Is Google Making us E-tards? [infographic]

November 27, 2011 |  by  |  eCommerce, Education, Internet, Tech  |  12 Comments
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While recently at a friendly gathering of young hooligans, I found myself engaged in a lighthearted debate on how the advent of the internet is affecting the brains of the youth.

I must confess, despite having done little research on the subject, I had already made conclusions of my own based on personal experience.

My opinion was (and still is) that the internet is ultimately expanding the possibilities of innovation for the coming generations. It is a catalyst for open communication and will provide us with mental framework that will propel the geniuses of our time forward with more vigor than ever before.

The person I was talking to did not agree with my somewhat sunny view of the internet. She said that the invention was making people dependent on it as an extension of their brains, and leaving little room for new ideas or improvisation.

In fairness, there is ample evidence for both conclusions in current events and our daily lives. So here’s the dish on the estimated effects of Google, a favorite gateway for internet users worldwide. [Via]

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Beautiful Problems [infographic]

November 26, 2011 |  by  |  Health  |  3 Comments
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As the old saying goes, beauty is skin deep. Since middle school, I’ve seen girls, and even some guys, cling to the lipsticks and blushes and eyeshadows. These “beauty” products are considered to be the gateway between us and the hottie across the room. But beware. A simple spritz of perfume can ultimately lead to your demise.

The infographic states that our skin absorbs around 60 percent of any product we use. The infographic also states that the average woman wears close to 515 chemicals a day. When applying any beauty product, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t the damage it will do. It’s hard to believe that something advertised to be helpful and to increase appeal is actually more harmful than most. Some deodorants and nasal sprays contain aluminum and your toothpaste could actually suppress your immune system. One way to protect yourself is by checking the labels. Try to stay away from artificial fragrance, color, and mineral oils.

Read the infographic below and decided if attracting that hottie is worth it. [Via]

 

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Microprocessors in Our Smart World [infographic]

November 25, 2011 |  by  |  Internet, Tech  |  No Comments
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Everything has a computer inside of it now. Cars, appliances, you name it, but do you remember life before all of these microprocessors came into play? It doesn’t seem much different than today besides the fact that everything is a little bit easier. Whether it is getting somewhere using a GPS or just free-styling a soda at the neighborhood McDonald’s, tiny computers are helping us all along the way.

This year, the microprocessor celebrates its 40th birthday. Today, thanks to the microprocessor, we live in a smart world, can do smart things and make smart choices. This infographic takes a look at how these tiny embedded computers really shape our world. [Test Drive a Microprocessor]

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What Should You Bring To Thanksgiving? [infographic]

November 24, 2011 |  by  |  Funny, Holiday  |  1 Comment
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I was going to post an infographic about genetically modified turkeys… but I’m feeling nice and didn’t want to ruin your appetite. I hope ya’ll bought organic turkeys from a local farm. But more importantly, Happy Thanksgiving! STOP reading this post and go tell the people you love that you’re thankful for them!

If you’re STILL reading this, you’re most likely confused and looking for some insight on what to bring to the family dinner. That’s why I posted this. The infographic seems to take a comedic stance on your dinner preparation problems. But behind the humor is some truth. Although some would classify me as a college student, I’m going to be a kid today. So NOW you can stop reading and go to the table!

If you’re STILLLL reading… you must be my family or you really like my writing? This is the part where I give a shout out to the Sands family. I know a lot of you are avid readers and I am thankful that you take the time to read my posts. And my family is awesome in general. Thanks for the support and love. [Via]

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Feasting on a Budget [infographic]

November 23, 2011 |  by  |  Holiday  |  1 Comment
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There is a thawed turkey reposing in my refrigerator, and in most department stores the Christmas tree has already become a blinking presence. That’s right: Thanksgiving is tomorrow!

2011 has been all about doing “whatever” on a budget, unless, of course, you are part of the infamous 1 percent, in which case you might have spent 2011 throwing a lavish reality TV wedding. For most of us though, money matters, especially around the holidays. The jam-packed infographic below gives some tips for preparing for and celebrating Thanksgiving on a budget.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen an infographic this long, or this thorough. A rundown of the least expensive stores, shopping tips for cutting on cost, and random bits of Thanksgiving trivia are all covered in detail. [via]

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