Author: Kaitlyn Farley

Kaitlyn is MediaFeed’s senior editor. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, 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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What Christmas looked (and tasted!) like over the last 80 years

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Fluffy, perfect snowflakes fall outside as you and your family feast upon ham, mac and cheese, pudding, and cookies. The family dog, sporting a cute Christmas …

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9 glorious mustaches from men’s health charity ‘Movember’

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Since 2009, the charity No-Shave November has asked men to do a weird thing (well, not that weird given their name): don’t shave in the name of …

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The cringiest ‘A Christmas Carol’ remakes you’ve probably never seen

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The ghost of Scrooges past Ah, it’s that season again! It’s time to plop down on the couch with a big glass of something strong enough …

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9 of the best mustaches from ‘Movember’

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Since 2009, the charity No-Shave November has asked men to do a weird thing (well, not that weird given their name): don’t shave in the name of …

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These Disney castles are based on real-life palaces

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Many of us grew up fantasizing about stepping foot in the magical world of Disney castles (Elsa’s castle may look cold, but the decor!). But your …

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Secret Graceland: Facts even Elvis fans don’t know

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Elvis Presley remains in the public consciousness to this day, even 45 years after his death. Die-hard fans often make the pilgrimage to Elvis’ former estate, …

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Stunning discoveries made by ordinary people

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Hidden cities, artifacts from imperial dynasties, historical documents: These are treasures you’re not likely to find the next time you whip out a metal detector or …

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18 of the wildest prison escapes of all time

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You may have seen prison escapes on TV, but in real life, these daring acts are dangerous, difficult, and, often, a failure. From yoga stretches and …

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Secret Graceland: Facts that even Elvis fans don’t know

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Elvis Presley remains in the public consciousness to this day, even 45 years after his death. Die-hard fans often make the pilgrimage to Elvis’ former estate, …

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America’s spookiest urban legends

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When bad things happen, people will look for any explanation possible for the horror they witnessed. Enter, the rise of America’s most terrifying urban legends. From …

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The highest-paid dead celebrities

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Every year, Forbes releases its list of the highest-paying dead celebrities. Unsurprisingly, many of these celebrities see huge increases in their estates after their heirs, businesses or estates …

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The most haunted places in America

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Some sites and landmarks are more … shall we say, storied, than others. That’s especially true of places that have been ravished by disease, war, heartache, …

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Chilling last words of death row inmates

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‘I want the press to know this’ You may have heard of last meals on death row, but what about last words? From bizarre food puns to …

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The world’s most valuable Hollywood memorabilia

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Tiaras and cars and dresses, oh my!   We all love movies, but how much would you be willing to pay for celebrity and movie memorabilia? Good …

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In photos: The world’s most fabulous 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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Strangest unsolved mysteries of all time

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The world is a crazy place. We’ve found skeletons wrapped in tree roots, bleeding walls, mysterious unending fires, and more. The creepiest part? The reasons for …

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Last meals of some of America’s most notorious convicted criminals

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Some death row inmates aren’t just famous for their heinous crimes, but their elaborate and even odd final meals. From requests for one cup of coffee …

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Terrifying jobs that no longer exist, thankfully

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“When I grow up, I want to capture and sell rats from pubs!” Said no one in the 21st century ever (well, at least almost no …

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These wild historic facts sound fake but aren’t

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Every day, weird but true things happen and take the world by storm, like when a raccoon scaled a New York City skyscraper back in 2018. …

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Here’s how many Americans think Biden is responsible for rising inflation

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  Editor’s Note: Updated for July 2022.   Just under half of Americans think President Joe Biden is highly responsibility for the current inflation trend, according …

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50 ways to make an easy extra $100 a 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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Poll: Most Americans don’t think Trump or Biden should run in 2024

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Most Americans don’t think President Joe Biden or former president Donald Trump should run for president again in 2024, according to a YouGov and The Economist …

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Your state’s most popular fast food chains

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When COVID-19 shut down many indoor dining options during the pandemic, more Americans decided to hop in their cars and pull through drive-thrus for a quick …

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Having a summer barbecue? Grill up America’s favorite hot dogs!

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Ah, summer barbecue season. While some people prefer a perfectly grilled steak made with their favorite, ride-or-die grill hacks, it’s hard to beat how cheap, easy and yummy a grilled hot …

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Apple, Costco & Google: These are the world’s favorite US brands

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Everyone shops, no matter where in the world you live. But what are the most valuable U.S. brands? Statista used data from Brand Finance to find out just …

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30 genius ways to save cash on food right now

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Outside of housing and transportation, Americans spend more on food than any other category. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2020 the average U.S. …

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Just how many Americans identify as LGBT+?

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With Pride Month under way, LGBT+ Americans and allies are celebrating with parades, festivals drag shows and more. So, how many Americans actually identify as LGBT? …

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Here’s where Americans have saved the most for retirement

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For many Americans, not having enough saved up for retirement is a real fear. Which state you live in can have a major effect on how …

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This ‘Dirty Dancing’ clip set to a Muppets tune is the joy you need today

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There is a rare and beautiful creature stalking the internet and she has done the unimaginable, the inconceivable, the unheard of, the hysterical.  She is Amanda …

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Do Americans think they can afford medical bills after retirement?

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Retirement is called the golden years for a reason. After a lifetime of hard work, it’s time focus on yourself and your hobbies and passions, like …