Weekly News Update

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  • Racked takes a look at the influx of quality Korean beauty brands, including Laneige, pictured here.
  • The New York Times shares readers’ responses to its article about “appropriate” work attire, which was originally published on July 17.
  • The Cut reports that, from one of Uniqlo’s new vending machines, “For the price of approximately 15 candy bars, you can purchase a Uniqlo Heattech shirt in a variety of colors, or, for really desperate times, a down jacket for $69.90.”
  • Fast Company recently reported that employees at a Wisconsin tech company were willing to let their employer insert microchips into their hands as an alternative to ID badges.
  • The Cut also offers inspirational quotes by 15 famous women who didn’t settle for less.
  • GOOD Magazine explains how a new hashtag, #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou, is shedding light on aspects of domestic violence that we don’t always consider.
  • On Vice’s Broadly, a woman details her 13-year struggle to find a doctor willing to perform her tubal ligation.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion reports that an area boss “gets it.”

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  • The Cut shares Adele’s makeup artist’s under-eye concealer tip: eye primer, like Marc Jacobs’s Coconut Eye Primer, shown here.
  • Forbes shares how women can improve their “executive presence” with communication, gravitas, and perceived identity.
  • Racked shares a look back at Amelia Earhart’s clothing line, “which aimed to combine her love of fashion with her love of aviation.”
  • Boston Magazine reports about the hurdles, barriers, and empty gestures women face in the workplace in America’s most progressive state. (Thanks to a reader for sharing.)
  • Above the Law shares some of the best Biglaw firms for women who want to make partner, according to Law360‘s Glass Ceiling Report.
  • Huffington Post reports that the new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci commented on Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ hair and makeup on national TV, but later claimed he was talking about himself.
  • The New York Times asked women who were almost CEOs, “why don’t more women get that No. 1 job?”
  • The New York Times also reports that more women are suffering from rhabdomyolysis, “a rare but life-threatening condition often caused by extreme exercise,” particularly from spinning classes.
  • The New York Post reports on what foods are fraudulent, according to the new book, “Real Food Fake Food,” by Larry Olmsted.
  • Inc. explains how to participate in a class action lawsuit if you purchased a laptop, phone, or tablet between January 1, 2000 and May 31, 2011.
  • Advice from a 20-Something offers five ways to say no like you mean it.
  • Laugh of the Week: Elle shares advice from Samantha Irby: “Eat the whole damn doughnut.” Irby offers other insights in her book of essays, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

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  • The Strategist presents a celebrity makeup artist’s recommendations for beauty products for a heat wave, such as Tatcha’s Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers, pictured here.
  • Racked considers who gets to decide what is considered “professional” clothing.
  • The New York Times reports an MSNBC contributor called Ivanka Trump’s outfit at the G20 Summit “a dress that is designed to show off your girlyness.”
  • The Guardian reports that the Advertising Standards Authority, the UK’s regulator of advertising, “will toughen rules on ads that are deemed to present activities as only appropriate for one gender or another, or that mock those who do not conform to stereotypical gender roles.”
  • A New York Times reporter shares the story of an attorney—her ex-husband—who lost his battle with drug abuse. Our readers are sharing their thoughts on what the article says about alcohol and substance abuse within the legal community.
  • NPR reports that some companies, including IBM, Best Buy, and Yahoo, are rethinking telework.
  • The Georgia Straight, based in Vancouver, shares a professor’s take on the “crazy/bitch” narrative when it comes to senior-level women in academia.
  • Axios reports that She Should Run, a nonpartisan organization that helps encourage women to run for public office, is making strides to achieve gender parity among elected officials by 2030. (Check out our list of resources.)
  • BuzzFeed asks readers: What’s the best advice your therapist ever gave you?
  • SparkPeople shares 12 fast and healthy 5-ingredient meals.
  • The New York Times also shares actress and cabaret singer Bridget Everett’s recommendations for beauty products and salons in L.A. and New York.
  • Laugh (Cringe?) of the Week: The New Yorker shares why it’s time for Hillary Clinton, and all other women, to disappear to “some kind of knitting camp, or a farm that makes kombucha and then keeps it there.”

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  • Racked recommends five beauty brands that don’t test on animals, including Girlactik, pictured here.
  • The New York Times shares style tips inspired by French women—just in time for Bastille Day.
  • The New York Times also reports that the Paris fashion destination Colette will close in December after 20 years.
  • The Huffington Post reports that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced plans to update the decades-old House dress code after its recent criticisms. Meanwhile, The Cut reports that Rep. Martha McSally commented about the dress code on the floor while wearing a sleeveless dress and open-toed shoes.
  • The Muse offers advice on how to focus on your successes early in your career.
  • Medium shares a CEO’s response to a web developer’s “mental health day” email that has gone viral.
  • NPR’s Marketplace examines why job interviews are getting more involved.
  • FiveThirtyEight reports that while Silicon Valley sexual harassment cases are in the headlines, “thousands of other cases of sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination … get much less attention—and often don’t result in firings or resignations.”
  • The Huffington Post reports that private companies are stepping up their game on a global scale when it comes to protecting the health of women workers.
  • Bustle reports that Culture Machine, a digital entertainment company in Mumbai, India, is offering “First Day of Period” leave for employees.
  • The Cut also shares results of a new study from the Pew Research Center regarding online harassment. Surprisingly, more men than women have reported being harassed. Not surprisingly, women are more concerned about online harassment.
  • Vice reports that Abbi Jacobson of Broad City has started A Piece of Work, a podcast about art featuring her celeb friends RuPaul, Hannibal Buress, Tavi Gevinson, and others.
  • Laugh of the Week: To celebrate the new season of Game of Thrones, The New Yorker released a sneak preview of George R.R. Martin’s not-quite-polished upcoming novel.

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  • Refinery29 reports that Target is revamping its brands — changes include a phase-out of Merona and Mossimo and the addition of A New Day, pictured here, available in stores in September.
  • InStyle shares items from the H&M/Colette collab, available in H&M’s brick-and-mortar stores starting in August.
  • The Slot (Jezebel) reports that there are (unwritten?) rules of what not to wear in the House of Representatives, including sleeveless outfits and open-toed shoes. However, a Corporette reader responded on our Facebook post about this story that not only are these rules for women not new, but that Rep. Nancy Pelosi would make announcements about the dress code.
  • Mommyish reports on financial advice so bad that it includes not paying all of your bills, even if you can afford it (seriously).
  • Forbes offers seven ways for women to get more out of networking.
  • Quartz shares three strategies to combat sexist interruptions.
  • Career Contessa helps women overcome mansplaining.
  • The Washington Post talks to Amy Siskind, a former Wall Street executive, about how she’s been building a list of “changes in governmental norms” during the current presidential administration.
  • Racked reminds us why bras are terrible.
  • The Wrap reports that New York is offering $5 million in incentives to hire more women and minorities as TV writers and directors.
  • Women in Film presents “Flip the Script,” where actors reenact sexist experiences in Hollywood — with a twist.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Hairpin asks if you’re “badass” enough to get the job.

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  • Teen Vogue shares 10 beauty products you didn’t know you needed, including this color-changing lipstick by Lipstick Queen founder, Poppy King.
  • Feedspot has ranked Corporette No. 1 among the “Top 30 Work and Office Fashion Blogs & Websites for Professionals.”
  • NPR reports that the number of complaints regarding hair and skincare products, including hair loss, breakage, skin irritation, serious injuries, and even death, has more than doubled from 2015 to 2016, according to a study published earlier this week.
  • Fashionista investigates how Shoes of Prey and other customizable clothing companies are changing the way we shop.
  • Bustle shares secrets to prevent summertime chafing that could be helpful for your Fourth of July outings.
  • Harvard Business Review reports that female entrepreneurs are treated differently by venture capitalists than their male counterparts, which in turn affects how much funding women entrepreneurs receive.
  • Code Like a Girl shares how a “woman with a lot going on” is unfairly treated because of her many accomplishments.
  • The New York Times shares some of the 1,000 stories of workplace sexism that they received from readers after their recent request.
  • Poynter asks whether women should stop using exclamation points in work communications. The answer? “We need to stop attacking or demeaning each other for the way we speak, write and work.” (Using exclamation points in emails is something we discussed a few years ago.)
  • The Associated Press reports that a judge has ruled that Ivanka Trump must testify at deposition in a trademark infringement case involving an Italian shoemaker.
  • Thrillist presents 15 places you should consider for your next vacation, both in the U.S. and abroad.
  • The Cut offers 28 sleeping hacks from Salma Hayek, entrepreneurs, and others.
  • NPR reviews Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman (affiliate link), a collection of “deeply thoughtful” essays by cultural critic Anne Helen Petersen regarding how famous women are criticized for being too… (fill in the blank).
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s shares an unemployed woman’s experience selling her eggs for a “bargain basement price.”

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