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Josie Rubio

Josie Rubio

Josie Rubio is a Brooklyn-based freelance editor and writer, who has interviewed everyone from Britney Spears to ghost experts during her 15-year journalism career. She has visited five continents so far and loves to write about travel, food, nutrition, health, gardening... and pretty much everything. She was most recently a senior editor at VIVmag and her byline has appeared in Shape, Brooklyn Based, The Red Hook Star-Revue, The Local, The Agit Reader, Music’s Bottom Line, Columbus Monthly, and Mid Ohio Golfer.

Josie Rubio's Most Recent Features

12 Ways Cyber Monday is Different From Black Friday

What's the big deal about Cyber Monday? Well, you'll be able to find better deals on some items the Monday after Thanksgiving, for one, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Read on to find out 12 ways Cyber Monday differs from Black Friday.

Epic Retail Freakouts: 10 Shoppers Who Just Can't Right Now

People have probably had meltdowns since humans started exchanging goods and services. Today, thanks to security cameras, smartphones, and the Internet, when store customers completely lose it, we can sometimes watch the drama unfold. Here are 10 of the best retail freakouts that can serve as reminders to keep your cool — and maybe to shop online when possible.

Click and Sip: The Pros and Cons to the Top Online Wine Stores

Once the domain just of the knowledgeable and wealthy, wine-buying is being disrupted by the internet (just like everything else). Ready to stock your cellar or impress dinner party guests? There are plenty of online wine shops out there, so we've put together a guide to some of the most popular and interesting options.

Sound the Alarm: A Guide to Home Security Basics

Considering there's a burglary in the U.S. every 15 seconds, a home security system can provide peace of mind and keep your belongings — and family — safe from intruders. We spoke to several experts about how to research and plan your home security system appropriately, so that your investment pays off.

Avoid the Thrift Store: 10 Things You Should Never Buy Used

Buying secondhand items is often a great way to save money. However, some purchases can end up costing you more in the long run — or even pose threats to the health and safety of you and your loved ones. We compiled a list of things that should always be bought new.

7 Ways to Save Money When Buying a New Car

The car-buying process can be daunting, but if you walk in as an informed, empowered consumer, you can avoid common — and expensive — mistakes. Before signing those papers, heady from a test drive and that new car smell, learn what you need to know to save money when buying a new car.

The Best Carry-On Luggage That Conforms to Airline Rules

The days of airlines offering free checked bags have gone the way of in-flight smoking and gateside farewells. So to save some cash, now is the time to invest in the best carry-on luggage that meets the rules for size and weight.

From the Caribbean to SoCal: The Best Domestic & International Flight Deals

For most of the country, it's been an extremely long winter. Mother Nature seems especially fickle around this time of year, when she gives us a few warm days followed by punishing cold. But we all deserve a vacation. Thankfully, there's a flurry of airfare deals to sunny beaches in the Caribbean, exotic locales in Europe, and destinations in the U.S. and Canada. It's time to emerge from hibernation, pack a bag, and treat yourself to a getaway.

Our Fave Affordable Cities: San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, and Beyond

Most of us have a favorite metropolitan vacation destination: a city filled with beloved haunts and fond memories or a place that feels like a home-away-from-home. Check out these domestic flight and hotel deals to some of the best cities in the U.S. and finally figure out if that Buzzfeed quiz was right about the city in which you should reside.

Building Sand Castles in Florida is MUCH Better Than Shoveling Snow at Home

As if the winter blahs weren't already bad enough around this time of year, the recent Polar Vortex has most of us looking for relief from bitterly cold temperatures. If you're still not impressed with the current temperature spike that's making the mercury rise above zero or — gasp! — to the double digits, then check out these deals to sunny Florida. We hear the white groundcover there is sand, and the only shovel you'll need is a plastic one to build a sand castle.