Weekly Reads – December 3rd

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!

This week has been all about the Christmas feeling. The city is all dressed up for the season, the Christmas markets have opened in Berlin – and of course we have already enjoyed our first Glühwein (mulled wine) – and this weekend we have even put up our Christmas tree. How exciting it is that the holidays are so close and there is so much enjoyment down the line for this month. Though, with great fun comes great work, and I at least have a few big things to deal with at work, which I need to brace myself for as it will continue through the new year.


Life & Career paths are not one and the same. Three women share the details of how they are loving their life path by choosing not be defined by their career and finding fulfillment outside their day jobs. I can totally get this;  while my career path (or the beginning of it) is providing for money, to ability to hold expertise in a field, I often found myself craving for more outside of it, reason for which I started my blog and I also chose to continue my studies while working, in that search of fulfillment.

Staying cute. The free downloadable backgrounds from The Every Girl are perfect for the holiday season. If you need a new screen saver for your work computer, these will definitely cheer you up.

Career growth. How to map out your career ambitions from HBR .. after all it’s a great opportunity to reflect on your path. Mediocrity and being lost on the path, they all arise when you don’t take time to reflect and then suddenly you are finding yourself in an unknown place.

Beauty. I am so obsessed with the beauty box I received this month. Cohorted had a special edition with luxe brand Anne Semonin – I did the review here – and the products in the box are my absolute favourite currently. I have only been using these products for a week and I completely love them. I can only recommend both the Cohorted beauty box and the Anne Semonin products!

How is your Dcember looking and how are you getting into the Christmas or holiday mood?

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