Weekly News Update

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  • Racked reported on the best lotions, body butters, and oils for dry winter skin.
  • Marie Claire offered a list of 22 business-casual basics every working woman should own.
  • The Cut described how four beauty experts would spend $60 at Sephora.
  • Birchbox suggested a helpful step-by-step guide for an effective skincare routine.
  • A columnist for Forbes gave advice on what to do if you keep getting interviews but no offers.
  • The Muse shared how one woman added Meredith Vieira to her network — after meeting her on a plane — and what others can learn from the experience.
  • Fast Company offered how to cut your presentation time in half, even when you have little or no notice.
  • CBS This Morning hosted LinkedIn’s career expert Catherine Fisher, who discussed what motivates millennials, and how men and women differ in their priorities. (Video auto-plays after ad.)
  • The New York Times provided some advice if you’re asked to be a bridesmaid, including what to ask the bride before agreeing to commit.
  • BBC News shared a man’s account of why he took his wife’s last name.
  • The Washington Post explained why you should get a flu shot, how to avoid getting sick, and when to call your doctor.
  • Laugh of the Week: When you’re ready for a coffee break, The Onion has a few quick tips to help make the perfect cup. (Video auto-plays after ad.)

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  • Refinery 29 offered details about a new brand at Target, Universal Thread, which will be available in all stores and online beginning in early February.
  • Racked reported that brand Universal Standard, which makes clothing in sizes 10–28, has introduced Game, its first-ever activewear line.
  • Above the Law discussed a lawyer’s response to the phrase, “Go take up knitting,” when it’s meant to be an insult to high-achieving women.
  • Bustle shared tips from 26 women on how to survive the first week at a new job.
  • Fast Company provided eight phrases that could be killing your chances for a promotion.
  • The Muse gave advice on how to always be prepared for meetings.
  • Harvard Business Review explained why it’s easier to focus in a coffeeshop than in an open office.
  • Forbes suggested five ways to overcome your fear of failure.
  • The Washington Post shared how a woman tried mindfulness to quit drinking.
  • The Cut explored the experiences of nine women who were prescribed antidepressants.
  • The New York Times offered the pros and cons of showering in the morning, at night, or both.
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s provided a few existential out-of-office replies that might come in handy.

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  • The Cut has the details behind Hollywood’s “Time’s Up” initiative to support working-class women who’ve experienced sexual misconduct.
  • Nylon shares info about the soon-to-be-released H&M brand, /Nyden, a collaboration of designers that will target millennials and will be led by Oscar Olsson.
  • Racked suggests if there’s a clothing item that works for you, buy one in every color to build up your wardrobe options for your personal uniform.
  • The New York Times shares a first-person account of how a woman felt that she’d need to dress when speaking to others about her experiences with sexual harassment.
  • Also in The New York Times, Lindy West asks, “Why is fixing sexism women’s work?”
  • Vulture reports that Hoda Kotb will reportedly make millions less than Matt Lauer, who she’s replacing on Today following others’ claims of sexual assault against Lauer. The Washington Post details Kotb’s professional challenges that led to her current position, including 27 rejections in 10 days as a recent journalism school graduate.
  • The Washington Post also takes a look at why at least 79 women — 49 Democrats and 30 Republicans — are running for governor or seriously considering it.
  • Pew Research Center has results of a new study that breaks down how women experience discrimination in the workplace.
  • Working Mother outlines 15 ways the workplace will change for women in 2018, including more diversity and more women in leadership roles.
  • NPR asks whether food-tracking apps help with weight loss.
  • Laugh of the Week: The New Yorker highlights a few examples of “toxic femininity” in the workplace.

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  • The Cut shares the story of Argent, which it calls “the official workwear brand of powerful women.”
  • The Cut also gives their picks for the best beauty products of 2017.
  • Quartz at Work explains why Arianna Huffington wears the same handful of dresses for the public events she attends.
  • The New York Times offers Ann Patchett’s opinion piece about how she managed her year of no shopping.
  • The New York Times also shares Gender Editor Jessica Bennett’s essay on “no-return” sexual encounters and “the gray area of consent” that women can experience.
  • The New Yorker‘s Jia Tolentino details how 2017 became the year that skincare became a coping mechanism.
  • Variety reports that Anita Hill will chair the newly formed Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace.
  • Ask a Manager has a roundup of the worst boss stories of 2017, according to her readers.
  • Vice’s Motherboard explains why volunteering is the best kept secret to cope with anxiety and stress.
  • Self shares what medications you should never mix with alcohol.
  • Apartment Therapy has some holiday gift ideas for the feminists in your life—or for treating yourself.
  • Laugh of the Week: The New Yorker‘s top cartoons of 2017, according to Instagram, will (hopefully) give you some cheer.

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  • The Cut offers its take on fashion lines by women for women—Apiece Apart, Nili Lotan, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Doen, and Jenni Kayne—which have looks that include caftans, oversize sweaters, elastic-waist trousers, roomy linen dresses, blouses that button right up to the chin, and walkable heels.
  • Ask A Manager answers the question: Do I really need to wear high heels to a job interview? (Short answer: No.)
  • Quartz offers 10 CEOs’ top interview questions and tests for prospective employees. Have you heard any of these before?
  • The New York Times reports that sexual harassment cases show the ineffectiveness of going to HR with complaints.
  • Consequence of Sound lists the 120—and counting—men who have been accused of sexual misconduct in the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein allegations.
  • Slate shares a firsthand account of regret of complacency when it comes to the widely reported inappropriate behavior of Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski. (Above the Law has details regarding the judge’s judicial misconduct inquiry, announced earlier this week.)
  • Politico reports that U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) claimed in a private meeting that “too many members [of the House] dress inappropriately” and that their revealing clothing was “an invitation” to harassment. She later said she never meant to suggest that women are to blame for the harassment they experience.
  • The Washington Post shares that Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2017 is “feminism,” defined as “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes” and “organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests,” according to Merriam-Webster.
  • The Guardian provides a French comic’s take on why maternity leave is nothing like taking a vacation.
  • Glamour shares the new movie posters for Ocean’s 8, which is coming to theaters this summer and stars Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, Danny Ocean’s estranged sister, along with Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina.
  • Vulture explains how The Crown’s costume designer created the latest season’s most memorable looks.
  • Rage Laugh of the Week: KatyKatiKate has an annotated hot take on documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock’s so-called apology about sexually assaulting women, calling a woman in his office “sex pants,” and cheating on his wives and girlfriends.

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  • The Today Show shares that the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 is ultra violet.
  • Fast Company provides six women’s “work uniforms” to save time and energy when getting ready in the morning. (Older link, but worth a look.)
  • The Cut offers advice from four beauty experts on how they would spend $60 at Ulta.
  • Wired recommends this new sports bra made with Flyknit technology, which is also used in shoes made by Nike.
  • MyJobMag announced its top 100 career blogs to follow in 2018, including Corporette.
  • The Associated Press explains some of the expected changes to office holiday parties this season, in light of recent sexual harassment and assault reports. If your office is having a party, The Cut has some advice if you are shy.
  • Time has named “the silence breakers” as their person of the year.
  • NBC News shares that, following allegations against the chain, Massage Envy has partnered with Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) to review its policies.
  • NPR reports that a new class of drugs may soon provide relief to migraine sufferers. Speaking of headache meds, the active ingredient in Tylenol may also help ease the pain of hurt feelings.
  • NPR also shares that House of Cards will get a final season without Kevin Spacey — starring Robin Wright.
  • Jezebel provides their take on SNL‘s all-too-relatable sketch, “Welcome to Hell.”
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s offers some helpful ways for men to avoid exposing themselves in the workplace.

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