Substance Abuse and Suicide Risk [infographic]

April 4, 2014 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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I have never done any hard drugs. One point in my life whenever I was in a certain state of mind, I knew that if hard drugs were presented to me, I would have taken them. Substance abuse would have made me take hard drugs, and they could also make someone do something even worse, like kill themselves. Is suicide really that bad? We have our own lives, and if we chose to end it, why does everyone have to get so sad? Why do we have to watch out for each other so much?

Suicide is such a huge happening that there are places famous for committing suicide. The Golden Gate Bridge, Aokigahara Forest and Mount Mihara are all famous for attracting people to end their lives. Why not control your death? I admit that we should strive to not bring people to this depression that causes suicide, but maybe some suicidal people have just reached a point in their life where they know that NOTHING MATTERS and no matter what they do time will go on and that ending their life could be the most selfless thing to do. Really, is life too great to end it? Probably not when abusing a substance.
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The Perfect Beer Label [infographic]

April 3, 2014 |  by  |  Business, Food  |  No Comments
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Craft Beers are spreading like wildfire and I can’t be more happy about it. This new industry is brewing up beer snobs left and right, including me. Palate-wrecking IPAs and strong, bold belgians are my weakness. Another plus to the growing industry are the thousands of different designs used to label the beer.

If you haven’t been drinking cheap beer lately, the big guys, Budweiser and Miller, have gone retro bringing back their original can designs. Big beer knows too well the spread of craft brewing is taking a big chunk of their market share. Because craft beer is so tasty, big beer doesn’t advertise the superior taste of their beer much anymore. They focus on ‘drinkability’ and the lite-ness of the beverage.

In Austin, one of our many craft breweries is Austin Beer Works. They have a sleek, modern design that really catches my fancy-not to mention the beer is absolutely delicious. Why stop at craft brewery designs? Home-brewers have taken the next step to beer snobbery by designing and labeling the beer they make in their own garage.

With companies like Whole Foods coming out with their own craft beer selection, I think its safe to say Big Beer is getting nervous. [99Designs]

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What The Heck Is Curling? [Infographic]

April 2, 2014 |  by  |  Sports  |  No Comments
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So, I’m a little late to the winter Olympics party, but let’s talk about curling. When I first learned there was an Olympic sport called “curling” I envisions two dudes, both with tank tops and hair heavily gelled, going toe-to-toe and seeing who could curl the best. I pictured this event happening somewhere like Venice beach, maybe. Turns out, it’s actually a lot more complicated than that. Did you know there are actually different “players” in curling? It’s not just one dude/lady slinging that disk-looking thing (apparently called a stone) across the ice. Well, you have a Skip- essentially the captain, a Lead and a Second- the people who sweep down the ice with those brooms as the “stone” makes it’s way down the ice, and a Third- who talks strategy with the Skip.

Knowing the players alone can’t begin to unravel the mystical secrets of Curling. It’s always seemed to me that it must take an extraordinary understanding of physics to be good at a sport like Curling. And how did Curling start? And when? Why is it called Curling? By the time the next Winter Olympics rolls around, I plan on impressing all my friends with a wealth of Curling knowledge. Until then, this infographic will have to do. [Via]

 

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The Anatomy of an Outstanding Résumé [infographic]

April 1, 2014 |  by  |  Business, Education, Lifestyle  |  2 Comments
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The importance of résumés has been ingrained in me by my mother for a very long time, and she has worked in human resources longer than I’ve been alive. A good résumé is vital to securing employment in today’s job market. When done correctly, your résumé should show that your education, experience, skills and achievements reflect what is required of the job to which you are applying.

I have not sent out a single résumé in recent years that hasn’t been proofread at least five times. And yet every time I do, I feel paranoid that my résumé will be the one that gets tossed aside for not standing above the others. I’ve even been working on a complete renovation of my résumé recently hoping to show off some of my design skills and making it eye-catching at the same time.

While résumé design does matter, the quality of the content is key. Although this infographic says otherwise, the objective statement isn’t really necessary anymore. It has become replaced by the executive summary, which is where you explain who you are and what you’re looking for. It seems companies are more interested in personality than immediate goals.

My advice aside, take advantage of these helpful tips to improve your résumé so that you are able to win potential employers over in a matter of seconds.

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How To Moonwalk [Infographic]

March 31, 2014 |  by  |  Entertainment, Mind-Blowing  |  1 Comment
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So first of all, I just found out from my roommate the other night that Michael Jackson would send the music he was writing to his label by singing all of the parts – check out acapella ‘Beat It‘. So awesome.

As most people know, MJ was not only an amazing singer but also an innovative and amazing dancer. If you don’t know this already, just look up the music videos for Beat It, Smooth Criminal, and Thriller on youtube. He really elevated the music video to a new level of awesomeness. This gif-infographic however focuses on his most infamous dance move of all – The moonwalk.

The steps sound easy – start with your left foot forward with your body-weight on the ball of your right foot, then you slide your left foot back and shift the weight to your other foot and repeat – but it will take a lot of practice.

What I love about this infographic is how it’s uses a gif layout to simply and elegantly show dance steps. I haven’t searched yet, but I’d love to see more infographics like this for more dances, music fundamentals, or even cooking. I think there’s a bright future for the gif-infographic.

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