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Brenda Della Casa
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Brenda Della Casa is a digital media expert, speaker, author and blogger. She is the owner of BDC Digital Media and the Founder of Badass+ Living. Additionally, she is the internationally-published author of Cinderella Was a Liar, The Editor-in-chief and Digital Content Strategist at Preston Bailey Designs and a blogger for YourTango and Thrillist. Her advice and writing has been featured in dozens of magazines and on hundreds of websites including,, Redbook, Women's Day, Men's Health, The Sun, The Mirror,, Thought Catalog and many others.

Twitter: @BrendaDellaCasa, Instagram: @BrendaDellaCasa.

Entries by Brenda Della Casa

On Father's Day: 10 Lessons I Learned From My (Grand) Father

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 6:26 PM

This weekend, we are honoring the great men in our lives. Check in through Sunday to read about some of the wonderful lessons they have taught us.

There's an incredible photo of my grandfather laying on the bed just days after I was born. He's feeding me as though it...

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Your Ultimate "Get The Job" Checklist

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 3:00 PM

There's no denying it: job hunting is daunting. Between browsing job boards, hitting up LinkedIn contacts and the tedious automatic resume uploads that never seem to fill in properly, it can test your patience in ways you never imagined. The reality is that most people don't find a new position...

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10 Unwavering Beliefs Of Badass Women

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2016 | 6:07 PM

From refusing to settle to valuing to self-care, Badass women are committed to living their best life as their best selves-and they refuse to apologize for it. Here, we share 10 beliefs they hold dear.

Low expectations is not the way to live a great life.
Most of...

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Are You Unhappy? Ask Yourself These 10 Questions Now

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2016 | 5:42 PM

We all know that no one can make us happy which means that you (and only you) can put a perpetual smile on your face. Read below for 10 questions to ask to bring serenity now! Ok, maybe not right now but soon.

1 | Do I seek to add...

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5 Things Successful Business Owners Do Differently

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2016 | 12:40 AM

Success means different things to different people, but most of us can agree that to achieve our own version it's essential to create a platform that allows us to stay in the game. Here are five things high achieving business owners do differently.

1. They create opportunities.

Most entrepreneurs are...

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10 Things to Keep in Mind When Emailing for Business

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 12:09 AM

Gone are the days of the telephone call. In today's world, text and email are our main methods of communication which means, if we want to have an edge, we need to take its benefits and setbacks into consideration. Here are 10 things to keep in mind when messaging colleagues,...

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Five Ways to Engage Your Audience and Build Your Brand

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2016 | 12:01 AM

Your social media platform is more than a stage upon which to shout your thoughts and showcase your interests. It's also an effective tool you can use to brand your business and attract a loyal following, lucrative partnerships and positively impact your ROI. To do this, you must move beyond...

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10 Decisions That Will Change Your Life Instantly

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2016 | 5:12 PM

Whether you're looking to make a change in your personal life or your professional one, the power lies in how ready you are to take accountability for where you are and where you want to go. While lasting change takes time, there are some things you can do right now...

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Want a Great Team? Be a Great Manager.

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2016 | 12:33 AM

There's no denying that starting a company is an exciting venture, but what happens when we get our business off of the ground and start hiring team members to help us achieve our vision? That's often when we need to really sit down and think about the best ways to...

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The Right Way to Sell Through Social Media

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 2:17 PM

While social media plays an important role in the establishment and sales of your business, it's important to remember that it's not all about you. Followers are looking for ways your product and services can enhance their own lives, hence why hard selling techniques will fall flat and often work...

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Keep Calm and Have Your Quarter-Life Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 10:31 AM

I wrote this for several friends as I was entering my 20s and it was published in Play Magazine in Washington, D.C. In the years that have passed, it has gone viral and been posted on more than 20,000 blogs, sent as an email forward (I got it back from...

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How to Stand Out at the Office (Without Looking Like a Jerk)

(1) Comments | Posted May 15, 2016 | 10:09 PM

Anyone who has ever worked with an overbearing self-promoter knows there is a big difference between a show-off and a superstar. Downplaying your skill set won't do much for your reputation, either. The key to shining in the office is to find a balance between sharing and bragging and focusing...

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6 Ways to Build (and Keep!) a Great Team

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2016 | 12:10 AM

Building a great team is more than simply hiring the right people: you've got to make an effort to go beyond managing and motivate. Here are six ways to inspire greatness in those who work with you.

1. Get clear about your vision.

When it comes to...

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Supporting Other Women Is The Only Way To Succeed

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2016 | 1:30 PM

'We must be fearless, which is the word I think of when I think of you'

This morning, I received a text message from a colleague which reads, "We must be fearless, which is the word I think of when I think of you." I was honored and humbled, and...

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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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