Weekly News Update

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  • BuzzFeed‘s always-entertaining Kristin Chirico compares three customizable clothing brands: Rita Phil, eShakti, and Sumissura.
  • Racked explains why some apparel and beauty rewards programs are better than others.
  • NPR reports that the U.S. Senate has “approved a resolution mandating sexual harassment prevention training for all employees of the Senate, including senators.” Meanwhile, “House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has ordered a review of the chamber’s sexual harassment training and reporting policies.”
  • The Hill shares that after Juli Briskman was fired for posting a photo of herself giving the finger to Trump’s motorcade, a crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $30,000.
  • The New York Times provides thoughts from Lindy West on why “we have all been seething, in our various states of breaking open or, as [Uma] Thurman chooses, waiting.”
  • The New Yorker has Ronan Farrow’s report on how Harvey Weinstein managed to spy on actresses and journalists.
  • Houston Chronicle reports that a flight attendant is suing United Airlines over a requirement to provide a doctor’s note to wear her physician-prescribed clogs to work.
  • The Cut offers explanations (excuses?) from five men as to why they didn’t speak up about sexual harassment.
  • The Washington Post has tips for preparing for the possibility of a mass shooting.
  • WebMD shares if you have anxiety caused by politics, you’re not alone.
  • The New York Times also provides a doctor’s thoughts on whether “clean eating” is really necessary.
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s has a new app, the Male Sensitivity Reader©, to help “women compose social media posts in a way that won’t offend, threaten, trigger, or cause discomfort to male readers.”

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  • The Cut features the wardrobe of Alana St. Aude, a corporate attorney in NYC.
  • Racked explains why it’s better for retailers to show actual customers–not just models–wearing their clothes.
  • Walgreens will start offering expert beauty advice at select locations.
  • Fashionista shows you pieces from H&M’s new collaboration with Erdem.
  • Forbes reports that New York City employers can no longer ask about salary history as of Oct. 31, joining California, Massachusetts, Oregon, Delaware, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.
  • CNBC shares why Uber’s Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John believes the worst advice she received was not to wear red nail polish and lipstick–it made her feel like she couldn’t show her “bold” personality at work [ad autoplays].
  • U.S. News states, “76 percent of hiring managers believe that ‘being interesting’ is the most crucial quality they look for when interviewing to fill a new position.”
  • The New Yorker offers Anita Hill’s take on recent sexual harassment allegations against powerful bosses. Meanwhile, Mother Jones suggests that there isn’t much evidence to show that sexual harassment trainings actually work.
  • Above the Law reports that in Louisiana, a judge ruled that asking for a “lawyer dog” wasn’t enough for a man to receive counsel–but as Elie Mystal writes, “Demesme didn’t ask for a ‘lawyer dog,’ he, CLEARLY, asked for a ‘lawyer, dawg.'”
  • The Strategist shares tips from an interior designer to “zhuzh up your rental.”
  • BuzzFeed provides 11 lazy, er, quick and easy (and tasty!) recipes from food bloggers.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion shows concern for a coworker who has brought in baked goods … for the fourth day in a row.

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  • The Weekly Cut sings the praises of the classic plaid blazer.
  • Alison of Wardrobe Oxygen (inspired by our post about products we actually finish) shares her go-to beauty faves.
  • Business Insider, taking a page from a new book about “Swedish death cleaning,” offers suggestions for downsizing your stuff [affiliate link].
  • Curbed New York reports that Lord & Taylor has sold its flagship location to WeWork, which offers “workspace, community, and services for a global network of creators.”
  • Man Repeller has tips from a model, an author, and a stylist on “letting go and ‘having it all.'”
  • Harvard Business Review suggests, “If you can’t find a spouse who supports your career, stay single.”
  • The Atlantic shares actress Brit Marling’s encounter with Harvey Weinstein as it fits into the “economics of consent.”
  • Sharing her own experiences, Huffington Post Senior Politics Reporter Laura Bassett examines the “gray area between a harmless flirtation and flat-out sexual assault.”
  • Bustle asks whether the heroes of several popular romantic movies were actually sexually harassing the heroines.
  • Self presents slow cooker tricks, while Taste offers tips on using an Instant Pot.
  • Smart Bitches, Trashy Books provides some recommended reads for when you need an escape (and who doesn’t?).
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s publishes the resume of a “young female professional looking to be treated equally by male coworkers.”

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  • The Atlantic tells the lesser-known history of the little black dress.
  • Business Insider explains how Facebook is trying to take over LinkedIn’s turf.
  • BuzzFeed News wants to know, “Who are the Harvey Weinsteins of your industry?”
  • Blacklines and Billables offers advice for women who are just starting out in Biglaw.
  • The Muse shares how relationships can change when you get promoted to oversee your (former?) work friends.
  • The New York Times Magazine examines what happened to Amy Cuddy, known for her research about power poses, after “fellow academics have subjected her research to exceptionally high levels of public scrutiny.”
  • Slate‘s Dear Prudence answers a reader’s question about whether it’s fair that she be required to “smile more” in order to be promoted. (Answer: Nope.)
  • Above the Law offers insight into why #metoo resonates with women attorneys.
  • NPR shares helpful approaches for fighting insomnia from sleep scientist Matthew Walker’s new book, Why We Sleep (affiliate link).
  • The Detroit News reports that Sen. Bernie Sanders, a controversial pick for a speaker for the Women’s Convention in Michigan later this month, will instead visit Puerto Rico.
  • Laugh (Groan?) of the Week: This cartoon from The New Yorker about a fictional magazine for women in the workforce nails it, including “8 blank pages for the things you wish you had said!”

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  • The New York Times explains why celebrities, activists, and journalists are boycotting Twitter on Oct. 13, #WomenBoycottTwitter, following Twitter’s suspension of Rose McGowan’s account after she tweeted about Harvey Weinstein. #AmplifyWomen offers an alternative for women who prefer to speak up.
  • Vulture offers an exhaustive list of women who are speaking out about alleged abuse by Weinstein, including McGowan, Cara Delevingne, and Kate Beckinsale.
  • Above the Law shares as part of their Pink Ghetto series that following recent articles about Weinstein, women in Biglaw are sharing their own stories of sexual harassment as young associates.
  • The New York Times is also reporting an unintended consequence of workplace sexual harassment: Men are less likely to meet with women one-on-one, which can hurt women’s careers.
  • The Muse offers advice on how to repair your workplace rep after a bad performance review.
  • Fast Company provides six suggestions to pull yourself out of a work slump.
  • The Guardian details how the death of a 31-year-old Japanese journalist–after she worked 159 hours of overtime in one month–has started a national discussion about Japan’s workplace practices.
  • The Guardian also offers a firsthand account of a Nigerian woman who is one of the models in Dove’s latest ad, which has been called racist.
  • O Magazine explains why so many Gen X women are experiencing a midlife crisis.
  • PBS NewsHour reports why doctors and researchers are questioning the Trump Administration’s new birth control rule.
  • Wired shares that the speculum, still based on a design from the 1840s, is getting a modern update.
  • Laugh of the Week: For men who are confused about how to act around women in the workplace or in professional situations, Medium offers a simple trick: “Treat all women like you would treat Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.” (The Rock approves.)

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  • People shares that Gabrielle Union has struggled with infertility, including eight or nine miscarriages, which she discusses in her new book, We’re Going to Need More Wine [affiliate link]. (Video autoplays.)
  • Racked has details about new fall nail polish colors: “purple tones, metallics, subtle glitter, and grays and greiges (that weird combination of gray and beige).”
  • AdWeek appreciates Talbots’ new ad campaign and hashtag, #BecauseImALady.
  • NPR wishes a happy 40th anniversary to the sports bra.
  • NPR also reports that certain moisturizers’ “fragrance-free” or “hypoallergenic” claims are often false.
  • The Washington Post shares that breast cancer death rates have fallen almost 40% in recent years.
  • Popular Science, in light of the tragedy in Las Vegas, provides advice for how to cope with primary and secondary trauma. Plus, an Above the Law contributor writes about Las Vegas as a way to cope.
  • Above the Law also explains how Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg aka “Notorious RBG” cut down her new coworker during recent oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, the Wisconsin gerrymandering case.
  • The Cut offers highlights from a New York Times report about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged history of sexual harassment that includes at least eight costly settlements.
  • Bust shares one woman’s experience of going outside of her comfort zone to have a drink in a bar alone.
  • Variety provides Michelle Obama’s advice for dealing with imposter syndrome: “I’ve been at so many tables and met so many fools who are imposters, but shame on us if we just let an imposter put us down.”
  • Billboard reports that five women—Nina Simone, Annie Lennox (with Eurythmics), Kate Bush, Chaka Khan (with Rufus), and Sister Rosetta Tharpe—have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Laugh of the Week: While it’s been around for a couple years, we still get a kick out of the “Congrats! You have an all-male panel!” Tumblr (and David Hasselhoff’s thumbs-up as a seal of approval). Recent posts include the all-male panel for Aquaculture Innovation Europe, “Because women don’t know anything about fish, fishing, or fishponds.”

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