Google is the mother of the Internet. I use Google everyday, and I’m sure many of you do the same. It is the place you go to ask questions. Don’t know how to cook chicken? Google it. Trying to find the perfect birthday present for your spouse’s father? Google it. Want to use Yahoo as your search engine? GTFO and Google it instead.
Google is great for everything, but it is particularly useful for asking those questions that we’d rather not ask our peers. Below is an infographic that sheds some light on the privacy of Google users. They never thought this stuff would come back to haunt them, but it did. So if you’ve ever Googled any of this stuff, know that the rest of us are laughing at you. I hope you feel embarrassed, freak. JK. I Google weird stuff, too.
But I can honestly say with 100% certainty that I have never Googled, “Am I pregnant?” If you’re uncertain about being pregnant, I hope you know that although Google is pretty awesome, it cannot tell you if you are pregnant. I am curious though… I wonder what the male to female ratio on that search is.
Also, “How to sext,” is a fairly popular search, which means that every month, at least 22,200 people are trying to do the nasty over text messages. Which leads me to assume that if they have to search for tips on sexting, then they don’t know how regular sex works, and I would suggest that they Google that first.
The point is, people search for weird s**t. I urge you to keep googling your weird thoughts though, because then we can have more awesome infographics like this. [Search Factory]
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Did you know that acetaminophen is found in more than 600 different prescription and over-the-
counter medicines? It’s in pain relievers, fever reducers and sleep aids, as well as cough, cold and flu medicines. More than 50 million Americans use an acetaminophen-containing medicine each week.
Acetaminophen is safe and effective when used as directed, but there’s a limit to how much you can
take in one day: 4,000 milligrams. Taking more than the maximum daily dose is an overdose and can
lead to liver damage. Each year, acetaminophen overdose is associated with an estimated 56,000
emergency room visits and 26,000 hospitalizations.
Education is a key step to driving safe medicine use and preventing overdose. Today’s infographic from the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition shows three common mistakes that people can make when
taking acetaminophen, and provides four simple steps to make sure you use it safely: 1) always read
and follow your medicine labels, 2) know if your medicines contain acetaminophen, 3) never take two
medicines with acetaminophen at the same time, and 4) ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if
you have any questions.
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With the close of the World Cup just last week, the next major sporting event the majority of Americans have to look forward to is NFL training camp. With only three weeks left until the start of mandatory mini-camps, NFL news is shifting from puff pieces towards actual relevant news. One of the most popular trends in NFL news right now is centered around the incorporation of new technological developments into team’s infrastructures.
Some of the most intriguing of these developments is how coaches have integrated the use of “sensory training” into the practice field. Coaches around the league have begun to attach sensors in players’ helmets and pads to detect the intensity of blows to the head. Additionally, sensors have been placed in the center of footballs themselves to measure quarterbacks’ trajectories when they throw passes.
The “fan experience” has also improved with the advent of new technology. In twelve out of thirty-two NFL stadiums, the FanVision app provides fans at home with a four camera view of live on-field action during games. Additionally, jumbotrons continue to enhance the experience of fans at games themselves.
It’s always interesting to monitor the constant evolution of technology and its fusion into the smallest corners of modern day society. Check out today’s infographic for more info. [Via]
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For anything to change, it has to start at home. You have to be responsible for the upkeep of healthy habits and set yourself up for success. This all applies when you start readying your house to withstand natural disasters.
We aren’t all susceptible to the same kinds of natural disasters. First, you should check what kinds of natural disasters your area is prone to. From there, you can start to focus on what you and your house need when facing disaster. If your area is frequented by hurricanes, make sure you have your patio furniture put away. And if you are often in earthquakes, make sure your appliances and heavy furniture are secured.
Once you have ‘policed’ your area, you should look into insurance because as much as we like to be in control, things are regularly out of our hands. Make sure you are familiar with the condition of your property and document its current status and educate yourself about how your existing plan works for you. Organize your information and safeguard it in case of emergency. Ensure that you are properly insured and informed about your coverage and about the realities of natural disasters.
In this infographic, HouseLogic, a website for homeowners from the National Association of REALTORS®, shows just how damaging these natural phenomena can be, and how to make sure you and your home are ready. Disaster can take place anywhere and at any time. When it does, will you be prepared? [HouseLogic.com]
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As a recently graduated college student, I’ve thought a lot about my sleep schedule over the summer. For most of the year, I was student teaching in public schools around the Austin area. Naturally, as teachers do, I got used to getting up around 6 a.m. and going to bed around 10 p.m. on most days of the week. Since graduating however, I’ve slipped back to a solid wake up at 9-10 a.m. range while falling asleep at midnight, and it’s been great. It’s interesting to think about when our bodies naturally want to be awake and working, and when we’ve had enough. Here, we have a rather attractive infographic showing when some of our world’s greatest minds slept.
Now I am a fan of the ‘nap,’ and it seems that Balzac and Darwin were as well. When looking at the infographic to see when exactly they slept however, Balzac’s a bit strange! Balzac slept from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. with a cat nap from 8:30-9:30 a.m., while Darwin had a somewhat tamer 12 -7 a.m. with an hour nap at 3 p.m. Regardless of when you get your sleep, it’s also pretty interesting to see how long these people slept. Mozart seems to have gotten around five hours of sleep, while Beethoven got a solid eight hours every day.
This begs the question though, how important is sleep in relation to creative output? Even though these particular people are all of different art forms, it would be fascinating to see that correlation.