Weekly News Update

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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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  • Vogue released its cover story about human rights attorney and activist Amal Clooney (and wife of George Clooney).
  • Refinery29 shared why you should consider adding more powder blue to your spring wardrobe.
  • Who What Wear named five items a celebrity stylist said you should toss right now.
  • Racked offered beauty advice for several skin issues.
  • The Cut answered the question of when to ask for a raise.
  • Chicago Sun Times reported Tammy Duckworth is first U.S. senator to have a baby while in office.
  • The Outline explained why it’s easier for a rich person to be frugal.
  • Writing for The New Yorker, Molly Ringwald reflected on her films and relationship with John Hughes in the wake of #MeToo.
  • The Washington Post reported that a female reporter who investigated former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has blasted the writers of a film about the investigation that would portray the reporter as a man.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: SNL really captured our love affair with leggings.

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  • Elle provided spring makeup inspiration from recent runway shows (hint: maybe tone it down a bit for the office). (Video autoplays.)
  • Fairygodboss explained how millennials are changing the definition of business casual.
  • Who What Wear considered different methods to determine a perfect wardrobe size for you, and why the answer is not one-size-fits-all.
  • Fashionista listed all of the luxury designer brands, magazines, and retailers that are now fur-free.
  • Racked reported that online secondhand resale is still booming, based on a recent report by ThredUp.
  • Racked also shared that the online resale app Depop now has a brick-and-mortar store in L.A., with another one set to open in New York later this spring.
  • NBC News offered 10 Gmail extensions to boost your productivity.
  • Business Insider discussed seven ways your body language is sending the wrong message.
  • The Muse provided three tips to appear more confident in communications.
  • The Wall Street Journal reported that men are learning how to be allies to their female colleagues in the wake of #MeToo.
  • BuzzFeed News asked whether it’s a good or bad thing that Nashville has become a hip destination for bachelorette parties.
  • For your Laugh (Groan) of the Week: In case you missed it, Washington Post rounded up all of the April Fools’ pranks from last weekend, including the Roku Happy Streaming(TM) Socks, a new dating site for dogs, and a musical interpretation of a not-so-good movie.

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  • Business Insider provided five work bag startups, including Senreve, the designer of this purple number, the Maestra (available in several colors). Business Insider also shared five workwear options that travel well.
  • The Cut offered a look at styles now available in extended and plus sizes from the eco-conscious, L.A.-based brand, Reformation.
  • Speaking of eco-minded fashion, Vogue shared some thoughts from Brooklyn-based designer Miranda Watson, who recently had her first runway show at Vancouver Fashion Week.
  • Real Simple reported that ASOS’s website will now show how their clothes look on different body types.
  • Real Simple also sang the praises of a Swedish beauty brand now available in the U.S.
  • The New York Times asked, why do millennials want to smell like, well, nothing? They also mentioned a few options for those who prefer the new, lighter scents.
  • Elle shared new ways to incorporate rose water into your beauty routine — and beyond.
  • An advice columnist for Elle also answered an artist’s question about whether her visible tattoos will hurt her job search.
  • The Careerist shared how the advice of a dominatrix (stay with us, here…) can help women advance in their careers.
  • Ask a Manager gave advice to a professional who’s worried that his or her boss is doing too much of the employee’s job.
  • In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica news, the Electronic Frontier Foundation explained how to keep your personal data from going through Facebook’s API.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s provided harrowing tales of women getting fired based on … their email signatures.

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