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 I Turned Cluttered Bookshelves Into a Display of My Life

Books make a home. Use your personal library to add personality and spark to your space.

I recently met a super fabulous woman. She is a calligrapher, painter, and all-around stylish lady, whose home truly reflects her joyous, artistic energy. One of the things that stood out in her home was this beautiful glass shelf with brass trim in which she displayed all sorts of personal and family mementos—from vintage photographs […]

The Lost Art of Good Conversation

A Q&A with author Sakyong Mipham on how to create genuine connections in an online world.

Our modern lives are overflowing with white noise and chatter but sorely lacking authentic interaction. As we exist in a constant state of digital connectivity, we are ironically growing further apart from one another. In his new book, bestselling author of Running with the Mind of Meditation, Sakyong Mipham shows us how to re-learn speaking […]

When Time Stood Still in Spain

How I learned to slow down and smell the oranges—on vacation and back home.

Good travel isn’t just fun and relaxing, though it’s hopefully both of those things too. Good travel, to me, causes you to reflect on your own life—both there and on your return. Sometimes it even inspires you to make small or big changes.

Recipe: Golden Turmeric Roasted Vegetables

Simple, healthy, delicious Indian food for every day.

What comes to mind when you hear the words “Indian food?” If you’re like many people in the U.S., you likely think of an all-you-can-eat buffet full of heavy butter-laden, orange-colored homogenous “curries”—an umbrella word for gravy or sauce—often overwhelming the meats and rice they cover. If you even think of vegetables at all, it’s […]

How a Plant-Based Diet Can Give You the Winning Edge

Author of The No Meat Athlete Cookbook, Matt Frazier, on why meat might be your worst workout enemy.

Matt Frazier, co-author of The No Meat Athlete Cookbook, explains why a vegetarian or vegan diet will actually yield better results at the gym, or on whichever playing field or arena you strive to be your best physical self, and how to get there one simple step at a time.

Growing Up in Bookstores

Depending on who you talk to, independent book shops are either dying out or amid a renaissance. Whatever the case, they’re still my happy place.

Since I lived in a small rural town, there was just one bookstore, but I fondly remember visiting it. My dad would peruse the magazines while I hung out in the children’s section. But it wasn’t until I was 12 that I experienced my first real love affair with a bookstore.

3 Summer Veggies You Forget to Love

Plus a few recipes so you can try them out.

The bounty of summer is upon us, and farmer’s markets (and even traditional grocery stores) will be flaunting the vibrant show of colors and flavors that mark the season. You’ll obviously want your juicy, local tomatoes and that sweet, sweet corn. But try branching out a bit, and add less traditional veggies to your plate. Here, are a few of our favorite, under-the-radar beauties.

10 Out-of-the-Box Things to Do This Summer

They're affordable and easy to plan!

Take a vacation, grill outdoors, head to the pool; there are certain rites of summer we all tend to enact year after year. And while traditions are traditions (all of the above are pretty great), sometimes it’s good to mix things up a little.

Eating and Walking My Way Through San Francisco

With stops at Tartine, Burma Superstar and more.

Though I spent the majority of my adult life in New York City, I had one charmed summer in San Francisco. It was just enough time to whet my appetite for more, but not enough to really discover what the city was all about. Cities, like people, take time to develop relationships with—and I’d only become friendly acquaintances with this one.

The Fifth Trimester

Making the choice to return to work post-baby isn’t always easy—but it may be your best long-term decision. Here’s why, and how to make it work.

There’s the obvious three trimesters in pregnancy, plus the fourth-month post-birth when you’re in a bit of a haze. But what exactly is the “Fifth Trimester?” According to author Lauren Smith Brody, former Executive Editor at Glamour magazine, it’s the pivotal time in a mother’s life when she tackles the challenging question: Do I go back to work or stay home and raise the kids?
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