Aly Vander Hayden

Aly is a senior editor for Elite Daily. She graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in poetry in May 2014, and she's been ignoring you on the subway since 2011.

Wander Or Bust: Hanoi Might Be The Best Travel Deal Left

ByAly Vander Hayden
Wander or Bust is an Elite Daily travel series that follows young women all over the globe to record their journeys as they experience the thrill of the far-flung and unknown. They'll track their budgets, where they stay, where they eat and drink,…

I Started Using Probiotics, And My Skin Has Never Looked Clearer

ByAly Vander Hayden
I've never been into supplements. To be honest, I think most of them are total bullshit (looking at you, protein powder). But when I was fighting off chronic yeast infections for nearly two years straight, my OB-GYN suggested incorporating probiotic…

The 8 Best Charcoal Beauty Products For Getting Clear, Flawless Skin

ByAly Vander Hayden
Most of us wouldn't think of charcoal as the key to cleansing, but this cure-all beauty treatment could be the one thing that's seriously missing from your skin care routine. The activated charcoal found in certain scrubs, masks and cleansers is…

We Rewrote The Best Quotes From 'The Notebook' To Reflect Dating In 2017

ByAly Vander Hayden
It's been over a decade since "The Notebook" first hit theaters, but the romance between Noah and Allie is still breaking hearts today. But, that's mainly because their relationship was a manufactured illusion that convinced 13-year-old girls love…

This Guy Recreated Ross' Thanksgiving Sandwich From An Episode Of 'Friends'

ByAly Vander Hayden
I think everyone can agree the most important part of Thanksgiving is the food. I mean, who really cares about spending time with family, catching up with old hometown friends and taking the time to remember what we're thankful for? Those are all…

McDonald's Announced A Nutella Burger, And It's Just As Gross As It Sounds

ByAly Vander Hayden
I'll be the first one to admit I'm not the healthiest person in the world. I hate working out, sometimes I have to watch at least eight episodes of a show in a row before calling it a night and I easily break my "you can only have fast food once a…

The Powerful Reason Everyone Is Wearing Safety Pins After The Election

ByAly Vander Hayden
I'll never forget the horror on my mom's face when I came home after school with two large safety pins hanging from my ears. My friend had stuck them through my piercings during lunch, and the blood on my ear lobes had just crusted over. I was 13, a…

This Bride Tragically Died Just One Day Before Her Wedding

ByAly Vander Hayden
In January 2015, Anna Swabey was given only three years to live after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor that was found to be inoperable. According to her personal essay "What it feels like to date when you're terminally ill" from Marie…

Bride And Groom Accidently Put 'Child' On Wedding Reception Dinner Menu

ByAly Vander Hayden
When most of us get a wedding invitation in the mail, there are only two things we really hope for: good food at the reception and an open bar. Well, if you were invited to this couple's wedding, you probably weren't too stoked on the…

Woman's Snapchats Of Last Day With Her Dog Will Seriously Bring You To Tears

ByAly Vander Hayden
Get ready for the waterworks because it's about to get emotional AF up in here. An Imgur user recently posted a series of Snapchats titled "Dogs are too amazing to let go, but sometimes it happens and they will forgive you," which chronicles an…

11 Foods America Convinced Us Were Acceptable To Eat When We Were Kids

ByAly Vander Hayden
When I think about the food I ate growing up in the early 2000s, I sort of wonder how I'm alive today. (But I still eat way too many Quarter Pounders with Cheese, so who am I really kidding?) If I wasn't being completely entertained by gimmicky junk…

6 Warsan Shire Lines From 'Lemonade' That Remind Us Of The Power Of Poetry

ByAly Vander Hayden
In Beyoncé (2013), Queen Bey's fifth studio album, she showed us why we should all be paying attention to Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, whose TED Talk, “We Should All Be Feminists,” was sampled on “Flawless.” Since then, Beyoncé has…