Weekly News Update

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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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  • Who What Wear looked at Target’s huge new swim collection — and noted the company’s pledge that photos of women modeling the styles won’t be airbrushed or reshaped.
  • Refinery29 staffers tried every product made by the skincare line The Ordinary.
  • Racked revealed why some Gen X women have conflicting feelings about the revival of ’90s styles.
  • Speaking of nostalgia: Amidst the financial troubles for Claire’s, The Cut shared 11 women’s memories of shopping (and getting their ears pierced at) the chain.
  • And speaking of bankruptcy: USA Today listed the 26 retailers most at risk right now, including Neiman Marcus, Payless, and J.Crew.
  • Liz Ryan wrote for Forbes about ways to deal with a needy boss.
  • The Muse offered 40 email opening lines to give you a bit of variety in your correspondence.
  • Salon explained why many millennials haven’t saved anything for retirement.
  • The Hill reported that the National Portrait Gallery has had to move former first lady Michelle Obama’s portrait to a larger space because so many visitors are coming to see it.
  • Hollywood Reporter noted that producer/director Miranda Bailey is launching CherryPicks, a movie-review site that will only feature women critics.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: The Onion had news of a woman whose browser mishap gave her a new lease on life.

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  • Glamour editors shared their favorite beauty dupes, including this hot pink lip stain.
  • Who What Wear demystified washing machine settings.
  • Racked explained Washington, D.C.’s complicated dress codes, as told by Hill staffers.
  • Racked also reported how Sephora is tracking your returns, and what that means for consumers.
  • The Cut offered a woman’s story about how Korean skin care helped treat her hormonal acne.
  • BuzzFeed’s As/Is reported that Kim Kardashian’s concealer kit, designed for women of all ages and skin tones, will drop on March 23.
  • The Muse shared note-taking tips for making meetings more productive and remembering next steps.
  • Glassdoor offered advice on what to do when you’re considered overqualified when applying for a job.
  • Harvard Business Review explained why it’s important for a two-career couple to have a long-term plan.
  • Time listed some of the big retailers that have declared bankruptcy in the last six months, including Claire’s, Bon-Ton, and Charming Charlie.
  • Speaking of stores closing, Los Angeles Magazine provided an ode to the shopping mall as a teenager’s after-school sanctuary.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: The Onion shared a local story of a woman ready to complain about work — only to be sidelined by her friend’s marital problems.

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  • Fashionista provided some style inspo with the best street style looks from Paris Fashion Week. They also shared a roundup of the top trending street style items from fashion month.
  • Who What Wear reminded us that spring is just around the corner with 14 fresh options for bright, office-friendly blazers.
  • The Washington Post reported that women are ditching high heels due to changes in the workplace (more remote work and casual offices) and commuting habits.
  • Racked declared Meghan Markle the “princess of the pants,” with pictures to prove it.
  • Racked also shared an attorney’s personal experience of trying to figure out, “What does dressing ‘professionally’ mean for women of color?”
  • The Strategist gave advice on how to dress for an interview at a tech company. (It’s not all hoodies and t-shirts.)
  • LearnVest warned of the dangers of drunk shopping.
  • Joy Reid, writing for Moneyish, explained why women should be competent, and not soothing in the workplace.
  • Joy Reid was also recently a guest editor of FOTO, where she honored several women of the Civil Rights Movement.
  • The New York Times paid homage to some of the women left out of The Gray Lady’s obituary pages over the years.
  • The Cut shared why Celine Semaan started #ArabGirlMagic.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Hopefully you can’t relate to this worker profiled in The Onion who quickly learned just how terrible her job is.

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