Michelle Ranken

Michelle Ranken is a Seattle-based writer who has written for various Seattle publications. Originally she wanted to be a lawyer but realized that would have been a horrible decision so she became a starving artist instead. She's also weirdly obsessed with German Shepherds.

Posts by Michelle Ranken
This Digital Document Can Help You Find Out If You're Descended From Witches

This is going to make you pretty glad you aren’t living in 17th-century Scotland.

13 Things People Who Wear Makeup Are Tired Of Hearing

PSA: don’t say any of these things to a makeup addict.

13 Moments That Hit Way Too Close To Home For Millennials

Cut Generation Y some slack here!

This Strange Rabbit Hole Leads To A Secret Network Of Medieval Caves

It's not Wonderland, but it’s pretty darn close.

The Story Of How Swedes Called In Gay To Work

In 1979, homosexuality was considered a mental illness in Sweden.

The First Woman To Travel To Every Country In The World Says These Are The 7 You Must Visit


This Girl Turned Her Van Into A Mobile Home, And Now She's Traveling The World With Her Dog


Brilliant Works Of Art That Would Not Have Been Possible Without Heavy Drug Use

During production of 'Return of the Jedi,' the character animator reportedly wandered off set during a break to drop the tiniest bit of acid.

13 Greetings From Around The World You've Probably Never Seen

If you’re planning to travel abroad, make sure you know your greetings!

This Is What The FBI Said When Trump Asked Them To Deny His Campaign's Ties To The Russian Government

The Trump Administration officially got caught communicating with Russian intelligence.

Robots Are Here To Replace Baristas, Because The Future Is Now

Taking over the world, one latte at a time.

These Powerful Pictures Reveal The Aftermath Of The Olympics In Brazil

This is what happens when the show’s all over.

Scientists Discovered Evidence That THC Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This is good news for all you stoners out there.

China Is Growing Vertical Forests To Help Combat Pollution

Talk about going green.

Mother Nature Transformed This Soviet-Era Dumping Ground Of Empty Vodka And Beer Bottles Into A Beautiful Glass Beach

She really worked her magic on this Russian beach.