Youth Movement- Where You Want to Be [infographic]

July 5, 2011 |  by  |  Travel  |  2 Comments
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As life keeps flying by, each crossroad brings new opportunities. With college graduation coming up, I can’t help but day dream about moving somewhere new and exciting, like France, India or the UK. This infographic provides a helpful look at the patterns of other wishful youngsters, wanting to hop on over to someplace new. [Via]

Youth Movement

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Happy America Day! [infographic]

July 4, 2011 |  by  |  Holiday  |  No Comments
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Happy 4th of July! Today in 1776 we declared our independence from Britain. Remember that, because you don’t want to be in the 26% of Americans who don’t know what nation we declared independence from today. Today’s infographic is all about the day that allows us to go all out and celebrate this great nation of ours. Celebrations usually including fireworks, bbq, drinking, etc.

Although America doesn’t have the reputation it once had with the rest of the world, I believe that we can make a come back. We are the greatest nation, I don’t say that out of arrogance, but out of pride in this country. We have the perfect ingredients to be top dog, we have just hit a road block at this moment. With capitalism we have competition and within our population we have our many different cultures, not to mention the perfect amount of compassion for others (all our social programs). Again I do acknowledge that right now all of that is in the crapper and we need to get our act together.

Although each of us has our different beliefs as a whole we are a pretty patriotic nation, and it shows in the naming of our cities. There are 35 places with the name Eagle in the United States, the most populous being Eagle Pass, TX, where my parents are from! Hopefully you’re not in a burn ban like Austin and will get to enjoy fireworks today. [via]

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How to Avoid Large Phone Bills When Travelling [infographic]

July 1, 2011 |  by  |  Travel  |  2 Comments
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The pain of unexpected phone bills seems to have happened to everyone. Whether it be your kid texting too much, or roaming charges from a cruise ship, the mobile companies always have their ways of getting more of your money.

I went to London with my school when I was in high school. Of course my parents were scared to death of letting me go across the pond without them. I had my phone, it would work over there, it seemed great. Then I arrived in my hotel room, plugged it in to charge and fried my charger. Thanks a lot UK electricity! Well my phone died and I didn’t have my annoying parents calling me all the time while I was on vacation, it was great. They freaked a bit, but I let them know every few days I was ok.

This infographic says that the VoIP service Skype is the cheapest option for communication between countries. With free video chatting to other computers it can’t be beat, but if you want a mobile solution check out some other ways for [avoiding a large phone bill when traveling].

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The Many Memes of Modern Life

June 30, 2011 |  by  |  Internet  |  No Comments
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Meme is quite the buzzword on the internet. Believe it or not, if you’ve spent more than 30 minutes on YouTube or StumbleUpon, you’ve most likely come across many memes on the internet. From troll faces to Xzibit, almost anything can become an overnight celebrity due to the internet’s power of sharing. So what is a meme? Is it just geeky stuff people post on weird websites?

Memes are any idea or behavior that people spread to one another, usually through repetitive use. The Wikipedia page for memes is enlightening, I had no idea there was so much background to such a simple concept.

Although many things qualify as memes, today’s infographic focuses mostly on things that appear on the internet. I should also mention that today’s post is actually a video, so you may have to occasionally pause if you want to catch every bit of information. On a final note, Xzibit is aware of his meme and he doesn’t like it…so be careful if you’re going to start memes of your own. [Via]

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10 Commonly Misunderstood Words [infographic]

June 29, 2011 |  by  |  Education  |  4 Comments
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My friends and I are self-professed grammar geeks. Upon hearing Alanis Morissette’s 90s hit “Ironic” on the radio, a worn out discussion usually breaks out: is she using the word “ironic” correctly? Yes, you can roll your eyes now. But, seriously, “It’s like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife” is not really ironic, is it? (And I know that this discussion is more worn out than your favorite gym shorts…)

Today’s infographic supports my argument, but it also schools me against using “literally” as an emphatic “really,” and reminds me that politely chuckling does not a bemused person make. Some of the distinctions seem fairly close, as in the case of “plethora,” but a lot of these are good reminders. Whether this inforgraphic warms your heart or not, take a look to see if you are guilty of any of the offenses below. [Via]

10 Commonly Misunderstood Words

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