Claudia Fisher

Claudia graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in English. She took this "useless" major to Elite Daily, where she edits diligently all day unless there's pizza... and then she gets too distracted.

Wander Or Bust: Tokyo Is All About The Markets — & The Beauty Products

ByClaudia Fisher
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,…

This Is Why You're Always So Hungry When The Weather Starts Getting Cold

ByClaudia Fisher
Once it starts getting cold out, my friends and I only talk about two things: eating and sleeping. All other interests go out the window, lost to the frigid air, and our energy gets channeled toward maintaining our bodies' homeostases until the sun…

Only Ask Someone How Burning Man Was If You Want To Unleash A Monster

ByClaudia Fisher
I'd really like to say I can't relate to this video of a borderline unbearable guy returning from Burning Man. I know the scene is supposed to be exaggerated and make fun of the extreme transformations and epiphanies people claim to have…

These Are The Wildest Pieces Of Art And Cars We Saw At Burning Man

ByClaudia Fisher
Burning Man is an enigmatic festival, and if you've never been, it's especially hard to grasp the scene in Black Rock City. It's a week-long showcase of art, music, workshops and unregulated human nature in the middle of a desert that life forms…

All The Things I'm Bringing To Burning Man Because I'm Actually Terrified

ByClaudia Fisher
Everyone I've told I'm going to Burning Man – and that is not an exaggeration, EVERYONE – has reacted with sheer disbelief. You know it's really intense, right? They question. You know you're, like, in the middle of the desert and everyone around…

Gabby Douglas And Her Mom Could Teach Us All A Lesson About Cyberbullying

ByClaudia Fisher
Gabby Douglas is a more talented and accomplished human at age 20 than most of the population will ever be. As with anyone enviable in the public eye, Gabby's decorated Olympic career has attracted an onslaught of unsolicited criticisms. And, as…

No One Has Ever Been As Hangry As This Guy Who Shot Taco Bell Over His Order

ByClaudia Fisher
Guys, I'm not one to buy into slang as quickly as the youths and Twitter gurus. I'm late to every single linguistic trend, I still don't know who Felicia is and now it's WAY too late to ask, and I get overwhelmed anytime someone sends me a…

These Are The Trendiest Foods To Eat (And Instagram) In NYC Right Now

ByClaudia Fisher
Guys, it's no secret New York City has one of the best, most extensive food scenes in the world. You can pretty much get anything your stomach would ever dream of and if you think you've invented some intricate concoction, 94 percent of the time…

The Emotional Roller Coaster Of Checking Your Hidden Facebook Inbox

ByClaudia Fisher
Last Friday night, my wallet disappeared. In mentally retracing my steps, I could account for it at the birthday happy hour I went to, the pizza place after and the cab I took home. Then my wallet, in its entirety, mysteriously disappeared (you…

High Expectations: Here's How You Should Really Be Celebrating 420

ByClaudia Fisher
Tomorrow marks the start of April -- and America's worst holiday, but let's just pretend April Fool's Day doesn't exist. More importantly, April 1 is the start of a smoky yellow brick road, wafting us toward 4/20. The holiday at the end of the month…

How To Order Wine On A Date When You Know Nothing, From A Wine Expert

ByClaudia Fisher
Despite the hoards of articles online touting “Fun Date Ideas That Have Nothing To Do With Drinking,” let's be realistic… most dates you go on in your 20s will involve alcohol. Actually, based on my mathematically-sound What's Appropriate Scale,…

Eating Chocolate Every Day Can Actually Improve Your Workouts

ByClaudia Fisher
Drop that protein bar! It turns out a much more delicious snack could be the secret to getting a better workout. Researchers at Kingston University in England did everyone a favor and conducted a study that shows a little bit of dark chocolate can…

6 Reasons You Will Be Happy You Quit Biting Your Nails

ByClaudia Fisher
The first time my nails weren't too short/thin/mangled to get a manicure was basically a scene from "Pinocchio." I exclaimed “I'm a real girl!” to a confused manicurist who immediately petted my arms and asked if I wanted them waxed (ugh, she…

This Is Why You Really Do Turn Orange When You Eat Too Many Carrots

ByClaudia Fisher
For those of you who laughed in the faces of carrot naysayers warning, “If you eat too many, you'll turn orange,” you're about to be sor(ang)ely disappointed. It turns out, unlike that girl in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” who turned into a…

Male Writers Read Mean Comments Left On Female Co-Workers' Articles

ByClaudia Fisher
Today, March 8, is International Women's Day, established to recognize female accomplishments and call attention to aspects of history that might be overlooked when we reflect through the more standard male lens. It's also a time to address the…

Why We're Excited To Celebrate Women's History Month At Elite Daily

ByClaudia Fisher
Growing up, I had no idea there was a month designated Women’s History Month. If my high school assigned projects or pushed efforts promoting it, I either wasn’t paying attention or the initiative wasn’t strong enough to resonate with a bunch of…

This Is What Happens When You Go To A Lunch-Time Rave On A Tuesday

ByClaudia Fisher
I'm a drowsy person. Despite repeated pleas from my doctor to stop self-diagnosing non-existing ailments, I tell everyone I have a sleep disorder (in addition to early onset dementia and a potato allergy). So, per usual, the Tuesday of Lunch Break,…

16 Possible Titles For Taylor Swift's Break-Up Song About Calvin Harris

ByClaudia Fisher
As you've probably heard by now, rumors are abound that Taylor Swift dumped Calvin Harris because he got a Thai massage followed by a happy ending. Whether or not this story is true, it's pretty hard to ignore the implications: A new T.Swift…

Your Face Is Craving More Oil: How To Pick The Best One For Your Skin

ByClaudia Fisher
I hate warm weather in New York City for two reasons: 1. The sidewalks radiate urine stench 2. “Getting fresh air” is a meaningless figure of speech. Unless the “melting look” miraculously becomes cool and dermatologists start advocating for clogged…

What If The Brain Had An On/Off Switch For Depression? Scientists May Have Found One

ByClaudia Fisher
The human mind is powerful and mysterious. At once contained and vast, methodical and unpredictable, the brain continues to surprise us. In one moment, your thoughts are linear and focused and, in the next, you hum an old song lyric; you dream about…