television series focuses more on the girls, Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne Vasquez (Katie Leclerc), and the trials and tribulations of their very complicated lives. Emphasis on the “very.” Switched at Birth…

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