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  • Whoa: Fashionista notes that H&M created a new fabric for its Conscious collection of sustainable clothing. (Check out the Corporette Guide to Slow Fashion!) In other great news, Page Six has the story on how Tamron Hall donated all of her work clothes after leaving ‘Today.’
  • Dia & Co. took out an awesome full-page ad in the NYT for Fashion Week demanding more diversity, according to Huffington Post.
  • The Washington Post has some notes on how the administration change is affecting trends in D.C. — French manicures, blowouts, and more.
  • Forbes has the story about a bunch of new bra entrepreneurs who are finally (finally!) women.
  • The Atlantic has an interesting story about how everyone’s productivity at work is way down since the election — here are our tips on how to focus on work.
  • HBR advises how to make sure your emails give the right impression.
  • The Hill suspects the Swedish climate minister is trolling certain people with this all-women photo, and Forbes rounds up the best working women’s responses to #DressLikeAWoman campaign. Huffington Post has the details on another trending hashtag: #ShePersisted.
  • Thank you to CreditDonkey for naming Corporette one of its top career blogs of 2017!

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  • Fashionista looks at The Kit, the new design project from Project Runway alum Daniel Vosovic.
  • Lifehacker offers a primer on using powder and cream blush (no pun intended).
  • The Luxury Spot finds out what beauty editors buy for themselves.
  • Inc. shares “25 Go-To Phrases That Will Make People Like You More.”
  • The Washington Post introduces you to Ann M. Donnelly, the first judge to block Trump’s executive order on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.
  • The New York Times’ Melissa Clark bought an Instant Pot to see what all the fuss is about.
  • The Washington Post explains that Amazon Prime members can get six months of free unlimited access to Post’s National Digital Edition.
  • Speaking of news, Ann Douglas lists tips to “avoid being completely crushed” by your news feed. (Yesterday we talked about taking a partial break from social media.)
  • But still, here’s a bit of political news from the week: people who want to keep Justice Ginsburg on the bench by, for example, donating blood or turning her into a vampire (The Washington Post), and Nordstrom’s removal of Ivanka Trump’s line (Bloomberg).
  • The New York Times talks to Martin Gibala about the one-minute (!) workout.
  • Gothamist has news of the all-women Ocean’s Eight that’s filming in NYC.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, here are 21 mansplaining jokes from BuzzFeed.

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  • The Wrap talks about how Mary Tyler Moore, whom the world said goodbye to this week, made the controversial-in-the-’60s decision to wear pants on The Dick Van Dyke Show.
  • Harper’s Bazaar tells you about the favorite perfumes of 14 famous women.
  • The New York Times takes a close look at the family-friendly, women-led Geller Law Group.
  • Forbes gives advice on long-distance job searches.
  • Lifehacker offers info on the best states to retire in.
  • Skye Peale of Privilege talks about changes with her blog and other activities, and Sally McGraw of Already Pretty explains why she won’t be blogging anymore.
  • Daily Kos has some criticism for the Swing Left site that claims to tell you your closest swing district.
  • Slate rounds up some of the best signs from the Women’s March — but it doesn’t include Kat’s favorite. New York magazine’s The Cut has some great portraits, and The New York Times looks at some protest attire.
  • Have you heard about the #CuteAnimalTweetOff? It’s a great diversion for a Friday afternoon. Gizmodo explains.

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  • Stylist Bridgette Raes suggests some suit-free styles that are still appropriate for job interviews.
  • Macy’s isn’t doing so well (Consumerist) and neither are other department stores (New York Times). Mall brands like J.Crew aren’t exactly thriving, either (Business of Fashion), and that includes BCBG (Racked). (If you’re a fan of their wrap dress, stock up now!)
  • Meanwhile, Vanity Fair has Ivanka Trump news: She “has decided to step down from management and operations of the Trump Organization and from her eponymous fashion brand, and will resign from all officer and director positions she currently holds within each of them.”
  • Through Jan. 31, if you donate a bra at Soma stores to support women at shelters in the Network to End Domestic Violence, you can get $20 off two full-price bras.
  • YouTube star Chriselle Lim talks to the director of global social media for Kiehl’s about how she maintains her creativity in a corporate job.
  • The BBC reports that some companies are moving away from open offices and back to more private spaces (woohoo!).
  • STAT details the new guidelines on fish consumption for pregnant women, women who might become pregnant, nursing moms, and kids.
  • Here’s one of Secret’s new series of ads along the theme of women’s empowerment: A woman prepares for a presentation with a power pose (have you heard the latest about that?) and a pep talk from a friend [autoplay video].
  • If you’re protesting this weekend, read this advice from a “real lawyer,” Lee Apotheker, that’s gone viral this week. Also, Samarra Khaja has some downloadable/printable signs for Saturday.
  • Speaking of the events this week, here’s your Laugh of the Week from The Onion, who will surely miss Joe Biden as their muse.

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  • The Cut‘s latest installment in its “25 Famous Women on…” series is about impostor syndrome. (Our favorite is the Emma Watson quote we pulled into a Pin, below — which is yours?)
  • Fashionista tells you where “fashion people” shop for home goods.
  • Womanista gives you five beauty hacks for mornings when you’re short on time.
  • Women Lawyers News’ new version of their Billable Hour tool is available through 1/31 for $40, available for download here.
  • Lesley Jane Seymour writes at LinkedIn that age is the last taboo at work.
  • Working Mother says that miscarriages present a complicated situation in the workplace.
  • As Caroline Kennedy gets ready to leave her post as U.S. ambassador to Japan, The New York Times takes a look back at her time in the role.
  • The New York Times has an obituary for Clare Hollingworth, “the undisputed doyenne of war correspondents” who broke the news of WWII.
  • Forbes shares the personal investment plan of a 28-year-old who has already been able to retire.
  • U.S. News & World Report looked at 38 of the most popular diets and lists the best.
  • The Daily Dot looks at the viral photo of lemons that show several different signs of breast cancer — not just the presence of a lump, which gets mentioned all the time.

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  • Racked looks at how many police uniforms (and bulletproof vests) aren’t designed with women in mind, affecting officers’ safety and their ability to do the job.
  • The New York Times talks to the creators of the Swivel app, which connects black and Hispanic women to salons who provide the services they want and know how to care of their hair.
  • Attn: made a video about the pocket-less state of much of women’s clothing.
  • Fashionista says that Coach has transformed from a “staid mall brand to one of the buzziest labels on the calendar.”
  • Law Sites introduces you to the new keyboard for lawyers, the LegalBoard, which made its debut at CES this week.
  • Harvard Business Review shares the results of a series of studies involving mock resumes sent to law firms. They found that “elite employers discriminate strongly based on social class, favoring applicants from higher-class backgrounds [and that] coming from an advantaged social background helps only men.”
  • CNBC [autoplay video] shows the mind-mapping strategy of Google career coach Jenny Blake.
  • The Atlantic shares “The Ambition Interviews,” essays by Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace about their former Northwestern classmates and what they’re doing now, years later.
  • The New York Times looks into why women only make up 16% of the top 1% of earners and 11% of the top 0.1%.
  • The New Yorker talks to Baby-Sitters Club author Ann M. Martin.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut collected some of Carrie Fisher’s best quotes, and BuzzFeed rounded up some tweets paying tribute to her.

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