Sabrina Ricci

Sabrina Ricci

Sabrina Ricci is a freelance writer and e-book developer. She has worked for a variety of publishers, including Random House, Simon & Schuster, LIFE.com, NBC Publishing, The Experiment Publishing, and Scholastic. She also keeps a blog about publishing, Digital Pubbing, and is co-dinosaur obsessor at http://iknowdino.com. Follow her on Twitter @sabsky!
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  • Summer: The Season of Travel
    Summertime is peak travel season, but that doesn't mean it has to cost you an arm and a leg to go on vacation. Check out these resources for travel discounts.
  • Ten Trivia Facts About "Two and a Half Men"
    CBS claims the "Two and a Half Men" is "America's Number One Comedy." For those of you true fans who would like to know more about your favorite television show, here is a list of ten trivia facts about "Two and a Half Men" and its stars.
  • Kickstarter: Crowdfunding Your Creativity
    Have a creative project you’re passionate about don’t know how to make it happen? Try Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform for creative projects. Founded in 2009, Kickstarter has raised more than $75 million dollars for over 10,000 projects.
  • Recipe for Chinese Chicken Rice Porridge
    Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rabbit, was earlier this month, so I thought I'd share this recipe for Chinese chicken rice porridge.
  • "Two and a Half Men," Season 8, Episode 14, "Lookin' for Japanese Subs"
    Monday night's episode of "Two and a Half Men", titled "Lookin' for Japanese Subs," was a little uncharacteristic for Charlie Sheen's character.
  • Recipe for Baked Chicken and Champagne
    Chicken is one of the easiest meats to cook with, and I have found yet another tasty way to prepare it.
  • Beef Stew and Barley Recipe
    Stew is a great meal during the winter. It's heart, warm, and you can slurp it. Here is a recipe for beef stew and barley.
  • Recipe for Vegetable Lasagna
    Lasagna is, in my opinion, one of the more difficult pastas to prepare. But here is one delicious recipe that I recently tried.
  • Touring New Zealand and the Glow Worm Caves
    New Zealand is lush, open, and just all around beautiful'"and I got to spend three lovely days in the land of the Shire.
  • "How I Met Your Mother", Season 6, Episode 13, "Bad News"
    Monday night's latest "How I Met Your Mother" episode, "Bad News," was a little disappointing. The show is well into its sixth season, and for the most part I have been a fan of all the episodes, but episode 13 just seemed off.
  • My Trip to the Great Barrier Reef
    Turtles, fish, and coral - oh my! Over the holidays, I was fortunate enough to spend my vacation in Australia and New Zealand. And what visitor would go down under and not see the Great Barrier Reef?
  • Christmas Foods in Australia
    While the northern hemisphere deals with blizzards, rain, and wind, Australia is currently enjoying the beginning of its summer. Here are some foods you would eat in Australia in December.
  • Top 4 Cupcake Bakeries in NYC
    Wednesday, December 15, was National Cupcake Day. Here are four excellent cupcake bakeries I have discovered so far.
  • How to Get Tickets to New York TV Shows
    New York City is full of television studios, which all welcome live audiences. Here is a list of four shows taped in New York City and how to get tickets to see them.
  • 7 TV Shows in New York, and Where to Find Them
    New York City has its fair share of filmings and star sightings. Seven shows currently on-air regularly film on location in the five boroughs. Here's a list of the shows and you might stumble upon them.
  • Top 4 Christmas Window Displays in New York City
    Christmas is a time for snow, joy, happiness, and of course, the famous New York City window displays.
  • Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
    Tired of eating the same-old, plain grilled cheese sandwich? Treat yourself, and try this bacon grilled cheese recipe. It's warm, filling, and will definitely hit the spot.
  • Recipe for Baked Chicken and Basil
    Chicken is an incredibly versatile food. You can roast it, fry it, boil it, sauté; it, bake it, and even shake it. Here is a great recipe for baked chicken with basil. It also goes well with mashed potatoes, green beans, or pretty much any side dish.
  • Five Shows You'll Love If You Like 'Desperate Housewives'
    The women of "Desperate Housewives" all live roller coaster lives, and let's face it, who doesn't love a bit of gossip and drama? So, if you like "Desperate Housewives," you're going to love these five shows.
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  • Recap of "How I Met Your Mother" Season 6, Episode 8: Natural History
    "How I Met Your Mother," also known to fans as "HIMYM," airs every Monday night at 8 p.m. on CBS. For those of you who missed the most recent episode, here is a recap.
  • Funniest Quotes of "Modern Family," Season One
    Known for its comedy, the mockumentary "Modern Family" is full of loveable, hilarious characters. Here are some of the funniest quotes from season one.
  • What You Don't Know About the Cast of 'Glee'
    "Glee" is more than just a funny, musical show. Read on about the cast, and you'll find even more reasons why you should watch "Glee:"
  • Recipe for Chicken Taco Salad
    Chicken is a versatile and easy to cook type of meat. Other than baking, frying, or roasting, you can also saute it and use it in a tasty, but still fairly healthy salad. This recipe takes less than a half hour to make'"perfect for a quick meal!
  • "Wicked" the Musical, in NYC
    Gregory Maguire is one of my favorite authors of all time. Why? Because he wrote "Wicked"'"which is also a Broadway show that I will never get tired of seeing.
  • Highlights of Central Park, NYC
    Central Park is an important part of New York City. Since 1963, it has been a National Historic Landmark, and every year there are 25 million visitors. There are tons of attractions and activities to do in the Park, so here are some of the highlights.
  • 5 Ice Skating Rinks in Manhattan, New York
    It's the holiday season once again, and that means winter is just around the corner. One fun way to enjoy the cold weather is by ice-skating. Check out five of New York City's best ice skating rinks.
  • 'The Office' Recap: 'Viewing Party'
    If you missed the latest episode of "The Office," here's a recap. Most of the episode revolves around Gabe and Erin's "Glee" party.
  • "The Big Bang Theory," Season 4, Episode 8: "The 21-Second Excitation"
    "The Big Bang Theory" airs on CBS every Thursday night at 8 p.m. Find out what you missed on the latest episode, "The 21-Second Excitation."
  • Fiore's House of Quality in Hoboken, New Jersey
    Located at 414 Adams Street, Fiore's has been a staple of Hoboken, New Jersey since 1913. Amato bought the deli in 1965 and now runs it with his son, John Amato, Jr. The two make 160 pounds of mozzarella each day.
  • Day Trip to Atlantic City, NJ
    Beach, beer, and bets: Atlantic City is the perfect spot for a mini-vacation. Whether it's a day trip or for the weekend, Atlantic City offers something for everyone.
  • 12 Facts About Hoboken, NJ
    Hoboken is a great place to visit. Just 15 minutes by subway to New York City, Hoboken offers a relaxing, quieter atmosphere and a view of the New York skyline.
  • Combining Apples with Pork
    Winter will soon be here, and with it comes cold weather, which is perfect for cozy meals and hot drinks. For me, winter is the best time to sit down and enjoy a hot apple cider, along with pork chops and homemade applesauce.
  • Sex Museums in Europe and the United States
    Thanks to the sexual revolution, sex museums, or erotic art museums, have popped up all over Europe and the United States. Here is a list of some of the museums still open today.
  • Kabobs in New York City
    In New York City there are hot dog stands everywhere. But did you know they also sell kabobs?
  • Oven-Fried Pork Chops Recipe
    Making pork chops can be easy and fun. By oven-frying, you can make a thick and crunchy crust on the pork chops similar to a deep-fried dish without it being fatty.
  • Hoboken Food Tour
    Who doesn't love a good food tour? With Mangia Hoboken! you can witness behind-the-scenes activity for some of the most popular and historic food places in Hoboken, NJ.
  • Leek and Artichoke Dip
    When it comes to dip, leeks are not usually included. But this onion- and garlic-related vegetable adds a lot of flavor, especially when combined with artichokes.
  • DIY Paint a Room
    DIY painting is very easy, especially when you follow some simple guidelines. Learn how to prepare a room before painting it, when to use tape, whether to use brushes or rollers, what types of paints to use, and some basic painting strategies.
  • Review of "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World"
    Super strength, telepathy, and purple hair -- for Anime fans and lovers of fighting games, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has it all.
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe
    Most people think of Brussels sprouts as dry and devoid of flavor, the typical vegetable that kids and adults often try to avoid. But depending on how you prepare them, Brussels sprouts can actually be quite tasty.
  • Make Your Own Strawberry Ice Cream
    With strawberry season upon us, what better way to cool down during the hot summer than with homemade strawberry ice cream?
  • What No on Prop 8 Means to Me
    Yesterday, Aug. 4, 2010, will be known as the day that restored hope for human rights.
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  • Summer Fun in Hoboken, New Jersey
    Sure, Hoboken, New Jersey is right along the Manhattan border, but there are plenty of fun summer activities this side of the Hudson River. Dancing, movies, festivals, family fun -- you name it, it's in Hoboken.
  • UC Budget Cuts and Its Negative Effect on Education
    California has a deficit of over $26 billion, and unfortunately this has forced UC to increase student fees, reduce the number of admissions, cut courses, force furloughs, lay off lecturers, and enlarge classes.
  • CowParades Around the World
    CowParade is the concept of having multiple cow states painted by different artists displayed in public areas all over a city. The original parade was held in Zurich, Switzerland in 1998, but since then, it has become a worldwide event.
  • The Pet Shop
    An excerpt from a fictional story I'm working on about a boy named Bobby and his pet shop friends
  • Capoeira for the Community
    Capoeira is a community art form that combines martial arts with music and dance and supposedly was created so Afro-Brazilian slaves could disguise their martial arts under the form of dance.
  • Hip-Hop Don't Stop
    Why hip-hop is a fun dance form and a great workout
  • Music Lessons
    A brief account of my experience learning how to play piano and guitar
  • Wine Tasting Guide
    Wine tasting can be a fun and delicious experience. If you are wine tasting for the first time, then you may want to follow these suggestions.
  • Taking Online Classes
    My thoughts about my experience taking online creative writing classes
  • Copy-Editing Tips
    Eight suggestions for copy-editing
  • 2012 Will Not Be the End of the World
    The world is not going to end in 2012, according to NASA. According to Discovery News, "it's all fiction," but the movie 2012 may cause people to think otherwise.
  • Spray Painting as an Art Form
    A young man in Las Vegas creates a work of spray paint art in ten minutes.
  • Communication Theories: Cultivation Theory
    An overview of Cultivation Theory.
  • Communication Theories
    An overview of Social Penetration Theory
  • Communication Theories
    An overview of Social Cognitive Theory
  • Why the FCC is Useful
    Although the Federal Communications Commission, also known as the FCC, seems to be inconsistent and fairly useless when it comes to censoring speech that is broadcast, it does have its uses.
  • Radio Censorship and the FCC
    A look at how the FCC works as well as its effect on radio stations
  • Readings and Thoughts on Creative Nonfiction
    Picking apart and discussing aspects of Ray Bradbury's "How to Keep & Feed the Muse"
  • An Isla Vista Halloween
    Full of drunk college kids, Isla Vista during Halloween is a mix of crazy debauchery and high levels of law enforcement.
  • Readings and Thoughts on Creative Nonfiction
    Picking apart and discussing aspects of Jonathan Safran Foer's "A Primer for the Punctuation of Heart Disease"
  • For My Friend, "Jamie"
    A poem about how I helped my friend get a job so we could still live in the same city for at least one more year.
  • Communication Theories
    An overview of the Communication theory, Relational Dialectics Theory. RDT involves conflict between people in relationships.
  • Writing Nonfiction for Children
    Nonfiction children's writing covers a very broad category. Here is a list of information about writing nonfiction for children.
  • Watching Television Online
    Today we can do anything online, including watch TV. Here are some of the best, and often commercial-free, websites where you can easily watch all your favorite shows.
  • 4 Christmas Crafts
    Need to keep your kids busy while you get ready for this holiday season? Or maybe you want to spice up your house with Christmas decorations? Here are a few Christmas craft ideas that are easy, fun, and something you can do with your kids.
  • Christmas Cookie Recipes
    Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. It is also the perfect time for baked cookies, and more specifically, for cookies. Here are three recipes for my favorite cookies.
  • Readings and Thoughts on Creative Nonfiction
    Picking apart and discussing aspects of Bronwyn T. Williams's "Never Let the Truth Stand in the Way of a Good Story: A Work for Three Voices"
  • Oil Pastel
    An oil pastel I made based on a photo
  • Koala Haiku
    Friends have described me as being koala-like, so here is my haiku about it.
  • 5 Homemade Christmas Gifts
    It's almost that time of year again: the Holiday Season. If you are strapped for cash this year, no worries. Here is a list of homemade Christmas gifts you can give to your loved ones this year.
  • From Birds to Dinosaurs
    There is a fairly established link between dinosaurs and birds. And now, scientists are working on reversing evolution and turning birds back into dinosaurs.
  • Top Ten Christmas Movies
    Christmas is a cozy time of year, which makes it perfect to watch Christmas-themed movies. Here is my list of top ten Christmas movies.
  • Free Santa Barbara Tourist Spots
    Santa Barbara is a great place to live, and an almost even greater place to visit. Here is a list of four fun free places to see while in Santa Barbara.
  • Readings and Thoughts on Creative Nonfiction
    Picking apart and discussing aspects of "Full House" by David Sedaris
  • Readings and Thoughts on Creative Nonfiction
    Picking apart and discussing aspects of J.T. Leroy's "Stuff"
  • Dinosaurs in the Media
    Dinosaurs have long fascinated and entertained people. Just look at all the movies and television shows that have involved or been about dinosaurs. Here is a top five list of my favorite movies and television shows featuring dinosaurs.
  • The Land Before Time Trivia
    The Land Before Time is a well-known animated film about dinosaurs, and it was one of my favorite movies as a kid. Here are some interesting tidbits that I found:
  • 5 Facts About Pachycephalosaurus
    Pachycephalosaurus, which means "Thick Headed Lizard," lived around 65-76 million years ago and was discovered by William Winkley in 1938 in Montana. Here are five interesting facts about Pachycephalosaurus.
  • From Dinosaurs to Birds
    Birds are descendants of dinosaurs. Although this is not a new theory in the dinosaur world, there is now evidence that proves some dinosaurs evolved into birds.
  • Facts About Giganotosaurus
    Giganotosaurus, whose name means "Giant Southern Reptile," was not discovered until 1994 in southern Argentina by Ruben Carolini, an auto mechanic who hunts dinosaur bones in his free time. Here are four interesting facts about Giganotosaurus.
  • 5 Facts About Deinonychus
    Deinonychus, whose name means "Terrible Claw," was a carnivorous bird-like dinosaur that lived in the early to mid-Cretaceous period, around 120 million years ago.Here are five interesting facts about Deinonychus.
  • 5 Facts About Diplodocus
    Diplodocus, which means "Double Beam," was first discovered in 1877 by Earl Douglass and Samuel W. Williston. It was an herbivore that lived in the late Jurassic Period. Here is a list of five interesting facts about Diplodocus.
  • Brontosaurus Does Not Exist
    Brontosaurus is actually the body of Apatosaurus with the head of Camasaurus. Why the mix up? And what are some facts about Apatosaurus?
  • 5 Facts About Spinosaurus
    Spinosaurus was a carnivorous dinosaur that lived during the Middle Cretaceous period, about 93-100 million years ago, in what is now Egypt, Morocco, and the Republic of Niger.Here is a list of five interesting facts about Spinosaurus.
  • Applying Cognitive Dissonance Theory to Real World Events
    What is Cognitive Dissonance Theory? And how does it relate to "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker?
  • A Look Back in Time
    A brief look at famous figures of the past
  • Halloween Haiku
    A haiku about Halloween in Santa Barbara
  • Spray Painting Artwork
    A spray paint artwork I purchased from a talented young man in Las Vegas. He was able to create this piece in 10 minutes.
  • A Look Back in Time
    A brief look at famous figures of the past
  • Readings and Thoughts on Creative Nonfiction
    Picking apart and discussing aspects of Lynn Z. Bloom's "Living to Tell the Tale: The Complicated Ethics of Creative Nonfiction."
  • Charles Bernard
    The last part in a short fictitious story about a man named Charles Bernard
  • An Introduction to Belly Dancing
    Although the origins of bellydancing are not exactly known, it is a long standing art form that is beautiful to watch.
  • How to Write a Lesson Plan when Teaching English Abroad
    Planning on teaching English abroad? Here are some guidelines for writing strong lesson plans that will impress your boss!
  • How to Write a Press Release
    Sometimes jobs require you to learn skills quickly and on your own. Here is a guide for learning how to write press releases.
  • Benefits of Massage
    What can massages do for you? Other than the obvious benefit of relaxation, research has found many medical benefits of massage.
  • Favorite Children's Books
    Studies have proven that reading to children is beneficial. Here is my list of my favorite children's picture books I read as a child.
  • Readings and Thoughts on Creative Nonfiction
    Picking apart and discussing aspects of May Sarton's "Journal of Solitude"
  • Sleepy Writing
    A haiku I wrote based on spelling and grammar mistakes I make when I am tired that I do not notice until it is too late
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