Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: August 7, 2017

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1) How to be heard when talking to a chronic interrupter. (Science of Us)

2) This moody floral print blouse is a good summer-to-fall transition piece.

3) Spruce up your Gmail signature with these helpful tips. (Rising Tide Society)

4) These rose-suede slide loafers are gorgeous, as are these laser-cut flats.

5) Even after the glass ceiling yields, female execs find shaky ground. (NYTimes)

6) Old Navy Musts: distressed grey jeans (plus-size), green shirt dress, striped-fringe clutch.

7) Five ways to eliminate sleep anxiety. (Because I’m Addicted)

8) Loving this lantern-sleeve AT sweater and their leaf-print swing top.

9) Tricks you can use to amp up your listening skills. (Career Contessa)

10) This grey Dot Dash satchel is simple, chic and perfect for work.

11) A female official responds to all the questions about her “plans to be a mother.” (Fortune)( watch out for video ad)

12) I bought an Apple Watch, but hate having it on my wrist. I’m considering this necklace instead.

13) The problem with saying “I’m broke.” (ManRepeller)

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What I’m Listening To. Freakonomics Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Money.

What I’m Reading. Ghost Boat. How do 243 refugees seeking a better life in Europe just vanish?

What I Need. This Milk Cooling Water stick to reduce redness and puffiness.

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    12 comments

  1. Michelle says:

    Hi Belle –

    I’m reading your site in an RSS reader and the formatting/links are not working
    🙁

    August 7, 2017/Reply
  2. Joy says:

    None of your links are coming through on Feedly

    August 7, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I’ve heard this, and about Digg, and other RSS readers. I have Beth looking into it. Hopefully we can figure it out soon.

      August 7, 2017/Reply
  3. Jessica says:

    I thought the watch was heavy at first too, but you really do get used to it. Plus, the vibrations are such a random, but helpful, part of the experience and I’m curious to see if you still get the same effects through the necklace.

    Also–amazon has the apple-like metal bands for around $15 which is obviously a significant price deduction. No green marks, and I think they look exactly the same.

    August 7, 2017/Reply
    • Jess says:

      I agree with Jessica – the watch was noticeably heavier than my other watches those first couple of days, but you do get used to it and won’t even notice after a while. Unless your issue isn’t the weight, but the size or shape – that’s another problem. If I couldn’t feel the vibrations, it wouldn’t be worth it to me.

      August 7, 2017/Reply
      • Belle says:

        I got a cheap faux leather band to try it out, it helped with the weight some.

        August 7, 2017/Reply
  4. A says:

    Is it possible to have the links pop out to different browser tabs when clicking on them for the workday reading? I’d love to open them all up and sometimes keep those tabs open while still reading, which is tough if you have to keep going back and forth. Thanks!

    August 7, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      They should be doing that already. What browser are you using? Are you reading on the blog or in a reader? Mine are working in Safari, give me some more info and we’ll troubleshoot.

      August 8, 2017/Reply
      • Belle says:

        I take that back. They’re popping in a new tab from the main page (just clicked on the weekly edit) but not from the post page. Is Mercury in retrograde? We’ll get all these things sorted out. Let me add this to the list. This was my #1 request.

        August 8, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      They should be fixed now. Let me know if that worked on your end.

      August 8, 2017/Reply
      • A says:

        Yes mine are working now (I typically read on my phone). Thank you!!

        August 9, 2017/Reply
  5. S says:

    Hmm, the NYTimes article offers a pretty simplistic view of CEO success (length of tenure). Personally, I think Marissa Mayer is a success – negotiating the sale of your company is supposed to be followed by your resignation as CEO. That’s normal, not “failure”.

    Truth is the NYTimes has always been critical of Ms Mayers’ management of family leave issues – its not enough for the NYTimes if she succeeded at business.

    August 9, 2017/Reply