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Melanie is ON FIRE to change things in the realm of sexuality and relationships. Her life's work is to inspire self-awareness, open communication, and healthy, radiant, sexy love -- both self-love and love of others. She's the power behind Melanie Curtin, the sassy brand seeking to redefine what it means to be a modern, empowered woman (and man, for that matter). Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter, or join her list.

Melanie hails from the 50th state and is a huge fan of chocolate with sea salt.

Entries by Melanie Curtin

Retailers, Don't Miss This Change to Facebook

(1) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 4:54 PM

If you're a retailer and you target Millennials, it's time to take note. This new Facebook feature could be a game changer.

Facebook recently announced it will roll out several updates, including one that is particularly relevant to those who sell online: It will allow eCommerce retailers to embed Facebook...

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This Is Seriously Effed Up

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 11:46 AM

Nationwide must really have it in for kids.

After their strange and misplaced Super Bowl ad about a dead child, they're in the news again this week in one of the most bizarre and disappointing fails on the part of the American justice system I have ever witnessed.

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The Thing About White Privilege

(6) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 5:11 PM

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about sexual harassment. I was struck by a comment by one of my male friends after reading it: "I've never really thought about this kind of thing before, but I've been asking my women friends, and every single one of...

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What Annoys Me About Birchbox

(11) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 10:56 AM

I've always loved the concept of Birchbox. As a young woman, I adore the idea of getting new beauty products mailed to me on a monthly basis, for around $10. I especially like the fact that products are in small sizes, both because then I can sample them and because...

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What It's Really Like Working for Uber

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 5:27 PM

I was a Community Manager on the East Coast for Uber for almost a year (February 2013-December 2013). After being out for about nine months, I've had a chance to reflect on my time there. I've also been encouraged to, due to the number of people who've reached out to...

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The Coolest Networking App You've Never Heard Of

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 4:23 PM

There are many, varied, and well-known advantages to networking. But let's be honest: sometimes it can be a real pain in the a**.

There should be an app for that.

Turns out there is. It's called Coffee, and check this out: It's LinkedIn meets Tinder.

I'll give you...

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The 10 Best Marketing Tweets I've Ever Seen

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 1:23 PM

As we all know, marketing to the social media powered generation takes careful planning, tact, subtlety, and style.

Psych!

Actually, modern marketing is far less about strategy and well-planned execution than about being timely, witty, and snarky. And nowhere is this more apparent than the Tweetosphere. While a brand used...

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Millennials: The WHY Behind Favorite Brands

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 10:23 AM

Last week, we polled 150 Millennials about their favorite and least favorite brands (infographic here). First off, thanks to everyone who responded -- you came in like a wrecking ball with responses that ranged from the sophisticated to the sidesplitting. My personal faves were those who thought we...

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The Top Mistake Brands Make With Millennials

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 6:02 PM

When it comes to brands, many are reaching Millennials and gaining astronomical popularity.

Many aren't.

The difference isn't just what they're doing, it's where they're doing it. There's one big mistake brands are making, and given the fact that many still spend billions of dollars on this, it's relevant. Ready?...

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Top 3 Things Millennials Want From Brands

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 9:20 AM

Millennials and their wants and needs can be elusive. Heck, most Millennials don't even know what constitutes a 'Millennial.'

One definite, though, is that most brands want to reach Millennials. And while I can't speak for my entire generation, here are the top three things I'd love to see more...

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10 einfache Schritte, mit mir klarzukommen, wenn ich zickig bin

(1) Comments | Posted June 15, 2014 | 7:10 PM

Für Frauen gibt es keine Gebrauchsanleitung. Die Wahrheit ist: Oft sind gerade die Eigenschaften angsteinflößend, die Frauen so anziehend machen. Ihre emotionale Sprunghaftigkeit kann entweder faszinierend oder anstrengend sein. Es kommt ganz darauf an wie sie sich zeigt - aber auch, wie man damit umgeht.

Jede Frau hat ihre Launen....

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Why Art Sucks

(3) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 11:36 AM

A guy friend of mine recently made a comment about one of my articles recently that really, really pissed me off.

He said that in calling myself "moderately attractive" at the beginning of Ten Things NOT To Do While Hitting On Me, I myself was breaking not one,...

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10 Easy Ways to Deal With Me When I'm Being a Bitch

(18) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 10:41 AM

Women don't come with a manual. If they did, men wouldn't need man caves.

The truth is, part of what makes women appealing can also make them terrifying. Their emotional volatility is either fascinating or distressing, depending on how it's expressed, yes -- but also on how it's taken.

Every...

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Ten Things to Avoid When Hitting on Me

(1597) Comments | Posted June 15, 2013 | 4:01 PM

Being a moderately attractive young woman, I get hit on my fair share. I've noticed some of the same mistakes being made over and over by men, so I've decided to share them. This is in an attempt to spare both you, my fine male friends, as well as myself...

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Ten Things I Find Sexy About Men (That Have Nothing to Do With Looks)

(255) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 5:37 PM

This post originally appeared on elephantjournal.com

I love men. I love how they move, how they sit, how they kiss. I love how they play air guitar, quote Swingers, man the grill, roughhouse together. I love to hear them bitch about their team losing, observe them trying (and...

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Turning 30: 10 Things I Know Now About Getting Older

(172) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 9:31 AM

Since I've been 30 for over a week now, I decided it was time to reflect on this monumental occasion in my young life. Here are a few of my reflections after three decades on this crazy planet:

Reflection #10: I am impressed with myself for simply 'getting by.'

Since...

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When Compliments Backfire

(91) Comments | Posted April 4, 2012 | 2:09 PM

Hey, men of the world, newsflash: It's not (always) your fault.

When it comes to the opposite sex, men often find women's reactions to be more than just puzzling -- they can seem downright bizarre. It can also be legitimately confusing for a man who wants to pay positive attention...

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Why I'm Not Married

(1306) Comments | Posted February 10, 2012 | 6:53 AM

According to Tracy McMillan, the reason I'm not married is that I'm a selfish, angry, shallow, lying, slut who deep down doesn't feel like she's good enough.

In actuality, most of this is true for women -- and men, for that matter -- some of the time. We...

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