Weekly News Update

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  • Angie of YouLookFab shares a tip on stretching tight shoes a bit … with potatoes!
  • The WSJ tests three bags that can charge your phone while you’re out and about. Would you buy one?
  • The NYT reports on the new trend of upgrading the typical social-media selfies to, um, unique professional portraits. In what is likely to be the first time these words have been combined in a single sentence, the article reads, “For her Google+ profile, she wore a theatrical chain-mail top, complete with Kabuki-esque makeup and a gold circlet crown.” (The “she” in question is a software engineer in California.)
  • Above the Law looks at Vault’s latest ratings of the law firms where summer associates have the most fun.
  • The Muse shares Tim Ferriss’ list of nine bad work habits. How many of these do you often find yourself doing? Do you agree with the list?
  • Lifehacker has a tip on using Evernote to save notes and highlighted lines/sections from books you read on your Kindle.
  • Business Insider (via PopSugar Smart Living) provides a big list of discounts available to students, including deals from Amazon, Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Apple, and the New York Times.
  • …And now for some humor for your Friday. Has a cat ever scratched your clothes and torn the fabric? Multiply that times 100 to get this story from the WSJ’s Japan Real Time blog, which sort of reads like something from the Onion.

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Weekly News Update / Open Thread

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  • The Inside Scoop (a blog from Shop It To Me) talks to costume designer Jolie Andreatta for tips on getting the “Suits” look.
  • Nothing new here, but Business Insider has a great roundup of all the subtle ways women are treated differently at work.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek reports on what led to the sexual harassment and discrimination suit filed by Whitney Wolfe, a former vice president for marketing at Tinder, and touches on sexism in the world of startups.
  • Speaking of sexism, New York magazine reports that two women who filed a 2010 gender discrimination lawsuit against Goldman Sachs are seeking class status for the suit, which alleges that Goldman had a “boys’ club atmosphere” that meant lower pay and slower promotions for women, meetings at strip clubs, and sexual harassment.
  • FiveThirtyEight references the Tinder lawsuit in its piece on sexual harassment and sexism in the tech field.
  • OK, just ONE more on this subject: Aol Jobs features tips on working in a male-dominated field from a woman who used to work at a financial services firm. What do you think of her “France” analogy?
  • Kathy Caprino, writing for Forbes, would prefer to never again hear the phrase “having it all.”
  • Trying to bike to work but don’t want to cut skirts out of your wardrobe? Lifehacker clues us in to an easy fix using only a penny and a rubber band. (We’ve also talked about makeup for a bike commute).
  • PopSugar Smart Living gives you useful eight questions to ask yourself to make it easier to declutter at home.
  • … And now for your Laugh of the Week.

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This is our final post for Monday, so let’s treat it like an open thread. Tomorrow we’ll return to our regular posting schedule.

Happy Fourth of July! 61 Sales (and Kat’s Top 17)!

sales175 punyHappy Fourth of July! May everyone have a long weekend free from work (or at least mostly free), and may everyone get a chance to enjoy some of the great sales going on! We’ve rounded up 66 sales (count ’em, sixty-six sales!) — the ones that Kat would check first are in bold. Updates are in red.

If you want even MORE sales, check out the roundup for maternity, kids’, and baby gear over at CorporetteMoms!

  • Aldo – Additional 30% off selected sale items.
  • Anne Klein – Additional 40% off sale styles.
  • Anthropologie – Extra 20% off sale items with code BUZZ20.
  • Ann Taylor – Semi-Annual Sale: extra 50% off all sale styles; 40% off full-price shorts, cropped pants, jewelry, and shoes. 
  • ASOS – 20% off regularly priced items with code PARTYINTHEUSA. Up to 50% off other select styles.
  • Banana Republic – 40% off with code BRJULY.
  • Barneys – Up to 60% off regular prices on select clothing, shoes, and accessories.
  • BaubleBar – $10 off orders of $30+ (Need an invite? Click here.)
  • Bergdorf Goodman – 5F sale — additional 20% off previously reduced ready-to-wear, shoes, and handbags.
  • Bloomingdale’s – 20-65% off select styles.
  • Bluefly – Today (7/4) only, additional 30-50% off.
  • Brooks Brothers – Semi-Annual Sale: Up to 50% off.
  • Canvas – 40% off 2 regularly price items with code FIREWORKS and pin 7006.
  • Club Monaco – 30% off sale styles and 50% off clearance with code MIDSUMMER.
  • Cole Haan – Additional 30% off sale items with code AMERICA.
  • CUSP by Neiman Marcus – Extra 25% off sale styles.
  • C.Wonder – Semi-Annual Big Wonder Sale, now up to 70% off.
  • DvF – Additional 40% off sale items with code JULY40.
  • eBags – Up to 65% off.
  • eShakti – Buy 2 get 1 free (extended through 7/15).
  • Eddie Bauer – Everything on sale: up to 60% off.
  • Express – $20 off $60; $40 off $120; $80 off $240 with code 9238.
  • French Connection – Up to 60% off sale styles plus free shipping with code S14SHIP.
  • Henri Bendel – 50% off select items.
  • Intermix – Additional 40% off sale items.
  • J.Crew – 40% off final-sale styles with code SHOPMORE.
  • James Perse – Up to 65% off with code SUMMERFREE2014.
  • Johnston & Murphy – Up to 50% off on select styles.
  • Jones New York – Semi-Annual Sale: additional 50% off sale styles (through 7/4 only).
  • Karen Millen – Additional 20% off with code KMJULY04.
  • Kate Spade – Additional 25% off all sale styles with code MORESALE.
  • Kate Spade Saturday – Extra 25% off all sale styles with code INSTANT25.
  • Kirna Zabête – Up to 70% off.
  • L.K. Bennett – 30% off all sale styles with code ID30.
  • Lacoste – Up to 50% off select styles.
  • Last Call by Neiman Marcus – Extra 30-60% off everything.
  • The Limited – 50% off everything, including sale items.
  • LOFT – 60% off select new styles; additional 60% off sale styles.
  • Lord & Taylor – Take an extra 15% off sale & clearance items, plus another 10% off with your L&T card with code JULY4.
  • Macy’s – Extra 20% off select styles with code FOURTH.
  • Nasty Gal – Up to 80% off.
  • Naturalizer – Up to 50% off plus additional 20% off all sale items with code CLEARANCE20WEB.
  • Neiman Marcus – Additional 25% off select sale items. 7/4 only (online): additional 35% select sale items.
  • Net-a-Porter – Extra 20% off sale styles with code SALE20.
  • Nordstrom – Up to 65% off.
  • The Outnet – Additional 30% off select styles.
  • Payless Shoes – 2 for $20 on select styles.
  • Pendleton – Up to 60% off.
  • Piperlime – Up to 50% off 150+ summer styles. 25% off your purchase with code SHOPFAST (by noon on 7/4).
  • Pottery Barn – Save up to 60% off on hundreds of items through 7/6.
  • Rebecca Taylor – Extra 40% off all sale styles with code RT14JULY40.
  • Reiss – Up to 50% off.
  • Rockport – Up to 50% off.
  • Saks – Up to 70% off select styles.
  • ShopBop – Up to 70% off hundreds of styles.
  • Spanx – Sale-ebrate Thindependence Day, enjoy up to 50% off select styles.
  • Splendid – Up to 40% off select styles; additional 10% off your purchase (sale and full-price merchandise) with code TAKE10.
  • Talbots – Red Hanger Sale, extra 40% off markdowns, now up to 60% off.
  • Ted Baker – Sale — Final reductions, up to 50% off.
  • Theory – Sale, up to 60% off.
  • Thomas Pink – Further reductions sale, now up to 50% off.
  • Topshop – 30% discount on select summer lines.
  • Tory Burch – Summer Event, up to 30% off with code SUMMER14.
  • Stuart Weitzman – Up to 40% off your SS14 favorites.
  • White House | Black Market – Summer Sale! 40% off select styles.
  • Zappos: 4th of July Clearance: swimwear, dresses, shorts, and more.

Weekly News Update

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  • Would you pay $115,000 for a “vintage” handbag from 2013? (More importantly, should you carry it with you to your internship?) The NYT delves into the world of rival auction houses, so-called Birkin whisperers, and a $60 million lawsuit.
  • The NYT blog “On the Runway” argues that — contrary to the opinions of many, including the parody blog ladypockets — the style choices of prominent women in business and politics are relevant, and furthermore, these women should be looked to as fashion role models.
  • Above the Law critiques an article published in Legal Ink magazine that’s been making the rounds online. One highlighted — and oh-so-helpful — quote from the article by William Cane: “You want to look like an attorney, not Lady Gaga.” 
  • Is a Katy Perry concert just as good a reason to be unavailable for work as giving birth? ATL Redline ponders a law firm memo that analogizes the two.
  • Do you have an “ow brain” or a “wow brain” when trying to make a change (e.g., a new networking approach, a new diet, or a new commitment to waking up early)? This Marie Forleo video may be helpful.
  • As if repaying student loans weren’t daunting enough, the The NYT reports that focusing on paying them off can be at the expense of retirement savings.
  • The NYT looks at the increasing percentage of middle-aged women — who should be in the prime of their careers — leaving their jobs to care for aging parents.
  • The WSJ reports on the growing evidence of the importance of good posture. Not surprising: spending hours sitting slouched at the computer is not exactly recommend.

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Weekly News Update

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  • The WSJ covers KPMG’s way of giving interns guidelines on dressing for the office: staging a runway show. Meanwhile, Buzzfeed has some great career advice — even if you aren’t an intern.
  • Jeanine at The Coveted has been rethinking her wardrobe and is finding that rules help.
  • Road Warriorette gives you tips on how to pack for a summertime conference.
  • Above the Law comments on a new study that shows that judges who have at least one daughter may be more likely to rule in favor of women in certain cases.
  • This piece from The New Inquiry describes the author’s “constant struggle” to maintain a size 0 and reveals the way men treat her differently than when she wasn’t thin but just “average.”
  • PopSugar Smart Living gives you five ways to save money on dry cleaning.

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