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

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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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Dairy is good for you, but it depends, on you, and on the dairy... and no, it's not complicated at all.

Where Did We Land On Dairy Again?

Wait a sec, is consuming dairy good or bad for you? Do you cut it out when you want to get healthy, or add more in?

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Whatever your preference, I think you can find your next gem from this list.

6 Great Reads By WoC

When the publishing industry gets it right, it needs to be celebrated, especially in a time like this.

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Go see a matinee. Bonus points for buying that obscene tub of popcorn and showing it who’s boss.

The 6 Best Ways To Use Your (Almost Non-Existent) Alone Time

You more than anyone should try to carve out some space for yourself.

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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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Choose your own adventure.

How To Be A More Adventurous Person

First, if you’re bored, congratulations are in order.

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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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Relax. Your elderly relatives are probably pretty cool.

7 Tips For Talking To Grandpa This Holiday Season

Hey, the holidays are coming up, and you’re gonna see some relatives.

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Loud buzzes from your phone can translate to zero clear thinking.

Here’s Why I’ll Never Be A Phone Person (But I Still Love You)

It’s not that you don’t love the people calling you (unless you’re solely receiving spam calls), it’s just that you’d rather be with them. You think that the phone can’t replace seeing their faces, experiencing their presence in all the dimensions currently available to humans. And sometimes (okay, a lot of the time) you just need time to recharge by yourself. Why does that feel so wrong sometimes?

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Make #DitchTheDiet2017 Even Easier With These Ridiculously Epic Treats

Forget ice cream out of the carton, the following limited edition treats from America’s favorite glutton gurus will be the new post-breakup sobfest snacks of choice.

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