author Allie Strickler
author Allie Strickler

Allie Strickler

Allie Strickler (she/her) is a health and technology content writer and editor based on Brooklyn, New York. Allie was formerly Shape's news editor writing, assigning, and publishing multiple stories a day for the brand on various topics including celebrity news, health conditions, women's health policy, beauty trends, and more. She received a B.A. in English and psychology with a minor in journalism from the University of Delaware.
Tightening in the chest can be a frightening sensation to experience, especially when it comes on unexpectedly. But it's not always as serious as a heart attack. Here's how to relieve chest tightness, and what could be causing that pain in the first place.
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Researchers created a nose-only mask as a way to reduce COVID spread while out at a restaurant. But is it legit?
After some ups and downs in rollout across other parts of the world, the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID vaccine will soon undergo FDA review for emergency use in the U.S.
In a matter of days, Johnson & Johnson is set to become the third company to roll out a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. — but there are some key factors that separate it from the others.
Here's how the Vice President-Elect takes care of both her mind and body.
The duo teamed up for the FitOn app's 2021 Reset Challenge.
You might feel like crap for a day or two after getting vaccinated — but that doesn't mean you should avoid it.
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Pfizer is the first company to receive emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.
COVID-19 vaccine progress is moving quickly, but that doesn't necessarily mean you'll be lining up for your shot before the new year.
You might feel like crap for a day or two after getting vaccinated — but that doesn't mean you should avoid it.
Pfizer is the first company to receive emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.
COVID-19 vaccine progress is moving quickly, but that doesn't necessarily mean you'll be lining up for your shot before the new year.
Hint: You’d normally use it to help you fall asleep when you’re congested AF.
It's time to close the "boyfriend loophole."
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In Washington, voters will approve or reject a law that would require public schools in the state to provide age-appropriate sex ed to all K-12 students. Could Washington's approach be the future for sex ed across the U.S.?
Senator Gary Peters, a Democrat from Michigan, shared the story of his first wife's life-saving abortion. He's the first sitting senator in American history to publicly share a personal experience with abortion.
The singer says MMA star, Valerie Loureda is "so much more than skin deep."
The model says the budget-friendly styling spray has been her “go-to” since she was 15 years old.
Footwear brand Naturalizer teamed up with The Outrage, an activist network, to create a limited-edition boot that not only encourages people to vote, but also supports women running for office.
"Moving forward, I want to put my energy into my music and my advocacy work."
Two years after giving birth to her daughter, Cairo, the mom of two shared how she lost 68 pounds in her way, on her time.
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I spent my childhood in ice rinks learning to figure skate. Now, I'm channeling that nostalgia on my rollerblades in my local playground.
Koral's Netz Face Mask is the only mask that I—and, apparently, my boyfriend—will wear for muggy outdoor workouts.
"Access to birth control is crucial for the health and economic security of millions of people."
The Gooseberry Intimates suit is a trusted summer staple season after season.
She said her sister, Venus, loves the budget beauty pick, too.
A dozen unnamed former employees and CrossFit athletes reportedly told The New York Times that Greg Glassman, along with other male employees under Glassman's leadership, routinely made sexually vulgar, inappropriate comments about women at the company.
Coronavirus has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). So, is it time to panic?