Workday Reading

The Daily Eight: August 1, 2016



1) Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women (A Satire by Cooper Review)

2) Looking for a handbag that pops?  This cherry-red Edgartown satchel from Charming Charlie is it.

3) How 10 corporations fill grocery store shelves with the illusion of choice. (Business Insider)

4) Banana Republic launched a new classics line.  This black and white print tie neck blouse is awesome, and I love this wool wrap cardi with a ribbon tie.

5) How Wall Street Bro Talk Keeps Women Down (The New York Times)

6) The Equinox blog talks sports bras; my favorites are the lululemon Energy and Run Your Stuff bras.

7) Is America’s student loan crisis fact or fiction? (NPR)

8) Love chocolate?  So do I, and I absolutely cruised through these Droga Peanut Butter Bots.

*image found here.



  1. Laura says:

    If you need more support for sports bras check out Moving Comfort. I have two of their Juno bras that work really well for bootcamp and HIIT!

    August 1, 2016/Reply
    • Crystal says:

      Seconded. Moving Comfort bras are fantastic for support.

      August 1, 2016/Reply
  2. stephanie says:

    It’s funny the sports bra article is from Equinox’s blog. I go to Equinox and I never see anyone wearing anything other than a teensy bra with those strings in the back that criss cross every which way. The Lululemon Energy bra is a good compromise– cute straps but still has some support.

    August 1, 2016/Reply
  3. Marlene says:

    Enell sport bras are fantastic for support. Plus, if one has a difficult time finding a size beyond a “C”, they have it. S/M/L doesn’t work for everyone, especially when it comes to high-impact sports.

    August 2, 2016/Reply
  4. Heather says:

    What the student debt article doesn’t address, which is in my opinion one of the biggest issues, is that people are coming out with high debt loads which is limiting their spending power. My husband and I make very good salaries and are not in danger of defaulting on our loans, but our loans from law school are so high that instead of buying a house, or making other significant purchases outside of the bare essentials (which could help stimulate the economy), we are making student loan payments each month. So we can and do make our loan payments without fail, but as a result our ability to be active participants in the rest of the economy is limited.

    August 2, 2016/Reply
    • Betsy says:

      Totally agree. My husband and I have good jobs, but because we don’t have any student loan debt (parents, scholarships, jobs) we are living a very different life than a number of our peers. People ask us all the time how we can afford to have kids, and we both have discussed student loan debt as a huge factor. The nuts and bolts financial factors get discussed, but the socioeconomic impact goes largely unaddressed in the media.

      August 2, 2016/Reply