Workday Reading

The Morning Post: March 6, 2017



1) Things you should remove from your resume immediately. (LinkedIn)

2) Why did it take someone so long to develop a horizontal curling iron?

3) Dear Moms: Stop Trying to Sell Me Stuff on Facebook. (Money)

4) Need Supply Co. has this sophisticated grey handbag and this delicious stripe sweater, both under-$100.

5) Toxic behavior at Uber reveals the tech industry’s existential rot. (Time)

6) This scalloped Ted Baker jacket might be the most ladylike piece, ever.

7) The Pros and Cons of Dermarolling Your Skin. (Marie Claire)

8) I am loving Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi Shampoo and Super Strong Conditioner.

9) When you have to fire good people. (Harvard Business Review)

10) You don’t want to miss this Sole Society tassel tote in latte and this cream woven print clutch.


What I’m Watching. My Nana raised me on Old Hollywood gossip, so I’m so excited for Feud: Bette & Joan.  Here’s what you need to know before you dive into the show.

What I’m Ordering. These DKNY Fishnet Stay-Up Stockings.

What I’m Drinking. Dirty Lemon. I read this article after the bar exam, in my weakened state, I ordered two cases.

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  1. Erica says:

    That Ted Baker jacket … swoon. If only I had the extra $350 to spare ….

    March 6, 2017/Reply
  2. Caitlin says:

    A big HELL YES to the article about friends trying to sell you stuff! I didn’t like it 10 years ago when it was Pampered Chef and Mary Kay parties, and I don’t like it now when it’s facebook invites from people I barely know. I know it’s a good way to make extra cash- several friends have helped put themselves through grad school by selling this kind of stuff- but the random group invites drive me nuts! I’d much rather a real friend say something like, “I’ve decided to start selling (makeup, essential oils, candles, etc.) to help pay for (grad school, stay-at-home lifestyle, new house, whatever). If you’re interested in buying anything, I’d like to invite you to my party/facebook group, but if not, I totally understand!”
    If it’s someone I’m actually close to and I don’t want what they’re selling, I’d probably offer to give them a small donation to help meet their goal instead of spending the money on crap I don’t want and them only getting a small percentage of it. If they’re someone who I don’t think would accept a outright donation, I’d frame it a different way, “Oh, I don’t think I need to buy any of that, but let me provide the refreshments for your party! I’d love to help out!”
    Just be honest with me- I don’t want to hear the speech about how you’re selling whatever it is because a piece of costume jewelry or a new cutting board “changed your life.”

    March 6, 2017/Reply
  3. Anna says:

    Number 1 has no link 🙁

    March 6, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Of course it doesn’t. I’ll fix it.

      March 6, 2017/Reply
      • Anna says:

        Ah, I think you included this in a previous list. I distinctly remember being surprised to learn that serif fonts are outdated and that two spaces after a period give away your age. I’ll relent on the former, but I will go to the grave arguing for the aesthetic superiority of the post-period double space.

        March 6, 2017/Reply
  4. Stephanie says:

    Yes to the MLM article, and countdown until the R&F people find this and start in about how wonderful it is. The hills have eyes.

    March 6, 2017/Reply
  5. Sara says:

    Oooh, let us know if the Dirty Lemon works/has positive effects! Super curious about it.

    Quick Q – going back to DC to visit for my friend’s wedding. I was planning on going to Dry Bar that morning to get my hair done before the wedding, but since I haven’t lived in DC for a few years now (!) I was wondering if any other hair bars have opened up recently that you might recommend over Dry Bar.

    March 6, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I just go to DryBar. But I think there are a couple of Blow bars around.

      March 6, 2017/Reply
    • Nora says:

      I’ve been having bad luck at Dry Bar lately.

      I’m curious about the Dirty Lemon stuff too – keep us updated!

      March 7, 2017/Reply
  6. Ellen says:

    Also interested in your reaction to Dirty Lemon, now that I’ve read the article that pulled you in.

    March 6, 2017/Reply
  7. ChicaJord says:

    Please provide a DL review!

    March 6, 2017/Reply
  8. Kathleen Lisson says:

    I know it is the way of the world these days, but social media is a lot less social. I feel like half the people who like my Instagram are bots. I look at everyone’s Insta feed if they like one of my photos, and so many are 100% commercial. It’s hard to get a recommendation on a product from a friend b/c it’s never “this is good, I tried it” but “OMG I’m OBSESSED with get one now and use coupon code .”

    March 9, 2017/Reply