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  • Fashionista toured Eileen Fisher’s “Tiny Factory,” where old clothes are recycled into new outfits.
  • Business Insider shared tips on how to dress for your first job, including Kat’s ideas for a capsule wardrobe, and also suggested when you should wear a suit for work, featuring Kat’s thoughts about why suit pieces should be versatile.
  • Racked provided details about the new Universal Standard x J.Crew collab, which offers sizes from XXS to 5X.
  • The New York Times explained why John Fluevog’s retro-styled footwear is making a comeback.
  • SELF suggested how to recycle beauty product packaging.
  • SELF also listed 13 drugstore beauty products for when you don’t have La Mer money. (Sound familiar? We shared a similar Glamour piece a few months ago.)
  • Harvard Business Review reported on a study involving CEOs that found high-achieving women don’t expect to be supported at home or at work.
  • Ask A Manager shared what to do if you think a coworker is rejecting your ideas and claiming them later without giving you any credit.
  • The New York Times also shared an opinion from a 40-something woman who doesn’t have children and is happy, even though no one seems to believe her.
  • For your Groan of the Week: Innovation Women shared a new version of the Female Conference Speaker Bingo Card, this time featuring reasons why women say “no” to speaking engagements. (Why a “Groan”? Because there is really no good excuse for all-male panels, but they keep happening.)

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  1. What’s the point of indicting Russians? We can’t get them to come over here. Seems pretty useless.


    • to increase awareness that election meddling is a real thing, to demonstrate it is not going unnoticed … so many reasons, is this a real question.

    • Anonymous :

      Is this a sincere question? So many reasons!

  2. A Regular Reader :

    Re: Beauty product packaging

    In an effort to reduce plastic bottles and waste in the bathroom, a month ago I bought a “shampoo bar” – a bar of solid shampoo to use in the shower (or bath) and I’m loving it now. I got it for about $6 at Whole Foods and I think I’ll try it again before moving up to the $$ at Lush or something.

  3. to increase awareness that election meddling is a real thing, to demonstrate it is not going unnoticed … so many reasons, is this a real question.

  4. The Universal Standard x J.Crew collab is TERRIBLE. Most of the clothing is drapey, shapeless, and downright ugly. And if I’m going to buy something from J.Crew, I want structured prep. Who’s got structured prep in extended/plus sizes?!

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