The Edition: No. 362

May 24, 2023

The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. // Maya Angelou

+ Smells like middle-aged spirit.

+ This super chic cap-toe pump comes in four widths.

+ Five work boundaries to set before you go on vacation.

+ Vacay Outfit. A flowy dress + a straw hat + chic leather sandals.

+ Why you should buy everything used.

+ This striped t-shirt dress is perfect for weekend days.

+ Is this the only career advice you’ll ever need?

+ Sports bras that don’t suck for light support or active days.

+ Tips for negotiating a medical bill.

+ Work Outfit. Coral pants + coral top + coral blazer (also in petite).

+ Buying a home? Questions you should ask your potential realtor.

+ For self-tanning, I put these Tanologist drops in my lotion.

+ Even influencers are terrified of the Internet.

+ Plane Outfit. Boyfriend jeans + olive top + cool sneakers.

+ The road to gender equality starts with doing the dishes.

+ Need swimwear in a hurry? Order from Old Navy and pickup in store.

+ Sometimes it’s okay to ignore food expiration dates.

+ For a thin eyeliner, this Clinique Quickliner is the way to go.

+ Offices romance and the impact they have on your career.

+ Sloane’s Birthday Outfit: a metallic print dress and a crown.

One Tear-jerking Read. The incredible story of Rick and Dick Hoyt, the father-son duo who ran 31 Boston Marathons in an unconventional way.  And the impact they had on the lives of disabled runners everywhere.  Get the tissues.

Need a quick, delicious breakfast entree for weekend mornings?  These Red Chile Tostadas with Eggs from Pinch of Yum are a great idea.  I scramble my eggs, but my husband loves the runny yolk option.  I stock this Santa Fe Season Red Chile Sauce in medium heat for just this dish.

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  1. Mary G. says:

    Oh my – that father/son story – I am sobbing. Thank you for sharing.

  2. MsMarymary says:

    I work in employee benefits, so I get involved in a lot of medical billing issues. The only place I disagree with the WaPo article is do NOT be afraid to appeal! Sometimes it takes all three appeals to get a claim covered. The third appeal is external(meaning not the insurance company) and they’re more likely to agree with you that yes, that procedure was medically necessary. The appeals process can take months and you only have so long to file, so you can start the process while working other avenues. And ask the provider/facility to put your bill on administrative hold while you work through the appeal so you don’t go to collections.

    If you have employer coverage and feel comfortable with your HR/benefits people, get them involved. They can work with people like me and other routes within the insurance company to sort out your issue.

  3. Andrea says:

    I have been looking for cap-toe shoes in black and white everywhere for years! Any suggestions for black and white spectator pumps?

  4. JJj says:

    “The road to gender equality starts with doing the dishes” Love this-
    To take it a step further… I was raised in a home where the boys did dishes like the girls and we had to cut grass like the boys. I credit this giving me confidence that I could do/achieve anything the guys did. Treat your children equally and they are more likely to feel equal.

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