For today’s infographic we have a bit of humour for you. For those of you who are still n00bs (aka novices), NSFW is internet short-hand for something that would not be appropriate for the workplace or any other public place for viewing on your internet browser. So basically this would include anything with profanity, nudity or other suggestive content. It’s handy for blogs to post this next to a link or video so that people won’t think you’re a weirdo.
So now that you know what is ‘not safe for work’, it can be a slippery slope of discretion as to what is safe. This infographic aims to alleviate that confusion. The center represents the heart of NSFW – so basically pornography. Moving outward from the center the NSFW-ness declines with each ring. Outside the circle you have the IRS website and Propublica (a news source). Seemingly a little too ‘SFW’? Not too sure; but the rest of the infographic has a nice gradient from the boring to the time-suckers to the WTF kind of websites. For instance, I did not know that there was a site dedicated to erotic Sonic the Hedgehog fan art… You know, I learn something new every day. Enjoy!
Lately I’ve been experiencing a bit of nostalgia for college. I’m three years removed from it now, and watching all the recent grads get excited about grown-up life has made me want just the opposite. I attended a small, Catholic, liberal arts university. Inconsequentially, it was the type of university where we all knew each other way too well, or at the very least, we knew how each one of us took our coffee and what clubs we belonged to. Coming across this infographic was a walk down memory lane.
Fortunately, I don’t fit perfectly into the mold of any of the characters below, but if I had to choose one, I would choose “PJ” girl. It is a fact that I didn’t wear a stitch of makeup until I walked the stage at my graduation, I always had a cup of coffee in my hand, and my outfit (if that’s what you want to call it) was always comprised of at least 30% spandex. So there’s that.
Congratulations to all those recent grads out there! Try really hard not to be “Little Miss Potato Chip.” Nobody likes that. And know that pajamas in public are inexcusable. Now it’s all about the yoga pants. [via]Share This Infographic
Our world has been rapidly growing and expanding in population over time, and with that growth comes special challenges that can make sustainability difficult. Rural and farming communities will still hold importance in any direction the global population decides to take, but the main place that growth and sustainability need to take place is in the world’s cities. Today’s infographic gives us a look at some key concepts in making growing, sustainable cities work.
The U.S. may still be one of the world’s leading economies but we’re lagging behind in terms of urban growth compared to urban areas in Latin America and Asia (namely India and China). By 2025, 85% of Latin America’s population is projected to live in an urban environment, and by 2030, China’s urban population alone is set to be at 1 billion people.
In order for these growing cities to thrive and sustain themselves there are four factors that are key to evolving: efficient urbanization, smarter economies, sustainable growth, and empowered communities. For more info on growing cities have a look at the infographic below. [Via]Share This Infographic
Finally! A veggie cooking cheat-sheet!
Like many Americans, I do not eat enough vegetables. According to The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s relatively new food pyramid, (released in 2005) we should be eating 2.5 cups of vegetables a day. I have nothing against veggies–their health benefits are reason enough to head to the produce section when grocery shopping–but, back in the kitchen, I often find myself unsure of how to cook them.
Check out this veggie cheat-sheet to relieve any vegetable related fears. And if the chart doesn’t convince you to eat your vegetables, maybe this easy Indian recipe will! Tastes great on whole wheat crackers!
Gujarati Carrot Salad with Mustard Seeds
3 medium carrots, peeled and grated
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
Unprocessed sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
In a bowl, toss the grated carrots with salt and pepper.
Heat the oil in a small skillet over low heat and when hot, add the mustard seeds and sesame seeds. Cover the pot and wait until the mustard seeds pop (they may jump up and burn you, so keep the cover on for a short while).Share This Infographic
Whether they are covered in braces, filed to fangs, or are starting to fall out, teeth are very important to our health. Our relationship with our teeth starts at an early age. The discovery of growing teeth by young minds must be amazing. One day you’re a happy toddler, the next you’re screaming in pain because these little white demons are ripping their way through your gums and to the surface for some air. Then we are stuck with these high maintenance food crushers to pamper for the rest of our lives.
Demanding consistent cleaning and flossing, teeth are the first thing we think about in the morning and the last thing we see in the mirror at night. We buy expensive electric brushes, pastes, floss and even bleaching strips for our chompers. We teach our kids to brush them twice a day, or after meals and we give them pointers on how to brush them. But do we even know the correct way to brush our own teeth? At least we aren’t using urine to bleach them anymore.