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Melissa Gotleib

Melissa Gotleib is a content editor at Rare. She graduated from George Mason University and was a brand ambassador for Spotify, Barnes & Noble and Microsoft. Melissa previously worked for USA TODAY. Originally from Margate, N.J., Melissa enjoys salt water taffy, long beach days and spontaneous adventures. Follow her on Twitter @Miss_Melisssss.

It’s a new year, and some prankster just made some changes to the famous Hollywood sign Rare News It’s a new year, and some prankster just made some changes to the famous Hollywood sign , Rare Staff 1:31pm, January 1
Ivanka Trump shared a precious family photo on the last night of Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve People Ivanka Trump shared a precious family photo on the last night of Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve , Rare Staff 11:24am, January 1
Grab your tissues and watch this heartfelt performance Elton John dedicated to his “beloved friend” People Grab your tissues and watch this heartfelt performance Elton John dedicated to his “beloved friend” , Rare Staff 7:09pm, December 29
Ho-ho-hold up! Can you spot a hidden sheep among a cartoonist’s drawing of Santas? People Ho-ho-hold up! Can you spot a hidden sheep among a cartoonist’s drawing of Santas? , Rare Staff 12:08pm, December 23
Authorities set up cameras in hopes of finding a mountain lion and were pleasantly surprised at what they saw instead Across the U.S.A. Authorities set up cameras in hopes of finding a mountain lion and were pleasantly surprised at what they saw instead , Rare Staff 5:57pm, November 29
Here’s how these two Air Force veterans became lifetime buddies Rare Military Here’s how these two Air Force veterans became lifetime buddies , Rare Staff 3:11pm, November 23
A Kansas City water park just made this huge announcement about the slide that decapitated a 10-year-old boy Rare News A Kansas City water park just made this huge announcement about the slide that decapitated a 10-year-old boy , Rare Staff 7:10am, November 23
After Trump’s victory, a high school teacher posted a kind note in his classroom that everyone should read Across the U.S.A. After Trump’s victory, a high school teacher posted a kind note in his classroom that everyone should read , Rare Staff 1:24pm, November 15
NBC News’ Pete Williams choked up and struggled to report the passing of Gwen Ifill The media NBC News’ Pete Williams choked up and struggled to report the passing of Gwen Ifill , Rare Staff 5:43pm, November 14
Here’s how President Obama reacted when a man held up at Trump sign at a Clinton rally Rare News Here’s how President Obama reacted when a man held up at Trump sign at a Clinton rally , Rare Staff 6:05pm, November 4
The FBI just made an announcement about Hillary Clinton and her emails, and it doesn’t look good for her The FBI just made an announcement about Hillary Clinton and her emails, and it doesn’t look good for her , Rare Staff 1:34pm, October 28
Police found this mom passed out from a drug overdose with a syringe in her hand — but there’s one detail that made it even worse Across the U.S.A. Police found this mom passed out from a drug overdose with a syringe in her hand — but there’s one detail that made it even worse , Rare Staff 3:52pm, October 26
After a homeowner posted a note warning “snitches,” it wasn’t hard for police to make this drug arrest Rare News After a homeowner posted a note warning “snitches,” it wasn’t hard for police to make this drug arrest , Rare Staff 1:27pm, October 7
An investigation is underway after photos of a man pulling a girl’s hair with a grocery cart went viral Rare News An investigation is underway after photos of a man pulling a girl’s hair with a grocery cart went viral , Rare Staff 1:35pm, September 21
What a 17-year-old boy allegedly did to a 5-year-old girl on a school bus has parents very upset Rare News What a 17-year-old boy allegedly did to a 5-year-old girl on a school bus has parents very upset , Rare Staff 7:55pm, September 1
Everything was going well at a family barbecue until this hawk dropped by with a frightening surprise Caught on video Everything was going well at a family barbecue until this hawk dropped by with a frightening surprise , Rare Staff 7:38pm, August 31
Your heart will skip a beat when you see what a python attempted to do to this family Caught on video Your heart will skip a beat when you see what a python attempted to do to this family , Rare Staff 8:45pm, August 26
Shocking video shows the moment a student pulled a stun gun on a teacher who was trying to intervene Caught on video Shocking video shows the moment a student pulled a stun gun on a teacher who was trying to intervene , Rare Staff 8:05pm, August 26
A mother sent back a Pledge of Allegiance opt-out form with a strong message for her daughter’s school Rare News A mother sent back a Pledge of Allegiance opt-out form with a strong message for her daughter’s school , Rare Staff 6:48pm, August 23
An officer broke a window to save a baby stuck in a car, but he was surprised at what he discovered Rare News An officer broke a window to save a baby stuck in a car, but he was surprised at what he discovered , Rare Staff 7:23pm, August 18
Judges gave her a 0 on her backflop routine, and you’ve got to see the dive with your own eyes Caught on video Judges gave her a 0 on her backflop routine, and you’ve got to see the dive with your own eyes , Rare Staff 4:18pm, August 15
Hours after a jogger disappeared, her father made this heartbreaking discovery Rare News Hours after a jogger disappeared, her father made this heartbreaking discovery , Rare Staff 4:44pm, August 3
What they spotted while flying over a volcano in Hawaii is sure to brighten your day Caught on video What they spotted while flying over a volcano in Hawaii is sure to brighten your day , Rare Staff 1:28pm, August 1
Everyone’s talking about the dress Megyn Kelly wore at the RNC Rare News Everyone’s talking about the dress Megyn Kelly wore at the RNC , Rare Staff 4:11pm, July 21
A pet sitter was caught on surveillance camera doing something very naughty — just wait until you see the footage Rare News A pet sitter was caught on surveillance camera doing something very naughty — just wait until you see the footage , Rare Staff 7:35pm, July 13
One of the heroic officers who lost his life in the Dallas shooting has been identified Rare News One of the heroic officers who lost his life in the Dallas shooting has been identified , Rare Staff 1:34pm, July 8
An 80-year-old man took “horsing around” to the next level when he caused quite an interesting traffic halt Caught on video An 80-year-old man took “horsing around” to the next level when he caused quite an interesting traffic halt , Rare Staff 12:29pm, June 28
A strong tornado rammed into a transformer and drivers never saw this insane explosion coming Caught on video A strong tornado rammed into a transformer and drivers never saw this insane explosion coming , Rare Staff 8:14am, June 28
A huge lightning bolt struck South Carolina and you’ll want to watch the insane footage over and over again Caught on video A huge lightning bolt struck South Carolina and you’ll want to watch the insane footage over and over again , Rare Staff 4:49pm, June 23
Watch this badass woman tackle a 6-foot snake heading for the woods because she can Rare Animals Watch this badass woman tackle a 6-foot snake heading for the woods because she can , Rare Staff 4:19pm, June 23