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  • Refinery29 gives you advice on building outfits by matching two pieces at a time.
  • The New York Times Well blog looks at high heels and their effects on our bodies (which start out as seemingly beneficial but, not surprisingly, end up not so great).
  • Racked has summer shoe care tips.
  • Lifehacker shares a tool to determine your career personality type — and Quartz talks about how your personality can affect your career success.
  • The New York Times looks at the culture of overwork and its consequences, while Above the Law has a piece by Elie Mystal about what’s lost and gained with a decision to leave Biglaw.
  • The Guardian reports on new research that seems to disprove the stereotype of “queen bee” behavior among women in senior management.
  • The New York Times looks into the issue of what to do with frozen embryos that may no longer be needed by the individuals or couples who chose to preserve them.
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week from The Onion: FIFA’s helpful advice to players in the Women’s World Cup.

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  • Elle lists the 30 pieces you should have in your closet by the time you’re 30. Meanwhile, Lifehacker shares the One-Third Rule: buy one third as many clothes as you do now, but spend three times as much on each item.
  • The New York Times reports that J.Crew has been struggling lately. Speaking of struggling brands — we missed this one when it was announced but thought many of you would still be interested: The Street reported that the Jones New York brand has been sold to Authentic Brands Group, who say that the new JNY will be in stores in spring 2016.
  • The latest supposedly-a-trend piece from The New York Times Style Section is about women shaving their faces.
  • Harvard Business Review has tips on negotiating successfully — and another (unrelated) piece gives you advice about knowing when you’re talking too much.
  • Buzzfeed gives you strategies to earn more airline miles.
  • Lifehacker shares a tip about keeping your relationship healthy — the 2/2/2 rule.
  • Here are three more numbers for you: Time explains the “4-7-8 exercise” for falling asleep quickly (warning: autoplay video).
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week: Buzzfeed has a pretty amusing piece about one woman’s quest to find out her real bra size. OK, one more: Mashable rounded up some of the funniest Twitter responses to Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt’s silly and sexist remarks about the perils of sharing a lab with women.

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  • Fashionista reports on New York’s new “nail salon workers’ bill of rights,” which salons will be required to post (and which will be available in 10 languages).
  • The New York Times checks out some YouTube videos that are very different from the average video makeup tutorial — “artsier, weirder and far more subversive.”
  • Racked has news that Cosabella will soon be offering its lingerie in plus sizes.
  • The Muse has some ways to improve your relationship with your boss.
  • The Washington Post shares the story of a former engineer who left her career to become a mechanic and open Girls Auto Clinic in Philadelphia.
  • No more employee voice mail at the consumer banking division of JPMorgan Chase, says Fortune. (Do you wish your employer would do the same?) Meanwhile, Above the Law reports that a few Biglaw firms have decided to block employees’ use of web-based personal email.
  • Fortune talks to the women writers of Mad Men, and The New Yorker takes a look back at the life and humor of Joan Rivers.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut looks at the perfect image we’ve created of Amal Clooney — and how we’ll end this honeymoon period sooner or later.

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  • Tired of contouring tips? The Guardian rounds up some products that highlight your best features instead.
  • Fortune asks if scarves are the new power accessory.
  • Racked explains why Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sales are back.
  • Real Simple advises you on whether to save or splurge on several types of beauty products.
  • Above the Law shares the 2015 ATL Top 50 Law School Rankings list.
  • Travelle gives you tips on TSA PreCheck to make your business trips go more smoothly.
  • A writer explains in Racked why she hasn’t become a convert to the Marie Kondo school of thinking.
  • From Hot Buffet, a NYC sketch comedy group, here’s a parody of the Jimmy Kimmel “Mean Tweets” segments that highlights some rather sexist quotes from men whose names you are sure to recognize (autoplay video).
  • And for your Laugh of the Week, here’s a scene from a doggy daycare, from Inside Amy Schumer (autoplay video).

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  • New York magazine offers a peek at the J.Crew/CFDA collab (available June 3), while Racked brings news about the upcoming Eddie Borgo for Target collection (available July 12).
  • The New York Times reports on NYC’s Nail Salon Day of Action, an outreach event prompted by the Times’ investigation into poor work conditions at nail salons.
  • TechCrunch shares news of the end of PoachIt, mentions other services that have met the same end, and suggests a few alternatives.
  • Bloomberg BNA looks at a survey performed by Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession — its findings included that, on average, women lawyers may work more hours than their male counterparts.
  • New York magazine looks at a new survey that shows what happens to women’s C-suite aspirations as time goes on (h/t to The Broadsheet).
  • Business Insider explains new research into the impact of the interviewing order of job-candidates.
  • The Guardian wonders why many women hesitate to describe themselves as “entrepreneurs,” preferring terms like “business owners” or “founders.”
  • Thought Catalog brings you the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types … and their worst nightmares.
  • PopSugar Smart Living gives you tips on washing “dry clean only” clothes at home.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: some helpful tips on going green.

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  •  Travelle has advice on preventing “plane face” during flights.
  • Racked gives you a list of the most frequently returned items at Sephora.
  • The Guardian looks at the potential risks of the 168 (!) chemicals that the average woman is exposed to daily through the use of makeup and other beauty products.
  • The New York Times Well blog compares the happiness — and drinking habits — of lawyers in public service careers and those who work elsewhere.
  • The Muse shows you several stretches you can (and probably should) do at your desk.
  • GoGirl Finance urges you to do more things for yourself and put yourself first more often.
  • Slate talks to the designer who created Empathy Cards, a line of offbeat, honest greeting cards that grew out of her experience with cancer.
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week (auto playing video): How To Tell If You’re “That Person” In Your Office.

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