Welcome to my writing portfolio!

My name is Nicole Pyles, and I am a writer in Portland, Oregon. I specialize in commerce, health and wellness, entertainment, lifestyle, and career-related topics. I also have extensive experience ghostwriting and writing for SEO purposes.

My background in blogging, marketing, and public relations offers a unique perspective on every topic I write about, and I always write with the audience in mind. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Communication (summa cum laude) from Portland State University.

Please contact me if there's a resource you'd like to share or if you'd like to commission me for any upcoming pieces. You can send me an email to npyles86[at]gmail[dot]com. 

Why Don't I Remember My Dreams?

Everyone dreams, even if you don’t think you do. A study published in the scientific journal The Journal of Sleep found that those who reported they didn’t dream showed the same indications of dreaming as those who did remember theirs.

Science confirms that you dream, whether you remember or not. However, it’s not uncommon to wake up in the morning forgetting your dream.

Sometimes, you may feel you dreamed but can’t remember what happened. We’ll explore some of the reasons why you don’t rememb

We Spent an Entire Workday Testing Ironing Boards, And These 3 Provided a Seamless Experience

Whether you’re preparing an outfit for a special event or putting the final touches on a handmade quilt, a reliable ironing board is essential to giving your fabrics a crisp and polished appearance. When looking for the ideal ironing board for your needs, Sacha Dunn, founder and CEO of Common Good, says stability is one of the top features to keep in mind. "A board that is strong enough to prevent wobbles and has a nice iron rest will make your job so much easier," she says. Shae Haning, tailor

Add Functional Personality to Your Kitchen With These Kitchen Sinks

A kitchen sink is the true workhorse of your home. The best kitchen sink has to stand up to a wide variety of activities on a daily basis, including being able to handle boiling water. Durability is one of the most important factors to consider when shopping for the best kitchen sink. “Some of the most durable materials include stainless steel, composite sinks, cast-iron, fireclay, and copper,” says Anna Popov, principal designer of Interiors by Popov. Design and budget are other critical factor

The 11 Best Shower Caddies of 2024 to Organize Your Shower

An organized shower is one of life’s small but satisfying pleasures. One of the best ways to achieve that? A good shower caddy. These helpful organizers keep all your toiletries neatly lined up in one place. However, with so many available, it can be difficult to find the best fit for your bathroom. Paige Anderson of Nitido Design recommends that shoppers look for a shower caddy that can hold all of the items you use in the shower, as well as one that’s easy to install, remove, and adjust so tha

The 13 Best Christmas Garlands of 2023

Christmas garlands are iconic holiday decorations. They provide instant warmth and elegance, whether you place them on your mantle, staircase, or draped over a doorway. If you use garland to enhance your home's festive ambiance, you have a wide array of garlands to consider. Determining whether to purchase real or faux garlands can be a challenge. Liz Toombs, president and owner of PDR Interiors in Lexington, KY, says, "You will need to know your budget, time for maintenance, and desired aesthet

The 28 Best Gifts to Shop at Lowe’s This Holiday Season

Santa Claus is coming to town—and he might stop at Lowe’s on the way. If you’re a fan of Lowe’s, you know that the retailer stocks much more than just tools and renovation goodies. With a range of products from smart home tech, to countertop appliances, to dazzling home decor, you can shop at Lowe’s for a variety of Christmas gifts (and maybe snag some deals while you’re at it). We’ve rounded up some of our favorite top-rated products for gifting in this Lowe’s holiday gift guide.

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7 best Tom Cruise movies to stream on Netflix, Prime Video and more

Tom Cruise is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. For good reason, too. With jaw-dropping stunts, a gleaming smile and an intense gaze unmatched by many, Tom Cruise is a household name in Hollywood. He's had the lead actor role in at least 39 films and counting and has a box office total that has grossed over 10 billion. He has also produced some of his own films, including the hit Mission: Impossible franchise.

While Cruise may be known as an invincible action star, he has also played

10 of the Most Valuable Cassette Tapes From the ‘80s and ‘90s

In the age of easy-to-access digital music, it’s hard to imagine a time when audio cassette tapes were popular. But back in the 1980s and ‘90s, cassette tapes were everything, even surpassing vinyl as the go-to way to listen to music (or even win over a prospective love interest).

Nowadays, music you can actually hold in your hands feels novel compared to its digital brethren. Although cassettes are making a slow comeback, most people probably don’t think of tapes as a must-have item, let alone

10 of the Most Valuable Barbie Accessories

Even though Barbie debuted in 1959, she still remains as popular as ever with fans young and old. As fascination with Greta Gerwig’s upcoming movie grows, it’s also spurred many of us to revisit the old Barbie gear we still have in storage. If you’re in the same boat, you might be wondering how much it’s all worth today.

BonusFinder.com, a casino review portal, recently took a look at the most valuable Barbies on the market. After analyzing sales figures from Barbiedb.com, they found that the o

8 Streaming Services That Still Let You Share Passwords

Although it was once the world’s most popular streaming service, Netflix is no longer a favorite among cord-cutters. For subscribers who were already bristling over cost hikes and show cancellations, the final straw seemed to come earlier this spring when the company launched its paid-sharing model, which will require users to pay an additional fee to share passwords on their accounts.

The controversial move has already dealt Netflix a serious blow; the platform lost a million users in Spain du

11 Best Gifts for ‘Twilight Zone’ Fans

When Rod Serling’s premiered on CBS in 1959, no one could have expected that it would become a cultural phenomenon. With a movie in 1983 and three revivals on television (including reboots in the mid-1980s, early 2000s, and late 2010s, respectively), this seminal anthology series has a special place in the hearts of its fans.

Given that May 11 is National Day, we figured it’s as good a time as any to journey into a wondrous land of imagination—a place where the best gifts are all out laid out a

The Best Deals on Amazon To Help You Tackle Your Spring Cleaning To-Do List

As the air turns warm and the flowers start to bloom, it means spring is in the air. With that comes the seasonal urge to start spring cleaning. Seeing your home in sparkling condition can be a great way to kick off this refreshing time of year. Even better, Amazon offers all kinds of products that can help you get a handle on dirt, clutter, and dust.

From pressure washers to cleansing cloths, cabinet organizers, and more, these top-rated items will save you money as you check tasks off your to
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