Why Wine Costs So Much More At Restaurants

Why Wine Costs So Much More At Restaurants

The cost of a bottle of wine might be $20 in a store, but that same bottle of wine could run you $40 or $50 in a restaurant. James Beard award winner, Belinda Chang, breaks down what goes into the pricing of a bottle of wine and why it's so much m...
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How Fake Trees Took Over America

How Fake Trees Took Over America

Cell towers disguised as trees are sprouting up all across America. And for the most part, they stand out like well, a cell tower. And with concealment costs at an average of over $100,000 per tower it begs the question...WHY?!
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The Rise and Fall of the TV Dinner

The Rise and Fall of the TV Dinner

TV Dinners have a surprising beginning, and dominated American markets as soon as they became available. But are we falling out of love with them as a country?
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The Anatomy of the Presidential Motorcade

The Anatomy of the Presidential Motorcade

When the President comes to town he is usually riding in a motorcade of 40-50 vehicles. What cars make up this fleet of vehicles and how exactly do they band together to protect the U.S. President? Cheddar Explains...
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Why American Yards Are Shrinking

Why American Yards Are Shrinking

Have you noticed that the yards of American homes have been getting a lot smaller in the last few years? It's not your imagination. Cheddar explains why lawns are shrinking across the US - and why we even have them the first place.
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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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The Surprising Reason We Don't Hitchhike Anymore

The Surprising Reason We Don't Hitchhike Anymore

You probably think that hitchhiking is dangerous, and there's a big reason for that: Movies, law enforcement scare tactics, and more. But studies show that hitchhiking isn't actually as dangerous as it seems - and that wasn't even the main reason ...
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How Expanding Bike Lanes Can Actually Decrease Traffic

How Expanding Bike Lanes Can Actually Decrease Traffic

Common sentiment is that expanding the amount of space that is dedicated to bike lanes would increase congestion and automobile traffic. We take a look at some studies that indicate this may not be the case, and that expanding bike lanes may actua...
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The Hack That Wreaked Havoc on Hollywood

The Hack That Wreaked Havoc on Hollywood

In 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked by a group of cyber-criminals who called themselves “The Guardians of Peace”. The hackers stole 100 terabytes of private data from the film studio and leaked it online for the whole world to see. In ...
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The Scariest Movie Sounds You Can't Hear

The Scariest Movie Sounds You Can't Hear

Sound is a vital element of any film. But what about sounds you can't hear? In this video, Cheddar Explains how sub-bass sounds, and infrasounds can be used to mess with the human body - from discomfort, to straight-up anxiety.
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The Unforseen Issue With Skyscraper Canyons

The Unforseen Issue With Skyscraper Canyons

Have you ever walked down a city street in the winter and almost been blown off your feet by freezing wind? Well, it's the result of man-made street canyons. Towering buildings lining city avenues cause conditions like elevated temperatures, wind ...
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How an Unlikely Logo Helped Save a Broken City

How an Unlikely Logo Helped Save a Broken City

It's hard to go one block in New York City without seeing the I Heart New York logo on a building, in a window, or on a T-Shirt. Cheddar Explains how famous graphic designer Milton Glaser's artwork transformed New York City and advertising.
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How TJ Maxx is Thriving in the Retail Apocalypse

How TJ Maxx is Thriving in the Retail Apocalypse

With the rise of online shopping, retailers have been closing brick & mortar stores at such a high rate that the trend has its own name: the retail apocalypse. While Sears filed for bankruptcy and Macy’s, JC Penney, J Crew, and the Gap are scrambl...
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The Font That Makes Everyone Read Faster

The Font That Makes Everyone Read Faster

Since its inception the art of typography was very much that: an art form. New fonts were designed to suit a mood, match a message, or to better catch your eye. But today, it’s becoming a science. Recently, an educational therapist and typographer...
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Malls Of The Future Are Re-Inventing Retail

Malls Of The Future Are Re-Inventing Retail

Malls as we know them are going out of style - but that doesn't mean they're dying. Instead, they're using AI, curated experiences, and more to evolve and fit into the world of tomorrow.
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The Secret Infrastructure Beneath NYC

The Secret Infrastructure Beneath NYC

Above ground, it's a concrete jungle - centuries of buildings of all different shapes and kinds. But what about underground? We take you on a journey deep under the island of Manhattan to explore what lies below the biggest city in America.
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Why the $2 Bill is Still Being Printed

Why the $2 Bill is Still Being Printed

The $2 bill is one of the least used notes in American currency. If the $2 bill never caught on, then why is it still being printed? Cheddar explains...
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Why Does New York City Smell So Bad?

Why Does New York City Smell So Bad?

New York City has always been described as filthy and smelly with trash everywhere. But, how did New York develop these characteristics? It began with the original urban planning back in the 1800's.
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Snobby Employees May Inadvertently Increase Sales

Snobby Employees May Inadvertently Increase Sales

A study conducted by the University of British Columbia found that rude employees in luxury stores can actually make you want to buy more. Cheddar explains the psychology behind the unfortunate mindset.
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How Drones Could Save Millions of Lives

How Drones Could Save Millions of Lives

Drone technology is increasingly being used to provide remote care, supplement emergency responses, and generally decrease the time it takes for people to get the medical attention that they need. Cheddar explores the technology and some of the pl...
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How Casinos Use Smell To Hack Your Brain

How Casinos Use Smell To Hack Your Brain

Everything in a casino is designed to get you to spend more - including how they smell. Learn about how they use finely tunes scents to evoke memory and emotion that get you to play more. Cheddar examines how casinos use scent to tap into your me...
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What's Happening in Hong Kong?

What's Happening in Hong Kong?

Cheddar's Hope King explains what is really driving the demonstrations that have been underway in Hong Kong for more than two months.
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NYC to Track Storefront Vacancies to Save 'Soul of the City'

NYC to Track Storefront Vacancies to Save 'Soul of the City'

Recently passed legislation in New York City will track commercial storefronts, giving the city a comprehensive database on building vacancies for the first time ever.
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The VOID Expansion Brings a 'Great Pairing' of Virtual Reality and Shopping, Says Co-Founder

The VOID Expansion Brings a 'Great Pairing' of Virtual Reality and Shopping, Says Co-Founder

The Utah-based virtual reality startup expanding its "add-on" for retail centers in a bid to draw shoppers back to malls and into the worlds of Hollywood's most popular franchises through its virtual reality experiences.
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Hickenlooper Shuts Down Presidential Campaign, Leaves Door Open for Senate Run

Hickenlooper Shuts Down Presidential Campaign, Leaves Door Open for Senate Run

Former two-term Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has officially dropped out of the 2020 race, slimming the Democratic field to just over two-dozen.
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Canopy Tanks on First Earnings Report After Departure of CEO Bruce Linton

Canopy Tanks on First Earnings Report After Departure of CEO Bruce Linton

Canopy executives said weak cannabis oil and soft gel demand was partially to blame for slowing domestic sales, as consumers instead opted to buy lower-priced cannabis flower products.
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Need 2 Know: Recession Fears, Officers Shot

Need 2 Know: Recession Fears, Officers Shot

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.
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Markets Rebound. Thank Walmart.

Markets Rebound. Thank Walmart.

The retail giant reported quarterly earnings, and futures turned on a dime. Walmart beat consensus estimates on earnings and revenue and boosted its full-year outlook for same-store sales.
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Portland Mayor to Hate Groups: 'We Don’t Want You Here'

Portland Mayor to Hate Groups: 'We Don’t Want You Here'

An unofficial coalition of far-right extremist groups are set to descend on Portland, Oregon this weekend and the city’s mayor has a clear message for them: you are not welcome.
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WTF Is a Yield Curve?

WTF Is a Yield Curve?

Cheddar's Nora Ali explains the yield curve for treasury bonds, the figures that had traders spooked during the big stock selloff on Wednesday.
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Dow Drops Big, Blame the Fed?

Dow Drops Big, Blame the Fed?

As markets melted down Wednesday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to blame the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy for recent slides.
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ViacomCBS a Good Plan but Questions About Strategy Remain

ViacomCBS a Good Plan but Questions About Strategy Remain

While the combined media giants will be able to produce more content, the jury is still out on whether or not ViacomCBS will be able to compete with other streaming behemoths.
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Greenbox Robotics' CBD-Dispensing Robot Makes Its New York City Debut

Greenbox Robotics' CBD-Dispensing Robot Makes Its New York City Debut

Greenbox Robotics' artificial intelligence-powered robots at CBD and wellness shop Come Back Daily. Founder Zack Johnson hopes machine will not only boost business and speed up sales, but also educate customers about hemp compound CBD.
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Nike Steps Into the Subscription Service Business

Nike Steps Into the Subscription Service Business

Parents can subscribe for kids ages 2 to 10 and receive Nike shoes delivered to their door. The boxed service boasts over 100 different styles of kicks ranging from performance to street wear options.
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Nike Steps Into the Subscription Service Business

Nike Steps Into the Subscription Service Business

Parents can subscribe for kids ages 2 to 10 and receive Nike shoes delivered to their door. The boxed service boasts over 100 different styles of kicks ranging from performance to street wear options.
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Need2Know: NFL Hires Jay-Z, Flying Private

Need2Know: NFL Hires Jay-Z, Flying Private

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.
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WeWork Parent Company's Financials Raise Concerns in IPO Filing

WeWork Parent Company's Financials Raise Concerns in IPO Filing

The S-1 filing reports that the We Company grew revenues to more than $1.8 billion in 2018. But it also detailed growing net losses, which were under half a billion in 2016, and grew to $1.9 billion by the end of 2018.
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Bond Yields Flash Ominous Warning Sign for Economy

Bond Yields Flash Ominous Warning Sign for Economy

The spread between the 2-year and 10-year Treasury yields flipped for the first time since 2007, with the 2-year moving higher than the benchmark 10-year. A flattening of the yield curve has been a reliable predictor of a recession for the last ha...
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Greenbox Robotics's CBD-Dispensing Robot Makes Its New York City Debut

Greenbox Robotics's CBD-Dispensing Robot Makes Its New York City Debut

Greenbox Robotics' artificial intelligence-powered robots at CBD and wellness shop Come Back Daily. Founder Zack Johnson hopes machine will not only boost business and speed up sales, but also educate customers about hemp compound CBD.
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Critics Fight Back After Trump Administration Weakens Endangered Species Act

Critics Fight Back After Trump Administration Weakens Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration significantly weakened the Endangered Species Act (ESA) this week, largely gutting its implementation mechanisms to allow for greater economic development in protected habitats. The decision — announced by the U.S. Secreta...
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Startup Sunday Bringing 'Hyper-Custom' Lawn Care to American Yards

Startup Sunday Bringing 'Hyper-Custom' Lawn Care to American Yards

Founder and CEO Coulter Lewis told Cheddar that Sunday aims to distinguish itself within the industry by focusing on the strength of grass, rather than on killing weeds and pests.
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Media Landscape Shrinks as CBS and Viacom Merge

Media Landscape Shrinks as CBS and Viacom Merge

CBS ($CBS) and Viacom ($VIA) have reached an agreement to merge, with Viacom shareholders receiving nearly 0.6 CBS shares for each Viacom share they own.
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Argentina's Economy Implodes After Primary Election: 'Every Election Is a Message' Says President

Argentina's Economy Implodes After Primary Election: 'Every Election Is a Message' Says President

Argentina’s stock market and currency value plummeted this week following a shocking electoral defeat on Sunday for President Mauricio Macri, the nation’s conservative leader.
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VineSight Uses AI to Take on Fake News in 2020 Election

VineSight Uses AI to Take on Fake News in 2020 Election

VineSight, an AI-based start-up, is working to detect misinformation attacks against candidates like Joe Biden or Kamala Harris early during their campaigns.
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Why Skyscraper Cemeteries Are On The Rise

Why Skyscraper Cemeteries Are On The Rise

Imagine a tower of the dead, looming over your downtown. Creepy? Or a good reminder that life is fleeting? Cheddar Explains why vertical cemeteries are on the rise.
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Viral Video: Slip 'N Slide for Fish

Viral Video: Slip 'N Slide for Fish

This salmon cannon was developed to help fish pass over dams in seconds, rather than days.
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Climate Change Is Now Part of Medical Education

Climate Change Is Now Part of Medical Education

Dr. Mona Sarfaty, the director of the Medical Society's consortium on climate and health, details how the changing climate requires a change in the way future doctors are taught about public health.
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Need 2 Know: Epstein’s Island Raided, Ebola Cure

Need 2 Know: Epstein’s Island Raided, Ebola Cure

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019.
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