Weekly Roundup

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– The Top 10 iPhone apps for lawyers. [Above the Law] Ladies, what are your favorite iPhone apps?

– Forbes enters the pantyhose debate. [Forbes]

– According to a new survey, the majority of women who leave their jobs do so in a search for flexibility and a more supportive environment. [ABA Journal]

– Networking is essential for a good career — but how to make time for it in your already jam-packed schedule? [The Gender Agenda]

– The secret to happiness, according to Sandra Day O’Connor… [The Happiness Project]

– The Law Blog explores the difference between millennials and previous generations. [WSJ’s Law Blog]

Weekly Roundup

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(At left: This week’s round-up is rather bleak, so we decided to illustrate it with something happy. Cupcakes? Puppies? We ultimately decided to go with the cute guy and the kitty. Check out the video, posted below, if you haven’t seen it before. Hat tip to La Pauline 2.0.)

– Women in BigLaw are hitting their heads on the glass ceiling. [WSJ Law Blog] But then, is it a glass ceiling or a sticky floor? The Downtown Women’s Club Blog rehashed a recent teleclass on the subject. [DWC]

– If you’re a woman in Big Law, don’t get your hopes too high for a huge bonus. [Above The Law]

– If you should be laid off, some advice on how to make a graceful exit. [The Thin Pink Line]

– How to order a bespoke suit from overseas. [WSJ]

– Sadie at Jezebel admits a dark secret that others agree with: the wrap dress, long written about as a “classic” that every woman must own, ain’t that flattering. [Jezebel]

– The next time you need to carry files with you (deposition, anyone?) you may want to consider totes like these and these — they’re probably easier to maneuver than a banker’s box. [Jeri’s Organizing & Decluttering News]

– The Simple Dollar reviews “The Little Book of Bull Moves in a Bear Market. [The Simple Dollar]

Finally: Presenting “Hey Little Sparta,” by Cory “Mr. Safety” Williams.

Weekly Roundup

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- Diane von Furstenberg is having an online sale — great selection and decent prices.  [DvF.com]

– Yes, yes:  The McCain campaign somehow managed to spend $150K on Palin’s wardrobe and she looks, largely, the same. [NYT]  Although, apparently, she is keenly aware of her “new” image and gave the SNL wardrobe people guff.  [The Huffington Post]

– The WSJ braces the workforce for the Millenials.  [WSJ]

– Tracie over at Jezebel ruminates on all the ways Judge Judy has helped to turn her into a responsible adult.  [Jezebel]

– The editors over at The Daily Obsession are obsessed with Medieval, a red gloss.  We’re going to have to check it out! [The Daily Obsession]

– Finally:  Advice on how to leave the rat race.  [WSJ]

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- From Jezebel: a handy guide to the Erin Andrews debacle, a sports writer who’s been getting lambasted for having worn a “skimpy outfit” to the locker room at a Cubs/Brewers game. Our $.02: Yeah, yeah, we know we write advice on what’s appropriate, but nothing pisses us off more than having men and women with 20/20 hindsight insist that something wasn’t appropriate and therefore she is “damaging the entire gender.” [Jezebel] (“Skimpy outfit” pictured at left)

– A Malaysian newspaper discusses the problem of women leaving the workforce, and profiles some top women leaders in Malaysian companies, who offer advice in how to push forward against glass ceilings. [The Star via Women Of History]

– There’s a great discussion over at The Juggle about when to hire a financial planner. Be sure to check out the comments. [WSJ: The Juggle]

– Lady investors in the Middle East are rocking their investments. You go, girls! [TIME via Jezebel]

– Some working women are too busy to have their baby AND deal with the details, so a new type of assistant, the “baby planner,” is cropping up: they’ll help you navigate the registry, find a competent nanny, etc. [ChiTrib]

– Oh good, just what we’ve needed: a comparison of Michelle Obama’s and Cindy McCain’s pearls, and advice on how to wear your own pearls.

– ChiTrib suggests the best laptops for the back-to-school crowd — but odds are if your laptop is a secondary computer and you’re not a heavy gamer/watcher-of-DVDs-on-your laptop, then they’ll be fine for you too. [ChiTrib]

– 20 strategies to defeat the urge to procrastinate. [Zen Habits]

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- Two chief executives at Capital Institutional Services, Kelly Abernathy and Kristi Wetherington (pictured at left), discuss how feminine is too feminine to be considered professional.  [WSJ]

– Some thoughts on why it stinks that women must consider how their outfits affect the business situation, when men don’t have to.  [Women Lawyers — Back On Track]

– The Glass Hammer examines the myth of the “opt-out revolution.”

– Jezebel theorizes about how your perceived attractiveness in middle school affects your future life and confidence.

– The Thin Pink Line lays out the different personality types of women investors.

– Lawyers may suffer from “preparing to live” syndrome — where everything you do is geared to opening doors but you never actually enjoy life.  Hmmn: sounds familiar.  [Texas Lawyer via WSJ LawBlog]

– Finally: congrats to everyone who took the bar exam this past week, or celebrates their anniversary of taking the bar exam.  The worst is behind you!