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  • The Wall Street Journal ponders the question, “Men’s shirts: one button undone, or two?”
  • Joanne Lipman writes in The Wall Street Journal to give advice to male managers about managing women (and the piece has certainly generated some debate, as it has 300+ comments so far). Also in The WSJ, in its At Work blog: read what happens when men and women work together on teams vs. in single-gender groups.
  • Above the Law names the “12 Awesome Law Blogs of 2014.” (Also, ATL tells us that one of the guys from Blind Melon is now working in Biglaw…)
  • Inc. talks to the Columbia Business School students who created the “Bitch in Business” video parody been making the rounds.
  • Amid Privilege gives you advice on holiday office gift-giving.
  • Forbes has a list of 10 airport restaurants that actually have good food.
  • For city dwellers: The NY Post is on to us and our secret guilty Seamless addiction.
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week: Sunny Skyz shares some unique Christmas cards.

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  • Barneys’ The Window features seven stylish-but-comfortable shoes favored by its accessories team, like these Leopard-Print Haircalf Milly Pumps.
  • Racked has your ’90s nostalgia moment for today: Delia’s is closing stores and filing for bankruptcy. Racked also takes a look at the regulation and impact of counterfeit and knockoff fashions.
  • The Wall Street Journal’s At Work blog looks at data gathered from LinkedIn profiles to find out the most likely next jobs for people in certain careers. (There’s a search box on the page if you want to look into your possible future…)
  • Forbes shares some stats about workplace gift-giving and tells you some of the weirdest gifts people have received from coworkers.
  • DailyWorth shows you 10 myths about maternity leave in the U.S.
  • New York magazine has an essay by a woman who came to realize that at 40, she would be just fine if she never has kids (and actually prefers it that way).

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  • Lucky rounds up eight products that make you look more awake than you may actually feel.
  • The New York Times shares the news that law firms are awarding significantly bigger bonuses this year, while Crain’s New York Business says that fewer companies are hosting holiday parties. (Fast Company offers some alternatives, while NPR has some amusing anecdotes of holiday parties gone awry.)
  • Fast Company looks at a new study that finds the stigma of job-hopping is lessening.
  • The Muse offers “35 things to do for your career by 35.”
  • The Wall Street Journal’s At Work blog talks to a psychologist and researcher who tells us to replace ineffective positive thinking with the more useful “mental contrasting.”
  • New York magazine talks to a few 20-something women in NYC about their budgets and spending habits.
  • The Globe and Mail reports that women are drinking more than before and catching up with men.
  • Here’s a Friday laugh for you from Saturday Night Live (work warning: autoplay video) about the perks of going home for the holidays. Bowls for everything!

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  • Fashionista tries out some long-wear lipsticks to see if they deliver.
  • Fortune says that Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s are two of the growing number of retailers who are adding technology to the experience of trying on clothes, creating smart fitting rooms.
  • IvankaTrump.com has begun featuring working women who range from the founder/CEO of LearnVest to the New York City Ballet’s principal dancer. In a similar vein, A Lawyer’s Life publishes “in-depth interviews with lawyers who love their jobs, former lawyers who have found success and happiness in other pursuits, and mentors you wish you had.” And one more: DailyWorth features “9 Badass Women Who Had Not ‘Made It’ By 30.”
  • New York magazine reports on a new study that found more signs of depression in women who have authority positions at work (and that moving up the ladder has the opposite effect on men).
  • Above the Law gives you tips for navigating the work holiday party.
  • The Muse shares some news on what happens to introverts when they drink coffee.
  • NextAdvisor has rounded up seven credit card offers that may be good bets if you have excellent credit. (Note that we’re not really familiar with this site and its advice; just passing this along.)

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  • Black Girl with Long Hair shares five professional hairstyles for natural hair.
  • Inc. reports on a new study showing that having a healthy appearance can affect how people view your leadership abilities. Inc. also talks to five women who are founding CEOs (Zipcar, Rent the Runway, etc.) about their work.
  • The New York Times talks to some small companies that are trying out potential employees before extending an offer.
  • The New York Times reviews how some companies are closely examining pay inequity among their male and female employees (h/t to The Broadsheet).
  • The Washington Post takes a look at how employers are increasingly offering elder care benefits.
  • Above the Law shares the story of a pregnant woman planning to take the February 2015 bar exam in Illinois. Her due date is during the month before the exam, but the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar has denied her request for reasonable accommodations to pump during the exam for her newborn.

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  • Fashionista has rounded up some vintage beauty ads and treatments that must be seen to be believed.
  • StyleCaster put together a list of 10 bloggers who write about budget fashion.
  • The Daily Beast reflects on plus-size fashion and the “plus-size” term itself. (If you’re interested, consider signing up for our new plus-size newsletter!)
  • 99U gives you “7 pieces of wisdom” that can help your career.
  • Bustle lists some common things that women deal with when working in offices of mostly men.
  • Above the Law shares a letter that UVA law students wrote to the dean’s office criticizing an article the university published that featured two law students in the Miss Virginia beauty pageant.

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