Erin McCarthy

Erin is the Editor-in-Chief of Previously, she covered everything from natural disasters to bridge engineering to the science behind sci-fi movies for Popular Mechanics magazine. When she's not editing or writing, you can find her karaoking, reading non-fiction, watching Investigation Discovery and hockey (go NYR!), or hanging out with her cats, Oliver and Pearl.
The History of the Trapper Keeper
25 Future Stars Who Appeared on 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?'
12 Vintage School Supplies You Can Still Buy
5 Terrifyingly Huge Spiders
20 of the Animal Kingdom's Most Surprising Friendships
18 Vintage Photos of People Celebrating Independence Day
Beyond the Cone: 10 Fun Ways to Eat Ice Cream
8 Acne Myths, Busted by Experts
How Did the Tony Awards Get Their Name?
Stargazer Fish Looks Like the Babadook, Will Haunt Your Nightmares
14 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Broadway Understudies
5 Facts About Blackheads from Dr. Pimple Popper
The Race to Save Benjamin Franklin's Cracked Gravestone
7 Investigation Discovery Personalities on Why People Love True Crime
12 Things We Learned About 12 Monkeys Season 3 From a Visit to the Set
16 Amazing Facts About Sea-Monkeys
Q&A: James Monroe Iglehart on 'Hamilton,' Karaoke, and His Favorite Books
Dr. Sandra Lee, a.k.a. Dr. Pimple Popper
'Hamilton' Star Jordan Fisher Gives a Tour of Alexander Hamilton's NYC Home
14 Shrewd 'Scrabble' Facts
20 Magical Facts About My Little Pony
12 Things We Learned About Unsolved Mysteries from the Creators' Reddit AMA
12 of the Sweet Valley High Books' Most Ridiculous Plotlines
15 Awesome Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes for Her 84th Birthday
29 Fun Facts About My Cousin Vinny
10 Smart and Fun Accessories That Help You Make the Most of Your Phone
Eat Like a Commander-in-Chief: 15 President-Approved Recipes
8 Products to Keep You Cozy This Winter
6 Things We Know About 'The OA' Season 2
20 Hilarious Facts About 'Waiting for Guffman'
Bringing 'The Magicians' White Lady to Life
30 Presidential Nicknames, Explained
The Near-Death Experience That Inspired the First Patented Down Jacket
8 Must-Have Products for Dog and Cat Owners
13 Tips for Wrapping the Perfect Present
Meet Eero, the System That Will Change Your Wi-Fi Experience
12 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets From the Cast and Crew of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'
10 Facts About Cuban Animals From AMNH's New Exhibition, '¡Cuba!'
How Scientists Are Using Poop to Study New York City's Coyote Population
38 Sweet Facts About Candy
Erin Darke on Her New Amazon Show, Good Girls Revolt
7 Visions of the Future Sculpted in Play-Doh
Now You Can Buy Adorable Wigs For Your Pets
13 Vintage Photos of Big Cats for International Cat Day
11 Female Gymnasts With Skills Named After Them
These Kids Cannot Wrap Their Minds Around Blockbuster Video
'The Little Prince' Movie You Probably Never Saw
Can You Find the Cat in This Photo?
15 Fun Facts about The Baby-sitters Club
10 Things We Learned From the 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Script


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