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. 

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

Requirements for a Career in Counseling | BestColleges

Do you want to enter a career that helps others? Learn about counselor schooling requirements and resume tips.
• There are a variety of specialties you can pursue to become a licensed counselor.
• Most counseling positions require a master's degree, but there are some exceptions.
• You'll need to complete a certain number of supervised counseling hours to receive your license.
• Your resume should include your degrees, licenses, and any measurable skills you've learned.

3 Ways to Become a Better Podcast Guest by Nicole Pyles

As a blog tour manager, I’ve had my share of experiences promoting authors and their books in a variety of ways. While book reviews are always golden opportunities since they can often turn a potential reader into a paying customer, it’s only one way to generate much-needed attention to your author platform. Podcasts offer a unique opportunity for you to share your story, experiences, and expertise with an entirely new audience you may not have reached o

This Low-Impact Exercise Can Add Years to Your Life

As the weather gets warmer, you may be looking for more ways to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. One of my favorite warm-weather workouts is simply lacing up my tennis shoes and going outside for a walk. You may be wondering, is walking good exercise? Absolutely! Walking is an excellent low-impact workout that offers a number of health benefits (more on those below), and just 10 extra minutes of walking per day could even help you live longer. Keep reading to learn the health benefits of daily walking habits.
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Have a project I may be a great writer for? Need a contributing freelance writer? Want my PR expertise? Write me and let me know what you have in mind. Send me an email to npyles86[at]gmail[dot]com.