Weekly News Update

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  • If you want to know whether that blouse really goes with those pants, check out Lifehacker’s primer on color theory (not only good for fashion, of course).
  • Now that Hukkster is history (sad face), Fashionista tells you about some other options for getting online sale alerts, including PoachIt and Rack It Up. Former Hukkster users: have you found a good alternative?
  • Brittany of Clumps of Mascara rounds up five nude lipsticks to complement darker skin tones.
  • Lucky shares the news that Smythe is reissuing 10 of its best-selling blazers and coats to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The collection (Lucky provides a slideshow preview)  includes a black-and-white tweed version of the Duchess Blazer, whose blue counterpart has often been seen on Kate Middleton.
  • Kat contributed her advice for this Business Insider piece about summer workwear do’s and don’ts for women and men.
  • Calling all rising 2LsAbove the Law offers eight on-campus interview tips.
  • The NYT reports on the findings of a new working paper from a professor at Vanderbilt who looked at the salary disparity between college graduates of  lower-tiered vs. higher-tiered schools.
  • The Dissolve pushes for quality over quantity in female characters on the big screen and laments the many instances of the the “Strong Female Character With Nothing to Do.”
  • The Sweet Home has a list of the best pillows for your bed.

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  • A reader shared this great way to easily prepare a whole meal by roasting everything (chicken and all) at the same time, from the NYT.

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  • According to the NYT Style section, “piercings are back,” albeit in a more subtle way. Are there any non-earlobe piercings that would be acceptable in your office?
  • The Budget Babe checks out the lookbook for the Elie Tahari for Kohl’s DesigNation collection, and Lucky shares the Roland Mouret For Banana Republic collection.
  • Lifehacker gives you a handy flow chart to help you clean out your closet. How do YOU decide what to keep, fix, toss, or donate? (Here’s how you can shop your closet.)
  • No good deed goes unpunished? The WSJ reports on a new study that found that when women advocate for other women at work (and when minorities do the same for others in their group), they receive less positive performance reviews.
  • The Daily Dot interviews Lyndsay Kirkham, who, while out for lunch, tweeted the sexist remarks she overheard from the people at the table next to her, whom she identified as IBM execs. (Since tweeting the conversation, Kirkham has been called a “bitch” and “racist” — for mentioning that the execs were white — and has received rape threats.)
  • Speaking of gender bias in the tech industryWired reports on the discrimination faced by tech entrepreneurs and other women in the field — and why it’s a taboo topic. On a more positive note, Fast Company interviewed eight female entrepreneurs to learn how they found success.
  • The Guardian examines a new study that reveals the serious gender imbalance among U.S. environmental groups. A key quote: “The dismal findings amplify long-standing complaints from women and minorities that the groups which have taken it on themselves to lead transformational change are resistant to change themselves, and are dominated by white males. ” (via the Broadsheet)
  • Eater shares the best 10 quotes from a recent panel discussion in NYC on women’s leadership in the culinary field.
  • Also in the Guardian, Jessica Valenti criticizes the new trend of companies using ads for shampoo, soap, etc., to tell women how they should be acting/thinking/feeling. The real message to women isn’t really “empower yourselves”; it instead appears to be “ur doin it wrong.”

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  • The Beauty Look Book shares a round-up of pink nude polishes.
  • Racked measured jeans from 25 retailers, from Abercrombie & Fitch to Zara, to determine the worst vanity sizing culprits. (How many different sizes do YOU usually bring into the dressing room?)
  • Sure, we may say don’t wear sandals at the office, but why listen to us? Lucky tells you how to do it if you want to.
  • eye4style takes a look at temporary tattoos that are inspired by jewelry.
  • Lifehacker gives advice to cube-dwellers on approaching your boss about getting the OK to wear headphones at work.
  • Inc. has a great infographic on body language at work that goes beyond the basics.
  • Long-but-good read: in the Atlantic, Stephen Marche writes about work-life balance and poses this question, among others: “Where is the chorus of men asking for paternity leave?”
  • Nerd Fitness offers some great tips on staying on track with your workouts when you’re on the road.
  • PopSugar Smart Living addresses a question we spotted in the comments on a recent Corporette post: how do you clean your front-loading washing machine?
  • … and your laugh of the week: the “SCOTUS and the City” video, via Above the Law (a word or two NSFW).

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  • Lifehacker shares readers’ top five sites for buying eyeglasses. (Kat has also shared her tips on shopping for glasses online.)
  • Alyssa of Runway Chef shares the lighter, summer-friendly beauty products she starts using when hot weather arrives. Do you make your own switches?
  • Who What Wear offers 14 ideas for interview outfits. Their picks tend more toward the business casual side, so you also might want to check out our Guide to Basic Women’s Suiting for more interview-wear tips.
  • BuzzFeed Style introduces you to 18 body-positive style bloggers.
  • The WSJ advises you how to avoid buying something you’ll regret. One hint: beware “sale brain.” Do you have any wish-I-hadn’t-bought-it stories to share?
  • More useful info from Lifehacker: their list of the must-have iPhone apps. Check out their other recommendations (Mac, Android, and more) in the Lifehacker Pack series.
  • Business Insider reveals the differences between the wealthy and the not-so-wealthy regarding views on money (and making more of it).
  • NPR’s blog “The Salt” takes a look at the relationship between food and mood (pumpkin seeds, anyone?). Corporette guest poster Ruth More talked about stress eating in a 2011 post and offered tips to break the habit.

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  • Angie of YouLookFab shares a tip on stretching tight shoes a bit … with potatoes!
  • The WSJ tests three bags that can charge your phone while you’re out and about. Would you buy one?
  • The NYT reports on the new trend of upgrading the typical social-media selfies to, um, unique professional portraits. In what is likely to be the first time these words have been combined in a single sentence, the article reads, “For her Google+ profile, she wore a theatrical chain-mail top, complete with Kabuki-esque makeup and a gold circlet crown.” (The “she” in question is a software engineer in California.)
  • Above the Law looks at Vault’s latest ratings of the law firms where summer associates have the most fun.
  • The Muse shares Tim Ferriss’ list of nine bad work habits. How many of these do you often find yourself doing? Do you agree with the list?
  • Lifehacker has a tip on using Evernote to save notes and highlighted lines/sections from books you read on your Kindle.
  • Business Insider (via PopSugar Smart Living) provides a big list of discounts available to students, including deals from Amazon, Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Apple, and the New York Times.
  • …And now for some humor for your Friday. Has a cat ever scratched your clothes and torn the fabric? Multiply that times 100 to get this story from the WSJ’s Japan Real Time blog, which sort of reads like something from the Onion.

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Weekly News Update / Open Thread

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  • The Inside Scoop (a blog from Shop It To Me) talks to costume designer Jolie Andreatta for tips on getting the “Suits” look.
  • Nothing new here, but Business Insider has a great roundup of all the subtle ways women are treated differently at work.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek reports on what led to the sexual harassment and discrimination suit filed by Whitney Wolfe, a former vice president for marketing at Tinder, and touches on sexism in the world of startups.
  • Speaking of sexism, New York magazine reports that two women who filed a 2010 gender discrimination lawsuit against Goldman Sachs are seeking class status for the suit, which alleges that Goldman had a “boys’ club atmosphere” that meant lower pay and slower promotions for women, meetings at strip clubs, and sexual harassment.
  • FiveThirtyEight references the Tinder lawsuit in its piece on sexual harassment and sexism in the tech field.
  • OK, just ONE more on this subject: Aol Jobs features tips on working in a male-dominated field from a woman who used to work at a financial services firm. What do you think of her “France” analogy?
  • Kathy Caprino, writing for Forbes, would prefer to never again hear the phrase “having it all.”
  • Trying to bike to work but don’t want to cut skirts out of your wardrobe? Lifehacker clues us in to an easy fix using only a penny and a rubber band. (We’ve also talked about makeup for a bike commute).
  • PopSugar Smart Living gives you useful eight questions to ask yourself to make it easier to declutter at home.
  • … And now for your Laugh of the Week.

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This is our final post for Monday, so let’s treat it like an open thread. Tomorrow we’ll return to our regular posting schedule.