Weekly News Update

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  • Vanity Fair reported that Saks has unveiled a new beauty destination that includes a Hotel Ritz Paris-replicated spa treatment room (ooh la la!).
  • Kat spoke with Above the Law about fashion tips (and why fashion is a feminist issue) for ATL’s new podcast, The Jabot.
  • Fashionista explained how brands that do custom sizing have become more accessible — and affordable.
  • The Cut shared new study findings on sunscreen: Using SPF 50 leads to significantly more sun damage than SPF 100 — despite what we’ve always been told.
  • Bustle reported that Sephora has launched a “clean beauty” category to help figure out what’s in your products.
  • Racked asked if shoppers will ever care about sustainability.
  • ATL provided tips for enjoying a summer vacation. Pro tip: If you don’t tend to all of your work while out of the office, don’t worry: “It’s not cheese. It won’t mold.”
  • Career Contessa shared five ideas to turn around an unproductive day.
  • Cosmopolitan profiled New York’s first woman attorney general, Barbara Underwood, and the women who work in her office.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s shared tips on what you should have saved by age 35… on an American homestead in 1818.

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  • The Strategist talked to dermatologists to find out which are the best facial sunscreens.
  • Thinking of trying a sheet mask? In her interview with The Cut, Paula Begoun said don’t bother.
  • Who What Wear took a look at Meghan Markle’s favorite shoes: Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps. (Here’s how to watch tomorrow’s Royal Wedding, by the way.)
  • Want to get promoted when your boss leaves, or even get her job? U.S. News & World Report gave some advice.
  • Adweek announced its second annual Disruptors list: “39 women who are spearheading a revolution in advertising, media, and tech,” including Katrina Lake, Stitch Fix founder and CEO; Lesley Slaton Brown, HP’s chief diversity officer; Dee Rees, director of Mudbound; and Samantha Bee.
  • Working Mother named this year’s Best Companies for Multicultural Women, including Morgan Stanley, Intel, Deloitte, and Verizon. Several of those companies also appear in Fairygodboss‘ list of companies that are great places for women to work.
  • Shondaland told the story of Ridhi Tariyal, who has invented a method for women to test their fertility without having to convince their ob/gyn to do it.
  • Lifehacker’s Two Cents mentioned some health habits that are good for your wallet as well as your body.
  • For your Laugh Zen of the Week: Diply rounded up 32 simple-yet-ingenious designs from around the world.

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  • The Washington Post offered Met Gala fashion highlights.
  • W Magazine shared that in support of sustainable fashion, Cate Blanchett rewore an Armani Prive Couture gown at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this week.
  • The Cut provided insight as to why we consider long, dark eyelashes desirable.
  • An editor of The Wall Street Journal shared workplace advice she wishes she had known in her early 20s.
  • The Muse suggested 35 things to do for your career before you turn 35.
  • The New York Times explained how the interview question about past salaries influences the gender pay gap — and what to do to stop it.
  • The New York Times also offered an opinion piece on how to survive your 40s. (Also worth reading for women in their 20s and 30s.)
  • Jezebel shared why single women are buying homes and condos at more than twice the rate of single men.
  • Above the Law reported that a Big Law attorney in Miami intervened in a traffic stop she witnessed.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, Vulture shared 14 of the craziest movie posters spotted at Cannes.

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  • The New York Times suggested Meghan Markle could be the biggest influencer of them all — even without social media.
  • Ladders asked, when it comes to dressing for the office, how cute is too cute?
  • The Cut looked into what castor oil really does for your lashes.
  • Fashionista explained LED light therapy for your skin.
  • Vogue shared a photo essay about being 40 and pregnant.
  • Forbes reported its 2018 “Midas List,” which included All Raise, a venture capitalist group of more than 30 women.
  • The Muse offered advice from a human resources expert on what to do if the job you got isn’t the job you were promised.
  • Harvard Business Review provided a working parent’s perspective on what she learned after her kids grew up.
  • The New York Times profiled Kristen Gibbons Feden, the 35-year-old prosecutor in the Bill Cosby case.
  • The Washington Post reported that three black teenage girls in a NASA competition developed a method to purify lead-contaminated water, but were faced with hackers who tried to ruin their chances of winning (in favor of a team of boys).
  • The Telegraph reported that Claire Foy of The Crown has received £200,000 ($271,279) in back pay following the wage gap controversy regarding her male costar, who was earning £10,000 more per episode.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The Onion shared a story about a woman who made a grave mistake.

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  • Fashionista shared fashion inspiration from celebrities wearing suits to red-carpet events.
  • Elle offered five ways to style a black blazer to make it less basic.
  • The Cut requested lifetime VIB status at Sephora for anyone who spends at least $350 there in one year (current policy is to spend at least $350 every year to make VIB).
  • The Strategist offered a list of beauty brands under $30 (link is a couple months old but still worth a look).
  • Fashionista also reported how beauty brands are trying to be less wasteful.
  • Self offered healthy dinner ideas to try all week long.
  • The Cut also explained why you should be following former SATC star Cynthia Nixon’s campaign for New York governor.
  • The New York Times shared a list of — no kidding — jobs where women are outnumbered by men named “John” (and James and Michael and other men’s names).
  • Refinery29 offered an explanation why millennial women don’t want to discuss their salaries: They’re competitive with each other, and they fear their peers will judge them for making too little or too much.
  • Ask a Manager suggested why “Administrative Professionals’ Day,” formerly “Secretaries’ Day,” should no longer be a thing. (Earlier this week we offered an open thread about Administrative Professionals’ Day.)
  • The Daily Mail reported how the internet reacted to a Marie Claire article about Meghan Markle’s gray hair that Marie Claire called “magnificent.” (Note: This is probably the only time you’ll see the Daily Mail in our news updates!)
  • For your Laugh of the Week, McSweeney’s shared what your sad desk lunch says about you.

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  • The Cut suggested 10 products to buy at Sephora’s Beauty Insider event, which runs from April 20–23. [affiliate link]
  • Racked shared the news that Rodan + Fields may face a class-action lawsuit because of the potentially harmful effects of its mega-seller, Lash Boost.
  • Harvard Business Review explained how women leaders can gain and keep their mental energy.
  • In Corporette-related news: Kat’s old friend just launched a new program called the Work Happiness Method, all about helping you turn your dreary job into your dream job.
  • The New York Times reported on new research showing that if a woman has their first baby between age 25 and 35, her pay will never recover in comparison to their husband’s.
  • Meanwhile, CNN reported on a federal court’s ruling that women cannot be paid less than men on the basis of past salary.
  • The Washington Post told the story of Capt. Tammie Jo Shults and her piloting of Southwest 1380 that saved 149 people after an in-flight engine failure.
  • The Washington Post also looked at “virtual unknown” Sarah Sellers, a nurse anesthetist and amateur runner who came in second in the Boston Marathon this week.
  • Refinery29 interviewed Maya Dusenbery, whose new book, Doing Harm, explains the ways that healthcare fails women. [affiliate link]
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The Onion gave some handy travel tips.

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