With all this tension between North and South Korea, I hope a nuclear solution is never considered. [Via]Share This Infographic
With finals coming up in less than a week there is one thing I know I will be stocking up on: coffee. Coffee, the original energy drink, remains my favorite beverage for getting energy early in the morning. Rather than being fizzy and just flat out expensive, it is warm, smooth, can be brewed at home, and best of all, smells amazing. Whether you like the taste of coffee, or find it disgusting, there is one thing we can all agree on: coffee smells delicious.
Other than having that heavenly smell, recent studies show that coffee may actually help to prevent cancer. However, keep in mind that this is like red wine, having the right amount is good for you, while having too much may actually cause more harm than good. Suddenly, coffee just became that much more appealing; something that tastes good, smells good, and has health benefits? What more could this caffeine packed product provide?
Coffee is much more than a wonderful drink that provides health benefits, it also has a big part in the global economy. According to this infographic, coffee has proven to be a reliable natural resource which easily meets its demand while steadily increasing in value. Although this is very appealing, please remember that international trade is a slippery slope and not all nations are treated fairly. Nations with rich natural resources tend to be exploited by superpowers and as a result are forced to only focus on one crop and remain in poverty. It may be a bit more expensive, but fair-trade coffee insures that countries are being paid for the true value of their product. [via]Share This Infographic
Groupon is pretty much the greatest thing that has come out of this social media boom. I hope if Google buys them out they still know what’s up. Living Social is also cool, but Groupon is the definite leader of the pack. Getting 50 to 90% off of some of the best places in town is the greatest.
I’m glad that coupons have now found a way to reach my generation. We have always been too tied up in our digital world to read the paper and cut out deals. I hope innovative coupon ideas keep popping up, who doesn’t like free stuff? [Via]Share This Infographic
If you’re like me and use a plethora of social media outlets, having them all in one place can be life saver. For my phone I use Tweetdeck, which has my twitter and facebook. For my computer I used to just have a tab for every site, but once I heard that HootSuite reached 1,000,000 users — I thought I’d give it a go. So far it is pretty good. I’m still getting the hang of the dashboad layout, but I think I’ll be using it for a long time to come. [Via]Share This Infographic
In order to start the week off right, I thought I would share an infographic very appropriate for a Monday, one entitled “16 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleep.” As I write this I think about how amazing sleep is and of those mornings when sleep is just too appealing to pass up. As we all know sleep is essential to life. It is one of the activities we will spend a large amount of our life engaged in.
Sleeping works better than any medicine or home remedy, sleeping is the cure-all. Whether you are recovering from activities done the night/day before or recovering from an illness, or perhaps you have 15 fifteen minutes in between classes, in all cases sleep is the answer. There is no safer or better feeling than being in between a comfortable mattress and a warm blanket.
One interesting tidbit that you may be unaware of which this infographic suggests is that color television has actually affected the way people dream. According to the infographic, 12% of people dream in black and white, but when color television was invented and became more popular, more people began dreaming in color.
As a college student I now realize the importance of sleep. Never have I treasured that time as much as I do now. I remember back when nap time existed and I used to waste that time pretending to be asleep, as I’m sure a lot of you did. Now I wish that I could have that time back. I know I would take full advantage and sleep all the way through. [via]Share This Infographic