Sleep 101 [infographic]

August 23, 2012 |  by  |  Health  |  No Comments
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Sleep is absolutely necessary for human life. Almost every living creature requires some little bit of sleep to recharge for the next day ahead. As we slumber, different stages of sleep occur. And whether or not we wake up in the correct stage determines whether we feel rested the next day.

I for one am an extremely light sleeper and almost never feel rested the next day. Even though I’ve slept a solid 8 hours, I usually feel like I’m in a daze throughout the day. There is an amazing amount of complex activity that occurs during the sleep stages. It’s amazing that our recharging process is so intricate! Interpret today’s infographic to your liking, and maybe you’ll able to understand your bodies sleeping process better than before, I know I sure did! [via]

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Turning Cell Phones Into Survival Tools [infographic]

August 22, 2012 |  by  |  Mind-Blowing  |  6 Comments
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Cell phones are becoming more and more of an essential need in everyday life, that’s obvious. It can connect us to friends all across the globe, bring us our email instantaneously, and even provide entertainment or be a a buffer to anyone who doesn’t deserve our conversation at that moment. Because it’s such a norm, I tend to take my cell phone for granted. I recently went on a ringtone and wallpaper downloading spree to add some personality and familiarity. That’s beside the point though. Even after downloading new apps that I’ll never use and setting ringtones for particular phonebook entries who never call me, I’ve never felt a closer bond to my phone than after reading the infographic below.

To all the people who think your phone is a lifesaver because of the turn by turn navigation, here’s evidence that your phone can actually save your life. With some disassembly required, your phone can become a cutting tool, an incendiary device, or even a compass. Read on and enjoy! [Via]

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Who’s that Girl? Image and Social Media [infographic]

August 21, 2012 |  by  |  Internet  |  2 Comments
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Social media sites have revolutionized the teenage experience. Long gone are the days of house lines, long phone calls and meeting at a secret spot. Handy smart phones handle all of the old fashioned communication in quick and easy steps. My little brother, 14, spends his afternoons Facebook chatting with his friends, keeping their internet interactions all in one place. They can browse profiles, chat about friends, and sadly gossip. The social media trend has changed what it means to be a teenager.

Today’s infographic visits the social media trend, highlighting it’s effect female image. According to the survey, seven out of ten females have had negative experiences on social networking sights, such as being bullied or reading gossip and 46% of females think that social networking creates jealousy among friends. Girls need to protect their emotions while on the internet and keep their guard up.

The upsides to social media are noted as well, siting that using these platforms helps girls feel more connected to their friends, increased the quality of their relationships and allows them to get involved in causes that they feel passionately about.

Do you feel that the pros outweigh the cons? Will you let your teenagers use social networking sites, or protect them from what is available through the internet? Let us know! [Via]

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Keeping Good Posture at Work [infographic]

August 20, 2012 |  by  |  Health  |  No Comments
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Now that I have a full time job I spend a lot of time looking at a computer screen, seating in an uncomfortable chair, and wishing for the sun’s rays to graze my skin. Even though it has been extremely hot here in Austin, TX I find myself missing the grueling heat more and more as I spend my days in doors. Standing next to a window just isn’t the same as being outside and getting that tan on. But hey at least I’m making some money, not everyone is as fortunate as I am to have a job right after graduation, especially with a liberal arts degree.

One thing that I have noticed has gone out the window, besides fun is my posture. Having been the tall shy guy growing up I had a natural slouch, trying to draw any attention away from myself. My dad however always told me I should be proud of my height and as I grew older I started to believe him. Making sure to make that extra effort to straighten my back out and at least look as though I’m prideful. Now the real world has kicked me in the gonads and has me seating in front of a computer screen for hours at a time drawing the life out of me and with it my posture.

Refusing to admit defeat and to help ensure my posture remains decent I present ya’ll with today’s infographic. If you’re like me and want to keep that posture looking good take a gander at today’s image and don’t forget to share! [via]

Posture at Work Infographic

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The life and times of an NFL official [Infographic]

August 19, 2012 |  by  |  Entertainment, Sports  |  No Comments
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If you’re a football fan, you most likely know that the amount of time and training that the players must give just in order to play in the NFL is enormous. The road to the NFL is a very long one, and that includes everyone on the field: players, coaches, and referees alike.

Today’s infographic from ESPN.com takes a look at the lifestyle and history of one of the NFL’s most important roles: the officials.

In addition to needing at least 10 years worth of officiating experience, NFL referees must also have experience as either a player or a coach. Since the football season isn’t year-round, most referees (who pull in $25,000-$75,000 for their officiating duties) have other occupations for the rest of the year. Ed Hochuli, one of the more famous NFL referees, works as an attorney for most of the year.

For more information on the officials of the NFL refer to the infographic below. [Via]

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