Brandon Baker

Brandon Baker

Brandon Baker is a graduate of Temple University's Lew Klein College of Media and Communication and native of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. When he's not burying himself in geek culture or re-binging all six seasons of "The West Wing," you can catch him hobnobbing with a Manhattan -- up, extra bitters -- in hand.

July 19, 2017

Hair

Infrequently Asked Questions: What are the origins of the barber pole?

Anthony "Sailor Tony" Reilly, owner of Franklin's Barber Shop in Fishtown, explains the origins of the barber pole.

July 12, 2017

History

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why is the dime smaller than other coins?

The chief curator at National Independence Historical Park talks coin sizing and Philadelphia's historic banks.

July 6, 2017

Lifestyle

Infrequently Asked Questions: Is one exercise type better than another for our overall health?

A physical therapist for JeffFIT explains.

June 28, 2017

Relationships

Infrequently Asked Questions: Do long-time couples start to look like each other?

A family and marriage psychotherapist from the Council for Relationships weighs in.

June 21, 2017

Pets

Infrequently Asked Questions: What determines a cat's coat?

A Penn Vet professor of genetics explains.

June 14, 2017

Design

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why did cars switch to a curved design?

A Temple professor in mechnical engineering explains.

June 7, 2017

Food

Infrequently Asked Questions: What does 'gourmet' mean?

A Drexel University professor of culinary arts and food science explains.

May 31, 2017

Wellness

Infrequently Asked Questions: What's the difference between club soda, seltzer and all the rest?

A rundown of the difference between seltzer, club soda, tonic and mineral waters.

May 24, 2017

Advertising

Infrequently Asked Questions: Do we still need snail mail?

For what feels like the billionth time, you open your mailbox to discover nothing but a pile of grocery store fliers and coupons you'll probably never use.

May 17, 2017

Wellness

Infrequently Asked Questions: Do puzzles really 'train your brain'?

A Temple University neuroscience professor explains how puzzles impact the brain.

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