Gracie McKenzie
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10 Hilarious Sports Eliminated From The Olympics

Most of the sports represented at the original 1896 Olympic Games are still featured today — but some haven't been so lucky. And it ain't hard to see why. Motorboating? Tug-of-war? What even is skijöring? From ski ballet to bandy, we've rounded up th…
By Gracie McKenzie

The Best Team USA Athletes To Follow On Instagram

During the Olympics, NBC does its best to make us feel like we're BFFs with Team USA. But thanks to Instagram, we can get one step closer. And let's face it: the Instagrams of Team USA Olympic athletes are so much more exciting than your friends' pho…
By Gracie McKenzie

Here's How Much Of Congress Is Millionaires

Congress might not be very popular at the moment, but they've got other things to fall back on: According to non-partisan research group the Center for Responsive Politics, over half of our representatives in the House and Senate have net worths grea…
By Gracie McKenzie

Tunisia Leads The Middle East In Gender Equality

Tunisia has always been a little more progressive than its Middle East neighbors: it was the first country in the Arab world to ban polygamy, has seen legal abortions since 1973, and provides contraception to its citizens. Now, as the country readies…
By Gracie McKenzie

Which Cities Party the Hardest?

Houston, we have a drinking problem. Yes, according to a report released Wednesday by the CDC, 38 million Americans have an issue with alcohol, and the mess they leave costs the United States $224 billion annually. No, the CDC's not talking about alc…
By Gracie McKenzie

The Best Of The Internet On #PolarVortex Day

On Tuesday, it was so friggin' cold outside that our activities were pretty limited. But this is 'Murica, so we did post a ton of social media — and amongst the feeds filled with weather forecast screenshots and cold-gear selfies, some posts really m…
By Gracie McKenzie

The Polar Vortex Is Wreaking Havoc On The U.S.

On Tuesday, the weather phenomenon known as the polar vortex brought some of the lowest temperatures in decades to cities across most of the United States. Harsh weather conditions have caused record lows, cancelled flights, and at least 15 deaths — …
By Gracie McKenzie

What 4 Out of 5 World Leaders Have In Common

Back in 2011, Twitter served as a megaphone for protestors all over the world — but by 2013, the digital landscape had changed, as protestors were gradually joined online by a new kind of follower: their political leaders. Now, a recent report by the…
By Gracie McKenzie