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Brette Warshaw

What’s the Difference Between Beer Pong and Beirut?

Whether you’re a current frat bro, aspiring frat bro, recovering frat bro, romantically involved with a frat bro, the parent of a frat bro, or friends with or enemies of or otherwise acquainted with a frat bro, you probably have some familiarity with a few beer-soaked drinking games. Chances are, one of those drinking games includes cups of beer, ping pong balls, and drunk people trying to get said ping pong balls into said cups of beer. But is that game beer pong, or Beirut? Were the frat sta read more

Whether you’re a current frat bro, aspiring frat bro, recovering frat bro, romantically involved with a frat read more

What’s the Difference Between an Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, and Optician?

As the musician Johnny Nash once said, “I can see clearly now; the rain is gone.” But to get that 20/20 vision, did Cliff visit an ophthalmologist, optometrist, or optician? Let’s find out. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor, or MD, who specializes in eye care. The title comes with eight whopping years of medical training: four years of medical school, plus an intern year and three years of residency. Ophthalmologists are licensed to diagnose and treat eye diseases, perform eye surger read more

As the musician Johnny Nash once said, “I can see clearly now; the rain is gone.” But to get that 20/20 vi read more

What’s the Difference Between Cage-Free, Free-Range, Pasture-Raised, and Organic Eggs?

Unless you have a chicken coop in your backyard, or the access to and budget for farm-fresh eggs every day, you’re probably spending some time in the supermarket egg aisle. And if you’re spending time in the supermarket egg aisle, you’re probably familiar with the assault of qualifiers and descriptors—Cage-free! Hormone-Free! Free-range! Local!—that awaits you there. Here’s what they all mean, and how to navigate them efficiently—so you can get to the rest of your grocery list. Ca read more

Unless you have a chicken coop in your backyard, or the access to and budget for farm-fresh eggs every day, yo read more

What’s the Difference Between Holland and the Netherlands?

If you watched the women’s World Cup this past weekend, or happen to have been thinking about gouda cheese or tulips or Northern European geography, the Netherlands is probably on your radar right now. But while the World Cup called it the Netherlands, then why is the government’s travel website…Holland.com? Why do people seem to use the terms interchangeably? Is there a difference between the two? Let’s get into it. First things first: the country itself is called the Netherlands, and read more

If you watched the women’s World Cup this past weekend, or happen to have been thinking about gouda cheese o read more

What’s the Difference Between Grilling and Barbecuing?

Throwing a barbecue this holiday weekend? Heatin’ up the grill, throwin’ on some steaks, charrin’ up a couple burgers and ’dogs? Sounds awesome, but are you really barbecuing? Or are you grilling? Turns out that like many things with a rich history, the difference is… complex. At the root of the issue is the very definition of barbecue, a practice that—within certain definitions—is as old as humankind (if you subscribe to the belief that cooking made us human). Barbecue expert read more

Throwing a barbecue this holiday weekend? Heatin’ up the grill, throwin’ on some steaks, charrin’ up a c read more

What’s the Difference Between a Real-Estate Broker, Real-Estate Agent, and Realtor?

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Whether you’re down-sizing or up-sizing, leisurely browsing for a new summer home or frantically trying to f read more

What’s the Difference Between Racquetball and Squash?

Ah, sports: the grand amphitheater of human emotion, greatness, and achievement. But also: completely arbitrary, melodramatic constructs that humans have created for the sole purpose of entertaining ourselves, of making our time on this planet feel a little less dull. (And this is coming from a sports fan.) Imagine an alien arriving on our planet and observing, without any context, the Masters. Or the Superbowl. Or a sport in which grown people brandish stringed paddles, run around a small, en read more

Ah, sports: the grand amphitheater of human emotion, greatness, and achievement. But also: completely arbitrar read more