10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s [infographic]

August 15, 2013 |  by  |  Health  |  1 Comment
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I just finished reading this amazingly heartbreaking book called, Still Alice. The story tells of the struggles and ultimate transformation of a tenured Harvard professor who is diagnosed with early- onset Alzheimer’s. Being the sensitive type, the book had me tearing up every few chapters. It is a fabulously written book that I highly recommend. After reading the book, I foolishly couldn’t help but find similarities between Alice’s forgetfulness and my own. I know it’s impossible for a 22 year old to have Alzheimer’s, but the similarities were too close to ignore!

Turns out, Alzheimer’s symptoms are overlooked or misdiagnosed for other illnesses. Many times it is easily written off as being forgetful, or misdiagnosed as depression. Today’s infographic lays out 10 early symptoms found in Alzheimer’s. While the disease will ultimately progress over time, early detection will delay the process. That means early diagnosis and early treatment will keep you or your loved ones with you that much longer. [via]

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Olive Oil [infographic]

August 14, 2013 |  by  |  Food, Health  |  1 Comment
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Today’s infographic features the almighty olive oil, known to some as oil of the gods. Olive oil first originated in Ancient Greece, where the olive tree was often referred to as “the tree that feeds the children,” and has been highly sought after ever since.

Today, most of us have a sleek bottle of this highly praised oil sitting in our kitchens at home, usually next to the stove. A lot of people will stand on their soapboxes and proclaim the health benefits of this rich and ancient oil, but not everyone knows about the oil’s multitude of uses. Sophia Loren swears by it as a part of her daily beauty regimen, and Rachel Ray coined the abbreviation EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) because of the frequency of the oil’s appearance on her show. Generally, we cook with it, even if some argue that adding heat to olive oil decreases its nutritional value. We can sauté, brown, stir-fry, deep fry, or even add this delicious oil to homemade hummus, pesto, pizza–you name it! But, did you know it can also act as a make-up remover, sore throat soother, floor and furniture polish, lice remover, moisturizer, fuel, and so much more?!

There’s certainly a reason for olive oil’s cult following. Check out today’s infographic and look up some homemade recipes to see just what this amazing oil can do for you; health wise, beauty wise, or something in between. [Via]

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50 Things a Geek Should Know [infographic]

August 13, 2013 |  by  |  Funny  |  3 Comments
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I have always prided myself as being one of those “coolgirl” geeks. You know, the one that can hang with the boys and talk about Star Wars and stuff but that they all secretly want to date. Why would I want to spend endless hours talking about Star Trek? It’s part of the whole “geek-chic” phenomenon described in the geek quiz below. In my case, I convince dudes that I’m cool because I like Sci-fi and don’t care if they fart, and then use my earned “coolgirl” status as leverage on moving day when I can’t afford to hire movers. That’s just one example.

Alas, it appears I’ve gotten wrapped up in this “geek-chic” lifestyle to the point of delusion. I actually thought I could pass this geek test and go on to become the Kwisatz Haderach (whatever that is). As it turns out, I am no geek at all. According to this infographic, I am hardly even a keeg! Or in other words (Graham Chapman’s words to be exact), “We are no longer the knights who say Ni! We are now the knights who say ekki-ekki-ekki-pitang-zoom-boing!”

So I have decided to take the thick-framed glasses off (they don’t actually have a prescription anyway) and reside to my fortress of geek-free solitude. Live long and prosper fellow posers and hipsters. And let me know if you figure out how to pronounce gif. [via]

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Top Ten Pets [Infographic]

August 13, 2013 |  by  |  Animals, Entertainment, Mind-Blowing  |  No Comments
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Growing up, every time I asked for a pet I was always told that having one was a serious responsibility. I have had many dogs and I see how they are so popular. For the most part, they enjoy attention. They generally enjoy company and they pick up leftover food scraps off the ground.

With the exception of gerbils, I have never paid or seen a member of my family pay for a dog, or cat, or any other pet. Not because we were broke, but because giving a homeless animal a home is a kind thing to do. With that said, my family and I never really cared about what the dog looked like. They were always mutts. The same went for cats. Although domestic cats in America tend to look the same in my experience.

For me, looks are never important and this infographic is an eyeopener. I knew tons of kids with rabbits or some kind of small animal. I found it weird that far more people were willing to own a bird, rather than a rodent. Why would someone pay to have more noise in the house? I couldn’t stand constant chirping or a bird that copied what it heard. [Via]

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Moving Checklist [Infographic]

August 12, 2013 |  by  |  Lifestyle, Travel  |  3 Comments
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Few things in life seem to be able to cause more stress, chaos, and frustration (and did we mention stress?) in people than moving day. It seems like no matter how much prep and planning goes into making sure everything goes smoothly in moving to a new location, something always goes missing or is forgotten, or something goes wrong. Most of us have to move at one point or another in our lives, (some of us have to experience it several times) so what exactly is the best way to make sure everything goes according to plan?

Today’s infographic from Grace Removals Group gives us an extensive checklist of tips and advice to keep things running smoothly before, during, and after the big move day. Getting ready five to eight weeks in advance may seem like jumping the gun on moving prep, but in reality that’s the best time to do things like clean gutters, make an inventory of everything that’s going with you, and sell heavy appliances that are not coming along. This one may seem obvious, but on the actual day of the move, double-check everything to make sure nothing at all has been left behind.

For more tips on how to get ready for your move and more importantly reduce your stress, have a look at the graphic below. [Grace Removals Group]

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