FASHIONTIP: Pairing a pencil skirt with platforms and soft curls brings a feminine touch to your look.
OFFICETIP: To find common ground with new colleagues, ask questions like: Tell me more about yourself. Or I heard you are spear-heading the company’s new initiative. How’s it going?
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