Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 312

Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear the phone is for you. // Fran Lebowitz

+ How to improve your relationship with your boss.

+ The sock booties influencers swear are a Stuart Weitzman dupe.

+ For Valentine’s Day, try being nice to yourself.

+ Acne scars? Dark spots? Try this KvD foundation and a Beauty Blender.

+ The ‘brain dump’ technique can improve focus and reduce anxiety.

+ Athleta has the greatest pajamas. These affordable silk ones are great.

+ Enjoy the last of the cold days with Lasagna Soup.

+ Work Outfit. Black Blazer +  Dotted Blouse + Black Pants

+ Hot streaks in your career do not happen by accident.

+ Is this hot pink dress too much for work?  Asking for a friend.

+ Contrary to what 15-year-old you thought, your music taste says nothing about you.

+ These Nike Daybreak sneakers and Veja Esplar’s are sitting in my cart.

+ Why there’s no escaping the five love languages.

+ The olive-green cargo joggers that I’ll be wearing at the bar exam.

+ The beans in your cup of coffee and the wheat in your bread is facing extinction.

+ Missed V-Day? Buy yourself a Choc About It chocolate breakable heart.

One Interesting Thing. The viral cartoon on parenting double-standards.

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  1. Mary says:

    Re: That viral parenting comic – the artist, Mary Catherine Starr, lived in DC for many years. She used to teach yoga at Tranquil space for those who are familiar with it!

    February 15, 2022/Reply
  2. Lost says:

    “the last word” is so true! That soup recipe looks delicious.

    February 15, 2022/Reply
  3. CitrineDC says:

    The “brain dump!” My former boss / mentor (also a former NASA engineer) told me about that trick. He said he keeps a pad or stickies on his bedside table, so if he wakes up in the middle of the night concerned about something, he would would just write it down to get it out of his head. I started making a list each evening before signing off work that helps calm me down.

    February 15, 2022/Reply
  4. JLO says:

    Love the quote at the beginning and shared multiple people; how true it is!

    February 15, 2022/Reply
  5. Cara says:

    The pink dress is gorgeous! Go for it & good skill with the bar exam!

    February 16, 2022/Reply
  6. TR says:

    The pink dress is cute and we could all use some bright, uplifting colors around the office.

    February 16, 2022/Reply
  7. Sarah says:

    Wow! This is the first post (compilation) I’ve read of yours, and your choices are like a breath of fresh air to me! I will absolutely be coming back. I am so glad you’re sharing things like food extinction (and how to help!). The viral comic hit way too hard, and I’m not even a parent. I had no idea I have these imposed views. I’m so glad I can move forward with self-awareness and start to make a shift. 🙂
    As well, I loved the 5 love languages article! I thought it was really well written.

    February 17, 2022/Reply