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  • Don’t forget to enter our Of Mercer giveaway!
  • ThinkProgress interviews the founders of Negative Underwear, a new lingerie brand that aims to make bras that women actually enjoy wearing.
  • The Wall Street Journal talks to four designers who are creating “wearable, clean-lined clothes that make a unique design statement.”
  • The Guardian has an opinion piece about the Internet-popular phrase “strong is the new skinny” and how it sounds a lot more positive and empowering for women than it really is.
  • The Harvard Business Review reports on a study that looked at how people who wear luxury designer logos (including job candidates) are viewed more positively.
  • Buzzfeed shares the experiences of two of their staff writers who lament the difficulty of shopping online for plus-size clothing that actually fits.
  • Racked gives the news that Piperlime is closing on April 30 — meanwhile, you can take advantage of their big sale.
  • The Wall Street Journal tells you about the #100SareePact that’s encouraging South Asian women to wear saris two days a week for a year (and not just for special occasions).
  • NPR reports on some employers who have done away with salary negotiation altogether in the face of the wage gap.
  • The Washington Post looks into ways law schools are trying to combat declining enrollment and stay relevant.
  • The Harvard Business Review explains the complicated issues surrounding voice profiling being used to evaluate job candidates, and Slate looks at the double standards regarding the speech and voices of men and women.
  • New York magazine talks about how it can be tough to maintain friendships in your 30s. (Do you agree?) And for those of you who haven’t read it, here’s a good NYT piece from a couple of years ago about the difficulty of making friends in your 30s.

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  • SheFinds gives you clothing-storage tips on what to hang and what to fold in your closet.
  • Fashionista tells you how to pronounce tricky designer names like Thakoon Panichgul and Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski.
  • Racked looks at the reasons adult acne is hard to treat — and why, for many of us, our skin didn’t really improve after our teenage years. (Thanks, hormones!)
  • Fashionista has an inside look at what happens to the clothes used in your favorite TV shows.
  • Above the Law interviews law professor Laura Appleman, author of Defending the Jury: Crime, Community, and the Constitution.
  • Women Lawyers News shares some stats on the wage gap — and will provide their List of Compensation Resources for Women Attorneys if you request it via this form.
  • New York magazine talks about the difficulty of identifying (and proving) subtle sexist behavior.
  • Refinery29 profiles the new White House Social Secretary, Deesha Dyer, who started her White House career as a 31-year-old intern (h/t to The Broadsheet).
  • Time reports on a study that showed women’s heart attack risk increases significantly after a divorce.
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week: How Your Lies Sound When You Sneak Out of the Office for a Job Interview 

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  • Already Pretty talks about why so many dresses don’t have sleeves.
  • After a hiatus, Hukkster — which we once featured as a Tool of the Trade — is back.
  • Two bits of news from Racked: Primark is coming to the U.S., and at the other end of the shopping scale, Chanel will add e-commerce starting next year.
  • Above the Law: Redline comments on the case of a lawyer who was of counsel at a New Jersey firm and sought jobless benefits even though she quit — she said she had been yelled at by a partner. The reason? She had disrespected another partner’s maternity leave by asking her to help with a project before the woman was planning to come back to work.
  • A Lawyer’s Life features an interview with Lesley Rosenthal, SVP general counsel and secretary for the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, about her career path and current position.
  • As the stigma around “job-hopping” seems to be decreasing, Fortune tells job seekers how to defend the decision to work at the same company for many years.
  • Focus @ Will says you’re listening to the wrong music at work when you’re trying to concentrate — and it’s offering a free 30-day trial of several music channels it claims are much more effective.
  • You can now vote online for one of four finalists in the campaign to get a woman featured on the $20 bill. In related news, the USPS apparently didn’t realize that the quote on the new Maya Angelou stamp … was not actually written by her. Mashable suggests some actual Angelou writings as alternatives (although the stamp isn’t being reissued).
  • Apartment Therapy gives some tips to tackle common causes of clutter in your home.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, find out what you’re really saying with your office fashion choices… What this man’s fashion choices are definitely saying is that he wasn’t expecting to meet with President Obama.
  • Psst: There’s still time to enter our giveaway for comfort heels from UKIES!

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  • Lucky tells you how to spot a designer fake.
  • Racked reports that Net-a-Porter and Yoox are merging.
  • Byrdie introduces you to the Face Yoga Method.
  • NewsWhistle talks to Ann Lawrence of Pink51, a new online marketplace that aims to boost women-owned/women-led businesses by allowing shoppers to find them in one place. (They also donate 10% of their profits to “charities that promote girls’ and women’s economic development and leadership success.”)
  • The Wall Street Journal reports on a new website, InHerSight, that gathers information on how companies support women employees. Users have entered several thousand ratings so far.
  • The Guardian declares (in response to a recent survey), “It’s not more time that women want, it’s more power” (though the article goes deeper than that).
  • Above the Law comments on the Weil Gotshal not-so-funny April Fools’ email joke (and the firm’s eventual apology for it). And speaking of office pranks, The Bold Italic staff really went all out (er, all off?) for their April Fools’ Day joke (NSFW).
  • Vanity Fair looks at the career of criminal defense attorney Judith Clarke.
  • ScoopWhoop explains the fight between Instagram and Rupi Kaur, an artist and University of Waterloo (Canada) student. Apparently, a couple spots of menstrual blood is offensive, because her photos (part of a school project) kept getting taken down. The Guardian‘s Jessica Valenti says it’s yet another instance of social media balking at the natural aspects of women’s bodies (breastfeeding, etc.) when they appear in photos that are not presented for men’s entertainment.
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week, from Jimmy Fallon and Helen Mirren.

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  • The New York Times and Racked take a look at Michelle Obama’s fashion choices during her recent trip through Asia.
  • Elle talks to Fran Lebowitz about her style — and about what she thinks about everyone else’s.
  • Fashionista and Racked bring lots of shopping news this week: The time has come to say goodbye to Kate Spade Saturday and Marc by Marc Jacobs, while Gap will close some stores to focus more on e-commerce, and you’re likely to see fewer of those ubiquitous big-sale emails from retailers this year.
  • The Telegraph reports on a new survey in which employers reveal what they think about women employees who don’t wear makeup. (We just talked about interview makeup this week.)
  • Which would save more water: drinking one fewer beer a week or installing water-saving faucets in your home? Answer: skip that beer. Southern California Public Radio has a quiz to test what you know about saving water.
  • Speaking of drinking… NPR reported this week about heavy drinkers cutting back rather than giving up alcohol completely, while an Atlantic piece critiques AA’s methods. (Have you seen our most recent discussion of overachievers and drinking?)
  • The New York Times‘ Opinion Page has an essay by Anna North about the problems with egg freezing (complete with the requisite mansplaining in the comments…).
  • Do you read the Food Babe? A chemistry professor writes in Slate about the blogger’s claims.
  • In Corporette news: Kat was recently interviewed by Michael Peggs for an episode of his personal branding podcast, “You University.”

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  • Fashionista talks to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s costume designer.
  • Fast Company has news that Stitch Fix is expanding its selections to include maternity and petites (h/t to The Broadsheet), while Racked reports on Target’s new plus-size line.
  • Lucky tells us that John Frieda’s Ocean Waves is available again — with a new name.
  • NPR looks at why more of us should be taking lunch breaks.
  • An old lawyer friend of Kat’s wrote for American Theatre on gender disparity on the New York Theater stage — the response to the article (in the comments) is almost as interesting as the article itself.
  • Above the Law looks at U.S. News’ rankings for law grads with the most debt.
  • Buzzfeed rounded up 30+ tips for relieving anxiety and stress.
  • PopSugar Smart Living gives you 20+ tips to make moving easier.
  • The Guardian tells us that TripAdvisor doesn’t want your “political” reviews.
  • The Onion gives you your Laugh of the Week.

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