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's Articles

Get outta town and into some the wild, the weird, and the downright nasty with these off-the-grid weekend getaways. (Image Credit: Instagram/campwandawega)

8 Weekend Getaway Ideas You Haven't Done Before

It’s no secret that time away from the office needs to be savored as much as humanly possible. Spending the weekend with your people restores your sanity.  But often, weekend time is spent completing... Read...
Claire Hopple    |   04.19.17 12am   |   SHARE
Oh early risers! Do you know something the rest of us don't?

Does Waking Up Early Really Do Anything?

You may have seen a snarky high school friend post countless articles about habits of insanely successful people, and early rising always seems to make the list. Equally obnoxious people may have... Read...
Claire Hopple    |   04.14.17 12am   |   SHARE
Don't lose your cool without trying these seven tips for mood management.

7 Ways To Quickly Change A Bad Mood

Strange, that bad mood of yours won’t disintegrate with someone shaking you and shouting “Snap out of it!” That alllllways does the trick. Just in case that foolproof tough love bit doesn’t work... Read...
Claire Hopple    |   04.11.17 12am   |   SHARE
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? Does it make your face break out? Does it help with bone density? Everyone has an... Read...
Claire Hopple    |   03.31.17 12am   |   SHARE
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... Read...
Claire Hopple    |   03.16.17 12am   |   SHARE
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.
Claire Hopple    |   03.1.17 12am   |   SHARE
Make that Netflix bingefest even better. (Image Credit: Instagram/Netflix)

You’ll Never Go Back To Default: 5 Mind-Blowing Ways To Customize Netflix

Fully embrace your Netflix addiction, impress your AV Club-loving friends and get the most out of your account with these Netflix hacks that are nothing short of life-changing for film buffs and... Read...
Claire Hopple    |   02.17.17 12am   |   SHARE
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.
Claire Hopple    |   02.15.17 12am   |   SHARE
Big Brother really is always watching... and listening... and advertising.

Your Phone Is Listening To You - All The Time

You mention wanting to feast on a sweet stack of pancakes for Sunday brunch and the next time you open Instagram, there’s an IHOP ad staring you in the face. You complain about doing your own taxes... Read...
Claire Hopple    |   02.13.17 12am   |   SHARE
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... Read...
Claire Hopple    |   02.9.17 12am   |   SHARE