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.

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.

May 10, 2017

Wellness

Infrequently Asked Questions: Do I still need to drink eight glasses of water per day?

A Jefferson Health sports medicine physician on whether those hydration recommendations are fact or fiction.

May 3, 2017

Design

Infrequently Asked Questions: What's the point of spires on skyscrapers?

A Drexel University Westphal professor explains why those height-enhancing spires exist

April 19, 2017

Wellness

Infrequently Asked Questions: What's the difference between the sugar substitutes?

The difference between stevia, Sweet'N Low, Splenda and more.

April 12, 2017

Science

Infrequently Asked Questions: What's the difference between weather and climate?

A Drexel environmental engineer dishes the easy way to explain in conversation

April 5, 2017

The Arts

Infrequently Asked Questions: How does 2-D animation work?

How movies like "The Lion King" and "Aladdin" are turned into motion.

March 29, 2017

Health

Infrequently Asked Questions: Do taste buds really dull with age?

On whether our sense of taste declines with age -- and whether it's even coming from our taste buds at all.

March 22, 2017

Design

Infrequently Asked Questions: What are the origins of the Philly rowhome?

The history behind Philly's rowhomes -- and what the actual difference is between a row home and a brownstone.

March 15, 2017

Wellness

Infrequently Asked Questions: Which skincare ingredients are actually good for you?

What to look for in skincare product labels -- and whether it's OK to switch regimens

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