Author: Alyssa Ruane

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how to wear 90s grunge

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

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complaints about fall

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

Ahhh, sweet autumn. I never once knew your true beauty before I left the balmy confines of Florida, my home state, just about a year ago. Before I started a new, shiny life in North Carolina, I spent countless miserable hours in Florida bars, wiping the sweat off my face and trying to reapply a smidgeon of face powder--anything to get rid of my glaring, shiny forehead. But no powder is a match for 100% humidity in a crowded place--everyone smells, and nobody smells good. Gross humans rub up against you and you can't blame them for not having large quantities of skin covered, but you still think they should be wearing a turtleneck of sorts, just to prevent their spiky forearms from accidentally touching yours. But that is my past. I have a new, shiny life in a place that has all four seasons. I can finally, officially experience fall.
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making friends as an adult

Making Friends As An Adult is the Worst

Think of some of the worst things in your life. Some of the things you hate. Going to the dentist? Your idiot boss? Rush hour traffic? The slimy film on pre-packaged cold cuts? All of these things are pretty bad--especially the latter. But there's something plaguing your social life, too, and it's not your subpar karaoke skills. It's the realization that making friends as an adult is hard. In fact, I'd go as far to say that making friends as an adult is the worst.
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be a better networker

Be A Better Networker: 5 Actionable Tips

In a world where communication has become mostly digital, having conversations with people IRL can conjure anxiety in some people. Especially when you're used to typing away a response that you've had plenty of time to think about, you might freak out at the thought of trying to contribute to a smooth, organic conversation. If you're one of those people who shudders at the thought of a room filled with potential business or social connections, this post is for you. Here's how you can be a better networker. 
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fall floral fashion

Fall Floral Fashion Preview

A lot of times we think that florals should only be associated with spring months. But if this year's runways are any indicator of what we should be wearing for fall (which, yes, they are), then romantic blooms should be at the top of your fall shopping list. Yep, that's right: there's such a thing as fall floral fashion.
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