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Brenda Della Casa is the internationally-published author of Cinderella Was a Liar, the Owner of Staggered Magazine ( and the Editor-In-Chief for Preston Bailey Designs ( Her articles and advice have been featured in Glamour, Redbook, Psychologies,,,, FiLife,, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day, Men’s Health, FHM, Shortlist, The NY Daily News, The Sun and many others. She has been seen on The Today Show and iVillage Live! See her lifestyle site, BDC Life in Style at

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50 Things Every New Yorker Needs You To Know Before Visiting

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 1:10 PM

If you can't handle the subways, you'll never survive.

The city that never sleeps. The concrete jungle. Gotham. The N-Y-C. It's been called many things, but to us it's simply home. Each day, thousands flock to our city to see the sights, try the pizza, and see what really happens...

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5 Things To Consider Before You Start Networking

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2016 | 3:09 PM

We live in a very connected world where access to the movers and shakers, mentors and potential employers are accessible in a number of ways. If you know how to approach and engage them, you're likely to garner some great opportunities, but miss the mark when you take that first...

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Social Media

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2016 | 3:31 PM

Some sins are forgivable and others are fun, but when it comes to your platforms, not cleaning up your act could lead to sitting in an unproductive purgatory while others steal your little slice of heaven (that perfect client). Here are the seven deadly sins of social media. Are you...

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Resolution Reboot: 5 Ways to Still Make 2016 the Best Year of Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2016 | 2:55 PM

If, in January, you were in a ready-set-goal mentality, but now find yourself reverting back to old habits, welcome to the club. According to a study at the University of Scranton, a mere eight percent of people keep their New Year's resolutions.

Still, who says you can only resolve...

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No One Lives In Fear, But We All Exist In It

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 11:54 AM

As I flipped through three of the 20 diaries I had filled over the past decade, I began to feel a bit sorry for myself. Not in that "woe is me" kind of way, but more in that "Whoa, is this me?" kind. There, reduced to a few hundred pages,...

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30 coisas que eu gostaria de ter sabido antes dos 30 anos

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 3:51 PM

1. O fim de um relacionamento nem sempre tem de ser culpa de alguém ou uma rejeição a você. Às vezes é apenas o fim de algo que não era bom para você. Na verdade, é sempre isso.

2. Ninguém tem tudo, mas algumas pessoas fazem o máximo com o...

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30 Things I Wish I Knew Before 30

(17) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 8:09 AM

1. The end of a relationship does not always have to be someone's fault or a rejection of you. Sometimes, it's just the end of something that wasn't right for you. Actually, it's always that.

2. No one has it all, but some people do make the best of what...

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15 señales que no puedes pasar por alto en una relación

(3) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 1:01 AM

¿A veces tienes la sensación de que te encuentras en situaciones ligeramente mosqueantes? Te aconsejo que te quites las gafas de color de rosa y prestes atención a las siguientes señales. Tu cordura (y la gente que se preocupa por ti) lo agradecerá.

1. No saben lo que son...

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15 Warnsignale, die Sie in keiner Beziehung ignorieren dürfen

(6) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 1:16 PM

Befinden Sie sich häufiger in Situationen mit Ihrem Partner oder einem Freund, in denen Sie sich unbehaglich fühlen? Natürlich ist keine Beziehung perfekt, aber es gibt ein paar Dinge, die in einer guten Partnerschaft oder Freundschaft nichts zu suchen haben. Diese 15 Szenarien sollten Sie als Warnsignale betrachten.


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15 Red Flags Not to Ignore In Any Relationship

(91) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 4:04 PM

Ever feel as though you always find yourself in situations with the slightly shady? Take off the rose-colored glasses and pay attention to these bright red flags. Your sanity (and friends who care about you) will thank you.

1. Boundaries, What Are Those?

Whether it's a "joke" at your expense,...

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50 Lessons That May Make Your Life Better (They Did Mine)

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 4:24 PM

Most people don't get through a life without a few lessons, and for me, having others share theirs is one of the most incredible gifts I can receive. Even if I don't agree with their statements or actions, I often find out new things about myself and what I want...

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25 Little-Known Ways to Impress a Woman

(53) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 10:42 AM

Two men stood at the bar discussing the attractiveness of a young woman who was sitting with a girlfriend about 20 feet away. Finally, after about 15 minutes, the object of their attention walked up to the bartender and requested a martini. The shy one had called "dibs," but said...

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12 Ways to Take Control of Your Life in 2014

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 11:23 AM

It's that time of year when many people resolve to make changes relating to everything from finance to fitness. Unfortunately, by February, a good majority of us will have settled (un)comfortably back into our old habits and will find ourselves feeling just slightly more powerless against our ability to slay...

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What It Feels Like to Be on Welfare

(847) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 1:15 PM

Not too long ago, I woke up, grabbed my iPhone and popped onto Facebook to see what I had missed since falling asleep. What can I say other than I play on social media like it's my job. Normally my news feed is full of baby photos, food, and travel...

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Bono, a Breakup and a Breakthrough: Where Was I? Guess

(11) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 6:05 PM

There I was, standing in the Guess dressing room, staring at the little green icon, hoping that it would magically light up and hold within it a message that would relieve the pressure on my chest and the gnawing pain in my gut that incidentally seemed to work against hunger...

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The Good Side of the Bad Boy

(3) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 10:13 AM

The schoolyard was packed and there were plenty of places to sit, but the truth is that I felt utterly alone. There I was, the new girl in school, and I had not a friend to my name. A friend was just what I needed in this new environment. Suffice...

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Re-Writing Your 'Story'

(2) Comments | Posted January 5, 2013 | 10:40 AM

A couple of years ago, I met a stranger through a friend and struck up a conversation over super-spicy Bloody Marys at a trendy café in Soho. After a brief introduction, he turned to me with a smile and asked, "So, what's your story?" I was struck at how casually...

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The Fear of Letting Go

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 8:00 AM

Looking into the deep, turquoise water, I could think only of how desperate I was to hold on to the moment. The warm air was running through my hair, and the diamond-like sparkles that danced on the waves assured me that every moment before this one would seem less magical,...

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Healing The Scars of Child Abuse: 'Until Now, I've Been Afraid To Share My Story. But Fear Should Be Faced Head-On'

(75) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 8:29 AM

"Don't move or your head will roll!" warned the man with the cold, loaded .22 to my 8-year-old temple. Paralyzed with fear, I stood with stone legs, praying they would not shake as they always did when my father got this way. Though he'd tell anyone who would listen that...

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