Posts by Caitlin Flynn

paranormal investigators

Paranormal Investigators Reveal Their Most Effective Tools

We asked paranormal investigators about their most trusted tools. “Paranormal investigator” has got to be one of the coolest LinkedIn headlines you’ll find. But amazing job title and winning conversation starter aside, I’ve often wondered what exactly a typical day on the job entails. In particular, what sorts of tools do paranormal investigators use and how do these devices work? I spoke to two experts: Debi Chestnut, paranormal investigator and author of the new book        …read more

SVU

Law & Order: SVU Is More Relevant Than Ever

Season 19 of Law & Order: SVU premieres this September, and the series is timelier than ever. I can’t remember a time when Law & Order: Special Victims Unit wasn’t on the air, but I was still a little taken aback when I saw the headline that SVU had been renewed for season 19, which will premiere on September 27. It wasn’t the renewal that surprised me — it was the fact that a show about        …read more

left-handed people

The Strange History of Society’s View of Left-Handed People

In honor of International Left-Handers Day on August 13, here’s a look at how left-handed people have been treated throughout history. When I was five, the lead librarian repeatedly removed my crayon from my left hand and placed it in my right. I was miffed and a little confused. How’s a girl expected to color with the “wrong” hand? She nervously approached my mom at the end of the day and said, “I think there’s        …read more

iconic duos

Friendship Goals: 7 Iconic Duos in TV History

From Jerry & George to Amy & Tina, we’re celebrating some of TV’s most iconic duos in honor of National Friendship Day. August 6 is National Friendship Day — so it’s the perfect day to go all out for your platonic other half. The best part of this holiday is there’s no “right” or “wrong” way to celebrate. In addition to giving some extra love to our friends, we’re also taking this opportunity to honor        …read more

Nora Ephron

5 Reasons We Miss Nora Ephron

On what would’ve been her 76th birthday, we remember the humor and wisdom of Nora Ephron, writer/director of Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks’ ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ and Amy Adams and Meryl Streep’s ‘Julie & Julia.’ “She pulled a fast one on us... I guess sometimes you have to wait for someone to leave the room to say how great they are,” Meryl Streep said at Nora Ephron’s memorial service in New York City in 2012. The        …read more