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  • Fashionista explains the difference between BB, CC, and DD creams.
  • The New York Post talks to the founders of a few new workwear brands, including MM.LaFleur (h/t to The Broadsheet).
  • Fashionista interviews a NYC dermatologist who focuses his clinical work and research on people with darker skin tones.
  • Racked reports that Kate Spade will expand to offer “bedding and bath products, furniture, fabric, wallpaper, and rugs” this spring.
  • The Verge takes a close look at Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (the Silicon Valley venture capital firm and a former partner).
  • Fortune tells you which jobs have the biggest gender wage gaps.
  • Marie Forleo gives advice on finding the courage to make changes and move ahead.
  • The New York Observer has some excellent advice for people in their 30s (from people in their late 30s or older).
  • Gretchen Rubin shares a short quiz to determine whether you are an upholder, a questioner, an obliger, or a rebel.
  • Quartz lists 13 women who could take on the job of hosting The Daily Show (but one of their top candidates just snagged a job over at TBS, says The Verge).
  • Well + Good explains the origin and meaning of tabata and how it relates to high intensity interval training.

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  • WindowsWear lets you look at — and shop — retail window displays and the 35,000+ brands sold in those stores.
  • Fashionista rounds up several of the best YouTube makeup tutorials that show you exactly how to contour and highlight, conceal blemishes, enhance your brows, and more.
  • The Business of Fashion looks at how cosmetics companies are expanding their “multicultural,” “ethnic” beauty products (though not enough, say the commenters).
  • A couple weeks ago we shared a link about Jones New York closing its stores and its wholesale business. Fashion Snoops shares some info from WWD that the company, whose spring collection will be its last, is “pursuing strategic alternatives for the brand” (which some are interpreting as seeking a buyer). Meanwhile, Ann Inc. (parent of Ann Taylor and Loft) is looking for a buyer as well, reports Bloomberg Business.
  • The Los Angeles Times looks at why so many women are leaving science, tech, and engineering fields in large numbers (no big surprises here). Over at Above the Law, Leigh McMullan Abramson writes why she left her law career to become a writer.
  • Thought Catalog lists the ways that confident alpha women do things differently (dating, etc.) than other women.
  • Vogue gives a peek at Candice Bergen’s new autobiography — an excerpt about playing Murphy Brown. (If that sentence means nothing to you at all, please read this while you make the rest of us feel old.)
  • Rather than a Laugh of the Week, today we’re giving you … the Head-scratcher of the Week, from Wired.

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  • Lifehacker offers a bunch of tips on choosing jewelry, glasses, hairstyles, etc., according to your face shape and body type.
  • Racked talks to Brandee Brown about her Fashion Week experience as a model with natural hair.
  • Popular Science profiles a fashion designer who’s part of a team using biotechnology to try to create clothing (h/t to The Broadsheet).
  • Above the Law brings you the latest in “sexist fashion police lecture women lawyers” news.
  • The New York Times reports on a new study that shows women may be more effective legislators than men.
  • Fortune has advice for recently promoted managers who feel out of place in their new roles.
  • Cosmopolitan shares the results of their survey on workplace sexual harassment.
  • Well+Good rounds up some work-stress relievers that include essential oils, herbs, teas, and aromatherapy.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: check out these 50 Shades of Grey reviews from The New Yorker, The Onion (autoplay video), and Man Repeller.

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  • Fashionista talks to “How to Get Away with Murder” costume designer Linda Bass.
  • Into the Gloss interviews Stacy London about her life, her road to success, and her favorite beauty products.
  • The New York Times looks into the factors behind the lack of racial diversity among fashion designers.
  • The BBC talks to couples who work together or otherwise share a career.
  • New York magazine disputes the claim that women just need to “try harder” to be successful.
  • The Muse recommends that you create a sort of aspirational resume to help you figure out what you want to accomplish and how to get there.
  • In Fortune, Roxane Gay writes about broadening the expectations of what leadership looks like rather than expecting women to lead in the same way that men do.
  • PopSugar Smart Living reveals the best bargains at drugstores (via Money Talks News).
  • New York magazine talks to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up author Marie Kondo.

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  • Racked looks at fashion investment purchases and quality vs. quantity.
  • The Consumerist reports that Jones New York is closing all of its stores and its wholesale business, while sister brand Anne Klein recently closed the e-commerce section of its website (after a period when customers’ questions on the Facebook page were answered with vague replies about a “refreshed new look”). Racked takes a look at all the recent additions to the retail graveyard (headline NSFW).
  • Lifehacker has advice on reading people’s body language when you’re considering whether to join a conversation in progress, while Women 2.0 has tips on tailoring your style to networking situations.
  • This New Republic piece on motherhood and women’s career paths has been making the rounds on social media. Here’s a line from the article, about maternity leave: “Eighty-eight percent of American women do not get paid for a single day or a single hour after they give birth.” Meanwhile, New York magazine has an essay written by a woman in her late 30s who’s considering becoming a single mom by choice.
  • About Careers shares a profile of one of Kat’s old law school friends.
  • McSweeney’s lists several reasons — TOTALLY unrelated to the fact that you’re a woman, of course — to explain why you didn’t get that promotion. For a Laugh of the Week of a less ironic variety, check out this recent Tonight Show skit that’s especially for ’90s kids (YouTube; autoplay video).

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  • New York magazine has news of the demise of Piperlime, while Fashionista reports that Kate Spade Saturday will close all of its stores.
  • Anna Akbari writes for DailyWorth about why women shouldn’t have to apologize for their fashion expenses.
  • NPR reports that meetings are getting longer, and explains why people schedule so many, while Racked looks at the practice of “sweatworking” — meeting/networking at the gym.
  • Glassdoor has put together a list of the 25 Best Jobs in America for 2015.
  • Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin of 40 Percent and Rising writes about coming to terms with being the primary breadwinner, and The Huffington Post shows you what kind of salary puts you in the top 1% of earners in each state.
  • Above the Law comments on a letter to students from the vice dean at Rutgers Law that addresses sexism in professor evaluations. Also, from ATL Redline, Staci Zaretsky responds to a reader’s complaint about her commentaries on sexism in the legal profession.
  • DailyWorth tells us that Mike Huckabee is not a fan of profanity in professional settings — ESPECIALLY when it comes from women, because that’s just “trashy” — and, in what is perhaps a surprising venue, Megyn Kelly gave him a reality check on Fox News, as Jezebel recounts.

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