Nicole Sprinkle

NICOLE SPRINKLE has spent her career in publishing. She's been a health editor at Parenting magazine and has written about health, parenting, food and travel for national magazines like Family Circle, All You, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Solutions, Brides, Bridal Guide and Time Out New York Kids. She has contributed to the New York Times' "Motherlode blog" and writes for the Huffington Post's Parentry blog. She is currently the Food + Drink Editor at Seattle Weekly.

Articles by Nicole Sprinkle

Life Is a Journey: How to Let Go During Vacation

A less-then-perfectly planned trip to Hawaii taught me how to really live for the moment.

For many years, I was a professional traveler. I worked at a travel magazine and, so, it was essential to always find the latest and greatest places—and then narrow down where to eat, stay, and play with an aficionado’s precision. If it sounds glamorous, well, it was—sort of. The problem, though, was that when you’re […]

3 Language Apps to Try Today

Learn a language from the comfort of your home—for free or far less than a traditional course.

Brushing up on your French before your big trip to Paris or trying to bring in new business from international clients? These days learning a language doesn’t mean signing up for expensive classes that require you to squeeze in hours of time during your already busy life. With so many great apps and online options, […]

Life Is a Journey: The Beauty of Traveling Solo

Why women should embrace a trip on their own.

Enter your email to download Tips for the Fearless Female Traveler from Lonely Planet’s Solo Travel Handbook, and get ready for the trip of your life. Back in my 20s, I had what many would consider a dream job. I was a staff writer and editor for a national travel magazine. This meant that I […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Six steps—and books—to get started today.

Whether you’re looking to enliven your interior space with beautiful house plants, grow something delicious to eat, or arrange a stunning bouquet, these six gardening books will inspire you to get your hands a little dirty and bring the beauty and sustenance of nature to your home. Sign up to receive inspiring, expert advice on […]

How to Get a Promotion at Work—Without Even Asking for It

5 simple tips to impress your boss.

Everyone wants to succeed, but advancing takes more than just hard work. Armed with some simple, effective tips and tricks, you can stand out from the pack and get your boss’s attention—and the promotion you want—without even asking for it. 1. Study your manager’s work style. What does she do particularly well and take pride […]

How to Make Friends in Your 30s and Beyond

It may not be as effortless, but it’s still possible to forge new friendships as you mature.

The New York Times ran an article “Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30?” in 2012. It was so popular—and timeless—that they recently reran it. The central premise is that once we hit, or are nearing midlife, schedules become more demanding, priorities change, and people become pickier about their friends. Plus, we are […]

What are Your Family’s Core Values?

In the rush to get to work, school, and extracurricular events—and eat and sleep—families rarely take the time to talk about what matters most to them.

At a company, it’s important to have a mission. While workers will have unique responsibilities, they still cleave to core values. When you think about it, a family unit isn’t so different. It’s a group of people with their own talents and tasks who are each striving towards individual goals that also strengthen their bond. […]

How to Start an Art Collection

Pro tips for beginners—or anyone looking to add more personality to their home.

Starting an art collection — or even just purchasing a few special items for your home — can seem intimidating. Perhaps the most important thing to remember is that there are no real rules. Unless you’re in the art market to make money, it’s really about choosing what speaks to you and what you’ll enjoy […]

The Power of Essential Oils: 3 DIY Recipes

A growing body of medical research shows that essential oils may improve your health in significant ways.

You may have noticed a growing trend around personal use of essential oils, particularly with companies like DoTerra, which train people to learn about, mix, and sell essential oils. Beauty and cosmetics industries have embraced them too, with face, hair, and body oils standing in for creams, balms, and perfumes. Maybe you’ve had them used […]

Delicious, Edible Stocking Stuffers

These 5 delectable treats are fun to make—and will impress whomever is the lucky recipient.

Cookie baking is a tradition for many at the holidays—be it to share with neighbors, coworkers, Santa Claus, or to add an extra surprise to a stocking. But if you’re looking to make your holidays even a little sweeter, here are some other fabulous treats that make for great stocking stuffers from favorite chefs like […]
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