It’s finally Thanksgiving! Turkey day is my favorite holiday of the year. I love sitting around with my family while we laugh, joke, and eat. Normally, I selfishly forego the whole “giving thanks” part of Thanksgiving, however, I’m making it a personal point to take time to reflect on how blessed I have been this year. I have so much to give thanks for: a fantastic new job opportunity, new friends, and a healthy family. Even though my grandma was diagnosed with an unfavorable illness earlier this year, I am thankful she is a fighter and continues to be a high spirited, talkative 75 year old.
Today’s post, brought to you by KRC Research, highlights some interesting numbers about this festive holiday. With topics ranging from “The best part of Thanksgiving Dinner,” to “Unusual things served at Thanksgiving,” this infographic will surely bring up some interesting conversation during your Turkey Day meal. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! [via]Share This Infographic
While English is my first language–and only fluent language–I sometimes have a hard time with its grammar, and I know I’m not the only one. I was an English major, and have only been out of school a few months now, but at times I can feel my basic grammar skills slipping away from me. Adjectives and tenses of words I have down pat, but some of the other English concepts mentioned in today’s graphic have become almost forgotten. (Spelling has started to get away from me too…thank goodness for spell check!)
English is a notoriously inconsistent language, but having some general rules or guidelines laid out for us is very helpful if one wishes to communicate effectively. Questions are addressed in today’s graphic such as: Objective vs. subjective; verb and adverb modifiers; the difference between pronouns and nouns; and the concept of morphemes–which I wasn’t familiar with until now. Apparently, words are considered “free standing,” while morphemes sometimes stand alone, but don’t always. (Look into morphology-the study of morphemes–for a more in depth definition).
This chart is a vocabulary lesson and refresher course for those interested in English. Read more books and check out today’s infographic for some schooling on basic English grammar! [Via]Share This Infographic
We’ve had a pretty spectacular year at the box office for movies so far in 2013, and a lot of the thanks goes to those old standbys: the summer blockbusters. The summer of 2013 saw huge hits out of several genres of film; from superheroes to horror, from racing movies to family friendly titles and sci-fi, there were records to be set everywhere. Of course with ups there are inevitably downs, and this summer saw its fair share of box office bombs as well as hits.
Today’s infographic from /Film gives us a look at both the highs and the lows of a summer packed with movies. Iron Man 3 broke the $1 billion mark globally, and Hollywood set grossing records for both May and June. Other movies, such as The Lone Ranger (which lost a total of $126 million), didn’t fare so well. Some movies actually ended up falling into both categories. While Pacific Rim was one of the top 10 grossing movies of the summer globally ($404 million), its domestic gross was less than its budget.
For more info on the summer hits of 2013 have a look at the graphic below. [Via]Share This Infographic
Waking up is hard. Nothing is nicer than sleeping in. Getting that extra hour of sleep can make all the difference. But there are other things, possibly important things that could be accomplished while you are getting a little more sleep. The benefits of waking up earlier are great. You can get that work out in. You can get to the bagel shop before breakfast rush comes in. You would have more time to prepare yourself for the day to come.
Taking time to be more proactive in the morning is what everyone should do at least once or twice a week. Getting up before most people are awake would give you a quiet time to get all your ducks in a row and a time to plan things out thoroughly. If you get to the gym early, you’ll practically have the whole place to yourself. Exercise and going to sleep early will grant you more motivation and energy throughout your day.
This infographic displays a few high profile business leaders that get their day started early. Chances are the majority of us may not ever become the CEO of a company. One thing for sure is that many of us can definitely utilize time more wisely in order to be better and more successful. Success comes to those who have the will to seek it. Take charge of the morning and get your worms, Early Bird! [via]
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Hello Internet! I have not properly introduced myself yet. My name is Stewart Cowan. By day, I’m your average college student majoring in Pre-Law Philosophy with a minor in German, but by night, I am a lurker of dark alleys, seeking out justice where evil reigns, and driving my chainsaw of morality into the hearts of the wicked. And on Saturdays, I’m your friendly neighborhood writer. Pleased to meet you.
Whether it’s green, black, white, or oolong , a steamy cup o’ tea should be in your hands at all times. From chamomile to rooibos, the endless entourage of healthy and heartwarming teas can make you a superhuman. Literally. Check this infographic out.
If you enjoy tobacco smoke yet hate the idea of a suffocating death by the vicious lung cancer as much as I do, then just drink some black tea. It apparently protects your lungs. That way, you can enjoy your cigarette without having to live in the haunting shadow of your prolonged suicide.
Also, if the witch of indigestion should curse your bowels something mighty; just mix up a chaga or pu-erh potion. Problem solved. Curse removed.
If you just want to be an all around, all-american, disease ridden, cancer tolerant badass, drink some white tea. If ever there was a key to immortality, white tea would be a front runner. This stuff lowers blood pressure, protects your body against cancer, boosts the immune system, and to top it all off, leaves you with whiter teeth and fresh breath.
And so, internet, it was a pleasure to meet you. Keep on sippin’. [via]
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