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  • Racked looks into the environmental impact of the fashion industry, which at this point hasn’t been measured. (Have you seen our Slow Fashion Shopping Guide yet?)
  • Mic tells you “how to look professional without spending a fortune.”
  • Road Warriorette shares her recommendations for must-have gear for business travelers.
  • In Vanity Fair, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki explains how the tech industry can better support women employees.
  • The creators of the app Happify write in Harvard Business Review about how they analyzed user responses to find out how job factors affect happiness and gratitude.
  • The Economist reviews Anne-Marie Slaughter’s new book, Unfinished Business.
  • Ozy talks to Lauren Naturale, the woman behind Merriam-Webster‘s entertaining Twitter account and the company’s first social media manager.
  • NPR made a page that tells you where your congressperson stands on the new health care bill.
  • NBC News explains how to clean all kinds of stuff with … vodka.
  • Here are your Laughs of the Week: The New Yorker’s Daily Shouts shares an Ivanka Trump “interview,” while Buzzfeed offers some work memes.

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  • Racked has details on Eloquii’s first pop-up shop.
  • Here are the 2016 Award Winning Undies as voted by the customers of HerRoom (affiliate link).
  • Business Insider talks to some reality TV stars about how being on shows like The Bachelor and Survivor has affected their careers.
  • Above the Law shares a Biglaw memo from 1956 that explains how to deal with “Lady Lawyers,” aka “girls.”
  • The Washington Post reports that Harvard Law School will no longer require the LSAT for admission; applicants will be able to submit either GRE or LSAT scores.
  • In The New York Times, Susan Chira puts the sexist political criticism of Kellyanne Conway in the context of reactions to Hillary Clinton and other women in politics.
  • Related: Reason reports that two professors reenacted parts of the presidential debates — with genders switched — and got some interesting results.
  • Huffington Post reporter Carla Herreria comments on the recent lovely incident in which some guy humped the “Fearless Girl”  statue (and got caught on camera).
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week: Prince William dancing like a dork, from Jezebel.
  • Here’s a different kind of Laugh of the Week, from Tracey Ullman’s Show (video autoplays).

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  • Well + Good introduces you to a new kind of fashion …workleisure.
  • From Racked: “Clothing manufacturers very often label clothing as ‘dry clean only‘ when, in fact, that garment may very well be machine- or hand-washed.” Innn-teresting.
  • Sallie Krawcheck of Ellevest says that it’s a mistake to advise women to take on traditionally masculine traits at work, says Business Insider.
  • The New York Times tells the story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who became Africa’s first woman president when she won the 2005 election in Liberia.
  • Lauren Collins asks in The New Yorker, “Are After-Work Drinks a Conspiracy Against Women?”
  • Self reports on a new study that found that colorectal cancer cases are “sharply increasing” among millennials.
  • The Daily Beast explains how the replacement for the Affordable Care Act means a big tax on women.
  • Quora says that they will be changing how anonymity works on the platform.
  • The New York Times’ Women in the World talks to Jen Glantz, professional bridesmaid (!).
  • Right now on NPR, you can stream the new musical “Come From Away,” which tells the story of 38 planes’ worth of travelers who had to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11 (Washington Post), and how they were welcomed by the residents.
  • You’ve seen young Joe Biden… Now check out young Justin Trudeau, courtesy of Twitter and HuffPo.

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  • The Huffington Post applauds Oscar winner Viola Davis for changing out of her Oscars gown into a white suit with sneakers for after-parties. Speaking of gowns, a London marketing agency has made a graphic of the dresses of every Best Actress winner.
  • Fashionista tells you everything you need to know about eyelash extensions.
  • Vogue has news of Samantha Cameron’s (wife of former UK prime minister David Cameron) new clothing line, Cefinn.
  • Ruth Okediji quoteThe New York Times’ Women in the World reports that the Harvard Law Review has elected its first black female president — and her mentor has a killer quote for all of us (full size at bottom of post).
  • Our friend Jodi Glickman has a new LinkedIn course, “Make ‘Em Love You at Work.”
  • NPR reports on a new Canadian study that found “job applicants … with Asian names — names of Indian, Pakistani or Chinese origin — were 28 percent less likely to get called for an interview compared to applicants with Anglo names, even when all the qualifications were the same.”
  • A researcher and psychology professor writes for The New York Times about how women and men see competition differently.
  • We linked to Susan Fowler’s viral blog post last week, and this week we’re sharing The New Yorker’s “A Perfect Storm at Uber” by Anna Wiener.
  • A Politico reporter works out with Justice Ginsburg’s personal trainer and finds out that the Notorious R.B.G. is pretty tough.
  • Bill Maher took the credit for it, but Vox describes how a 16-year-old girl in Canada took down Milo Yiannopoulos.
  • Have you heard about the women’s strike on March 8? Are you planning to take part?
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Have you seen the New York cartoon that’s a great illustration of mansplaining? The Huffington Post comments on it.

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  • WWD reports that Stitch Fix is now offering plus sizes (14W to 24W and 1X to 3X), having previously only offered sizes up to 16 and XXL.
  • The Wardrobe Oxygen blogger writes about venturing beyond your fashion habits and trying out new styles.
  • The Budget Babe shares that the bloggers behind the Instagram account Whoa, Wait. Walmart? have launched their own line at Walmart.com.
  • A HR consultant on LinkedIn explains which things you should take off your resume.
  • The Wall Street Journal reports on a study that asked participants to look at images of male CEOs and non-CEOs (they weren’t labeled as such) and rate how competent they looked. The result: People saw the CEOs as more competent.
  • The New York Times says that women have become much more likely to work into their 60s and 70s, often full time, because they enjoy their jobs. Almost 30% of women 65 to 69 are working.
  • The New York Times’ Women in the World reports that while many Russian women journalists left the field after their colleague Anna Politkovskaya was assassinated in 2006, now more women than men are reporting on post-Soviet conflict zones.
  • In case you haven’t yet seen this viral blog post by Susan J. Fowler that details her “strange, fascinating, and slightly horrifying story” about sexism and discrimination at Uber, here it is. The New York Times reports.
  • Thank you to the One Legal blog for including us in their list of 25 Twitter Accounts All Legal Professionals Should Be Following.
  • The Huffington Post checks out the Oscar nominee swag bags. Will you be watching on Sunday?

By the way, we’ve recently updated two older posts with new links: how to make your office smell nice (without annoying your coworkers) and where to buy bespoke dresses for work.

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  • The Washington Post takes a look at lab-grown diamonds.
  • The Fashion Law shares its tenth post in a series on ethically-manufactured alternatives to fast fashion. (Here are our posts on slow fashion.)
  • Racked has a guide to making hand-washing clothes less of a chore.
  • The Muse lists six signs that you’re doing well at work — even if you’re not hearing about it from your boss. The Muse also shares the Present-Past-Future formula for getting through the standard “tell me about yourself” part of job interviews.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut talks about the thousands of women who’ve been inspired to run for office.
  • Working Mother shares “Ten lessons from your momma,” a letter written by Brenda Barnes, former CEO of Sara Lee and PepsiCo, to her children. Barnes recently passed away.
  • Marie Forleo was interviewed for the Forbes podcast “Mentoring Moments,” while Tim Ferriss recently spoke to Mr. Money Mustache (Pete Adeney) for his podcast.
  • BuzzFeed News shares an oral history of “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” (which made Kat’s favorite fashion movies list).
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The Onion details the pros and cons of our two-party system.

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