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– In today’s blast from the past:  FogCreek Software Blog pulls up an old article on women programmers (which notes that women are a natural fit for computer programming jobs because “it’s just like planning a dinner”) and wonders where all the lady coders have gone today.  Speaking of women and advancement, The Careerist expresses her outrage at an article in The Economist that suggests that women aren’t equal with men because they take too much time to balance family life.  (Also interesting reading:  a blogger at Ms. JD compares women who quit after taking maternity leave to thieves, and the WSJ’s Juggle blog examines a new study on whether there’s a “tipping point” that creates SAHMs.)

Lisa at Privilege wonders why some clothing items are so universally reviled (although hey, I did advise her to burn her scrunchie back in 2009).  Meanwhile, Angie at YouLookFab wonders whether leather jackets are acceptable business casual attire, and Sal at Already Pretty considers how one balances contrasting styles.

– Readers traveling by yourselves, stay alert — according to the NYT, hotel safety is becoming a growing issue.  Perhaps now is a good time to brush up on self-defense moves that everyone can do, which Lifehacker has helpfully rounded up.

Learnvest has some suggestions for how to leave your job on good terms.  (I offered my advice on how to quit gracefully a few months ago.)

Lifehacker advises you create a “to stop” list to get more done.  Meanwhile, Mint rounds up some websites to help you run an efficient kitchen.

 

Weekly News Roundup

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– Jillian Michaels interviews Suze Orman, her mentor, over at Everyday Living — I’m not that familiar with Orman’s story but just the first page of the interview blew me away.

Training magazine offers some suggestions on how to squeeze everything in if you’ve got a presentation to give.

Prolific Living has some advice on how to stay motivated in a corporate job.

Wisebread has some fabulous tips for how to be a better networker.

The Morning News rounds up some of the wackiest interview questions from top companies (including: calculate the ratio of people to cake). Meanwhile, Ask a Manager has good tips on how to ask “closing questions” in an interview without making your interviewer uncomfortable.

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The New Yorker has a nice profile of Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. Meanwhile, The WSJ reports that women are making headway at start-ups — go ladies!   Speaking of getting involved, according to the NYT, Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand thinks women should get off the “sidelines” in politics.

PwC’s “Gender Agenda” blog shares some findings from their recent diversity leadership forum in Washington, with lots of fun statistics about off-ramping, flextime, and more.

– Contributors at Forbes Women are having a fun time debating whether women’s blogs are good for women.

Turnstone has some tips for how to choose a great office chair.

Lifehacker has a great post on understanding your credit score (and where to go for your actual FICO score).  Meanwhile, The Simple Dollar has a collection of useful resources for learning about investing.

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Fashionista wonders what you would buy if you had $99 million in your bank account (the discussion being sparked by an actual ATM receipt, pictured.)

FINS talks about first-year analyst dress code.  Meanwhile, Above the Law talks about the small firm dress code.

Une femme d’un certain age ponders business casual.

Above The Law shares some great thoughts about overworking, using the sad story of a recent lawyer (young woman) who died for reasons not yet determined.

Esquire magazine offers their male readers some advice on etiquette for the office, including “how to be a good boss.”

The Careerist explores how to get great feedback.

Mint tells you how to use your impulse shopping to feather your nest egg.  Meanwhile, Learnvest introduces me to a new term: the black swan fund.

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– Huge, huge thanks to Forbes for not only mentioning Corporette as one of the Top 100 Websites for Women, but also for giving us a shoutout as one of the Top 10 Lifestyle Websites for Women.  I’m so honored!

– Wow: if you’ve ever wondered which hair dryer is the best for you and your hair, this video from HotheadsCanada gives you lots (and lots) of food for thought.  (Hat tip to YouLookFab.)

– New findings from LinkedIn find that men do a better job with online networking — step it up, ladies! More and Savvy Sugar report. Meanwhile, AskAManger has the four words you should remove from your resume.

Learnvest suggests 5 ways to get more out of your 9-5 day.

Mint has some thoughts on where to stash your emergency fund.

The NYT tries to demystify sunscreen labels.

P.S. You know how almost all of your comments were going straight to the moderation queue? I think I’ve got that fixed. Fingers crossed that I do since WiFi may be iffy for me this weekend! Many thanks to everyone for your patience.

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SheFinds clues us in to the hot new bow-ties-for-women trend sweeping the nation.  I’m not sure I can get behind that one.  Meanwhile, the WSJ ponders the joy of wearing women’s shoes in the summertime (and the blisters that follow).

AlreadyPretty discusses counter-intuitive advice that flatters your figure.

Road Warriorette gives some tips for avoiding jet lag.

– Commenters had a field day with this one a few days ago, but in case you missed it:  a female MD wrote an op-ed in the NYT pleading with women docs to keep the day jobs.

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