How Does The Brain Retain Information? [infographic]

March 22, 2014 |  by  |  Mind-Blowing  |  1 Comment
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I have no clue. So let’s see just how it works.

The hippocampus is in charge of the most cognitive duties. It’s the part that holds all those precious sweet memories of a childhood in the sun with your toys and buying ice cream from the dirty man in his mid-30s that always wears a Metallica t-shirt with the sleeves cut off who your parents insist on accompanying you to buy from.

The cerebellum is the reason you can add numbers and swim. It monitors the procedural based memories of circumstances that must be learned, well, procedurally.

The amygdala is associated with emotional learning. My amygdala just learned not to give my heart to a crazy witch. She was sitting outside the local potion shop with a raggedy old cardboard box that had “Need Harts” scribbled across it in pitch black sharpie. Being the level 4 knight that I am, I offered mine, but how was I supposed to know the consequences? Man, it took at least 4 monks to heal that back up.

The craziest part to all of this, is that the information that your brain receives in order to hold these memories, is nothing more than an electrical pulse. There is electricity traveling through your body that zaps your brain in a specific way so that you can have a memory. That’s pretty awesome. [via]

 

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What Do Your Feet Say About You? [INFOGRAPHIC]

March 21, 2014 |  by  |  Health  |  No Comments
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Different aspects of life tell different people what their personality is. In a quick online search one can find how their lipstick shape, wallet, favorite ice cream flavor, and even their underwear define who they are as a person. Each segment of the personality charts are the same. Are you a leader, or a follower is what all of these categories often come down to. Is that all that personalities come down to? leading and following?

According to my feet, I prefer to delegate work to others. I also enjoy the finer things in life. At the same time I am independent, intellectual, and a bit of a dreamer. Since I like to delegate work I am also a decisive leader who can deal with all kinds of obstacles, luckily, I also have good business sense.I’m talkative and enjoy showing off but continue to be methodical, precise and practical while I do it. Given these clues would anyone like to sketch a picture of my foot?[via]

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The Most Fabulous Mango Infographic [infographic]

March 20, 2014 |  by  |  Food, Health  |  3 Comments
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I write this infographic as I eat the most delicious mango. For some reason this mango tastes better than all of the other ones I can remember, perhaps because it’s the first mango of the warm season to come. As much as I love mangos, I’ve always had a difficult time eating them. I usually cut each side, attempt to slice the flesh out of the freshly cut wedges, then continue to eat the juicy mango flesh straight off the pit. I usually have mango juice dribbling down my chin and elbows, and end up leaving behind about half the mango on the pit.

Thankfully, today’s infographic explains how to properly cut open and eat a mango, along with tons of other interesting information. I’ll be able to successfully cut open and eat a mango next time. Check out today’s infographic for some delicious information! [via]

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The Good News About Cancer [Infographic]

March 19, 2014 |  by  |  Health  |  No Comments
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Cholera, diarrhea, tuberculosis – some of the most deadly diseases to plague the human race throughout history are all preventable in some way. Cancer, perhaps the biggest stymie to modern medicine, is also preventable in most cases. This is good news depending on how you look at it.

As the son to someone who has suffered through and survived Lymphoma and Melanoma, I’ve always sort of assumed I was doomed- that the invisible hand of genetics would reach down and give me some sort of cancer. Well, only 2-5% of cancers are passed on through genetics. Phew! That’s great!

Since most causes of cancer are either situational or due to lifestyle choices- it should be easy to avoid. Ok, let’s see- as long as I use sunblock, don’t drink to excess, don’t smoke, and eat healthy- I’ll greatly reduce my risk factors for getting cancer. Well, I don’t drink to excess (most days), I eat healthy (sometimes) and wear sunblock (when I remember) so I should be good, right?

Psyche. Yikes, those are a lot of risk factors, not to mention other factors like toxic chemicals and levels of radiation that you may have no option of avoiding. Well, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for a cure- and in the meantime get a grip on aforementioned vices and bad habits that I do have control over.

This infographic is loaded with information on cancer risk-factors, give it a read. If you want to know more- check out The American Cancer Society’s website. Knowledge is power folks- empower yourselves and keep on livin’. [Via]

 

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The Best Temperature for Your Home [infographic]

March 18, 2014 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  1 Comment
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How often do you find yourself hanging out with somebody who won’t think twice about keeping their air conditioning blasting hot or cool air? It’s as if being temporarily uncomfortable would be the worst thing that could happen that very instant. Deciding to adjust the thermostat every 15 minutes is justifiable if a person is being considerate for their sick pet, or if their arts & crafts media are melting. If it’s purely for convenience, and done so as to not upset their complacent keel, then that’s not cool, man. Well, maybe except for the days of extreme heat in the summer. It can be a grueling feat to endure come bedtime, in more densely populated locales.

I prefer not to touch the thermostat in my house. This is especially true in the winter (throw some sweaters and coats on, or wrap yourself in blankets — jerks.) The apartment I rent, along with two others, recently had its power & utility rates rise due to a huge increase in usage. It works based on a standard of use for the whole complex — a block/rate system. Pretty cool, huh?

The infographic in today’s post shares ideas to reduce temperature fluctuations in the homestead, and maybe help keep monthly usage charges from transcending $300.

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