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

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 if fast food becomes convenient... and healthy? Oh the joys!

Fast Food Chains That Are Making An Effort To Serve Real Food

Sometimes just saying the words “fast” and “food” back to back makes us want to sneak a glimpse behind us, waiting for the

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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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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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Besides creating the most multi-purpose word on the planet (aloha), this state has been top five in several polls for at least five years in a row.

9 Of The Most Consistently Happy US States

Sure, happiness is too abstract a concept to measure perfectly, and it’s safe to say that a serious case of the Mondays can find you no matter what poorly drawn boundaries you’ve planted yourself within. Still, an environment can make a significant impact on your overall mood.

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Some "healthy" choices are anything but.

7 'Healthy' Habits That Aren't Actually Healthy

Let’s face it, people love to throw around the word “healthy” as much as they love to sit on the couch in workout clothes.

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Yes, it’s good to have ADHD. (Image: Thinkstock)

Having ADHD Can Be a Good Thing 

As a former therapist who used to see a lot of children, I understand why parents and teachers want to get a child’s ADHD under control. It’s like a GIF personified, and you can’t look away even when you want to. Whether it’s your own ADHD, your child’s, your spouse’s, or even your close friend’s, it’s easy to only see the negatives without knowing there are loads of benefits. Yes, it’s good to have ADHD. Here’s why.

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Image Credit: National Telefilm Associates (Screenshot of the movie) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Power Of Nostalgia: Let The Good Memories Roll

Nostalgia is actually considered a valuable copoing mechanism for depression, anxiety, and especially grief. Plus, not only does it counteract anxious feelings, it can actually make you more hopeful about the future. No wonder a higher occurrence of nostalgic feelings are found in the most resilient people.

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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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