Weekly News Update

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  • The Weekly Cut sings the praises of the classic plaid blazer.
  • Alison of Wardrobe Oxygen (inspired by our post about products we actually finish) shares her go-to beauty faves.
  • Business Insider, taking a page from a new book about “Swedish death cleaning,” offers suggestions for downsizing your stuff [affiliate link].
  • Curbed New York reports that Lord & Taylor has sold its flagship location to WeWork, which offers “workspace, community, and services for a global network of creators.”
  • Man Repeller has tips from a model, an author, and a stylist on “letting go and ‘having it all.'”
  • Harvard Business Review suggests, “If you can’t find a spouse who supports your career, stay single.”
  • The Atlantic shares actress Brit Marling’s encounter with Harvey Weinstein as it fits into the “economics of consent.”
  • Sharing her own experiences, Huffington Post Senior Politics Reporter Laura Bassett examines the “gray area between a harmless flirtation and flat-out sexual assault.”
  • Bustle asks whether the heroes of several popular romantic movies were actually sexually harassing the heroines.
  • Self presents slow cooker tricks, while Taste offers tips on using an Instant Pot.
  • Smart Bitches, Trashy Books provides some recommended reads for when you need an escape (and who doesn’t?).
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s publishes the resume of a “young female professional looking to be treated equally by male coworkers.”

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  • The Atlantic tells the lesser-known history of the little black dress.
  • Business Insider explains how Facebook is trying to take over LinkedIn’s turf.
  • BuzzFeed News wants to know, “Who are the Harvey Weinsteins of your industry?”
  • Blacklines and Billables offers advice for women who are just starting out in Biglaw.
  • The Muse shares how relationships can change when you get promoted to oversee your (former?) work friends.
  • The New York Times Magazine examines what happened to Amy Cuddy, known for her research about power poses, after “fellow academics have subjected her research to exceptionally high levels of public scrutiny.”
  • Slate‘s Dear Prudence answers a reader’s question about whether it’s fair that she be required to “smile more” in order to be promoted. (Answer: Nope.)
  • Above the Law offers insight into why #metoo resonates with women attorneys.
  • NPR shares helpful approaches for fighting insomnia from sleep scientist Matthew Walker’s new book, Why We Sleep (affiliate link).
  • The Detroit News reports that Sen. Bernie Sanders, a controversial pick for a speaker for the Women’s Convention in Michigan later this month, will instead visit Puerto Rico.
  • Laugh (Groan?) of the Week: This cartoon from The New Yorker about a fictional magazine for women in the workforce nails it, including “8 blank pages for the things you wish you had said!”

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  • The New York Times explains why celebrities, activists, and journalists are boycotting Twitter on Oct. 13, #WomenBoycottTwitter, following Twitter’s suspension of Rose McGowan’s account after she tweeted about Harvey Weinstein. #AmplifyWomen offers an alternative for women who prefer to speak up.
  • Vulture offers an exhaustive list of women who are speaking out about alleged abuse by Weinstein, including McGowan, Cara Delevingne, and Kate Beckinsale.
  • Above the Law shares as part of their Pink Ghetto series that following recent articles about Weinstein, women in Biglaw are sharing their own stories of sexual harassment as young associates.
  • The New York Times is also reporting an unintended consequence of workplace sexual harassment: Men are less likely to meet with women one-on-one, which can hurt women’s careers.
  • The Muse offers advice on how to repair your workplace rep after a bad performance review.
  • Fast Company provides six suggestions to pull yourself out of a work slump.
  • The Guardian details how the death of a 31-year-old Japanese journalist–after she worked 159 hours of overtime in one month–has started a national discussion about Japan’s workplace practices.
  • The Guardian also offers a firsthand account of a Nigerian woman who is one of the models in Dove’s latest ad, which has been called racist.
  • O Magazine explains why so many Gen X women are experiencing a midlife crisis.
  • PBS NewsHour reports why doctors and researchers are questioning the Trump Administration’s new birth control rule.
  • Wired shares that the speculum, still based on a design from the 1840s, is getting a modern update.
  • Laugh of the Week: For men who are confused about how to act around women in the workplace or in professional situations, Medium offers a simple trick: “Treat all women like you would treat Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.” (The Rock approves.)

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  • People shares that Gabrielle Union has struggled with infertility, including eight or nine miscarriages, which she discusses in her new book, We’re Going to Need More Wine [affiliate link]. (Video autoplays.)
  • Racked has details about new fall nail polish colors: “purple tones, metallics, subtle glitter, and grays and greiges (that weird combination of gray and beige).”
  • AdWeek appreciates Talbots’ new ad campaign and hashtag, #BecauseImALady.
  • NPR wishes a happy 40th anniversary to the sports bra.
  • NPR also reports that certain moisturizers’ “fragrance-free” or “hypoallergenic” claims are often false.
  • The Washington Post shares that breast cancer death rates have fallen almost 40% in recent years.
  • Popular Science, in light of the tragedy in Las Vegas, provides advice for how to cope with primary and secondary trauma. Plus, an Above the Law contributor writes about Las Vegas as a way to cope.
  • Above the Law also explains how Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg aka “Notorious RBG” cut down her new coworker during recent oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, the Wisconsin gerrymandering case.
  • The Cut offers highlights from a New York Times report about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged history of sexual harassment that includes at least eight costly settlements.
  • Bust shares one woman’s experience of going outside of her comfort zone to have a drink in a bar alone.
  • Variety provides Michelle Obama’s advice for dealing with imposter syndrome: “I’ve been at so many tables and met so many fools who are imposters, but shame on us if we just let an imposter put us down.”
  • Billboard reports that five women—Nina Simone, Annie Lennox (with Eurythmics), Kate Bush, Chaka Khan (with Rufus), and Sister Rosetta Tharpe—have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Laugh of the Week: While it’s been around for a couple years, we still get a kick out of the “Congrats! You have an all-male panel!” Tumblr (and David Hasselhoff’s thumbs-up as a seal of approval). Recent posts include the all-male panel for Aquaculture Innovation Europe, “Because women don’t know anything about fish, fishing, or fishponds.”

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  • The Cut reports that for the second time in the 12-year-history of the National Book Foundation, all five of the nominees for “5 Under 35,” which recognizes debut fiction writers, are women.
  • Racked shares that Madonna’s beauty line, MDNA SKIN, which has been available in Asia since 2014, is now available in the U.S.
  • The Wall Street Journal has advice on accepting a “stretch job”—even if you don’t feel qualified enough. (WSJ articles are behind a paywall.)
  • Above the Law reports that a former partner of Biglaw firm Winston & Strawn has filed a complaint of gender discrimination, alleging that “she was robbed of opportunities to develop her business, had her salary slashed, bonuses denied, and was ultimately forced out.”
  • The Daily Dot defines the new term “he-peating” as when a woman’s idea gets shut down and “a male colleague not only repeats this same idea, he gets credit for it.” (Ad may autoplay.)
  • Ask a Manager has an update to her earlier post about an advice-seeker who learned that an ex-girlfriend he “ghosted” following a three-year relationship was going to be his new boss.
  • NPR shares that the first woman has completed the U.S. Marines’ Infantry Officer Course. About 10% of all participants drop out on the first day, and about one-third don’t graduate.
  • The Guardian presents why, according to a sleep scientist, the world is facing a “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic.” Scroll to the end for the stats about sleeping. (Ad may autoplay.)
  • Bustle explains that the history of gynecology is “racist, sexist, and extremely scary.”
  • Chase.com provides six factors to consider when deciding whether a home equity line of credit is right for you.
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s explains why you should “fire up that computer, hop on that treadmill, and start doing the finest work of your careeeeq3!r” (As long as you don’t mind a few typos.)

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  • The Washington Post reports that Rebel Wilson has won a record $4.56 million Australian dollars ($3.66 million U.S.) in damages in her defamation case. We love that she was wearing Rene Russo’s look from one of our favorite fashion moviesThe Thomas Crowne Affair—a crisp white blouse beneath a strapless dress—when she learned the verdict.
  • Racked provides details on the affordable JW Anderson and Uniqlo collaboration, available now.
  • Ms. JD shares how a lawyer stood her ground in court, even after opposing counsel and the clerk told her she looked like a 12-year-old girl.
  • Ask a Manager offers advice on how to handle coworkers’ questions about recent weight loss.
  • The Huffington Post has a firsthand account of how Dr. Mary-Claire King survived what could have been her worst week ever—or at least the plot of a sad country song—and how it led to the project that became BRCA1. (If this sounds familiar, she also told her story on the The Moth in May 2014.)
  • Gothamist details a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology that finds standing—like sitting—for long periods of time can be bad for you.
  • The New York Times offers an opinion that suggests that, in Silicon Valley, “‘hustle’ is just a euphemism for extreme workaholism,” even among rank-and-file employees.
  • The New York Times also has actress Amber Tamblyn’s response to being called a liar after she reported her personal experiences with sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, including an encounter with James Woods.
  • The Everygirl provides 20 recipes you can prep on Sunday for healthy meals you’ll want to eat the rest of the week.
  • The Cut offers 25 quotes from famous women on their regrets.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Reductress shares “stunning heels perfect for a night out on the town as you lurch 10 feet behind all your friends.”

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