10 Facts About Your Favorite Junk Food [infographic]

November 15, 2012 |  by  |  Food  |  1 Comment
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So I’ve been on this stupid diet in hopes of dropping a few pounds, but after reading this infographic, I ditched it and bought myself a candy bar. All the talk about chocolate, and caramel with nuts,  really made me crave some sugar. So I’m sorry in advance if this infographic inspires you to cheat on you diet also.

Today’s infographic is actually really interesting, it gives you 10 facts about your most favorite snacks. Who would have known that Pringles aren’t potato chips?! Mind. Blown. I was also really impressed with the pop rock information. I’v always wondered how those little things worked. Enjoy today’s infographic, perhaps you can use the information to impress your friends or win your next trivia game. [via]

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A Growing And Power Hungry Internet [Infographic]

November 14, 2012 |  by  |  Internet  |  No Comments
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The internet is a big place. Since it’s inception, the world wide web has become literally a world unto it’s own. Today, there are 2.4 billion internet users. That’s double what it was compared to the internet population in 2007. In addition to these users, the content is matched tenfold. It would take 7 million dvds for each hour the internet has existed to capture all of that data. So much information that it is estimated that by 2063 there will 4 times the amount it is today. That’s almost 966 exabytes. psst 1000 gigabytes = 1 terabyte, 1 exabyte = 1,000,000 terabytes! That’s a TON of information. This will take an incredible amount of energy to store and power. In fact, the internet itself uses about 1.5% of global electricity. All that electricity’s got to come from somewhere. This infographic delves into the unintended consequences that comes with all of the Cat memes and tweets that we hold so dear to our digital hearts. We should be informed and aware of how our internet is powered and how that power affects our world, for better and for worse. [via]

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The Perks of Working at Home [infographic]

November 13, 2012 |  by  |  Business, Internet, Lifestyle  |  1 Comment
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As a recent grad (Can I still say that? I graduated in May.) with a long commute, working from home seems like a dream. I go into the office Monday through Friday, working from my desk and collaborating with my co workers. While this is helpful for our marketing department, as our ideas are constantly flowing, it is a bit detrimental to my car milage and my gas bill. I will continue to work in the office, but it is great to know that working from home has become an option.

Working from home can save you money, time and ultimately make you a happier worker. If your company allows it and you can swing it, working form home one or two days a week sounds like a dream. Pop in a k-cup, work all morning, whip up a salad and work all afternoon. To top it off, no hour long commute home! Can’t a girl dream… [Via]

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Music Lessons Make You Smarter [Infographic]

November 12, 2012 |  by  |  Education, Music  |  4 Comments
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If you’re like me, math might not be your strongest subject in school. There are a lot of ways to get better at the subject, such as getting a tutor or doing extra studying, but one method for improving math skills may surprise you: music lessons.

Today’s infographic from TakeLessons.com shows some of the learning benefits gained from music lessons, especially at an earlier age. Music lessons can help not only with mathematics but also with reading comprehension. Even some of the most recognized names in science and invention had some musical training, including Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Bill Gates to name a few.

For more information on the benefits of music lessons refer to the infographic below. [Via]

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Stress Less [infographic]

November 11, 2012 |  by  |  Health, Lifestyle  |  1 Comment
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It is that time of year. Everyone is running around like a turkey with its’ head chopped off. SO. MUCH. IS. GOING. ON.  Even if you don’t have “stress at the workplace”, this infographic touches upon some things that everyone can apply to their own lives, no matter the producer. Let’s face it—everyone has stress in their life. Hopefully this infographic will enable you to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It can be incredibly hard at times, even with the right management.

I read an article about a study evaluating the different forms of stress management for one of my social work classes. The study within the article brought up four different ways of managing stress: 1) source management, 2) relaxation, 3) thought management, and 4) prevention (Epstein, 32).  Through the study conducted, the researchers were able to conclude that “the…study showed clearly that prevention is by far the most helpful competency when it comes to managing stress” (Epstein, 34).

So, although things like yoga and acupuncture help to lighten the load, avoiding stress in the first place is the number one way to deter the bad feelings and physical harm caused by it. We must practice self-care. This will enable us to further help others. Happy Sunday, y’all. [via]

 

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Epstein, Robert. (2011).Fight the frazzled mind. Scientific American Mind, 30-35.

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