Weekly News Update

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  • The Strategist sings the praises of a minimalist Japanese notebook, the Hobonichi A6 Techo Planner Book. (It’s already sold out on Amazon, but a Google search revealed it on sale on at least one other site for office supplies.)
  • Racked offers why some retailers won’t participate in Black Friday sales, including ModCloth, REI, and Patagonia—and what they’re doing instead.
  • Fashionista answers a reader’s question: How young is too young for Botox?
  • The Cut has author Rebecca Traister’s take on the ongoing reports of powerful men accused of sexual harassment: “This is ’70s-style, organic, mass, radical rage, exploding in unpredictable directions.”
  • The Atlantic provides a look at how power causes brain damage (from a couple of months ago, but worth a share).
  • Quartz at Work reports that the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January, will be helmed by seven women, including Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund—and zero men.
  • Quartz also explains why millennials may become the generation with the biggest income inequality.
  • Vox offers details about the Treasury Department’s Settlement and Awards Fund, which settles sexual harassment cases for members of Congress (using taxpayer money).
  • Fortune shares that Denise Young Smith, Apple’s new VP of diversity and inclusion, will be leaving for a position in academia after only six months at the company. (Video autoplays.)
  • Thought Catalog provides some good tips for true self-care—beyond salt baths and chocolate cake.
  • Laugh of the Week: If you need a funny (and kinda scary…) refresher about Net Neutrality, which the FCC announced it plans to dismantle, The Oatmeal offered this explanation (still helpful even though it was posted a while ago).

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  • Racked shares the new Universal Standard collaboration with Danielle Brooks, including this sweater dress.
  • Racked also offers an insider’s look at almost $100,000 worth of fashion swag they’ve received over the last six months.
  • The New Republic takes a look at why retail chain stores like RadioShack, The Limited, Payless, and Toys R Us are among 19 retail bankruptcies this year. (Our love of shopping online isn’t the only culprit.)
  • NPR explores, “When it comes to sexual harassment claims, whose side is HR really on?”
  • U.S. News provides red flags to watch for during the hiring and interviewing process.
  • The New Yorker digs deep in its report on gender discrimination in the tech industry, including why “Almost half the women who get tech jobs eventually leave the field, more than double the percentage of men who do so.”
  • The New York Times offers a doctor’s opinion of when you should stay home when you’re sick, and a reminder: “It’s not just about you.”
  • The New York Times also shares a piece by Lindy West on “Why men aren’t funny,” in light of the reports of sexual harassment by comic Louis C.K.
  • The Washington Post reports that women have been tweeting photos of their 14-year-old selves (with the hashtag #MeAt14) following recent allegations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama involving high school girls.
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s offers a solution to cut back on sexual harassment in the workplace: Hire dogs instead of men.

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  • BuzzFeed‘s always-entertaining Kristin Chirico compares three customizable clothing brands: Rita Phil, eShakti, and Sumissura.
  • Racked explains why some apparel and beauty rewards programs are better than others.
  • NPR reports that the U.S. Senate has “approved a resolution mandating sexual harassment prevention training for all employees of the Senate, including senators.” Meanwhile, “House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has ordered a review of the chamber’s sexual harassment training and reporting policies.”
  • The Hill shares that after Juli Briskman was fired for posting a photo of herself giving the finger to Trump’s motorcade, a crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $30,000.
  • The New York Times provides thoughts from Lindy West on why “we have all been seething, in our various states of breaking open or, as [Uma] Thurman chooses, waiting.”
  • The New Yorker has Ronan Farrow’s report on how Harvey Weinstein managed to spy on actresses and journalists.
  • Houston Chronicle reports that a flight attendant is suing United Airlines over a requirement to provide a doctor’s note to wear her physician-prescribed clogs to work.
  • The Cut offers explanations (excuses?) from five men as to why they didn’t speak up about sexual harassment.
  • The Washington Post has tips for preparing for the possibility of a mass shooting.
  • WebMD shares if you have anxiety caused by politics, you’re not alone.
  • The New York Times also provides a doctor’s thoughts on whether “clean eating” is really necessary.
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s has a new app, the Male Sensitivity Reader©, to help “women compose social media posts in a way that won’t offend, threaten, trigger, or cause discomfort to male readers.”

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  • The Cut features the wardrobe of Alana St. Aude, a corporate attorney in NYC.
  • Racked explains why it’s better for retailers to show actual customers–not just models–wearing their clothes.
  • Walgreens will start offering expert beauty advice at select locations.
  • Fashionista shows you pieces from H&M’s new collaboration with Erdem.
  • Forbes reports that New York City employers can no longer ask about salary history as of Oct. 31, joining California, Massachusetts, Oregon, Delaware, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.
  • CNBC shares why Uber’s Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John believes the worst advice she received was not to wear red nail polish and lipstick–it made her feel like she couldn’t show her “bold” personality at work [ad autoplays].
  • U.S. News states, “76 percent of hiring managers believe that ‘being interesting’ is the most crucial quality they look for when interviewing to fill a new position.”
  • The New Yorker offers Anita Hill’s take on recent sexual harassment allegations against powerful bosses. Meanwhile, Mother Jones suggests that there isn’t much evidence to show that sexual harassment trainings actually work.
  • Above the Law reports that in Louisiana, a judge ruled that asking for a “lawyer dog” wasn’t enough for a man to receive counsel–but as Elie Mystal writes, “Demesme didn’t ask for a ‘lawyer dog,’ he, CLEARLY, asked for a ‘lawyer, dawg.'”
  • The Strategist shares tips from an interior designer to “zhuzh up your rental.”
  • BuzzFeed provides 11 lazy, er, quick and easy (and tasty!) recipes from food bloggers.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion shows concern for a coworker who has brought in baked goods … for the fourth day in a row.

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  • The Weekly Cut sings the praises of the classic plaid blazer.
  • Alison of Wardrobe Oxygen (inspired by our post about products we actually finish) shares her go-to beauty faves.
  • Business Insider, taking a page from a new book about “Swedish death cleaning,” offers suggestions for downsizing your stuff [affiliate link].
  • Curbed New York reports that Lord & Taylor has sold its flagship location to WeWork, which offers “workspace, community, and services for a global network of creators.”
  • Man Repeller has tips from a model, an author, and a stylist on “letting go and ‘having it all.'”
  • Harvard Business Review suggests, “If you can’t find a spouse who supports your career, stay single.”
  • The Atlantic shares actress Brit Marling’s encounter with Harvey Weinstein as it fits into the “economics of consent.”
  • Sharing her own experiences, Huffington Post Senior Politics Reporter Laura Bassett examines the “gray area between a harmless flirtation and flat-out sexual assault.”
  • Bustle asks whether the heroes of several popular romantic movies were actually sexually harassing the heroines.
  • Self presents slow cooker tricks, while Taste offers tips on using an Instant Pot.
  • Smart Bitches, Trashy Books provides some recommended reads for when you need an escape (and who doesn’t?).
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s publishes the resume of a “young female professional looking to be treated equally by male coworkers.”

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  • The Atlantic tells the lesser-known history of the little black dress.
  • Business Insider explains how Facebook is trying to take over LinkedIn’s turf.
  • BuzzFeed News wants to know, “Who are the Harvey Weinsteins of your industry?”
  • Blacklines and Billables offers advice for women who are just starting out in Biglaw.
  • The Muse shares how relationships can change when you get promoted to oversee your (former?) work friends.
  • The New York Times Magazine examines what happened to Amy Cuddy, known for her research about power poses, after “fellow academics have subjected her research to exceptionally high levels of public scrutiny.”
  • Slate‘s Dear Prudence answers a reader’s question about whether it’s fair that she be required to “smile more” in order to be promoted. (Answer: Nope.)
  • Above the Law offers insight into why #metoo resonates with women attorneys.
  • NPR shares helpful approaches for fighting insomnia from sleep scientist Matthew Walker’s new book, Why We Sleep (affiliate link).
  • The Detroit News reports that Sen. Bernie Sanders, a controversial pick for a speaker for the Women’s Convention in Michigan later this month, will instead visit Puerto Rico.
  • Laugh (Groan?) of the Week: This cartoon from The New Yorker about a fictional magazine for women in the workforce nails it, including “8 blank pages for the things you wish you had said!”

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