Jordan Bissell

Jordan is a DC-based health + wellness writer at Elite Daily. She is an MFA candidate in poetry at American University. Find her on Instagram @jordanbissell93.

If You're Feeling Really Moody, Eating Any Of These 5 Foods Will Bring You Back To Center

ByJordan Bissell
The other, I found myself in a total funk. I felt exhausted all afternoon, even though I'd had plenty of sleep the night before, and my usual positivity just wasn't there for some reason. Fortunately, I've figured out that my mood swings are pretty…

Sleeping For 10 Hours Straight Feels Incredible, But Here's Why It Shouldn't Be A Habit

ByJordan Bissell
Back when I was an undergrad, I was once so sleep-deprived during finals week that I fell asleep on the bus — standing up. While it was kind of a badge of honor at the time, looking back, I realize now how incredibly unhealthy that was. Now, I'm…

You Can Change Your Mindset About Healthy Living By Doing This One Really Simple Thing

ByJordan Bissell
I recently heard someone ask their friend, "Are you working out because you love yourself, or because you hate yourself?" I don't know the people involved in this exchange, but it honestly broke my heart to think that some people might only take…

This One Food In Your Diet May Be Really Bad For Your Memory, According To An Expert

ByJordan Bissell
Growing up, my mom was very conscious of the amount of sugar my siblings and I ate. For example, she had a rule that we weren't allowed to have any cereals that contained 10 grams or more of sugar per serving. "Too much sugar will rot your brain,"…

The Best Foods To Add To Your Diet If You Constantly Get Breakouts, According To Experts

ByJordan Bissell
It personally seems like I'm on an endless mission to figure out how to get the clearest skin possible. But since I'm not an expert in any sense of the word, it can sometimes feel like a shot in the dark when I'm trying to adjust my diet to clear up…

Your Halloween Costume Doesn't Have To Break The Bank, So Here Are 5 Cheap, Creative Ideas

ByJordan Bissell
If you're in college, you're probably short on two things: free time and cash. But hey, no judgment at all — I can totally relate. For most of my past Halloween celebrations, I've relied on easy, on-the-fly costumes instead of putting much thought…

The One Vitamin You Need To Make Sure You're Getting If You Just Went Vegan

ByJordan Bissell
When I began my transition to a vegan diet, my biggest concern was about eating enough protein. After easily falling in love with a number of tempeh, bean, and tofu recipes, though, I knew protein wasn't going to be a big issue for me. However,…

Experts Reveal 5 Foods To Avoid When You're Sick So Your Body Can Recover ASAP

ByJordan Bissell
Whenever I feel my throat start to itch with the warning sign of a sore throat, I immediately jump into my sickness management plan. Aside from medications like Dayquil, I've definitely noticed how the foods I eat when I'm sick tend to have a huge…

An "Elimination Diet" Might Be The One Thing That'll Actually Relieve Your Headaches

ByJordan Bissell
Back in 2017, I started getting pretty gnarly headaches a couple of afternoons a week, seemingly out of the blue. I figured I might be drinking too much coffee or not enough water, but after a long period of experimentation, it turned out that my…

People Are Just Now Realizing The Truth About Bell Peppers & Twitter Is Shook

ByJordan Bissell
There's something new making a splash on the internet, and, shockingly, it's vegetables. Most people I know have a preference in terms of what variety of bell pepper is the most delicious; I'm on team yellow, personally. Green peppers are pretty…

Jon Hamm Made A Great Point About Why Mental Health Isn't Something You "Just Deal With"

ByJordan Bissell
For a long time, I believed that true strength simply meant barreling through whatever problems you encountered. Hurt your leg during a soccer game? Shake it off. Get negative feedback on a research paper? Power through. Luckily, I've since come to…

Science Says Eating More Cheese Might Just Help You Live Longer, So Praise Brie

ByJordan Bissell
One of the most aesthetically pleasing things I've ever seen on Instagram was the recent trend of scraping gobs of melted cheese off of a cheese wheel and onto people's plates. While a mountain of gooey cheese looks appealing, I've always thought…

Lady Gaga Got Real About Living With Fibromyalgia & How Misunderstood Chronic Pain Is

ByJordan Bissell
One of my favorite celebrity evolutions I've watched over the years has been Lady Gaga's shift from pop icon to stripped-down artist. While I am here for the musician at any and every point in her career, there's something really beautiful about the…

Kendall Jenner Revealed The One Trick That Helps Her Anxiety When She's Stressed AF

ByJordan Bissell
Whenever I'm feeling particularly anxious, I wrap myself in my coziest blanket and snuggle up on the couch to read a relaxing book, or, more realistically, nostalgically watch my favorite episodes of The Office. There's something so comforting about…

These Are The Spooky Things Scary Movies Do To Your Mind, According To Science

ByJordan Bissell
Even though fall is approaching, and I love changing leaves and PSLs as much as anyone, I really can't handle one major Halloween staple: scary movies. Intellectually, I know they aren't really happening, but that doesn't prevent me from feeling…

Your Creativity Can Benefit Your Mental Health In These 3 Major Ways, So Keep Doing You

ByJordan Bissell
A few weeks ago, I found myself wandering through my neighborhood craft store, trying to find the cheapest oil paints available. I have no art training at all, but a string of stressful weeks left me craving an outlet to express myself, and so, I…

This Is Why You Can't Remember Any Password You Create, According To Science

ByJordan Bissell
My saving grace in life, on more than one occasion, has been the Apple feature that allows you to save passwords to your keychain, but TBH, I feel like even that is probably not the most secure way to store important passwords. For real, though, why…

Experts Reveal How To Get Better At Multitasking If Your To-Do List Is Overwhelming

ByJordan Bissell
Thanks to looming student loan debt, divisive politics, and the general "WTF" nature of 2018, it can be increasingly easy to get swept up in the anxieties that seem to be lurking just about everywhere these days. Add to these sweeping problems an…

Experts Say This Is How Long You Should Meditate For, In Case You Legit Have No Clue

ByJordan Bissell
I'm a pretty busy person, and although I genuinely want to devote more time to daily meditation, some days it's all I can do to meditate for five minutes before I fall sound asleep. But are those few moments of mindfulness before bed even worth it?…

Ariana Grande Got Real With Fans On Twitter About The Anxiety She Has Returning To The UK

ByJordan Bissell
It always means a lot to me when people who are in the public eye get vulnerable with their fans about their struggles, especially when it comes to mental health. For instance, Ariana Grande's tweets about anxiety over the past few days have shown…