What it’s like moving to a new city by yourself

What it’s like moving to a new city by yourself

When I was deciding where I wanted to apply for jobs during my last year of college, I told myself one thing: I would consider myself a success if I can afford Starbucks and an ocean view. Somehow I managed to actually make that happen, because I'm a 23-year-old with a window to the Golden [...]

Why Being Extra Isn’t a Bad Thing (Especially at Work)

Why Being Extra Isn’t a Bad Thing (Especially at Work)

When people use the word "extra" these days, it has such a negative connotation- like "ugh, my Starbucks order is so extra since I ask for almond milk," or "she's so extra on Instagram, she ." Extra is kind of the new basic, except it's accusing someone of doing too much while basic is accusing someone [...]

Boldly Brilliant: How to get good at research

Boldly Brilliant: How to get good at research

Welcome to my Boldly Brilliant series of blog posts, where I talk about all things smart and slightly nerdy. Caffeinated Californian is all about embracing both beauty and brains, so I created Boldly Brilliant to celebrate the brains. Knowledge is power, babes, so have a seat and get powerful AF.  Research!! So fun, right? Maybe [...]