Shaunacy Ferro

Shaunacy Ferro is a senior staff writer for MentalFloss.com. Her work has previously appeared in Fast Company, Popular Science, and Architect magazine, among others. She lives in Brooklyn and spends most of her free time taking photos of her cat.
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New Contest Giving Kids the Chance to Become Weather Channel Meteorologists for a Day
The Boy Scouts Is Changing Its Name to Welcome Girls
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Toast Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at D.C.’s Royal Wedding Pop-Up Bar
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The Fascinating Way That Words Can Change How We Perceive Colors
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How You Act at Starbucks Might Reflect Your Ancestors' Farming Style
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The Unexpected Word That Shows Up on Every Hacked-Password List
Why Browsing in Incognito Mode Isn’t as Private as You Think
Your Gmail Will Soon ‘Nudge’ You If You Forget to Respond to an Important Email
Applying for TSA PreCheck Will Soon Be as Easy as Heading to Staples
Feeling Anxious? Just a Few Minutes of Meditation Might Help
How a CT Scanner for Rockets Could Help Scientists Protect Whales From Noise Pollution
After Four Months, a Frank Lloyd Wright House in Glencoe, Illinois Goes Back on the Market
Delightful Photo Series Celebrates Britain’s Municipal Trash Cans
Voodoo Doughnut Is Coming to the East Coast (Finally!)
GoPro Wants You to Trade in Your Old Digital Camera for One of Their Cool New Ones
There's a Train Full of New York City Poop Stranded in Alabama—Here's Why
The ‘Scully Effect’ Is Real: Female X-Files Fans More Likely to Go Into STEM
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