What Should You Bring To Thanksgiving? [infographic]

November 24, 2011 |  by  |  Funny, Holiday  |  1 Comment
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I was going to post an infographic about genetically modified turkeys… but I’m feeling nice and didn’t want to ruin your appetite. I hope ya’ll bought organic turkeys from a local farm. But more importantly, Happy Thanksgiving! STOP reading this post and go tell the people you love that you’re thankful for them!

If you’re STILL reading this, you’re most likely confused and looking for some insight on what to bring to the family dinner. That’s why I posted this. The infographic seems to take a comedic stance on your dinner preparation problems. But behind the humor is some truth. Although some would classify me as a college student, I’m going to be a kid today. So NOW you can stop reading and go to the table!

If you’re STILLLL reading… you must be my family or you really like my writing? This is the part where I give a shout out to the Sands family. I know a lot of you are avid readers and I am thankful that you take the time to read my posts. And my family is awesome in general. Thanks for the support and love. [Via]

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Feasting on a Budget [infographic]

November 23, 2011 |  by  |  Holiday  |  1 Comment
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There is a thawed turkey reposing in my refrigerator, and in most department stores the Christmas tree has already become a blinking presence. That’s right: Thanksgiving is tomorrow!

2011 has been all about doing “whatever” on a budget, unless, of course, you are part of the infamous 1 percent, in which case you might have spent 2011 throwing a lavish reality TV wedding. For most of us though, money matters, especially around the holidays. The jam-packed infographic below gives some tips for preparing for and celebrating Thanksgiving on a budget.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen an infographic this long, or this thorough. A rundown of the least expensive stores, shopping tips for cutting on cost, and random bits of Thanksgiving trivia are all covered in detail. [via]

Feasting on a Budget Infographic

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The Seven Types of iPhone Owners [infographic]

November 22, 2011 |  by  |  Internet, Lifestyle, Tech  |  8 Comments
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These days everyone has an iphone. Well almost everyone. It seems that the only people who don’t have them are either waiting for their contract to expire or have tmobile. Either way, they would have one if they could. Now for the rest of us who have converted to the best phone every, this infographic provides a little portrait of what category we should fall under.

I have definitely seen a lot of “fanboy” archetypes, those loyal apple customers who would die for the latest, greatest version. These are the ones who show up to apple stores the night before the launch of a new iphone, waiting to be one of the first to buy it. These are the ones I see at the mall in lines wrapped around a kiosk. Just admit it, you apple-junkies. We know some of you have camped out for an apple product before…

Another common archetype is definitely the “senior citizen.” Many of my friends parents have iphones because they the new hip technological item, but use it to call only. What a shame! They just aren’t as technologically savvy as us youngsters who spend our days playing games or reading fashion blogs (me).

Many of my friends would probably call me an “over user.” Although I am ashamed, I will admit that they may be true. I don’t spend my time playing games (I only have like two: unblock me and words with friends), I definitely spend my time on twitter, instagram and reading blogs. Yes, you can read article after article on Thought Catalog, Betches Love This, and various other entertaining blogs while zoning out in class. It’s glorious!

So if you have an iphone, you MUST confess, which archetype are you? Do you fall into a category or do you need to invent your own?? [Via]

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MOVEMBER [infographic]

November 21, 2011 |  by  |  Health, Holiday  |  11 Comments
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Can’t wait, only two days of school this week and Thanksgiving break starts, a break full of eating and lounging around. Anyway let’s talk about today’s infographic, The Hairy Truth About the Moustache, here at DI we love facial hair. It’s all we ever talk about, those can grow it, do it, and those who can’t have facial hair envy. Nobody does it better than our heros ZZ Top, they are truly beard guards. We always make sure to attend every beard competition held in America and special occasions we have gotten to go over sees and some competitions there. Oh those Europeans they grow a whole different breed of beard, nothing like some good ol America scruff. I could talk about facial hair all day.

You may have noticed the men around you growing facial hair they normally don’t carry, that’s thanks to Mowvember the month formerly known as November. In order to increase awareness for prostate cancer among other cancers men grow moustaches as a means of raising funds. To read more about it check out the site here. [via]

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Will “SOPA” Wash Away Our Internet Freedom? [infographic]

November 20, 2011 |  by  |  Internet, Politics, Tech  |  No Comments
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The Protect IP Act, targets websites that distribute pirated materials by having the Department of Justice block those websites. If passed, the law would be implemented through a public censoring system very similar to the ones being used by China and Iran.

Internet giants such as Google, Facebook, and Yahoo have vigorously opposed the act, saying that it would give government too much censoring power.  In fact, Yahoo has removed its membership with the US Chamber of Commerce (a supporter of the act) over Protect IP.

Public Knowledge, a non-profit organization devoted to ensuring an “open” internet stated that if Protect IP became law, it would “threaten the functioning, freedom, and economic potential of the Internet.”

The act is advocated equally vigorously by various major entertainment companies and strangely enough, pharmaceutical companies. These interest groups report losses of billions to online piracy.

Though online piracy is an ongoing problem that hurts artists as well as industry, some say the Protect IP Act is a misguided effort to solve such issues. It may well risk destroying what makes the internet so attractive to not only investors, but people who use the internet to share information and be informed, like you and I. [Via]

PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

Click here if you cannot see the video: Protect IP Act

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