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  • Glamour shares Reese Witherspoon’s pep talk for all women: “If you are one of those people who has that little voice in the back of her mind saying, ‘Maybe I could do [fill in the blank],’ don’t tell it to be quiet. Give it a little room to grow, and try to find an environment it can grow in.”
  • The BBC quotes a woman CEO as saying, “Being a brunette helps me to look a bit older and I needed that, I felt, in order to be taken seriously.”
  • PopSugar Beauty provides a roundup of all 40 shades of foundation in Rihanna’s new Fenty Beauty makeup line.
  • The Washington Post reports on Nordstrom’s new concept: a clothing store with no clothes, the first of which will open in West Hollywood next month.
  • Man Repeller offers alternatives to thongs to reduce the dreaded visible panty line.
  • Inc. explains why you should make your case for a raise before Oct. 1.
  • LifeHacker suggests when it comes to mansplaining at work, “maintain a professional tone and approach the problem head on. Firmly explain what the issue is, and offer a solution on how to solve it.”
  • Ivy Exec shares how you can take advantage of recent updates to LinkedIn.
  • The New York Times has video from a panel discussion at the inaugural Women in the World Canada Summit, including attorney Lisa Bloom’s legal and media strategy that ended in Bill O’Reilly leaving Fox News earlier this year.
  • Huffington Post reports that Busy Phillips shared her hospital experience on Instagram after she suffered from extreme pain that was caused by a twisted ovary (video autoplays).
  • Wired recommends avoiding security risks with your smartphone and other devices by turning off Bluetooth when you’re not using it.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion offers a look at the new T.J. Maxx website that makes you feel like you’re actually in their stores. (Thanks to Wardrobe Oxygen for sharing this one.)

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  • Refinery29 offers a sneak peek of Rihanna’s new beauty line, Fenty Beauty, which she designed for all skin tones. It includes only one lip product, Gloss Bomb Universe Lip Luminizer, pictured here. It’s now available at Sephora, Harvey Nichols, and online [affiliate links].
  • The Strategist sings the praises of Thai beauty products that are available on Amazon.
  • Racked has the scoop on Glowhaus, the new beauty boutique at Bloomingdale’s that’s aimed at millennial shoppers [affiliate link].
  • Avvo is offering a free legal advice hotline for those with questions about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at (888) 380-4056. Want to know more about DACA? Check out this helpful video from Huffington Post (video will autoplay).
  • Politico has released a list of “50 ideas blowing up American politics (and the people behind them),” including 20 women.
  • CNN Money explains how to check if you’re one of the more than 140 million people affected by the Equifax hack (ad may autoplay).
  • Fast Company offers advice on how to prepare an office for a natural disaster in light of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
  • Above the Law shares recent examples of sexism in the legal workplace, and states, “Unless and until the thought processes change that set the tone for these various stupid and discriminatory actions, women lawyers are still progressing at a crawl.”
  • The Cut analyzes why many 30-year-old women, “After a lifetime of saying ‘yes’ to their professional hunger—these are the opportunity-seizers, the list-makers, the ascendant females, weaned on Lean In—[have] lost it, like a child losing grasp of a helium balloon.”
  • The New York Times shows the evolution of how women are portrayed in stock photos, including Getty’s “Lean In collection,” which was created in 2014 “to seed media with more modern, diverse and empowering images of women.”
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s has compiled some common keywords from the “About Us” pages of digital media agencies.

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  • Huffington Post offers 19 tongue-in-cheek reasons not to wear white after Labor Day, including sweaters like this number from Totokaelo, pictured. Vogue and Stylecaster also weigh in on why the old adage no longer applies.
  • Stylecaster also suggests 30 hairstyle trends for the change in seasons now that, “You can actually arrive to work without sweat dripping down your face and outfit.”
  • Racked shares where to find “nude” lingerie for all skintones.
  • The Strategist claims an athletic-wear crop top is a must-have for wearing under certain types of shirts.
  • Fast Company reports that Levi’s has created a bot to help you find the perfect pair of jeans.
  • Fast Company also shares these women entrepreneurs had better luck getting investors after they created a fake male cofounder.
  • NPR explains why employers are having trouble finding employees who are the perfect fit for their job openings, and why hiring policies are part of the problem.
  • Forbes offers 15 apps to improve productivity, mental and physical wellness, financial health, and time management.
  • Lifehacker offers the “ring theory” as a way to determine the “Kvetching Order” in times of crisis. Hint: “You can complain about the crisis all you want—but you can only carry on to the people who are outside you in the ring. To the people closer to the center than you, you should provide comfort only. That’s it.”
  • The Cut explains why so many Americans cared about the First Lady’s outfits earlier this week on her way to visit Texas, and why the media and the public will continue to scrutinize the First Family’s fashion choices.
  • Above the Law explains why “Justice O’Connor’s thoughtful judiciousness brought us a few steps closer to a future where gender equality will truly be a reality”
  • Laugh of the Week: The Guardian has you covered for the five outfits every woman needs.

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  • Racked offers more than 30 options for shopping for plus-size fashion online, including Eloquii, pictured here.
  • Lenny shares French photographer and fashion blogger Garance Doré‘s lessons from a failed attempt at IVF: “We’re complete even if we don’t check all those stupid boxes. We’re complete without a shiny job. We’re complete without a shiny wedding. We’re complete without a shiny baby.”
  • Allure states the magazine will no longer use the term “anti-aging.”
  • Glamour reports that a woman who claims she was fired for having an unexpected heavy period at work is suing her former employer for discrimination.
  • The Cut offers a lengthy excerpt from a new book by Ellen Pao, former interim CEO of Reddit and founder of Project Include, titled Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change, which is about her experiences with sexism in Silicon Valley. The book will be available next month.
  • Ask a Manager features a letter from a teacher who “ghosted” a long-term (three years!), live-in girlfriend by moving to another country without telling her, and now the ex-girlfriend is about to be the letter writer’s new boss. (The letter doesn’t specify the teacher/letter writer’s gender.)
  • Above the Law examines how Adderall addiction can go beyond law school into bar exam prep, and even into the practice of law.
  • The New York Times explains how to take advantage of hotel amenities.
  • NPR shares the results of a study in MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing that found many nurses were ill-equipped to talk to moms about postpartum health risks. (Also posted in CorporetteMoms News Roundup last week.)
  • Laugh of the Week: It was hard to pick a laugh of the week about the crazy Louise Linton instagram fail (her insta account is now set to private). So here is this fall fashion guide from McSweeney’s, and this tongue in cheek post from our friends at ATL.

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  • The L.A. Times shares fall’s fashion trends for denim.
  • Ask a Manager says it is OK to wear the same workwear staple more than once a week, despite what a supervisor told her employee.
  • Racked shares how your hair care routine could help in the event of nuclear blast. Tip: skip the conditioner.
  • Fast Company profiles Anne Wojcicki, CEO of genetic testing company, 23andMe.
  • Fortune reports that, according to a Rand Corporation Survey that was conducted in 2015, 1 in 5 Americans work in a hostile or threatening office environment.
  • FindLaw explains why so many government attorneys are retiring.
  • The Cut reports that the White House is close to ending the rule that employers must offer health-insurance plans that include birth control.
  • The Cut also discusses the role of women in white supremacy movements, starting with the KKK in the 1920s.
  • Vulture offers some of Taylor Swift’s best responses from her sexual assault trial against a former radio host, which she won earlier this week.
  • The Atlantic provides a few pro-tips on how to photograph your surroundings during the solar eclipse on Monday.
  • Laugh of the Week: The New Yorker’s Borowitz report states that “a substantial number of Americans would leave their jobs, their homes, and even their families” to work for FBI special counsel Robert Mueller, “if that would help speed things up.”

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  • Racked offers inspiration for various day-to-night looks, like this one that the writer used to go from the Westminster Dog Show, to a party at a radical publishing company, to a dance party at a bar.
  • Racked also explains why tap water may be safe to drink but can also be the bad guy when it comes to various hair and skin issues.
  • The New York Times explores this fall’s fashion trends that borrow from women’s workwear styles of the 1980s.
  • The L.A. Times investigates the history—and future—of the natural hair industry, explaining, that, “For black women, hair is more than a style—it’s something tangled up in history, politics and race.”
  • The Cut offers a New Yorker’s take on Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ style, which has been described as “relatable.”
  • LinkedIn highlights a post by an organizational psychologist that explains, in light of the recent anti-diversity screed written by a now former Google employee, that men and women are essentially the same when it comes to technical skills and interests.
  • Fast Company shares why hiring managers shy away from offering jobs to candidates who they consider to be overqualified.
  • The Huffington Post reports that a woman’s Facebook post about being interrupted by a man who offered to be her mentor, even though he had zero relevant experience that would benefit her writing career, has gone viral. (Appropriately enough, she was reading Men Explain Things To Me at the time.)
  • The Huffington Post also reminds us that our moms—and dermatologists—were right: Never pop a pimple.
  • The Sun offers helpful suggestions for surviving World War III, while Huffington Post Canada says it’s normal to be anxious about the threat of a nuclear holocaust. Lifehacker also posted a nice roundup of emergency preparedness tips a few months ago.
  • Laugh of the Week: By now you’ve probably heard of the man who praised (himself for loving?) his curvy wife on Instagram. Bust Magazine and The Washington Post share some of the Internet’s best responses.

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