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  • Racked looks at fashion investment purchases and quality vs. quantity.
  • The Consumerist reports that Jones New York is closing all of its stores and its wholesale business, while sister brand Anne Klein recently closed the e-commerce section of its website (after a period when customers’ questions on the Facebook page were answered with vague replies about a “refreshed new look”). Racked takes a look at all the recent additions to the retail graveyard (headline NSFW).
  • Lifehacker has advice on reading people’s body language when you’re considering whether to join a conversation in progress, while Women 2.0 has tips on tailoring your style to networking situations.
  • This New Republic piece on motherhood and women’s career paths has been making the rounds on social media. Here’s a line from the article, about maternity leave: “Eighty-eight percent of American women do not get paid for a single day or a single hour after they give birth.” Meanwhile, New York magazine has an essay written by a woman in her late 30s who’s considering becoming a single mom by choice.
  • About Careers shares a profile of one of Kat’s old law school friends.
  • McSweeney’s lists several reasons — TOTALLY unrelated to the fact that you’re a woman, of course — to explain why you didn’t get that promotion. For a Laugh of the Week of a less ironic variety, check out this recent Tonight Show skit that’s especially for ’90s kids (YouTube; autoplay video).

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  • New York magazine has news of the demise of Piperlime, while Fashionista reports that Kate Spade Saturday will close all of its stores.
  • Anna Akbari writes for DailyWorth about why women shouldn’t have to apologize for their fashion expenses.
  • NPR reports that meetings are getting longer, and explains why people schedule so many, while Racked looks at the practice of “sweatworking” — meeting/networking at the gym.
  • Glassdoor has put together a list of the 25 Best Jobs in America for 2015.
  • Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin of 40 Percent and Rising writes about coming to terms with being the primary breadwinner, and The Huffington Post shows you what kind of salary puts you in the top 1% of earners in each state.
  • Above the Law comments on a letter to students from the vice dean at Rutgers Law that addresses sexism in professor evaluations. Also, from ATL Redline, Staci Zaretsky responds to a reader’s complaint about her commentaries on sexism in the legal profession.
  • DailyWorth tells us that Mike Huckabee is not a fan of profanity in professional settings — ESPECIALLY when it comes from women, because that’s just “trashy” — and, in what is perhaps a surprising venue, Megyn Kelly gave him a reality check on Fox News, as Jezebel recounts.

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  • Fashionista explains how some retailers are rethinking their strategies for plus sizes/extended sizes.
  • Racked takes a look at the growing field of fashion law.
  • Above the Law reports on possible changes to public service loan forgiveness.
  • The Boston Globe advises you on what to do when your new boss doesn’t like you.
  • The Muse offers advice on how to follow up after a job interview.
  • The New York Times looks into what has happened to the traditional workday lunch.
  • The Wall Street Journal talks to people who found that quitting their jobs wasn’t as easy or as straightforward as they anticipated.

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  • Have you tried the KonMari method of paring down your stuff, explained in The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up? Lucky magazine checks it out.
  • The Wall Street Journal shares advice for men on finding the right glasses frame, but women may find it useful as well.
  • Business Insider looks into pricing tricks used by retailers to get us to spend more.
  • Time comments on Sheryl Sanderg’s op-ed in the New York Times about “speaking while female” and how women can make sure they’re being heard at work.
  • Yankee Magazine offers an essay about Florence Griswold and finding your life’s work.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek reports on a new study that looked at why women are less likely to enter certain academic fields and apparently found the answer: We don’t feel we have “innate brilliance.”
  • A new Pew Research Center survey offers interesting findings on the ages that professional women have kids and how it can affect their careers and advancement.

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  • Fashionista has a guide to caring for your boots during the winter.
  • Inc. looks at some of the new — and surprisingly stylish — smartwatches introduced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas.
  • The Guardian looks at how to tackle burnout, or “overachiever syndrome,” at work — it’s most common among “high performers” aged 20 to 30.
  • The Washington Post Federal Eye blog reports on a new study that found that 79% of federal HR staff said in a survey that “at least some of the time” management was already considering a specific candidate to fill job vacancies being advertised.
  • The New York Times Magazine looks at the history of the infamous phrase “having it all.” Meanwhile, Above the Law comments on a piece in The Atlantic by former Supreme Court clerk Ryan Park, who temporarily became a stay-at-home dad after his clerkship ended. He describes the advice he got from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on balancing a career and family.
  • The Huffington Post shares an essay about “the new trophy wife” (although it may be a bit premature for its author to proclaim, “Brains are the new beauty,” no?).
  • PopSugar Smart Living gives you helpful decluttering tips for the new year.
  • Kat was psyched to see that 2400 MS-DOS games are now available to play, for free, in your browser. The next time you’re looking to kill some time at work, check out Plundered Hearts, a dorky romance-adventure game Kat vaguely remembers playing when she was, apparently, around 10.
  • Avidly has your Laugh of the Week.

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  • SheFinds rounds up some workout gear that might make it a bit more fun to stick to those fitness new year’s resolutions.
  • Angie of YouLookFab shares her picks for the best and worst in style, fashion, and retail for 2014.
  • Forbes has some advice about choosing people who will give you the best references when you’re looking for a new job.
  • Gawker comments on an odd, condescending pep talk directed at women in the advertising field from a male ad exec.
  • DailyWorth talks to several prominent women in business about what financial advice they’d give to women in 2015.
  • PopSugar Smart Living rounds up some soon-to-be-published books that will “inspire greatness” in the new year, and Fast Company tells you how to actually find the time to read.

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