By Deborah Ma, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work.

“We are all, to varying degrees, public people now.” For better or worse, you’ll have to admit with Vanessa Friedman whose article, Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Power of Style, published in the New York Times, explains how in a world increasingly run with social sharing sites like Instagram and Pinterest, “judgments [are] made, long before position papers are read.” And in this world where we’ve become accustomed to the public broadcasts of everyday details shared through photos and 140-character first-impressions, an undeniably strengthening social credo underlies these new ways we communicate, and it insists that appearance matters.

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