Right vs. Left [Infographic]

August 25, 2012 |  by  |  Politics  |  13 Comments
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Well it’s been another four years. Time to divide again. Whether you like it or not, most of American society is divided within the political realm. Sure we have the Greens and the Libertarians and others, but statistically speaking voter turnout for the two major parties (Democrats and Republicans) has always far surpassed that of the third parties for a long time. Though the terms Democrat and Republican stood for very different left-right beliefs at the time of their conception, today we can firmly say that Democrats lie on the left and Republicans lie on the right of the political thought. But what exactly does that mean?

The left-right political spectrum has been a common way of expressing political positions and ideologies for many years. As in France, the right can be said to be ‘the party of order’ while the left can be called ‘the party of movement’. It’s the eternal struggle that human civilizations must face through time – should we do things based on previous thought or new ones, should we remain or should we change? Of course depending on the current ‘reign’ of office, change can be an operative word depending the opponent. As we shall see in the upcoming weeks, these candidates will represent their parties, though it’s not to say that they will always stick with the pack. They are individuals with their own opinions after all. This infographic merely serves as a map of sorts to give an overall conceptualization of the left-right spectrum so that we can see where these two presidential candidates are coming from, and the values of their political leanings. [via]

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Credit Cards Go Social [infographic]

August 24, 2012 |  by  |  Internet  |  3 Comments
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I have been told over and over again by parents, teachers and friends to never get a credit card until I have sufficient income. Unfortunately not everyone my age has been informed of that. Recent legislature has curbed aggressive marketing tactics on university campuses, but now with social media options, it seems like there are marketers inside our homes.

Credit scores are incredibly important. When a student gets a credit card they cannot afford it can ruin their borrowing ability for decades to come. Students always need education on personal finance and I think we are doing better now than ever before.

An estimated fifty billion dollars worth of credit card debt will take place in 2012. Even though the number is high, delinquency and charge-offs have both declined by over 20%. Just like our slow climb out of the recession, bad credit will slowly decrease as more individuals are educated. [CardHub]

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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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