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  • Refinery29 has tips on the best ways to take care of your clothes and make them last.
  • Racked wonders how Kate Spade will change now that it’s under Coach’s umbrella.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut helps you shop for shoes in larger, harder-to-find sizes.
  • BuzzFeed takes you on a trip through memory lane — so many ’90s styles are coming back!
  • Bored Panda tells the story of 63-year-old Fordham professor Lyn Slater, who was mistaken for a fashion celeb during New York Fashion Week and now works as a model with Elite London.
  • Stuck in the elevator with the CEO? Business Insider tells you what to say.
  • This week, This Lawyer Life has been sharing posts in its series, “Ten Tips to Ace Your Legal Job This Summer.”
  • MM.LaFleur’s blog features DailyWorth’s founder, Amanda Steinberg, in its Woman of the Week series.
  • Elle talks to Noorain Khan, who left her law firm job to take a 70% pay cut and work at the Ford Foundation. She says, “I’m so grateful to be around people doing the good work or making this world a better place.”
  • Pajiba has rounded up some amusing reactions to Ivanka Trump’s new book.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, Kate Levkoff ponders Mother’s Day brunch, at The Huffington Post.

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  • New York magazine’s The Strategist shares tips from (non-celebrity) women about the clothes and makeup they’ve found to be really flattering.
  • Bustle tells you about the 23 beauty items most added to Amazon wish lists.
  • The Washington Post talks about Anthropologie’s struggle with its brand identity (and its sales) — yet another mall store that’s not doing well.
  • Harvard Business Review looks at the downsides of being recognized as a star performer and “future leader” at work.
  • The Economist’s 1843 explains how many people seeking relief from burnout have trouble relaxing because it feels wrong not being productive.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut reports on a study that found that weight loss by people using alternate-day fasting wasn’t that different from that of people who simply restricted calories.
  • In case you haven’t heard about the Google Docs phishing scam yet, Gizmodo has info.
  • The New York Times says Anne Shirley is back … but not exactly how you remember her.
  •  Your Laugh of the Week, from McSweeney‘s: Nevertheless, he persisted. (Oh, such bravery.) OK, here’s one more, from The Onion: “Trump Voter Feels Betrayed By President After Reading 800 Pages Of Queer Feminist Theory.”

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  • Domino tells you how to do a spring cleaning of your beauty products.
  • Have you heard how Ivanka’s clothing was labeled as Adrienne Vittadini at Stein Mart (Business of Fashion)?
  • Forbes shares Stacy London’s workwear tips.
  • From New York magazine’s The Cut: more changes at J.Crew, including 250 employees losing their jobs.
  • Laura Shin writes in Forbes about Charmaine Pocket, who has made $1 million (!) through her work on Fiverr.
  • Above the Law has five survival tips for new associates.
  • At Ozy, Leslie Nguyen-Okwu wonders if we should ditch the germ-laden handshake and adopt the bow.
  • Science of Us comments on an essay that warns against destigmatizing mental illness in a way that “normalize[s] severe suffering.”
  • Jennifer Wright writes at Harper’s Bazaar, “Being a parent is a source of joy and challenge and meaning for many humans of all genders. But it’s not the most important job there is.”
  • GOOD shares some of the funniest signs from last week’s March for Science. (Did you go?)
  • Molly Ringwald tells the tale of that Pretty in Pink prom dress, at Teen Vogue: “If I’d had it my way, I would have burned the dress on the Paramount back lot.”
  • Your Laughs of the Week (enjoy a bonus laugh today) are from The Daily Mash and Rachel Bloom of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (video NSFW).

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  • Refinery29 reminisces about Steve Madden’s iconic slide (pictured), which has returned.
  • Fashionista shares a list of eight brands that are petite-size-friendly.
  • Racked wonders what will happen to brands like Carol’s Daughter and Dark and Lovely as they try to expand their customer base beyond black women with natural hair.
  • From MSN Lifestyle: A former H&M employee dishes on the chain’s best-kept shopping secrets.
  • Wired tells you how to erase files and back up what you need when you leave a job.
  • Levo lists some common passive-aggressive comments you might have heard at the office.
  • The Wall Street Journal looks at the increasing popularity of hugging — as opposed to handshakes — at some offices.
  • Inc. reports on a study that found that “a collaborative work environment can make top performers — the innovators and hard-workers — feel miserable and socially isolated.”
  • TIME takes a look at Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joyand her path since her husband’s sudden death in 2015.
  • The Huffington Post says that a possible strike by the Writers Guild of America would affect commentary that’s critical of Trump (from shows like “Full Frontal” and “The Daily Show”).
  • The artist who created the Charging Bull sculpture is asking for the Fearless Girl statue to be moved, says Gothamist.
  • The Washington Post has an essay on “Girls” from Elizabeth Wurtzel.
  • Inc. reports on a study that shows the effectiveness of interval training.
  • Your Laugh of the Week, from The Onion: the pros and cons of quitting social media.

Earth Day is tomorrow! Did you know that we have a shopping guide to slow fashion? Also tomorrow, the March for Science.

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Tips and Tricks to Spring Clean Your Office

tips and tricks to spring clean your officeDo you have a spring cleaning routine at home? Do you spring clean your office? I’m sure there are more “yes” answers to that first question. But no judgment here! After all, my office cleaning “routine” is typically something like, “Wow, how did all this dust get here? I guess it’s time to wipe it off!” We touched on office cleaning in our post on things to do in a quiet office a few months ago, but today we thought we’d share some tips and tricks to spring clean your office. (We’ve also talked about when an office is too messywhen to use cute office supplies and how to organize your office.)

Obviously, before you start to clean your office yourself, consider what’s already being done, such as work by a regular cleaning service at the office. You may want to coordinate the effort with them; for example, they may be able to sprinkle stuff on your carpets, vacuum vents, or dust blinds if they know the area will be clear. Depending on how strongly you feel about things, you may also want to ask them if they can give you a fresh trash can or recycle bin as well.

With that said, here are some tips and tricks to spring clean your office:

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  • Two new collabs to share with you: Victoria Beckham/Target and Prabal Gurung/Lane Bryant.
  • Fashionista shares the trailer for Netflix’s “Girlboss,” about Nasty Gal and Sophia Amoruso.
  • Charles Manning writes at Cosmopolitan about the key style lessons he’s learned as a fashion editor.
  • Fashionista proclaims, “The ‘Amazon Effect’ is crippling department stores,” while The Atlantic surmises, “In the middle of an economic recovery, hundreds of shops and malls are shuttering. The reasons why go far beyond Amazon.”
  • In a Yale professor’s opinion piece for The New York Times about job interviews, he writes that they’re bad predictors of a candidate’s future performance.
  • Forbes gives you: “Ten Guaranteed Ways To Appear Smarter Than You Are.”
  • Readers recently discussedHarvard Gazette article, “The Internal Marriage Tax of Women M.B.A.s,” that was shared in the comments.
  • In its “Money Diaries” series, Refinery29 features a finance VP with a salary off $230K.
  • Domino has tips for apartment living.
  • The Washington Post reports on a recent Match survey that looked at what single people spent on dating activities.
  • FYI: “Resistance School is a free four session practical training program to sharpen the tools we need to fight for our values at the federal, state, and local levels.”

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