Author: Kaitlyn Farley

Kaitlyn Farley is MediaFeed’s writer/editor. She is a masters of science in journalism candidate at Northwestern University, specializing in social justice and investigative reporting. She has worked at various radio stations and newsrooms, covering higher-education, local politics, natural disasters and investigative and watchdog stories related to Title IX and transparency issues.

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28 amazing dog toys you’ll want to fetch for your pup

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So, you just brought Fido home. No matter if Fido is a 5-pound Chihuahua or an 80-pound Doberman, your precious new furbaby is probably going to …

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Grab these limited-edition summer treats before they’re gone

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Is your home too hot to even think about turning the stove or oven on? Or maybe you just need an icy-cold beverage to cool you …

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Squid ink ice cream & 29 other weird flavors from around the world

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You scream, I scream, we all scream for weird ice cream flavors! Unless you’re lactose intolerant, the chances are high that you’re a fan of ice …

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28 easy recipes perfect for your graduation party

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No matter if you’re getting your bachelor’s degree or high school diploma, graduations are a time to celebrate your accomplishments and achievements. There’s no better way …

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50 Ways to Make an Extra $100 Every Day

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Busy but kind of broke? Join the club. The internet is full of lists about ways to make $100 a day in passive income, but if …

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Here’s where to find the cheapest rent in America

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Many Americans are looking for cheaper rent now that so many of us are no longer tethered to physical offices in expensive cities. With many companies …

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35 beautiful lighthouses across America

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There are roughly 700 lighthouses in the United States — so many, in fact,  it could take quite a few trips to visit each and every …

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50 free things you can get when traveling

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Traveling is expensive. While some people took advantage of pandemic deals on flights and hotels, those deals are starting to dwindle as pandemic protocols are loosened …

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The best independent coffeehouse in each state

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Perhaps no other beverage in the United States is more quintessential to the start of people’s day than a fresh cup of joe. While many Americans …

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The must-visit farmers market in every state

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As COVID-19 restrictions relax and summer approaches, more and more farmers markets are resuming normal or close-to-normal operations. If you’re ready to break out your canvas …

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50 facts about war you may not know

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America has been involved in a war for a total of 222 out of 229 years since 1776. That means since its founding, the nation has been …

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These states have the biggest drug problems

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The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the nation’s drug problem. In fact, in 2020, there were over 88,000 drug overdose deaths, an increase of about 27% from 2019. To …

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The most beautiful lake towns in America

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Everyone loves the lake, and living by a beach lake is many Americans’ dreams. While many people think that they can’t afford to live this dream, …

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49 surprising facts about American taxes & taxpayers

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Tax Day 2021 will be unlike any other year — and not just because it’s on May 17, not April 15. What can already be a confusing …

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These are the states with the highest property taxes

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Many Americans have to pay property taxes. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the average household spends $2,471 on property taxes each year. If …

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These states are the most dependent on the federal government

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As more states get federal funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are starting to wonder just how much federal aid states are getting. The issue …

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These states are the most dependent on the federal government

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As more states get federal funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are starting to wonder just how much federal aid states are getting. The issue …

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Here’s where gambling addiction is worst in the US

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The increase in online gambling options and the COVID-19 pandemic have created the perfect storm for gambling addiction. The Mayo Clinic and other organizations are still …

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Do you have what it takes to be a Twitch moderator?

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As live streaming grows in popularity, many people are using the site Twitch to monetize their digital life. Many bigger streamers need help while streaming, such as monitoring …

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Want to make money as a chat moderator? This new startup can help

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If you’ve spent any time on the internet, you probably know what a chat room is. These digital spaces allow people to anonymously send messages to …

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Gorgeous photos of one of America’s most popular national parks

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If you’re stuck at home but are yearning for adventure, look no further than Glacier National Park. You don’t need to visit this park in person …

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Do you know what every state flower looks like?

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As the months get warmer, flowers are starting to bloom, dotting the landscape with swaths of vibrant color. In celebration of spring, we’ve put together this …

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The history of the British Monarchy in pictures

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With the passing of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II on Friday, we look back at the British monarchy. The first …

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50 totally unsurprising facts about Americans

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From eating acres of pizza each year to owning more guns than there are people in the country, there is a myriad of American facts that …

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50 totally unsurprising facts about Americans

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From eating acres of pizza each year to owning more guns than there are people in the country, there is a myriad of American facts that …

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These are the states doing the most with your taxpayer dollars

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Every tax season, it’s hard for many Americans to stomach how high their tax bill is. Although Tax Day has been extended to May 17 this …

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These are the states doing the most with your taxpayer dollars

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Every tax season, it’s hard for many Americans to stomach how high their tax bill is. Although Tax Day has been extended to May 17 this …

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The 50 most followed people on Twitter

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As social media’s popularity increases, more influencers, and celebrities are flexing their follower counts, particularly on Twitter. Popular sites like Social Blade now make it easy …

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Viral YouTube challenges you may have forgotten about

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Before YouTube Originals and high-production streams, many of today’s most famous influencers built their audiences through viral trends and challenges. While some of these challenges continue …

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Are my phone & virtual assistants really eavesdropping?

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You or someone you know has probably gotten an ad for something you were recently talking about. Seemingly seconds after saying you’re low on dog food …

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How to understand and manage your privacy online

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You’ve read the headlines: Company X under investigation for data mining. Social media giants questioned by Congress about privacy concerns. Users report seeing ads mirroring their …

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Chinese New Year: 20 things to know about the Year of the Ox

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Chinese New Year is the celebration of the new lunar year, which begins lichun, or the spring cycle. This is the first cycle of 24 solar “terms” …

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The weirdest city slogans in every state

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You may have never heard of Ormond Beach, Florida, or Lebanon, Tennessee, but their slogans sure are memorable. From dubious claims of being the world’s tuna …

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8 easy ways to spot fake news

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As a working journalist and a master’s candidate at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, it’s infuriating to see my friends and family share stories from …

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37 household hacks that will change your life

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Many people want to find ways to save money, but they don’t want those savings to come at the sacrifice of everyday comforts and needs. However, …

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15 ways you can give back on MLK Day

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Many Americans honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by giving back or volunteering for MLK Day. However, this year, many people and agencies are …

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Photos of these 50 natural phenomena will blow your mind

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You’ve probably seen lists of the 7 Wonders of the World or an array of offshoots of that, but these lists have one flaw: They’re limited to places. …

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The best & worst Hallmark Christmas movies of all time

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You know the plot: A beautiful woman comes home for the holidays to Smalltown, U.S.A. She’s lost her Christmas spirit either because of some personal loss …

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America’s 50 most beloved dog breeds

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It’s easy to think you’ve got the best doggo in the world while you’re both cuddled up together under a blanket. When your pooch lets you …

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Every state that will pay you to buy a Tesla

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Most people believe that a Tesla is out of their price range. With prices starting at $35,000 and going up to $124,000, the brand is definitely …

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The must-visit farmers market in each state

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As COVID-19 restrictions relax and summer approaches, more and more farmers markets are resuming normal or close-to-normal operations. If you’re ready to break out your canvas …

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The history of the British Monarchy, in pictures

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With the passing of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II on Friday, we look back at the British monarchy. The first …