Weekend Reads: Caftans, West Wing & Boss Ladies

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I need this 3-day weekend so badly you guys. Mostly for the sleep…also for the lazy. I don’t even care that I’m not at the beach or off on a fun trip. Waking up in my own bed, sipping on coffee and watching some bad, bad TV sounds so delicious! I have a high-rise stack of magazines to dive into while I’m up on my roof deck soaking up some sun, too. Work: off! Weekend: on!!!

Even the Pope doesn’t like Facebook!

How to get your body caftan ready for summer. “Crumbs? Let them fall where they may, swaddled in your caftan.”

Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize! It’s my number one soft skill at work and so few people know how to do it well.

I’m a new manager and found Ann Friedman’s managerial advice pretty interesting. New or not, it’s worth taking a look.

Speaking of Ann Friedman, she’s my internet girl crush for sure. Great writer, funny and (mostly) talks about stuff relevant to my (feminist) interests.

If you love the West Wing, you’ll love this homage to Seventeen People.

Silly: a dog raised by cats has cat-like tendencies.

It’s most definitely fun to work in social media, but here’s some things you should know before you get all dreamy eyed.

If you could give career advice to your younger self, what would you say? These journalists have great advice, regardless of career.

It’s commencement season! Here’s the best of the best commencement speeches, new and old.

I love everything about Anna Holmes’ response to a reporter asking about how she got her new gig: “Felix didn’t hire me. I’m going to be Felix’s boss.” That’s how ya do it ladies, that’s how ya do it! 

What is the source of your power? And, what is the source of your joy?” A thoughtful piece on Jill Abramson’s untimely ousting at the New York Times. 

A walking food tour of the Lower East Side with Ruth Riechl?! I’d pay good money for that experience!

Why they never drink wine on Mad Men. Who knew!?

Meetings suck! Learn how to run one like a boss!

When women succeed and break through the glass ceiling, they end up on the glass cliff. (Jesus it just never gets easier does it?)

Relevant to probably no one but me, Pitbull’s World Cup song sucks. How sad, Mr. 305. How sad indeed.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope you’re having fun and relaxing! Here’s a little Paolo Nutini to get you in the mood…

4 thoughts on “Weekend Reads: Caftans, West Wing & Boss Ladies

  1. I love that Claudio Maria Celli’s title is “president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication.” SO much better than community manager or social media director ;-)

  2. I am really enjoying your blog, you have a lot of great articles weekly that hit home for me. This week, I really enjoyed Ann’s article. Being a new manager as well I can relate — thank you for sharing. Enjoy the long weekend!

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