Why Hydration Was Invented

Decades ago, before anyone started thinking about hydration, we were okay. But now, we go nowhere without our water bottles. Why? Inventing Hydration Many of us have been told to drink eight 8-ounce cups of water a day. Known as…

Office Paper, Pizza Boxes, and the Pandemic

The pandemic has created the incentive to recycle more (cheesy) pizza boxes because we are recycling less office paper.

The Ups and Downs of Global Beer Consumption

Your beer consumption can depend on where you live, whether you prefer wine, your country’s traditions, and your income.

How the Pandemic Affected Peanuts and Butterflies

Very different under normal conditions, peanut butter and butterflies become rather similar during a coronavirus lockdown.

Why It’s Now the Pits For Avocados

Although Fresh Direct did not really eliminate the avadcado pit, they could more accurately tell us that they were increasing avocado prices.

Why You Should Eat Before You Shop

A surprising cause of a change in demand, hunger might make us want to shop more. Traditionally, a change in demand results from a demand determinant.

Four Ways to Understand Marijuana Demand

With an increasing number of states legalizing marijuana, demand is shifting because of changes in utility, complementary products and the number of buyers.

A Surprising Car Fact

2 car price facts: A car whose mileage is 79,900 will cost approximately $10 less than one with 79,800. A car whose mileage is 80,000 will cost approximately $210 less than one with 79,900. For both, the rise was 100…

Beer: An Economic Indicator

There appears to be a correlation between beer drinking and economic growth…up to a point. According to a paper from the American Association of Wine Economists (yes, really) the connection is an upside down “U.” As individual incomes increase up…