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  • Racked recommends five beauty brands that don’t test on animals, including Girlactik, pictured here.
  • The New York Times shares style tips inspired by French women—just in time for Bastille Day.
  • The New York Times also reports that the Paris fashion destination Colette will close in December after 20 years.
  • The Huffington Post reports that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced plans to update the decades-old House dress code after its recent criticisms. Meanwhile, The Cut reports that Rep. Martha McSally commented about the dress code on the floor while wearing a sleeveless dress and open-toed shoes.
  • The Muse offers advice on how to focus on your successes early in your career.
  • Medium shares a CEO’s response to a web developer’s “mental health day” email that has gone viral.
  • NPR’s Marketplace examines why job interviews are getting more involved.
  • FiveThirtyEight reports that while Silicon Valley sexual harassment cases are in the headlines, “thousands of other cases of sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination … get much less attention—and often don’t result in firings or resignations.”
  • The Huffington Post reports that private companies are stepping up their game on a global scale when it comes to protecting the health of women workers.
  • Bustle reports that Culture Machine, a digital entertainment company in Mumbai, India, is offering “First Day of Period” leave for employees.
  • The Cut also shares results of a new study from the Pew Research Center regarding online harassment. Surprisingly, more men than women have reported being harassed. Not surprisingly, women are more concerned about online harassment.
  • Vice reports that Abbi Jacobson of Broad City has started A Piece of Work, a podcast about art featuring her celeb friends RuPaul, Hannibal Buress, Tavi Gevinson, and others.
  • Laugh of the Week: To celebrate the new season of Game of Thrones, The New Yorker released a sneak preview of George R.R. Martin’s not-quite-polished upcoming novel.

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  • Refinery29 reports that Target is revamping its brands — changes include a phase-out of Merona and Mossimo and the addition of A New Day, pictured here, available in stores in September.
  • InStyle shares items from the H&M/Colette collab, available in H&M’s brick-and-mortar stores starting in August.
  • The Slot (Jezebel) reports that there are (unwritten?) rules of what not to wear in the House of Representatives, including sleeveless outfits and open-toed shoes. However, a Corporette reader responded on our Facebook post about this story that not only are these rules for women not new, but that Rep. Nancy Pelosi would make announcements about the dress code.
  • Mommyish reports on financial advice so bad that it includes not paying all of your bills, even if you can afford it (seriously).
  • Forbes offers seven ways for women to get more out of networking.
  • Quartz shares three strategies to combat sexist interruptions.
  • Career Contessa helps women overcome mansplaining.
  • The Washington Post talks to Amy Siskind, a former Wall Street executive, about how she’s been building a list of “changes in governmental norms” during the current presidential administration.
  • Racked reminds us why bras are terrible.
  • The Wrap reports that New York is offering $5 million in incentives to hire more women and minorities as TV writers and directors.
  • Women in Film presents “Flip the Script,” where actors reenact sexist experiences in Hollywood — with a twist.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Hairpin asks if you’re “badass” enough to get the job.

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  • Teen Vogue shares 10 beauty products you didn’t know you needed, including this color-changing lipstick by Lipstick Queen founder, Poppy King.
  • Feedspot has ranked Corporette No. 1 among the “Top 30 Work and Office Fashion Blogs & Websites for Professionals.”
  • NPR reports that the number of complaints regarding hair and skincare products, including hair loss, breakage, skin irritation, serious injuries, and even death, has more than doubled from 2015 to 2016, according to a study published earlier this week.
  • Fashionista investigates how Shoes of Prey and other customizable clothing companies are changing the way we shop.
  • Bustle shares secrets to prevent summertime chafing that could be helpful for your Fourth of July outings.
  • Harvard Business Review reports that female entrepreneurs are treated differently by venture capitalists than their male counterparts, which in turn affects how much funding women entrepreneurs receive.
  • Code Like a Girl shares how a “woman with a lot going on” is unfairly treated because of her many accomplishments.
  • The New York Times shares some of the 1,000 stories of workplace sexism that they received from readers after their recent request.
  • Poynter asks whether women should stop using exclamation points in work communications. The answer? “We need to stop attacking or demeaning each other for the way we speak, write and work.” (Using exclamation points in emails is something we discussed a few years ago.)
  • The Associated Press reports that a judge has ruled that Ivanka Trump must testify at deposition in a trademark infringement case involving an Italian shoemaker.
  • Thrillist presents 15 places you should consider for your next vacation, both in the U.S. and abroad.
  • The Cut offers 28 sleeping hacks from Salma Hayek, entrepreneurs, and others.
  • NPR reviews Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman (affiliate link), a collection of “deeply thoughtful” essays by cultural critic Anne Helen Petersen regarding how famous women are criticized for being too… (fill in the blank).
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s shares an unemployed woman’s experience selling her eggs for a “bargain basement price.”

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  • Quartz talks to Kat about common challenges the tried-and-true workwear brands are facing in 2017.
  • Mic shares Kat’s views about why you shouldn’t buy cheap workwear and other things you shouldn’t do just to save money.
  • Racked sings the praises of wearing a fannypack, and other alternatives to purses in the summer.
  • Racked also explains why we all have trouble zipping our own dresses.
  • Above the Law shares unusual sexual harassment suits, including a woman who was fired for “acting like a man.”
  • Medium shares one woman’s story of the differences between her NYC and San Francisco colleagues when it comes to happy hour.
  • The New York Times reports that more “helicopter parents” continue to hover, even when their adult children have joined the workforce.
  • Femalista reports why having a baby in your 30s might not be such a bad thing.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut shares a study where a vegetarian diet had better results than a conventional one.
  • The Cut also reports that if a new bill is passed, “New York could become just the second state to formally treat beauty professionals as a resource for [domestic violence] victims.”
  • In honor of Pride 2017, Vogue profiles “women who make us proud,” to “celebrate those who have chosen to live openly and optimistically and beyond definitions.”
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion shares how one woman copes with her daily struggle at the office.

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  • Lifehacker suggests several comfy-yet-office-appropriate styles, including this green suit from Zara.
  • Business Insider shares how a work uniform can streamline your routine.
  • U.S. News reports on pharmacists’ “Top Recommended Health Products” from allergy relief to topical antibiotics.
  • Huffington Post shares Chelsea Clinton’s response to comments about her favorite pair of scuffed-up pumps.
  • The New York Post reports that Neiman Marcus has taken itself off of the auction block.
  • Politico investigates why the United States “has flatlined when it comes to electing women.”
  • The Pool recounts a public relations trailblazer’s response to all-male panel at PR conference: “we don’t need to speak up, we need to be heard.”
  • New York magazine’s The Cut shares quotes from 25 famous women about their furry friends.
  • The Mary Sue reminds us why we should be following J.K. Rowling on Twitter based on her response to someone calling U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May “a whore.” The Washington Post also recently reported that Rowling offered to share the president’s tweets with author Stephen King after the horror writer was reportedly blocked by Trump.
  • The Hollywood Reporter shares why “for women over 40, TV’s feminism is flawed.”
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion presents a helpful guide to wedding attire.

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  • New York magazine’s The Strategist dishes on sunscreens for various needs and skin types.
  • Although we missed it in April, Business Insider reports that 400 Payless shoe stores were set to close. (Updated list.)
  • Bust magazine shares beauty tips from the lovely Niecy Nash, who’s starring in the new show, Claws, premiering on TNT on June 11.
  • On the heels of an office shooting in Orlando earlier this week, consider these suggestions from Tip Hero on what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation in the workplace.
  • Inc. shares helpful hints on how to be productive on a plane if the airline bans laptops on board.
  • Forbes shares the “Court Lobster Strategy” as a way to gain confidence and head off imposter syndrome.
  • Entrepreneur breaks down a new study that finds, “while top students generally go on to be successful, few of them go on to achieve the kind of wild success most of us dream of.”
  • The Guardian reports, “a female engineer at Tesla who accused the car manufacturer of ignoring her complaints of sexual harassment and paying her less than her male counterparts has been fired in what her lawyer alleges was an act of retaliation.”
  • NPR reports that Uber has fired 20 employees after an internal investigation that followed an employee’s blog post about sexual harassment.
  • BU Today, the alumni magazine for Boston University, tells the story of the inspirational lawyer who was the model for Wonder Woman.
  • New York magazine’s Vulture lists numerous Netflix series that won’t be getting new seasons.
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s presents Daily Affirmations for Social Media Users.
  • Quote of the Week: “Sometimes the biggest disappointment leads you to the right place.” – Carey Graeber. (Pin-ready image after the jump!)

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