Greta Jochem
Digital media and computer science student at Tufts University. Lover of avocados, a good book, and Saturday mornings.

The 6 Worst Things To Happen At A Tattoo Parlor

You've finally settled on the perfect design, found a tattoo parlor, and decided to take the plunge to get inked. What's the worst that could happen? Maybe a little pain, or it doesn't come out exactly like you want. Maybe you'll regret it down the…
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When Is The Next Supermoon?

If you heard the buzz or looked at the sky this past weekend, you might have noticed Saturday's moon was pretty super — a supermoon actually. But, if you missed Saturday's glory, you've still got plenty of chances to see another one. When is the…
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Will Hurricane Fred Hit The U.S.?

It's stormy seas on the Atlantic. A hurricane is brewing near the coast of Western Africa. Dubbed Fred, its winds are up to 85 miles per hour, and it's headed towards land. But will Hurricane Fred hit the U.S.? Probably not. According to Reuters,…
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The Funniest Tweets Celebrating Blue Bell's Return

Texans and ice cream lovers, rejoice! On Monday morning, the famed Blue Bell ice cream returned to stores after a very long ice-cream-less four months without it. People are celebrating the resurrection of the classic treat, and of course the…
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Joe Biden's Stance On Weed Isn't Very Progressive

People have been speculating for months about whether or not Joe Biden will run for president. According to CNN, a senior Democrat reported that on Tuesday that Biden received a "blessing" for a 2016 run from his boss, President Barack Obama.…
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These Blue Bell Flavors Are Almost Back

One of the country's favorite ice cream brands is back, rejoice! It's been a rough four months without it, but Texas-based Blue Bell ice cream will soon be back on the market. What better way to celebrate the end of the summer than with a heaping…
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When Will Tropical Storm Erika Hit Land?

Not quite smooth sailing — it's looking stormy over the Atlantic. Early on Monday, a tropical storm started brewing over the central Atlantic ocean, according to the Weather Channel. The fifth so far this season, the storm dubbed Erika may be a…
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HRC Shuts Down Jeb Bush With ... Facts, Duh

Planned Parenthood has been a hot-button topic among presidential candidates — especially since the release of edited undercover videos sparked controversy. Conservatives have never been Planned Parenthood's biggest fan, usually citing disagreements…
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What Did Megyn Kelly Do Before Fox?

You probably know her as host of The Kelly File and co-moderator of the first Republican debates earlier in August (she'll co-moderate again in January). During that key first debate, she memorably asked hard-hitting questions — including asking…
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The Big Problem With Ground Beef

A true staple of summer is grilling out and enjoying a burger in the backyard. But right now, some scientists have got a beef with, well, beef. According to a new report published Monday in Consumer Reports, ground beef can be a lot less safe than…
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What Is The NYSE's Rule 48 In Times Of Chaos?

Monday is no one's favorite day of the week. But Monday, Aug. 24, was especially bad if you're invested in the stock market, as the Dow Jones Industrial average dropped 1,000 points at the market's opening. In response, the NYSE implemented "Rule…
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Bernie Sanders Weighs In On The Market Crash

There's trouble over on Wall Street. On Friday, the stock market began to decline, with the S&P 500 — a measurement of the 500 major companies in the stock market — dropping by three percent. Over the weekend, the market continued to decline,…
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The Rooney Rule Could Change Up The Tech Industry

Recently a new mandate aimed at increasing diversity has swept the tech industry, with companies like Facebook and Pinterest adapting their own versions into their hiring practices. But what exactly is the Rooney Rule? According to Fortune magazine,…
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Who's The Richest Democratic Candidate?

The 2016 Democratic presidential hopefuls have been incorporating wealth inequality into their campaigns, and for good reason. Of all developed nations, the U.S. has the widest gap between its rich and its poor. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and…
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A Colorado River Is Dyed Orange By Waste — PHOTOS

The Animas river in Colorado is channeling its inner Donald Trump today ... as in, it's dyed orange. According to ABC News, three million gallons of toxic waste water was accidentally released into the river by a group of EPA workers. The spill…
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Never Had Chicken Pox? Thank Fetal Tissue Research

One of the few things candidates at the GOP debates last week agreed upon was that they would cut funding for Planned Parenthood. Although Republicans have never been the organization's biggest fan, this latest call for cuts comes in the wake of a…
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Ben Carson Has An Impressive Medical Resume

In the wake of Thursday's GOP debates, an unlikely candidate has risen to the forefront of the crowd: Neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been climbing in the polls. The doctor has gained liberal criticism for a strict gay marriage stance and strong…
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2016 Candidates Talk Ferguson

Aug. 9 marked one year since unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. His death spurred a necessary long-term conversation about police violence and racism in the United States, and with the…
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Why Are Bernie Sanders' Crowds So Huge?

Feeling the Bern? If you aren't, a whole lot of people sure are — 28,000 to be exact. On Sunday, the Vermont senator drew a crowd of 28,000 to a rally in Portland, Oregon, according to NBC. The turnout was the largest yet in the 2016 race, breaking…
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This Woman Tricked Scott Walker

Scott Walker has been hailed as one of the worst presidential candidates when it comes to environmental issues. Among other actions, the conservative Wisconsin governor running for president has signed a 2008 “no climate tax” pledge, reversed…
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