Where College Students Spend Money [infographic]

December 15, 2010 |  by  |  eCommerce  |  2 Comments
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It would be so nice if I got paid to go to college. [Via]

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10 Common Misconceptions Dispelled [infographic]

December 14, 2010 |  by  |  Mind-Blowing  |  1 Comment
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Misconceptions are a funny thing.  You can go your whole life thinking something is right, and then suddenly, your world gets flipped upside down when you find out you’ve always been wrong. Per example, I always thought the word “queue” was pronounced “qway,” when one day I said it and after much ridicule, quickly learned that is not right. Apparently it is pronounced “q,” I was truly embarrassed because I was the only person out of my group of friends who did not know the correct pronunciation.

The misconceptions in this infographic, I feel, are more common than my not being able to pronounce queue correctly. The biggest surprise for me in going through this infographic was number nine. I had learned in a SCIENCE class that water spins a different direction depending on the hemisphere you are in.  According to this infographic my teacher lied. In order for the Coriolis Effect to happen, the spinning water needs to be on a much larger scale than your sink or toilet.

Hopefully you will enjoy this infographic as much as I did.  Next time someone suggests one of these you can outwit the smart-aleck friend and correct them. If you have read this infographic then you already know misconception number 7.  We in fact use all of our brain, not just 10%. Not only that, but you use it all very efficiently and as we get older, our brain becomes more and more efficient, due to synapses dying off as we age. The coolest thing about this infographic, is it not only says which misconception are wrong, but why they are wrong. [via]

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The Coming Water Wars [infographic]

December 13, 2010 |  by  |  Environmental  |  No Comments
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With natural resources becoming more scarce by the minute and the human population growing larger and larger, water is constantly becoming more valuable. In an America where most of us have become accustomed to having a government that enforces health codes, we have been spoiled by clean water. Yet it seems that each city’s water has a different taste, this is simply due to the cleaning process used by the city.

However, no matter the city you live in, all of the water is deemed drinkable. This, however, is not the case for the rest of the world. The United States was once at the level of cleanliness that other third-world nations are at currently; they have terrible water supplies that are infested with bacteria just waiting to make the drinker sick. We must keep this in mind when aiding other countries- we were once in their shoes and we need to help them by showing them how to learn from our mistakes. When the United States was coming into its role as a superpower the Earth’s population was much smaller and there was not a war for resources.

However, living in today’s overpopulated world, water has become a resource worth fighting for. With aquifers being depleted at never before seen rates and the ocean growing larger and larger due to global warming, fresh water is a hot commodity. Which nation can prove its worth and show that it can take care of its people, by providing what they need? After all water is essential to life and without it none of us can continue to survive. [via]

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SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule: Buy a Trip to Space [infographic]

December 10, 2010 |  by  |  Travel  |  1 Comment
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The private spaceflight company Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, has added a new spacecraft to its fleet – the Dragon space capsule – that promises to be the first commercial spacecraft ever to make a round trip to low-Earth orbit.

Designed to launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets, the Dragon space capsule is expected to initially make unmanned cargo delivery flights to the International Space Station. But they could eventually be modified to serve as private space taxis for orbit-bound astronauts. Here’s an inside look at the Dragon spacecraft. [Via]

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Workaholism May be Killing You [infographic]

December 9, 2010 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  1 Comment
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In America we are known to be some of the hardest workers. Taking less vacation time than anyone else, while clocking the most work hours. While this is something as Americans, we take pride in, it turns out it may actually be killing us. As someone who is both in college and working, I have to say it is not easy to relax.

While in a psychology class one semester I had a professor who taught us how to add what could potentially amount to 12 years to your life-span. Everyday, if you can spare just 20 minutes, everyone should take time out to meditate. Truly meditate, don’t take this time as reflection time, it is 20 minutes to completely clear your head, of everything. Though 20 minutes may seem like a lot of time you are having to give up, really, it’s nothing. Just clear your mind and concentrate on your breathing, 20 minutes a day, for 12 years added to your life-span. Seems like a good deal to me.

One point this infographic brings up is being able to say no. For me this is the hardest thing to do, but when you never say no, people begin to take advantage of you. Because saying no lowers the amount of things you have to do, it easily lowers your stress levels, and you have begun the road to recovery. You will find that rather than spending all your extra time taking care of other people you suddenly have time for yourself. We must remember we need to take care of ourselves before we can take care of other people, we would be useless if we did not care for ourselves. [via]

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