15 Things You Didn’t Know About the Brain [infographic]

December 6, 2010 |  by  |  Education  |  3 Comments
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In my opinion, the human brain is the one of the most fascinating things this world has to offer. Think about it, this organ creates thoughts and creates what is essentially life for us and all other animals. If there is no after-life or soul, the brain is all we have, the world as we see it is a result of our brains. Though the make up of all our brains is the same, they all work a little different.

How can we know how other people see the world? Depending on your philosophy, it is possible that not everyone sees the world in the same way. One theory is; everything we see in the world is completely made up in our heads, therefore there are no real things, it would be as though we are living a dream. Other schools of thought would suggest that there are truths in the world, that everything we see is actually there, not just created in our minds. There is also perception, an in between these two theories, there are real things in the world, but we don’t actually see them, we see what they cause us the perceive.

Whether you enjoy conversations like these or you think they are just a bunch of bologna, these are thoughts that only humans have. We are rational beings and they are a result of our brain. This infographic gives quite a few interesting facts of the brain. For example did you know the brain has 100,000 miles worth of blood vessels, that would be long enough to circle the world four times. [via]

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Nuclear Weapons [Infographic]

December 3, 2010 |  by  |  Politics  |  3 Comments
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With all this tension between North and South Korea, I hope a nuclear solution is never considered. [Via]

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Coffee and the Global Economy [infographic]

December 2, 2010 |  by  |  Business  |  1 Comment
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With finals coming up in less than a week there is one thing I know I will be stocking up on: coffee. Coffee, the original energy drink, remains my favorite beverage for getting energy early in the morning. Rather than being fizzy and just flat out expensive, it is warm, smooth, can be brewed at home, and best of all, smells amazing. Whether you like the taste of coffee, or find it disgusting, there is one thing we can all agree on: coffee smells delicious.

Other than having that heavenly smell, recent studies show that coffee may actually help to prevent cancer. However, keep in mind that this is like red wine, having the right amount is good for you, while having too much may actually cause more harm than good. Suddenly, coffee just became that much more appealing; something that tastes good, smells good, and has health benefits? What more could this caffeine packed product provide?

Coffee is much more than a wonderful drink that provides health benefits, it also has a big part in the global economy. According to this infographic, coffee has proven to be a reliable natural resource which easily meets its demand while steadily increasing in value. Although this is very appealing, please remember that international trade is a slippery slope and not all nations are treated fairly. Nations with rich natural resources tend to be exploited by superpowers and as a result are forced to only focus on one crop and remain in poverty. It may be a bit more expensive, but fair-trade coffee insures that countries are being paid for the true value of their product. [via]

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In Wake of Google-Groupon Rumors: The Rise of Online Coupons

December 1, 2010 |  by  |  eCommerce  |  No Comments
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Groupon is pretty much the greatest thing that has come out of this social media boom. I hope if Google buys them out they still know what’s up. Living Social is also cool, but Groupon is the definite leader of the pack. Getting 50 to 90% off of some of the best places in town is the greatest.

I’m glad that coupons have now found a way to reach my generation. We have always been too tied up in our digital world to read the paper and cut out deals. I hope innovative coupon ideas keep popping up, who doesn’t like free stuff? [Via]

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HootSuite: Social Media Dashboard [infographic]

November 30, 2010 |  by  |  Social Media  |  3 Comments
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If you’re like me and use a plethora of social media outlets, having them all in one place can be life saver. For my phone I use Tweetdeck, which has my twitter and facebook. For my computer I used to just have a tab for every site, but once I heard that HootSuite reached 1,000,000 users — I thought I’d give it a go. So far it is pretty good. I’m still getting the hang of the dashboad layout, but I think I’ll be using it for a long time to come. [Via]

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