Weekly News Update

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  • Refinery29 suggests several products for wintertime dry, itchy skin.
  • Racked gives you a guide for throwing out makeup products past their prime, and PopSugar Smart Living has a reference list for how often to wash certain clothing items.
  • Mashable offers advice for talking to your boss about not being happy at work.
  • The Washington Post reports on a new study showing that men get turned down more often than women when asking for flexible work arrangements.
  • The Atlantic examines a new study on the gender wage gap, and The Chicago Tribune reports on a survey showing that most people don’t think there is one at their employer.
  • New York magazine’s Science of Us looks at the relationship between introversion and “covert narcissism.”
  • Above the Law reports on a new study about lawyers and drinking.
  • For your Laugh of the Week (which you might need after a couple of the above links!), The Onion has a story on yesterday’s debate.

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  • Fashionista reports on J.Crew’s attempt to go back to basics.
  • New York magazine has a profile of Thinx founder Miki Agrawal: ” She is a tech bro — except she’s a woman, trying to sell underwear. Or, as she sees it, innovating in the ‘period space.'”
  • Racked has an essay about the difficulties of shopping for a wedding dress when your bra size is 30FF.
  • Fast Company gives you several questions to ask yourself before deciding to switch careers.
  • Inc. offers a list of ideas for starting a conversation with a stranger.
  • In New York magazine, several women recount anecdotes about work friendships.
  • Women Lawyers News gives some examples of men being encouraged to part in conversations about and efforts to advance women’s status in the legal field.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The Toast gives you “Kind-Hearted Reality Shows I Would Like To See.”

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  • After the blizzard dumped two feet of snow on Washington, D.C., last weekend, who showed up for Senate duty on Tuesday? Women, that’s who — and women only, as Sen. Lisa Murkowski points out in this “fabulous” video from Now This News.
  • Fast Company talks to the founders of Beauty Lies Truth, a new site that features natural beauty products.
  • U.S. News & World Report has tips on what to include and what not to include in your email signature.
  • NPR looks at a new study that finds “student evaluations are … better mirrors of gender bias than of what they are supposed to be measuring: teaching quality”; some doubt its results.
  • An Above the Law columnist writes about saying “no” in BigLaw and SmallLaw.
  • Mashable rounds up 10 women-hosted podcasts you should check out (h/t to The Broadsheet).
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The Onion looks at home buying vs. renting.

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  • Fashionista reveals what actually happens to the clothes you donate to charity.
  • Interesting reading from Racked for a Friday afternoon: a look back at ill-advised fad diets from history.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut ponders eating habits and judgment at work.
  • Entrepreneur has tips on facilitating periods of “deep work.”
  • The Minneapolis Star Tribune advises you on finding that dream job.
  • Fast Company gives you advice on researching potential employers via social media.
  • The Muse shares some helpful phrases for your annual review.

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  • Real Simple shares a bunch of “you can use X as Y” beauty hacks.
  • Racked warns you that even though you really shouldn’t, if you must, you can cut your own hair with their tips.
  • Did you see bestselling author Jennifer Weiner’s opinion piece in the New York Times about women “trying to look perfect”? What do you think?
  • Above the Law’s “Old Lady Lawyer” columnist comments on a California Bar Journal piece about changes in the legal field in the last 50 years.
  • Levo League has advice for job candidates who didn’t get an offer and would like to ask for feedback.
  • Business Collective gives you a list of annoying gestures people make in work situations. (Do you have any to add?)
  • The Mary Sue reports on a new survey about women in tech being told they’re too aggressive.
  • Gothamist responds to new “data” on manspreading.
  • Buzzfeed brings you food-prep tips so that you can eat healthy all week.

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  • New York magazine’s The Cut looks into the health and beauty claims about apple cider vinegar.
  • YouLookFab has advice for wearing colors that you don’t find flattering.
  • NerdWallet shares their “Best Cities for Women in the Workforce” list.
  • Harvard Business Review tells you how to ask for a raise when you’re afraid to.
  • The Muse lists six words that can make you sound more persuasive.
  • Above the Law has a piece about how a job waiting tables can make you a better lawyer.
  • Leah Harper writes in The Guardian about a course for women called “How to Get Heard in Meetings.”
  • In The Washington Post, Jessica Gross writes about why she won’t be using the “Just Not Sorry” Gmail plugin.
  • Lifehacker has tips for everyone who apologizes too much, even when things aren’t their fault.

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