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  • Lucky tells you how to spot a designer fake.
  • Racked reports that Net-a-Porter and Yoox are merging.
  • Byrdie introduces you to the Face Yoga Method.
  • NewsWhistle talks to Ann Lawrence of Pink51, a new online marketplace that aims to boost women-owned/women-led businesses by allowing shoppers to find them in one place. (They also donate 10% of their profits to “charities that promote girls’ and women’s economic development and leadership success.”)
  • The Wall Street Journal reports on a new website, InHerSight, that gathers information on how companies support women employees. Users have entered several thousand ratings so far.
  • The Guardian declares (in response to a recent survey), “It’s not more time that women want, it’s more power” (though the article goes deeper than that).
  • Above the Law comments on the Weil Gotshal not-so-funny April Fools’ email joke (and the firm’s eventual apology for it). And speaking of office pranks, The Bold Italic staff really went all out (er, all off?) for their April Fools’ Day joke (NSFW).
  • Vanity Fair looks at the career of criminal defense attorney Judith Clarke.
  • ScoopWhoop explains the fight between Instagram and Rupi Kaur, an artist and University of Waterloo (Canada) student. Apparently, a couple spots of menstrual blood is offensive, because her photos (part of a school project) kept getting taken down. The Guardian‘s Jessica Valenti says it’s yet another instance of social media balking at the natural aspects of women’s bodies (breastfeeding, etc.) when they appear in photos that are not presented for men’s entertainment.
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week, from Jimmy Fallon and Helen Mirren.

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  • The New York Times and Racked take a look at Michelle Obama’s fashion choices during her recent trip through Asia.
  • Elle talks to Fran Lebowitz about her style — and about what she thinks about everyone else’s.
  • Fashionista and Racked bring lots of shopping news this week: The time has come to say goodbye to Kate Spade Saturday and Marc by Marc Jacobs, while Gap will close some stores to focus more on e-commerce, and you’re likely to see fewer of those ubiquitous big-sale emails from retailers this year.
  • The Telegraph reports on a new survey in which employers reveal what they think about women employees who don’t wear makeup. (We just talked about interview makeup this week.)
  • Which would save more water: drinking one fewer beer a week or installing water-saving faucets in your home? Answer: skip that beer. Southern California Public Radio has a quiz to test what you know about saving water.
  • Speaking of drinking… NPR reported this week about heavy drinkers cutting back rather than giving up alcohol completely, while an Atlantic piece critiques AA’s methods. (Have you seen our most recent discussion of overachievers and drinking?)
  • The New York Times‘ Opinion Page has an essay by Anna North about the problems with egg freezing (complete with the requisite mansplaining in the comments…).
  • Do you read the Food Babe? A chemistry professor writes in Slate about the blogger’s claims.
  • In Corporette news: Kat was recently interviewed by Michael Peggs for an episode of his personal branding podcast, “You University.”

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  • Fashionista talks to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s costume designer.
  • Fast Company has news that Stitch Fix is expanding its selections to include maternity and petites (h/t to The Broadsheet), while Racked reports on Target’s new plus-size line.
  • Lucky tells us that John Frieda’s Ocean Waves is available again — with a new name.
  • NPR looks at why more of us should be taking lunch breaks.
  • An old lawyer friend of Kat’s wrote for American Theatre on gender disparity on the New York Theater stage — the response to the article (in the comments) is almost as interesting as the article itself.
  • Above the Law looks at U.S. News’ rankings for law grads with the most debt.
  • Buzzfeed rounded up 30+ tips for relieving anxiety and stress.
  • PopSugar Smart Living gives you 20+ tips to make moving easier.
  • The Guardian tells us that TripAdvisor doesn’t want your “political” reviews.
  • The Onion gives you your Laugh of the Week.

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  • Above the Law looks at your favorite female Supreme Court Justices — in Lego form.
  • A new app, Shyp (only in Miami, San Francisco, and New York, for now), makes returning items truly painless.
  • Lifehacker tells you how to determine if a salary offer is negotiable.
  • Above the Law introduces a new columnist, an anonymous BigLaw associate who is also a mom.
  • The Week looks at the popular article from last week (CEO mom feels bad for being horrible to working parents, in Fortune) and concludes it’s full of terrible advice.
  • Bustle shares some photos from a photographer’s new series about the presence of men’s sexual aggression in women’s daily lives.
  • NPR looks at some new evidence that suggests our circadian clocks regulate our waistlines.
  • Fast Company checks out the push to get a woman’s face on the $20 bill.

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  • Fashionista explains the difference between BB, CC, and DD creams.
  • The New York Post talks to the founders of a few new workwear brands, including MM.LaFleur (h/t to The Broadsheet).
  • Fashionista interviews a NYC dermatologist who focuses his clinical work and research on people with darker skin tones.
  • Racked reports that Kate Spade will expand to offer “bedding and bath products, furniture, fabric, wallpaper, and rugs” this spring.
  • The Verge takes a close look at Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (the Silicon Valley venture capital firm and a former partner).
  • Fortune tells you which jobs have the biggest gender wage gaps.
  • Marie Forleo gives advice on finding the courage to make changes and move ahead.
  • The New York Observer has some excellent advice for people in their 30s (from people in their late 30s or older).
  • Gretchen Rubin shares a short quiz to determine whether you are an upholder, a questioner, an obliger, or a rebel.
  • Quartz lists 13 women who could take on the job of hosting The Daily Show (but one of their top candidates just snagged a job over at TBS, says The Verge).
  • Well + Good explains the origin and meaning of tabata and how it relates to high intensity interval training.

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  • WindowsWear lets you look at — and shop — retail window displays and the 35,000+ brands sold in those stores.
  • Fashionista rounds up several of the best YouTube makeup tutorials that show you exactly how to contour and highlight, conceal blemishes, enhance your brows, and more.
  • The Business of Fashion looks at how cosmetics companies are expanding their “multicultural,” “ethnic” beauty products (though not enough, say the commenters).
  • A couple weeks ago we shared a link about Jones New York closing its stores and its wholesale business. Fashion Snoops shares some info from WWD that the company, whose spring collection will be its last, is “pursuing strategic alternatives for the brand” (which some are interpreting as seeking a buyer). Meanwhile, Ann Inc. (parent of Ann Taylor and Loft) is looking for a buyer as well, reports Bloomberg Business.
  • The Los Angeles Times looks at why so many women are leaving science, tech, and engineering fields in large numbers (no big surprises here). Over at Above the Law, Leigh McMullan Abramson writes why she left her law career to become a writer.
  • Thought Catalog lists the ways that confident alpha women do things differently (dating, etc.) than other women.
  • Vogue gives a peek at Candice Bergen’s new autobiography — an excerpt about playing Murphy Brown. (If that sentence means nothing to you at all, please read this while you make the rest of us feel old.)
  • Rather than a Laugh of the Week, today we’re giving you … the Head-scratcher of the Week, from Wired.

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