The Fate of Chocolate Milk in Schools [infographic]

August 26, 2011 |  by  |  Food, Lifestyle  |  1 Comment
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To sum up today’s infographic I can say the creators really like chocolate milk. Chocolate milk is a dessert.  There’s now way it could be healthy, yet compared to drinks like cola it is a much smarter choice. When we were kids we were told milk made us bigger and stronger.  I was never told chocolate milk did the same. I’m heading to the store tomorrow to get some Hershey’s Syrup to have chocolate milk with every meal. Who says only kids can drink it. I want strong bones too.

There is a statistic that says if chocolate milk is an option at lunch, overall milk consumption goes up 35%. This stat can be thrown out as a myth because everyone knows that at every lunch the majority of kids would get chocolate milk, and then the cafeteria would run out and those children late to eat were stuck with plain-old white milk.

Besides the school cafeteria, I also got my main supply of chocolate milk via Luby’s or by asking my mom “More Ovaltine please!”. [Via]

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The Secrets of Michael Jordan [infographic]

August 25, 2011 |  by  |  Sports  |  No Comments
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Michael Jordan is undoubtedly my favorite basketball player. He was a major childhood hero, I loved watching him destroy the Utah Jazz year after year. But I can’t say I already knew all the facts about him on this infographic.

While it’s hard to label any single basketball player as the best ever, I must say he is the most impressive player I’ve seen in my lifetime. You may have seen our Kobe vs. MJ infographic, but I refuse to acknowledge any comparison between the two.

If you’re as big of an MJ fan as me, you should check out this video I stumbled upon a few days ago. Nothing better than watching all my favorite players dominating on the same court at the same time. If you have any cool stats or videos of MJ you should share them in the comments. Or maybe you have your own opinions on the best NBA player… [Via]

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Stressed-Out Students [infographic]

August 24, 2011 |  by  |  Education  |  No Comments
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I live in a college town, so even if I hid under a rock, it would be obvious that another school year is beginning. Another school year fraught with potentially stressful situations: concurrently scheduled exams, classes filled with strangers, and the ubiquitous pressure of GPAs. Life is stressful in general, but college students face high levels of stress compounded with newfound independence. Its no wonder the pressure is too much. Today’s infographic takes a look at stressed-out students and what they can do to enhance their mental health.

According to the infographic, meditating, participating in hobbies, sleeping, and spending time with friends can ward off the negative impact of stress. Sure, these activities are obvious, but they are also items that don’t make the cut when schedules are tight. Another key tip is knowing when to ask for help. Most colleges have counselors or programs if the stress does become overbearing.

Here’s to another school year and to keeping the stress at bay. [Via]

Stressed-out students infographic

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Spice up your resume [infographic]

August 23, 2011 |  by  |  Business, Lifestyle  |  5 Comments
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Resume writing is critical throughout your professional life. Resumes open the door to an education, a job, and a lifestyle. While in the past a simple paper resume did the trick, with the messy job market and fast growing technological resources resumes definitely need a sprucing.

As we undergrads have found, the slow growth of the job market and the large numbers of graduates makes for a very sticky situation. Of the hundreds of applications, how does an employer choose just one? If your resume doesn’t sparkle, you may just get left in the dust.

This clever infographic gives a ton of tips to get yourself noticed. From the most pleasing fonts (Georgia, not Times New Roman), to tips and tricks for online resumes, video resumes and tips for an employer friendly online presence, you can find ideas to boost your employer desirability. This guide will help your resume stand up from the crowd. A modern resume for a modern job market. So before you continue applying to job after job, spice up your resume to spice up your life! [Via]

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If Web Browsers Were Celebrities [infographic]

August 22, 2011 |  by  |  Entertainment  |  10 Comments
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The internet is a beautiful thing and we all access it in a different way, some of us use Google Chrome, some Safari, others Firefox. Not to mention the other, smaller, browsers such as Opera, Flock, and Netscape. Does Netscape even still exist? Once upon a time Mozilla Firefox was considered the cure to Internet Explorer (surprisingly, still the most popular browser), but with Google’s rise and experimentation allowed it to outshine Mozilla. In my opinion Chrome is the best browser, having a very simplistic design with the most window space. Although there are extensions in Firefox and options you can change in other browsers to make them more like Chrome, Google made it the default first.

Today’s infographic If Web Browsers Were Celebrities may not be an educational one it is a fun one. The design is simplistic but attractive with fun content to boot. Although the celebrities don’t have much detail the comparisons seem to be pretty accurate. I especially like the Firefox, Morgan Freeman comparison, it is pretty hard to hate on either of those.

I’ve never really used Opera except for on my phone for a little while nor have I ever used Flock, but their comparisons seem to be relatively good from what I read about them. [via]

Celebrities as web browsers

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