The Edition: No. 218

Mar 30, 2021

We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice. // Albert Pike

+ What Equal Pay Day gets wrong.

+ Hello, super cute t-shirt dress I will now own five of (also in plus).

+ 35 Small Things You Can Do for Yourself Today.

+ Do not miss Ann Taylor’s new arrivals.  This lavender dot top went right in my cart.

+ Three science-backed techniques to overcome self-doubt.

+ This <$75 wrap-front midi dress is pretty and versatile.

+ A simple trick to make sure berries don’t mold prematurely.

+ This Dyson Hot + Cool fan keeps your space pleasant.  And this Dyson model cools and purifies the air.

+ Zoom is actually less effective for these types of meetings.

+I adore this peplum blouse in misses and plus-size.

+ So you’re a celebrity who wants to buy a house.

+ Get ready for summer with self-tanning body butter.

+ How to tell your boss when your mental health is not good.

+ The back on this Dress the Population cocktail dress! WOW!

Long Read. She wrote Like Water for Elephants, but her work freeing a man from jail cost her nearly everything.

Kyle does most of the cooking these days, so when I cook, I want to step it up.  This remake of Hillstone’s beloved Thai Steak Salad with noodles is next on my list.

It’s fresh and bright and perfect for spring/summer.  It’s great for a dressed up backyard dinner with friends or a Friday night date-at-home meal.  Just remember, the steak needs to marinade for six hours, so make that part the night before.

Maybe I’ll serve it on my fun new outdoor dishes.  (I’m smitten with the orange print.)

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  1. Niki says:

    Is crying on 80% of your one on one calls not the way to tell your boss you’re having mental health problems? Or with your mentor? Or HR? Whoops!!

  2. Lindsey says:

    Hi, Belle – I’ve accessed the site on mobile and through two different computers today after being on vacation last week and cannot load posts beyond the first four. Thought you should know.

    • Belle says:

      Someone else mentioned this last week. It’s working fine for me in safari and Chrome. Let me see if I can sort it out.

      • Anna C says:

        I was coming here to say the same thing – I can’t get it to work in Chrome or Firefox on my laptop, or in Chrome on my phone.

  3. Allison says:

    Great equal pay day article. When speaking to why we aren’t making enough progress, “That’s because if changing women were the answer, this battle would be over.” Yes! So tired of lean in, lean out, lady boss, cancel lady boss, be confident, blah blah blah.

  4. e says:

    That LongRead article was fascinating. So hard to parse out how much of her work trying to free that man led to her problems, and how many of her problems led her to try to free that man.

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