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 12, 2018

Beauty

Is facial plastic surgery still popular?

In a culture where trends have moved toward ultra-magical skin cremes with anti-aging properties, or diets loaded with the nutrient and healthy fats that make skin glow, how popular is plastic surgery on the face compared to 20 years ago? 

July 5, 2018

Design

What are 'battle royale' games?

"Battle royale" games like "Fortnite" have taken over as the latest video game trend. But what is a "battle royale" game? Drexel University's Frank Lee explains.

June 21, 2018

Sports

How do professional athletes get their health insurance?

A Temple University associate professor of risk management and insurance explains how health insurance policies tend to be negotiated by professional athletes.

June 14, 2018

Style

What's the origin of the high heel?

A Moore College of Art and Design cultural anthropologist explains the origins of the high heel.

June 7, 2018

Tourism

Is Philly really a great city for tourists?

Tourism expert Benjamin Altschuler explains what qualities tourists generally look for when picking a travel destination--and how Philly stacks up.

May 31, 2018

Computers

Why do people cover their laptop cameras with paper?

Information management professor David Schuff explores the popular act of covering laptop webcams with slips of paper.

May 24, 2018

Milk

What's the difference between the milk types?

Jefferson nutritionist Cathy Ricker explains the differences between nut milks, cow milks, coconut milk and more.

May 17, 2018

Gardening

How do air plants survive?

Horticulturist Benjamin Snyder explains how air plants survive, and how they got so trendy.

May 10, 2018

Baking

Do hotels have a history with baking?

Do hotels have a history with baking?

April 25, 2018

Business

How does HBO afford its shows?

Fox School of Business professor of strategy Ram Mudambi explains HBO's advantages among the premium-TV competition.

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