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  • Have you tried the KonMari method of paring down your stuff, explained in The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up? Lucky magazine checks it out.
  • The Wall Street Journal shares advice for men on finding the right glasses frame, but women may find it useful as well.
  • Business Insider looks into pricing tricks used by retailers to get us to spend more.
  • Time comments on Sheryl Sanderg’s op-ed in the New York Times about “speaking while female” and how women can make sure they’re being heard at work.
  • Yankee Magazine offers an essay about Florence Griswold and finding your life’s work.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek reports on a new study that looked at why women are less likely to enter certain academic fields and apparently found the answer: We don’t feel we have “innate brilliance.”
  • A new Pew Research Center survey offers interesting findings on the ages that professional women have kids and how it can affect their careers and advancement.

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  • Fashionista has a guide to caring for your boots during the winter.
  • Inc. looks at some of the new — and surprisingly stylish — smartwatches introduced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas.
  • The Guardian looks at how to tackle burnout, or “overachiever syndrome,” at work — it’s most common among “high performers” aged 20 to 30.
  • The Washington Post Federal Eye blog reports on a new study that found that 79% of federal HR staff said in a survey that “at least some of the time” management was already considering a specific candidate to fill job vacancies being advertised.
  • The New York Times Magazine looks at the history of the infamous phrase “having it all.” Meanwhile, Above the Law comments on a piece in The Atlantic by former Supreme Court clerk Ryan Park, who temporarily became a stay-at-home dad after his clerkship ended. He describes the advice he got from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on balancing a career and family.
  • The Huffington Post shares an essay about “the new trophy wife” (although it may be a bit premature for its author to proclaim, “Brains are the new beauty,” no?).
  • PopSugar Smart Living gives you helpful decluttering tips for the new year.
  • Kat was psyched to see that 2400 MS-DOS games are now available to play, for free, in your browser. The next time you’re looking to kill some time at work, check out Plundered Hearts, a dorky romance-adventure game Kat vaguely remembers playing when she was, apparently, around 10.
  • Avidly has your Laugh of the Week.

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Weekly News Update

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  • SheFinds rounds up some workout gear that might make it a bit more fun to stick to those fitness new year’s resolutions.
  • Angie of YouLookFab shares her picks for the best and worst in style, fashion, and retail for 2014.
  • Forbes has some advice about choosing people who will give you the best references when you’re looking for a new job.
  • Gawker comments on an odd, condescending pep talk directed at women in the advertising field from a male ad exec.
  • DailyWorth talks to several prominent women in business about what financial advice they’d give to women in 2015.
  • PopSugar Smart Living rounds up some soon-to-be-published books that will “inspire greatness” in the new year, and Fast Company tells you how to actually find the time to read.

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News Roundup of the Year

Corporette-2014-reviewHappy Tuesday! We know our news roundups are pretty dense reading from week to week — if you have time to catch up, we suggest you start with these stories, which were some of our favorites over the past year. Some of them were Big Stories; some of them have just stuck in our memories as the year has worn on. Readers, which were some of your favorite news stories relevant to overachieving chicks (whether we covered them or not) during 2014?

I think 2013 was the first year I did one of these, but here’s the link to my favorite stories from that year. (I still think the NYT article on the Harvard study should be required reading…)

Weekly News Update

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  • The Wall Street Journal ponders the question, “Men’s shirts: one button undone, or two?”
  • Joanne Lipman writes in The Wall Street Journal to give advice to male managers about managing women (and the piece has certainly generated some debate, as it has 300+ comments so far). Also in The WSJ, in its At Work blog: read what happens when men and women work together on teams vs. in single-gender groups.
  • Above the Law names the “12 Awesome Law Blogs of 2014.” (Also, ATL tells us that one of the guys from Blind Melon is now working in Biglaw…)
  • Inc. talks to the Columbia Business School students who created the “Bitch in Business” video parody been making the rounds.
  • Amid Privilege gives you advice on holiday office gift-giving.
  • Forbes has a list of 10 airport restaurants that actually have good food.
  • For city dwellers: The NY Post is on to us and our secret guilty Seamless addiction.
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week: Sunny Skyz shares some unique Christmas cards.

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  • Barneys’ The Window features seven stylish-but-comfortable shoes favored by its accessories team, like these Leopard-Print Haircalf Milly Pumps.
  • Racked has your ’90s nostalgia moment for today: Delia’s is closing stores and filing for bankruptcy. Racked also takes a look at the regulation and impact of counterfeit and knockoff fashions.
  • The Wall Street Journal’s At Work blog looks at data gathered from LinkedIn profiles to find out the most likely next jobs for people in certain careers. (There’s a search box on the page if you want to look into your possible future…)
  • Forbes shares some stats about workplace gift-giving and tells you some of the weirdest gifts people have received from coworkers.
  • DailyWorth shows you 10 myths about maternity leave in the U.S.
  • New York magazine has an essay by a woman who came to realize that at 40, she would be just fine if she never has kids (and actually prefers it that way).

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