The Most Expensive Houses in the World [infographic]

June 7, 2012 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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This infographic seemed entertaining upon first glance. Although it sucks to look at things we may never have, it’s fun to imagine for awhile. I aspire to own a home sometime in the near future, it’s a great accomplishment to own property and be able to call it yours. But let’s be honest, I just don’t see myself accruing several hundred million dollars to spend on just a house. I know I will be happy with a decent sized home so long as it accommodates my lifestyle.

Many of these houses do not have current owners listed on the infographic, so it’s time to whip out the big bucks and make a bid. Or maybe there are owners, but they wish to keep their overly lavish identity a secret. It’s probably best to keep your identity anonymous when you own one of these houses; I can’t help but feel upset that somebody could have that much more money than me. Are these people really that much better at what they do than me? In the end, the lesson is to be happy with what you have. By the time you read this, I will be in the middle of nowhere (Planet Bonnaroo) with just a tent, but there’s no doubt I’ll be having the time of my life.

Which house is your favorite? Let us know! [Via]

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Poolside Dangers [infographic]

June 6, 2012 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  2 Comments
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A nice dip in the pool is the perfect way to stay chill on any summer day. As a child I wasn’t the best swimmer, but I always felt a certain serene connection was made upon entering the calm, clear waters. My go to move was the cannonball and I judged its success on how many innocent bystanders I let witness my splash attack. A la Magikarp.

Today’s infographic focuses on when a trip to the pool can turn ugly. Each year over 10, 000 Americans encounter pool caused discomfort. Symptoms can range from vomiting, fever, and diarrhea. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, so remember to protect yourself and others. Be sure to shower before you hit the pool and don’t swallow the water.

The infographic also gives signs to look for in a clean and safe pool. Make sure the water is clear and you can see the bottom of the pool. Also, beware of the odor the pool emits. A clean pool should only smell a little of chlorine. Go through this infographic prior to your next pool visit and stay safe! [Via]

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Living in Heels [infographic]

June 5, 2012 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  8 Comments
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As a post graduate (EEK!) I have been thinking hard about what to do, where to go and who to become. I definitely plan on staying in Austin, TX, as it is perfect in so many ways, but I can’t help but day dream about moving myself and all of my belongings away. While there are many adequate cities in our country, making an informed moving decision is imperative, as all cities are not created equally. Today’s infographic highlights the best and worst cities for women, based on a Human Development Scale which measures factors ranging from available education, income and health.

San Fransisco and Washington DC. top the charts, having high female income levels, plenty of available education and females who live happily and healthily. The cost of living is high for both of those cities, but many would say that the pros outweigh the cons. Cities that rank poorly in the survey include San Antonio, Texas, which neighbors Austin, and Riverside-San Bernardino, CA, which I know nothing about. Daily Infographers, have you lived in either the top or bottom ranked cities? Females, do you have a quality of life opinion? And most importantly, do you think the quality of life differs that much between males and females? (I do not). We want to know your opinions! (Via )

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Free Wi-fi, Friend or Foe? [infographic]

June 4, 2012 |  by  |  Internet  |  2 Comments
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As mobile devices become more and more popular the demand for easy access to wi-fi increases as well. It is already pretty easy to access wi-fi in most places including coffee shops, restaurants, the mechanics, etc. Access to wifi will only become wider spread and easier to access especially when it is predicted 1 in 4 users will have more than one connected device by 2016. Not only is the user base for connected devices growing but traffic is as well, growing 133% in 2011 and predicted to grow another 110% by the end of this year.

While free wi-fi is great it does not necessarily protect you the same way a secure network may. Today’s infographic Free Wi-fi, Friend or Foe? gives us some examples of ways hackers can hijack your accounts and how to ensure your safety when browsing on an open network. One easy way to ensure your security when loggin on to a free public network is to know the exact name of the network. You don’t want to log onto a network someone nearby the coffee shop created giving them total access to personal files. A lot of computers have shared folders that can be accessed by other users on wifi, these sharing features are something that can be turned off to increase security. Make sure and read through today’s infographic, it’s a good one. [via]

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Wi-fi Friend or Foe?

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Rise of the Machines: Robots as Teaching Aides [Infographic]

June 3, 2012 |  by  |  Education, Mind-Blowing, Tech  |  1 Comment
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Think back to when you were in grade school; were there ever any special tools or devices that teachers would sometimes use that got you excited about learning? I know that for me, any time that we were able to watch something on TV or use the computer lab, or even use dry-erase boards, the day was going to be more fun than usual. Kids going to school today, though, would be put to sleep by that sort of thing; now computers and even tablets in the classroom are becoming more and more common and they’re allowing kids to have fun while they’re learning.

This new generation’s children are going to have something even cooler coming their way in terms of in-class technology: robots. Robotic technology is advancing to the point that kids in select classrooms the world over are being taught to build their own robots on a simple level, and the technology is only going to grow from there and give kids a new outlet for learning. Besides, what kid wouldn’t want their own robot?

Today’s infographic from onlineschools.com shows how robotic technology is advancing and how it will hopefully be integrated into learning in the not-too-distant future.

My favorite point of the graphic comes from the story of the kid who, thanks to a heart condition, is unable to attend school and sends a robot in his place instead. Awesome.

For more details on this growing trend refer to the infographic below and onlineschools.com. [Via]

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