The Highs and Lows of Cycle Safety [infographic]

July 18, 2012 |  by  |  Recreation  |  3 Comments
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Sharing the road with cyclists is a farely new concept to me. I didn’t see much of them growing up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but once I moved to a more bicycle friendly city for college, my eyes were open. A lot of my friends had bikes, a lot of my professors had bikes, that’s just how things go in Central Texas. But it wasn’t always so great being on bike. I’ve heard the horror stories of what can go wrong when people in control of motor vehicles aren’t as safe as the bicyclist.

According to the infographic, 80% of accidents occur in broad daylight and most are hit and runs. My mom would always say “I trust you, but not the people around you” whenever it was time for me to borrow the car and I think that’s the perfect mindset to have when you frequently ride your bike. The infographic also gives a few pointers on how to increase your level of safety when riding, which include wearing a helmet, lights, and reflectors.

Aside from the possible dangers that could stem from riding your bike, there are tremendous health effects. It’s a great way to burn calories and get back into the shape you desire. It can also help reduce the size of your carbon footprint. Take some time to read over this infographic. Maybe you’ll discover you were a bike person and didn’t even know it! [Via]

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July Infographic Idea Contest

July 17, 2012 |  by  |  Contests  |  No Comments
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The infographic idea submissions are in! We received so many ideas that we couldn’t pick one on our own, so we need you to choose! Click the image below to be taken to the voting website. The winning infographic idea will be designed and showcased here on Daily Infographic next month.

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Crime and Punishment [infographic]

July 17, 2012 |  by  |  Crime  |  4 Comments
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Crime is a large issue, regardless of what city you live in. High crime rates are obviously scary, but crime can strike anyone at any time, regardless of the statistics. Anyone can become one of those little figures in the equation. This infographic sites important information regarding crime, including how often homes get broken into (every three seconds) and how frequent various kinds of assaults occur (every 20 seconds for violent crime, every 35 seconds for aggravated assault.

While these facts are scary and a bit debilitating, the infographic also sites ways to stay on top of crime. Families need to stay protected. Knowing where your children are is a key component to safety. Have a trusting relationship with your child, be prepared for disasters and communicate safety concerns to your children.

Infographers, how do you keep your children safe? [Via]

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The Psychology of Gambling [infographic]

July 16, 2012 |  by  |  Gaming, Health  |  No Comments
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I write this post being a 22 year old who has yet to take advantage of the ability to gamble. Although I wasn’t of age when I last went to Las Vegas I can definitely say I still enjoyed it. There is no doubt that city is great and has rightfully earned its slogan “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” It’s not hard to see why people get addicted to gambling, you’re around fun people, an awesome environment, oh and ever so often you when a ton of money. Emphasis on ever so often, that still seems a little generous. If it is so hard to win why is that people continue to gamble so often?

Well for one it’s the rush, you are taking a chance and if you lose it’ll suck but if you manage to win, you can win a pretty hefty amount of dough. If you’d like to get all sciency then you can blame dopamine for the exciting and addictive qualities of gambling. Dopamine for those of you who are don’t know is a chemical in your brain which when released causes the sensation of pleasure. Remember all those times you’ve wanted to quit but have almost win and decide to try again because you were so close? Well for that we have our Nucleus Accumbens to blame, being activated by near misses and wins. [via]

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The Psychology of Gambling

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World’s Most Expensive Meals [Infographic]

July 15, 2012 |  by  |  Food, Lifestyle, Mind-Blowing  |  4 Comments
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The life of luxury is what many people strive for over their lifetimes, and those that achieve it typically have nicer things than most. Expensive cars, large houses and high-cost clothing are images that typically come to mind when people think of luxury, but some wealthy people extend their extravagant spending to another area as well: their food.

Today’s infographic from The Huffington Post goes over 10 of the world’s most expensive dishes, a surprising amount of which are regular, everyday foods that have had an expensive twist put on them.

Things like pizza with lobster and rare spices to a $1,000 gourmet hot dog make this list, with most of the entries costing at least $1,000. Many of the dishes look interesting, such as the beer that’s packaged in roadkill, but their high price tags are definitely deterrents for the average person.

For more info on the list of dishes refer to the infographic below.

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