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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AI Is Not the Almighty SERP Overlord You Think It Is

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AI Is Not the Almighty Serp Overlord You Think It Is, AKA:  I Spent Over a Half-Hour Trying to Get Gemini to Write Me a Funny …

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Lost in Algo-land: Are Content Syndication & SEO Still Symbiotic?

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Between the time of the first sentence of this first drafting being written and you actually reading it, Google and myriad other bot-producing overlords of Algo-lands …

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20 killer recipes & DIY decorations for Halloween

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

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Doggone beautiful & goofy photos of America’s favorite 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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20 easy, home upgrades for renters to try this summer

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When you’re a renter, it can feel like all the transformative DIY projects are reserved for homeowners. But just because you rent doesn’t mean you can’t …

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This is how much it really costs to be middle-class in these American cities

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Recessions, inflation, debt-ceiling limits, oh my. It’s getting harder and harder to be middle-class in America. In fact, Pew Research shows that the number of middle-class …

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The worst (& best) places to pull through a recession in the US

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To recession or not to recession: That is the question.  Whether ‘tis nobler to hunker down in the heart of Colorado or the suburbs of Seattle …

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The worst (& best) places to pull through a recession in the US

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To recession or not to recession: That is the question.  Whether ‘tis nobler to hunker down in the heart of Colorado or the suburbs of Seattle …

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You won’t believe how much it takes to be middle class in America

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Recessions, inflation, debt-ceiling limits, oh my. It’s getting harder and harder to be middle-class in America. In fact, Pew Research shows that the number of middle-class …

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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 …