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  • Fashionista talks to surgical podiatrist Marion Parke about her new, foot-friendly shoe line.
  • Arianna Huffington writes for Thrive Global about the launch of Thrive Style, which aims to “redefin[e] conventions so that women can feel confident, professional and great in something other than five-inch heels and a new outfit for every occasion.”
  • Cosmopolitan talks to a diverse group of women who work in tech about what it’s really like to be in such a male-dominated field.
  • Harvard Business Review tells you what to do if you’re the “toxic handler” at your office — the eternal advice-giver, peacemaker, sympathetic listener.
  • Alison Green of Ask a Manager answers a reader question for New York magazine’s The Cut about a coworker acting as the food police.
  • Tara DeVeaux writes for Campaign about people who carefully take steps to not appear “too black” at work.
  • MarketWatch looks at why student loan debt is making many couples delay marriage and kids.
  • Hollywood Reporter looks at how women presidents have been depicted in movies and on TV.
  • Business Insider recommends 30 things to have in your kitchen before you’re 30. (Do you agree?)
  • Here’s your holiday-themed Laugh of the Week from The Onion, which reminded me of this SNL sketch from a few years ago [autoplay video].

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  • Jinnie Lee writes for Racked in defense of the humble Danskos.
  • What do you wear to your office holiday party when you feel like you’ve got nothing to wear? The Muse has the answer.
  • Inc. says that picture of you holding a beer or glass of wine on Facebook isn’t going to affect your job prospects, but there are a few social media activities that will.
  • CNBC shares a list of 10 jobs that pay women better salaries than men.
  • LinkedIn has announced a new featured called “Open Candidates.” You can set your profile to let recruiters know you’re looking for new job opportunities without tipping off your own company’s recruiters (or affiliated company recruiters). You can indicate the job titles you’re looking for and include a brief introduction.
  • Good news and bad news, from The New York Times: Law students are now almost 50% women, but women graduates start off at a disadvantage.
  • Alison Green of Ask a Manager answers a reader question for New York magazine’s The Cut about a coworker who keeps stealing ideas.
  • The Cut also shares the relaxation techniques of 25 famous women.
  • Little PINK Book tells you “what rich people know about money that you don’t.”
  • Elle asks, “So, What Should Liberal White Women Do Now?”
  • Have you heard the big news yet? Wired reports that Netflix is allowing users to download content to watch offline.
  • The mission of Donate Bigly is “mak[ing] it easy to donate in honor of Trump appointees to awesome organizations fighting for causes like equality, tolerance, and the environment.”

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  • SheFinds has a tip for taking one important measurement to determine whether a pair of heels will be comfortable or not.
  • Sociology of Style has a post on the symbolism of women’s clothes, and pantsuits in particular. Vice looks at pantsuits too.
  • Time shares career advice from women on Fortune’s latest list of the Most Powerful Women in Business.
  • Forbes talks to Ellen Taaffe of Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management about women and leadership.
  • Speaking of leadership: Considering a run for office? The Barbara Lee Family Foundation offers “Keys to Elected Office: The Essential Guide for Women.”
  • Business Insider talks to a financial planner about not allowing your fixed expenses to get out of hand in your 30s and 40s — not succumbing to “lifestyle creep.”
  • NPR has a way to start narrowing the political divide: “Read The Book That’s Not For You.”
  • AdvertisingAge reports on a new project from Whitney Wolfe, the founder of Bumble: BumbleBizz, “a feature that will let users jumpstart their networking efforts by matching with career peers and mentors.”
  • For those of you who lean left, The Guardian has rounded up several quality conservative websites for you to get the point of view of the other side. (This is not for those of you who saw SNL’s “The Bubble” sketch and wished that it were real.)
  • A couple of charity donation–related links for you: Charity Navigator tells you how to avoid mail solicitations, and Wardrobe Oxygen explains how to donate anonymously.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Above the Law comments on a career services email sent to UVA’s 1Ls.

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  • People shares the advice of Nina McLemore, formerly of Liz Claiborne, who now has her own clothing line for women in the C-Suite.
  • Inc. interviews the creators of Third Love bras (they offer cup sizes in half sizes!) and Thinx underwear.
  • In New York magazine’s “25 Women” series for The Cut, here’s a new one: “25 Famous Women on What Makes Them Feel Pretty,” from Michelle Obama to Tilda Swinton.
  • The Wall Street Journal advises you how to ask for another chance after a bad job interview. (It’s possible!)
  • Sharp Heels tells you how to create a good plan for your transition from pregnancy to maternity leave.
  • In Forbes’ Coffee With… series, Grace Bonney is interviewed about her new book, In The Company Of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs.
  • Above the Law comments on Trump’s proposed tax plan (and how it will affect lawyers), a Medium piece looks at the political divisions in the U.S. and the changes in how we consume information, and Girls of a Certain Age rounds up some pretty safety pin jewelry.
  • In the “This is why we can’t have nice things” department, a communications professor had to take down her helpful list of biased and fake news sites because of “threats and harassment she and her students and colleagues had received,” the Los Angeles Times reports.
  • For your Laugh of the Week (sort of), here’s The Onion with information on an area man.

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  • Fast Company talks to the women of MM.LaFleur, which we’ve featured in the past.
  • Fashionista reports that Nasty Gal has filed for bankruptcy and that Sophia Amoruso, who recently made Forbes’ list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women, plans to resign as executive chairwoman.
  • At Above the Law, Justin Dillon ponders what the DOJ will look like in a Trump presidency.
  • The Muse has some great tips for writing a cover letter that will get you interviews.
  • U.S. News & World Report gives you five questions worth asking at a job interview.
  • The Atlantic talks to Samantha Power, who became the youngest person to be appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, for its Women and Leadership series (autoplay video).
  • “Why Do Millennials Hate Groceries?” asks The Atlantic.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut shares the news of all the “firsts” for women that took place on Election Night.
  • Bust shares Marie-Shirine Yener’s comic on how to react if you see someone harassing a Muslim woman, while GOOD explains how some people are wearing safety pins to show their support for victims of hate, and VideoRev has a video about five ways to disrupt racism. (It’s referencing Brexit but can apply to anywhere.)
  • On a lighter note: NPR reports that the new additions to the Toy Hall of Fame are Little People, Dungeons & Dragons, and the swing. Fun fact: More than two billion Little People have been sold since 1959.

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  • Don’t dress your age, writes Julia Baird in The New York Times; The Telegraph comments on the essay.
  • If you struggle with performance anxiety at work, try these tips from Inc.
  • As The New York Times reports, women in Iceland make 14-18% less than men, so on a recent Monday, thousands of women left work at 2:38 p.m. to reflect the gender wage gap.
  • Online Recruitment magazine looks at research showing that Gen Xers “run the risk of being forgotten in the workplace because employers are too concerned with attracting millennials.”
  • Working Mother looks at the benefits and problems of being a breadwinning working mom.
  • Fortune reports on a new study that shows when a company has problems, the CEO is more likely to get the blame if that person is a woman.
  • Zapier’s blog looks at some productivity advice from Scott Hanselman.
  • Mr. Money Mustache writes about charitable giving, and specifically, donating $100,000.
  • In case there’s there’s some kind of cyber attack next Tuesday, The Daily Beast recommends finding out the location of your polling place now, not waiting until then. New York magazine’s Science of Us shows the value of making an actual plan for voting.
  • Speaking of elections, Vox reports that, overall, “1,917 US senators have been men — and just 46 have been women.”
  • The Mary Sue is excited about the new Wonder Woman trailer. Are you?
  • PAPER magazine has a list of ways to help the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters, since all those Facebook check-ins may not be worth it.

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