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Weekly News Update

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  • The Washingtonian talks to Renata Briggman, who adopted a work “uniform” to avoid having to decide what to wear: “she wears black slacks, black shoes, a grey blazer and a white shirt. Every. Single. Day.”
  • Lisa Marie Fernandez has introduced … the swimsuit twinset, and Fashionista has details.
  • Fashionista also reviews the biggest style contributions from Jenna Lyons, who recently stepped down as J.Crew president and executive creative director (reportedly a “mutual decision” between Lyons and Millard S. Drexler, chairman and chief executive). She will serve as a “creative adviser” until the end her contract ends in December.
  • Fortune explains how to cut down on “manterrupting”: by avoiding starting questions with “‘sorry,’ ‘may I ask,’ ‘can I ask,’ ‘excuse me,’ or by addressing [someone] by name” and using a more aggressive style.
  • The American Lawyer talks to working mother Karen Dunn, who was Hillary Clinton’s debate coach and was rumored to be her top choice for White House counsel.
  • The Washington Post has news that the NYC city council approved legislation that forbids employers from asking job applicants about their current or past salaries.
  • The New York Times reports that student loan forgiveness approval letters may be invalid, according to the Department of Education.
  • Refinery29 shares info on the new book Rebecca Traister is working on, The Furies, about female anger and politics.
  • Speaking of politics: The New Yorker shares, “Mike Pence’s Marriage and the Beliefs That Keep Women from Power,” by Jia Tolentino, and law professor Kerri Lynn Stone wrote “A Seat At The Table” on the same topic for The Huffington Post.
  • Advice from a 20-Something gives tips for dating a coworker.

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  • Fashionista shares a guide to business casual as part of its Back to Basics series. Also from BoF: Will Coach buy Kate Spade?
  • Business of Fashion tells you about a promising new virtual closet organizer called Finery. In other industry news, personal styling startup Keaton Row is no more.
  • After Bill O’Reilly’s pathetic “James Brown wig” comment about Rep. Maxine Waters (Chicago Tribune, autoplay video), black women are using #BlackWomenAtWork to share their experiences with racism in the workplace.
  • The New York Times has tips on making the most of your workday.
  • So… big changes in online privacy this week. Wired has news of a new browser extension, Internet Noise, that helps make your internet activity less obvious by mixing up your browser history — it auto-opens tabs based on random Google searches.
  • Jill Filipovic writes in The New York Times that the all-male photos released by the White House (The BBC) aren’t gaffes but actually show an “implicit pledge to return white men to their place of historic supremacy.”
  • Broadly reports on a study designed to find out why half of U.S. adults think that a woman’s name change after marriage should be required by law (!).
  • The Huffington Post (autoplay video) comments on Hillary Clinton’s new look and what message she’s sending.
  • TLC is bringing back Trading Spaces, as Apartment Therapy reports.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, McSweeney’s imagines “emergency preparedness among the liberal elite.” Here’s one more: The Onion shares one woman’s career worries.

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  • Racked looks into the environmental impact of the fashion industry, which at this point hasn’t been measured. (Have you seen our Slow Fashion Shopping Guide yet?)
  • Mic tells you “how to look professional without spending a fortune.”
  • Road Warriorette shares her recommendations for must-have gear for business travelers.
  • In Vanity Fair, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki explains how the tech industry can better support women employees.
  • The creators of the app Happify write in Harvard Business Review about how they analyzed user responses to find out how job factors affect happiness and gratitude.
  • The Economist reviews Anne-Marie Slaughter’s new book, Unfinished Business.
  • Ozy talks to Lauren Naturale, the woman behind Merriam-Webster‘s entertaining Twitter account and the company’s first social media manager.
  • NPR made a page that tells you where your congressperson stands on the new health care bill.
  • NBC News explains how to clean all kinds of stuff with … vodka.
  • Here are your Laughs of the Week: The New Yorker’s Daily Shouts shares an Ivanka Trump “interview,” while Buzzfeed offers some work memes.

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  • Racked has details on Eloquii’s first pop-up shop.
  • Here are the 2016 Award Winning Undies as voted by the customers of HerRoom (affiliate link).
  • Business Insider talks to some reality TV stars about how being on shows like The Bachelor and Survivor has affected their careers.
  • Above the Law shares a Biglaw memo from 1956 that explains how to deal with “Lady Lawyers,” aka “girls.”
  • The Washington Post reports that Harvard Law School will no longer require the LSAT for admission; applicants will be able to submit either GRE or LSAT scores.
  • In The New York Times, Susan Chira puts the sexist political criticism of Kellyanne Conway in the context of reactions to Hillary Clinton and other women in politics.
  • Related: Reason reports that two professors reenacted parts of the presidential debates — with genders switched — and got some interesting results.
  • Huffington Post reporter Carla Herreria comments on the recent lovely incident in which some guy humped the “Fearless Girl”  statue (and got caught on camera).
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week: Prince William dancing like a dork, from Jezebel.
  • Here’s a different kind of Laugh of the Week, from Tracey Ullman’s Show (video autoplays).

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  • Well + Good introduces you to a new kind of fashion …workleisure.
  • From Racked: “Clothing manufacturers very often label clothing as ‘dry clean only‘ when, in fact, that garment may very well be machine- or hand-washed.” Innn-teresting.
  • Sallie Krawcheck of Ellevest says that it’s a mistake to advise women to take on traditionally masculine traits at work, says Business Insider.
  • The New York Times tells the story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who became Africa’s first woman president when she won the 2005 election in Liberia.
  • Lauren Collins asks in The New Yorker, “Are After-Work Drinks a Conspiracy Against Women?”
  • Self reports on a new study that found that colorectal cancer cases are “sharply increasing” among millennials.
  • The Daily Beast explains how the replacement for the Affordable Care Act means a big tax on women.
  • Quora says that they will be changing how anonymity works on the platform.
  • The New York Times’ Women in the World talks to Jen Glantz, professional bridesmaid (!).
  • Right now on NPR, you can stream the new musical “Come From Away,” which tells the story of 38 planes’ worth of travelers who had to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11 (Washington Post), and how they were welcomed by the residents.
  • You’ve seen young Joe Biden… Now check out young Justin Trudeau, courtesy of Twitter and HuffPo.

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  • The Huffington Post applauds Oscar winner Viola Davis for changing out of her Oscars gown into a white suit with sneakers for after-parties. Speaking of gowns, a London marketing agency has made a graphic of the dresses of every Best Actress winner.
  • Fashionista tells you everything you need to know about eyelash extensions.
  • Vogue has news of Samantha Cameron’s (wife of former UK prime minister David Cameron) new clothing line, Cefinn.
  • Ruth Okediji quoteThe New York Times’ Women in the World reports that the Harvard Law Review has elected its first black female president — and her mentor has a killer quote for all of us (full size at bottom of post).
  • Our friend Jodi Glickman has a new LinkedIn course, “Make ‘Em Love You at Work.”
  • NPR reports on a new Canadian study that found “job applicants … with Asian names — names of Indian, Pakistani or Chinese origin — were 28 percent less likely to get called for an interview compared to applicants with Anglo names, even when all the qualifications were the same.”
  • A researcher and psychology professor writes for The New York Times about how women and men see competition differently.
  • We linked to Susan Fowler’s viral blog post last week, and this week we’re sharing The New Yorker’s “A Perfect Storm at Uber” by Anna Wiener.
  • A Politico reporter works out with Justice Ginsburg’s personal trainer and finds out that the Notorious R.B.G. is pretty tough.
  • Bill Maher took the credit for it, but Vox describes how a 16-year-old girl in Canada took down Milo Yiannopoulos.
  • Have you heard about the women’s strike on March 8? Are you planning to take part?
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Have you seen the New York cartoon that’s a great illustration of mansplaining? The Huffington Post comments on it.

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