Weekly News Update

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  • Fashionista reported how Parley for the Oceans is partnering with big fashion brands to raise awareness and money for ocean conservation.
  • Who What Wear explained why there will soon be a higher sales tax for online shopping.
  • Racked shared that the MAC x Aaliyah Box Set sold out online almost instantly earlier this week, but individual pieces are still available.
  • The Cut answered the question: What’s the deal with natural sunscreen?
  • Speaking of sunscreen, Apartment Therapy wrote that Trader Joe’s $6 spray-on sunscreen received a perfect score on Consumer Reports’ 2018 Sunscreen Guide.
  • The New York Times reported on rampant pregnancy discrimination inside America’s biggest companies.
  • CNBC shared 11 behaviors that may indicate you’re a problem employee — and gave advice on what to do if you are one.
  • TED provided four exercises to improve attention.
  • Above the Law shared how a new nonpartisan group, Lawyer Moms of America, is confronting the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.
  • Huffington Post reported that Kate Spade’s clothing brand has pledged to donate $1 million to suicide prevention groups following the fashion icon’s death earlier this month.
  • The New York Times offered Instagram feeds of glamorous grandmas, including Accidental Icon Lyn Slater. #GOALS
  • For your What Just Happened?! of the Week: The BBC asked why First Lady Melania Trump wore a $39 Zara jacket that says “I really don’t care. Do U?” to visit immigrant families.

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  • Vogue reported on a new clothing line of millennial-focused workwear, The Make.
  • Inc. explained why GM changed its dress code from 10 pages to simply: “dress appropriately.”
  • Fashionista shared that ThirdLove is expanding its bra options to encompass bands up to a size 48, and cups from AA to H.
  • Ladders named 15 office clothing choices no one should make in the summer, including leggings, flip-flops, floppy hats, and rompers. (These suggestions may be obvious to our readers, but maybe you have a colleague who could use a gentle reminder.)
  • As/Is (Buzzfeed’s beauty channel) offered 21 of the best foundations with sunscreen.
  • Forbes interviewed Gemma Hartley, who wrote Women Aren’t Nags — We’re Just Fed Upabout the emotional labor women carry, and what can be done to fix it.
  • Fast Company asked, what if we killed the job interview?
  • But if you still need to have a job interview, The Balance provided an answer to the request, “Tell me something about yourself that is not on your resume.”
  • BBC News explained why some job ads may deter women from applying.
  • The Washington Post provided a roundup of 101 non-incumbent women candidates who have won their primaries this year, including an analysis of who’s favored to win in November.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Buzzfeed shared 19 people who were making their lives a little bit better.

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  • Racked reported that J.Crew will relaunch in September — including a new loyalty program.
  • Many outlets, including The Cut, paid their respects to Kate Spade, who the fashion world lost earlier this week. And among those paying tribute to the late Anthony Bourdain today is Eater, which has rounded up some of his most memorable quotes. (If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255), text CONNECT to 741741, or talk to someone online, 24/7.)
  • The New York Times explained why office friendships can be awkward.
  • The Muse shared five signs you’re ready to be a manager.
  • Wired discussed Silicon Valley’s role in the future of fertility tracking.
  • Vox reported that women have been outperforming men in the 2o18 Democratic primaries. Meanwhile, CNN shared that former New Mexico Democratic state party leader Deb Haaland could be the first Native American woman in Congress, and former Georgia House minority leader Stacey Abrams could be the country’s first black woman governor.
  • Speaking of progress for women in politics, Fast Company reported that Illinois has ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. Only one more state needs to ratify the constitutional amendment for it to pass (assuming it hasn’t been too long since the 1982 deadline). North Carolina could be next, but efforts in other states have failed this year, including attempts by state legislatures in Virginia, Arizona, and Florida. A map at EqualRightsAmendment.org shows where else it hasn’t been ratified.
  • To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Sex and the City, the Huffington Post explained why many of us wanted to be Carrie when the show first aired but now want to be Miranda.
  • The Los Angeles Times interviewed Marti Noxon, creator of the new AMC show Dietland, which covers the fashion industry, abusive men, and … other things. You can stream the first two episodes for free.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s explained what happens to 99% of online job applications.

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  • Fast Company examined the evolution of the power suit throughout history, including recent designs by Suistudio (pictured), Argent, and DAI.
  • Refinery29 offered nail polish trends for summer.
  • The Strategist reviewed the best red lipsticks.
  • Racked reported that Amazon is catching up to brick-and-mortar luxury beauty retailers.
  • Girlboss offered advice on how to handle work stress before you burn out.
  • Author and former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Kate White provided suggestions on how to be a better listener, and why it’s such a valuable yet overlooked skill in the workplace.
  • CNN Money reported that Revlon has named Debra Perelman its first woman CEO.
  • Forbes shared how the founder of Soapwalla, Rachel Winard, is trying to make the beauty world more inclusive by not featuring models and by using gender-neutral language.
  • Politico spoke with nine of the 10 women who have given birth while in Congress, and asked them how they would change Capitol Hill.
  • Remodelista discussed how to make a rental feel more like a home.
  • For your Facepalm of the Week: WokeSloth described a dating site for so-called “incels” (to save you the trouble of looking at it yourself).

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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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