Melissa Locker

You can follow Melissa on twitter @woolyknickers, but you can’t follow her in real life.

The VICE Guide to Life

Say These Words, Get More Money

Negotiating a salary isn't rude.
Melissa Locker
11.29.18
spending

Don’t Buy This: Never Pay to Check a Bag at the Airport

Remember, you never need more than seven days worth of clothing — all of which should easily fit in a carry-on bag.
Melissa Locker
11.13.18
Work

How to Convince a Robot to Hire You

Ready or not, artificial intelligence in hiring is probably here to stay. Here’s how to prepare.
Melissa Locker
10.17.18
VICE Guide to Life

How to Negotiate Your Salary for the First Time

Negotiating your pay can mean more money now and a higher earning potential over your lifetime. Here's how to do it and why it is so important to start with your very first job offer.
Melissa Locker
10.1.18
Work

Don’t Even Think About Checking Your Work Email This Weekend

Feeling like you need to be “always on” doesn’t just stress you out—it’s bad for your relationships too.
Melissa Locker
8.10.18
Travel

Cheap Places to Travel in 2018 Where Your Dollar Stretches Further

Skip overpriced cities where a cup of coffee costs more than a steak dinner back home. Here are six places you'll actually want to visit this summer that don't cost a fortune.
Melissa Locker
5.18.18
money brain

Time Is Money—But Thinking About That Will Make You Miserable

It's always smart to know the value of your time. But it turns out that focusing on that dollar figure in your free time can actually undermine your happiness.
Melissa Locker
5.1.18
Music

The Best Music Festivals to Go to if You're a Broke Millennial

Why spend hundreds of dollars when you can see live performances for a fraction of the cost? These shows all cost less than $150.
Melissa Locker
4.27.18
Travel

Summer Flights That Won't Cost Your Entire Paycheck

You can splurge once you get there.
Melissa Locker
4.11.18
Øya Festival 2013

Øya Festival: Day Three

How Goat can save your life and why you should always choose Kraftwerk.
Melissa Locker
8.12.13
Øya Festival 2013

Øya Festival: Days One and Two

They say that love is the international language, but really it’s brutal, hardcore rap music. If you don't agree with me, I've got 4,000 Nordics throwing bat-wings in the air and yelling “Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nothing to fuck with!” to back me up.
Melissa Locker
8.9.13
SXSW 2013

11 Minutes with... Charli XCX

"The whole record is inspired by my romantic history. All the songs on it are about love... Except for one, which is about taking ecstasy... But everything else is about love."
Melissa Locker
3.27.13
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