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27 Things That Don’t Define Your Self-Worth

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Chaotic and ever-changing as life is, it’s no wonder that we look to external factors to define who we are and how we’re doing. It’s easy to lose sight of how our success in life shows up in intangible stuff, like the way we treat people, how we handle tough stuff, and how much love we put into the world.

Here are some things that never define your self-worth and if they all changed tomorrow, you would still be you: Keep reading »

You Aren’t Imagining It: Study Finds That Seeing Happy Couples In Ads Makes You Depressed

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New research from the University of Southern California found that, shocker, looking at images of happy couples when you’re single makes you feel crappy. Advertisers love to rely on the “lovey dovey” trope to sell things, assuming that people who aren’t in a happy relationship will see the product as the key to attaining kind of life they want (“aspirational”).

Instead, just the opposite happens: consumers think they aren’t worthy of the brand. What researchers refer to as single consumers’ perceived deservingness drops with each ad they see of a relationship they don’t have. The popular stereotype is that when people feel bad about themselves, they turn to retail therapy. Instead, they actually stay away from nice stuff. If they do indulge while in their funk, the things they buy usually are lower-end or, in the case of food, low-calorie. Keep reading »

Charlize Theron Talks Narcissism, Beauty & Self-Worth

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Charlize Theron on "Colbert Report"
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God, I love Charlize Theron. She hit up “The Colbert Report” last night and gives as good as she gets. There’s the usual movie promotion blah-blah-blah about “Snow White and the Huntsman,” but she and Stephen also took the conversation to an interesting place while discussing beauty and narcissism. “I don’t think narcissists are just vain. I think they are obsessed with beauty because it symbolizes power and self-worth,” she said. “It’s sad this story was written in 18-something-something and this story still resonates.” It’s interesting to hear one of the most gorgeous women on the planet to voice an opinion like this. [Colbert Nation]

Dear Wendy: “Are Some People Undeserving Of ‘Happily-Ever-After’?”

While at a friend’s birthday party some of my married friends were chatting and I was shocked at what I overheard. Basically they said that some women do not deserve to find a life-long mate. “You can want the husband, children, and house, but that doesn’t mean you get to have it. Some people just don’t deserve that life.” !!!! As a single gal, this is distressing to hear. What do you think? — Deserving Single

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