A Retailer’s Heart-On for Valentine’s Day [infographic]

February 13, 2012 |  by  |  Holiday  |  No Comments
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With Valentine’s Day around the corner I thought I would go ahead and share this infographic I found. I’m not sure if I believe this, but according to today’s infographic Retailer’s Get Their Heart-On For Valentine’s Day people are expected to spend $17 billion. Simply because of the nature of the “holiday” it is not surprising to see that men are projected to spend twice as much as women come this Tuesday. Although the popularity of shopping at discount stores for gifts is decreasing it still remains the number one source for gifts for your significant other.

However you feel about Valentine’s Day today’s infographic has some pretty interesting facts and figures. I’m sure soon enough online shopping will gain some ground on discount stores, but then that would require some planning on the buyer’s part. [via]

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V-day Retail Infogaphic

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13 Strange Highs from Around the World [infographic]

February 12, 2012 |  by  |  Entertainment, Recreation, Travel  |  22 Comments
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Maybe it’s pessimistic, but when it comes to what people will do to exit their sober minds, I’m rarely surprised. Getting high is an ancient practice for humans, and it will always have a presence in society.

At the height of desperation, there simply are no boundaries to the pursuit of inebriation. All thirteen points in this infographic are glaring examples of this.

It seems fundamentally human to not want to have one’s face in/around/ or near one’s own excrement. This aversion seems to disappear at some level of human deprivation. “Jenkem” is perhaps the most disturbing proof of this. It is human feces kept long enough to ferment, for the purpose of inhaling the fumes and enjoying the subsequent psychological effects.
Yea, people do that.

Though certainly the most repulsive example, this buzz is listed among stranger methods of exiting sobriety.
I must also add, I am by no means condoning these practices. So if, for whatever twisted reason you feel yourself itching with curiosity…Don’t try this at home, kids. (via)

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Eco-Housing 101 [infographic]

February 11, 2012 |  by  |  Environmental, Lifestyle  |  2 Comments
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While running an eco-friendly home is not a high priority on many people’s list, today’s infographic tells you how to do just that. Although it’s from the UK, it can be very insightful to even us Amercians.

The tips range from basic knowledge, such as turning off the water when you brush your teeth, to insulation tips that can put more than a few pennies back into your wallet.

Not too many of the tips below are things I haven’t heard of, but I will say I don’t practice energy conservation as much as I should. With a good number of the tips being something as simple as turning off a faucet or not charging my phone all night, I plan to start.  Hopefully you’ll join me! [Via]

 

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What Happens to Your Digital Life When You Die? [Video Infographic]

February 10, 2012 |  by  |  Social Media  |  4 Comments
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Imagine if one of your best friends kept a trunk of of their personality… Their likes, dislikes, photos, home videos, conversations, feelings and secrets. Then out of no-where, when your friend is hit by an airplane, Google comes knocking at your door with the legal right to take, use, and recreate whatever they’d like using what’s in your friend’s trunk. Seems wrong doesn’t it?

This is already happening. The biggest culprit has to be facebook. I know I’ve uploaded years worth of data and personality traits to my facebook account that even if I was dead, a stranger could get a sense of who I was and I’m not even a good facebooker.

I feel some people put so much of themselves on the social media outlets, they wouldn’t be the same without it. Writing a depressing status almost always guarantees a few people will comment. Throw up some regurgitated meme from Reddit? Massive ‘likes’. Facebook and other social media outlets can grant us unlimited attention; we just have to tell these companies something personal. Luckily the data these networks collect is all under anonymity… Or so they say. What’s stopping a facebook employee from creeping around our info and selling it on the side?

Although the social revolution is scary, it isn’t going anywhere. We all know facebook and google use our personalities for profit, yet we still visit them daily. Is it right to use a dead man’s memory for cash? No. Are you going to do anything about it?…Mhmmm…[Via]

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Have You Ever… [infographic]

February 8, 2012 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  1 Comment
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Hunch has done it again. How can you resist looking at a breakdown of how 80 million Hunch users answered questions like “Have you ever ridden a segway?” You might be pleased to know that only 7% answered yes to that question. I also like knowing that 62% of respondents have written a poem that wasn’t for a school assignment.

Some of the “have you ever?” questions covered in the infographic go into even more detail. I know I’m fixating on the segway question, but apparently, that 7% who said yes are more likely to juggle and ride in hot air balloons and less likely to use a PC or brake at a yellow light. Maybe I have had this all wrong. Segway riders sound like an adventurous lot, and I commend them.

Though just a small glimpse, today’s infographic taps into one perk of the internet’s widespread network: access. Enjoy! [via]

Hunch Have You Ever Infographic

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