• Karen Ruffini on New Year, New You

    17 Apps That Make It So Much Easier To Stick To Your Resolutions In 2017

    17 Apps That Make It So Much Easier To Stick To Your Resolutions In 2017

    I think it's pretty safe to say that, as a whole, not many people are going to miss 2016 (we're looking at you, Donald Trump). Now comes, well, a little bit of pressure for the year ahead. I don't necessarily buy into the “new year, new you” mantra because I believe you can change something whenever […]
  • Karen Ruffini on Festival Life

    I Followed The 10 Principles Of Burning Man For A Day — Here's What Happened

    I Followed The 10 Principles Of Burning Man For A Day — Here's What Happened

    Every year, Nevada's Black Rock Desert gets transformed into a bustling metropolis known as Black Rock City. It's the epicenter of Burning Man, an event focused on art, self-expression and the celebration of community. Though Burning Man may seem something like a cult, you can't help but be intrigued by its gatherings. There's talk of costume-clad […]
  • Karen Ruffini on Festival Life

    7 Epic Music Festival Road Trips To Add To Your Bucket List

    7 Epic Music Festival Road Trips To Add To Your Bucket List

    We live in a country where music festivals are nothing out of the ordinary. All across the United States, incredible musicians headline concerts of epic proportions. Name a state, and you'd be damned if you didn't find at least one festival that didn't look appealing. But, sometimes there are festivals that take place on the […]
  • Karen Ruffini on Festival Life

    10 Music Festival Hacks That Will Keep You Going Strong All Weekend Long

    10 Music Festival Hacks That Will Keep You Going Strong All Weekend Long

    Music festivals are jam-packed with renowned artists, out-of-this-world food and crazy crowds. And while attending one is usually an insanely fun experience, getting caught in a bind with an unforeseen injury or finding yourself too spent to even leave your tent will put a damper on your weekend. But we've got you covered. Here are 10 hacks to help […]
  • Karen Ruffini on Like An Adult

    Why Getting Laid Off In My 20s Was Actually A Blessing In Disguise

    Why Getting Laid Off In My 20s Was Actually A Blessing In Disguise

    I've spent more than 5,000 hours of my life commuting. No one told me it's pretty much impossible to find a job on Long Island with a degree in English, but I found out relatively quickly the only way to do what I intended with my degree (while actually earning money) was to work in illustrious New York, New […]
  • Karen Ruffini in Sports

    Which US Olympic Gold Medalist You Should Date Based On Your Zodiac Sign

    Which US Olympic Gold Medalist You Should Date Based On Your Zodiac Sign

    The 2016 Summer Olympics are in full swing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and with the fun and games come the world's most incredible athletes. Whether they're scantily clad in Speedos or armed with bows and arrows, it's obvious they all have one thing in common: sex appeal. Here's which gold medalists from Olympics past […]
  • Karen Ruffini on Festival Life

    10 Music Festivals For People Who Aren't Really Into Music Festivals

    10 Music Festivals For People Who Aren't Really Into Music Festivals

    You can't live in the 21st century without hearing someone talk about music festivals. Whether it's Coachella or Bonnaroo, you definitely know someone who has taken peace sign selfies while wearing at least one article of clothing with daisies printed all over it. While the lineups for these festivals always sounds tempting, the price (and the […]
  • Karen Ruffini on Tie The Knot

    10 Foolproof Tricks To Looking Flawless In Your Wedding Photos

    10 Foolproof Tricks To Looking Flawless In Your Wedding Photos

    After seven years and upward of 100,000 wedding day photos, I know a few tricks when it comes to looking your best on your wedding day. Friends and acquaintances are constantly picking my brain to see if I can help them get the most flattering photos possible. And who can blame them? Making couples look photogenic is […]