These 7 Digits May Be More Important Than Your Social Security Number

These 7 Digits May Be More Important Than Your Social Security Number

Our cell phone number has become one of the most important numbers in our lives. Recently a hack called "sim jacking" has gained traction, and it puts our cell phone numbers - as well as almost every other account we have - at risk. Right now, it'...
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The Moment The NBA Turned Into A Fashion Show

The Moment The NBA Turned Into A Fashion Show

Today, basketball players are bonafide style icons: the walk into an area on game day is basically a fashion show. It wasn't always like this. Basketball style has evolved over the past 20 years, due in part to a policy change in 2005. Cheddar Exp...
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Why New York Still Uses Wooden Water Towers

Why New York Still Uses Wooden Water Towers

When you look across the New York City skyline, you might notice the thousands of wooden water towers that line the tops of the buildings. Cheddar Explains why there are so many water tanks and why they are still wooden.
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How Winning An Oscar Became About Money

How Winning An Oscar Became About Money

Winning an Oscar isn't just about making a good movie. Studios, actors, and marketing firms run expensive campaigns for months prior to the big night. Here's what it really takes to bring home an Academy Award.
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Here's Why The Driving Age Is 16 In Most States. Should It Be?

Here's Why The Driving Age Is 16 In Most States. Should It Be?

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. 16 to 17-year-old drivers are almost twice as likely to die in a car crash than drivers who are just two years older. So why is the minimum driving age still ...
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The Downfall Of The Convertible Car

The Downfall Of The Convertible Car

The convertible has been an icon since the beginning of the automobile era. But in recent years, sales have declined drastically. We explain why the drop top is disappearing from roads.
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Donald Trump Vs. Nancy Pelosi: A History Of The Rivalry

Donald Trump Vs. Nancy Pelosi: A History Of The Rivalry

After the conclusion of Tuesday night's State Of The Union Address, Nancy Pelosi ripped up a copy of Donald Trump's speech. This dramatic moment is just the latest headline in a history of conflict.
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How The Red Carpet Became An Award Show Staple

How The Red Carpet Became An Award Show Staple

Hollywood has transformed the red carpet into a platform for actors and actresses to showcase high fashion before award shows like the Oscars. But it didn't always used to be this way. Cheddar explains how the red carpet came to be a staple of awa...
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Will A Quarantine Prevent The Spread Of Coronavirus?

Will A Quarantine Prevent The Spread Of Coronavirus?

Efforts to combat coronavirus are underway in China. In attempt to limit the spread of the disease, a travel ban in Wuhan and the surrounding areas affecting 50 million people has been put into place. But are quarantines like this one effective?
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The Nintendo Robot That Saved The Gaming Industry

The Nintendo Robot That Saved The Gaming Industry

In 1983 the video game industry is in peril. An over-saturated market of third-party software games resulted in a $3 billion loss. But, in 1985, an old playing card company stepped in to save the day... with a robot named R.O.B.
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How the U.S. Military Influences Hollywood

How the U.S. Military Influences Hollywood

The Department of Defense has a widespread influence on Hollywood, from hardcore action films to comedies like Pitch Perfect 3. Turn's out, it’s actually a century old practice. But just how involved is Washington?
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Will A Mask Really Protect You From Coronavirus?

Will A Mask Really Protect You From Coronavirus?

What exactly is coronavirus, and what's the best way to protect yourself? We checked in with Dr. Amesh Adalja to ask if surgical masks really keep you healthy, and what you should do instead.
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How A Drone Strike Works

How A Drone Strike Works

The U.S. has become dependent on drones to monitor and target perceived threats. They may keep military officials out of the line of fire, but these unmanned aircrafts aren’t as autonomous as they seem. How much do you really know about how a dron...
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Why Ski Resorts Are Dying

Why Ski Resorts Are Dying

Skiing is the quintessential winter pastime. But recently, the multi-billion dollar industry is in decline. The number of skiers is falling fast and the industry is scrambling to make up the difference. Is this going to be the end of the ski resort?
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Why Presidential Speeches Are Getting "Dumber"

Why Presidential Speeches Are Getting "Dumber"

Have you ever wondered if presidential speeches are getting dumber? Cheddar explains why the reading level of presidential speeches is declining.
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Why All Films Have That Disclaimer

Why All Films Have That Disclaimer

Nearly all films have this disclaimer: "This is a work of fiction. any similarities to persons living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental." You've seen it many times, but you've probably never considered why it was there. Cheddar expl...
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Why TVs Have Become So Inexpensive

Why TVs Have Become So Inexpensive

In this video, Cheddar explains the mystery of why TV's have suddenly dropped so sharply in price, when you're getting so much more bang for your buck.
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The Deceptive Origins of Subliminal Messaging

The Deceptive Origins of Subliminal Messaging

Fears of subliminal messages have been present in pop culture for decades, but does it actually work? And where did it start?
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How Star Wars Created The Most Iconic Intro In Cinema History

How Star Wars Created The Most Iconic Intro In Cinema History

The Star Wars opening crawl is arguably as iconic as light sabers and Darth Vader himself. hen A New Hope hit theaters in 1977 audiences rose to their feet during this intro crawl, cheering in unfiltered excitement. Over the past 42 years each of ...
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Why Wine Costs So Much More At Restaurants

Why Wine Costs So Much More At Restaurants

The cost of a bottle of wine might be $20 in a store, but that same bottle of wine could run you $40 or $50 in a restaurant. James Beard award winner, Belinda Chang, breaks down what goes into the pricing of a bottle of wine and why it's so much m...
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How Fake Trees Took Over America

How Fake Trees Took Over America

Cell towers disguised as trees are sprouting up all across America. And for the most part, they stand out like well, a cell tower. And with concealment costs at an average of over $100,000 per tower it begs the question...WHY?!
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The Rise and Fall of the TV Dinner

The Rise and Fall of the TV Dinner

TV Dinners have a surprising beginning, and dominated American markets as soon as they became available. But are we falling out of love with them as a country?
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The Anatomy of the Presidential Motorcade

The Anatomy of the Presidential Motorcade

When the President comes to town he is usually riding in a motorcade of 40-50 vehicles. What cars make up this fleet of vehicles and how exactly do they band together to protect the U.S. President? Cheddar Explains...
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Why American Yards Are Shrinking

Why American Yards Are Shrinking

Have you noticed that the yards of American homes have been getting a lot smaller in the last few years? It's not your imagination. Cheddar explains why lawns are shrinking across the US - and why we even have them the first place.
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How Your AC Could Help Instead of Hurt The Environment

How Your AC Could Help Instead of Hurt The Environment

Imagine this: your air conditioner is powered by renewable electricity. It also captures carbon dioxide from the air and converts it into energy to power your home. In other words, your home becomes its own power plant all while fighting climate c...
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The Surprising Reason We Don't Hitchhike Anymore

The Surprising Reason We Don't Hitchhike Anymore

You probably think that hitchhiking is dangerous, and there's a big reason for that: Movies, law enforcement scare tactics, and more. But studies show that hitchhiking isn't actually as dangerous as it seems - and that wasn't even the main reason ...
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How Expanding Bike Lanes Can Actually Decrease Traffic

How Expanding Bike Lanes Can Actually Decrease Traffic

Common sentiment is that expanding the amount of space that is dedicated to bike lanes would increase congestion and automobile traffic. We take a look at some studies that indicate this may not be the case, and that expanding bike lanes may actua...
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The Hack That Wreaked Havoc on Hollywood

The Hack That Wreaked Havoc on Hollywood

In 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked by a group of cyber-criminals who called themselves “The Guardians of Peace”. The hackers stole 100 terabytes of private data from the film studio and leaked it online for the whole world to see. In ...
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The Scariest Movie Sounds You Can't Hear

The Scariest Movie Sounds You Can't Hear

Sound is a vital element of any film. But what about sounds you can't hear? In this video, Cheddar Explains how sub-bass sounds, and infrasounds can be used to mess with the human body - from discomfort, to straight-up anxiety.
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The Unforseen Issue With Skyscraper Canyons

The Unforseen Issue With Skyscraper Canyons

Have you ever walked down a city street in the winter and almost been blown off your feet by freezing wind? Well, it's the result of man-made street canyons. Towering buildings lining city avenues cause conditions like elevated temperatures, wind ...
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How an Unlikely Logo Helped Save a Broken City

How an Unlikely Logo Helped Save a Broken City

It's hard to go one block in New York City without seeing the I Heart New York logo on a building, in a window, or on a T-Shirt. Cheddar Explains how famous graphic designer Milton Glaser's artwork transformed New York City and advertising.
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How TJ Maxx is Thriving in the Retail Apocalypse

How TJ Maxx is Thriving in the Retail Apocalypse

With the rise of online shopping, retailers have been closing brick & mortar stores at such a high rate that the trend has its own name: the retail apocalypse. While Sears filed for bankruptcy and Macy’s, JC Penney, J Crew, and the Gap are scrambl...
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The Font That Makes Everyone Read Faster

The Font That Makes Everyone Read Faster

Since its inception the art of typography was very much that: an art form. New fonts were designed to suit a mood, match a message, or to better catch your eye. But today, it’s becoming a science. Recently, an educational therapist and typographer...
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Malls Of The Future Are Re-Inventing Retail

Malls Of The Future Are Re-Inventing Retail

Malls as we know them are going out of style - but that doesn't mean they're dying. Instead, they're using AI, curated experiences, and more to evolve and fit into the world of tomorrow.
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The Secret Infrastructure Beneath NYC

The Secret Infrastructure Beneath NYC

Above ground, it's a concrete jungle - centuries of buildings of all different shapes and kinds. But what about underground? We take you on a journey deep under the island of Manhattan to explore what lies below the biggest city in America.
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Why the $2 Bill is Still Being Printed

Why the $2 Bill is Still Being Printed

The $2 bill is one of the least used notes in American currency. If the $2 bill never caught on, then why is it still being printed? Cheddar explains...
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Snobby Employees May Inadvertently Increase Sales

Snobby Employees May Inadvertently Increase Sales

A study conducted by the University of British Columbia found that rude employees in luxury stores can actually make you want to buy more. Cheddar explains the psychology behind the unfortunate mindset.
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Why Does New York City Smell So Bad?

Why Does New York City Smell So Bad?

New York City has always been described as filthy and smelly with trash everywhere. But, how did New York develop these characteristics? It began with the original urban planning back in the 1800's.
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How Drones Could Save Millions of Lives

How Drones Could Save Millions of Lives

Drone technology is increasingly being used to provide remote care, supplement emergency responses, and generally decrease the time it takes for people to get the medical attention that they need. Cheddar explores the technology and some of the pl...
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How Casinos Use Smell To Hack Your Brain

How Casinos Use Smell To Hack Your Brain

Everything in a casino is designed to get you to spend more - including how they smell. Learn about how they use finely tunes scents to evoke memory and emotion that get you to play more. Cheddar examines how casinos use scent to tap into your me...
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What's Happening in Hong Kong?

What's Happening in Hong Kong?

Cheddar's Hope King explains what is really driving the demonstrations that have been underway in Hong Kong for more than two months.
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NYC to Track Storefront Vacancies to Save 'Soul of the City'

NYC to Track Storefront Vacancies to Save 'Soul of the City'

Recently passed legislation in New York City will track commercial storefronts, giving the city a comprehensive database on building vacancies for the first time ever.
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The VOID Expansion Brings a 'Great Pairing' of Virtual Reality and Shopping, Says Co-Founder

The VOID Expansion Brings a 'Great Pairing' of Virtual Reality and Shopping, Says Co-Founder

The Utah-based virtual reality startup expanding its "add-on" for retail centers in a bid to draw shoppers back to malls and into the worlds of Hollywood's most popular franchises through its virtual reality experiences.
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Hickenlooper Shuts Down Presidential Campaign, Leaves Door Open for Senate Run

Hickenlooper Shuts Down Presidential Campaign, Leaves Door Open for Senate Run

Former two-term Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has officially dropped out of the 2020 race, slimming the Democratic field to just over two-dozen.
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Canopy Tanks on First Earnings Report After Departure of CEO Bruce Linton

Canopy Tanks on First Earnings Report After Departure of CEO Bruce Linton

Canopy executives said weak cannabis oil and soft gel demand was partially to blame for slowing domestic sales, as consumers instead opted to buy lower-priced cannabis flower products.
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Need 2 Know: Recession Fears, Officers Shot

Need 2 Know: Recession Fears, Officers Shot

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.
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Markets Rebound. Thank Walmart.

Markets Rebound. Thank Walmart.

The retail giant reported quarterly earnings, and futures turned on a dime. Walmart beat consensus estimates on earnings and revenue and boosted its full-year outlook for same-store sales.
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Portland Mayor to Hate Groups: 'We Don’t Want You Here'

Portland Mayor to Hate Groups: 'We Don’t Want You Here'

An unofficial coalition of far-right extremist groups are set to descend on Portland, Oregon this weekend and the city’s mayor has a clear message for them: you are not welcome.
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