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Why We’re Hooked On Social Networks

Births, job losses, divorces, raises, vacations, successes, photos, drawings, articles, failures, and music: Social networks are places we share our stories. Sometimes those stories are personal, sometimes they’re informative, other times they’re just stupid. Let’s take a look at why we feel compelled to do it. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Do ADHD meds work? We break it down for you in our latest music video

Last year, 11 precent of children in the US were diagnosed with ADHD. That’s an all-time high and a 42% increase since 2003. Meanwhile, up to 1 in 5 college students not diagnosed with ADHD take medication like Adderall and Ritalin, either for recreation or what they perceive to be in leg up in their studies. But [...]

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“Hold Your Loaf Up High”: Gluten-Free Diets, Explained

What is gluten? Why do so many people think it’s bad for you? Is it? Our latest music video explains why unless you’re among the one percent of the population estimated to have Celiac disease, cutting gluten out of your diet probably isn’t a very good idea. [Video by Explainer Music and Chris Moore, special thanks to Sean Cashwell] [...]

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March Madne$$: The economics of the NCAA tournament, explained

As we wade through a sea of torn-up brackets and broken dreams on our way to the final days of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, we wanted to take a step back and examine the economics behind America’s insane college basketball obsession. Last year, March Madness eclipsed all other “Big Four” sports events in ad revenue (even the Super Bowl), [...]

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Explainer: What is bandwidth? How Internet TV is delivered and what’s causing all those slowdowns

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about streaming video, ISPs, and what Netflix’s slower speeds have to do with net neutrality. The latest music video from PandoHouse Rock explains how Internet TV is delivered to you and the complex peering agreements that can speed up or slow down your favorite shows. [Video by Explainer Music] David…

    



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How to make it in porn: The online porn industry, explained

Between 2007 and 2011, global revenue for the porn industry dropped 50%. Yet people have more access to porn than ever before; in fact, one in every four web searches is for adult content. What gives? Our informative funk video describes how platforms like Pornhub have taken over the old studio models and what that…

    



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Confused about e-cigarettes? We made a slow jam that explains everything

Like with so many issues related to public health, the discussion over electronic cigarettes has become increasingly polarized between supporters and haters. News outlets like the LA Times have characterized the discussion as a overly simple binary: Either you think e-cigarettes will save the lives of 400,000 Americans who die of smoking-related illness each year by replacing the…

    



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Pandohouse Rock: How does caffeine work? A musical explainer

90% of Americans consume caffeine every day. (I bet among the entrepreneurial set that number is even higher). But how does it work? What’s it do to our bodies? What’s it do to our brains? For our latest musical explainer, we decided to explore these questions. After all, whether you’re a tech CEO or an activist, a Wall…

    



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