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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Why The American West Is Running Out Of Water

Why The American West Is Running Out Of Water

Millions of people thrive in the American West’s deserts today, but not every is thriving. You’ve probably heard of droughts and wildfires in California, of groundwater drying up in Arizona, and of entire communities, like those on the Navajo Nati...
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Why Finland has $100,000 Speeding Fines

Why Finland has $100,000 Speeding Fines

Finland has made headlines over the years for fining drivers with exorbitantly high fine for speeding violations, including one for around $103,000. While not all tickets are this expensive, this amount would be unheard of in the U.S. So why do dr...
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Redesigning The Office for a Post-Coronavirus World

Redesigning The Office for a Post-Coronavirus World

Covid-19 has rapidly changed the way we work. With about a third of Americans working from home during the pandemic, it’s only natural to wonder what else will change.
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Why Hotel Rooms Have Bibles

Why Hotel Rooms Have Bibles

A Gideon Bible in your nightstand is as synonymous with hotels as tiny shampoo bottles and continental breakfasts. So who puts them there? And why is this still a thing?
Why Precisely Priced Homes Sell Better

Why Precisely Priced Homes Sell Better

The trend of precisely pricing homes is on the rise. Research indicates that a house with a precise price will sell better than a house priced with a rounded number. That’s because this technique plays with a key characteristic of human psychology...
The Reason Medieval Paintings Of Cats Were So Bad

The Reason Medieval Paintings Of Cats Were So Bad

Have you ever wondered why cats in medieval paintings and illustrations look so wonky? Their little faces don’t look like animals at all. In fact, they look like ugly humans. It's not that the artists weren't talented. This ugliness was intentional.
The Big Brands That Make Trader Joe's Products

The Big Brands That Make Trader Joe's Products

We all love Trader Joe’s. Their fun culture, healthy vibe, and cheap private label have all helped fuel prolific growth over the past two decades. But have you ever stopped to wonder who supplies that private label? In some cases, it’s the same bi...
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Why Juneteenth Isn't A National Holiday And Why It Should Be

Why Juneteenth Isn't A National Holiday And Why It Should Be

Also called Emancipation Day, or Juneteenth Independence Day, Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States But this second independence day is not a national holiday and most Americans have never even heard of it....
How The Cozy Coupe Became The Best Selling Car Of All-Time

How The Cozy Coupe Became The Best Selling Car Of All-Time

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How Soy Found Its Way Into Everything

How Soy Found Its Way Into Everything

From milk to canned tuna to shampoo, soy is in a good majority of our day-to-day products. It’s added to around 60% of the nation’s processed foods. Soy has been known to provide some real health benefits, like high protein. But there are legitima...
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Why Obnoxiously Loud Car Alarms Aren't As Common Today

Why Obnoxiously Loud Car Alarms Aren't As Common Today

If you lived in a big city in the 90s, you're probably one of the unlucky people who was kept up at night on a regular basis by errant car alarms. But today, those in that same big city hear alarms far less often than you did. So where did car ala...
The Real Reason Washington D.C. Doesn't Have Skyscrapers

The Real Reason Washington D.C. Doesn't Have Skyscrapers

The skyline of Washington D.C. is stunted. You've probably heard that D.C. can't build skyscrapers taller than the U.S. Capital Building or the Washington Monument. But those are both myths from a bygone era. Cheddar tells the real story.
Are Face Shields Better Than Masks For Coronavirus?

Are Face Shields Better Than Masks For Coronavirus?

Now that we’ve all gotten used to face masks, are we ready to make the switch to shields? A recently published article in The Journal of the American Medical Association, argued that a face shield could better help reduce the transmission of the c...
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Just How Safe Is It To Be Outside During Coronavirus?

Just How Safe Is It To Be Outside During Coronavirus?

Summer is just around the corner, and the outdoors may seem like the perfect escape from the threat of contracting the virus. States are slowly reopening businesses and stir-crazy Americans are flocking to beaches and taking hikes. Are we really t...
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The Rise And Fall Of Autotune

The Rise And Fall Of Autotune

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How America's National Parks Became Critically Crowded With Tourists

How America's National Parks Became Critically Crowded With Tourists

Visitation to National Park Service sites has seen a boom in recent years. For five years in a row, the park service has tallied over 300 million visitors per year. It’s an unprecedented spike, and the reason why this is happening now goes deeper ...
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How Pandemics Like Coronavirus Have Shaped Our Homes

How Pandemics Like Coronavirus Have Shaped Our Homes

Our home design has changed drastically over the past 150 years. Once commonplace items like claw-footed tubs and standing armoires have fallen out of favor. Of course, technologies and consumer preferences have played a major role. But what might...
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How Backyard Grilling Conquered America

How Backyard Grilling Conquered America

Backyard grilling is an American institution. But have you ever wondered where it came from? You might be surprised to learn that the history of your weekend barbecue twists and turns back through the earliest years of America’s past.
Why Americans Are So Obsessed With Grilling

Why Americans Are So Obsessed With Grilling

Grilling is an American institution. But have you ever wondered where it came from? You might be surprised to learn that the history of your weekend barbecue twists and turns back through the earliest years of America’s past.
The Real Reason Soap Operas Look So Different

The Real Reason Soap Operas Look So Different

If you compare a daytime Soap Opera with a primetime television show you'll likely notice that Soaps just look different. This look has been described as dreamlike, hyper-realistic, or soft. So what's the difference and why? Well it can be traced ...
Why 3D Movies Keep Failing

Why 3D Movies Keep Failing

3D movies seem to be on their deathbed. But this isn't the first time that the 3D craze has come and gone - it seems to be a cycle that keeps repeating, every few years. So why is Hollywood so insistent on 3D movies? And why don't they seem to stick?
The Rise, Fall, And Rebirth Of The Ford Bronco

The Rise, Fall, And Rebirth Of The Ford Bronco

When the Ford Bronco hit the market in the 1960s, it revolutionized the auto market. Over time, the Bronco became a cult classic, a Hollywood icon, and a symbol of Americana. But the Bronco abruptly fell from fame and production was halted. So why...
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Why There Are So Few Pickup Trucks In Europe

Why There Are So Few Pickup Trucks In Europe

The pickup truck has become a symbol of Americana. In fact, the Ford F-150 has been the best selling vehicle in the United States for the past 40 years. But across the pond, you wont see a pickup truck enter the top 10 best selling vehicles. So wh...
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Why Movies Are Wrong About Elevator Free Falls

Why Movies Are Wrong About Elevator Free Falls

In practically every action movie, there’s a scene where an elevator cable snaps and the car goes shooting down the shaft. But that almost never happens. In fact, no one has died from a free fall in a modern elevator. So why so safe? The answer li...