Got Ink? [infographic]

September 13, 2012 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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Are you inked? Tattoos are a popular way to express your individuality, in fact we are one of the few cultures who able to get tattoos purely for self-expression. Which actually might pose a problem since tattoo removal is on the rise. Bet you regret getting your true loves name tattooed on your arm, or that dry looking tattoo on your ankle. A main reason people get tattoos is because it means something special to them; I’m sorry, but I highly doubt that the cartoon octopus on your foot is something of relevance in your life. (I obviously hate foot tattoos)

Today’s infographic gives some information about tattoos and their removal. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good tattoo story and I think tattoos are great. Tattooing is a whole other art form that requires talent and skill. I just question why people would put such…questionable images or quotes on their body. So the next time your ponding about getting some ink on your body, really think it over, and take a look at this infographic to look at removal options. [via]

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10 Feng Shui Tips [infographic]

September 12, 2012 |  by  |  Health  |  2 Comments
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Whether you’re a feng shui believer or not, today’s infographic has a few golden nuggets needed on the pursuit of happiness. It’s been a long year thus far, and we’ve still got far to go. Election 2012, Midterms/Finals, and I have yet to decide what I’m going to be for Halloween. Down below are 10 tips that can help you clear your head for the homestretch.

Try to keep a tidy living space, throw away anything not worth keeping anymore, and maybe do a little room arranging. Any additional sunlight you can get indoors would also help. All these tips and more in the infographic. Give it a read and tell us what you think! Happy Wednesday. [Via]

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Relocation Station [infographic]

September 11, 2012 |  by  |  Business, eCommerce  |  No Comments
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Jobs are a tricky thing. At least for us new post-graduates. We scour job sites, send out applications, and sometimes get responses. But what happens when the jobs you get take you outside of your home? Relocation is a reality for many professions, both young and old. Relocation is never easy, and not everyone is accepting these far away offers.

Many potential canidates are put off by the thought of selling their home and finding a new one. Others are afraid to leave their families and friends, starting new in an unknown city. And another big group are put off by higher cost of living that is associated with many locations. These problems are giant drawbacks to relocating, but and luckily companies are compensating with incentive packages.

Would a hefty relocation bonus, higher salary or temporary housing bonuses sway you to relocate? Let us know! [Via]

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Nursing Your Sweet Tooth [Infographic]

September 10, 2012 |  by  |  Food, Health  |  4 Comments
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Think fast! Out of everything you’ve eaten or drank today already, how much sugar was in all of it? Chances are that by the end of the day the amount you’ll have eaten might be somewhere around 22 teaspoons. That shouldn’t be too surprising though; it’s in so many things that we consume every day and besides salt it’s easily the most pervasive food additive used by Americans.

Today’s infographic from Forbes.com shows us just how much sugar we’re consuming as a nation each year, and the numbers are pretty incredible. The American Heart Association recommends a maximum of 9.5 teaspoons of sugar per day; not only do we consume more than twice that every day on average, but a can of soda has 10 teaspoons already and we drink 53 gallons of the stuff every year!

The obvious problem with this extreme amount of sugar consumption is the toll that it can take on your health. In addition to the better-known sugar-related health complications like diabetes and obesity, people can experience aching limbs, depression, and hypertension from too much sugar. From this perspective, a can of soda can really cost a lot more than $1.

For more information on America’s sugar consumption refer to the infographic below. [Via]

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Women Are Dying to be Thin [infographic]

September 9, 2012 |  by  |  Health, Lifestyle, Social Media  |  1 Comment
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Well hey y’all. Rachel here—you will be seeing my posts once a week while Diego is busy working for the Man. I am so excited to be doing this, so thank you for allowing me to be a part of your community! For my first post EVER on dailyinfographic, I have something that shows not only a topic that I am interested in, but something I hope you lovely people will be able to recognize shows something about the society in which we live.

Eating disorders. Some might think that the only ones who are affected by these deathly issues are ballerinas. But let’s face it folks, in a society that demands perfection, women and men have unrealistic standards that most die trying to live up to, and the correct weight is just one of them. The way women’s bodies are displayed in the media is degrading enough, but the bodies that wear the clothes that end up on our Amazon Wish Lists are different from all of ours—if one is not genetically tall and skinny, they are most definitely not images produced from (perhaps multiple) images on Photoshop.

Brené Brown Ph.D. has studied perfectionism through her research on vulnerability and shame and tells those who are willing to listen that, “Finding the courage, compassion and connection to move from ‘What will people think?’ to ‘I am enough,’ is not easy”. But hopefully with this infographic you can keep these words in mind while viewing just one way our society puts unattainable expectations into the minds of young women.

Even if you are not a woman or otherwise feel that this issue does not have an impact on you, I challenge you to allow this information to affect you and reflect on the cultural expectations that are present within the U.S.A. today. Hope you have a great Sunday and remember that it should be a fun day! [via]

Brown, Brené. (2010). “Want to be happy? Stop trying to be perfect”. CNN. Retrieved September 8, 2012, from http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/11/01/give.up.perfection/index.html

 

 

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