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  • Bloomberg View discusses differences between male and female CEOs, taking into account professional backgrounds, past life experiences, and more.
  • New York magazine gives you a peek at the new Moynat collection of shoulder bags, totes, and more.
  • Sally at Already Pretty gives some helpful guidelines on pant-length and current trends, for heels and flats.
  • Typical corporate jobs are on the way out, says The Muse, and it’s time to get ready for the future of project-based careers. (Do you agree — is that the way things seem to be going?)
  • Forbes takes a look at a new collection of essays about lessons learned on the job Mistakes I Made At Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting it Wrong. (Any mistakes you want to share?)
  • In the New York Post, author Farnoosh Torabi (When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women) and other professional women talk about being the breadwinner in the household.
  • The Wall Street Journal’s At Work blog checks out LinkedUp!, a new online-dating app created by a 28-year-old former investment banker that uses data from LinkedIn to help people screen potential matches.
  • KurzweilAI discusses the findings of a UC Irvine study about factors contributing to greater longevity. (Here’s a bit of good news for many of us: “People who drank up to two drinks per day [had] a 10-15 percent reduced risk of death compared to non-drinkers.”)
  • The Public Library of Science’s Public Health Perspectives blog advises us to be skeptical regarding certain health warnings about the food we eat.
  • PopSugar Smart Living tells you the best ways to fly for less.

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Tops to Layer Under Jackets | CorporetteLike these posts? Follow us on Twitter or Facebook — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale through our CorporetteDeals Twitter feed.) You can also follow us on Pinterest and Instagram, or by our RSS feed.

  • Angie of YouLookFab goes beyond the basics to recommend several styles of tops that work well under jackets.
  • Above the Law released their second annual Top 50 Law School Rankings. (You might remember the debate that their inaugural rankings generated.)
  • PopSugar Smart Living tells you ten important things to do before a job interview.
  • The New York Times interviews a Harvard labor economist who found that the pay gap is largely due to salary differences between men and women in the same occupation, not different ones.  From the article: “Occupations that most value long hours, face time at the office and being on call — like business, law and surgery — tend to have the widest pay gaps.”
  • Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project speaks to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (whom she once clerked for) about the Justice’s “secret to a happy life.”
  • Bloomberg Businessweek name-checks Gretchen Rubin in its profile of “Guru to Young Professional Women” Gabrielle Bernstein. So, do you have a pile of self-help books next to your bed? Or, do you roll your eyes at that kind of thing?
  • Already Pretty features a guest post from Shoshanna Schechter-Shaffin who reflects on the dramatic differences in the ways people interact with her — in both personal and professional contexts — since she lost 140 pounds.
  • The White House has released a new PSA (on its YouTube channel) about sexual assault as part of its “1 is 2 Many” campaign. (If you don’t want to get really angry right now, it’s best to avoid the YouTube comments.)
  • BrightNest (via Lifehacker) lists some things you should think about before hiring a house cleaner.

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Spring Business-Casual Picks | CorporetteLike these posts? Follow us on Twitter or Facebook — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale through our CorporetteDeals Twitter feed.) You can also follow us on Pinterest, Instagram, or by our RSS feed.

  • Looking for some new finds for your spring work wardrobe? YouLookFab offers six suggestions for business-casual pieces.
  • Love Your Job discusses the most common reasons that women lawyers consider leaving the profession. Are they consistent with what you’ve heard from colleagues who are thinking of calling it quits?
  • The New York Times’ Sinosphere blog examines a new study from China that found that maintaining a higher percentage of women on company boards reduces fraud.
  • This NPR story looks at a new study that discusses the hot topic of the moment, women’s salaries — and the act of negotiating higher ones.
  • A related story in TIME reveals that female job-seekers tend to steer clear of positions that require stereotypically male traits like assertiveness.
  • Hmm, “How To Leave Work at 5 P.M. and Still Get Everything Done”? Does that involve starting work at 5:00 a.m.? Although this Forbes blog post may not get all of you out the door at 5:00, the productivity tips included are still worth a read.
  • Lifehacker checks out Kitestring, a “just in case” webapp that might make your mom a bit less worried about your online dating activities.
  • What’s that about your boss’s wedding? Oh, wait, it’s a Boss Wedding? Above the Law explains.
  • If you’re just finishing up your taxes (don’t worry, we won’t judge), PopSugar Smart Living has eight last-minute tips for staying accurate.

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  • This article from Elle talks about how using “girl speak” and up-talk at work can hurt your career. (Totes McGotes, right?)
  • Extra Petite ponders how to style the sheath dress.
  • Capitol Hill Style gathers advice for job seekers who are currently employed and don’t want their interview outfit to broadcast their intentions while they’re at work.
  • Above the Law‘s “Anonymous Recruitment Director” reveals nine recruiter pet peeves, ranging from applications received without transcripts to rudeness toward receptionists.
  • Slate‘s Hanna Rosin reviews Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time by Washington Post journalist Brigid Schulte, who says busyness has become a status symbol. Have you noticed this trend?
  • The New York Times talks to experts who advise that women must tread lightly when negotiating a raise.   
  • Do you work during vacations? Never take vacation time at all? Glassdoor‘s recent survey shows that you’re not alone.
  • Learnvest (via Popsugar Smart Living) offers several tips on spring-cleaning your finances.
  • Finally: Eww. Lifehacker says to never drink water from an airplane.

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