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

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 […]

Thanksgiving Redux: Nontraditional Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Holiday

We made Korean Bo Ssam instead of turkey last year. Here’s how you can change up your holiday table too!

Sure, certain time-honored family traditions have been part of your Thanksgiving holiday for as long as you can remember—but who says you can’t add new ones, or even just tweak some existing ones? Something is freeing about mixing it up, if only for a year. Take my family’s Thanksgiving dinner last year. We still met […]

Recipe: Thumbprint Cookies

A seriously sublime, allergen-free cookie recipe for the holidays from New York Times bestselling cookbook author, Danielle Walker.

Thanksgiving is a joyous time of year, when we unite with friends and family (far and near) to celebrate our bonds and give thanks for each other and our blessings. But for so many of us with food allergies—be it to grains, gluten or dairy—the time-honored traditions that we grew up with, particularly around food, can […]

3D Mammograms: Finally, A Better Breast Cancer Screening Tool?

Find out the benefits—and whether your insurance covers it.

Three-dimensional mammograms have been available in the U.S. since 2011 (originally used in conjunction with a conventional two-dimensional scan), but you may not have gotten one yet, as many insurance companies are just beginning to cover them. I had one, but wouldn’t have known about it if my doctor hadn’t asked if I wanted it. […]

A Handmade Gathering: Dinner Party Ideas for Fall

Throw a dinner party inspired by the seasons—warm mulled cider, cake, and centerpiece included.

The holidays are upon us, and so begins the celebratory season of dinner parties with friends and family. Rather than look at it from a stress-inducing place, why not consider it, instead, an opportunity to be creative and not constricted by the boundaries of what you think a “holiday” table must look like? Laying out […]
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