Alyssa Ruane

Alyssa is The Lysst's creator and ultimate ruler. She's a freelance journalist and content marketing expert passionate about living her best life and helping others do the same. She's kind of an ass, but sometimes she can be hurt-your-teeth sweet. Depends on the day and whether or not you came bearing gifts (queso blanco or wine will do). Find her professional portfolio at alyssaruane.com.

Real Talk: Can Americans Travel Legally to Cuba?

There’s been a lot of mystery surrounding Cuba tourism and whether or not Americans ...

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Essay: A Goodbye Letter to South Florida, My Second Home

(This story was written in 2014 and repurposed for The Lysst.) A Goodbye Letter ...

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Honey Sriracha Chicken with Broccoli Recipe

This honey sriracha chicken with broccoli recipe is ridiculously tasty and so much better ...

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I Stopped Wearing Makeup Every Day – Here’s What Happened

I didn’t want him to see my face. My dirty-blonde eyelashes are invisible without ...

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8 Stages of Binge-Watching Netflix or Hulu

Binge-watching. We’ve all been there. “It’ll be fun,” your friend said, as you first ...

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Is Knitting the New Yoga? Well, Yes, for One Reason.

“Knitting is the new yoga.” At least, according to New York-based DIY company Shil, it is. ...

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10 More Impressive Words To Use

We’re back at it again with the impressive vocabulary words. The truth is, you ...