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.
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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 ...

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Caught Between Dreams

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” That’s what I was told; ...

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I Visited the Hamptons in Really Dirty Clothes

Last week, I was in the Hamptons. The too-good-for-you, too-rich-for-you Hamptons. I inhaled a ...

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Self-Defense Moves to Practice at Home

Did you know that The National Sexual Violence Resource Center estimates nearly 1 in 5 ...

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7 Women You’ve Never Heard of Who Are Doing Amazing Things

Prepare to be empowered. These lesser-known ladies are knocking down gender boundaries, feeding the ...

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8 Things to Do to Make Happiness a Habit

Happiness. That elusive, sunny disposition we all crave. That end-game we envision without a ...

Best Galentine’s Day Gifts + “Date” Ideas

What’s Galentine’s Day, you ask? Well, in the words of my spirit animal, Leslie ...

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Lyss Loves: What’s Haute in Home Decor

We might be in the middle of winter, but that doesn’t mean you have ...