Weekly News Update

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  • Refinery 29 shared updated looks for the pencil skirt for 2018.
  • Refinery 29 also sang the praises of tan bags and shared a few options.
  • Racked provided a list of beauty products for impatient people.
  • The Muse offered ideas of what to say when your boss shuts down your ideas.
  • Fast Company made a few suggestions on how to learn to love Mondays.
  • The Wall Street Journal suggested ways to avoid common mistakes made in the first milliseconds of meetings, including the importance of facial expressions and body language.
  • Lifehacker offered tips on how to find out about a job opening — before it’s listed. (Bonus: The featured photo includes a tan bag.)
  • Forbes shared three tips to improve your professional confidence.
  • Bustle listed 24 things available on Amazon that can help alleviate tension and anxiety.
  • The Cut had a first-person account of living with endometriosis and managing the illness with alternatives to hormonal birth control.
  • The Washington Post reported on the complications that can arise when trying to conceive with frozen eggs.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, McSweeney’s offered a few escape rooms you might want to check out.

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  • In the wake of the success of Fenty Beauty, The Cut featured nine brands that offer foundation in a wide range of skin tones.
  • Racked looked at Flont, a “Rent the Runway for actual diamonds” that offers 30 brands.
  • Naturally Curly pondered whether women with naturally curly hair need to “be careful” in corporate headshots, such as for LinkedIn.
  • Refinery29 brought news of Universal Thread, a new in-house brand at Target with an unusually inclusive size range of 0–26W.
  • Harvard Business Review advised how to take control of your career development if your company doesn’t see it as a priority.
  • The ACLU shared advice from a lawyer on minimizing your legal risks when reporting sexual harassment.
  • Career Contessa explained “the news Myers-Briggs,” the Enneagram personality system.
  • The Chicago Sun-Times broke the news that Sen. Tammy Duckworth, 49, will be the first senator to give birth while in office, while Glamour ponders what maternity leave looks like for a U.S. senator.
  • The Cut’s Ask Polly answered a reader question about deciding whether or not to have kids.
  • Vulture reported that Candice Bergen is bringing Murphy Brown back to TV.
  • For your rage Laugh of the Week, Elite Daily collected some tweets on GOP Senate candidate Courtland Sykes’ recent comments on women’s rights (you “career-obsessed banshee,” you).

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  • Racked reported on the best lotions, body butters, and oils for dry winter skin.
  • Marie Claire offered a list of 22 business-casual basics every working woman should own.
  • The Cut described how four beauty experts would spend $60 at Sephora.
  • Birchbox suggested a helpful step-by-step guide for an effective skincare routine.
  • A columnist for Forbes gave advice on what to do if you keep getting interviews but no offers.
  • The Muse shared how one woman added Meredith Vieira to her network — after meeting her on a plane — and what others can learn from the experience.
  • Fast Company offered how to cut your presentation time in half, even when you have little or no notice.
  • CBS This Morning hosted LinkedIn’s career expert Catherine Fisher, who discussed what motivates millennials, and how men and women differ in their priorities. (Video auto-plays after ad.)
  • The New York Times provided some advice if you’re asked to be a bridesmaid, including what to ask the bride before agreeing to commit.
  • BBC News shared a man’s account of why he took his wife’s last name.
  • The Washington Post explained why you should get a flu shot, how to avoid getting sick, and when to call your doctor.
  • Laugh of the Week: When you’re ready for a coffee break, The Onion has a few quick tips to help make the perfect cup. (Video auto-plays after ad.)

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  • Refinery 29 offered details about a new brand at Target, Universal Thread, which will be available in all stores and online beginning in early February.
  • Racked reported that brand Universal Standard, which makes clothing in sizes 10–28, has introduced Game, its first-ever activewear line.
  • Above the Law discussed a lawyer’s response to the phrase, “Go take up knitting,” when it’s meant to be an insult to high-achieving women.
  • Bustle shared tips from 26 women on how to survive the first week at a new job.
  • Fast Company provided eight phrases that could be killing your chances for a promotion.
  • The Muse gave advice on how to always be prepared for meetings.
  • Harvard Business Review explained why it’s easier to focus in a coffeeshop than in an open office.
  • Forbes suggested five ways to overcome your fear of failure.
  • The Washington Post shared how a woman tried mindfulness to quit drinking.
  • The Cut explored the experiences of nine women who were prescribed antidepressants.
  • The New York Times offered the pros and cons of showering in the morning, at night, or both.
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s provided a few existential out-of-office replies that might come in handy.

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  • The Cut has the details behind Hollywood’s “Time’s Up” initiative to support working-class women who’ve experienced sexual misconduct.
  • Nylon shares info about the soon-to-be-released H&M brand, /Nyden, a collaboration of designers that will target millennials and will be led by Oscar Olsson.
  • Racked suggests if there’s a clothing item that works for you, buy one in every color to build up your wardrobe options for your personal uniform.
  • The New York Times shares a first-person account of how a woman felt that she’d need to dress when speaking to others about her experiences with sexual harassment.
  • Also in The New York Times, Lindy West asks, “Why is fixing sexism women’s work?”
  • Vulture reports that Hoda Kotb will reportedly make millions less than Matt Lauer, who she’s replacing on Today following others’ claims of sexual assault against Lauer. The Washington Post details Kotb’s professional challenges that led to her current position, including 27 rejections in 10 days as a recent journalism school graduate.
  • The Washington Post also takes a look at why at least 79 women — 49 Democrats and 30 Republicans — are running for governor or seriously considering it.
  • Pew Research Center has results of a new study that breaks down how women experience discrimination in the workplace.
  • Working Mother outlines 15 ways the workplace will change for women in 2018, including more diversity and more women in leadership roles.
  • NPR asks whether food-tracking apps help with weight loss.
  • Laugh of the Week: The New Yorker highlights a few examples of “toxic femininity” in the workplace.

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  • The Cut shares the story of Argent, which it calls “the official workwear brand of powerful women.”
  • The Cut also gives their picks for the best beauty products of 2017.
  • Quartz at Work explains why Arianna Huffington wears the same handful of dresses for the public events she attends.
  • The New York Times offers Ann Patchett’s opinion piece about how she managed her year of no shopping.
  • The New York Times also shares Gender Editor Jessica Bennett’s essay on “no-return” sexual encounters and “the gray area of consent” that women can experience.
  • The New Yorker‘s Jia Tolentino details how 2017 became the year that skincare became a coping mechanism.
  • Variety reports that Anita Hill will chair the newly formed Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace.
  • Ask a Manager has a roundup of the worst boss stories of 2017, according to her readers.
  • Vice’s Motherboard explains why volunteering is the best kept secret to cope with anxiety and stress.
  • Self shares what medications you should never mix with alcohol.
  • Apartment Therapy has some holiday gift ideas for the feminists in your life—or for treating yourself.
  • Laugh of the Week: The New Yorker‘s top cartoons of 2017, according to Instagram, will (hopefully) give you some cheer.

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