Weekly News Update

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  • Angie of YouLookFab discusses linen pants and how to make them work in a business casual office.
  • New York Magazine laments the ever-frustrating state of women’s clothes sizes — specifically “alpha sizing” (using S, M, L, etc., instead of numbers). The original Wall Street Journal story is available behind a paywall.
  • Forbes announces its list of The World’s Most Powerful Women for 2014.
  • Above the Law comments on another annual list, The American Lawyer’s Am Law 200 for 2014.
  • And here’s yet another 2014 list to peruse: Working Mother published their list of Best Companies for Multicultural Women.
  • In a recent blog post, the Harvard Business Review looks at how a law firm in France has achieved a 50/50 gender balance with its staff.
  • New York Magazine looks at a new study that measured participants’ reactions to men and women who speak with “vocal fry.” (If you’ve never heard of it, you’ll probably recognize the description in the article.)
  • The New York Times shares some tips for repaying and managing  student loans.

And in Kat news: her son Harrison Grant Griffin finally arrived over Memorial Day weekend, surprising everyone when he came into the world weighing 10 lbs 1.2 oz. Welcome to the world, Harry! 

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  1. Congratulations, Kat!

    I love the name Harrison – it’s my son’s middle name.

  2. Harrison Grant? She must be a Scandal fan :) Congrats!

  3. Congrats Kat!

  4. Sydney Bristow :

    Congratulations again Kat!

    That article on student loans rings so true. It took me hours over multiple days to track down information on all my loans, who the servicers were, what my expected payments would be, and the specific date the first payment would be due. I consider myself to be extremely organized with paperwork and it was a thousand times harder to deal with than it should have been. It is still a whole process to stay on top of things every time my loans are sold to a different servicer and make sure that they’ve accurately transferred my payment history.

  5. Congratulations Kat, aka Superwoman! 10 POUNDS!!!

  6. Congratulations Kat and family! :-D

  7. Congratulations, Kat! All the best to you and your family! :D

  8. Congrats Kat!

  9. Maggie P. Dixon :

    Congratulations Kat and family!! Welcome to the world, Harrison!!

  10. Congrats Kat and family!

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