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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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“Salon explained why many millennials haven’t saved anything for retirement.” Answer: we can’t afford to.
I hate these kind of stories because many millennials are better savers than their boomer parents. Of course many young people haven’t saved anything for retirement. How many baby boomers at age 25/30/35 had a huge amount saved at that point in their lives?
I was going to say – I work with boomers, many of whom haven’t saved much of anything. Millennials probably aren’t saving because many of their parents didn’t.
GenXer here whose retirement savings took a hit to support aging parents…
I am a very old millenial (37) and am objectively behind in retirement savings because I focused on killing my student loans, but I hate these articles. Such a victim mentality. Yes, it’s not fair. Since when is life fair? If these people really think socialism (in America) is going to save them, they are in for a rude awakening.
I got my ears pierced by a teenager with a gun at Claire’s. I consider myself lucky that the holes are even, but one hole isn’t straight. Now I can’t believe I had something permanent done by someone with so little training and experience, but that’s what everyone I know did at the time.
I got my ears pierced at Claire’s (or similar mall store) when I was 4 and I’ve had zero issues. I’ve had 3 other sets of ear piercings at professional tattoo/piercing places and every single one wouldn’t heal properly and closed up.
I had Grandma Trudy pierce my ear’s. She did it for so many people in the family that I did NOT worry. Rosa got her ear’s pierced by her in 2 places, b/c she wanted to look different. Nowadays, so many people have their noses and belly button’s pierced, but that is NOT for me as an attorney at law. I do NOT think the bar look’s favorably on that.
Anyway, I read the Onion Article about closeing browser windows and that could have been ME! Between all of my legal reasearch, shoppeing and working on the cloud, I often have at least 12 windows open at the same time. Fortunately, the manageing partner has gotten me 2 big screens to connect to at work (in addition to the small screen on my MacBook air), and I have the same huge screens at home in my home office, so most of the windows are generally visible to me at all times.
I learned that I should keep all of my work/work stuff on the native browser, which is SAFARI, and leave my personal stuff on the GOOGLE browser, includeing both my shoppeing and my surfing sites. This way, if the browser goes down, I won’t loose my work stuff, which is backed up to the CLOUD server! Dad thinks I am so smart when I talk about stuff like this, but I really could NOT tell the HIVE to much more about the CLOUD! YAY!!!!!!
Its v hit or miss. (rimshot)
Speaking of that, does anyone remember the clothing chain Hit or Miss, mid to late 80’s? Same time period as Claire’s I guess.
YES! I loved Hit or Miss (well, my mom shopped there, I loved going!). It was like a working woman’s Fashion Bug.
I got my ears pierced by my pediatrician at age 12. Also not exactly aligned. But that might be my ears that are crooked?
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That’s what I did (twice) and I didn’t have any issues. But a phlebotomist told me you should go to a tattoo parlour, where they use a hollow needle, which apparently lowers the risk of infection.
+1. Piercers have to go through training on blood-borne pathogens as well. If they can master piercing a tragus or septum, earlobes are probably a breeze.
My likable but completely non-producing co-worker just got shown the door. I’m sad and everyone is in shock. Not a very happy Friday!
Sometimes this happens. We had a woman who was really dumb but she humped the boss and kept her job.
I had to laugh because what struck me about the Target swimsuit models who weren’t retouched wasn’t the expected stretch marks, etc., but instead the armpits! Have armpits been retouched so long that we’ve forgotten that they have little skin folds and might be a little darker? I mean, they looked fine, just weird to see in a photo. The women themselves look so amazing and human, I loved it.