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  • Bloomberg Businessweek brings news of the latest menswear trend. Yes, the shorts suit. (We asked for your opinion on women’s shorts suits a few years ago… and it’s not too difficult to predict your opinions on this version.)
  • Ever look at an item of clothing that’s calling your name and wonder whether the sale price is the final markdown or if you might get an even better deal if you wait? Lifehacker shares several retailers’ secret price codes.
  • Do you have a messy purse? A perfectly organized one? Cosmo tells you what a peek inside your bag may say about you.
  • The Washington Post talks about warm-weather fashion vs. dress codes at work. Prime quote: “Interns and junior staffers are just clomping down the hall in their $5 Old Navy flip-flops.”
  • The New Yorker talks about women and negotiation tactics and how — like many workplace issues — women should tread carefully.
  • The Wall Street Journal’s At Work blog garners some job interview tips from a woman who’s been through 100 of them.
  • Essentialist or Nonessentialist: which one are you? The Harvard Business Review discusses the difference — and talks about the I’m-so-busy humblebrag.
  • From 100 job interviews to 12 weddings… DailyWorth (via PopSugar Smart Living) has some wedding-party tips from a woman who has been a bridesmaid a dozen times.

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  • SheFinds features the best beauty products as chosen by Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) and Women’s Health (on the list: NARS blush, at left).
  • Kelly of Alterations Needed advises you to try “fashion bookends” when putting together an outfit — “support the outfit at the top and bottom with the same color,” she says.
  • The Muse reports on a new study that shows that going above and beyond at work doesn’t really benefit you any more than simply doing what you’ve promised.
  • Road Warriorette answers a reader’s question about colleagues traveling together but not actually sitting together.
  • The Greedy Associates blog responds to a recent piece in Slate by saying you CAN do anything with a law degree, with the caveat that you should only go to law school if you want to be a lawyer.
  • PopSugar Smart Living lists eight possible reasons you’re not getting hired.
  • Forbes reports that although only 3 to 4% of active venture capitalists are women and 7% of venture capital funding goes to female-led businesses, there are some signs of progress.
  • The Planet Money blog at NPR looks how Americans move in and out of various income brackets, including the much talked about 1%.
  • The Upshot at the New York Times shares some historical data about marriage in the U.S.; for example, in 1964, the median marrying age was 20.5 for women and 23.4 for men.

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  • Angie of YouLookFab discusses linen pants and how to make them work in a business casual office.
  • New York Magazine laments the ever-frustrating state of women’s clothes sizes — specifically “alpha sizing” (using S, M, L, etc., instead of numbers). The original Wall Street Journal story is available behind a paywall.
  • Forbes announces its list of The World’s Most Powerful Women for 2014.
  • Above the Law comments on another annual list, The American Lawyer’s Am Law 200 for 2014.
  • And here’s yet another 2014 list to peruse: Working Mother published their list of Best Companies for Multicultural Women.
  • In a recent blog post, the Harvard Business Review looks at how a law firm in France has achieved a 50/50 gender balance with its staff.
  • New York Magazine looks at a new study that measured participants’ reactions to men and women who speak with “vocal fry.” (If you’ve never heard of it, you’ll probably recognize the description in the article.)
  • The New York Times shares some tips for repaying and managing  student loans.

And in Kat news: her son Harrison Grant Griffin finally arrived over Memorial Day weekend, surprising everyone when he came into the world weighing 10 lbs 1.2 oz. Welcome to the world, Harry! 

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  • The Onion has put together a handy guide to fitting in exercise time at work — no special equipment required!
  • FiveThirtyEight wonders: how much does a woman’s hairstyle play a role in her success at work? (We hope that someday this can be an Onion story rather than a real one…)
  • The Atlantic reports on a recent analysis of 99 studies about how employees view female leaders. The seemingly positive results seem to paint a rosier picture than reality, however, as the article points out: “It seems that what really matters for female leaders is not whether they are ‘successful,’ but how they behave in their role. And when they behave more like men, female leaders haven’t made nearly as much progress as this study might imply.”
  • Everyone’s been dissecting Jill Abramson’s exit from the New York Times this week, from the Atlantic to New York magazine to Vox. Prime quote (from New York magazine): “Women never know whether they’re being met with a hostile reaction because of their performance — something that they can address and change — or because of both male and female colleagues’ internalized notions of how women should behave.”
  • Mint (via PopSugar Smart Living) shares several tips on how to move toward going paperless at home.

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  • The Coveted shows you nine examples of vintage luxury pieces — from Gucci to Halston — that can easily pass as current pieces.
  • Ever use dry shampooSheFinds tells you the best way to use it.
  • Kelly of Alterations Needed lists five items that she always has on hand (very different from what’s in Kat’s purse!).  What do YOU always make sure to carry in your handbag/work bag?
  • Ask a Manager (via DailyWorth) gives advice on what to do if your boss just doesn’t like you. (What if your mentor is not exactly your biggest fan?)
  • You’ve probably heard about Katty Kay and Claire Shipman’s book and excerpt in The Atlantic on The Confidence Code, but if not, take a look — we’ll be discussing the Atlantic excerpt this Monday here on Corporette.
  • Summer associates looking for fashion and career tips should take a look at Greedy Associates’ resource roundup.  Meanwhile, if your summer associate days are behind you, Greedy Associates also has some advice for being a good mentor to a newbie.
  • Want to get smarter? Farnam Street tells you how to use “The Buffett Formula.”
  • A junior partner at a Biglaw firm, quoted at Above the Law, has a message for associates who are moms: hang in there, because it gets better.
  • How are your charitable donations being used? The NYT ponders.

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  • Bloomberg View discusses differences between male and female CEOs, taking into account professional backgrounds, past life experiences, and more.
  • New York magazine gives you a peek at the new Moynat collection of shoulder bags, totes, and more.
  • Sally at Already Pretty gives some helpful guidelines on pant-length and current trends, for heels and flats.
  • Typical corporate jobs are on the way out, says The Muse, and it’s time to get ready for the future of project-based careers. (Do you agree — is that the way things seem to be going?)
  • Forbes takes a look at a new collection of essays about lessons learned on the job Mistakes I Made At Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting it Wrong. (Any mistakes you want to share?)
  • In the New York Post, author Farnoosh Torabi (When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women) and other professional women talk about being the breadwinner in the household.
  • The Wall Street Journal’s At Work blog checks out LinkedUp!, a new online-dating app created by a 28-year-old former investment banker that uses data from LinkedIn to help people screen potential matches.
  • KurzweilAI discusses the findings of a UC Irvine study about factors contributing to greater longevity. (Here’s a bit of good news for many of us: “People who drank up to two drinks per day [had] a 10-15 percent reduced risk of death compared to non-drinkers.”)
  • The Public Library of Science’s Public Health Perspectives blog advises us to be skeptical regarding certain health warnings about the food we eat.
  • PopSugar Smart Living tells you the best ways to fly for less.

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