The Workday Reading: September 21, 2015

Sep 21, 2015

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1) Carly Fiorina and Buzzfeed show what it would look like if men were talked down to in the workplace like women regularly are.

2) Looking for a sleek, medium-size bag?  This IGIGI satchel is a great option for under-$100.

3) The New York Times wonders if we’ve created a ‘toxic work world’ where only single, childless, wealthy people who can take the endless stress will thrive.

4) Reiss made a gorgeous wine-colored business suit.  For something affordable, try this suit from Dillard’s.  Looking for a more basic suit?  This simple Calvin Klein suit comes in your choice of six colors.

5) Everything you need to know before traveling solo.

6) This Luxe Smooth Exfoliating Body Scrub has a wonderfully rich lather and leaves your skin feeling amazing.

7) Savannah Guthrie hates the word ‘ambitious,’ find out why.  (I am ambitious, and I don’t believe it’s a scarlet letter.)

8) Looking for tops that can do double-duty as casual and work attire?  This printed Halogen blouse certainly fits the bill, as does this pleat-sleeve blouse.  Plus-size ladies should look at this NYDJ printed top.

9) Slate explores how caffeine effects your circadian rhythms and can ruin your sleep.

10) I really like the look of this dark purple, peplum, pencil skirt from Shabby Apple.

11) The FBI considers retweets endorsements, esp. if you’re retweeting IS recruitment info.

Eye Candy. Alexander McQueen took a simple pleated skirt and made it extraordinarily special.

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  1. Erika says:

    I think the best part of traveling alone is to be alone and not have to negotiate with anyone. I’m married since ages, but I still travel solo at times, just for the me-time.

  2. Brit says:

    I traveled for the first time completely solo last December and I loved it. It was to a location that I used to live, but it was fantastic – I got to see everything I wanted to see and start as early as I wanted. Definitely a repeat experience and something I recommend for everyone.

  3. Alaina says:

    I think the link is broken for the Shabby Apple skirt.

  4. Niki says:

    Re: the word ambitious. I used to describe myself that way and I can admit that I am no longer ambitious in the workplace in the sense that I am willing to put the rest of my life on hold to “succeed” at work. When it was apt to describe myself as ambitious as it related to work, I had no social life, I was living at the law firm, I was unable to participate in my hobbies due to my schedule, etc. I quickly decided I did not want to be ambitious at the expense of all of these other things. TLDR: I associate ambition with succeeding at work at all costs.

  5. Jenn S. says:

    I agree that being ambitious is not a scarlet letter.

    I will not be meek so someone else can feel comfortable; if they feel bothered or intimidated by my drive then that is their issue.

  6. Valerie says:

    Alongside the NYT op-ed you mentioned in #3, it’s interesting to read this piece: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/10/why-i-put-my-wifes-career-first/403240/

    The author is the husband of the NYT op-ed author, and talks a lot about what it was like for him to be both the “primary parent” for their two children and an ambitious professor himself.

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