Infrequently Asked Questions

Psychology

Does sports betting hurt traditional 'fandom?'

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Wellness

Am I harming my airways by running outside in the cold?

running

Science

Why are wildfires concentrated in the west?

wild fires

Wellness

Why do hangovers get worse with age?

hangovers

Business

Do you annoy your customers by posting too much?

advertising

Technology

Why are file sizes only getting bigger, not smaller?

laptop

Food

Are some apple varieties better for you than others?

apples

Technology

What's the difference between .com, .net and others?

.com

Food

What is a locavore?

Apples

Wellness

Why isn't hand sanitizer more widely used?

Hand Sanitizer

Pumpkins

How much of the pumpkin craze is just marketing?

Pumpkin spice

Wellness

Why do we need fiber?

Fiber

Business

Do we spend more money when weather's bad?

weather

Theater

What is Philly's first theater?

Theater seats

Economics

Why do gas prices vary by state?

gas prices

Wellness

Can you really go blind by staring at the sun?

Sunlight

Coffee

Infrequently Asked Questions: How does 'nitro' coffee work?

Nitro coffee

Hair

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

barber pole

History

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

dime

Lifestyle

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

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Relationships

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

Couples

Pets

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

Calico

Design

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

Muscle car

Food

Infrequently Asked Questions: What does 'gourmet' mean?

Gourmet

Wellness

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

Seltzer water

Advertising

Infrequently Asked Questions: Do we still need snail mail?

Snail mail

Wellness

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

Puzzles

Wellness

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

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Design

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

Carroll - One Liberty Place

Wellness

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

Sugars

Science

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

Climate vs. weather

Health

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

Tastebuds

Design

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

Carroll - Thomas Eakins House Rowhome

Wellness

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

skin care

Music

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why does music give you 'chills'?

IAQ

Wellness

Infrequently Asked Questions: Do I still need to floss?

floss

Urban Planning

Infrequently Asked Questions: What is a middle neighborhood?

Carroll - Tacony Northeast Philadelphia

Technology

Infrequently Asked Questions: Do I still need third-party virus protection on my computer?

Anti-virus

Horticulture

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why is the mountain laurel Pennsylvania's state flower?

IAQ

Wellness

Infrequently Asked Questions: Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you?

gum chewing

Technology

Infrequently Asked Questions: What do my browser's 'cookies' really do?

Cookies

Infrequently Asked Questions

Infrequently Asked Questions: Where do mascots originate?

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Wellness

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why does spinning make us dizzy?

Video Games

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why do console games need to 'install' from a disc?

game installs

Wellness

Infrequently Asked Questions: Does milk really alleviate a stomach ache?

milk

Lifestyle

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why is smartphone battery life still so short?

iphone