Save Trees: Recycle Your Moving Boxes [infographic]

April 25, 2012 |  by  |  Environmental  |  1 Comment
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We’ve all been there: moving day. Some people hire movers, some go with U-haul and some leave everything and start anew. My parents moved a little over a year ago to a house with a lot of modern architecture. Once they noticed not much of their old furniture would go with the new place – I got to pickin’. It was my first year to move into a non-dorm living space and I needed some space fillers. I lucked out with a cow hide rug, lounge chair and many more things from mason jars to hammocks. Now, I know it is great to get all this stuff, but you know how much of a pain it was to get it to my place?

I made too many trips back and forth from Austin to San Marcos, always remembering to forget something in the other town. Another pain was when my roommate’s brother offered us his old couches. Catch was, they were in a house four hours away. We somehow manage to get two monster couches out of this college household and pile them in the back of a truck. When we get back from our day trip of fetching couches — the big green monster wouldn’t fit in the door…[My Move]

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Banks vs Credit Unions [infographic]

April 25, 2012 |  by  |  Business  |  4 Comments
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As more and more customers search for a big bank alternative, credit unions are becoming a more viable options. Credit unions offer lower rates with better services, making them a front runner for stealing your heart and wallet.

You’re allowed to have a lower minimum balance with a credit union, sometimes as low as $5 to $10. Credit unions also have less restrictive loan requirements, so they’ll assist you in areas that a bigger bank couldn’t. The downsides to a credit union is it’s limited access. Most credit unions won’t have a new app for your smart phone and finding ATMs might become quite a plight.

Aside from that, credit unions scored very well in the 2011 American Customer Satisfaction Index. Credit unions scored an 87, 12 points higher than the big banks. Maybe it’s time for you to consider the switch. [Via]

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One Nation Under Hops [infographic]

April 24, 2012 |  by  |  Business, Food, Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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As a college student, the funds are limited but the beer is plentiful. Beer becomes a priority for most of my friends. Sure we drink a lot of Budweiser and miller to cut costs, but with the explosion of independent breweries the trend has moved towards trying many different beers. I type this sitting across from a mantel covered in beer bottles, and no two bottles are the same including seven varieties of Shiner, St. Arnolds and Stash IPA, to name a few. In addition, one of our favorite bars is Flying Saucer, a bar that boasts 240+ different beers and awarding each member a “saucer” of their own after trying 200 different beers.

These small, independent, traditional craft breweries produce tasty, hip beers that are gaining loyal customers. Craft breweries have grown faster than the beer industry as a whole, and us adventerous beer drinkers couldn’t be happier. Infographers, what is your favorite beer? Mine is Shiner Ruby Redbird, and I couldn’t be happier for it’s summertime availability. [Via]

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Beards [infographic]

April 23, 2012 |  by  |  Funny  |  6 Comments
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As a 22 year old male with the ability to grow nothing more than a neck beard I thank today’s infographic for giving me hope of being financially successful. As we all know manliness is measured by the facial hair on one’s face and today’s infographic A PhD in Facial Hair does a good job of outlining that FACT. Many people may already know dihydrotestosterone is the chemical responsible for both hair growth and balding, but did you know its levels vary by season? So don’t be surprised when you see bushier beards in the Summer.

Besides their obvious manliness factor, beards apparently may have served some evolutionary advantage. Providing ancient man with warmth, intimidation through a stronger jaw line, and protection- cushioning blows to the face. Although beards were/are considered manly one of the greatest conquerors of all time, Alexander the Great, required that his soldiers be clean shaven. So as to avoid any pulling the enemy army might be inclined to do.

Fellow unbearded men do not fear, according to today’s infographic on average we are found 2/3 more attractive than men with beards. Although clean shaven men tend to actually be more successful those with beards are seen as being of higher status, older, more-respected, and powerful. Women I’m sorry this is one sided, but it’s still interesting. Enjoy and share! [via]

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Safe Gaming [Infographic]

April 22, 2012 |  by  |  Gaming, Lifestyle  |  3 Comments
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As an avid gamer, I find stories on the news about violent gamers to be sad for the most part. Being violent towards others is just not a natural part of being a gamer. I mean you shoot stuff and blow things up, but for the most part you’re just on a mission to get some good stuff done and have some silly, random fun in the meantime.

News stories about gamers that are not only violent, but that are also inciting violence among others? I find those to be disgusting, and misleading about gamers as a whole.

Most folks that play video games (at least the ones that I know) are very kind, understanding people that would rather help a fellow gamer work through any problem or situation they might have instead of antagonizing them.

Everyone struggles through personal issues and occasionally requires the help of others. Most rational people understand that basic fact about their fellow human beings and they would offer their help; why would gamers be any different? Why would they want to hurt one another?

My point is that gamers on the whole seem to have gotten a bad reputation that they don’t deserve, thanks to a small number of antisocial bullies who should be considered black sheep and not at all a valid representation of an otherwise placid, peaceful group of people.

Everyone I know just wants to play the game and have some fun with each other, isn’t that what it’s all about?

For more information and statistics about gamers and their rising positive reputation, refer to the following infographic hosted by DeviantArt. [Via]

Positive Gaming

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