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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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 …

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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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11 retirement worries that are top of mind for Americans

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The COVID-19 pandemic has roiled the economy and devastated many Americans’ savings, and it appears there is no end in sight. Amid the current surge in COVID-19 cases across …

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Alex Trebek looks amazing in video update on cancer treatments

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It’s been more than four months since Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek announced his diagnosis of Stage IV pancreatic cancer. On Thursday, he took some time to …

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NJ doctor says ‘absolute confirmation’ of COVID-19 reinfections in 2 patients

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A doctor in Deal, New Jersey, says he has “absolute confirmation” of two cases of COVID-19 reinfection in patients belonging to the same family. Dr. Stuart …

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This is the world’s oldest hotel

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If you like to travel you’ve probably stayed in some old hotels from the 18th and maybe even 17th centuries. But when it comes to the …

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Watch these teens react to hearing Dolly Parton for the first time

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Dolly Parton is considered an American music icon by millions of people all over the world, and her song Jolene is considered one of the best songs …

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You can now live in America’s oldest shopping mall

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If you love old buildings and the convenience of having almost all of your shopping and dining needs met all under one roof, you’re in luck. …

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15 Social Security secrets that retirees need to know

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Whether you’ll rely primarily on Social Security benefits in retirement, or instead view benefits as a supplement to your retirement savings, understanding your eligibility and how …

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How cleaning out your fridge can save you money

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If you haven’t already cleaned out your refrigerator while on lockdown, now’s the time to do so. Not only can it be a very zen exercise …

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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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Here’s how much it costs to retire in every state

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Where you live in retirement can have a big impact on your annual expenses. While the average annual cost of living in the U.S. is $51,624, …

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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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Is the future of fitness at home?

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When the residents of Austin, Texas, were ordered to shelter in place on March 24th, Rachel Lily Campbell knew she’d have to suspend her fitness classes. …

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Can you collect Social Security if you never worked?

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It may seem logical that if you never worked — and therefore never paid into Social Security — that you would not be eligible to receive …

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The average Social Security payment in every state

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The average Social Security benefit across the country can vary pretty widely, and that variance has as much to do with the types of benefits being …

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How to protect yourself against these 9 coronavirus scams

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Grifters, scam artists, snake oil salesmen — whatever you call them, people who try to con others out of their hard-earned money have always been with …

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Here’s how 41 countries tax millionaires and billionaires

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Taxing the wealthy in the United States at a higher rate is an idea that has become popular among many progressives, specifically high marginal tax rates …

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9 easy ways to help others during Covid-19

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As the news about coronavirus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, becomes more serious by the day in the United States, I was reminded of that …

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Here’s where the 2020 presidential candidates stand on income taxes

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Tax policy is often a popular platform for politicians because it’s a topic that resonates with voters. How our tax dollars are spent – not to …

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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 2019, …

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The states where people have the most unpaid medical debt

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Income inequality in America is at its highest point in the last 50 years, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Nearly a third of …

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How long after filing bankruptcy can I buy a house?

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So you’ve declared bankruptcy at some point in the recent past and now you’re wondering when you can buy a new home? The simple answer to this question …

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9 of the best selling men’s underwear brands on Amazon

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Finding just the right underwear can be challenging. Whether it’s boxers, briefs or an undershirt, every man’s body is different. I’ve personally known many men who …

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15 of the best selling luggage pieces on Amazon

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Luggage leads a tough life. It’s pushed, shoved, tossed, slammed, dragged, stuffed and sometimes lost. That’s why getting dependable bags that aren’t going to poop out …

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15 of the best selling kids’ electronics on Amazon

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The holiday gift giving season is nearly upon us, and if you aren’t sure just what’s hot among the kids in your life, you may want …

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The 21 best selling clothing, shoes & jewelry items on Amazon

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If you do any shopping at all on Amazon, you know the product reviews can be enormously helpful (and sometimes even funny), but did you know …

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How often can you file bankruptcy?

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Most people don’t want to declare bankruptcy even once, let alone twice or thrice. But there are financial reasons why it may be necessary at times. …

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Want to buy Rob Lowe’s estate? You can for $42.5 million

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Have you ever dreamed of owning a stunning estate with views of the ocean and mountains? With a pool, tennis courts, room to sleep all your …

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Bankruptcy dismissal vs. discharge: What’s the difference?

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If you’ve been researching bankruptcy as an option for solving your debt issues, you may have come across the terms “dismissal” or “dismissed” and “discharge.” At …

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5 hot weather safety tips for older adults

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Older people can have a tough time dealing with heat and humidity. The temperature inside or outside does not have to reach 100°F (38°C) to put …

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Do you know the signs of heatstroke & other heat-related illnesses?

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This summer is already a scorcher in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, with record-setting temperatures being recorded. Staying safe while you’re out and about in …

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These cities have the highest eviction rates in America

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The majority of poor renting families in America spend more than half of their income on housing costs. When they get evicted it can be life …

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8 world record fireworks displays you’ve got to see to believe

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Some things in life are just better when they’re bigger, and that includes fireworks. If you love a good pyrotechnic show, you may want to travel …

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The Declaration of Independence wasn’t signed on July 4 (and other facts you may not know)

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Independence Day is the day we as Americans celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, but how much do you really know about the famous …