Weekly News Update

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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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Weekly News Update

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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.

Weekly News Update

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  • Would you pay $115,000 for a “vintage” handbag from 2013? (More importantly, should you carry it with you to your internship?) The NYT delves into the world of rival auction houses, so-called Birkin whisperers, and a $60 million lawsuit.
  • The NYT blog “On the Runway” argues that — contrary to the opinions of many, including the parody blog ladypockets — the style choices of prominent women in business and politics are relevant, and furthermore, these women should be looked to as fashion role models.
  • Above the Law critiques an article published in Legal Ink magazine that’s been making the rounds online. One highlighted — and oh-so-helpful — quote from the article by William Cane: “You want to look like an attorney, not Lady Gaga.” 
  • Is a Katy Perry concert just as good a reason to be unavailable for work as giving birth? ATL Redline ponders a law firm memo that analogizes the two.
  • Do you have an “ow brain” or a “wow brain” when trying to make a change (e.g., a new networking approach, a new diet, or a new commitment to waking up early)? This Marie Forleo video may be helpful.
  • As if repaying student loans weren’t daunting enough, the The NYT reports that focusing on paying them off can be at the expense of retirement savings.
  • The NYT looks at the increasing percentage of middle-aged women — who should be in the prime of their careers — leaving their jobs to care for aging parents.
  • The WSJ reports on the growing evidence of the importance of good posture. Not surprising: spending hours sitting slouched at the computer is not exactly recommend.

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  • The WSJ covers KPMG’s way of giving interns guidelines on dressing for the office: staging a runway show. Meanwhile, Buzzfeed has some great career advice — even if you aren’t an intern.
  • Jeanine at The Coveted has been rethinking her wardrobe and is finding that rules help.
  • Road Warriorette gives you tips on how to pack for a summertime conference.
  • Above the Law comments on a new study that shows that judges who have at least one daughter may be more likely to rule in favor of women in certain cases.
  • This piece from The New Inquiry describes the author’s “constant struggle” to maintain a size 0 and reveals the way men treat her differently than when she wasn’t thin but just “average.”
  • PopSugar Smart Living gives you five ways to save money on dry cleaning.

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  • Bloomberg Businessweek brings news of the latest menswear trend. Yes, the shorts suit. (We asked for your opinion on women’s shorts suits a few years ago… and it’s not too difficult to predict your opinions on this version.)
  • Ever look at an item of clothing that’s calling your name and wonder whether the sale price is the final markdown or if you might get an even better deal if you wait? Lifehacker shares several retailers’ secret price codes.
  • Do you have a messy purse? A perfectly organized one? Cosmo tells you what a peek inside your bag may say about you.
  • The Washington Post talks about warm-weather fashion vs. dress codes at work. Prime quote: “Interns and junior staffers are just clomping down the hall in their $5 Old Navy flip-flops.”
  • The New Yorker talks about women and negotiation tactics and how — like many workplace issues — women should tread carefully.
  • The Wall Street Journal’s At Work blog garners some job interview tips from a woman who’s been through 100 of them.
  • Essentialist or Nonessentialist: which one are you? The Harvard Business Review discusses the difference — and talks about the I’m-so-busy humblebrag.
  • From 100 job interviews to 12 weddings… DailyWorth (via PopSugar Smart Living) has some wedding-party tips from a woman who has been a bridesmaid a dozen times.

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