Weekly News Update

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  • The Today Show shares that the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 is ultra violet.
  • Fast Company provides six women’s “work uniforms” to save time and energy when getting ready in the morning. (Older link, but worth a look.)
  • The Cut offers advice from four beauty experts on how they would spend $60 at Ulta.
  • Wired recommends this new sports bra made with Flyknit technology, which is also used in shoes made by Nike.
  • MyJobMag announced its top 100 career blogs to follow in 2018, including Corporette.
  • The Associated Press explains some of the expected changes to office holiday parties this season, in light of recent sexual harassment and assault reports. If your office is having a party, The Cut has some advice if you are shy.
  • Time has named “the silence breakers” as their person of the year.
  • NBC News shares that, following allegations against the chain, Massage Envy has partnered with Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) to review its policies.
  • NPR reports that a new class of drugs may soon provide relief to migraine sufferers. Speaking of headache meds, the active ingredient in Tylenol may also help ease the pain of hurt feelings.
  • NPR also shares that House of Cards will get a final season without Kevin Spacey — starring Robin Wright.
  • Jezebel provides their take on SNL‘s all-too-relatable sketch, “Welcome to Hell.”
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s offers some helpful ways for men to avoid exposing themselves in the workplace.

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  • The New York Times examines why the fashion world will be closely watching Suits actress—and Prince Harry’s fiancee—Meghan Markle.
  • The New York Times also has an inside look at how Etsy has changed as a company since going public.
  • Career Contessa explains the importance of what you wear to work, and why it matters. (Published earlier this year, but new to us.)
  • Vox offers results of a new study that finds that women surgeons are punished more than their male counterparts for the same mistakes.
  • Reuters shares that the Impact Shares YWCA Women’s Empowerment exchange-traded fund—WOMN—will allow people to invest with companies that promote women’s interests and take strong stands against workplace harassment.
  • People has Ann Curry’s take on Matt Lauer’s termination from NBC following reports of sexual harrassment from Lauer’s female coworkers (video autoplays).
  • The Atlantic provides details on why women are leaving the Republican Party in the era of President Trump.
  • BuzzFeed News shares that more than 180 women have reported sexual assaults at Massage Envy.
  • Slate suggests the Instant Pot is not only a time saver, but also an entire economy and religion.
  • Laugh of the Week: Elle provides an interesting take on this year’s exciting yet terrifying White House Christmas decor.

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  • The Strategist sings the praises of a minimalist Japanese notebook, the Hobonichi A6 Techo Planner Book. (It’s already sold out on Amazon, but a Google search revealed it on sale on at least one other site for office supplies.)
  • Racked offers why some retailers won’t participate in Black Friday sales, including ModCloth, REI, and Patagonia—and what they’re doing instead.
  • Fashionista answers a reader’s question: How young is too young for Botox?
  • The Cut has author Rebecca Traister’s take on the ongoing reports of powerful men accused of sexual harassment: “This is ’70s-style, organic, mass, radical rage, exploding in unpredictable directions.”
  • The Atlantic provides a look at how power causes brain damage (from a couple of months ago, but worth a share).
  • Quartz at Work reports that the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January, will be helmed by seven women, including Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund—and zero men.
  • Quartz also explains why millennials may become the generation with the biggest income inequality.
  • Vox offers details about the Treasury Department’s Settlement and Awards Fund, which settles sexual harassment cases for members of Congress (using taxpayer money).
  • Fortune shares that Denise Young Smith, Apple’s new VP of diversity and inclusion, will be leaving for a position in academia after only six months at the company. (Video autoplays.)
  • Thought Catalog provides some good tips for true self-care—beyond salt baths and chocolate cake.
  • Laugh of the Week: If you need a funny (and kinda scary…) refresher about Net Neutrality, which the FCC announced it plans to dismantle, The Oatmeal offered this explanation (still helpful even though it was posted a while ago).

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  • Racked shares the new Universal Standard collaboration with Danielle Brooks, including this sweater dress.
  • Racked also offers an insider’s look at almost $100,000 worth of fashion swag they’ve received over the last six months.
  • The New Republic takes a look at why retail chain stores like RadioShack, The Limited, Payless, and Toys R Us are among 19 retail bankruptcies this year. (Our love of shopping online isn’t the only culprit.)
  • NPR explores, “When it comes to sexual harassment claims, whose side is HR really on?”
  • U.S. News provides red flags to watch for during the hiring and interviewing process.
  • The New Yorker digs deep in its report on gender discrimination in the tech industry, including why “Almost half the women who get tech jobs eventually leave the field, more than double the percentage of men who do so.”
  • The New York Times offers a doctor’s opinion of when you should stay home when you’re sick, and a reminder: “It’s not just about you.”
  • The New York Times also shares a piece by Lindy West on “Why men aren’t funny,” in light of the reports of sexual harassment by comic Louis C.K.
  • The Washington Post reports that women have been tweeting photos of their 14-year-old selves (with the hashtag #MeAt14) following recent allegations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama involving high school girls.
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s offers a solution to cut back on sexual harassment in the workplace: Hire dogs instead of men.

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  • BuzzFeed‘s always-entertaining Kristin Chirico compares three customizable clothing brands: Rita Phil, eShakti, and Sumissura.
  • Racked explains why some apparel and beauty rewards programs are better than others.
  • NPR reports that the U.S. Senate has “approved a resolution mandating sexual harassment prevention training for all employees of the Senate, including senators.” Meanwhile, “House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has ordered a review of the chamber’s sexual harassment training and reporting policies.”
  • The Hill shares that after Juli Briskman was fired for posting a photo of herself giving the finger to Trump’s motorcade, a crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $30,000.
  • The New York Times provides thoughts from Lindy West on why “we have all been seething, in our various states of breaking open or, as [Uma] Thurman chooses, waiting.”
  • The New Yorker has Ronan Farrow’s report on how Harvey Weinstein managed to spy on actresses and journalists.
  • Houston Chronicle reports that a flight attendant is suing United Airlines over a requirement to provide a doctor’s note to wear her physician-prescribed clogs to work.
  • The Cut offers explanations (excuses?) from five men as to why they didn’t speak up about sexual harassment.
  • The Washington Post has tips for preparing for the possibility of a mass shooting.
  • WebMD shares if you have anxiety caused by politics, you’re not alone.
  • The New York Times also provides a doctor’s thoughts on whether “clean eating” is really necessary.
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s has a new app, the Male Sensitivity Reader©, to help “women compose social media posts in a way that won’t offend, threaten, trigger, or cause discomfort to male readers.”

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  • The Cut features the wardrobe of Alana St. Aude, a corporate attorney in NYC.
  • Racked explains why it’s better for retailers to show actual customers–not just models–wearing their clothes.
  • Walgreens will start offering expert beauty advice at select locations.
  • Fashionista shows you pieces from H&M’s new collaboration with Erdem.
  • Forbes reports that New York City employers can no longer ask about salary history as of Oct. 31, joining California, Massachusetts, Oregon, Delaware, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.
  • CNBC shares why Uber’s Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John believes the worst advice she received was not to wear red nail polish and lipstick–it made her feel like she couldn’t show her “bold” personality at work [ad autoplays].
  • U.S. News states, “76 percent of hiring managers believe that ‘being interesting’ is the most crucial quality they look for when interviewing to fill a new position.”
  • The New Yorker offers Anita Hill’s take on recent sexual harassment allegations against powerful bosses. Meanwhile, Mother Jones suggests that there isn’t much evidence to show that sexual harassment trainings actually work.
  • Above the Law reports that in Louisiana, a judge ruled that asking for a “lawyer dog” wasn’t enough for a man to receive counsel–but as Elie Mystal writes, “Demesme didn’t ask for a ‘lawyer dog,’ he, CLEARLY, asked for a ‘lawyer, dawg.'”
  • The Strategist shares tips from an interior designer to “zhuzh up your rental.”
  • BuzzFeed provides 11 lazy, er, quick and easy (and tasty!) recipes from food bloggers.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion shows concern for a coworker who has brought in baked goods … for the fourth day in a row.

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