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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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Weekly News Update

Weekly News UpdateLike 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.

  • Bloomberg Businessweek brings news of the latest menswear trend. Yes, the shorts suit. (We asked for your opinion on women’s shorts suits a few years ago… and it’s not too difficult to predict your opinions on this version.)
  • Ever look at an item of clothing that’s calling your name and wonder whether the sale price is the final markdown or if you might get an even better deal if you wait? Lifehacker shares several retailers’ secret price codes.
  • Do you have a messy purse? A perfectly organized one? Cosmo tells you what a peek inside your bag may say about you.
  • The Washington Post talks about warm-weather fashion vs. dress codes at work. Prime quote: “Interns and junior staffers are just clomping down the hall in their $5 Old Navy flip-flops.”
  • The New Yorker talks about women and negotiation tactics and how — like many workplace issues — women should tread carefully.
  • The Wall Street Journal’s At Work blog garners some job interview tips from a woman who’s been through 100 of them.
  • Essentialist or Nonessentialist: which one are you? The Harvard Business Review discusses the difference — and talks about the I’m-so-busy humblebrag.
  • From 100 job interviews to 12 weddings… DailyWorth (via PopSugar Smart Living) has some wedding-party tips from a woman who has been a bridesmaid a dozen times.

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  • SheFinds features the best beauty products as chosen by Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) and Women’s Health (on the list: NARS blush, at left).
  • Kelly of Alterations Needed advises you to try “fashion bookends” when putting together an outfit — “support the outfit at the top and bottom with the same color,” she says.
  • The Muse reports on a new study that shows that going above and beyond at work doesn’t really benefit you any more than simply doing what you’ve promised.
  • Road Warriorette answers a reader’s question about colleagues traveling together but not actually sitting together.
  • The Greedy Associates blog responds to a recent piece in Slate by saying you CAN do anything with a law degree, with the caveat that you should only go to law school if you want to be a lawyer.
  • PopSugar Smart Living lists eight possible reasons you’re not getting hired.
  • Forbes reports that although only 3 to 4% of active venture capitalists are women and 7% of venture capital funding goes to female-led businesses, there are some signs of progress.
  • The Planet Money blog at NPR looks how Americans move in and out of various income brackets, including the much talked about 1%.
  • The Upshot at the New York Times shares some historical data about marriage in the U.S.; for example, in 1964, the median marrying age was 20.5 for women and 23.4 for men.

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Previously, on Corporette…

Corp square 80 tiny Travel back in the Corporette time capsule… Here’s what was on our minds oh so many moons ago.

One year ago…

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