Poll Results! How to handle workouts near the office

20 minute workout, originally
uploaded by 416style

Tip: Maybe don’t wear these outfits.

So, a week ago we asked WHEN you change into things to go to a nearby office gym. (As opposed to this week, when we suggested WHAT you should wear to the gym.) Although the poll continues, preliminary answers are in:

After hours: change at the gym. 64% of you said that if it’s after hours, you should continue wearing your working duds until you get to the gym, when you should change into your workout duds, workout, and head home as you please.

Working out on your lunch hour. 50% of you scoffed at the notion of a lunch hour. Of those who attempt to get in workouts during the day (fight the good fight, people!), 66% of you thought you should change and shower at the gym.

If you haven’t taken the poll yet, you can do so here.

Do you guys have any suggestions or tips for how you fit in exercise during a hectic day? Head out for 20-minute walks on your lunch break? Do lunges in your office? Tell, tell.

Poll – Is it acceptable for businesswomen to have long hair?

older-women-longer-hairIs it acceptable for businesswomen to have long hair? What do you guys think?


And, now, just because we’ve got it running through our head, we thought we’d share some lyrics from Hair with you:

I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
Snaggy, shaggy, ratsy, matsy
Oily, greasy, fleecy, shining
Gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen
Knotted polka-dotted, twisted beaded braided
Powdered, flowered and confettied
Bangled, tangled, spangled and spaghettied!

Is Long Hair Unprofessional? [Ms. JD]

Pictured: Long Hair Design, originally uploaded by asobitsuchiya.

Weekly Round-Up


Coffee Break, originally uploaded
by bitzcelt

– Interesting review of an Title VII case out of Pennsylvania wherein a receptionist was fired nine minutes after sending an e-mail telling her two male bosses she would not get them coffee every day at 3 p.m. The judges said that because there had never been a male receptionist, she couldn’t possibly prove she was being treated unequally. [Feminist Law Profs]

– There’s a great series over at The Glass Hammer profiling 35 Women Under 35.

– Ah! Advice on how to avoid making a poor investment in a franchise. [WSJ Independent Street]

How to Kill Time at the Office (because you need suggestions, right?)

– This one’s for the New Yorkers: a review of a well-planned kitchen space that is also teensy. Handy article to read for renovations! [Apartment Therapy]

– In totally unrelated news, happy birthday to Go Fug Yourself! Four years, wow! To celebrate, they give their readers a gift we can only hope to one day match — a link to “one of the most awkward, poorly costumed and excruciatingly choreographed moments in television history.” Enjoy!

It is our sincere hope that most readers will be cutting out of the office by 3 PM today. Dare to dream, ladies! Accordingly, we’re taking Friday off. See you Monday.

Polls: Handling Workouts Near the Office

workouts-near-workOK! We have no real idea what the answer might be here, so we’re particularly curious to see what people think about this week’s question, inspired by one of the commenters on Above The Law:


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Corporette 101: Rip Your Clothes


Sometimes, women new to suits don’t realize that when you purchase it off the rack, there are a number of things that are sewn up for display purposes that should not be sewn up once you wear them. Namely, pockets on jackets and pants, slits in skirts, and vents on jackets.

  • Slits and vents will be sewn shut with a tiny “X” marking the spot — you should cut that off gently and remove all the thread.
  • Pockets are your choice* — you don’t have to rip them open, but it probably isn’t a bad idea if you have a building card pass to carry or want to take your debit card for a lunch run. Again, take some scissors and rip them open and remove all offending thread. (Although, in a pinch, just ripping it open with your bare hands will do.)

If you aren’t sure whether or not there’s actually a pocket in there, look on the inside of your jacket or pants — you’ll see the pocket pouch. [Read more…]

Poll: How high maintenance are you (salon-wise)?

high-maintenance-beautyLet’s face it, we’re all busy. Some stuff becomes a priority; other stuff falls by the wayside. So, in the great tradition of keeping up with the Joneses, we thought we’d take a poll:

high-maintenance beauty

Incidentally, if you haven’t heard of it, the Lifebooker service can be great — if you have a spare night free or a slow afternoon you go to the site, tell it what kind of treatment you’re looking for and in what zip code, and they’ll see if salons near you have openings that day. Alas, it’s only available in NYC at the moment.
(Pictured: originally uploaded by pixeljones.)

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