To quit smoking cigarettes may seem like a simple goal for some people, but as many smokers know (myself included), it’s easy enough to talk about quitting cigarettes, but actually doing so can be much more difficult. I’ve tried unsuccessfully to quit more than once, and while I know that quitting for good might be rough, it will be worth it. It may take a few hard weeks to fully kick the habit, but once it’s done the health benefits are completely worth the struggle (and that’s what’s most important, right?).
Today’s infographic gives us a look at both the short term and long term benefits of putting down cigarettes permanently. Benefits start kicking in as early as 20 minutes, with blood pressure, body temperature and pulse rates going back to normal. A few more months down the line and you’re starting to breathe easier and don’t get winded as often during physical activity. That’s just the beginning, too: risk of deadly disease drops significantly after a few short years of non-smoking, and that’s something worth considering.
For more info on some of many good reasons to quit smoking, have a look at the infographic below. [Via]Share This Infographic
“Hey I’m getting Chinese, do you want anything?”
Normally I would say “Heck yeah! Get me some of that General Tso chicken!”
Eating junky food is so easy. Not to mention it tastes awesome. So often it is much easier for time’s sake to get something unhealthy than it is to get something healthy. Many believe that as long as you look fit and healthy it means that you actually are. But that is a farce. What good is looking fit if your brain isn’t getting the proper nutrients?
Eating right can be easy! All you need is to be informed. The following infograph will show you simple foods you can eat to keep your mind bright and functioning and how you can even avoid the illnesses that can often come with age.
Stay away from the salty foods! Not only are they bad for your brain, they’re bad for your heart. Stop with the fast food. If it helps, carry a backpack with healthy snacks. Plan ahead! Eating healthy doesn’t need to be expensive. Stores have deals on fish and fruits all the time. Even nuts sometimes.
The important thing is that you are aware of how the food you consume will affect you in the long run. If looking fit turns people on, shouldn’t a brain with a healthy dose of all the essentials be sexy too? [via]Share This Infographic
Although this infographic is a little dated (Voyager 1 is now officially in interstellar space) it conveys a lot of cool info about what the Voyager 1 is and what instruments this probe contains. In 1977, this little guy was launched from Earth. It studied Jupiter and Saturn and has since been on a trajectory of no certain destination ever since. Its mission now is to just keep exploring farther and farther away from us in interstellar space; the space between stars. It is now the farthest man-made object from us (12 billion miles!). It’s pretty insane to think about, really.
Just a few days ago NASA officially announced that the probe has actually left our solar system. It will be centuries until it reaches another star. So what defines being outside of our solar system? Well, Voyager has an instrument on it that measures ions emitted from the sun. Even though there is no sound in space, the density of ions is read as an acoustic wave via the vibrating plasma around the probe (which you can listen to here). By measuring this data, it is now believed that this density at which it is currently located is outside the gravitational pull of the sun!
So bon voyage, Voyager! Keep rocking out with your golden vinyl and ion-waves!
If you’d like to learn more about the Voyager 1, Radiolab did a great spot on it (listen here)
According to today’s infographic there are as many different intimate types of relationships as there are species of bats in Texas.
For some people as soon as they turn 16 and start their first intimate relationship it never stops. They have relationship after intimate relationship and being with someone at all times is like breathing. In this situation the people begin to know each other better than they know themselves. They spend every moment of everyday together. If they have nothing important to do, they will with most likely be with each other. For other people, that first relationship doesn’t happen until they are much older or have very big spaces between their relationships and therefore spending long periods of time getting to know themselves. Here we have 2 different kinds of people, one who spends ¾ of their time with another person’s affection, and one who is mostly alone to themselves.
In their simplest form extroverts are known to enjoy being around people, while introvert need time to themselves every now and then (or more). I am not going to dig deep into the definitions of extroverts and introverts but for now I am simply posing the question: Are you an extrovert because you have always been around people, or are you always around people because you are an extrovert?
I’m writing this post because I had to drive 1,280 miles (over 18 hours) from South Texas ALL the way to South Carolina with my 77 year old grandparents for a wedding. Why?! Because my unemployed, postgraduate self could not afford a plane ticket. I’ll give my grandparents credit, they weren’t bad to drive with. My grandpa slept the entire time, and my grandma was an excellent co-pilot (probably because she was afraid of me crashing the car). However, today’s infographic isn’t a rant about the high cost of plane tickets. It about another way airlines and airports are raking in the cash; through the liquid carry on rules!
How is this even possible? Turns out this tiny rule has a big financial and environmental impact. Today’s infographic does a fantastic job of explaining it! Read on to see how such a small thing is costing you money! [via]Share This Infographic