Weekly News Update

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– According to the WSJ, the outfit to wear to parties is the new power suit.

– Via Jezebel: The Washington Post remembers the first woman to wear pants to Congress.

Savvy Sugar rounds up their top productivity tips.

The WSJ talks about investment funds that you can buy and forget.  Although… according to Mint, there’s such value to tax-deferred savings that you should only invest on the open after you’ve maxed out every other possible tax-deferred savings vehicle.

– Yikes:  If you use a Neti-Pot or otherwise cleanse your sinuses, heed NPR‘s warning and don’t use tap water.

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Privilege talks about blazers for business casual.

– Paint it black: according to the WSJ’s Juggle Blog, 51% of female executives report they wear black to work (compared with just 18% of men).

– Calling all Black Honey fans — Beauty Blogging Junkie reports that Clinique just launched SEVEN new colors of the same “Almost” lipstick line.

– Hmmn: Shopping’s My Cardio reviews her personalized Hayden-Harnett silk scarf.  I may need one of these babies.

– For this week’s “Corner Office,” The New York Times interviewed Amy Schulman, executive vice president and general counsel of Pfizer.  Above the Law picked out some tips on interviewing and, er, chair adjustment techniques.

– Keep on keepin’ on — including job hunting — during December, SavvySugar advises.  On the flip side:  Lifehacker says to take vacations in the middle of projects, not at the end of them.

Mint suggests 6 tax moves to make at the end of the year.

– According to NPR, everyone who needs contacts needs to reassess their cleaning routine.  Yuck.

Lifehacker tells you how to tweak your Facebook profile to adjust to the new “Timeline” feature, which easily lets friends see every post you’ve ever made on Facebook.

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– Wow: I am totally honored to announce that Corporette has been nominated to the ABA’s annual Top 100 Blawg list for the fourth time in a row.  Please vote for Corporette here (we’re in the “Just For Fun”) niche, and check out the other nominees.

MSNBC talks about a new problem for working women: they’re burned out by the time they’re 30.

Savvy Sugar advises how to stay anonymous when browsing LinkedIn.

The WSJ has a trick for saving unproductive days (in 25 minutes, no less).

Lifehacker touches base and brainstorms which cliched work phrases should be retired.  I’ll circle back with you to reassess!

Fashion.Style.Beauty rounds up 3 charities that cost nothing for you to make the world a better place.

Jezebel says you just need to be confident in  your ability to read a map, park a car, and handle other complex spatial tasks.

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FabSugar has a guide to “10 ways to wear a white button down.” (Warning: video and music starts automatically).

Above the Law covered a fun primer that Duke’s Career Services Department put out, advising women how to dress professionally.

– Rise and shine, ladies:  Forbes Women says the secret to being a power woman is getting up before 5 AM.

– A new study looks at how “elite firms” hire.

– Ah, taxes. Lifehacker has some year-end suggestions to work the system.

– Finally: a little birdie told me that the good folks at Shop It To Me are planning on putting out a special Black Friday and Cyber Monday edition of their Sale Mails — so make sure that your account is updated with your favorite latest brands and your latest sizes!  (Not familiar?  Read my reviews of Shop It To Me.  Need an invite?  Join here.)

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– A lot of places are having special sales for 11-11-11 — I know I spent way too much time at 6pm.com‘s $11 sale (and got 6 items, including sunglasses, nice t-shirts (including from Three Dots and Splendid), running clothes, and more).

Lisa from Privilege offers a “very biased guide to women’s button-front shirts.”

The Careerist reports on a study from More that finds women are less ambitious than they were in the past.

Lifehacker tells you how to have a conversation with a coworker who’s “harming your workflow” without being an asshole.

– Trouble sleeping?  Two interesting new studies:  Jezebel reports that alcohol may lead to troubled sleeping for women, and The New York Times reports that more and more mothers are resorting to sleep medication to get some sleep.

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Real Simple has tips for a perfect blow-out at home.

The NYT looks at IBM’s supportive environment for women in the midst of a bio about its new head, Virginia M. Rometty.  Meanwhile, the Careerist looks at an interesting study, which found that the cards were stacked against women at an unnamed Wall Street law firm.

The NYT also has an interesting article about sample sales and flash sale sites, cautioning you to hold that click because — wait for it — better deals are often out there.

Lifehacker asked their readers to pass on their best hard-earned career tips.

Wisebread considers how to get the best interest rate in a lousy economy.

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