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– Awesome: ExtraPetite shows you how to do your own slimming and shortening on blazer sleeves.

The NYT reports that men are feeling more pressure to look young and awake and are buying more products to compensate.

The Chicago Tribune reports on the top 5 fashion videos on YouTube in 2011.

The Careerist has an interesting interview with Yale Law professor and “Tiger Mom,” Amy Chua — among other things she talks about struggling with what she wanted to do with her life and feeling like a fraud while practicing law.

The Atlantic notes that lawyers and bankers lost jobs in 2011.  Let’s hope for a stronger recovery in 2012! (Hat tip: Above the Law.)

SavvySugar rounds up 4 things to not talk about with coworkers.  Meanwhile, Lifehacker suggests some ways to “say no without sounding like an asshole.”

Inc. has tips on the proper way to wine and dine a client or customer.

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  1. Kat, the Savvysugar link takes me to Extrapetitie.

  2. The Atlantic also has a great list of books on reading and writing for those who are into that sort of thing. One of my goals for this year is to be a better writer since it’s such a huge part of my job. I am definitely picking up a couple of these on my next trip to the bookstore.


  3. Panda Mom :

    Ugh, can we just move past the whole Amy Chua thing already?

  4. Anonymous :

    I disagree with Savy Sugar about not discussing compensation. One of the reasons experts pose for why women make less money than men is because women do not know their worth because they generally never discuss how much they are paid. I think you have to know what your coworkers are making to know if you are being paid what you are worth.

  5. Inc.’s article on wining and dining clients contains 10 excellent steps to ensure good service and a smooth experience for your guests! I especially agree with #9 Pre-handle the bill. What’s better than simply saying to your guests, “Thank you so much for joining me today; shall we go?” No need to play who-grabs-the-check.

    For information on ordering wine for the business meal, I’m happy to send anyone a free PDF I use in my business etiquette seminars.

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