Weekly Reads – October 8th

Welcome to the Weekly Reads, where I highlight articles that I found on the web and that are focused on career advice, lifestyle, beauty or anything I think would round up as useful for the young, modern, working woman. So get yourself comfortable, pour a cup of coffee and enjoy this week’s reads!

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This week has been pretty regular and uneventful. I got excited by the idea of trying out new skincare and makeup products, and have actually subscribed to a beauty box for the first time. Needless to say, I am extremely curious to see what’s in and whether I will like the products. The box I subscribed to is called Cohorted and it’s more of a deluxe version, so I am super excited for my box to arrive, hopefully before my holiday starts on Thursday! If you are subscribed to a beauty box or have one to recommend, let me know, I would love to hear more about that!

Workplace advice. I love Allison Green’s advice on managing people and how to deal with different situations at work. She is not only trying to comfort her readers but she is also presenting all the possible options. This piece on what to do if you’ve been passed over for a promotion is worth a read.

Being the person everyone wants to meet. This article might seem like clickbait by the title, but I really liked it and I think it speaks a lot of truth about how being in sync with yourself pays off.

They are no-nonsense, know their own worth, and aren’t afraid to raise others up. Being that kind of person is invaluable, you will learn that opportunities present themselves when you are open to them.

Dress Appropriately.The two word policy that GM is applying for its dress code simplifies it and eliminates the bureaucracy. Read for details on the brilliance behind applying a policy based on a healthy dose of common sense and the leadership needed to execute it.

Adult friendships. Making friends as an adult is way harder than it used to be in high school or college. You are finally having some (long awaited and much needed) friendship standards so any advice on how to get through might come handy. man Repeller shares the one secret ingredient that will help you cultivate adult friendships – I have saved you time of reading the full article and added the excerpt that matters, below.

The real nourishment comes from knowing that there is a time and a place where we will be welcomed and loved no matter what. And carving that space out in this world is the true art of hosting.

 

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