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 [...]

8 quotes that will energize you even more than coffee

8 quotes that will energize you even more than coffee

Sometimes you've had your cold brew and feel that familiar caffeine rush, but you still aren't feeling the inspiration. And sadly, "more coffee" is not always the solution. Sometimes you need to get energized some other way. Enter motivational quotes. They're the reason we have cheesy classroom posters and Pinterest boards, and somehow they actually [...]

#Trending: 4 of the best ways to stay on top of your industry’s trends

#Trending: 4 of the best ways to stay on top of your industry’s trends

Whether you're a fashion blogger, a social media specialist, or a publicist like myself, you'll need to not only keep track of what's happening, but also stay ahead of it. Read a random job description and you'll probably find a bullet point along the lines of "keeps up with industry trends," or in other words, [...]

Money Talks: How Much Should You Really Be Making? Here’s How to Check

Money Talks: How Much Should You Really Be Making? Here’s How to Check

Let's talk cold hard cash for a minute here, because I'm going to get real with you: Part of the problem we face in achieving salary parity is that we don't talk about it enough. And while we continue working toward equal pay, we can start making change just by changing our daily conversations around [...]

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 [...]