Weekly News Roundup

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– Who wants a $500 office chair?  Lots of people, according to the WSJ!

CNN has the “10 commandments of dressing for work,” and the WSJ advises how to build a pared-down wardrobe.

– Success always starts with failure, apparently… The 99 Percent blog investigates.

– Even if failure is a good thing, there are some mistakes you can avoid, including annoying a potential professional contact, as Savvy Sugar tells us.

– Finally, I know a lot of readers are planning meet-ups in their cities… for example, San Francisco readers are meeting up this Saturday (9/24) at 1pm at Reposado in Palo Alto. Email me if there are any other meet-ups going on and I’ll try to post ’em here!

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Weekly News Roundup

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Nail polish, originally uploaded to Flickr by EmreKanik– Thanks to Allure for giving Corporette a shoutout in this post on whether colorful nail polish is appropriate for the office! (Last time we took a poll, 45% of readers said color on your nails was appropriate so long as it was in the red/pink family.) (Pictured: Nail polish, originally uploaded to Flickr by EmreKanik.)

The Careerist wonders who actually uses all those flex-time policies.

The Quickbase blog has answers to the top 8 complaints about bosses.

The Simple Dollar advises how to know the right size for your emergency fund. Meanwhile, Mint tries to demystify the health savings plan.

Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site has some new-to-me tips on how to save money while booking international flights.

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ExtraPetite has a great three post series on buying Chanel bags.

– Bad week for women at the top.  WSJ’s The Juggle reminds us what Carol Bartz and Sallie Krawcheck gave up.  Meanwhile, Fortune talks to Bartz who, characteristically, says Yahoo f*cked her over. (Hat tip: TimeToSignOffNewYork.)

– In more “yay women!” news, the ABA Journal looks at a survey that says that the quintessential unhappy worker is 42, single, female, and probably a lawyer or doctor.

– You can now add volunteering to your LinkedIn profile — Savvy Sugar reports.

Lifehacker rounds up some ways to relax at work.

Self Magazine wonders if we should all have a five-year plan.

Weekly News Roundup

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– Why hello there: a new service called Suddenlee lets you shop from over 300 stores and pay only one shipping fee for next-day delivery.  (Hat tip: What the Frock?.)

The WSJ reports on a new study regarding the best way to take a mental break from your job.

– Should you try to LEARN from failure — or, as Emerson said, finish each day and be done with it? The Productivity Pro wonders.

Lindsey Pollak rounds up 3 ways to get more feedback.

Road Warriorette has a great tip for travel etiquette: mind your shoulder bags, ladies!

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Second City Style rounds up some bags you may have seen in summer movies.  My favorite:  Julianne Moore’s Bottega Vennetta from Crazy Stupid Love (available at Saks for $2580).

– How is your “executive presence”? The WSJ notes that some leaders have it naturally — and others need image makeovers to get there.

– You might want to rethink your morning routine: a study cited in the Harvard Business Review finds that for women, an increase in personal grooming time is associated with lower earnings. (Hat tip: WSJ’s The Juggle.)  Speaking of which, Sally at Already Pretty wonders: can you be pretty AND smart?  Why must you choose?

– Start-ups by women are on the rise, Crain’s New York Business reports — huzzah!  (Congrats to Hoseanna cofounders Tracey and Katrina for their shout-out in the Crain’s piece!)

– Boss steal your idea again?  Fortune has some advice.

Mint tells us how to know when you need a financial advisor.  Meanwhile, Lifehacker rounds up the top 5 personal finance tools for your desktop.

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– Ouch: According to the New York Daily News, Tim Gunn says Hillary Clinton dresses as if she’s “confused about gender.”  (Well, hey: all the stylish men I know are wearing sherbert orange suits to work these days!)

– I have always hated when my makeup smudges or fades after a long day at the office — and Elle helpfully rounds up a ton of new waterproof products designed to go the distance.  Meanwhile, The NYT talks about the power of online review site Makeup Alley.

Forbes rounds up some great questions for those of you conducting interviews — and for those of you preparing to be interviewed, it probably wouldn’t hurt to look over the list either! Meanwhile, Savvy Sugar has some tweaks for how you phrase questions if you’re the one being interviewed.

Bargain Jack rounds up the 16 states celebrating tax-free weekends soon in honor of back to school time — is yours among them?

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