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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.

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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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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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