[MONDAYS ARE FINE] JULY 16
 Le Corbusier on a Monday.

Le Corbusier on a Monday.

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1.Q3 enrollment is ON. Sign up before this Wednesday to get 20% off your Tier 2 enrollment. This means... Worksheets, weekly homework assignments + seminars that'll help you build out your client base, learn the art of leisure time, and stay in a new skill mindset. Get it while you still can!

2. If you're feeling burnt out, summer is a great time to face that head on. The social nature of the season gives you an excuse to take a step away from your desk and relax. Or at least try to. Hundreds of New York Times readers shared how they battle burnout - and these are the highlights. (For a quick fix, give our MOTIVATION ONE-SHEET a try.)

3. “I argue that the most powerful thing you can do to add healthy years [to your life] is to curate your immediate social network,” says Dan Buettner, an author who studies the health habits of people who live in "blue zones" — regions of the world where people have much longer life expectancies. Read how keeping a tight and supportive circle is good for both your mental and physical health.

4. Stuck for your next summer read? Call Your Girlfriend has a few recs that are the perfect combination of robust and indulgent - AKA the recipe for an ideal beach read. Listen to the episode dedicated to their picks, also featuring hilarious and insightful interviews with the authors.

5. We can never read enough packing tips. Especially when they come from women perpetually on the road like Lisa Ling, Janet Mock, and Pilar Guzmán.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

New York women have a history of pushing boundaries - especially during the particularly oppressive Victorian era. The Museum of the City of New York shines a spotlight on some of those radical women in their new show Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism, opening on
July 17.

LONDON

Find out from industry experts exactly what it takes to break into the restaurant scene in London, at Eater Talks: Money Makes The (Restaurant) World Go Round, as moderated by Eater London. Hosted on the rooftop at the Ace Hotel on July 18.

LOS ANGELES

Take advantage of the lovely weather and catch an outdoor film from Rooftop Cinema Club, screening all over the city. The selections are excellent, with major #tb's like Clueless and still-in-theaters hits like Isle of Dogs.

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 Love a '95, especially in  *White Ice* .

Love a '95, especially in *White Ice*.

  Earring perfection  c/o friend of The WW Club, Annelise Michelson.

Earring perfection c/o friend of The WW Club, Annelise Michelson.

 PSA: J. Crew makes  really cute lingerie . You're welcome!

PSA: J. Crew makes really cute lingerie. You're welcome!

 Am in the market for a new mascara and  this one  looks great.

Am in the market for a new mascara and this one looks great.

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] JULY 9
 Susana Paz on a Monday.

Susana Paz on a Monday.

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1. Q2 was a big one for the CLASS OF 2018 - if you missed it, catch up on everything from Pitching 101 to Building a Freelance Budget with our full curriculum bundle. What comes with it? 3x worksheets, a syllabus + recommended reading list. TBH, it's kind of a bargain. For everyone ready to keep rolling, fret not: Q3 enrollment is on its way.

2. Got a great business idea but aren't sure where to start? Take a word of advice from the startup savant, my friend Sharmadean Reid (founder of WAH Nails and Beauty Stack), in her 'Bossing It' column for The Guardian.

3. If you're looking for some poignant summer viewing, a new documentary on the life and legacy of Whitney Houston opened in theaters last week. Culture critic Soraya Nadia McDonald interrogates the world's participation in her tragic end: "One of the most twisted, painful things to realize while watching Whitney is not just how the accumulated callousness of white supremacy warped and twisted Houston’s life before she’d ever been born. It’s how it blamed her for not being better able to survive it."

4. Tired of creepy dudes ruining your dancefloor moments with their poorly-timed chat up lines and complete disregard for the concept of *personal space*? Us, too. As so are my friends, director Margot Bowman and journalist Lynette Nylander, which is why they madeCommon Misconceptions - a short film that charts another stressful night out in the club (and also acts as a instructional guide for all the misguided men out there). Spread it far and wide.

5. Something we could all use over the next couple of months: A guide to avoiding money regret on summer vacay. Gulp.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

MoMA PS1 Warm Up season is upon us! Get your tickets for its kickoff weekend or take a look at their line-up for next few months.

LONDON

See the UK's first fashion exhibit examining the relationship between fashion and nature at the V&A's Fashioned From Nature. Pieces span from the 1600s to modern day, with the intent of inspiring and inciting more of an interest in sustainable fashion.

LOS ANGELES

For an immersive art experience, visit MOCA's site-specific show we still here, there from resident artist Lauren Halsey. Resembling "a fantastical system of caves that viewers are invited to linger in," it serves as a visual archive of modern black culture in South Central L.A.

PHOEBE LIKES

 A  Holy Grail cleanser  in carry on-friendly format. Yay.

A Holy Grail cleanser in carry on-friendly format. Yay.

 My current  (re)read .

My current (re)read.

 Bare face +  orangey red lipstick  is the make up move till autumn.

Bare face + orangey red lipstick is the make up move till autumn.

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] JULY 2
 Henri Matisse on a Monday.

Henri Matisse on a Monday.

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1. If you missed out on Q2 in our CLASS OF 2018 program, catch up with our content bundle including the syllabus, required reading list, and 3x worksheets. Key skills you'll work on: creating a business plan for You, Inc., finding new clients, and financial literacy. Get the full Q2 curriculum here.

2. For the tenth issue of the brilliant London-based women's magazine Riposte, I met with filmmaker Crystal Moselle (watch the preview of her new film "Skate Kitchen" about an all-girl skate crew in NYC) at her home in Brooklyn on a sunny morning last month. We spoke about growing up in the 90s, #MeToo, and the importance of following your instincts. Get yourself a copy here.

3. Networking is seen as a necessary evil of a successful career, but it doesn't have to be to totally cringful. Hear from three smart women on how to find your people, purposefully and authentically. I especially love the sobering advice from my friend Camilla Blackett on not waiting around for industry connections to give you permission to create great work.

4. Serena Williams graces the August cover of InStyle and talks motherhood, her bravest career moments, and the pressures of living up to her name. Easily the best quote from the piece: "I’m always in the fast lane. I’m always extra."

5. When is the best time of day to write? Apparently your "vigilance" levels peak before noon. “Vigilance means our ability to bat away distraction," says Daniel Pink, the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. "The enemy of writing is distraction, so people should be doing their writing during their peak when they’re less susceptible to it.” Here's an argument for clocking it first thing in the AM.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

The only thing better than an outdoor yoga class in the summer? A FREE outdoor yoga class in the summer. Drop by Prospect Park after work on Thursdays throughout the season for an hour-long class hosted by Lululemon and Bend + Bloom Yoga.

LONDON

We'll never get tired of a Matisse exhibition. The Bernard Jacobson Gallery is debuting a collection of rare prints from the artist on July 6th. Catch it while you can - it'll only be on view until September 15.

LOS ANGELES

"Why do some fashion photographs transcend their commercial character to function as works of art, while others do not?" ICONS OF STYLE: A Century of Fashion Photography at the Getty Museumexamines the dissonance between what's captured in the frame and the harsh realities of fashion production and consumption.

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 It's summer. Kick back,  watch a foreign film , feel like a relaxed intellectual.

It's summer. Kick back, watch a foreign film, feel like a relaxed intellectual.

 Wait, why I am still not in  Positano ?

Wait, why I am still not in Positano?

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] JUNE 25
 Bey and Jay on a Monday.

Bey and Jay on a Monday.

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1. Checklist for the last week of Q2: 1.) Make a list of all your wins from this quarter. 2.) Identify where there's room to improve in the upcoming months. 3.) Stock up on CLASS OF 2018 worksheets for a little motivation booster before Q3 enrollment opens. Bam!

2. Who says music videos can't be cultural learning tools? Hear what art history experts - including Kimberly Drew from The Met - have to say about Beyoncé and Jay's "Apeshit" videoRead on. (And shout out Jenn Nkiru, a longtime friend of The WW Club, who worked as second unit director on the video. Yes Jenn!)

3. Have you compiled your perfect summer reading list? We're still working on ours, too. But Bon Appetit's round-up of 8 foodie books to indulge in this summer is giving us some delicious inspo. 

4. If you weren't able to make it to our ART DATE last Thursday, see just how the Brooklyn Museum gave the traveling exhibition RADICAL WOMEN: LATIN AMERICAN ART a uniquely New York City spin.Words from the show's original curators and BK Museum's co-curators here. 

5. Thinking about making a big career change this year? Check outExit Interview from The Atlantic - "a brief series of interviews with people who have quit, retired, been fired, reduced, or laid off" - which offers insight into the pros, cons and life lessons that come from unexpected swerves in your career path.

HAPPENINGS

WASHINGTON D.C. + WORLDWIDE

March at the Families Belong Together rally on June 30 in protest of the Trump administration's cruel separation of families at the U.S. border. The main demonstration will take place in D.C., but cities across the globe are taking part - find out the details here. We'll see ya out there.

LONDON

Celebrate over 60 of today's most influential writers from Africa and its diaspora at Africa Writes 2018, a weekend long festival from June 29 to July 1. The program is fantastic, including writers Akwaeke Emezi (author of Freshwater), Warsan Shire (the poet behind the prose in Lemonade), and Liv Little (founder of gal-dem).

LOS ANGELES

Catch the Hammer's Flux film series on Tuesday, June 26 @ 7:30 PM, screening short films and music videos from across the globe - including Tame Impala's My Life starring Willow Smith and Childish Gambino's This Is America - followed by a courtyard afterparty.

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] JUNE 18

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1. When was your last ART DATE? Allow us to take you on one this Thursday, with a private tour of Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 at Brooklyn Museum – the first exhibition EVER to highlight the work of women during this time of massive aesthetic experimentation. Come through and spend the evening exploring this special exhibit in the company of some cool women. Tickets are available right ova here.

2. Wed don't mean to panic you, but....Q2 is coming to a close. Need to get your finances in order so you can start off the next quarter on a high note? Get our CLASS OF 2018 worksheet HOW TO BUILD A BUDGET. We'll help you keep track of your $$ comings and goings. Buy it individually here or sign up for CO18 and get access to all content from the quarter. Here's to a strong finish.

3. Pregnancy discrimination is still very much a reality in so many workplaces - even the most progressive of companies have yet to get it right. These 6 mothers share how having kids changed the way they were treated in the office.

4. If you missed this project from Roxane Gay back in April, dig in because it's no doubt a timeless one. In conversation with her memoir "Hunger", she brought together 25 writers to reflect and write on relationships with the body - be it emotional, cultural, or scientific.Read the brilliant collection of essays and features here.

5. "How much do you pay for rent?" See how other women live in cities around the world (and how much it costs them) by dipping into the archives of R29's Sweet Digs series. Bonus: all the small space design inspo you need.

6. Just in case you missed it: We went to Mexico City with Warehouse UK and curated a guide to soaking in the city's fantastic food, architecture, and fashion (which you can get for FREE here) - all with the help of two of my favorite locals, Suzzan Atala of Tuza Jewelry and architecture journalist Karina Zatarain. We also put together a summer edit of vibrant looks for work and play that capture the energy of the city - Take a peek.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK CITY

We're taking you OUT. That's right, we're hosting an ART DATE at the Brooklyn Museum on June 21 @ 6:30 PM. Join us for a private tour of the truly magical exhibit, Radical Women: Latin American Art - but tickets are limited, so get yours here. Not a bad way to break up the week, eh?

LONDON

Take a deep dive into the early days of NYC hip-hop at Getty Images Gallery's new show Beat Positive. See iconic images from British photographers Janette Beckman and David Corio, capturing the best of the era, from music to graffiti to style.

LOS ANGELES

Beyond The Streets is one exhibition you won't want to miss this summer: the 40,000 square feet space is full of street art and immersive installations, from influential artists like Basquiat and Guerrilla Girls. Get your tickets here.

PHOEBE LIKES

 A  timeless investment piece  if ever I saw one.

A timeless investment piece if ever I saw one.

 Courier magazine just relaunched and so did my column. Pick up a copy  right here  or on a newsstand near you.

Courier magazine just relaunched and so did my column. Pick up a copy right here or on a newsstand near you.

 This chic two-piece from our  Warehouse Edit  is a no brainer for days when it's too hot to think, let alone outfit-plan.

This chic two-piece from our Warehouse Edit is a no brainer for days when it's too hot to think, let alone outfit-plan.

 Just ordered my first  Billie razor . I'll let you know how I get on.

Just ordered my first Billie razor. I'll let you know how I get on.

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] JUNE 11
 Eugene Gordon on a Monday.

Eugene Gordon on a Monday.

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1. Got career questions for Phoebe? She'll be dishing out advice on everything from developing healthy work habits to making the leap to full-time freelance. Slide into our DMs + stay tuned for answers on our new IG TV series, WORK IT OUTdropping on our Insta very soon.

2. Learn how to handle your freelance finances with this week's CLASS OF 2018 worksheet BUILD YOUR BUDGET, dropping on Wednesday. This one includes a link to a spreadsheet template you can use to get on top of your own cash flow situation - enroll as a student here to get it sent straight to your inbox.

3. Body positive has been a fashion buzzword for the last several years - but where exactly is the inclusion to reflect it?

4. Magazines are folding left and right. The co-founder of Somerset House's new exhibition Print! Tearing It Up, Mushpit Bertie Brandes, argues that it might actually benefit the industry in unexpected ways. (Thanks to the founder of Riposte, Danielle Pender, for the head's up!)

5. Anthony Bourdain built his career on truth, curiosity, and the communion that can only come when we break bread with others. His death is a loss for us all. Read the New Yorker essay that kickstarted his media career.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK CITY

Discover the inner-workings of the women’s liberation movement in NYC during the past 100 years at the Museum of the City of New York's Beyond Suffrage: A Century of Women in New York Politics.

LONDON

The highliy-anticipated Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up at the V&A opens on June 16 - and has never been exhibited outside the artist’s home country of Mexico. Take a closer look at how the iconic artist explored and molded her identity through fashion.

LOS ANGELES

Between 1980-85, artist Judy Chicago and a team of 150 needleworkers created the Birth Project, which examines maternity, motherhood, and gender through 84 intricate textile pieces  - and is just as relevant and touching today. See it at the Pasadena Museum of California Art starting on June 17.

PHOEBE LIKES

 The world lost a real one last week. If you've never read   Kitchen Confidential  , now is the time.

The world lost a real one last week. If you've never read Kitchen Confidential, now is the time.

  Brother Vellies  just opened a BK store. Buy your summer sandals in good conscience.

Brother Vellies just opened a BK store. Buy your summer sandals in good conscience.

  KARA  keeps dropping the hits.

KARA keeps dropping the hits.

 It's  creamy bronzer season  aka the most wonderful time of the year.

It's creamy bronzer season aka the most wonderful time of the year.

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] JUNE 4
 Cardi B by  Shaniqwa Jarvis  on a Monday.

Cardi B by Shaniqwa Jarvis on a Monday.

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1. Only one month left of Q2! (Wait, what?) Sign up for CLASS OF 2018 now to get access to content from the whole quarter - from our recommended reading list to worksheets full of strategies on new ways to work. We've already covered making a plan for You, Inc. and Pitching and Proposals 101, and we've still got lots of budgeting + money info to come.

2. Meet Vogue UK's top 25 women shaping 2018, featuring my spectacular friend, Grace Ladoja (!!!).

3. A fascinating long read to ease you into Monday: This James Beard award-winning piece on Princess Pamela, the Southern foodie legend who fed the likes of Diana Ross and Gloria Steinem...and disappeared without a trace 19 years ago. 

4. If your anxiety goes through the roof before a phone interview, these 10 tips will help you to manage the situation. (Tip #1: If you haven't done a phone interview in a while, call up an old boss or colleague beforehand to get into work mode.)

5. Delighted to see another inspiring friend, Shaniqwa Jarvis, given her rightful props in The New York Times. Despite her seriously impressive career credentials, Shaniqwa is still sometimes mistaken as an assistant on set - but she's not letting that hold her back. “I know what I want, and I don’t want to let people’s ignorance stop me from getting that," says Shaniqwa. Get her excellent self-titled book here.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK CITY

Stop by Sincerely, Tommy on Saturday, June 9, to hear me speak at "Ideas Workshop" - a day of conversation and mentorship hosted by my girl Kai Avent-deLeon in collaboration with Microsoft Surface. Register here.

LONDON

The Jewish Museum's Elsbeth Juda: Grit and Glamour exhibit, is all the evidence you'll need to consider the photographer a revolutionary. The collection captures the eccentricity of Britain in the 50s and 60s.

LOS ANGELES

The Annenberg Space for Photography's Not An Ostrich: And Other Images From America’s Library show features over 500 images chosen by famed curator Anne Wilkes Tucker from the Library of Congress, including portraits of Yoko Ono, Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Taylor, and more.

PHOEBE LIKES

 Added  *straight to cart*  after reading  Kim's ITG article , and I have zero buyer's remorse. My nose is  glowing.

Added *straight to cart* after reading Kim's ITG article, and I have zero buyer's remorse. My nose is glowing.

 Just in case you weren't already spending your entire income on Amazon:  they have a plant store now .

Just in case you weren't already spending your entire income on Amazon: they have a plant store now.

 Trying to justify buying a (penguin-shaped!)  SodaStream  for summer. Think of all the plastic I'll save!

Trying to justify buying a (penguin-shaped!) SodaStream for summer. Think of all the plastic I'll save!

 A dreamy lil  MNZ jacket .

A dreamy lil MNZ jacket.

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