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  • Which shoes are the most popular buys at Zappos? SheFinds finds out.
  • Total Beauty has a handy guide listing the return policies of many beauty-product retailers.
  • Here’s a key quote from a recent Fortune story: “For women in the workplace, the whole appearance topic is nothing short of a contradiction-riddled minefield” (h/t to The Broadsheet). Sounds about right.
  • Bloomberg shares some conclusions from the World Economic Forum’s new report on the gender gap in the workplace, including this one: globally, women and men will achieve economic equality in … 2095. Because of a reduction in the gender pay gap and an increased number of women in key government roles, the U.S. ranked 20th this year, up three places from last year.
  • Road Warriorette gives you several tips on eating well when you’re traveling for work.
  • 40% and Rising — “an organization by and for primary breadwinning women” — encourages you to sign up to receive an email when the organization opens membership to the general public later this year.
  • Lifehacker shares a video that shows you how to improve your posture at your desk.
  • The Harvard Business Review looks at two studies that reveal how people’s spouses can affect their performance at work.
  • The New York Times talks to Reese Witherspoon about her latest roles, including the lead role in Wild, based on Cheryl Strayed’s memoir. She says, “We save ourselves. Every woman knows it. Every man knows it. You look up. Nobody’s coming to the rescue. It’s a universal story. But it’s revolutionary in the way that a woman is allowed to tell it.”
  • The Onion chronicles an office dilemma…

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  • Do you work in a cubicle that’s just … sad? Wired wants to see it.
  • Ever wonder how Rent the Runway cleans ALL those dresses to be ready for the next customer? Fast Company finds out.
  • This piece in Fast Company advises women that to succeed in business they need to speak up and grab the spotlight.
  • If your to-do list never gets shorter, only longer, check out this Washington Post story about catching up.
  • The Wall Street Journal talks about the paid, mini sabbaticals that some workplaces are offering.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut asks who actually gets empowered by women’s empowerment events.
  • The Mary Sue reports on a study that suggests men feel a blow to their self-esteem when women around them are successful.
  • Wired provides a “more buzz-killing, underreported set of facts” about women freezing their eggs.
  • Fortune talks to Sallie Krawcheck and Dambisa Moyo about strategic networking.
  • May none of you ever need to use this trick, but Buzzfeed tells the story of a patient and savvy 911 dispatcher who helped a victim of domestic violence when she had the excellent idea to get help by disguising her 911 call as a pizza order.
  • Need an easy, last-minute costume? Check out suggestions (Regina George!) from PopSugar Smart Living.

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  • Take Back Halloween goes way beyond “Lusty Leopard” and “Glow in the Dark Sexy Skeleton” (yes, those are actual costume names) and offers dress-up ideas like Sojourner Truth, Isis, and Clara Barton. Here’s our Halloween post in case you missed it.
  • NPR reminisces about the ’80s power suit and looks at the fashions worn by the women of The Good Wife, while Levo League reflects on how working women are often depicted in stock photos (megaphone, anyone?).
  • The Washington Post offers advice on fitting clothing storage into small spaces.
  • The Wall Street Journal – in an article that manages to put Comme des Garcons and Chuck Taylors in the same sentence — ponders the future of high heels.
  • Racked explains IKEA has proclaimed “sitting is the new smoking” and offers a sitting/standing desk, the BEKANT. Good for a home office?
  • Lifehacker has some tips on how to best benefit from a mentor.
  • At a panel at the recent Wharton Women in Business conference, participants discussed negotiation — how women often don’t ask for things at work, and what typically happens when we do.
  • Business Insider details the difference between self-made billionaires and the rest of us. (So, are you a Producer or a Performer?)
  • Gizmodo defends voice mail — and, your reaction to this NPR story about Millennials and  voice mail will likely depend on your age.
  • For your Laugh of the Week (or, Quiet-Snort-of-Frustrated-Recognition of the Week?), The Onion has some poll results for you.

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  • Buzzfeed shows you how to tuck non-skinny jeans into boots — and 15 other ways to hack your outfits.
  • Fortune gives some examples of how some schools are improving aspects of their MBA programs with women in mind.
  • The New York Times’ You’re the Boss blog has networking tips for introverts, from an introvert.
  • GoGirl Finance shares the experience of a 24-year-old employee who got a big promotion to a managerial position and worked hard to earn the respect of her colleagues.
  • The Productivity Pro blog encourages you to take breaks, use your vacation time, and give yourself other chances to recharge. (Tell us: How realistic is that for you?)
  • Above the Law recounts a judge’s inappropriate comment to a female attorney during an oral argument session at Pace Law School (New York Appellate Division, Second Department) as well as the dean’s email to students about the comment and its larger context for women in law.
  • NPR speaks to a New York City litigator who, after being told by a partner that she had a very high voice, worked with a coach to make her voice and speech patterns sound more assertive.
  • You’ve probably heard the news about Apple and Facebook’s decisions to provide insurance coverage for women to freeze their eggsThe Daily Beast has a critical take on the much-discussed announcements, while Bloomberg Businessweek denies the existence of any “evil plot.” Other interesting commentary, from four women: an adoption and reproductive attorney writing for Forbes, a UK-based editor at The Telegraph and a U.S.-based one, and a geneticist writing for a Public Library of Science blog (plus, of course, The Onion).
  • Speaking of different points of view, here’s a roundup of opinions on Mrs. Clooney’s name change and the heated debate that it’s generated (e.g., is her decision anti-feminist?). Bustle, The Telegraph, The Guardian, and The Hoopla share various perspectives.
  • Above the Law founder and managing editor David Lat has written a novel called Supreme Ambitions that “details the rise of Audrey Coyne, a recent Yale Law School graduate who dreams of clerking for the U.S. Supreme Court someday.” The book, out in December, has already been getting great blurbs from the likes of Judge Richard Posner.

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  • New York magazine rounds up some stylish cruelty-free/vegan fashion.
  • A Harvard Business Review blogger reports on a new study that reveals how past participation in sports plays a role for female C-suite executives and the women they hire.
  • According to The Washington Post’s On Leadership blog, the majority of Americans would prefer not to relocate out of the country for work. (Would you? Have you?)
  • PopSugar Smart Living brings you some crowdsourced advice on getting a raise.
  • Politico talks to Fortune’s Senior Editor at Large, Pattie Sellers (h/t to The Broadsheet).
  • The Simple Dollar gives you 15 ways of tackling student loans.
  • The Atlantic takes a look at the widespread misogyny and violent threats against women on social media.
  • Too busy for a book club? A Cup of Jo has an idea for you: an articles club.
  • Worried about Ebola? PBS NewsHour tells you about six diseases that you should be worried about instead.

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  • The Atlantic talks about why designers are reluctant to include pockets in women’s clothes — and how it affects women at work.
  • Pinterest Told Me To rounds up a selection of tunics that are long enough to pair well with leggings.
  • Fashionista presents “14 Beautiful Bras for Full-Chested Women.”
  • Fortune reports on a study that examined the ways your spouse/partner can influence your job performance. Also recently in Fortune: the word “kiddo” and women whistleblowers.
  • The New York Times’ You’re the Boss blog asks, “Can a female boss successfully manage a chauvinist?”
  • A Harvard Business Review blogger looks into a study that showed women may be more likely to negotiate salary at a new job when they’ve been told the pay is negotiable; if not, they may actually negotiate downward (h/t to The Broadsheet).
  • Above the Law talks about judges who tweet.
  • Road Warriorette tackles deplaning etiquette.

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