Weekly News Update

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  • Real Simple gives you tips for winter clothing storage.
  • Bloomberg Business examines the gender gap in MBA programs.
  • Quartz shows you how to make your work desk a more relaxing place.
  • The Muse explains why being a perfectionist can be so harmful.
  • At Above the Law, Shannon Achimalbe talks about what it means to work hard, especially in the context of the Anna Alaburda case.
  • The Atlantic looks into crying at work.
  • NPR reports that standing and treadmill desks’ actual benefits don’t stand up to the hype.
  • At Racked, an Eater editor reviews her experience with Whole 30.
  • Speaking of standing at work: Your Laugh of the Week comes from The Onion.

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  • Racked talks to a makeup artist to get helpful tips on color correction.
  • New York magazine’s Science of Us takes a close look at stores’ return policies and their effects on customers.
  • At Above the Law, Shannon Achimalbe explains how four kinds of jobs that are open to new lawyers can adversely affect their future careers.
  • The New York Times’ Well blog reports on a new study indicating shorter men and heavier women earn less money than their taller and slimmer counterparts.
  • Harvard Business Review brings you tips on practicing mindfulness at work.
  • New York magazine’s Vulture has an interview with Marcia Clark about “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” — which she calls “very good” — and how it compares with what really happened during the trial.
  • The singular “they” (as in, “If an employee has any questions about benefits, they should ask HR”) has been in the news lately — it was named 2015’s word of the year by the American Dialect Society, and The Washington Post incorporated it into its style guide. Are you a traditionalist who prefers the “he or she”/”him or her” usage, or do you agree with these developments?
  • PopSugar Smart Living gives you eight questions to ask yourself while you’re trying to declutter.
  • And for your Laugh of the Week, The Onion offers tips on getting out of debt.

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  • Real Simple suggests reasonably priced jeans for six body types, and Marie Claire recommends some more flattering/camouflaging options.
  • The “Old Lady Lawyer” column at Above the Law is on the topic of work ethic and lawyers of different generations.
  • Inc. gives you several networking tips you may not have heard before.
  • NPR looks at why the marriage rate for women is declining and interviews the author of the new book, All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation.
  • The Atlantic looks into a new report that examines women’s economic, political, health, and social status in the Southern states (plus D.C.).
  • In an opinion piece for The New York Times, Julia Baird writes about beauty standards for women politicians and why Newsweek used different lighting setups for men and women candidates.
  • Mr. Money Mustache explains his way of viewing the state of the stock market.
  • Because it just seems right for a Friday: Have you seen the trailer for the upcoming all-women Ghostbusters movie yet? Check it out (YouTube).

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  • YouLookFab looks at the trend of shoulder-baring tops (clearly not for work, of course!).
  • Racked has news that Amazon is launching its own clothing lines — while Women’s Wear Daily reports that they’re already available (hmm, soft launch?). They include Lark & Ro for workwear.
  • Real Simple explains why you can get “addicted” to using lip balm — apparently it’s not a myth.
  • The Atlantic has an excellent article on Marcia Clark’s treatment during the O.J. Simpson trial and her portrayal in the new FX series “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
  • Speaking of the show, you should check out Elie Mystal’s recaps on ATL Redline for an excellent legal and cultural perspective.
  • Lifehacker shares tips for negotiating your salary and more.
  • Sheelah Kolhatkar writes in Bloomberg Business about women’s empowerment conferences and whether they’re really tackling the most important issues — or accomplishing anything at all.
  • Deborah Tannen (author of You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation and other notable books) writes in The Washington Post about what we demand when our leaders are women.
  • The Muse has some tips for those of you who like to pack a lunch every day.

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  • New York magazine’s The Cut brings you five beauty tricks from Fashion Week that you can actually use.
  • Us Weekly rounds up several beauty products that work while you sleep. (Anyone out there sleeping on silk pillowcases?)
  • U.S. News and World Report reports on women’s difficult road in academic careers, saying that “academia has the distinction of being a more punishing profession for mothers than either law or medicine.”
  • Business Insider reports on a new study that looks at the importance of how a job candidate makes interview small talk.
  • Fortune gives you tips on finding an effective mentor.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut looks into two recent studies that investigate the downsides — yes, downsides — of being a dependable employee with high self-control.
  • At Above the Law, Jeena Cho details three lies that lawyers should stop telling themselves.
  • Lifehacker tells you the companies who are the worst about sending too many emails after you join their mailing lists.

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  • Refinery29 suggests several products for wintertime dry, itchy skin.
  • Racked gives you a guide for throwing out makeup products past their prime, and PopSugar Smart Living has a reference list for how often to wash certain clothing items.
  • Mashable offers advice for talking to your boss about not being happy at work.
  • The Washington Post reports on a new study showing that men get turned down more often than women when asking for flexible work arrangements.
  • The Atlantic examines a new study on the gender wage gap, and The Chicago Tribune reports on a survey showing that most people don’t think there is one at their employer.
  • New York magazine’s Science of Us looks at the relationship between introversion and “covert narcissism.”
  • Above the Law reports on a new study about lawyers and drinking.
  • For your Laugh of the Week (which you might need after a couple of the above links!), The Onion has a story on yesterday’s debate.

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