The Workday Reading: June 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017

It seems shallow, but it’s true.

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1) Network like a boss, online or in-person. (The Everygirl)

2) This LOFT short-sleeve blouse is perfect for work, just add printed pencil skirt.

3) Making a mistake can actually be a good thing, if you’re open to it. (Greatist)

4) Summer weddings? I like this green off the shoulder and this relaxed striped maxi.

5) 11 Things Everyone Does Wrong at Work. (Bustle)

6) M&S Summer Prints: this a-line skirt, this brush print shell, this tropical floral dress.

7) When you claim your religion won’t let you even sit next to a woman, and your country says, “Sorry, that’s gender discrimination.” Clapback, Israel.

8) Tibi is having a huge sale.  This sleek corset top and yellow trapeze dress caught my eye.

9) 3 Mistakes Women Make in Salary Negotiations. (Fortune)

10) My Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask arrives tomorrow.  So excited to try it!

11) The author argues that politics should ruin friendships. Way to isolate yourself. (Ravishly)

12) Like Birkenstocks? Try these knotted slides instead.

13) NASA calls BS on Goop’s latest expensive, must-have product. (Gizmodo)

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What Made Me Eyebrow Raise. This ‘jargon free’ contract would make my old professor melt down.

What I’m Snacking on at 3:00PM. These Sahale nuts.

What I’m Watching. I’m basically obsessed with the Great British Baking Show.

What Kept Me Up Last Night. Don’t read this unless you are prepared to be filled with rage.

What I Need to Learn. How to Hack Any Wine List.

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  1. Anna says:

    That Goop story is ridiculous. I used to have a pair of sandals that had metal or copper of some sort under the toes, because supposedly that channeled your energy into the ground and promoted healing or some other hippy crap. The brand was called Juil, and despite the ridiculous claim, they were the best pair of sandals ever – soft leather upper, decent structure, arch support, flexible rubber sole, and super cute. I’m pretty sure they went out of business, and I can’t help but think that they could’ve stayed afloat if they didn’t make these ridiculous claims and just relied on the quality of their shoes.

  2. Jess says:

    both links to #7 appear to be incorrect

  3. OlJo says:

    Love the Great British baking show, even my husband is hooked on it!

  4. Sara says:

    The Great British Baking Show is the best feel-good television today. I’ve yet to make it through a series finale without crying happy tears for the winner.

  5. Maddy says:

    I didn’t view the politics/friendship article as promoting an isolated existence. There are certain”political” views that would definitely cause me to stop being friends with someone, especially those that threaten to harm me or those that I love. I’ve got enough good friends where I don’t need those people in my life. I think the author is mostly objecting to this notion that everyone is entitled to their opinion, all opinions are equally valid, and politics isn’t that big of a deal.

    All this to say that I agree that it’s not productive or wise to erase the other side’s existence from your life completely. Those people will continue to exist in your world somehow regardless. But someone’s friendship is a privilege.

    • Belle says:

      When you’re talking about something extreme or as you say, threatening, then that’s a different matter. But the example she gives is a person who agrees with her but expects to be applauded for doing the right thing. There are certainly times when a person’s beliefs become toxic to you, but the article reads to me like a person who doesn’t want to associate with anyone who doesn’t share her views and behave in the manner she deems correct. As a person who works in politics, I have friends with VERY different views than mine. Sometimes, I really hate their views, but I find that listening to them often helps me solidify my own beliefs or find common ground.

  6. molly says:

    jargonless contracts link is missing?

  7. Monica T says:

    The way she talks about the “friends” in that article doesn’t make it sound like they’re really friends. Facebook friends, acquaintances from long ago or random people in comments sections? I mean these are people I am ok with blocking or cutting ties with over politics. When you have a true friend and you disagree, you can usually talk through it and try to see each others side. If you can’t, then you can agree to disagree or to not discuss it further. I don’t count my friends as many, but I hope I will always try to understand their diverse perspectives.

    • Belle says:

      I noticed that, also. If that’s correct, and these are just acquaintances or social media friends than I don’t see why this is article worthy.

  8. Re: the Israel court case. This very thing has happened to me several times over the years. The more recent times I have refused to move. It main issue was the airline capitulating to religious misogynists by having flight attendants make arrangements for them. Now the airline cannot do that and the person who wants to change seats has to do like everyone else and make their own arrangement. Hurrah for equality in flying social anxiety!

    • Belle says:

      I moved once for a woman who did not want her teenage son sitting next me. I was really conflicted about it but I wanted to get underway. I appreciated that she asked me himself rather than having the stewardess do it. If I probably wouldn’t do it again.

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