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tumi salePsst: One of the items in Amazon’s lightning sale is this Tumi brief (pictured) — another one goes on sale at 2 PM.  The pictured one is 40% off — was $325 now $195; available in five colors.

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Weekly News Update

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  • Halloween will be here in no time. Are you looking for a unique costume idea? Perhaps … the lawyer for The Bangles, circa 1988? Actress Noomi Rapace shows you how its done at Go Fug Yourself.
  • Fortune looks at the disappointing but not entirely surprising differences between feedback given to men and to women during performance reviews.
  • Business Insider offers advice on words and phrases you should never include on your LinkedIn profile.
  • Fast Company tells you about several companies who are looking at “work/life balance” in new ways.
  • Road Warriorette gives some helpful tips on making travel a little less stressful. (What are yours?)
  • One more from Fast Company: a peek at a new dating site called “Jess, Meet Ken” that lets women virtually set up other women with guys they’d vouch for.

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  • Forbes introduces you to MICA, the new “smart bracelet” from Intel.
  • Check out Kat’s advice in this Real Simple article about workwear fashion and this Reading Eagle story about tattoos at the office.
  • Time offers a list of five simple emails you should send regularly, ranging from a note of thanks to a coworker to a message to a friend inviting her to coffee.
  • Popforms gives some advice on how to handle being fired and then move on.
  • The Wall Street Journal hears from “the Accelerators,” its startup mentor panel, on gender imbalance among entrepreneurs and how to tackle it.
  • The Washington Post reports that the states in the Northeast offer women the best opportunities for employment and earnings. The top-ranking “state,” however, is Washington, D.C., with neighbors Maryland and Virginia close behind, in the number-two and number-four spots, respectively.
  • Above the Law looks at the results from the American Lawyer’s 2014 Associate Survey.
  • PopSugar Smart Living tells us about a new job hunting app called Poacht.
  • NPR talks to a University of Chicago law professor about those terms of service agreements that almost everyone agrees to without reading. (Do you?)

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  • We talked about using maternity leave to learn something (TED talks? Coursera?) – when we’re not giving our brains a much-needed break by binge-watching “Gilmore Girls,” of course.
  • Check out Kat’s recent recs for moms and non-moms alike.

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  • The Wall Street Journal reports on the trend of designers cutting the department-store middlemen and selling directly to customers online.
  • Kat recently spoke with LJNRadio about dressing fashionably while keeping your style professional.
  • Think you need to wear a bra? The Huffington Post shares a French study that says you don’t. (Hmm…)
  • What if you weren’t expected to check work email on vacation? What if the emails sent to you on vacation actually disappeared? We hope this New York Times story inspires some employers.
  • Coffee + nap = coffee nap? Vox explains how this might be a much better idea than it sounds.
  • Slate talks to former Facebook staffer Susan Johnson, founder of Women.com, a women-only social network (currently in invite-only beta). Anyone tried it out yet?
  • Tamron Hall of Today talks about the negative reactions often faced by women who don’t have kids, in response to Jennifer Aniston’s recent remarks on the subject.
  • Slow Cooker from Scratch rounds up 20 recipes you can leave to cook all day while you’re at work, from pulled pork to chicken fajitas.
  • PopSugar Smart Living shows you how to wash dry-clean-only clothes at home.

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  • Fashionista points us to a great basic curly hair tutorial with two different options for achieving dry, curly hair in 15-20 minutes.
  • The Muse looks at some surprising, “science-backed” factors to seem smarter at work.
  • Mashable tells you how to be a power user for Linked In. (Check out our own tips on how to use Linked In secretly to find a new career.)
  • Business Insider ponders how to maintain work/life balance from the start of your career.
  • The New York Post takes a look at “egg freezing” parties.  (Check out the Corporette guest poster sharing her own experience with egg freezing.)
  • Stressed out? Have 10 minutes? Try these calming poses featured by Health.
  • On Medium, Zeynep Tufekci writes about how what we see online about Ferguson, MO, is affected by the algorithmic filtering that determines what shows up on Facebook, Twitter, and more.
  • … and for your Laugh of the Week, we present Men + Spanx, from Bustle.
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  • We talked about postpartum corsets: Do they work? Did you wear one, or are you planning to?
  • We tried an experiment where we posted one item of clothing each day (instead of one day of 5 recommendations) — readers seemed to like it.

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  • Business Insider has a handy infographic about office dress codes.
  • And speaking of dress codes, Fashionista highlights some celebrities dressed in “conservative yet fashion-forward” outfits. (Bear in mind that “conservative” is used kind of loosely here.)
  • You may want to rethink that blue nail polish at the office, lest your older supervisors think you’re advertising something kinky: Above the Law pulls the money quote from The Careerist article (sub req’d).
  • Alterations Needed rounds up some fun facts about gold jewelry you probably didn’t know (check out commenter Kanye East’s guest post along similar lines, here).
  • Fortune looks at a study showing the advantages of describing yourself using stereotypically “male” qualities when applying to work in a male-dominated field.
  • Road Warriorette gives advice on how to prepare for your first international business trip.
  • The Washington Post reports on a new study that found that men with feminine facial features are offered less in negotiations than people with more masculine ones. Awesome.
  • POPSUGAR Smart Living rounds up nine things that really annoy hiring managers.
  • Harper’s Bazaar tells us that even a few hours of exercise a week won’t counteract sitting for hours at a time at work. (Have no fear; there’s an app for that.)
  • For those of us without an MBA, Lisa posted the ten things she learned in business school (and the one thing she didn’t) at Amid Privilege.
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