Weekly News Update

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  • Angie of YouLookFab tells you why she keeps certain things she rarely wears.
  • Racked checks out Try.com, a shopping service that lets you try on clothes at home for free; if you like them, keep them and your credit card will be charged; if not, return them within 10 days without being charged at all.
  • Refinery29 looks at workwear style in Washington, D.C. — and quotes Kat!
  • Inc. has advice on breaking bad public-speaking habits.
  • Time reports that women whose coworkers are at least 85% men experience higher stress levels.
  • The Street reports on a new study from the Family Wealth Advisors Council about women breadwinners; for example, the study found that a woman is the breadwinner in 40% American families.
  • New York magazine brings the news that there is now a name for that bad nighttime habit many of us have — bedtime procrastination.
  • The New York Times attempts to debunk the “8 glasses of water a day” myth.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, McSweeney’s brings you a handy Bay Area to Standard American English Translator.

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  • Fashionista gathered the return policies for a bunch of retailers who accept returns on opened beauty products; some are stricter than others and some are more lenient than you might expect.
  • DailyWorth shares “6 fashion rules powerful women always follow.”
  • PopSugar Smart Living gives you a list of 10 things you should buy at Target.
  • At Above the Law, Kathryn Rubino comments on the recent “Are Lawyers Getting Dumber?” Bloomberg Businessweek piece.
  • Fortune advises doing anything more after a job interview than sending a single email or note, or making one phone call — and shares several amusing examples of what NOT to do.
  • Fast Company has tips on preventing yourself from being known at work as the person (i.e., woman) who always takes on the “office housework.”
  • Do your houseplants or office plants always end up dying on you? GQ tells you about five hardy plants that are — literally — not delicate flowers.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Play with the “office buzzword generator” from Racked.

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  • USA Today reports that Cover Girl has a new line of makeup inspired by The Force Awakens, the new Star Wars movie coming out later this year. Hmm…
  • The Guardian asks, “Why does fashion ignore big breasts?”
  • The Atlantic talks about why we wear — or don’t wear — makeup, and looks into “the makeup tax.”
  • The Muse reviews three phrases that may be making you sound passive aggressive at work.
  • Lifehacker brings you tips on landing your dream job.
  • Inc. has some icebreakers for your next networking event.
  • New York magazine shares quotes from 12 famous women about their mentors.
  • The New York Times talks about unplugging from technology during vacation.
  • The Washington Post reports on a study showing the negative effects on parents’ well-being during the first year after having a child.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, McSweeney’s gives you some goals for your weekend.

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  • Lucky features some good hot-weather hairstyles and some “unexpected” beauty product favorites.
  • Fortune says that the new Lands’ End CEO has big plans for the brand.
  • New York magazine talks to the founder of a new clothing line for women 5’9″ and taller.
  • Quartz has some great tips for making introductions via email.
  • USA Today checks out PathSource, an intriguing app that can help new grads (and others) figure out which careers might suit them.
  • Fast Company explains 10 career lessons you should learn by your 30s.
  • The Muse shares a few tips for getting more sleep and getting more done.
  • PopSugar Smart Living gives advice on how to become a more punctual person.

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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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