Alexandra Strickler

Allie is the Health/Wellness Editor for Elite Daily. If you're in her social circle, then you probably know more than you care to about her cat, Jasper. Her passions include bagels, exercise, pasta, potatoes, and basically all other carbs.

This Is How Jonathan Van Ness Conquers Monday Morning Stress In Just 3 Minutes — EXCLUSIVE

ByAlexandra Strickler
Mondays, amirite? The word alone is enough to send a wave of dread throughout your entire being, isn't it? There's certainly nothing unique about disliking Mondays; in fact, it's probably what bonds you to even your most disliked co-worker in the…

Lady Gaga Wrote A Compelling Op-Ed In Honor Of World Mental Health Day

ByAlexandra Strickler
What do you think an internationally successful pop star and the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) have in common? Probably not much, right? Well, think again: In honor of World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10, Lady Gaga wrote an op-ed on…

John Legend Revealed His Favorite Recipe In Chrissy Teigen's New Cookbook — EXCLUSIVE

ByAlexandra Strickler
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are one of those rare celebrity couples who, despite their combined star power, seem like some of the realest people you'll ever meet. Their infatuation with one another is undeniable, yet Teigen's not afraid to troll…

John Legend & Misty Copeland Launched A Dance Challenge To Support An Awesome Cause — EXCLUSIVE

ByAlexandra Strickler
Can you do the floss? How about the Shiggy? If you spend any time on social media these days, you've probably noticed that new dance challenges are constantly popping up on your feed. And while most of these trends have gone viral for the pure sake…

Weight Watchers Is Rebranding To Focus More On Wellness, But Twitter's Not That Convinced

ByAlexandra Strickler
Whether you're a person or a brand, change is never easy. It tends to happen at either a frustratingly slow pace or it overwhelms you all at once. Somehow, Weight Watchers is currently straddling both sides of that fence: On Monday, Sept. 24, Weight…

I Escaped To The Casper Dreamery For An Afternoon Nap, But Here's Why I Didn't Sleep

ByAlexandra Strickler
I was sure I was going to be late for my nap appointment at The Dreamery. The New York City subways had done me dirty (once again) on my way there, forcing me to power-walk through the crowded, humid streets of Manhattan on a hot and sticky Monday.…

Beyoncé Got Real About Her Body In The Most Inspiring Way In Her ‘Vogue’ Interview

ByAlexandra Strickler
After years of enjoying her music and watching her career take off, I'm convinced that everything Beyoncé touches turns to gold. Whether it's a jaw-dropping performance at an otherwise boring Super Bowl, or a groundbreaking album created from the…

I'm An Introvert Who Worked Out With An Audience For A Weekend & Here's What Happened

ByAlexandra Strickler
Nobody tells you just how exposed you’re going to feel when you do yoga in a bikini — and I don’t just mean an innocent tree pose or child’s pose. I’m talking downward dogs, cat-cows, and high lunges, with only a damp bathing suit to support your…

I Took A Food Tour Of My Own City & Fell In Love With My Home All Over Again

ByAlexandra Strickler
I've only lived in New York for about a year now, but I've been in love with the city for as long as I can remember. And like any normal relationship, my infatuation with NYC has had its peaks and valleys. Sometimes it's hard to look past the stale…

Karamo Brown Wants You To Instagram What Went "Wrong" On Vacation & He Has A Point — EXCLUSIVE

ByAlexandra Strickler
Picture this: You and your best friend just landed in Hong Kong — or the Caribbean, or Iceland, or wherever you guys have been daydreaming about going for your first international trip. Your hand is literally shaking with excitement as you try to…

Leslie Jones Live-Tweeted The Entire Royal Wedding & They're All You Need To Read Today

ByAlexandra Strickler
There are two types of people in this world: people who woke up before sunrise to catch every single second of the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and people who kept snoozing the night away and couldn't care less. Leslie Jones'…

Harry & Meghan's Carriage Procession Vs. William & Kate's Shows The Couples Have Similar Taste

ByAlexandra Strickler
No matter how much I tell myself I won't do it, I always cry at weddings — even at ones I'm not invited to, and even at ones where, technically, I don't actually know any of the people involved. Yes, I am crying over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's…

The Choir Singing At The Royal Wedding Seriously Has Twitter Shook

ByAlexandra Strickler
If you're not literally bawling all over yourself right now while watching the royal wedding, then I have to ask, are you even human? Or am I just too emotional? Actually, don't answer that second question. Personally, I really lost it when the…

Twitter Is Trolling Pippa Middleton’s Dress At The Royal Wedding For A Hilarious Reason

ByAlexandra Strickler
OK, so I know when it comes to an event as huge as the royal wedding, basically the entire world is watching, and that means everyone has something to say. In this day and age, whether you like it or not, commentary on any major event is best shared…

Pippa Middleton Just Arrived At The Royal Wedding & She Looks Absolutely Gorgeous

ByAlexandra Strickler
The big day is finally here, guys! The royal wedding is in full swing, and even though there's been so much mystery surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding guest list, it's now clear Pippa Middleton is at the royal wedding. In the weeks…

Oprah Just Showed Up To The Royal Wedding & Fans On Twitter Are Losing It Over Her Hat

ByAlexandra Strickler
The royal wedding has officially begun, people! And I know today is supposed to be all about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, but honestly, my eyes have been glued to Oprah Winfrey since she showed up at Windsor Castle. Judging by the tweets about…

The Royal Wedding Program Is Here, So Get Your Pimm's Cup Ready

ByAlexandra Strickler
Weddings are a huge event no matter who's getting married, but it's a whole other ballpark when you're talking about a royal wedding. In any nuptials, you're bound to see at least a few familiar faces, but for the most part, you're probably seeing a…

Kate Middleton Had Her Third Child On A Super Important Day & It's So, So Special

ByAlexandra Strickler
The royal baby is officially here! Kate Middleton and Prince William's third baby arrived on Monday, April 23, 2018, and honestly, the timing couldn't have been better. As it turns out, April 23 also happens to be an important religious holiday…

Here Are 6 Ways To Talk To Your Roommate If They're Always Making Too Much Noise

ByAlexandra Strickler
Nothing ruins my beauty sleep more than the sound of a booming bass on the other side of my bedroom wall. We've all been there before: Your roommate's blasting her "pump-up" playlist at a crisp 11 p.m. on a Tuesday night, so she can get in the zone…

Here's How To Tell If Your Partner Should Help Pay Your Rent, According To Experts

ByAlexandra Strickler
It's the greatest relief in the world when you introduce your partner to your social circle and things just click all around, right off the bat. Your SO can take it and dish it with your most sarcastic bestie, and they're even hitting it off with…