Divorce is often a dreaded word for most children. In contrast, I welcomed it when my parent’s announced their divorce when I was 15 years old. I was old enough to recognize that their was a problem, and that divorce seemed like the only outlet. While marriage is supposed to be a beautiful union between two individuals, divorce seems like an all too common life event.
Today’s infographic lays out some surprising information about divorce rates in America. Turns out, approximately 50% of all American marriages end in divorce. This is such a sad statistic! What has changed that has made divorce an okay outlet? Is it our advancement in technology? Or our lack of communication? Whatever the reason, it has to change. What’s the point of getting married if half of them fail anyway? Check out today’s infographic to find out more information about divorce throughout the United States! [via]Share This Infographic
Halloween is fast approaching, so here’s a little nerd-out for Star Trek costumery! When I was a kid, I grew up watching Star Trek the Next Generation almost every night before bed. It’s a show that has surprisingly (despite it’s very late 80′s-centric vibe) held up as a great television show to this day. Awesome morals, exciting stories involving time-travel, aliens and warp drives – Star Trek just captures something in our imaginations of how awesome the universe could be. The idea that Earth has finally rid itself of petty civil wars and elected itself as being part of a galactic Federation of do-gooders exploring for exploring’s sake is such a beautiful thing. It really harkens back to the old manifest destiny attitude, albeit not as genocidal as we were to the natives. I really hope that someday there will be a Star Trek in real life.
Then we can all wear the same clothes! Just kidding. But just look at how fly these dudes look. Wouldn’t you want to be part of the Federation? Which outfit would you wear? I personally like the TNG uniforms for their brightness and the crazy corners of color at the waist. As always, live long and prosper.
Composting is somewhat of an abstract idea to me, but in reality it’s a very straight forward process: rather than throwing out all leftover once-living food, mix it together and make nutrient-rich soil. The infographic I am featuring today walks you through the steps of making and maintaining a composting bin that can remain in your apartment (and not stink up the place).
A quick composting story for those of you that haven’t rushed off to make your own compost. My roommate and I are lucky enough to live in a cute little home with a decent-sized composting bin in the yard, so naturally when we moved in we got very excited about the prospect of composting, producing little waste, and maintaining an adorable little garden with fresh herbs and possibly a tomato or two. We talked about how we would then take all these lovely home-grown goods and make delectable meals out of them. None of that has happened yet, and the compost bin that resides in our freezer is three-fourths coffee grounds one-fourth egg shells–that is until yesterday when a friend came over, put some rotten asparagus on top of the overstuffed bin, took it out of our freezer, and set it on the counter top.
Now we are well on our way. And if you haven’t guessed, I am posting this infographic to hold my roommate and I accountable for our composting duties. It’s such a simple and awesome thing that us humans can do. Don’t be like me; don’t make it harder than it has to be. [via]Share This Infographic
Phones today are truly incredible. No longer are phones solely for calling other people, they serve a variety of other functions as well. Smartphones’ functionality plus their extreme presence in modern society undoubtedly makes them one of the most significant inventions of our generation; if Alexander Graham Bell could see how popular the phone has become and what they’re capable of here in 2013 it would probably blow his mind. Given how easy and entertaining phones are to use, though, it is often easy to use them too often and really miss out on time with people around us.
Today’s infographic from the Huffington Post gives us a good guide to disconnecting from the electronic world for a bit and just taking a break. Not having a phone or other kind of screen on and active while sleeping (i.e. falling asleep with Netflix playing in the background) means that your eyes can rest more easily without the extra light in the room and you end up getting better sleep. Have some fun with your friends by making a game out of not looking at your phone; when you’re all out at a restaurant, everyone stack your phones in the center of the table and the first one to reach for theirs pays the bill!
For more tips on unplugging and taking a break from screens, have a look at the graphic below. [Via]Share This Infographic
We are always told that drinking is bad for us and that drinking leads to bad health. This infographic tells just the opposite. Beer is good for you! Just how much is debatable. But the good news is is that it suits your body well.
Time can often be our worst enemies. As you age, getting out of bed can be very difficult. You can feel stiff and your joints can even audibly crack. Not to worry people, beer can take care of your joints and bones because it contains silicon. Silicon as many of you know is a very versatile element. Let it help you.
Many of us unfortunately have experienced the struggles of heart disease and cancer, whether personally or through seeing another person suffer. These two ailments are on the rise and it is very helpful knowing that something that can make you have fun with the ones you love and have the best times with healthier. Beer is shown to improve your resistance to cancers and heart disease with the phenols and antioxidants they contain.
Though moderation is key to avoiding abuse, if you are of age, you should drink a beer or two to better your health, resistance to terminal illness, and have a good time. Beer brings people together. Enjoy life with those you love, and drink to a long and healthy life! [Via]Share This Infographic