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- The Cut offered a look at styles now available in extended and plus sizes from the eco-conscious, L.A.-based brand, Reformation.
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- 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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Early thirties and thinking about Botox. Is there any reason why I shouldn’t get it? Has anyone had a bad experience?
Some people look weird with it. Brows too low, brows too high, brow ends up too masculine…Make sure you see the work of the people who will do it on those who have a similar bone structure.
I started at 35. No regrets, no bad experiences, and now that I am in my late 40s I do not have the crow’s feet that I am certain I would otherwise.
Do you use topicals as well?
I use Renova, yes. I also recently started getting monthly IPL treatments to lighten up dark spots that appear even though I am committed to sunscreen.
HI there — I was the one who asked about IPL yesterday. Glad that it worked so well for you! How many treatments do you need to see a difference? I have some brown sun spots on one cheek I’d like to get rid of — probably about the size of a quarter. How many treatments and how much do you pay in total?
The other issue is that I have pretty great skin and I’m worried about IPL ruining what I do have. Any dangers to IPL? Clearly I would go to a top derm to get it done.
I started around 34 & credit it with barely having any wrinkles a decade later. Second the advice to find someone good – it’s not the kind of thing you get a Groupon for.
IPL: I bought a package of IPL treatments and it works out to less than $150/each (suburb of large midwestern city). The sun spots get darker, and then sort of slough off in a few days. Once, I think the machine was dialed up kind of high and my biggest spot (a burn mark) peeled and oozed a bit. Didn’t look great, but I could cover it with makeup and a few days later all was well. Definitely go to a top derm.
S in Chicago
Wow! I’ve had IPL at my derm’s office in a North suburb of Chicago and it’s about $400 each time. I wondered how the person saying she got it monthly could afford that kind of commitment. Maybe I need to shop around more? The aesthetician there only suggested a series of 3-4 yearly though. (I’m 43 FWIW). Maybe what I’m getting is something with a different strength? I’ve only experienced the darkening and sloughing off and sometimes not even that much of that. Never any burning.
S, the burn mark was preexisting, not from the IPL. I’m getting the IPL to lighten it. I was klutzy with a flat iron.
I recently asked a partner for feedback and he told me that he thought I lacked practical procedural experience in civil litigation as a fifth year. His comment was kind of true, because I got stuck on a large investigation as a junior associate, then did an appellate clerkship, so in truth I only have about 1.5 year experience working on a civil litigation, and even then, it was not a trial or anything like that. For this reason, he decided to add another associate on my team to supplement my lack of experience. This lack of experience, however, is not something that I can work on though. What can I do now to get the experience that he thinks other fifth year litigation associates already have? I’m starting to think that maybe I should lateral to a smaller litigation boutique that will give me more civil litigation experience? What should I do then?
You could do that, or you could go in house, b/c there they do get direct experience that is greater then you get in a big firm. Often times, my freind Rhoda, who is in house is the ONLEY person goeing to court to litieagate an issue. She has broad general practice experience, including litieagation, as well as corporate expereince and she has onley been out of law school a year LESS then ME!
as a mid-level associate at a mid-sized NYC litigation boutique, I think you’re right that you would gain a lot more civil lit. experience at a place like that. but leaving your isn’t the only option! this is where pro bono work, directly representing clients, not doing policy work etc., could fill in a gap. NITA trainings are also fantastic. FANTASTIC. they are very practical, nuts and bolts, and you learn by doing all weekend/week long with real-time feedback (i.e. taking a deposition, doing an opening argument, etc.). I would be surprised if your firm didn’t cover the cost and encourage you to attend!
also, there must be a few dud cases at your firm that no associate wants to work on because of a crazy client, or boring facts, or annoying partner or something. I got stuck on one of those but ended up getting to take it all the way to trial as a 4th year. a case like that, which is not a big-deal case but will be active through discovery, motion practice, and maybe trial, could be a good learning opportunity.
^Nothing to add but this is very good advice
Anon in NYC
Agreed. I did a pro bono civil litigation trial as a 4th year associate. Not commercial lit, but still the experience of motion practice, depositions, and actual trial, were invaluable.
A good podcast
I recently started listening to The Happier podcast by Gretchen Rubin and her sister, and highly recommend it. She starts out with a tip for boosting happiness that you can do home (one of her gems was setting an alarm clock for going to bed, just as you set one in the morning). It’s worked well for me and I’m feeling so much better in the morning.
Thanks for the suggestion. I am always looking for good podcasts to listen to on my long walks!
I tried to like this podcast because I really like Gretchen Rubin, but I do not find her sister’s voice soothing!