Weekly News Update

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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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  • Fashionista featured a slideshow of some of the yellow plaid outfits — very similar to Cher Horowitz’s signature look in Clueless — that were on the runways to promote designers’ fall 2018 looks.
  • Elle provided details about J.Crew’s new line of lingerie.
  • The Strategist shared the best undereye concealers.
  • Refinery 29 tested nine different concealers — from super-luxe to ultra-affordable formulas — and pronounced a clear winner.
  • Ask A Manager suggested how to respond to a supervisor’s workwear requirements that are stricter than the company’s dress code.
  • An attorney writing for Medium shared how she paid off her 6-figure student loan debt, even without making a 6-figure salary.
  • Harvard Business Review reported senior executives get more sleep than everyone else.
  • Speaking of sleep, MSN offered 10 tricks to fall back asleep at night.
  • Hello Giggles explained the significance of International Women’s Day next week on March 8.
  • The Washington Post shared suggestions from scientists and researchers on how to cut through the clutter of pseudoscience (like fad diets and quack cancer cures).
  • NPR asked, in light of the recently released “Jane Walker” from Johnnie Walker, do women need their own brand of scotch? Forbes also weighed in on the brand’s marketing, saying the Jane Walker edition fights for women’s equality, not against it.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, McSweeney’s shares an open letter to Greta Gerwig about how her film, Lady Bird, up for five Academy Awards at the upcoming ceremonies on Sunday night, including best picture and best director, passed the Bechdel test way too many times.

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  • ABA Journal offered a look at how and why professional wear has evolved for lawyers, from traditional suit-and-tie ensembles to the fashion-forward looks on politicians and shows like Suits.
  • Racked explained how so-called modesty brands are becoming more mainstream — and more expensive.
  • Fashionista shared how Charli Howard — author, model, and co-founder of The All Woman Project, an organization to push for more size diversity in the modeling industry — shops for clothes, accessories, and makeup.
  • The Strategist investigated the best mascaras of all types, based on Amazon reviews.
  • Ask a Manager answered a reader’s question about whether it was overstepping for a manager to tell an employee not to wear hair extensions.
  • Fortune provided tips for landing a job, according to recruiters at the companies on their list of the 100 best companies to work for.
  • Psychology Today suggested how to address underlying fears when you want to make a fundamental change in your behavior or attitude.
  • The Balance gave advice on what not to say when negotiating a salary.
  • The Broad Experience podcast discussed who supports whom in heterosexual and same-sex couples, and what that support looks like.
  • NBC News reported how female doctors and nurses are seeking their #metoo moment in the male-dominated culture of medicine.
  • The Wall Street Journal shared why fitness retreats that include rosé at sunset, private snorkeling tours, and dance parties at night are growing in popularity.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The Onion offered a behind-the-scenes look at how Twitter addresses user complaints.

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  • Racked explained how the dress Michelle Obama wore for her official portrait — by Milly designer Michelle Smith — reflected the former FLOTUS’s personal style.
  • Racked also provided some of Loft’s new plus-size looks.
  • Refinery 29 shared some Parisian hairstyles to consider for 2018.
  • The Strategist asked dermatologists for the best over-the-counter retinol products for every skin type.
  • The New York Times reported why working harder won’t get you ahead, but working smarter will.
  • The Cut’s “Ask a Boss” columnist Alison Green answered letters from readers with irritatingly bad bosses.
  • The Cut also shared why Sen. Tammy Duckworth said she can’t “technically” take maternity leave.
  • ABA Journal suggested ways to fit relaxation into a busy schedule, courtesy of Jeena Cho, co-author of The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation.
  • Daily Worth compared Bitcoin to more traditional types of investments.
  • For Valentine’s Day, Jezebel gave recommendations for romance novels according to your other reading preferences.
  • If you’re into the Winter Games like we are, Vulture suggested 17 winter Olympians’ Instagram accounts to follow.
  • For your Laugh (Groan?) of the Week, McSweeney’s shared an apology of sorts from a woke misogynist.

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  • InStyle shared Universal Standard’s new workwear line, a 13-piece capsule dubbed “The New Executive Class.”
  • Fast Company reported how British designer Misha Nonoo reimagines what a modern fashion label looks like, with an on-demand strategy and “Easy 8” essentials.
  • Vogue offered a list of seven skin treatments to schedule before spring.
  • Fashionista provided four nail polish colors to try before they become too trendy.
  • PopSugar Beauty had beauty tips for when you’re recovering from the flu.
  • Speaking of the flu, The New York Times advised how to avoid getting the flu after your partner gets it.
  • The Cut explained why everybody’s obsessed with skincare right now.
  • The Cut also reported why women are still afraid to report sexual harassment at work.
  • Ask a Manager gave advice on what not to say on social media while looking for a job.
  • On Refinery29, Stacey London, former host of What Not to Wear, shared how she survived her financial, emotional, and physical struggles.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, in light of the recent news that Doritos was working on quieter chips, you know, for the ladies, McSweeney’s offered five other items targeted at women.

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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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