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Great Stores for Wear-to-Work Clothes | CorporetteLike these posts? Follow us on Twitter or Facebook — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale through our CorporetteDeals Twitter feed.) You can also follow us on Pinterest, Instagram, or by our RSS feed.

  • Think it’s harder to find quality workwear lately? You’re not alone, as Fashionista’s Lauren Sherman writes; however, she managed to round up seven retailers (offering a range of prices) who are still go-to sources for professional pieces. P.S. Don’t miss the quotes from Kat!
  • While comfortable heels for work do exist, some well-known actresses are kissing high heels goodbye, according to The Huffington Post. Have any of you sworn them off, too?
  • The Atlantic looks at how women may be holding themselves back because of a lack of confidence in their abilities and qualifications; for example, many of us won’t apply for a job unless we meet the listed requirements 100%. (Does that sound like you, or do you just go for it?)
  • Forbes compares women in corporate careers and women who are entrepreneurs and also touches on a few points from What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know by Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey.  Meanwhile, The Washington Post has a piece from one of the authors about how women are all too often stuck with “office housework.”
  • The NYT ponders women who are trying to reclaim “words that smear” — such as, you know, “ladylike.”
  • PopSugar Smart Living give you tips on dealing with six common types of “difficult” coworkers. (Here on Corporette we’ve talked about micro-managing bosses, hostile mentors, and sexist jerks, just to name a few.)
  • We all know that women typically live longer than men, but what does that mean for your life right now? NPR recently spoke to Acting Commissioner of Social Security Carolyn Colvin about women and retirement planning.
  • Speaking of living longer, Hungry Girl offers several useful tips on lowering the sodium in your diet.

In Corporette news:  stay tuned next week for a BIG announcement!  (I’m psyched!)

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Spring Business-Casual Picks | CorporetteLike these posts? Follow us on Twitter or Facebook — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale through our CorporetteDeals Twitter feed.) You can also follow us on Pinterest, Instagram, or by our RSS feed.

  • Looking for some new finds for your spring work wardrobe? YouLookFab offers six suggestions for business-casual pieces.
  • Love Your Job discusses the most common reasons that women lawyers consider leaving the profession. Are they consistent with what you’ve heard from colleagues who are thinking of calling it quits?
  • The New York Times’ Sinosphere blog examines a new study from China that found that maintaining a higher percentage of women on company boards reduces fraud.
  • This NPR story looks at a new study that discusses the hot topic of the moment, women’s salaries — and the act of negotiating higher ones.
  • A related story in TIME reveals that female job-seekers tend to steer clear of positions that require stereotypically male traits like assertiveness.
  • Hmm, “How To Leave Work at 5 P.M. and Still Get Everything Done”? Does that involve starting work at 5:00 a.m.? Although this Forbes blog post may not get all of you out the door at 5:00, the productivity tips included are still worth a read.
  • Lifehacker checks out Kitestring, a “just in case” webapp that might make your mom a bit less worried about your online dating activities.
  • What’s that about your boss’s wedding? Oh, wait, it’s a Boss Wedding? Above the Law explains.
  • If you’re just finishing up your taxes (don’t worry, we won’t judge), PopSugar Smart Living has eight last-minute tips for staying accurate.

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  • This article from Elle talks about how using “girl speak” and up-talk at work can hurt your career. (Totes McGotes, right?)
  • Extra Petite ponders how to style the sheath dress.
  • Capitol Hill Style gathers advice for job seekers who are currently employed and don’t want their interview outfit to broadcast their intentions while they’re at work.
  • Above the Law‘s “Anonymous Recruitment Director” reveals nine recruiter pet peeves, ranging from applications received without transcripts to rudeness toward receptionists.
  • Slate‘s Hanna Rosin reviews Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time by Washington Post journalist Brigid Schulte, who says busyness has become a status symbol. Have you noticed this trend?
  • The New York Times talks to experts who advise that women must tread lightly when negotiating a raise.   
  • Do you work during vacations? Never take vacation time at all? Glassdoor‘s recent survey shows that you’re not alone.
  • Learnvest (via Popsugar Smart Living) offers several tips on spring-cleaning your finances.
  • Finally: Eww. Lifehacker says to never drink water from an airplane.

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  • Angie at YouLookFab notes that the puff-sleeve blazer is back.  I always liked the trend, myself…
  • Above the Law and Jezebel both have the scoop on a federal judge who blogged about a certain female attorney’s scandalous work attire.  Meanwhile, Greedy Associates ponders how to give women fashion advice without belittling them.
  • Popsugar Smart Living takes a look at the habits of punctual people.
  • Forbes tells you how to get more out of every hour.
  • Lifehacker tells you the secrets of the most successful relationships.  (Their link isn’t currently working for me, but I think it’s going to the right place — maybe their server is down?)

PSSST: After months of problems, I think I’ve finally fixed the problems with our RSS feed Is anyone still having problems?  (I know I royally screwed it up — please rejoin the feed if you got lost in the shuffle! My apologies for the difficulties.)

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  • Capitol Hill Style ponders what to wear at different interview stages (initial interview, callback, and job offer).
  • Eye4Style takes a fashion field trip to LA to check out the “Journey of a Dress” exhibition on Diane von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress.
  • Above the Law has the scoop on a law school that felt the need to send a memo to its population warning female students against cleavage and stiletto heels.
  • Slate.com takes a closer look at the “job offer withdrawn because woman dared to negotiate” story — lots of interesting (depressing) statistics.
  • Yeouch: Ask a Manager has some great advice for some poor young woman who is being “mothered” by her older assistant, with lots of comments about her appearance.
  • Huh: About.com (via Lifehacker) tells you to buy shampoo according to your scalp’s needs, and to buy conditioner according to your hair’s needs.  Int-er-est-ing.  Also via Lifehacker: how to handle finances when you’re shacking up.
  • Road Warriorette sings the praises of her travel surge protector.
  • Mr. Money Mustache advises you how to avoid golden handcuffs.
  • Popsugar Smart Living takes an interesting look at what happens to your clothes after you donate them.

Update: D’oh! I can’t believe I forgot to mention this: I’m hugely honored that Corporette is included in Working Mother‘s “Best of the Net 2014″ roundup.  Thank you!

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  • YouLookFab puts together a business casual capsule — and tells you how to do the same.
  • SheFinds rounded up 13 makeup hacks that “even the pros don’t know.”
  • Buzzfeed tells you about a new clothing company, Betabrand, that only used PhD students for their models.
  • The Washington Post lists the three kinds of job burnout.
  • The Careerist (now behind a free subscription wall) notes that just because a “feminine” style of leadership is in vogue, it doesn’t necessarily mean people want more women leaders.
  • Popsugar Smart Living tells you how to stop thinking about work on the weekends.
  • For those of you who’ve been hate-reading the Princeton Mom stories, the NY Post tells you 8 reasons why NYC women can’t find a man.  (The rest of you can go back to ignoring her/rolling your eyes without reading.)
  • Finally: if you’re trying to be healthier and cut out chemicals/preservatives, I thought this listing of which are the best (and worst) breads was really helpful on FoodBabe.

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