Workday Reading

The Morning Post: March 15, 2017



1) Stop giving cliche answers to job interview questions. (The Muse)

2) This brass and navy Coach Rogue bag has completely stolen my heart.

3) The psychology of a sample sale. (Racked)

4) New arrivals at LastCall!: this block heel sandal and these charming starburst earrings caught my eye.

5) How not having a mentor can improve your career. (Fortune)

6) BOSS is my favorite workwear brand.  This top and this dress are on my sale-watch list.

7) Meet ‘LandIt’, the LinkedIn for women, and learn how it started. (BBC)

8) Do any of you ladies use ‘natural’ deodorant?  I’m thinking about switching to Ursa Major.

9) For ‘Bachelor’ fans, how contestants make money after the show ends. (The Cut)

10) This dramatic $49 Chelsea 28 top is so glam.  Their ruffle-stripe sweater is a preppy dream.

11) Things you should never say to a pregnant woman. (The Everygirl)


When Brands Getting Political Becomes Popular.  Dior wants you to show off your feminism with a $710 t-shirt. A “portion of the proceeds” will go to charity (Dior won’t say what percent.).

Product I Didn’t Know I Needed. The Toilet Paper Stacker.

Weird Article I Keep Forwarding. Bananas are going extinct. Get ’em while you can.

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  1. Niki says:

    I have used Meow Meow Tweet cream deodorant for a while now. I shop cruelty-free and even before I shopped CF I ended up using baby powder more often than not. I sweat and I found that the sticks all mixed with my body chemistry in a bad way and I ended up smelling funkier than if I used nothing at all. I do not have that problem with the Meow Meow Tweet cream. They also have a stick now!

    March 15, 2017/Reply
    • Niki says:

      GAH, I want that Chelsea top SO BAD, but I don’t need it.

      March 15, 2017/Reply
  2. Molly says:

    I’m thinking about trying Native deodorant – would also love to hear people’s feedback!

    March 15, 2017/Reply
    • Emily says:

      Native deodorant is AMAZING. Profoundly, amazingly, wonderful. I’ve tried many natural deodorants and Native blows them all out of the water. It is a true game changer.

      March 15, 2017/Reply
      • Anna says:

        I started using Native this winter, though I had never really tried natural deodorants before. I would still get sweaty with my old deodorant/antiperspirant and sometimes even smell regardless, so I figured I might as well give it a shot. I have the Coconut Vanilla scent, and it smells AMAZING. It definitely wears off though, I’d say at about 16-18 hrs, so I’ll usually reapply before heading to the gym after work. And it does leave some white residue on dark clothes. We’ll see how it works in the warmer months, but I can definitely say that so far, it isn’t worse than any of the regular antiperspirants I’ve used in the past, and at least it isn’t full of toxins.

        March 15, 2017/Reply
    • Sheila says:

      I just started using Native and I’m impressed. I sweat while riding my horse on Monday when it was 90+ degrees. But no odor afterwards.

      March 15, 2017/Reply
  3. Claire says:

    I second Meow Meow Tweet. Also like Schmidt’s.

    March 15, 2017/Reply
  4. Merrell says:

    I’ve used this deodorant crystal for the past 10+ years and love it. I work out and play sports and never stink! Your body may need some time to get used to it, so give it a chance.

    March 15, 2017/Reply
  5. Jenn S. says:

    I’ve tried Lavanila’s stuff. It’s fine for a sedentary, low-stress day – but if you’ll be active OR have a have something intense going on at work – big meeting, stressful interactions with teammates, bosses, or clients – it won’t cut it.

    I’m wearing Old Spice Bearglove, not the antiperspirant. I found it surprisingly non-masculine.

    March 15, 2017/Reply
  6. Lia says:

    I use the Ursa Major deodorant and really like it, and have friends that swear by it as well. It goes on like a normal (chemical) deodorant and usually lasts well during the work day, but I carry it with me every day because I find that if I am going out or working out after work I’ll need to re-apply. I say go for it! 🙂

    March 15, 2017/Reply
  7. Trista says:

    I use Schmidts (stick formula, not cream). It’s inexpensive and works great, even survives the gym.

    March 15, 2017/Reply
  8. Erin says:

    I use Soft and Dri aluminum-free (not sure if that counts as “natural”). I made the switch after I got a fantastic pro tip from the dry cleaner. I brought in a hopelessly pit stained white silk blouse, and the dry cleaner said it isn’t sweat, but the aluminum in deodorant that causes pit stains. I ditched my aluminum deodorant about a year and a half ago and haven’t seen a pit stain since. The aluminum free doesn’t work quite as well as the regular kind, but for me the trade off was well worth it since I now don’t have to deal with pit stains anymore.

    March 15, 2017/Reply
  9. Danielle says:

    I’ve been using the Lavanilla stuff for a couple months. The ‘active’ one works pretty well for normal day wear, but I’d be open to trying others. The others are ok for about 8 hours and then i feel like i need to refresh.

    March 15, 2017/Reply
  10. Amy says:

    I ditched my collection of 4 different prescription strength antiperspirants thanks to Piper Wei deodorant. It’s unique in that it contains charcoal. It makes it through hot yoga like a champ. I do feel like I need to reapply each morning, regardless of when I last showered, but it lasts all day. Love love love!

    March 15, 2017/Reply
  11. Chelsea says:

    “Like fellow Bachelor parents JP and Ashley, Sean and Catherine have featured their baby in Instagram ads for brands like HelloFresh and Teami Blends tea.”

    March 16, 2017/Reply
  12. Mary G. says:

    Pro Tip: A trip to Germany may just be worth the discounts you can get on BOSS. (I work at a German company and I’ve literally sent coworkers with the names of dresses I like so they can purchase it for me.

    March 16, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      What kind of discount are we talking, here?

      March 16, 2017/Reply
      • Mary G. says:

        I would say around $200. Bonus of course is if you buy them at a duty-free (there’s definitely one at the Stuttgart airport)

        March 20, 2017/Reply
        • Belle says:

          Very helpful, thank you.

          March 20, 2017/Reply
  13. Para says:

    I made the switch to natural deodorant about a year ago. At first I couldn’t use ones with baking soda without being irritated, so I have mostly used Meow Meow Tweet (the baking soda free one). Didn’t try Lavanilla bc the reviews seem consistently a little weak.

    I feel fresher than I did with real deodorant. I also like putting rubbing alcohol and moisturizing toner under my arms a few days a week, kills everything so you smell fresh. Hand sanitizer also does REALLY well at that if you’re out an in a pinch.

    March 26, 2017/Reply