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Meet Allie: PopSugar Editor and Media Guru

Allow us to introduce PopSugar Editor and media savant, Allie! In the second of our series of editor profiles, we get to know Allie's passions and inspirations — from gushing about celebrities and their cultural significance to satisfying her inner bookworm. She also shares tips on how to maintain a well-balanced media diet. Here's a hint: mix it up a little! Watch the video above to learn how Allie seizes the day.

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If you haven't already, check out the profile of another PopSugar Editor, Nancy!

nessabirdie nessabirdie 5 years
 @Allie Merriam I've watched this like 10 times already!
econ476 econ476 5 years
Great profile. I liked when she said being nice helps. :) I wouldn't mind reading her thesis! And I liked how she created a challenge for herself (reading a book a week) and accomplished it! Very inspiring!
PeaceLoveNutrition PeaceLoveNutrition 5 years
Great video! I love how you explained the pop culture celebrity news obsession.  Many people make fun of me for loving it and I completely agree with you that it connects community.  Great job!  I'm a big fan of pop sugar- I've been reading this website since the beginning (I remember when it was small and I've enjoyed watching it grow.)   I also love when you say your hobby is your job.  It is important to love what you do!  It beings out your best in the workplace and personal life.   Sugar Inc. rocks ! 
Advah Advah 5 years
I'm a bit late - but great video and profile! Allie, your job sounds amazing! :)   PS: am I right in thinking the Stand Out & Win contest is only open to US residents? :(
Allie-Merriam Allie-Merriam 5 years
Thank you guys for all the nice comments! :)
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
Love the book a week challenge. And yes — where is that pizza from?!
Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 5 years
Allie, you are making me want to move to New York! Love the red carpet moments contrasted with the bookworm.
Kimberly-Timlick Kimberly-Timlick 5 years
Love love love this Allie!
noonehere noonehere 5 years
Wow. Very nice and interesting. Especially the Master work bit. 
KWM KWM 5 years
I love this! Nice work Allie and video team!
Kelly-Schwarze Kelly-Schwarze 5 years
Love your thesis topic and really admire the book a week goal!
sydneyca sydneyca 5 years
This is cool! I must say I love the NYC backdrop!
csheffey csheffey 5 years
Great video & love your book challenge idea.  I agree with Mandi -- I may have to give it a try!
Mandi-Villa Mandi-Villa 5 years
This was such a cool video Allie. I loved your book a week challenge.. I MIGHT have to try that :)
KarKarB24 KarKarB24 5 years
Allie — your life is so cool! Love this profile!
Annie-Gabillet Annie-Gabillet 5 years
Loved this, too! The intellectual case for celebrity news was awesome, as is your life in NYC. :)
Brittney-Stephens Brittney-Stephens 5 years
"Testing out the microphone. . . wearing a lot of eyeshadow."   Allie, this was such a great video and an awesome peek into your life! You look gorgeous as usual, and I loved the streets shots of Brooklyn!
Assistant-Community-Manager Assistant-Community-Manager 5 years
Such a great video!  It made me want to hop on the next plane to JFK!
lauren lauren 5 years
Love this video! And I admire your challenge of a book a week and think I might do the same!
Angelica Angelica 5 years
Love this! Such a great balance, Allie! And I'm jealous you get amazing pizza all the time!
Rebecca-M-Gruber Rebecca-M-Gruber 5 years
I may just love you a little more now Allie! YAY!!!
Becky-Kirsch Becky-Kirsch 5 years
Love this! You lead such a glamorous life, Allie!
Jillyk530 Jillyk530 5 years
I love this video!  Allie is awesome.    Serious q-- where were you eating that pizza?  looks amaze.
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