Alyssa Ruane

Want To Be More Likable? Improve Your Charisma.

You walk into a room. People see you, but they don’t rush over to ...

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Black is the New Black

Whoever said anything other than black “is the new black” is sorely misguided. Orange ...

When To Use “Well” Versus “Good”

We all know that the English language is finicky. Some things about it simply ...

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How to Wear ’90s Grunge Without Looking Like a Hanson Brother

Long live the ’90s! We millennials are stoked that the ’90s are back in ...

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True Life: I Hate PSLs (and Other Complaints About Fall)

Ahhh, sweet autumn. I never once knew your true beauty before I left the ...

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Making Friends As An Adult is the Worst

Think of some of the worst things in your life. Some of the things ...

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3 Signs People Want You to Stop Talking

There’s nothing worse than chatting it up with someone only to feel like the ...

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Fall Trends To Try: Blush, Backpacks, and Sneakers

Happy first day of fall! Is it finally appropriate to wear sweaters? No? Because ...

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Be A Better Networker: 5 Actionable Tips

In a world where communication has become mostly digital, having conversations with people IRL ...

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Cozy & Stylish Living Room: How to Find the Perfect Balance

As an interior design writer during my day-afternoon-midnight-whenever job, I spend a lot of ...