The Victorians weren’t exactly known for their trendy fashion sense. But the emergence of “New Victorian” takes the lustrous fabrics, high collars, and lace accents of the 1800s and marries them with modern sensibilities (hello, ankles… and a whole lot more). The result is a playful trend to delight in this season — rich velvets, exaggerated sleeves, and frilled details pair perfectly with the frozen romance of December. Move over, minimalism.

There’s a shoe company in the U.K. that really believes in the power of slippers. To most, the cozy slip-ons are for nothing more than scuffing around the house or wandering from the bed to the bathroom in the middle of the night. For the founders and employees of Shoegarden, slippers are a significant part of what makes their label tick. This week they’ve claimed that wearing slippers can help people in all fields be more productive at their jobs. While they didn’t cite any scientific proof in their claim, they did release this statement: “It is now increasingly acceptable to dress in an off-duty, effortless style. We feel employees should work in comfort and we therefore sell a huge variety of indoor slippers with contoured footbed insoles to ensure the utmost comfort and foot support.” The statement goes on, “We have found this to be tremendously beneficial for our workplace performance.”

There is some truth to this. Carolyn Mair, PhD, psychologist, Professor of Psychology for Fashion, and freelance consultant told NBC News in August that a “great” work outfit is only such if it is comfortable and the wearer feels confident in it. While that may mean an expensive, perfectly tailored suit to a banker, it could mean jeans and a hoodie to a coder in Silicon Valley. “It’s about finding the clothes that make you feel stylish and appropriately dressed for the situation you’re in,” she said. She also added, “Being comfortable in our clothes is really important as it allows us to forget that we are wearing them and concentrate on the task.” In other words, if you can wear a pair of slippers—fancy or not—to your office without provoking any complaints to HR, have at it. Comfort always equals confidence and this season, there’s no better footwear than a warm and fuzzy slipper to wear while getting through that daunting to-do list.

Here are 17 work-appropriate slippers that might just get you a raise or, at the very least, give your feet a well-deserved rest.

Traveling is always a fun and exciting experience, but getting through the airport can be a struggle. If it happens to be an unlucky day, you’ll get stuck with long lines, rude airport security officials, or delayed flights. Luckily with just a little bit of research, there are many ways you can make your journey faster and more comfortable. We rounded up all the tips and tricks so you don’t have to! Learn to navigate airports like a pro with the advice here. You’ll be surprised how much time and money you end up saving.

Last year’s Welcome The Worms release by Los Angeles garage-punk band Bleached contained a couple of my favorite songs of the year (“Sour Candy” and “Wednesday Night Melody“), so I’m thrilled to hear they are so quickly following it up with a new EP, entitled Can You Deal?.

The EP will be accompanied by a zine with the same name. The zine will contain essays, art, and poetry from all sorts of amazing female artists and musicians, and all proceeds from the zine will go to Planned Parenthood. Full list of contributors after the jump.

Can You Deal? Tracklist:
1. Can You Deal?
2. Flipside
3. Turn to Rage
4. Dear Trouble

Bleached Tour Dates and Zine Contributors:

02/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom^
04/06 Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco*
04/07 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues*
04/08 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues*
04/09 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues*
04/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore*
04/12 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades*
04/14 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom*
04/15 Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore*
04/16 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox*
04/18 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot*
04/19 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall*
04/21 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall*
04/22 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line*
04/23 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues*
04/24 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Lounge*
04/26 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe (Old National Center)*
04/27 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s*
04/28 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*
04/29 New York, NY @ Panorama Music Festival
^Jennifer & Jessie duo w/ Ty Segall, King Tuff, Kevin Morby, Mikal Cronin
*w/ The Damned

Contributors to the zine:
Mecca Vazie Andrews (Sex Stains)
Julien Baker
Alicia Bognanno (Bully)
Jennifer Clavin (Bleached)
Jessica Clavin (Bleached)
Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz)
Alice Glass
Micayla Grace (Bleached)
Allie Hanlon (Peach Kelli Pop)
Maryn Jones (All Dogs)
Ali Koehler (Upset, Vivian Girls)
Sara Landeau (the Julie Ruin)
Dani Miller (Surfbort)
Kate Nash
Liz Phair
Jane Weidlin (The Go Go’s)
Allison Wolfe (Sex Stains, Bratmobile)
Tegan Quin (Tegan and Sara)
Patty Schemel (Upset, Hole)
Kim Schifino (Matt and Kim)
Mish Way (White Lung)
Hayley Williams (Paramore)
And more TBA!