Melissa is a writer who (like all other writers) is based in Brooklyn. She’s written for Bon Appetit, Glamour, Travel & Leisure, Mic, Thrillist, Them and many more publications. She’s also working on a novel.
Meet the Lesbian Cheesemongers of the 'LGBrieTQ' Community
“Lesbians love cheese, but then again who doesn’t? I suppose you could fit quite a bit of cheese in the back of that Subaru."
The Secret to Getting More Done When You Are Your Own Boss
Staying focused and productive when there’s no one around to hold you accountable can mean the difference between success and failure.
Suddenly Making Less Money May Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease—and Death
Losing your job can feel like a death sentence. New research shows the scary way that might actually be true.
The Gig Economy Blurs the Line Between Work and Fun for Freelancers
When coworking spaces offer night-time social events and other freelancers invite you to “laptop pedicures,” it’s hard to know where the work ends and the socializing begins.
A Survival Guide for Avoiding Awkward Workplace Gifting Drama
We asked a manager and a gifting expert for advice on how to steer clear of an embarrassing office gifting faux-pas during the holidays.
Dear Millennials, Stop Being Bad Tippers
Know when to share cupcakes, and when to graciously gift some extra cash.
I'm Hooked on $35 Fitness Classes and It's Embarrassing
I feel conflicted paying so much money for 45-minute exercise classes at SoulCycle and Pure Barre—all in the hopes of sculpting an ideal body. Here's why I keep going back and how I deal with the guilt.
Meet the People Making Real Money Selling Clothes on Poshmark
For some it’s a lucrative side gig, but serious Poshers can make up to $1,000 a week on the popular used clothing app that's all about community.
What It Takes to Make a Living as a Drag Queen
Most drag queens have modest incomes, but their expenses for hair, makeup and travel can easily top $10,000 a year. Here’s what they spend on and the tricks they use to make ends meet.
How to Throw a Wedding for Under $5,000
City hall, kegs of wine, and a small guest list can help make your dream wedding affordable.
Use These Travel Hacks to Get Free Stuff from Your Airline
Insider tips on scoring free flight vouchers, food or even a sweet hotel room.
The Cheapest Places to Travel This Summer to Save on Airfare
Avoid hoards of tourists and sky-high prices by strategically booking trips when destinations aren’t as popular.