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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shopping bulimicsThe New York Post profiles some women with “shopping bulimia” — they order, then send 90% of everything back.  (I am totally guilty of this — I even have a system for remembering when to expect what I ordered, when to return something, and when to expect a refund.)

– Great post from Extra Petite about how to project authority and confidence, even if clients ask you if you’re 12 because of your stature.

Forbes Woman has the good news and the bad news about International Women’s Day.

– Fun iPhone app of the day: TaskAware, which reminds you of different errands when you’re physically nearby. (Hat tip: Lifehacker.)

Learnvest collects some wise money advise from women over 50.

– Finally: The Wall Street Journal has a few suggestions for where to stash your cash now that interest rates are near zero.

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hanger bumpsYouLookFab has some thoughts on how to remove hanger bumps from clothing. (I’ll admit, I keep all but my sturdiest sweater jackets folded in drawers because the hanger bumps drive me mad!)  (Pictured: vintage hangers, originally uploaded to Flickr by patiencehouse.)

Above the Law has an, um, amusing post about how Cardozo Law is suggesting its female graduates get in better shape in order to get a job.

FINS has a “primer for success” for women in investment banking.  Meanwhile, for the lawyers amongst you, The Careerist recently had some posts on how to dump law for finance — both from the recruiters’ view and the bankers’ view.

UtahTechJobs has some great pointers on how NOT to name your resume file.

Lifehacker has a variety of suggestions for how to back up your G-mail account.

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front closet organization– A great reason to buy designer shoes, at the very least, right before you put your house/apartment on the market:  brokers say you’ll get every penny out of them because prospective buyers will want to “step into” your life.  (Clearly, I need to upgrade my shoe collection at some point before I put my apartment on the market in 3-5 years!)

– Hmmn: Fashionista insists we all try the hair bungee.

– For everyone nursing (or expecting to do so in the nearish future): WSJ’s The Juggle has some tips on how to continue nursing while traveling for business.

The Productivity Pro has some tips for how to manage a micromanager.

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McQueen kimono jacket– Wow: the ABA picks up a tidbit from a WSJ article about a lawyer in her mid-20s who wears “outlandish” high-end designers to court.  In related news, I am now obsessed with this $11,675 McQueen jacket (pictured) (but no, not for the office).

– What does workwear look like across the job spectrum?  Already Pretty asked a few different bloggers (including me!) the question.

Anita Bruzzese has some suggestions for how to talk to a company VIP.

– Do women “network” — or “self-promote”? Jezebel looks at the perception difference.

– Interesting:  Politico talks about the Senate Women’s Dinner Club and their “civility” pact.

– Finally: Learnvest has a great chart that answers that age-old question: when is it worth it to buy organic?

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pantyhose work vs party– Christina Binkley at the WSJ has a fun article on legwear — where do your tights fall in the party/office axis?  (<Cough, cough:> Corporette has covered which tights are appropriate for the office aplenty.)

– Vivia Chen at The Careerist ponders cardigan chic — particularly, when they’re appropriate for the office. (And not only does she quote me, but links to the Corporette Guide to Cardigans.)

– The Boston Globe laments dress-down days necessitated by bad weather.

– Office Politics offers advice on how to get your coworkers to shut up.

– Lifehacker has some fun tips on how to exercise your brain.

– Finally:  If you’ve never thought “hey, I could found a start-up and make millions,” please read this article — it’s advice Jessica Livingston wishes she had when she was in her 20s.  (She went on to found Y-Combinator, one of the biggest companies for start-up funding, when she was in her 30s — and did I mention her background is a BA in English?)

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