Creases and Folds of the Cowboy Hat [infographic]

August 12, 2011 |  by  |  eCommerce  |  No Comments
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After grazing on today’s infographic I immediately googled the latest western I’d seen, True Grit, to compare the hat styles used. It seems like The Dude sports the old Montana Crease and his stubborn side-kick wears the un-touched Open Crown.

I didn’t really know that hat folding or creasing was a big thing. I didn’t even know cowboy hats could be creased. I’ve only seen the different folds and thought it had always been that way. Back in the heyday of the cowboy, the way the hat was creased said a lot about the person wearing it. You could take one look at a man’s hat, know he was a cattle-wrangler, was raised in Arkansas and the type of whiskey he drank. Well maybe not the last one, but many regions had their own custom way they would fold or crease their hat. Different races, occupations and sexes could also have a custom crease.

Cowboy hats were a treasure to the cowboys because the sun is miserable. I think we can all agree with that after this summer. That big star that our planet rotates literally burns eyes and skin. Having a way to fold a hat that can take the bite off will always be welcome. [Stetson: Made of America]

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Technological Revolution! [infographic]

August 11, 2011 |  by  |  Tech  |  3 Comments
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I’ve seen quite a bit of change in the way we conduct our daily lives. I don’t always go behind the scenes to research upcoming technologies, so it’s always a pleasant surprise when big new things come out. In the present day, the big new thing is cloud hosting. Every time I visit a data center, I feel like I’m looking at hundreds of thousands of dollars being wasted on old technology. Of course, local severs still make sense for large companies, but for startups and small business, why not use the cloud? Even some big names are fully invested in could services. Netflix, Posterous, and Priceline.com all use cloud solutions.

This infographic highlights big inventions that impact our lifestyles greatly. It does a good job of getting lots of cool info into one piece. I must say however I’d like to see more of the ‘graphic’ section of infographic. There’s definitely some cool statistics and charts that could be thrown in with all these great ideas. A cool fact you may not catch a first glance: 2.8 million e-mails are sent every second! [Via]

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Improve Attractiveness with Body Language [infographic]

August 10, 2011 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  5 Comments
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Actions speak louder than words… no really. According to today’s infographic from 100 Best Dating Sites, this adage is especially true at the start of a romantic relationship. Small non-verbal cues—a smile, length of eye contact, and posture—communicate more to potential romantic interests than that clever line carefully mined from a Hugh Grant flick (though that never hurts).

The infographic dissects several ways the body communicates and gives some hints for both women and men. Regardless of gender, “crinkly eyed” smiles are considered more sincere, and the 0.5 second smile effectively bridges the gap between smirking and faking. The infographic also gives tips on appearing more confident.

Whether you are a master of first impressions or your pick-up routine leaves something to be desired, approximately 55% of communication is made before you say anything; effectively master the art of body language and your interpersonal interactions just might improve. [Best Dating Sites]

Infographic about using body language to be more attractive

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Going to the Chapel [infographic]

August 9, 2011 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  1 Comment
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I write this post from Omaha, Nebraska. We went north to the mid west to see my lovely cousin marry her high school sweet heart, which only makes this post more appropriate. Weddings are such a big milestone in life, and are accompanied by a very big price tag. While some can afford a nice 30,000 wedding, most of us will definitely be trying to pinch pennies and bring this tag down a bit.

According to this infographic, June is the most popular month to become wed, so choosing a different month that is not in the peak time will lower location costs. Also, I’m a big fan of asking for help, especially when the help can reduce the cost of such an important day. Asking friends and family for help will alleviate stress and save you money. If you have talented friends, ask if they will help make the cake, arrange flowers or make favors.

This infographic is a good peek in the breakdown of the typical “big day.” We’ll see how this fares against my cousin’s wedding on Saturday! [Via]

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Dolla Dolla Bills Ya’ll! [infographic]

August 8, 2011 |  by  |  Mind-Blowing  |  No Comments
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Damn it feels good to be a gangsta. I’m just sitting hur writtin bout dem bills. Those bills that are destroying our economy. Money has been at the top of everyone’s concerns lately. Whether it be a parent struggling to pay their child’s tuition or our government struggling to pay debt. America’s financial situation and for that matter the world’s is not looking good. We seem to be in a state where we are going to be getting worse before getting better.

Evidenced by our recent debt ceiling crisis, admittedly I am no expert on it, but I do know that our politicians were childish in their actions. All in all we managed to put off disaster for another couple years without finding a fix. Sure, we’re cutting spending, but we are not increasing revenue, it’s ridiculous. While I am a fan of the government and the constitution the way it’s being run right now is horrific, and not the way it was intended to be run. No matter your allegiance, I think we can agree that politicians today do not seem to have the greater good in mind.

Sorry to have gone off on that rant. Today’s infographic outlines all the details of the dollar bill, from the little spider above the one to all the instances of 13.

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The Dollar

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