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  • People shares that Gabrielle Union has struggled with infertility, including eight or nine miscarriages, which she discusses in her new book, We’re Going to Need More Wine [affiliate link]. (Video autoplays.)
  • Racked has details about new fall nail polish colors: “purple tones, metallics, subtle glitter, and grays and greiges (that weird combination of gray and beige).”
  • AdWeek appreciates Talbots’ new ad campaign and hashtag, #BecauseImALady.
  • NPR wishes a happy 40th anniversary to the sports bra.
  • NPR also reports that certain moisturizers’ “fragrance-free” or “hypoallergenic” claims are often false.
  • The Washington Post shares that breast cancer death rates have fallen almost 40% in recent years.
  • Popular Science, in light of the tragedy in Las Vegas, provides advice for how to cope with primary and secondary trauma. Plus, an Above the Law contributor writes about Las Vegas as a way to cope.
  • Above the Law also explains how Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg aka “Notorious RBG” cut down her new coworker during recent oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, the Wisconsin gerrymandering case.
  • The Cut offers highlights from a New York Times report about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged history of sexual harassment that includes at least eight costly settlements.
  • Bust shares one woman’s experience of going outside of her comfort zone to have a drink in a bar alone.
  • Variety provides Michelle Obama’s advice for dealing with imposter syndrome: “I’ve been at so many tables and met so many fools who are imposters, but shame on us if we just let an imposter put us down.”
  • Billboard reports that five women—Nina Simone, Annie Lennox (with Eurythmics), Kate Bush, Chaka Khan (with Rufus), and Sister Rosetta Tharpe—have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Laugh of the Week: While it’s been around for a couple years, we still get a kick out of the “Congrats! You have an all-male panel!” Tumblr (and David Hasselhoff’s thumbs-up as a seal of approval). Recent posts include the all-male panel for Aquaculture Innovation Europe, “Because women don’t know anything about fish, fishing, or fishponds.”

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  • The Cut reports that for the second time in the 12-year-history of the National Book Foundation, all five of the nominees for “5 Under 35,” which recognizes debut fiction writers, are women.
  • Racked shares that Madonna’s beauty line, MDNA SKIN, which has been available in Asia since 2014, is now available in the U.S.
  • The Wall Street Journal has advice on accepting a “stretch job”—even if you don’t feel qualified enough. (WSJ articles are behind a paywall.)
  • Above the Law reports that a former partner of Biglaw firm Winston & Strawn has filed a complaint of gender discrimination, alleging that “she was robbed of opportunities to develop her business, had her salary slashed, bonuses denied, and was ultimately forced out.”
  • The Daily Dot defines the new term “he-peating” as when a woman’s idea gets shut down and “a male colleague not only repeats this same idea, he gets credit for it.” (Ad may autoplay.)
  • Ask a Manager has an update to her earlier post about an advice-seeker who learned that an ex-girlfriend he “ghosted” following a three-year relationship was going to be his new boss.
  • NPR shares that the first woman has completed the U.S. Marines’ Infantry Officer Course. About 10% of all participants drop out on the first day, and about one-third don’t graduate.
  • The Guardian presents why, according to a sleep scientist, the world is facing a “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic.” Scroll to the end for the stats about sleeping. (Ad may autoplay.)
  • Bustle explains that the history of gynecology is “racist, sexist, and extremely scary.”
  • Chase.com provides six factors to consider when deciding whether a home equity line of credit is right for you.
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s explains why you should “fire up that computer, hop on that treadmill, and start doing the finest work of your careeeeq3!r” (As long as you don’t mind a few typos.)

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  • The Washington Post reports that Rebel Wilson has won a record $4.56 million Australian dollars ($3.66 million U.S.) in damages in her defamation case. We love that she was wearing Rene Russo’s look from one of our favorite fashion moviesThe Thomas Crowne Affair—a crisp white blouse beneath a strapless dress—when she learned the verdict.
  • Racked provides details on the affordable JW Anderson and Uniqlo collaboration, available now.
  • Ms. JD shares how a lawyer stood her ground in court, even after opposing counsel and the clerk told her she looked like a 12-year-old girl.
  • Ask a Manager offers advice on how to handle coworkers’ questions about recent weight loss.
  • The Huffington Post has a firsthand account of how Dr. Mary-Claire King survived what could have been her worst week ever—or at least the plot of a sad country song—and how it led to the project that became BRCA1. (If this sounds familiar, she also told her story on the The Moth in May 2014.)
  • Gothamist details a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology that finds standing—like sitting—for long periods of time can be bad for you.
  • The New York Times offers an opinion that suggests that, in Silicon Valley, “‘hustle’ is just a euphemism for extreme workaholism,” even among rank-and-file employees.
  • The New York Times also has actress Amber Tamblyn’s response to being called a liar after she reported her personal experiences with sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, including an encounter with James Woods.
  • The Everygirl provides 20 recipes you can prep on Sunday for healthy meals you’ll want to eat the rest of the week.
  • The Cut offers 25 quotes from famous women on their regrets.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Reductress shares “stunning heels perfect for a night out on the town as you lurch 10 feet behind all your friends.”

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  • Glamour shares Reese Witherspoon’s pep talk for all women: “If you are one of those people who has that little voice in the back of her mind saying, ‘Maybe I could do [fill in the blank],’ don’t tell it to be quiet. Give it a little room to grow, and try to find an environment it can grow in.”
  • The BBC quotes a woman CEO as saying, “Being a brunette helps me to look a bit older and I needed that, I felt, in order to be taken seriously.”
  • PopSugar Beauty provides a roundup of all 40 shades of foundation in Rihanna’s new Fenty Beauty makeup line.
  • The Washington Post reports on Nordstrom’s new concept: a clothing store with no clothes, the first of which will open in West Hollywood next month.
  • Man Repeller offers alternatives to thongs to reduce the dreaded visible panty line.
  • Inc. explains why you should make your case for a raise before Oct. 1.
  • LifeHacker suggests when it comes to mansplaining at work, “maintain a professional tone and approach the problem head on. Firmly explain what the issue is, and offer a solution on how to solve it.”
  • Ivy Exec shares how you can take advantage of recent updates to LinkedIn.
  • The New York Times has video from a panel discussion at the inaugural Women in the World Canada Summit, including attorney Lisa Bloom’s legal and media strategy that ended in Bill O’Reilly leaving Fox News earlier this year.
  • Huffington Post reports that Busy Phillips shared her hospital experience on Instagram after she suffered from extreme pain that was caused by a twisted ovary (video autoplays).
  • Wired recommends avoiding security risks with your smartphone and other devices by turning off Bluetooth when you’re not using it.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion offers a look at the new T.J. Maxx website that makes you feel like you’re actually in their stores. (Thanks to Wardrobe Oxygen for sharing this one.)

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  • Refinery29 offers a sneak peek of Rihanna’s new beauty line, Fenty Beauty, which she designed for all skin tones. It includes only one lip product, Gloss Bomb Universe Lip Luminizer, pictured here. It’s now available at Sephora, Harvey Nichols, and online [affiliate links].
  • The Strategist sings the praises of Thai beauty products that are available on Amazon.
  • Racked has the scoop on Glowhaus, the new beauty boutique at Bloomingdale’s that’s aimed at millennial shoppers [affiliate link].
  • Avvo is offering a free legal advice hotline for those with questions about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at (888) 380-4056. Want to know more about DACA? Check out this helpful video from Huffington Post (video will autoplay).
  • Politico has released a list of “50 ideas blowing up American politics (and the people behind them),” including 20 women.
  • CNN Money explains how to check if you’re one of the more than 140 million people affected by the Equifax hack (ad may autoplay).
  • Fast Company offers advice on how to prepare an office for a natural disaster in light of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
  • Above the Law shares recent examples of sexism in the legal workplace, and states, “Unless and until the thought processes change that set the tone for these various stupid and discriminatory actions, women lawyers are still progressing at a crawl.”
  • The Cut analyzes why many 30-year-old women, “After a lifetime of saying ‘yes’ to their professional hunger—these are the opportunity-seizers, the list-makers, the ascendant females, weaned on Lean In—[have] lost it, like a child losing grasp of a helium balloon.”
  • The New York Times shows the evolution of how women are portrayed in stock photos, including Getty’s “Lean In collection,” which was created in 2014 “to seed media with more modern, diverse and empowering images of women.”
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s has compiled some common keywords from the “About Us” pages of digital media agencies.

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  • Huffington Post offers 19 tongue-in-cheek reasons not to wear white after Labor Day, including sweaters like this number from Totokaelo, pictured. Vogue and Stylecaster also weigh in on why the old adage no longer applies.
  • Stylecaster also suggests 30 hairstyle trends for the change in seasons now that, “You can actually arrive to work without sweat dripping down your face and outfit.”
  • Racked shares where to find “nude” lingerie for all skintones.
  • The Strategist claims an athletic-wear crop top is a must-have for wearing under certain types of shirts.
  • Fast Company reports that Levi’s has created a bot to help you find the perfect pair of jeans.
  • Fast Company also shares these women entrepreneurs had better luck getting investors after they created a fake male cofounder.
  • NPR explains why employers are having trouble finding employees who are the perfect fit for their job openings, and why hiring policies are part of the problem.
  • Forbes offers 15 apps to improve productivity, mental and physical wellness, financial health, and time management.
  • Lifehacker offers the “ring theory” as a way to determine the “Kvetching Order” in times of crisis. Hint: “You can complain about the crisis all you want—but you can only carry on to the people who are outside you in the ring. To the people closer to the center than you, you should provide comfort only. That’s it.”
  • The Cut explains why so many Americans cared about the First Lady’s outfits earlier this week on her way to visit Texas, and why the media and the public will continue to scrutinize the First Family’s fashion choices.
  • Above the Law explains why “Justice O’Connor’s thoughtful judiciousness brought us a few steps closer to a future where gender equality will truly be a reality”
  • Laugh of the Week: The Guardian has you covered for the five outfits every woman needs.

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