Weekly News Update

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  • The Curvy Fashionista shares a post about clothing alterations for women who are both petite and curvy.
  • The Kickstarter for the Unstainable® Workwear Collection by Elizabeth & Clarke has been fully funded — check out their sustainable, machine-washable, dryer-safe, vegan workwear wth Unstainable® and Sweat-Proof™ technology. (Right now, Unstainable shirts are available on their website.)
  • The BBC reports that many women in the UK want the government to ensure that women aren’t forced to wear high heels at work — right now employees can be fired if they don’t follow “reasonable” dress code requirements. (Here’s the petition, with 125,000+ signatures.) Fortune weighs in.
  • Marisa Meltzer writes for The New York Times Style Magazine in praise of naturally curly hair.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut talks about research into whether the satisfaction we get from checking off to-do list items leads us to favor easily completed tasks over tougher work.
  • Above the Law features a quote from this Bloomberg Law opinion piece about how women lawyers need to feel supported by their female coworkers.
  • The Muse gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the background-check process of hiring.
  • The Washington Post talks to Erin Meyer, the author of The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business, about the ways various cultures express emotions to different degrees and how they handle confrontation — check out the interesting charts.
  • Julie Farman of The Grayish Carpet (pic NSFW) talks about sexual harassment in the music industry of the ’90s and praises women who are speaking out about today’s equivalent.
  • Many women are deficient in Vitamin D — Self explains how to tell if you’re one of them and how to get more D.

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  • Racked looked into “green,” “clean,” and “natural” beauty products to see if they’re really any better/safer than regular ones.
  • The Wall Street Journal looks into the debate over non-iron shirts.
  • Michelle Gadsden-Williams writes for Marie Claire about what happened at her corporate job when she stopped straightening her hair.
  • The Wall Street Journal reports that companies are making news by rebranding personal days and mental-health days with creative names.
  • The Muse explains why you might be feeling unmotivated at work and gives suggestions to overcome it.
  • Fast Company names nine situations that create good opportunities to ask for a raise.
  • The New York Times talked to women in the advertising field and found out how much it still feels like a world for white men.
  • Above the Law reports that law students and grads are using the app Whisper to share their doubts and disappointment about job prospects and student loans.
  • DailyWorth rounds up several apps that can help you make informed purchasing decisions based on companies’ political spending and the causes they support. (Do you make decisions based on this kind of information, or is it just too much?)
  • New York magazine’s The Cut talks to several women about how it’s hard to make friends in your 30s.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The Onion has some budget travel tips.

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  • Fashionista reviews some of the latest lip glosses, and Racked offers advice on removing eye makeup.
  • Amanda Peet writes for Lenny about caring about your appearance while accepting some signs of aging (without turning to things like Botox).
  • Fountain of 30 rounds up several root concealer sprays to cover up the gray.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut separates fact from fiction about the size of your pores and what you can do about it.
  • A former investment banker and in-house counsel writes for Above the Law on how to leave the legal field in 21 steps.
  • The Muse gives advice on dealing with a job you hate — before you’re able to leave.
  • Fast Company tells you “Why You Should Evaluate Job Offers Like An Investor” (and how to do it).
  • Fusion looks at how women have been body hacking for years — for example, getting IUDs — while other, often male, instances of the practice are seen as new and groundbreaking.
  • Lifehacker shares tips for stopping a night of heavy drinking from ruining your sleep that night.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The New Yorker tells you how to prolong the magic of your wedding day. One more: Alexandra Petri explains in The Washington Post the perks of holding the Woman Card.

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  • Racked sings the praises of, yes, Crocs — and chronicles the rise of Old Navy.
  • Byrdie recommends some non-drying matte lipsticks.
  • How would you react if “power shoulderpads” became mainstream again?! (The New York Times)
  • Members of Generation Z (people in their teens and early 20s) are clearly not fans of email, reports The Wall Street Journal.
  • Entrepreneur lists four ways to become a leader.
  • The New York Times has an opinion piece by Julia Baird about mansplaining, the “manologue,” and the different speaking habits of men and women.
  • The Atlantic takes a look at a surprising statistic — that “nearly half of American adults are ‘financially fragile’ and ‘living very close to the financial edge.'”
  • Harvard Business Review reviews a survey experiment that showed how simply thinking about not being the breadwinner affects men’s thoughts about other things.
  • Self tells you what to do if you happen to choke while you’re alone. (One more tip: If you call 911 for such an emergency, consider unlocking your front door first.)
  • From The Onion this week: “Woman Leaving Meeting Worried She Came Off As Too Competent.”

Psst: Don’t forget that Administrative Professionals Day is next Wednesday, April 27.

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  • Fashionista looks at how some luxury brands are using RFID technology to guard against counterfeiting.
  • Racked rounds up five of the best beauty podcasts and shares the Loft love.
  • Above the Law explains why it’s getting rid of comments on posts, while The Guardian shares the results of its examination of comments on the site, including the disproportionate amount of negative comments on women’s articles.
  • Career Contessa highlights five times women rocked the debate over equal pay.
  • The Muse offers networking advice for people who live in small towns.
  • Harvard Business Review has stats and advice on difficult work conversations.
  • Lifehacker looks at the components of a good apology.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The Toast gives advice on making friends.

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  • Fashionista looks at 10 brands that are expanding the definition of “nude” shades.
  • Recall alert from The Washington Post: 20,000 Ivanka Trump scarves.
  • Vivia Chen talks to Marcia Clark for The American Lawyer.
  • Debevoise Women’s Review speaks to Kimberly Owens, TIAA associate general counsel.
  • Fortune features photographer Helena Price’s project that “seeks to showcase the 100 members of the tech industry whose backgrounds are diverse and unique.”
  • At Above the Law, Celeste Harrison Forst writes about necessary self-promotion.
  • Business Insider has advice for what to do after not getting the job you wanted.
  • If you do get that job, The Muse tells you how to write a good letter of resignation.
  • The Los Angeles Times talks about having “infomania.”
  • For your Laugh of the Week, McSweeney’s has the familiar tale of a CSA share.

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