Why We Sleep Less Than 8 Hours [infographic]

December 29, 2013 |  by  |  Health, Lifestyle  |  2 Comments
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As a student I realize that sleep is a luxury. During the school year there are so many things to keep up with and so little time. We want to be able to do everything. Get our work done, ace our tests, show commitment to our organizations and still go out for a good time.

It’s hard to make all that work when there are only 24 hours in the day. We are most likely to sacrifice our sleep so that we can feel like we are getting more done. I have adapted to getting about 4-5 hours every night during the semester. I and many others are in the same boat. To compensate naps are something that have become a part of my routine so that way I have more energy to jump back into things with more energy. Naps are hard to come by because a lot will say that they make the day harder to go through.

To avoid wasting time trying to go to bed, one needs to be relaxed and wanting to go to sleep. We all will tell ourselves that we are not tired yet and that we can keep going with our assignment or just watch one more episode. GO TO SLEEP when you know you should. That is advice I should take myself more often. Unwind with some cool music. Don’t drink or smoke. Maybe even take a bath before bed. You’ll figure out what works for you. Just go to bed! [via]

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Know Your Movie Monsters [infographic]

December 28, 2013 |  by  |  Movies  |  No Comments
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“Move it! We need to get out of here RIGHT NOW! Go! Go! Go!”

I leaped over the chain link fence surrounding the abandoned warehouse just after narrowly avoiding the deadly swipe of Jason Voorhees’ machete. Godzilla screeched in the distance as the blood curdling cackle of the Wicked Witch of the West nightmarishly harmonized with the howl of the Wolf Man.

Monsters. I was surrounded by monsters.

Every night terror I previously had could not have prepared me for the haunting reality I now faced. I was living in a hell that only Hollywood screenwriters could have imagined.

I ran past a horde of blood-thirsty gremlins and pulled out the last arrow from my quiver and clumsily loaded it into the bow. I took aim at an approaching alien and with cosmic precision, nailed the arrow into the creature’s skull.

Tom yelled from behind.

“We have to get to HQ! Ground control is about to launch a full-on nuclear air-strike!”

I felt a rumble underneath my feet as a graboid erupted from the ground, strangling Tom with its hideous tongues. I struggled forward. I had just lost one of my most valuable men, but more importantly, I had lost a dear friend. There was no time to dwell on it. I knew this, and I knew if I had, I would not have been able to have kept going.

I knew that my only focus was survival. And this was only the beginning. [via]

 

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Breakup Reasons [infographic]

December 27, 2013 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  1 Comment
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How do we find reasons to break up? We spend months and even years getting to know every little thing about one single person, and then we throw all of that knowledge down the drain. Why do we do such a thing?

Whenever the decision is made by one person to break things off, depending on the reason, often times the idea seems great whenever they are alone, but whenever reunited with their current significant other splitting still seems too hard to do. Even people in abusive relationships have difficulty acquiring the courage to end a relationship that is ruining their lives.

Why would we have such a hard time leaving something that we genuinely want to leave? Addiction. Just like cigarettes or any other addictive substance, we make a lifestyle out of this person, our lives revolve around them and we begin to forget about ourselves. The addiction makes being around the person continue feel like a happy time, but then whenever we are away, the thoughts of how happy being single could be creep back into the mind.

Why can’t we all just date each other, and break up with each other and take pills to forget the past like that one movie with Jim Carrey?
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10 Common Weight Loss Mistakes [infographic]

December 26, 2013 |  by  |  Health, Lifestyle  |  1 Comment
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Thanksgiving and Christmas has come and gone, all that is left is New Years. This will be my first time spending New Years away from home, so I’m going to do it right by having a great time with great friends, and by sticking to my New Year’s resolution — lose some of this weight!

I had a wake up call during a trip to New York a few weeks ago. To start things off, I made the mistake of buying a dress for an event BEFORE Thanksgiving. Well, when I re-tried on the dress a day before the event, my dress was REALLY tight. TOO tight to be comfortable. To make a long story short, I ended up erupting out of my dress. The dress’s cheap zipper literally could not uphold my holiday weight gain.

Let me tell you, there is no worse feeling than ripping out of a dress that fit just fine a few weeks earlier. Therefore, this New Year, I’ll be losing some weight by getting back into a normal running schedule (NO EXCUSES), and will be watching what I eat. I decided to post this infographic to keep me in check. Hopefully some of you will find some inspiration from today’s infographic as well! Happy holidays!

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Untranslatable Emotions in Languages Other Than English [infographic]

December 25, 2013 |  by  |  Education, Travel  |  1 Comment
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Happy Holidays everyone!

While the English language features a ginormous amount of words to describe most anything, it sometimes comes up short when we’re trying to describe certain emotions. Other cultures have individual words for certain feelings that we have to describe with long sentences or vague ideas that we weren’t exactly taught.

For example, in Hebrew there’s a term for “I’m sick of you,” and describes the feeling of obsession with someone or something (maybe clingyness is the English equivalent?); the Japanese have a word for “the bubbly feeling of the moment of falling in love”; the Estonians have a term for “the feeling of slight laziness, can’t be bothered by anything. Don’t want to work nor go anywhere.” (I can definitely relate); and the Italians have “Ti voglio bene” which means, “The attachment for family, friends and animals.”

This infographic begs the question, are English speakers out of touch with their emotions? Maybe a little. It’s hard for a lot of people to talk about their feelings, and maybe because we don’t have enough words for them we end up feeling a little lost.

Check out today’s infographic for a look at beautiful words and feelings from all over the world. [Via]

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