Author: Constance Brinkley-Badgett

Constance Brinkley-Badgett is MediaFeed’s executive editor. She has more than 20 years of experience in digital, broadcast and print journalism, as well as several years of agency experience in content marketing. She has served as a digital producer at NBC Nightly News, Senior Producer at CNBC, Managing Editor at ICF Next, and as a tax reporter at Bloomberg BNA.

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Are your friends faking their Wordle scores?

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In a world filled with chaos, it’s nice to come across something that is free, fun and connects you to others through a shared experience. That’s …

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11 people who made Woodstock happen

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  Ideas come and go, and more frequently than not, they die as they began – just ideas. Too few of us put our ideas into …

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15 quick & easy high-protein breakfasts

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Protein in the morning is a great way to stay full until lunchtime. These healthy breakfast ideas are packed with protein and lots of flavor. 2 …

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The incredible Betty White-inspired viral campaign to help animals

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  If you loved Betty White — and let’s be honest, who didn’t? — you’re probably familiar with her work with animal rescues and sanctuaries. White …

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Viral campaign aims to help animals in Betty White’s name

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If you loved Betty White — and let’s be honest, who didn’t? — you’re probably familiar with her work with animal rescues and sanctuaries. White died …

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12 things you should never, ever do in a restaurant

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We all manage a faux pas or a slip of our manners from time-to-time. But there are some things people do that are just plain rude. …

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The most dazzling deserts in the world

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When many of us think of deserts, we think of hot, dry, desolate places filled with sand and maybe some cacti. But not all deserts are …

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Elderly woman gets to thank hero who nabbed purse snatcher

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Sometimes you’re just in the right place at the right time. That was the case for Deshawn Pressley when he was shopping at a suburban Cincinnati …

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How much student loan debt do people in your state have?

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Student loan debt nationwide increased by 8.28% in 2020, the largest increase since 2013, according to the latest report from EducationData.org. That spike was most likely …

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Woman blames burned pie on company, gets roasted online

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We’ve all been there. Sometimes, taking responsibility for our mistakes can be hard.  But for most of us, we’re more likely to point a finger at …

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Priceless life lessons from the world’s wittiest people

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Life is tougher than usual for many of us these days, so why not lighten things up a bit with the cunning words of some of …

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Cool facts about ice cream

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You scream! I scream! We all scream! Of course, if we just left it at that, it would feel sad and scary — a lot like …

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18 financial steps to take to prepare your high school senior for college

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If you’re a parent and college is on the horizon, you may be stressed about a lot of things. Your baby will soon be leaving home. …

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This dad’s fake photos are adorable & a bit frightening

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Kenny Deuss of Antwerp, Belgium, is a regular guy. He takes regular photos of his kids, uses Photoshop to create images of said kids in questionable …

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These companies turned 50 this year. Some may surprise you

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Disney World turned 50 this year and it seemed almost surprising that the world’s most famous theme park and resort wasn’t older. After all, Mickey Mouse …

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25 fall home projects to tackle this year

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If you own your own home, fall is an opportune time to get your house ready for the winter months ahead. Whether it’s as simple as ensuring …

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Starbucks is 50 years old?

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Disney World turned 50 this year and it seemed almost surprising that the world’s most famous theme park and resort wasn’t older. After all, Mickey Mouse …

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Travel stacking: What it is & how it could save your vacation

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  There’s a new trend in travel, and it could end up saving both your vacation plans and your money. It’s called “travel stacking” or “trip …

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Travel stacking: What it is & how it could save your vacation

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There’s a new trend in travel, and it could end up saving both your vacation plans and your money. It’s called “travel stacking” or “trip stacking” …

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These are the groceries people throw away most

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Did you know that more than a third of food bought all over the world is thrown away? According to the world economic forum, the countries …

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Restaurant etiquette: Avoid these common dining faux pas

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We all manage a faux pas or a slip of our manners from time-to-time. But there are some things that can end up being just plain …

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Fast food for vegans? Yes! And here are some of the best

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If you’re vegan, you’ve probably had to settle for fries or hash browns when your friends hit the drive-thru lane (well, unless you went to McDonald’s, …

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How you could make thousands when your auto lease expires

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The global microchip shortage has created serious increased demand in used cars, and that’s especially true for leased vehicles. According to a recent report by iSeeCars.com, the …

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These rye cocktails are perfect for Autumn

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With fall fast approaching, it’s time to put away the crisp, refreshing cocktails you’ve been turning to and crack open some brown booze! We’ve rounded up …

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Ice cream: Tasty facts you probably didn’t know

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You scream! I scream! We all scream! Of course, if we just left it at that, it would feel sad and scary — a lot like …

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This guy tests weird old recipes so you don’t have to

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Plenty of weird recipes have become trends recently, thanks in part to social media sites like TikTok. Think Ranch pickles, and baked feta pasta. But one …

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Top 10 best selling gas grills on Amazon

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Perhaps it isn’t peak grilling season where you live, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t the right time to buy a grill. In fact, the best time …

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27 summer food myths you should stop believing right now

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Summer is nearly here and while most of us will likely forgo the large family barbecues, picnics in the park, camping trips and more that we …

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7 of the world’s most expensive barbecue grills

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Perhaps money is no object for you, or maybe you just like to dream. Either way, this list of some of the world’s most expensive barbecue …

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Gas vs. charcoal grills: 7 things to consider when choosing

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As with many things in life, people have strong opinions about the type of grills they use for outdoor cooking. In general, these opinions boil down …

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Refreshing bourbon cocktails to enjoy all summer long

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If you tend to shy away from brown boozes in summer, opting for “lighter” alcoholic beverages made with vodka, gin, tequila or rum, have we got …

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Beer-can cabbage: The summer grilling trend you need to try

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Have you already fired up your grill for the season? No? Then let me share with you a great way to kick off the grilling season: …

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Celebrate America with these gorgeous photos of our national parks

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Glacier National Park is glorious If you’re stuck at home but are yearning for adventure, look no further than Glacier National Park. The following photos will …

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Older adults & summer heat: Here’s how to protect yourself

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It’s not just the heat that’s the problem With parts of the country blanketed by a dangerous heat wave, older people in particular can have a …

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Celebrate Mardi Gras with these historic photos

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This year’s Mardi Gras parades and public celebrations in New Orleans have been canceled or are being celebrated virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As disappointing …

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7 classic New Orleans cocktails to celebrate Mardi Gras

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This year is not the first time New Orleans has had to cancel or dramatically alter plans around Mardi Gras — no parades, no balls, no …

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6 Valentine’s Day cocktails to wow your sweetheart

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If you and your loved one like to mix things up a bit, especially when it comes to cocktails, we’ve got some really tasty treats for …

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21 endangered animals you can help protect

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At the end of 2020, the International Union for Conservation of Nature added 31 species to its list of extinct plants and animals. The most recent update …

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These are the states people are leaving the most

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Americans have been migrating to the south and west for the last several years, particularly from states in the Northeast. That trend held true in 2020, …

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15 great gifts for your favorite whiskey (and whisky) lover

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Are you struggling to find the perfect, last-minute gift for the brown booze lover in your life? Whether it’s bourbon whiskey, Irish whiskey, Scotch whisky (or …

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13 cocktails that taste just like that vacation you had to cancel

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If you’re like most people who had vacation plans in 2020, you canceled your trip due to the pandemic and have been pining for some travel …

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25 popular Christmas songs you’ve totally forgotten about

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If you’re sick of the same old Christmas songs every holiday, these forgotten tunes may be worth adding to your playlist.

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25 panda facts that aren’t related to politics

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If you’re feeling exhausted by politics and the presidential election cycle, we have the cutest distraction imaginable: 25 must-know facts about the most adorable bears in …

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9 of our favorite booze-free spirits to help you drink less

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Are you drinking more than usual? It’s been a tough year, and a lot of us have coped by turning to the bottle a bit more …

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30 hilarious quotes by the world’s funniest people

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Life is tougher than usual for many of us these days, so why not lighten things up a bit with the cunning words of some of …

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You’ve got to see this chef’s creative banana splits

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Creative plating goes a long way with these desserts The end of summer is fast approaching and, if you’re like most people this year, you’re probably …

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30 countries reporting the most COVID-19 deaths

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Looking at death rates per capita The COVID-19 global pandemic is being handled differently in every country around the world, with varying degrees of success. Many health …

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11 Most expensive things you can buy on Amazon right now

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Sure Amazon is great for buying things like books, household goods and even clothes and jewelry. But did you know you can also find some pretty …

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Mustard-flavored beer is about to be a thing

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That’s right. Mustard beer is about to be a thing, and chances are you’re going to fall into one of two camps about this: 1. “Eww. …

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These are the states people are moving to the most

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Americans were on the move in 2019 and baby boomers led the way, according to an annual study conducted by United Van Lines. The study and its …