Weekly News Update

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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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  • Racked takes a look at the influx of quality Korean beauty brands, including Laneige, pictured here.
  • The New York Times shares readers’ responses to its article about “appropriate” work attire, which was originally published on July 17.
  • The Cut reports that, from one of Uniqlo’s new vending machines, “For the price of approximately 15 candy bars, you can purchase a Uniqlo Heattech shirt in a variety of colors, or, for really desperate times, a down jacket for $69.90.”
  • Fast Company recently reported that employees at a Wisconsin tech company were willing to let their employer insert microchips into their hands as an alternative to ID badges.
  • The Cut also offers inspirational quotes by 15 famous women who didn’t settle for less.
  • GOOD Magazine explains how a new hashtag, #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou, is shedding light on aspects of domestic violence that we don’t always consider.
  • On Vice’s Broadly, a woman details her 13-year struggle to find a doctor willing to perform her tubal ligation.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion reports that an area boss “gets it.”

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  • The Cut shares Adele’s makeup artist’s under-eye concealer tip: eye primer, like Marc Jacobs’s Coconut Eye Primer, shown here.
  • Forbes shares how women can improve their “executive presence” with communication, gravitas, and perceived identity.
  • Racked shares a look back at Amelia Earhart’s clothing line, “which aimed to combine her love of fashion with her love of aviation.”
  • Boston Magazine reports about the hurdles, barriers, and empty gestures women face in the workplace in America’s most progressive state. (Thanks to a reader for sharing.)
  • Above the Law shares some of the best Biglaw firms for women who want to make partner, according to Law360‘s Glass Ceiling Report.
  • Huffington Post reports that the new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci commented on Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ hair and makeup on national TV, but later claimed he was talking about himself.
  • The New York Times asked women who were almost CEOs, “why don’t more women get that No. 1 job?”
  • The New York Times also reports that more women are suffering from rhabdomyolysis, “a rare but life-threatening condition often caused by extreme exercise,” particularly from spinning classes.
  • The New York Post reports on what foods are fraudulent, according to the new book, “Real Food Fake Food,” by Larry Olmsted.
  • Inc. explains how to participate in a class action lawsuit if you purchased a laptop, phone, or tablet between January 1, 2000 and May 31, 2011.
  • Advice from a 20-Something offers five ways to say no like you mean it.
  • Laugh of the Week: Elle shares advice from Samantha Irby: “Eat the whole damn doughnut.” Irby offers other insights in her book of essays, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

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  • The Strategist presents a celebrity makeup artist’s recommendations for beauty products for a heat wave, such as Tatcha’s Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers, pictured here.
  • Racked considers who gets to decide what is considered “professional” clothing.
  • The New York Times reports an MSNBC contributor called Ivanka Trump’s outfit at the G20 Summit “a dress that is designed to show off your girlyness.”
  • The Guardian reports that the Advertising Standards Authority, the UK’s regulator of advertising, “will toughen rules on ads that are deemed to present activities as only appropriate for one gender or another, or that mock those who do not conform to stereotypical gender roles.”
  • A New York Times reporter shares the story of an attorney—her ex-husband—who lost his battle with drug abuse. Our readers are sharing their thoughts on what the article says about alcohol and substance abuse within the legal community.
  • NPR reports that some companies, including IBM, Best Buy, and Yahoo, are rethinking telework.
  • The Georgia Straight, based in Vancouver, shares a professor’s take on the “crazy/bitch” narrative when it comes to senior-level women in academia.
  • Axios reports that She Should Run, a nonpartisan organization that helps encourage women to run for public office, is making strides to achieve gender parity among elected officials by 2030. (Check out our list of resources.)
  • BuzzFeed asks readers: What’s the best advice your therapist ever gave you?
  • SparkPeople shares 12 fast and healthy 5-ingredient meals.
  • The New York Times also shares actress and cabaret singer Bridget Everett’s recommendations for beauty products and salons in L.A. and New York.
  • Laugh (Cringe?) of the Week: The New Yorker shares why it’s time for Hillary Clinton, and all other women, to disappear to “some kind of knitting camp, or a farm that makes kombucha and then keeps it there.”

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