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The Daily Beast & Ann Taylor

Do you ever wish you had a “cheat” for the week’s news? As busy working women we are always looking for smart and easy ways to stay informed. To help you stay in the know, Ann Taylor has partnered with The Daily Beast to bring you their famous “Read This, Not That” editorial on their new “Cheat Sheet” Tumblr blog. Consider it the  easy way to keep up with the important stories and cultural moments that might have passed you by while you were busy with other things. Each week we will be bringing you their take on what you should know right here on the Ann Taylor blog. 


The week ended on a high note when, after 18 days of protests, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down and handed power over to the Egyptian military. Just the day before, Mubarak announced he would retain power until September,angering protesters who thought he would finally cede control after numerous governments officials had hinted as much.

Two media rumblings occurred this week as well: Gawker earned props for exposing Rep. Chris Lee, a married man, for exchanging flirty messages with a woman from Craigslist, andInternet giant AOL bought The Huffington Post for a whopping $315 million. The former led to the quickest resignation by a pol following a sex scandal (a mere three hours), and the latter led to many an unpaid blogger huffing about his or her status as a second-class Internet citizen. And much more.

There was a collective snicker on the Internet when Mark Zuckerberg obtained a restraining order against a man accused of stalking him—through Facebook.And Lindsay Lohan went to court to face charges that she stole a $2,500 necklace from a jewelery store, most notably causing the Basic-Instinct-like dress she showed up in to sell out.

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