Weekly Round Up

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kamala harris fashionHarper’s Bazaar talks Kamala Harris, California’s new attorney general, about power and fashion.

YouLookFab has some great tips for how to troubleshoot problem outfits.

Lindsey Pollak finished reading Tina Fey’s new memoir, Bossypants, and shares what she took away in terms of career advice.  Meanwhile, the NYT excerpts the book “The Corner Office,” which distills the wisdom of CEOs.

– Are you a super-achiever who fears burnout?  Psychology Today can help.

Wisebread advises which mistakes to avoid with a financial adviser.

The NYT wonders how little sleep you can get away with.

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how to store scarves– How do you store scarves? Une femme d’un certain age shares her tips.  Meanwhile, The Lawyerist has a round-up of professional bags for women (and a quote from me) — you can also check out some of our previous advice for fashionable briefcases and tote bags.

– Wow: The WSJ has a whole section on women in the workplace this month — I’m still making my way through all of it, but it looks really interesting.  The Careerist takes away that women are holding themselves back, while Career Diva focuses on a more minor point that women should show emotion, but not be emotional.

– Stressed out? NPR says the best way to live to a ripe old age is to bounce back from stress.

– In financial advice, Mint advises you to have an investment policy statement, while The Simple Dollar explains the dividend method of passive income.

– Finally, a few minor security alerts from me: your email address was probably hacked recently, and in particular if you use Gmail, you may want to take advantage of some new security settings.  Facebook offered an important security update a few months ago, but it’s news to me so I thought I’d post again.

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hate the phone– I was surprised how many people noted that they hated phone calls in our discussion on social lives for busy women earlier this week — Lifehacker has some tips for people who hate the phone.  (For the record, I’m with you phone-haters — but I do find that they make a cab ride go faster!)

Lindsay Pollak wonders how early is too early to start worrying about work/life balance.

Above the Law has a nice feature with tips on managing other people.

Capitol Hill Style has advice for thank-you notes when you’re being interviewed.

The WSJ covers the hottest lunch boxes for the executive set.

Savvy Sugar lists the nine things every forgetful person must keep at the office.  (Check out our own series of “Office Staples” from a few years ago — we still agree with much of it: Clothes Staples, Tech Staples, Food Staples, and Toiletry Staples).

– Finally: Don’t forget that you can enter to win a year’s free subscription to Hoseanna and to win one of four style makeovers at the Hoseanna Facebook page — the sweepstakes ends 4/11!

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corporette top blogVoting ends today for StyleFind’s “It Bag” giveaway — I’m so honored to be one of the 14 bloggers they asked to choose a bag!  (In more Kat news, if you’re curious, Jessica Gold was fabulous enough to interview me over at Truth Plus the other day.)

Focus On Style has a fun video conversation on how to dress for a client dinner.

Refinery 29 has a slideshow featuring 5 new takes on the ponytail.

SheFinds has their founder’s tips on how to outsmart eBay while still keeping a day job.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese wonders if workplace etiquette rules need to change.

Above the Law has a great series on “how to be an indispensable associate” — today is part 5.

Lifehacker suggests ways to resolve some big issues that might lead you to quitting your job.

– Finally: if anyone else needs a good laugh this week, these two videos have had me continuously cracking up: The Drunk Dial of All Drunk Dials, and a baby trashing a bar.

 

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– If you haven’t had a chance to vote for your favorite “blogger’s choice bag” for a giveaway on StyleFind, please do — I’m so honored to be one of the 14 bloggers they asked to choose a bag!

The Clutter Diet advises how to know when your organizational habits are so poor that it’s time to call in a professional.

Lifehacker collects the top 10 tricks for working when you’re on the go.

Get Rich Slowly says that living below your means is like saving for retirement twice.  Meanwhile, the WSJ has tips for figuring out how much you need for retirement.

– Finally – my apologies to everyone for the wonky site (again) this week; I think the 403 problems and 404 problems are fixed now. If you’re still having errors of any kind, please email me. Thanks!

Weekly News Roundup

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blue burgundyRefinery 29 has a great slideshow about fun color combinations to try right now.  My favorite (pictured): oxblood and cornflower.

Is it ok to wear yoga pants to work?  Stacy London and I agree (we’re both quoted): No.  (Actually, I had a few caveats, but still…)

Great on the Job has some suggestions on the right way to schedule a meeting.  (It’s trickier than you’d think!)

– The market’s been in turmoil this week — the New York Times Bucks blog has some tips on how to fight the urge to react.

Zen Habits has a nice roundup of cures for insomnia, for those of you afflicted.

– Finally – my apologies to everyone for the wonky site this week; I think we had two discrete problems crop up.  The first, which I think is fixed (please let me know if I’m wrong!):  I had set some caching settings to a higher setting than they were before, which might have made comments and posts not “update” as frequently (you may have visited the page on Tuesday afternoon and still seen Monday afternoon’s post as the newest one there).  The second, which I think is still ongoing, is a weird problem some folks seem to get if you’ve commented (or tried to): a 403 error that blocks you from the entire site.  If anyone is still having problems with the caching, please let me know.  Similarly, if anyone is getting a 403 error but has NOT tried to comment, please let me know. (It’s hard to troubleshoot the second one because no one seems to be able to reproduce the problem.)

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