Claire Hopple

Claire Hopple

Bio

Claire Hopple is a writer of short stories and a columnist for Maudlin House. Originally from Pittsburgh, she currently lives in Nashville with her husband. She's still waiting for someone to give her a firm answer on the Oxford comma. She will eat all of your cupcakes. Find out more at clairehopple.com.      

Claire Hopple Articles

Though they don’t give you the ability to fly or powers of invisibility, superfoods can increase your energy levels and endurance.

What The Heck Makes A Superfood Super?

In case you haven’t noticed, food elitism did not go out with the abolishment of the food pyramid. But before you call your broccoli a power-hungry classist, make sure you know your basic facts.

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'Sup turkey.

Turkey Frying Mishaps & Other Thanksgiving Cautionary Tales 

If you want to burn off your hair, possibly several limbs and maybe even your entire yard, then by all means, fire up that completely frozen bird. But if you’d rather play it safe, follow these simple tips:

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Get your groove on sans worries with these tips, so you can rock the festival scene like a pro.

Get Your Festival Season Essentials

Good news: Festival season is upon us. Allow yourself to rock with the best of them by compiling your own crucial folk festival kit with these must-have items.

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What Your Favorite Color Says About You

If you’re unsure of your favorite, take a look at the shades dominating your closet, the common color found in your accent pillows and decor, the paint on your walls, perhaps the car in your driveway. These can be helpful hints, but your favorite color could also just be what you’re generally drawn to out in the world.

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Don't lose your cool without trying these seven tips for mood management.

7 Ways To Quickly Change A Bad Mood

Strange, that bad mood of yours won’t disintegrate with someone shaking you and shouting “Snap out of it!” That alllllways does the trick.

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Every year, it’s like we’re all shocked about just how early it can get dark, wondering where the sun went as if we’ve never gone through winter before.

7 Tips For Coping With Seasonal Changes (And SAD)

You don’t need to be diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder to experience the negative effects of the colder, darker days. Every year, it’s like we’re all shocked about just how early it can get dark, wondering where the sun went as if we’ve never gone through winter before. To ease into this time of year and not get wiped out by the crueler side of Mother Nature, here are a few tactics to try.

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Matcha is all the rage, and for good reason - it packs a healthy, energy-fused punch.

Should I Be Paying Attention To Matcha?

Yes, you should be paying attention to matcha. Though it’s been around for hundreds of years, people on this side of the world are just starting to take notice of it. Better late than never to the healthy bright green tea party, I guess.

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Make that Netflix bingefest even better. (Image Credit: Instagram/Netflix)

You’ll Never Go Back To Default: 5 Mind-Blowing Ways To Customize Netflix

Fully embrace your Netflix addiction, impress your AV Club-loving friends and get the most out of your account with these Netflix hacks that are no

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Reading. Ugh. Amirite?

6 Reasons You Should Never Read Books

Just don’t do it. In fact, reading this is in direct opposition to the titular admonition above.

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Socially Awkward? Here Are 10 Quirky Conversation Starters For You

Perhaps the following scenario describes you. You’re at a party and you remember that you detest small talk. You have a tinge of social anxiety.

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