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 cool dog toys for your favorite 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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30 dog beds that are completely over the top

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Ah, dogs. Humans love their perfect little prince or princess pooch, but have you ever thought about buying them an actual throne? What about a mattress …

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This is the state with the biggest gambling addiction 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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The best inventions for seniors that you probably didn’t even know exist

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We’ve all seen infomercials advertising the “latest and greatest” in tech. However, that electronic pill grinder that the happy-go-lucky senior from the commercial loved so much …

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The best inventions for seniors that you probably didn’t even know exist

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Inventions for seniors that aren’t just gimmicks We’ve all seen infomercials advertising the “latest and greatest” in tech. However, that electronic pill grinder that the happy-go-lucky …

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This year’s ‘worst’ ugly holiday sweaters on Amazon

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When it comes to holiday sweaters, the uglier, the better. Sometimes, that’ll mean embracing cheesy puns, gaudy patterns, outrageous prints or even all of the above. …

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Your grandparents probably celebrated Thanksgiving very differently

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From fresh fowl to fast-frozen birds Ah, Thanksgiving. It’s a time to pretend you like your in-laws, turn off the FitBit and over-indulge in fatty food …

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34 charities to support this year

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There are plenty of reasons people want to give to charities. Not only can it be a great way to support a cause you care about, …

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Gorgeous glamping sites in every state

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Ready for a view of the great outdoors without having to rough it? Luckily, more and more companies are embracing “glamping,” or luxury camping. Most of …

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This year’s ‘worst’ ugly holiday sweaters on Amazon

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Best of the worst Amazon ugly holiday sweater When it comes to holiday sweaters, the uglier, the better. Sometimes, that’ll mean embracing cheesy puns, gaudy patterns, …

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Here’s how Americans really like to eat their potatoes

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No matter if you pronounce it potato or “patato,” this beloved vegetable is a favorite for many Americans. But how do Americans prefer to eat their …

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Bizarre bubble tea flavors & where you can find them

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Bubble tea (also often called boba tea) is more than just a trendy Instagram-famous drink. It’s a delicious tapioca pearl-filled surprise that comes in a variety …

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Lobster, squid ink & 27 other wild ice cream flavors

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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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30 of the most unique & intriguing travel destinations in the world

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When trying to find the perfect place to travel, there are nearly countless criteria to consider. How good is the local cuisine? Is it eco-friendly? How …

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We eat 100 acres of pizza daily & other weird 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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Veterans Day: 50 sobering & strange facts about war

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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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Do you know your state’s official flower?

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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 McRib may be back, but what about these other fast food favorites?

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Woe is us when we pull into that fast food lane after a hard days’ work only to be delivered bad news in lieu of our …

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The McRib may be back, but what about these other fast food favorites?

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Woe is us when we pull into that fast food lane after a hard days’ work only to be delivered bad news in lieu of our …

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Watch 19K pounds of garbage get scooped out of the ocean

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Between Hawaii and California lies one of the world’s largest trash accumulations: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This patch in the Pacific Ocean is estimated to …

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13 creepy haunted homes & properties across the US

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Almost a third of Americans surveyed are willing to live with a friendly ghost, according to Realtor.com’s latest annual Halloween housing survey. In fact, 63% of …

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Take a look at some of the most beautiful drone pics of all time

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If you’ve ever climbed a mountain or even just a tree, you know perspective can change the way many things look. We’ve found some of the …

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This amazing effort to clean up the ocean actually worked!

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Between Hawaii and California lies one of the world’s largest trash accumulations: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This patch in the Pacific Ocean is estimated to consist …

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13 spooky, haunted homes across America

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Almost a third of Americans surveyed are willing to live with a friendly ghost, according to Realtor.com’s latest annual Halloween housing survey. In fact, 63% of …

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30 unusual pizza toppings you may not believe are real

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Tired of pepperoni pizza? So is the rest of the world! Pizza fans often have strong opinions about what’s best to put on a slice of …

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50 investment phrases, decoded

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Any new endeavor — from rock climbing to investing — means getting familiar with new words and phrases. Some investment terms may seem complex, but this …

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Last-minute Halloween recipes & party ideas

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Looking for some last-minute Halloween party food recipes that’ll give your guests a fright (well, maybe only when they run out)? Or how about some Halloween party ideas that are …

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Want a really smart dog? Check out these 29 breeds

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Every dog parent wants to believe their precious furry baby is the smartest dog on the block. Their love for these little (and sometimes not so …

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46 tips for joining the real world

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It’s finally happened: You got the degree, a fancy new job (or a few prospects to choose from), a lease or mortgage, and maybe a dog …

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Digital clothes have arrived. Here’s what that means

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For those who love fashion but not the price tag, eco-footprint or space they take up, some designers and websites may have a solution: digital clothes. …

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The best coffee cities in the US

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Americans love their coffee. In fact, the National Coffee Association found that 62% of Americans drink coffee daily, and the average coffee fanatic drinks three cups a …

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The 50 most popular dog breeds in the US

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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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America’s best coffee cities

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Americans love their coffee. In fact, the National Coffee Association found that 62% of Americans drink coffee daily, and the average coffee fanatic drinks three cups a day. …

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Book a window seat when flying into these airports

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Are you planning your next trip? If you’re traveling to any of the following locations, your arrival may be some of the most stunning views you’ll …

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You may get a great deal on a new house in October in these markets

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October may just be the best time to buy a home, according to recent data from Realtor.com. That’s due, in part, because those who search in October …

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The world’s most gorgeous libraries & bookstores

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You don’t have to be a book lover (although it does help) to fall head-over-heels for these gorgeous libraries and bookstores! From Gothic churches to modern …

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Second-hand clothing websites that can really spruce up your fall wardrobe

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Are you in the market for some cozy cardigans but don’t want to contribute to fast-fashion waste? Luckily, there are myriad ways to update your wardrobe …

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These homes have some of the best ‘man caves’ you’ve ever seen

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As more people work remotely, having somewhere to relax and hang out at home has become even more of a want (or even a need) on …

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Pros and cons of long term personal loans

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Long-term personal loans can be an attractive option if you’re facing large expenses like medical bills or home repairs. By spreading out repayment over a longer …

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These popular US destinations are also the most expensive

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When thinking about vacationing in the United States, there are a few places that tend to pop up on “must visit” lists. However, these places can …

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Best back-to-school snacks at Costco, Target, Walmart & more

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It’s back-to-school season, which means it’s also time to start lining up quick and easy snacks to get your kids through the day. Whether you’re looking …

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Have you traveled to America’s most photographed places?

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Are you looking for the most picturesque travel destination for your Instagram feed? Globehunters scoured Instagram for the most-tagged destinations in the Americas. They found 50 places …

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53 restaurants that offer the best AARP & other discounts

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Restaurant discounts for seniors these days aren’t relegated to the “early bird” hours anymore. In fact, there are plenty of restaurants that offer discounts throughout the …

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The 25 best employers in Chicago

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LinkedIn recently released its best employers in Chicago. They ranked the top 25 companies to grow your career. The diverse list includes big tech, retail, finance and …

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The 25 best employers in Cincinnati

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LinkedIn recently released its best employers in Cincinnati. They ranked the top 25 companies to grow your career. The diverse list includes big tech, retail, finance and …

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25 places around the world to see beautiful fall foliage

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Fall may mean it’s getting chillier out, but sweater weather season also means that fall foliage is coming! These beautiful photos of fall foliage from around …

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The top 25 employers in Dallas

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LinkedIn recently released its best employers in Dallas. They ranked the top 25 companies to grow your career. The diverse list includes big tech, retail, finance and …

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The top 25 employers in Seattle

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Seattle’s top employers LinkedIn recently released its best employers in Seattle. They ranked the top 25 companies to grow your career. The diverse list includes health care …

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Here’s how Americans really like to eat their potatoes

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No matter if you pronounce it potato or “patato,” this beloved vegetable is a favorite for many Americans. But how do Americans prefer to eat their …

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The top 25 employers in Minneapolis

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LinkedIn recently released its best employers in Minneapolis. They ranked the top 25 companies to grow your career. The diverse list includes medical devices, food production, retail and …