I just returned from a wonderful trip to Freeport, Bahamas. The water was unbelievably clear, the people were friendly, and the food was delicious. Despite the fact that the Bahamas is an island, I didn’t notice an abundance of fruits or vegetables there. In fact, for the four days I was visiting, I did not eat a single fruit or vegetable! The health nut in me was going crazy! So I had to get by eating a variety of fried fish with fries or rice (first world problems). Keep in mind I NEVER eat this way. Aside from feeling sluggish and tired, my face has totally broken out after four days of eating fried foods. In a desperate attempt to combat this, I have resorted to shocking my body with nutrients via juicing for the next week.
Thankfully, my employer provides lunch for its employees. One of the meal options I have is cold pressed juices. Confused as to what a “cold pressed” juice was, and why it was better for me, led me to search for today’s infographic. Turns out, the high speeds used in a centrifugal juicer create heat, which ultimately leads to the destruction of useful nutrients and enzymes found in the fruit and vegetables you’re trying to juice. The low speeds created by a cold press juicer create practically no heat, so the enzymes and nutrients are saved for our ingestion. A cold pressed juicer is expensive, but it would be worth your dollar to pay extra for a cold pressed juice at your local juice place. It’s just as yummy, but it has more nutrients. Everyone wins! [via]
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So what do you know, music isn’t just inane sonic prettiness. It has scientifically proven, tangible rewards. Now, I know this may not be groundbreaking news to you, and honestly, a few of these are things most of us just kind of just assumed to be true. It’s comforting to be reassured that we’re not living in a fictitious wonderland where music is just a happiness placebo we were all tricked into liking. On the other hand, improved heart health as a benefit is pretty wild. Maybe that’ll help put my mind at ease when I reminisce about how everything my grandmother fed to me growing up was fried in bacon grease.
One thing I think is particularly interesting though is how there is zero emphasis on a certain type of music being more effective, and there are just so many types. Everyone has their own taste and some people consume a lot more than others, but everyone likes at least something, right? The best music is your favorite music, and your favorite music connects you to something that nothing else can. Maybe you don’t need to be told that “good music” is all just a matter of opinion, but look at the comments of any music video on YouTube and you will never fail to find someone standing on their objective pedestal arguing that this song is garbage. Maybe it is. Truth be told, it’s probably all garbage, but the highest bidder at the junkyard auction defines it’s value, not the person who threw it out.
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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]