Workday Reading

The Daily Eight: August 23, 2016



1) The differences between a workaholic and a high-performer. (Levo)

2) Ann Taylor has 40%-off with code FRIENDS40.  Grab these awesome bow pumps and this classic open jacket.

3) How to Pass a CIA Background Check (The New York Times)

4) This Volcom banded one-piece swimsuit might lead to some weird tan lines, but it’s awfully cute.

5) A mom asks for help around the house, her husband reminds her “they’d be fine” if she quit her job. (The Washington Post)

6) If you love natural beauty and skincare products, check out Honest Beauty.  Their Everything Palette is great for travel.

7) What it’s like to be a celebrity personal assistant. (Refinery29)

8) These gold bookshelves are the new blogger office must have.  They don’t go with my decor at all, but gosh, they’re pretty.

*image found here.



  1. LS says:

    Unrelated to this post, did anyone notice that ThredUp is now charging for a clean-out kit? It’s $8.99 when it used to be free. At least for me, this makes it a much less appealing option since their payouts can be quite low. Thoughts?

    August 23, 2016/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I’m never doing Thredup again. I had great luck the first time, good luck the second, and was completely appalled the third. I sent in two bags, got 1.5 back. They took a $50 Zara top and sold it for $18. Took a $298 J.Crew dress and sold it for $30. WHAT?!? I’m done with them. I get better results on eBay.

      August 23, 2016/Reply
      • LS says:

        Thanks, Belle. For some reason I find eBay to be super intimidating. Maybe I’ll try it now though.

        August 23, 2016/Reply
        • Amanda says:

          Poshmark is great too. They take a bigger commission (generally double that of eBay), but on the upside shipping is flat rate and paid by the buyer — and the interface is more straightforward.

          August 23, 2016/Reply
  2. Allison says:

    Absolutely, thredup is not what it used to be.

    August 23, 2016/Reply
  3. Jenn S. says:

    On no. 5 – this makes my blood boil. It is disturbing to me how common this mindset still is. I’m confident I wouldn’t encounter it in my marriage but there would be no grace in how I handled it if I did..

    Unrelated to the post itself, it seems the new layout has minor scalability issues. On a maximized Chrome window on a monitor with 1920×1080 resolution, the Previous Story and Next Story section’s formatting gets wonky; the Next Story button kind of wraps down a line and the horizontal line you have to break up the section ends up bisecting the words Next Story. If I do not have the window maxed, it displays properly. Nothing major, still functional, just a little aesthetic thing I figured you’d want to know.

    August 25, 2016/Reply