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  • Fashionista tested out several drugstore brow products and shares the best.
  • Racked reports that T.J. Maxx is being sued for inventing high numbers for those “compare at” price tags. (I’ve often found the opposite to be true — that their estimates are actually lower than the original retail prices of the items…)
  • Greedy Associates gives you five things to do after taking the bar exam.
  • This week, NPR’s “Fresh Air” explored the ongoing policing of women’s speech habits — guests included a linguistics professor, a speech pathologist, and a journalist who has been criticized for her own voice. If you have the time, it’s worth listening to the whole interview.
  • The Toast ponders the “emotional labor” that women are expected to perform.
  • The Atlantic looks at what happens when couples have very different amounts of student-loan debt. 
  • Lindy West writes in The Guardian about her weight and her wedding.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The New York Times asks, “Is this a selfie?”

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  • Angie of YouLookFab gives you three advantages of wearing patterned tops.
  • A lawyer writes for Racked about being criticized for wanting to express herself by dressing stylishly. (We had a great discussion on the myth of “empowering clothes” here a while ago.)
  • New York magazine tells you to wear what you want, “problem areas” be damned.
  • Harvard Business Review reports on findings that our smartphone alerts and vibrations can be distracting even when we don’t pick up or look at our phones.
  • Above the Law has 10 last-minute tips for passing the bar.
  • A Lawyer’s Life shares an interesting interview with Connie Collingsworth, general counsel of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • In the Washington Post, Ellen Pao writes about her experiences at Reddit with Internet trolls as well as supporters who reached out.
  • PopSugar Smart Living rounds up several useful products to make traveling easier.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, here’s news from The Onion on Harper Lee’s next book.

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  • InStyle shares some sale-shopping tips.
  • According to NPR, “there’s a plus-size movement afoot.”
  • In Slate’s DoubleX, Hanna Rosin wants to reclaim the word “dowdy.”
  • Ann Friedman writes in New York magazine about all the advice women get about how to change their speech — no more uptalk! stop that vocal fry! quit apologizing so much! — and she raises a good point: “But are women the ones who need to change? If I’m saying something intelligent and all a listener can hear is the way I’m saying it, whose problem is that?”
  • Above the Law comments on the Marin Lawyer piece that advised women lawyers to improve their courtroom fashions (for one, camouflage those “trouble areas”!) — which supposedly only one reader has complained about so far…
  • The New York Times looks into why our offices are so cold during the summer — and in another story, talks to women who prefer to dress modestly when it’s hot outside.
  • Lifehacker recommends Pushbullet, available in Android and iPhone apps as well as Chrome and Firefox extensions, to synchronize links, files, etc., across all your devices.
  • And for your Laugh of the Week, here is, from The Toast, “Men Starting Unnecessary Conversations In Western Art History.”

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  • The fashion editor of The Guardian writes that Clueless is the best fashion movie ever. (Thoughts?)
  • Racked looks at the challenges that designers and customers are facing with plus-size fashion.
  • USA Today explains how to calculate your net worth — and figure out how you compare to others in the U.S.
  • Fortune looks at a study that found that simply having more women in management positions isn’t enough to start closing the wage gap (h/t to The Broadsheet).
  • Slate’s XX Factor blog makes the case that the “American working women’s revolution is now stalled.”
  • Above the Law criticizes Bloomberg Business’ “10 Most Underrated Law Schools” list.
  • Time shares an essay from a woman who was sure she never wanted to become a mother but ended up changing her mind.
  • The New York Times reports that more women are choosing not to change their names when they get married.
  • The Wall Street Journal talks to busy people who still manage to fit triathlon training into their schedules.
  • PopSugar Smart Living shares some helpful moving tips you may not have heard before.
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week: dress pattern cartoons at The Toast.

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  • The Guardian sings the praises of the shirtdress.
  • Lifehacker shares five useful price-tracking tools.
  • Above the Law lists four common mistakes associates make.
  • The Wall Street Journal, clearly not fooling around, sought advice from NASA on dealing with a too-hot or too-cold office.
  • The New York Times has a piece about the reasons for and consequences of rudeness at work — and an essay about why so many of us apologize so much.
  • Gretchen Rubin has good nighttime advice for those of us who reach a point when we’re too tired to watch TV or go online: Go to bed.
  • The New York Times reports that more than 5,000 women have complained about serious problems with Essure implants (which provide permanent birth control without surgery) and the FDA has scheduled a public meeting this fall.
  • Fortune looks at a new study that showed many people — about 40% of those surveyed — don’t know their spouse’s salary.
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s provides some wisdom for your early 20s, which people of any age can take to heart.

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  • Refinery29 gives you advice on building outfits by matching two pieces at a time.
  • The New York Times Well blog looks at high heels and their effects on our bodies (which start out as seemingly beneficial but, not surprisingly, end up not so great).
  • Racked has summer shoe care tips.
  • Lifehacker shares a tool to determine your career personality type — and Quartz talks about how your personality can affect your career success.
  • The New York Times looks at the culture of overwork and its consequences, while Above the Law has a piece by Elie Mystal about what’s lost and gained with a decision to leave Biglaw.
  • The Guardian reports on new research that seems to disprove the stereotype of “queen bee” behavior among women in senior management.
  • The New York Times looks into the issue of what to do with frozen embryos that may no longer be needed by the individuals or couples who chose to preserve them.
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week from The Onion: FIFA’s helpful advice to players in the Women’s World Cup.

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