Online Tracking 101: Who’s Watching You? [infographic]

January 19, 2013 |  by  |  Internet  |  No Comments
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Big Brother is at it again you guys, and in 2013 it is worse than ever. New technology means tracking user habits and preferences has become even easier. Of course we all know Facebook will sell our soul to Russia and we seem okay with it, but your privacy is invaded way more than you think.

Travel sites and online shops will raise the price on items if you visit the site, or search for the item often. It is always better to delete your cookies or use an ‘incognito mode’ when shopping online to guarantee the lowest price.

Google, the company we all know and love knows more about you than your mom. Medical problems, credit scores, religious, political and sexual beliefs are just a few things Google knows about you. Online privacy is a hot-button issue, but like many issues facing the younger generation the current political elite tend to ignore. My state representative and head of The House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Lamar Smith, has a lot of decision making power over the internet and has proposed the privacy killing bill SOPA along with a staunch anti-web voting record.

The older generation needs to realize that the internet isn’t going anywhere, and protecting its natural state is incredibly important. [Via]

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2013: Keeping your New Years Resolution [infographic]

January 18, 2013 |  by  |  Health, Recreation  |  No Comments
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The most common day to give your New Years resolution up has already passed, January 10th. Have you made it thus far? If so good job! But remember, 22% of people drop their resolution by the end of January, will you be part of that statistic?

New Years resolutions are a great thing, but keeping up with them can be difficult because breaking old habits and creating new ones can be a hassle. I was told in grade school it would take 40 days in a row to create a new habit. I still believe this is pretty true. If only breaking habits were as easy…

Going to the gym is one of the most popular resolutions in America and one of the hardest to keep at. It is costly, time consumer, tiring and seeing all those really fit people can be disheartening. Imagine if you did go to the gym everyday for a year though, you will be one of those healthy energetic fitness geeks that the newbies look up to. You’ll have expertise that will help you live a healthy lifestyle for the rest of your days.

Stick to your resolutions this year, I know I am already struggling with mine, but I will keep trying my best. [Intel Ultrabook]

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10 Strange Ways to Stay Healthy [infographic]

January 17, 2013 |  by  |  Health  |  7 Comments
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It’s flu season ya’ll, so here is a fun infographic listing some interesting ways to stay healthy. Not only are these practices strange, they’re also also fun: sex boosts the body’s fist line of defense against viruses?! Who would have known!  And listening to music to lower stress levels? I can do that all day! I personally had no idea that the flu virus thrives dry habitats, so I might just invest in a humidifier…

Jokes aside, today’s infographic can really benefit your quest to stay healthy. Try incorporating some of these practices into your daily routine to see a healthier year. There is no excuse not to do it, how can you pass up having a glass of red wine or grape juice a day? Live it up and stay healthy!  [via]

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Quick Tips for Obtaining a Trademark [infographic]

January 16, 2013 |  by  |  Business  |  No Comments
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Trademarks, patents and copyrights can be a little confusing. Knowing the difference between them is very important for securing your business’s ownership of products and brands. That poses the question:

Are you protecting your brand? Obtaining a federal trademark on your business name is serious business (no pun intended). www.gerbenlaw.com created the following infographic to help business owners and entrepreneurs understand what is needed to register a trademark. [GerbenLaw]

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BP Oil Spill 1,000 Days Later [Infographic]

January 16, 2013 |  by  |  Crime, Environmental  |  1 Comment
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Remember that thing that happened a while ago? Yeah, it’s still effecting things. The BP Oil spill was a complete and utter catastrophe in competence and waste. Almost 200 MILLION gallons of oil leaked into the gulf of mexico throughout the span of three months in 2010. Countless animals have died and hundreds of oil and fishing industries have been put out of work since this has happened. Not to mention that our beaches have been sullied with tar balls and hurricane oil splatters in the past few years. But surely the money has piled in for prevention and clean up right? Well, it’s taken awhile but finally, 1,000 days later, we’re seeing some of the first dollars flow toward the RESTORE act. But not from BP.

In the days since the spill we’ve seen a few things. Oil in zooplankton is making it’s way up through the food chain, graveyards of corral are now a lot more commonly seen in the gulf, and the effects on the animals themselves has been debilitating both genetically and physically. All in all, this is a disaster that no one really talks about anymore. If you want to make an impact and show to the world that this stuff really matters, go to this site and find out the ways you can help the gulf coast wildlife.

Also if you wanna tell BP to take some damned responsibility, visit this site to do so.
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