America’s Composition [infographic]

June 23, 2011 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  4 Comments
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The United States prides itself on its cultural diversity. I certainly enjoy seeing many different faces and hearing different accents throughout my day.

It’s a little scary that 18,000 people are classified as “unknown.” I wonder if they are secret aliens? This infographic only shows numbers for people entering the country in 2008…so there could be millions of unknown people here by now!

Although today’s infographic may not have much information, I find it very engaging to see all the different backgrounds of people in the United States. It certainly blew my mind how many countries are represented in the United States by such strong numbers. [Via]

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Not Maid of Money [infographic]

June 22, 2011 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  3 Comments
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This summer presented a perfect opportunity for me to see behind the curtain of a typical wedding (and laugh hysterically at what I saw) as the movie Bridesmaids opened and one of my good friends was maid of honor in a wedding. Art parodies life, as so often happens, and my friend basically was Kristen Wiig…without the loser boyfriend and the food poisoning. She spent, stressed, and visited many sketchy themed stores. Today’s infographic breaks down the expenses of a typical bridesmaid as well as issuing some sage advice for both Bridezillas and would-be bridesmaids.

According to the guesstimated figures of a typical wedding, $1,695 is the average expense born by the bridesmaid leading up to the wedding. I can’t even mock that. Further down, some ideas are given to help curb both cost and animosity. It seems reciprocal communication is a vital key to planning a wedding that neither bankrupts the wedding party nor strains relationships. [Via]

Infographic showing bridesmaids' costs

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The Forex Market Explained [infographic]

June 21, 2011 |  by  |  Business  |  No Comments
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Although the stock market gets all the publicity, trading currencies in the Forex market is a little different than trading a regular company’s stock.

The Forex market trades currency and trading goes on for 24 hours during 5.5 days-a-week. These hours of operation mean that the Forex market trades in 1 day what Wall St. trades in a month. Right now the US dollar is not as strong as it used to be. How stable the country is and how well tourism is going are some deciding factors for the value of a country’s currency. Obviously because of a bad recession our dollar value isn’t looking too good.

The Forex market can be a bit simpler than Wall St because of a limited number of popularly traded currencies. That, combined with commission free trading, creates a unique, one-of-a-kind exchange experience. Forex infographic “Forex. Explained.” by CMS Forex

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Tipping Etiquette Around the World [infographic]

June 20, 2011 |  by  |  Lifestyle, Travel  |  15 Comments
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Growing up I never really understood the tip, it always seemed as though we were just paying twice for someone to do their job. However as I’ve gotten older I’ve realized tipping is a pretty important thing. After all these people are handling your food and other important things you don’t want them messing with/up. As a poor college student tipping sucks, but I do it even if it is just a dollar or two, a tip is a tip right?

Today’s infographic Tipping Etiquette Around the World does a nice job of comparing the way people tip in different countries. Reading through the graphic you will find that North America has some of the highest tip percentages with the U.S.A. and Canada leading the way with 15-20%. Which is quite the heavy fine when compared to China, Japan, and South Korea where there is no tipping, unless you have been given “exceptional or luxurious service.”

Being in the service industry is not all it’s cracked up to be, but the tips sure do help. If you have ever worked in the service industry you have heard the saying “the customer is always right.” Well, this is not true, a large part of the time the customer has no idea what he/she is talking about. Not only are there lots of customers thinking their right when they are not, but there are also that special brand of customer called the dick. The person who just seems better and has to make your life a living hell, but as long as your receiving a fat tip I guess it’s all worth it.[via]

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Tipping Etiquette Around the World

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Greatest NHL Player: Gretzky vs. Lemieux

June 17, 2011 |  by  |  Sports  |  4 Comments
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The recent riots in Vancouver have made headlines lately putting the Canadian city and its residents on trial. The majority of those from Vancouver didn’t take part in the riots. The city blamed the uprising on a mixture of young people and alcohol. With that logic one could wonder why college towns don’t have a riots every weekend.

Hockey is important in Canada, its like football in Texas and its a very serious thing. Losing to America must suck. We don’t appreciate the sport of hockey over here. It is pretty obvious when there are only three players on the championship team the Boston Bruins that were actually born in the states. Almost the entire team is made of up Canadians. Vancouver should be celebrating, not lighting police cars on fire.

Gretzky and Lemieux are some of the biggest names in hockey. With Gretzky pulling in around 200 million dollars during his career compared to Lemieux’s 45 mill makes it seem like Gretzky won in some sense. Although $45 million will get you through a lifetime pretty easily too.

I’ve never been a big fan of hockey, and I’m not sure if America is ready to really get into the sport. I know I’ve picked up on watching soccer, maybe I’ll throw some NHL in there too. [Via]

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