Are You Vitamin D Deficient? [Infographic]

June 26, 2013 |  by  |  Health  |  1 Comment
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As a Texan, there’s almost a sense of pride in the way that we can take in the sun. Last summer we had MONTHS of straight triple-digit weather, and we still managed to go outside and soak up that sun. So, for the Texans, I apologize for this infographic. You probably have plenty of Vitamin D, don’t even worry; but for all of you that reside a bit further north of the equator, it may be a different story.

Basically, humans need Vitamin D. It promotes bone health (a major issue for the elderly and children) and could be a factor in keeping cardiovascular disease and some cancers at bay. Sunlight is where we get most of our Vitamin D. For those living above the 42 north line though, from November through February there is not enough UVB sunlight to make vitamin D in the skin. Therefore there needs to be another way to get your daily dose of Vitamin D! You can get it from food (cod liver oil, margarine, egg yolk, fish and beef liver), or vitamin supplements. So next time you feel like you’ve been inside for far too long, eat some of these things or go out and have some fun in the sun!

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Evolution of Creative [infographic]

June 25, 2013 |  by  |  Business, Marketing  |  1 Comment
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While I greatly appreciate my iPhone and its many self-computing functions, I have never taken the time to trace my gratitude back as far as Leonardo da Vinci or even as far as prehistoric cave drawings. According to this awesome infographic put together by The BOSS Group, I have many more to thank than just Steve Jobs.

The creative process would not have begun had people not had an intrinsic desire to communicate with one another. Over time we have discovered and invented new ways to relay information to increasingly larger groups of people. By inventing printing and computing methods we have increased the need for creative workers in virtually every field. Without the creative side of organizations, the first Macintosh would not have been introduced, brand management would not be possible, and communication through beautiful imagery would cease to exist.

The BOSS Group is an award-wining creative staffing firm for interactive, creative and marketing talent. They’ve been supplying temporary, temp-to-hire, direct hire, and managed services solutions to leading organizations across virtually every industry sector for 25 years. Check out the evolution of creative, and wish them a happy birthday! [via]

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Car Tech Countdown to 2018 [Infographic]

June 24, 2013 |  by  |  Environmental, Mind-Blowing, Tech  |  No Comments
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Our world keeps advancing at an incredible pace, day in and day out, year after year; what’s even more incredible is that we seem to always be expanding and growing faster than we were before. Anyone reading this has likely seen a technological breakthrough or two within their lifetimes, due to the advancement of mobile phone technology alone. Not to mention all of the breakthroughs in medicine, computers, and space exploration, to name a few. Even television has had radical changes in the past 20 years, going from those huge “tube TVs” to smaller, yet higher definition sets. One industry in particular, though, is overdue for some radical breakthroughs of its own: the automotive industry.

While the automotive industry has definitely made some impressive advances in the past 20 years, seldom has something come along that completely changes our perception and the way we think about cars and transportation (with the Prius being one of the few examples). Today’s infographic from Mashable shows us some of the features and changes we can expect to see from our vehicles within the next five years. One of the most interesting changes that the graphic covers, especially concerning resource conservation, is the potential move from gasoline-powered engines to hydrogen power instead. And of course, what kind of futuristic car tech graphic would it be if it didn’t include arguably the most discussed and anticipated vehicular innovation of the past few years? That’s right, self-driving cars (hopefully by 2018).

For more info on what we can look forward to from our transportation in the near future have a look at the graphic below. [Courtesy of L&L Automotive]

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Planning A Summer Road Trip? [infographic]

June 23, 2013 |  by  |  Travel  |  No Comments
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While traveling often leads to amazing and powerful experiences, it can sometimes be maddening. Especially when long road trips are involved. I can remember countless long drives with my family where I would stare out the window until I was bored with the scenery, try to read a book and get hellishly car sick, or watch rain drops “race” each other down the windows, while my brother and I would place bets on the winning drops.

Being trapped in the car for hours on end may give you the chance to bond with your friends and family, but it can also make you feel completely crazy. Singing “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” is only entertaining for about five bottles in, and the “I Spy” game isn’t exactly the most stimulating activity you can do.

To stay safe and sane in the car while taking road trips, it’s important to take breaks from driving, pack healthy snacks, and take into consideration the automobile hazards mentioned in today’s infographic. Crash risks, traffic congestion, and high gas prices are all important factors to consider when planning your trip.

Check out these issues in ten popular vacation destinations and stay safe on the road! [Erie Insurance]

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Crafty Criminals: Top 7 Greatest Heists in History [Infographic]

June 22, 2013 |  by  |  Crime, Entertainment  |  No Comments
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For some reason, regardless of a person’s moral integrity, organized criminal activity has always been appealing to people. Whether it’s hearing about Italian mobsters in The Sopranos, or watching the booze-swinging bootleggers of Boardwalk Empire, people love to hear about the sly, smooth bad boys who found a way to beat the system.

Instead of following the fictitious escapades of TV and movie characters though, let’s take a look into some real, historically accurate heists that have occurred in the past 100 years.

For starters, take a look at a group of Brazilian thieves who went old-school and dug a hole straight into the vault room at a Brazilian bank in 2005, and walked away with $65 million. Or, an Italian nationalist who hid inside The Louvre overnight and walked out the front door the next day with the original Mona Lisa under his jacket!

Whether it’s an inherent attraction to what we can’t have, or if it’s just down right entertaining, crafty criminal heists will always catch the attention of every day people like you and me.

So, in the spirit of mischievously witty criminals, here is a list of seven of the greatest heists in history.

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