Weekly News Update

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The Careerist, who previously scoffed at a study that suggested senior men avoid sponsorship/mentorship roles with younger women to avoid the perception of illicit relationships, now reports in with some real emails she got from men who make a policy to avoid women for just that reason. Joy. Meanwhile: Working Mother has a great article on the differences between sponsorship, mentorship, career counseling, affinity groups, and more.  (I can’t find it online, but the Feb/March issue also looks at the top 50 companies that have institutionalized sponsorship and more successfully.)
– Over at CapHillStyle, Belle wonders how to tell a staffer her skirt is too short.
YouLookFab reviews a guide to buying pearls.
WSJ’s The Juggle looks at a study that suggests that paternity leave hurts women — because men use the time to advance their careers instead of doing child care.
Great on the Job advises interns on the proper way to ask for feedback (and actually get it).
Wisebread rounds up 6 ways to get more done on airplanes.  Meanwhile, Extra Petite does some of the most minimalist packing I’ve ever seen for business travel.  Oh, and Forbes Woman has tips for traveling (for fun) as a single lady.
– Interesting:  if anyone is thinking of applying to Harvard Business School, the WSJ has a profile of Dee Leopold, the woman you’ll have to go through to get in.
Savvy Sugar looks at 5 systems for getting stuff done.

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The NYT reports that more large companies are doing things Hollywood style — in that they’re putting even Harvard grads in the mailroom.  Joy!
The WSJ says your clothes can kill you.
– Interesting: Savvy Sugar delves into the psychology of chronic procrastinators.
I Am Moms rounds up a few ways to fit in time for professional development, even if you’re a new mom.
– The French government announced it would no longer be using the phrase “mademoiselle” because it made reference “without justification nor necessity” to a woman’s “matrimonial situation.”
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LitReactor rounds up 20 common grammar mistakes that everyone makes.
ForbesWomen has the scoop on a recent survey involving juror attitudes towards women.
– Do women lack male sponsors at the office because the men fear the appearance of impropriety? The Careerist wonders. Speaking of relationships, the NYT says that educated women and marriage go together like a horse and carriage…
Glassdoor advises how to get a second chance interview after you bungled the first one.  Meanwhile, Savvy Sugar has advice for how to fall back in love with your own job.
– Ever wonder what CEOs do all day?  The WSJ is on it.

– Randomly: as campaign season ramps up, some of you have apparently been seeing ads for politicians in some of the ad spots on this blog, most likely placed there via Google Ads. At the moment, we have not sold any political ads directly; as with all banner ads, none should be considered an “endorsement” by me of any particular candidate or viewpoint. That said: being the capitalist I am, I reserve the right to sell ad space to whomever I choose, so this may change. If I ever do choose to “endorse” a candidate (because I’m sure you all care who your friendly fashion blogger thinks you should vote for, riiiight?) I’ll do so in a post or some other obvious way.
– This week’s fun tech woes are apparently coming from the mobile site. I’m trying to figure it out; for the moment I’ve turned off the plugin I use for mobile content. Sigh.

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– Simon Doonan, writing for Slate, tackles the “what to wear to work” question (his answer: dress like Faye Dunaway in Network).

Forbes talks beauty and business with Kathy Ireland — does beauty hurt you professionally?

Above the Law talks about the benefits of alcohol for networking events. (One of the Corporette Facebook fans noted that my old trick of alternating a glass of wine with a Diet Coke is a faulty system because the “the carbon dioxide in the soda increases the amount of alcohol that goes into your blood, so you get drunk quicker.”

NPR looks at a new trend: helicopter parents in the workplace.  If your mom or dad is calling your boss (or worse, the person you interviewed with), you seriously need to have a conversation with them.

US News & World Report looks at rights in the workplace.

SavvySugar suggests 5 signs you’re burned out.  Meanwhile, Working Mother has some suggestions for how to fight workday fatigue.

Jezebel sings the praises of the slow cooker, one of my favorite tools for busy women. Meanwhile, WSJ’s The Juggle talks about saving money by bringing your lunch to work, something we’ve talked about before.

Lifehacker notes that if you boost your “working memory” you can focus better on tasks at hand, making time fly by.

The New York Times has tips for avoiding baggage fees.

Re: Corporette Tech Woes: I think we’ve got the “stack overflow” popup problem that IE7 and IE8 users were having fixed — please let me know if you’re still getting it. I’m going to try to looking into the “posting too quickly” error, which I think is a separate issue. The mobile version of the blog should be up and running again also; please let me know if it isn’t.  Thank you all for your patience and help with this.

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– Commenters have talked about this a lot and so I’m sure you’ll all be glad to know:  Racked reports that there is a formal movement underway to get lingerie companies to stop making nothing but “nude” bras in beige. Finally!

On the Job offers advice for when you’ve made a fool of yourself in front of your coworkers.  Meanwhile, The WSJ tackles the farewell email.

ForbesWoman wonders if you can use your boss’s maternity leave to advance your own career.

Savvy Sugar says you should quit nodding.  (Stop nodding in agreement with that sentence.)

The NYT has an interesting article on breaking up with friends.  (Yep: been there.)

Get Rich Slowly looks at 11 things you may not know about retirement accounts.  And, apparently I am not a moron for not knowing how much I’m paying in 401K fees:  they’re so obtuse and difficult to figure out that, according to the WSJ, new Labor Department rules strive to make it clearer.  I see a Tales from the Wallet post topic written all over this one.

– On some personal notes: As mentioned last week, I’m speaking at the IFB conference on February 8 — come on out and check it out if you have any interest in fashion blogging. Also: it was my birthday last weekend! One quote from Sophie Tucker I’ve been thinking about: “From birth to age 18, a girl needs good parents.  From 18 to 35, she needs good looks. From 35 to 55 she needs a good personality, and from 55 on she needs good cash.”  Yay? Phew?  Hmmn.

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Slate has an interesting article on clothing sizes.

– Both AlreadyPretty and Lisa from Privilege discuss how to step outside your sartorial comfort zone.

Lucky rounds up the 10 things you still can’t purchase online.

The Careerist calls BS on Working Mother‘s list of Top 15 Jobs You Can Do From Home.  Meanwhile, Jezebel shares their take on a CNN story about how working too much can”depress the hell out of you.”

SavvySugar has some suggestions on how to annoy your boss. The WSJ has some tips on how to get your resume seen in an era when many companies use computers to screen out “about half” of all resumes.

– Two personal notes:  Independent Fashion Bloggers was kind enough to feature me as their “Professional Blogger of the Week.”  I’ll also be speaking at the IFB conference on February 8.

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