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  • The New York Times talks to three facialists to get their recommendations on summer skincare.
  • Already Pretty rounds up several non-sheer white t-shirts.
  • Alison Green from Ask a Manager writes for U.S. News  & World Report about the new law in Massachusetts that makes it illegal for employers to ask applicants about their salary history — it’s the first state to do so.
  • Over at Above the Law, the Old Lady Lawyer columnist writes about weight discrimination against job candidates in the legal field.
  • Fortune talks about the new working-women emoji in Apple’s new emoji selections (plus options like a man getting a haircut — previously, only a woman was shown doing so — and single-parent families).
  • New York magazine’s Science of Us reports on a study that found that the causes of divorce have changed, and that now the major factor is whether the husband in the couple is working full-time.
  • The Dallas Morning News shares safety tips for women runners in light of recent disturbing news, while Meghan Kita shares a different perspective in Runner’s World and warns against victim-blaming.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The Cooper Review illustrates “9 Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women.”

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  • Kat was quoted in this Careerist piece about the dress (which was also reported as being a tank top) that Megyn Kelly wore while covering the RNC for Fox News. (What did you think about the uproar?)
  • The New York Times has a piece about the ways that women leaders like Hillary Clinton and Theresa May are “changing the rules about what it means to look like a president or prime minister.”
  • Elle takes a look at the office shawl/wrap (which we once featured as a Tool of the Trade) and what it means for women at work.
  • The Muse gives tips for having difficult conversations with your boss.
  • Speaking of difficult conversations, The New York Times answers a reader question about dating a supervisor at work who doesn’t happen to be your supervisor.
  • In the new movie Equity, Anna Gunn plays “a steely senior investment banker trying to prove herself … after being passed over for a recent promotion.” New York magazine’s The Cut talks to eight women in the industry to see what Equity gets right about being a woman on Wall Street.
  • In case you haven’t seen this making the rounds on Facebook: The Washington Post reported that an examination of academic research papers found that “‘[B]etween 1779-2011, men cite their own papers 56% more than women do, [and in] the last two decades of our data, men self-cite 70 percent more than women.'”
  • The New York Times reported on President Obama’s essay in Glamour. (Have you read it?) Meanwhile, Mary Elizabeth Williams writes for Salon about Donald Trump’s recent comments on sexual harassment (he “would like to think [Ivanka] would find another career or find another company” in that situation). A key line from her essay: “Strong, powerful women get sexually harassed, too.” By the way, if you haven’t registered to vote yet or need to update your registration, find out how right here (no matter which state you live in).
  • Hey, Olympics fans: Don’t forget the Opening Ceremony is tonight on NBC! New York magazine’s Vulture has put together a viewing schedule for the entire Olympics.

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  • Mic tells the story of June Rivas: After her boss complained about how she wore a ponytail and a headscarf to work, and her office banned “cultural head wraps,” she shared a post on Facebook (with photos) explaining that she then went to work every day “in an outfit that fits the guidelines she laid out … just … not QUITE the way she expected” (see photo at left).
  • Racked says goodbye to the Victoria’s Secret catalog with a look back at its almost 40-year history (images NSFW, of course).
  • New York magazine’s The Cut features a fun slideshow of makeup looks inspired by Comic-Con and cosplay.
  • The Wall Street Journal checks out some new labels that are “launching handbags in the $200-to-$800 price range, and shoes for under $500 — price levels that designer brands abandoned a decade ago.”
  • Law.com has a nice roundup on male behaviors that annoy women lawyers (note: sign-in required).
  • New York magazine’s The Cut “asked three of [Equity’s] film’s powerful female advisers and investors, ‘What is it really like to be pregnant on Wall Street?'” (In Equity, Anna Gunn plays the main character, an investment banker.)
  • U.S. News & World Report gives advice on how to be helpful to your network, and Inc. has tips on creating positive change at your employer.
  • HillaryClinton.com asked 45 graphic designers and artists to design campaign buttons for the “Forty-Five Pin Project.”
  • Elizabeth Segran looks at the intersection of work and menstruation for Fast Company (h/t to The Broadsheet).

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  • The Wall Street Journal gives you “The Unwritten Rules on Going Sleeveless”; the WSJ also looks at new ways jewelry designers are using pearls.
  • The Everygirl explains some surprising ways you’re getting sun exposure (and sun damage); it’s surprising that cars’ side and rear windows don’t block UVA rays, for one.
  • Ask a Manager answers a reader question about office decorating.
  • Above the Law comments on a few recent lists ranking the best law firms for diversity.
  • NPR reported on a new study on gender and ethics that found that “women receive harsher punishments than men for ethical violations at work.”
  • The Wall Street Journal reports on a two-month hackathon that resulted in seven new apps to address the gender pay gap.
  • Ellevate takes a look at Laura Vanderkam’s 10 strategies for making the most of the time you have.
  • At New York magazine’s The Cut, Jordan Kisner writes about the double standards around how women speak and how it often seems like we just can’t win.
  • Popular Science has an interesting article about Susan Finley, NASA’s longest-serving female employee, who was hired 58 years ago as a “computer.” She has no plans to retire, even though she was demoted in 2004 due to her lack of a college degree.
  • Vox shares some insights from Kate Shellnutt about women and multi-level marketing (MLM), which we recently talked about over at CorporetteMoms.

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  • Fashionista tested a bunch of nail polish brands to see which one stayed put the longest.
  • Kenzie Bryant writes at Racked about why she prefers to shop alone.
  • In an essay at Fast Company, Reva Seth explains why she believes women should talk to each other more about their salaries — partly to reduce the gender pay gap.
  • New York magazine’s Science of Us tells you how “Giving a Memorable Job Interview Is a Lot Like Dating.”
  • In the Harvard Business Review, Margarita Mayo writes about her team’s research into how people view competence and warmth in others. Their not-so-surprising finding: “[M]en are seen as confident if they are seen as competent, but women are seen as confident only if they come across as both competent and warm.”
  • NPR talks to a reporter from the Center for Investigative Reporting about the past, present, and future of student loan debt in the U.S.
  • The Wirecutter shares some tips for determining if a certain product’s glowing reviews on Amazon are to be believed — the most useful tool is probably Fakespot. Speaking of Amazon, CNBC reported on the growing prevalence of counterfeit products from China on the site.
  • Priceonomics crunched data on all Meetup events in the U.S. and found some interesting stats about cities and topics.
  • The New York Times looks at how marketers in the U.S. seem to ignore women who aren’t or don’t plan to be moms.

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  • Racked reports on the Smithsonian’s efforts to digitize their collection of 2,000+ personal care and beauty products, some of which date back to the 1860s.
  • Fashionista explains and rates several beauty apps: Youcam Makeup, Beautiful Me, Vice Lipstick, Sephora to Go, Think Dirty, and Makeup by Modiface. (Have you tried any of these?)
  • The New York Times talks about why “plus-size” models are mostly ignored by the beauty industry: “There’s no size requirement to fit a lipstick, so why are there no curvy models in beauty?”
  • Bizwomen shares info on the inaugural Women in Law Hackathon.
  • At Inc., Alison Green revisits a response she wrote to an intern who got fired (along with other interns) for requesting that the company dress code be relaxed.
  • The Washington Post looks at the results of a survey about successful salary negotiations among age ranges and genders. Meanwhile, PracticePanther has an infographic showing lawyer salaries by practice area (h/t to Above the Law).
  • Forbes presents several resume “rules” that you might want to start breaking.
  • A former hedge fund trader wrote an opinion piece for The New York Times on sexism and “bro talk” on Wall Street and how men should speak up against it (and how he failed to do so).
  • New York magazine’s Vulture brings you authors’ own picks for beach reads.

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