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  • Forbes introduces you to MICA, the new “smart bracelet” from Intel.
  • Check out Kat’s advice in this Real Simple article about workwear fashion and this Reading Eagle story about tattoos at the office.
  • Time offers a list of five simple emails you should send regularly, ranging from a note of thanks to a coworker to a message to a friend inviting her to coffee.
  • Popforms gives some advice on how to handle being fired and then move on.
  • The Wall Street Journal hears from “the Accelerators,” its startup mentor panel, on gender imbalance among entrepreneurs and how to tackle it.
  • The Washington Post reports that the states in the Northeast offer women the best opportunities for employment and earnings. The top-ranking “state,” however, is Washington, D.C., with neighbors Maryland and Virginia close behind, in the number-two and number-four spots, respectively.
  • Above the Law looks at the results from the American Lawyer’s 2014 Associate Survey.
  • PopSugar Smart Living tells us about a new job hunting app called Poacht.
  • NPR talks to a University of Chicago law professor about those terms of service agreements that almost everyone agrees to without reading. (Do you?)

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  • We talked about using maternity leave to learn something (TED talks? Coursera?) — when we’re not giving our brains a much-needed break by binge-watching “Gilmore Girls,” of course.
  • Check out Kat’s recent recs for moms and non-moms alike.

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  • The Wall Street Journal reports on the trend of designers cutting the department-store middlemen and selling directly to customers online.
  • Kat recently spoke with LJNRadio about dressing fashionably while keeping your style professional.
  • Think you need to wear a bra? The Huffington Post shares a French study that says you don’t. (Hmm…)
  • What if you weren’t expected to check work email on vacation? What if the emails sent to you on vacation actually disappeared? We hope this New York Times story inspires some employers.
  • Coffee + nap = coffee nap? Vox explains how this might be a much better idea than it sounds.
  • Slate talks to former Facebook staffer Susan Johnson, founder of Women.com, a women-only social network (currently in invite-only beta). Anyone tried it out yet?
  • Tamron Hall of Today talks about the negative reactions often faced by women who don’t have kids, in response to Jennifer Aniston’s recent remarks on the subject.
  • Slow Cooker from Scratch rounds up 20 recipes you can leave to cook all day while you’re at work, from pulled pork to chicken fajitas.
  • PopSugar Smart Living shows you how to wash dry-clean-only clothes at home.

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  • Fashionista points us to a great basic curly hair tutorial with two different options for achieving dry, curly hair in 15-20 minutes.
  • The Muse looks at some surprising, “science-backed” factors to seem smarter at work.
  • Mashable tells you how to be a power user for Linked In. (Check out our own tips on how to use Linked In secretly to find a new career.)
  • Business Insider ponders how to maintain work/life balance from the start of your career.
  • The New York Post takes a look at “egg freezing” parties.  (Check out the Corporette guest poster sharing her own experience with egg freezing.)
  • Stressed out? Have 10 minutes? Try these calming poses featured by Health.
  • On Medium, Zeynep Tufekci writes about how what we see online about Ferguson, MO, is affected by the algorithmic filtering that determines what shows up on Facebook, Twitter, and more.
  • … and for your Laugh of the Week, we present Men + Spanx, from Bustle.
On CorporetteMoms Recently…
  • We talked about postpartum corsets: Do they work? Did you wear one, or are you planning to?
  • We tried an experiment where we posted one item of clothing each day (instead of one day of 5 recommendations) — readers seemed to like it.

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  • Business Insider has a handy infographic about office dress codes.
  • And speaking of dress codes, Fashionista highlights some celebrities dressed in “conservative yet fashion-forward” outfits. (Bear in mind that “conservative” is used kind of loosely here.)
  • You may want to rethink that blue nail polish at the office, lest your older supervisors think you’re advertising something kinky: Above the Law pulls the money quote from The Careerist article (sub req’d).
  • Alterations Needed rounds up some fun facts about gold jewelry you probably didn’t know (check out commenter Kanye East’s guest post along similar lines, here).
  • Fortune looks at a study showing the advantages of describing yourself using stereotypically “male” qualities when applying to work in a male-dominated field.
  • Road Warriorette gives advice on how to prepare for your first international business trip.
  • The Washington Post reports on a new study that found that men with feminine facial features are offered less in negotiations than people with more masculine ones. Awesome.
  • POPSUGAR Smart Living rounds up nine things that really annoy hiring managers.
  • Harper’s Bazaar tells us that even a few hours of exercise a week won’t counteract sitting for hours at a time at work. (Have no fear; there’s an app for that.)
  • For those of us without an MBA, Lisa posted the ten things she learned in business school (and the one thing she didn’t) at Amid Privilege.
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  • If you want to know whether that blouse really goes with those pants, check out Lifehacker’s primer on color theory (not only good for fashion, of course).
  • Now that Hukkster is history (sad face), Fashionista tells you about some other options for getting online sale alerts, including PoachIt and Rack It Up. Former Hukkster users: have you found a good alternative?
  • Brittany of Clumps of Mascara rounds up five nude lipsticks to complement darker skin tones.
  • Lucky shares the news that Smythe is reissuing 10 of its best-selling blazers and coats to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The collection (Lucky provides a slideshow preview)  includes a black-and-white tweed version of the Duchess Blazer, whose blue counterpart has often been seen on Kate Middleton.
  • Kat contributed her advice for this Business Insider piece about summer workwear do’s and don’ts for women and men.
  • Calling all rising 2LsAbove the Law offers eight on-campus interview tips.
  • The NYT reports on the findings of a new working paper from a professor at Vanderbilt who looked at the salary disparity between college graduates of  lower-tiered vs. higher-tiered schools.
  • The Dissolve pushes for quality over quantity in female characters on the big screen and laments the many instances of the the “Strong Female Character With Nothing to Do.”
  • The Sweet Home has a list of the best pillows for your bed.

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  • A reader shared this great way to easily prepare a whole meal by roasting everything (chicken and all) at the same time, from the NYT.

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  • According to the NYT Style section, “piercings are back,” albeit in a more subtle way. Are there any non-earlobe piercings that would be acceptable in your office?
  • The Budget Babe checks out the lookbook for the Elie Tahari for Kohl’s DesigNation collection, and Lucky shares the Roland Mouret For Banana Republic collection.
  • Lifehacker gives you a handy flow chart to help you clean out your closet. How do YOU decide what to keep, fix, toss, or donate? (Here’s how you can shop your closet.)
  • No good deed goes unpunished? The WSJ reports on a new study that found that when women advocate for other women at work (and when minorities do the same for others in their group), they receive less positive performance reviews.
  • The Daily Dot interviews Lyndsay Kirkham, who, while out for lunch, tweeted the sexist remarks she overheard from the people at the table next to her, whom she identified as IBM execs. (Since tweeting the conversation, Kirkham has been called a “bitch” and “racist” — for mentioning that the execs were white — and has received rape threats.)
  • Speaking of gender bias in the tech industryWired reports on the discrimination faced by tech entrepreneurs and other women in the field — and why it’s a taboo topic. On a more positive note, Fast Company interviewed eight female entrepreneurs to learn how they found success.
  • The Guardian examines a new study that reveals the serious gender imbalance among U.S. environmental groups. A key quote: “The dismal findings amplify long-standing complaints from women and minorities that the groups which have taken it on themselves to lead transformational change are resistant to change themselves, and are dominated by white males. ” (via the Broadsheet)
  • Eater shares the best 10 quotes from a recent panel discussion in NYC on women’s leadership in the culinary field.
  • Also in the Guardian, Jessica Valenti criticizes the new trend of companies using ads for shampoo, soap, etc., to tell women how they should be acting/thinking/feeling. The real message to women isn’t really “empower yourselves”; it instead appears to be “ur doin it wrong.”

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