Diabetes by the Numbers [Infographic]

November 26, 2012 |  by  |  Health, Lifestyle  |  1 Comment
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We Americans love our sweets, that’s a fact. There are hundreds of varieties of candies and cakes out there; enough to satisfy even the largest of sweet-tooths (you can even get fried Coca-Cola at some county fairs! Fried soda!). Though we do love these treats, there should be general restraint used. That’s not to say they should be cut out entirely; eating sweets in limited quantity every once in awhile might not be so bad, but it’s once you start habitually over-consuming that the problems can occur. One of the (obvious) unintended consequences of this sugar over-consumption is the toll that can be taken on your health, specifically in the form of diabetes.

Today’s infographic from jsonline.com gives us an overview of Americans with diabetes. According to the graphic, more than 8% of the U.S. population has diabetes. While that might not seem like a huge percentage, it still equals out to around 28 million people who are afflicted! Diabetes is also a leading cause of limb amputation, but with comprehensive foot care programs the number of limbs lost could be reduced drastically.

For more information on diabetes in America refer to the infographic below. [Via]

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Roomba by Numbers [infographic]

November 25, 2012 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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Howdy folks! I hope you all have had a wonderful week/weekend of rest. The infographic that I have for you today fits in with the sit back and relax theme. iRobots. True, the majority of people do not own such luxuries, but when one’s a busy person like yourself, who wouldn’t want to come home to a pristine floor (that they didn’t spend a minute on)?

What’s even better than getting to be lazy about at least one thing in your life is that you can claim you have Jesse Pinkman’s awesome toy. Come on, who wouldn’t want to be more connected to the genius of Breaking Bad? People would come over to your house and think you’re the coolest stuff eva.

But enough with the sales pitch. This infographic tells us some of the facts about Roomba’s in general. It lets us know in what settings they are used (including space!), how many weird things they pick up, and the different animals that have been lucky enough to ride around on one. These things are as cool as my mom’s feet—which are pretty darn cold. Hope y’all have a great Sunday! Keep that relaxin feeling! [irobot]

 

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Money 101: For Parents & Teens [infographic]

November 24, 2012 |  by  |  Education  |  2 Comments
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I know I’ve ranted about this subject before, but in my opinion financial management education is one of the most important learning experiences for teenagers. “Money doesn’t grow on trees!” I was always told, and I took it to heart. I very rarely spent birthday or holiday money on things I wanted. I put it in the bank and saved. Of course now in college I’ve spent a ton of my savings, but all those times putting money away has made my current financial situation a little above average.

I always had parents who taught me the importance of personal finance coupled with teachers who would go out of their way and introduce financial management lessons into an english or science class. They know that kids need to know how to take care of their money, and to my benefit they sacrificed valuable class time to teach us.

Today’s graphic shows the many ways teens acquire money, one of the most popular being chores. I never got paid to do chores, or yard work. It was always “for the good of the family”. I got a job as soon as I turned 16 and nothing felt better than getting my own paycheck. Still doesn’t. Money management for teens can be challenging, but Bank of America lends a hand with a Money 101 guide on teenager saving and spending. [Bank of America]

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Mr. and Mrs. Perfect: The Ideal Partner [infographic]

November 23, 2012 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  2 Comments
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Looks seem to have a lot to do with relationships and today’s graphic only supports that claim. According to the information down below, looks mean more than hobbies, religion or education. Does this mean we are a shallow society? I hoped not, but the data doesn’t lie.

Looks have always determined initial attraction. It has always been that way and its why we dress up before going to the bars or a night on the town. Of course personality and other factors play a big role in relationships, attractiveness has been on the top of our list for most human history.

Exercise is a great way to stay healthy and keep a fit form. I believe there has been an increase in healthy life-styles during the last decade. Something that was desperately needed to battle the fast-food empire that has taken a lot of the world by storm. Finding the right partner consists of many attributes, but lookin’ cute doesn’t hurt. [Parship.com]

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Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday

November 22, 2012 |  by  |  Holiday, Retail  |  1 Comment
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Is anyone else terrified of the Black Friday festivities that are about to commence? People turn into selfish, vile entities of greed during the shopping process (I guess that’s why it’s called Black Friday). I decided to attend Black Friday last year just for the fun of it, to see what all the hype was about. And good gosh, I was absolutely horrified. While I was examining a pair of shoes (the last size 7′s I might add) some women came and actually snatched them out my hand! Luckily I was too full of Thanksgiving turkey to really care, but the nerve!! I’m sure any other day this lady wouldn’t dare to have done that, but because it’s Black Friday she suddenly had reason to be rude?!

Therefore, I will never brave Black Friday shopping again. Cyber Monday offers a safer, more civil shopping experience that can be enjoyed from home, local coffee shop, or any other place with internet. Today’s inforaphic offers some interesting stories and information about Cyber Monday and Black Friday. Good luck to all you brave shoppers out there, get those deals and stay strong! [via]

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