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  • New York magazine offers a peek at the J.Crew/CFDA collab (available June 3), while Racked brings news about the upcoming Eddie Borgo for Target collection (available July 12).
  • The New York Times reports on NYC’s Nail Salon Day of Action, an outreach event prompted by the Times’ investigation into poor work conditions at nail salons.
  • TechCrunch shares news of the end of PoachIt, mentions other services that have met the same end, and suggests a few alternatives.
  • Bloomberg BNA looks at a survey performed by Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession — its findings included that, on average, women lawyers may work more hours than their male counterparts.
  • New York magazine looks at a new survey that shows what happens to women’s C-suite aspirations as time goes on (h/t to The Broadsheet).
  • Business Insider explains new research into the impact of the interviewing order of job-candidates.
  • The Guardian wonders why many women hesitate to describe themselves as “entrepreneurs,” preferring terms like “business owners” or “founders.”
  • Thought Catalog brings you the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types … and their worst nightmares.
  • PopSugar Smart Living gives you tips on washing “dry clean only” clothes at home.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: some helpful tips on going green.

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  •  Travelle has advice on preventing “plane face” during flights.
  • Racked gives you a list of the most frequently returned items at Sephora.
  • The Guardian looks at the potential risks of the 168 (!) chemicals that the average woman is exposed to daily through the use of makeup and other beauty products.
  • The New York Times Well blog compares the happiness — and drinking habits — of lawyers in public service careers and those who work elsewhere.
  • The Muse shows you several stretches you can (and probably should) do at your desk.
  • GoGirl Finance urges you to do more things for yourself and put yourself first more often.
  • Slate talks to the designer who created Empathy Cards, a line of offbeat, honest greeting cards that grew out of her experience with cancer.
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week (auto playing video): How To Tell If You’re “That Person” In Your Office.

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  • xoVain tries 36 lipstick colors to find a true red.
  • The Atlantic checks out a new study that discovered the psychological effects of wearing a suit vs. something less formal.
  • The New York Times reports on a study that may cast some doubt on certain people’s claims (especially men’s) that they’re working 80- to 90-hour weeks. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal At Work blog looks a new study that finds a growing number of employees are putting in more than 40 hours a week.
  • New York magazine looks at how real-world salary information is being shared with the #talkpay hashtag — and wonders what impact it might have on the gender pay gap.
  • Fortune shares details from a new report by the Center for Talent Innovation about black women and leadership.
  • The New York Times reports on the Pew Research Center’s new analysis of data showing that highly educated women are more likely to have kids than their counterparts 20 years ago.
  • Above the Law reviews The National Law Journal’s Outstanding Women Lawyers.
  • PopSugar Smart Living lists several places offering Mother’s Day deals. (One example: you still have a few hours left to send your mom an Amazon gift card with free one-day shipping.)
  • This little video from the folks at “Ban the Beads” makes Kat want to learn a lot more about microbeads before she ever buys them again.
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week: a Mad Men recap from The Fug Girls (time for “Flames … FLAMES on the side of my face!”).
  • Finally, some Corporette news: Corporette was mentioned by Sarah Samuels, an honoree on the Chief Investment Officer Magazine “40 Under 40″ list, as one of her three most visited websites. (Samuels works at Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management.)

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  • UKIES gathered your comments about what you look for when shopping for work heels and shared the information in a chart, shown at left. (Click “read more” at the bottom of this post for a larger version — and don’t forget our Guide to Comfortable Heels!)
  • People really like to talk about Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits — and she even jokes about them herself.
  • Harvard Business Review shares tips for well written, clear emails … with deliberate typos?
  • Fast Company looks at a new report that advises employers how they can keep women from leaving corporate jobs to start their own businesses.
  • Science magazine’s ScienceInsider blog reports on the rejection of a researcher’s paper by a journal who essentially told her to add a male co-author to make sure she wasn’t, you know, making up stuff.
  • Salon looks into the negative effects of taking “clean eating” too far — similarly, last week we included a Guardian piece about how “strong is the new skinny” isn’t as benign as it seems.
  • The Wall Street Journal (autoplay video) explains the factors behind the growing gap between wealthy people and everyone else.
  • Lifehacker shares a guide on what the costs of keeping various animals as pets, from a fish to a large dog.
  • Ivanka Trump’s website suggests five important conversations to have when you’re dating and considering a long-term relationship.
  • Have you heard yet that coloring books for adults are a thing now? PopSugar Smart Living rounded up some beautiful ones.
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week: 1930s-era advice for single women.

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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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