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  • Quartz talks to Kat about common challenges the tried-and-true workwear brands are facing in 2017.
  • Mic shares Kat’s views about why you shouldn’t buy cheap workwear and other things you shouldn’t do just to save money.
  • Racked sings the praises of wearing a fannypack, and other alternatives to purses in the summer.
  • Racked also explains why we all have trouble zipping our own dresses.
  • Above the Law shares unusual sexual harassment suits, including a woman who was fired for “acting like a man.”
  • Medium shares one woman’s story of the differences between her NYC and San Francisco colleagues when it comes to happy hour.
  • The New York Times reports that more “helicopter parents” continue to hover, even when their adult children have joined the workforce.
  • Femalista reports why having a baby in your 30s might not be such a bad thing.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut shares a study where a vegetarian diet had better results than a conventional one.
  • The Cut also reports that if a new bill is passed, “New York could become just the second state to formally treat beauty professionals as a resource for [domestic violence] victims.”
  • In honor of Pride 2017, Vogue profiles “women who make us proud,” to “celebrate those who have chosen to live openly and optimistically and beyond definitions.”
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion shares how one woman copes with her daily struggle at the office.

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  • Lifehacker suggests several comfy-yet-office-appropriate styles, including this green suit from Zara.
  • Business Insider shares how a work uniform can streamline your routine.
  • U.S. News reports on pharmacists’ “Top Recommended Health Products” from allergy relief to topical antibiotics.
  • Huffington Post shares Chelsea Clinton’s response to comments about her favorite pair of scuffed-up pumps.
  • The New York Post reports that Neiman Marcus has taken itself off of the auction block.
  • Politico investigates why the United States “has flatlined when it comes to electing women.”
  • The Pool recounts a public relations trailblazer’s response to all-male panel at PR conference: “we don’t need to speak up, we need to be heard.”
  • New York magazine’s The Cut shares quotes from 25 famous women about their furry friends.
  • The Mary Sue reminds us why we should be following J.K. Rowling on Twitter based on her response to someone calling U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May “a whore.” The Washington Post also recently reported that Rowling offered to share the president’s tweets with author Stephen King after the horror writer was reportedly blocked by Trump.
  • The Hollywood Reporter shares why “for women over 40, TV’s feminism is flawed.”
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion presents a helpful guide to wedding attire.

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  • New York magazine’s The Strategist dishes on sunscreens for various needs and skin types.
  • Although we missed it in April, Business Insider reports that 400 Payless shoe stores were set to close. (Updated list.)
  • Bust magazine shares beauty tips from the lovely Niecy Nash, who’s starring in the new show, Claws, premiering on TNT on June 11.
  • On the heels of an office shooting in Orlando earlier this week, consider these suggestions from Tip Hero on what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation in the workplace.
  • Inc. shares helpful hints on how to be productive on a plane if the airline bans laptops on board.
  • Forbes shares the “Court Lobster Strategy” as a way to gain confidence and head off imposter syndrome.
  • Entrepreneur breaks down a new study that finds, “while top students generally go on to be successful, few of them go on to achieve the kind of wild success most of us dream of.”
  • The Guardian reports, “a female engineer at Tesla who accused the car manufacturer of ignoring her complaints of sexual harassment and paying her less than her male counterparts has been fired in what her lawyer alleges was an act of retaliation.”
  • NPR reports that Uber has fired 20 employees after an internal investigation that followed an employee’s blog post about sexual harassment.
  • BU Today, the alumni magazine for Boston University, tells the story of the inspirational lawyer who was the model for Wonder Woman.
  • New York magazine’s Vulture lists numerous Netflix series that won’t be getting new seasons.
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s presents Daily Affirmations for Social Media Users.
  • Quote of the Week: “Sometimes the biggest disappointment leads you to the right place.” – Carey Graeber. (Pin-ready image after the jump!)

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  • New York magazine’s Strategist sings the praises of this $100 pair of “grandma” sandals.
  • The American Lawyer asks “Tattoos, flip-flops and those ‘revealing’ attires (shorts, spaghetti strap tops, bare midriffs): Are these really the things that drive firm managers batty during the long, hot summer?”
  • The New York Times breaks down the environmental impacts of the most common types of fabric.
  • The Economist explores how women are finding their groove in podcasting.
  • “Dear Lady”: The Atlantic features rejection letters from the Society of Women Engineers archive.
  • A Wired opinion piece states: “Tech company recruiters are novice plumbers patting themselves on the back because they found the problem and patched it, except the real pipe burst is a few years down the line, when the women who were just hired leave.”
  • CNBC wonders why workers aren’t using all of their vacation and paid time off.
  • Medium shares a firsthand account of a man who was sexually harassed in the workplace.
  • The New York Times also reports that “Plan B” morning after pills are ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds—even though the average American woman weighs about 166 pounds, according to the CDC.
  • This comic by the French artist Emma takes a fresh look at why women tend to be the “manager of household chores.” (We’ve also talked about the “default parent” problem over on CorporetteMoms quite a bit, from how to ask for help from your partner to how to avoid being the only one thinking about the little things (i.e. share the emotional labor).)
  • Bustle suggests 10 dystopian novels to read after watching The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu.
  • Variety reports that Jessica Chastain spoke out at Cannes Film Festival that the depiction of women in film is “quite disturbing.”
  • Laugh of the week: The Onion shares a brief but memorable Father’s Day call.

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  • Fountain of 30 breaks down color blocking with celebrity looks that can work for all fashionistas.
  • The Atlantic takes a stab at why workwear went from suits and ties to, well, just about anything as long as there isn’t “too much skin.”
  • Racked explains in this piece, “As it turns out, ethical shopping is even more complicated, and difficult, than you might assume.”
  • The Happy Lawyer Project Podcast interviewed Kat about her professional journey and advice for young professionals.
  • NPR shares a study that found women are less likely to be addressed by their professional credentials (think “Doctor” or “Professor” vs. “Mrs.”) than their male colleagues.
  • Forbes lists the “60 Richest, Most Successful Self-Made Women In America,” including a record 18 billionaires.
  • The Huffington Post gives eight suggestions for negotiating a higher salary, from practicing with a friend to having a mantra.
  • Also from The Huffington Post: nine simple ways to reduce your consumption of plastic.
  • Slate reports that, with the exception of sushi, pregnant women should consider eating more fish.
  • The New York Times shares a behind-the-scenes look at tryouts for the Timeless Torches – the dance troupe for the WNBA Liberty. You might remember when Liz Lemon performed with the dancers in an episode of 30 Rock [both videos autoplay].
  • New York magazine’s Vulture recaps the Cannes 70th Anniversary soirée, including a Salma Hayek–invited mariachi band.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, McSweeney’s offers retail-therapy suggestions for a variety of unpleasant thoughts.

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  • Racked announced that the classic Nars’ Orgasm blush will expand to lipstick, liquid blush, and a limited-edition compact with the original blush ($28-$30).
  • MM.Fleur announced that in late May, it will begin offering sizes 14W-22W.
  • The Washington Post reports on a study about mean bosses and what they’re really feeling and thinking.
  • Fast Company looks at impostor syndrome and its various types.
  • Women’s Health tells you about five unusual ways to relieve stress.
  • Harvard Business Review reports on research soon to be published that looks at the trade-off high-achieving women face due to the fact that many men prefer women who are less ambitious than they are (sigh).
  • New York magazine’s The Cut ponders pregnancy tests.
  • The Huffington Post shares some Twitter reactions to Sally Yates’ excellent performance last week.
  • Elle looks at the character of Serena Joy in Hulu’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The Onion has a story about a woman getting promoted.
  • Our quote of the week: “The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin (please feel free to share the pin below!)

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