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  • Take Back Halloween goes way beyond “Lusty Leopard” and “Glow in the Dark Sexy Skeleton” (yes, those are actual costume names) and offers dress-up ideas like Sojourner Truth, Isis, and Clara Barton. Here’s our Halloween post in case you missed it.
  • NPR reminisces about the ’80s power suit and looks at the fashions worn by the women of The Good Wife, while Levo League reflects on how working women are often depicted in stock photos (megaphone, anyone?).
  • The Washington Post offers advice on fitting clothing storage into small spaces.
  • The Wall Street Journal — in an article that manages to put Comme des Garcons and Chuck Taylors in the same sentence — ponders the future of high heels.
  • Racked explains IKEA has proclaimed “sitting is the new smoking” and offers a sitting/standing desk, the BEKANT. Good for a home office?
  • Lifehacker has some tips on how to best benefit from a mentor.
  • At a panel at the recent Wharton Women in Business conference, participants discussed negotiation — how women often don’t ask for things at work, and what typically happens when we do.
  • Business Insider details the difference between self-made billionaires and the rest of us. (So, are you a Producer or a Performer?)
  • Gizmodo defends voice mail — and, your reaction to this NPR story about Millennials and  voice mail will likely depend on your age.
  • For your Laugh of the Week (or, Quiet-Snort-of-Frustrated-Recognition of the Week?), The Onion has some poll results for you.

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  • Buzzfeed shows you how to tuck non-skinny jeans into boots — and 15 other ways to hack your outfits.
  • Fortune gives some examples of how some schools are improving aspects of their MBA programs with women in mind.
  • The New York Times’ You’re the Boss blog has networking tips for introverts, from an introvert.
  • GoGirl Finance shares the experience of a 24-year-old employee who got a big promotion to a managerial position and worked hard to earn the respect of her colleagues.
  • The Productivity Pro blog encourages you to take breaks, use your vacation time, and give yourself other chances to recharge. (Tell us: How realistic is that for you?)
  • Above the Law recounts a judge’s inappropriate comment to a female attorney during an oral argument session at Pace Law School (New York Appellate Division, Second Department) as well as the dean’s email to students about the comment and its larger context for women in law.
  • NPR speaks to a New York City litigator who, after being told by a partner that she had a very high voice, worked with a coach to make her voice and speech patterns sound more assertive.
  • You’ve probably heard the news about Apple and Facebook’s decisions to provide insurance coverage for women to freeze their eggsThe Daily Beast has a critical take on the much-discussed announcements, while Bloomberg Businessweek denies the existence of any “evil plot.” Other interesting commentary, from four women: an adoption and reproductive attorney writing for Forbes, a UK-based editor at The Telegraph and a U.S.-based one, and a geneticist writing for a Public Library of Science blog (plus, of course, The Onion).
  • Speaking of different points of view, here’s a roundup of opinions on Mrs. Clooney’s name change and the heated debate that it’s generated (e.g., is her decision anti-feminist?). Bustle, The Telegraph, The Guardian, and The Hoopla share various perspectives.
  • Above the Law founder and managing editor David Lat has written a novel called Supreme Ambitions that “details the rise of Audrey Coyne, a recent Yale Law School graduate who dreams of clerking for the U.S. Supreme Court someday.” The book, out in December, has already been getting great blurbs from the likes of Judge Richard Posner.

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FIFTY Columbus Day Sales – and Kat’s Top 8

33 Columbus Day Sales! || CorporetteHappy Columbus Day!  Sales are already heating up so I thought I’d round up the noteworthy ones — my top picks are in bold.  As always, we’ll add any new ones we hear about over the weekend, so please stay tuned!

  • 6pm – 10,000+ shoes, clothing, and accessories for $20.
  • Ann Taylor – 40% off your entire purchase.
  • Anne Klein – 30% off sitewide.
  • Anthropologie – 15% off full-price dresses.
  • Banana Republic – 40% off your purchase.
  • Bare Necessities – 50 bras, 50% off.
  • Bergdorf Goodman – Tons of stuff in the 5F collection, with prices up to 75% off.
  • Bloomingdale’s – 25-50% off selected merchandise.
  • Bluefly – Up to 75% off outerwear. Warehouse sale 80% off.
  • Boden – 40% off, mid-season sale. One week only!
  • Brooks Brothers – Select women’s shirts (and men’s dress and sport shirts) 3 for $189 or up to $98.50 each.
  • Cole Haan – prices up to 60% off.
  • Club Monaco – Up to $100 off with code FALLSALE.
  • CUSP – The Denim Event: $25 off one pair, $75 off two pairs, $125 off three pairs.
  • C. Wonder – Extra 50% off sale items.  $5 shipping through 10/15 only.
  • Dorothy Perkins – All sale items are half price or less.
  • DvF.com – Additional 25% off sale items with code EXTRA25.
  • eBags – Up to 65% off.
  • eShakti – 30% off sitewide.
  • Eloquii – Up to 70% off.
  • Express – All sweaters 40% off, all outerwear 30% off. $25 off every $75 you spend (excluding jeans), with code 1870.
  • Forever 21 – Extra 30% off sale items with code TAKE30.
  • French Connection – Up to 40% off selected styles.
  • Gap – Buy 1+ item, save 20%; buy 3+ items, save 30%; buy 5+, save 40%.
  • Hendri Bendel – $50 off $250, $100 off $350, $150 off $450.
  • Hugo Boss – Sale, up to 40% off.
  • Intermix – Additional 30% off all sale items.
  • J.Crew – 30% off full-price styles with code WEEKENDPLANS.
  • J.Crew Factory – 50% off entire site.
  • Jones New York – $50 off a $200 purchase.
  • Karen Millen – Mid-season sale with up to 30% off.
  • Kate Spade – Take 20% off all sale merchandise with code FALLSALE20.
  • Kate Spade Saturday – 20% off all outerwear and sweaters with code BUNDLED.
  • Kohl’s – Additional 20% off with code YES2FAM.
  • Lands’ End – 25% off with code COOL.
  • Last Call – Additional 30% off everything.
  • The Limited – 40% off sitewide, including sale items… and (online only), 60% off select sweaters.
  • LK Bennett – Prices up to 50% off in their sale section.
  • LOFT – 50% off select fall favorites with code EXPLORE, additional 50% off all sale styles.
  • Macy’s – Super Saturday extra 20% off with code SUPER.
  • Madewell – The Finally Fall Event: 30% off fall-ready styles with code OHFALL.
  • New York & Company – Buy one get one 50% off on new arrivals. $100 off $200 purchase with code 3812, $50 off $100 purchase with code 3811.
  • Nordstrom – Prices up to 60% off. 
  • Piperlime – 20% off with code FALL20.
  • Reiss – Sale prices up to 50% off in their outlet.
  • Shoes.com – Take 15% off sitewide (plus free shipping) with code SHOES15.
  • ShopBop – Prices up to 70% off.
  • Talbots – Up to 50% off full-price styles.
  • Theory – Friends & Family shop 25% off with code THEORYFF2014.
  • White House | Black Market – $50 off your entire purchase of $175+.

Readers, are you looking forward to any big sales this weekend? Which ones will you check out first? 

Weekly News Update

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  • New York magazine rounds up some stylish cruelty-free/vegan fashion.
  • A Harvard Business Review blogger reports on a new study that reveals how past participation in sports plays a role for female C-suite executives and the women they hire.
  • According to The Washington Post’s On Leadership blog, the majority of Americans would prefer not to relocate out of the country for work. (Would you? Have you?)
  • PopSugar Smart Living brings you some crowdsourced advice on getting a raise.
  • Politico talks to Fortune’s Senior Editor at Large, Pattie Sellers (h/t to The Broadsheet).
  • The Simple Dollar gives you 15 ways of tackling student loans.
  • The Atlantic takes a look at the widespread misogyny and violent threats against women on social media.
  • Too busy for a book club? A Cup of Jo has an idea for you: an articles club.
  • Worried about Ebola? PBS NewsHour tells you about six diseases that you should be worried about instead.

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  • The Atlantic talks about why designers are reluctant to include pockets in women’s clothes — and how it affects women at work.
  • Pinterest Told Me To rounds up a selection of tunics that are long enough to pair well with leggings.
  • Fashionista presents “14 Beautiful Bras for Full-Chested Women.”
  • Fortune reports on a study that examined the ways your spouse/partner can influence your job performance. Also recently in Fortune: the word “kiddo” and women whistleblowers.
  • The New York Times’ You’re the Boss blog asks, “Can a female boss successfully manage a chauvinist?”
  • A Harvard Business Review blogger looks into a study that showed women may be more likely to negotiate salary at a new job when they’ve been told the pay is negotiable; if not, they may actually negotiate downward (h/t to The Broadsheet).
  • Above the Law talks about judges who tweet.
  • Road Warriorette tackles deplaning etiquette.

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  • Lucky rounds up 14 budget-friendly drugstore beauty products for fall.
  • Naomi Alder writes for Medium about working in the tech industry and finding herself playing the stereotypical roles that others expect. And in The New York Times, a geobiology professor writes about the prevalence of sexual assault against female scientists working in the field and how it’s changed the course of her research.
  • Inc. gives you tips on ways to signal power with your body language, voice, and more.
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg explains to The New Yorker why she is not planning on retiring anytime soon.
  • Business Insider finds out what nine successful people, like Mark Cuban, Tim Ferriss, and Debbi Fields (the Mrs. Fields), wish they’d known about personal finance in their 20s.
  • The New Yorker has a very honest, heartfelt essay about the writer’s difficult decision whether or not to have children — and the local kids she tries to help in the meantime. New York Magazine gathers some thoughts from famous women — from Margaret Cho to Gloria Steinem — on choosing not to have kids.
  • SheKnows gives advice to a woman whose boyfriend’s controlling ways with money seem to be creating an abusive situation.
  • Jill Lepore at The New Yorker delves into the surprising and fascinating history — and evolution — of Wonder Woman.
  • Which are better for drying your hands, paper towels or hand dryers? Lifehacker tackles this eternal question — and even links to a TEDx talk about the subject. (Spoiler: paper towels are slightly better.)

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