Get Better Sleep [infographic]

September 30, 2014 |  by  |  Health, Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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Are you interested in a sure-fire solution for getting up early? Get a rabbit. But seriously, my pet rabbit wakes me up every morning before 8 a.m. All she wants to do is wake up and make the most noise possible. Half the time, I just give her a treat and try to go back to sleep while she’s eating it. I’m a horrible pet mom.

Although it’s a pain in the butt, I am kind of grateful that my pet is forcing me to wake up earlier. I am so much more productive when I wake up early. Sometimes it sucks though, because I still can’t fall asleep before midnight most nights. I’ve always considered myself a night owl, and this infographic implies that night owl tendencies are related to depression. Becoming a morning person is just sounding better and better!

OK, but really, there are a lot of other things you can do to become a morning person besides adopting an annoying morning pet. To get the most out of your sleep, start by exercising in the mornings. This sounds a little counter-productive to me because exercise wears me out, but according to the infographic, when you exercise at 7 a.m., you can go to sleep easier at night. Then there are all the standard suggestions such as staying away from lit screens, caffeine and other drinks, certain foods, alcohol, and cigarettes. Although I’m kind of bummed that taking naps isn’t recommended for helping you get a good night’s sleep, I am intrigued that different alarm apps can help. I’ve tried both the smart alarm and the math alarm, and both are pretty darn good at getting you out of bed.

Give a few of these pointers a try if you’re in the mood for a better night’s sleep, and soon you’ll be waking up like you’ve got a pet rabbit alarm clock.

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It’s International Coffee Day! [infographic]

September 29, 2014 |  by  |  Food, Holiday  |  No Comments
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I love coffee. I’m not prejudiced, either. I’ll take it any way I can get it – regular, decaf, flavored, hot, iced, frozen, with cream, without cream, sweetened, unsweetened, or spiked. I’ll take it all. Hell, I even like coffee-flavored ice cream.

Seriously though, this infographic has me pegged. As a 23-year-old woman living in the South, I will buy a fancy, sweetened cup of coffee, with milk, for $3 or more occasionally. The only thing I’m not so sure I identify with is the waiting in line thing. I am not a patient person. Not even for my coffee. However, I do own a Keurig, and I am not above making my own super tasty coffee at home. (That’s the best place to spike it.)

Being such a coffee fanatic, I was very surprised to learn today is International Coffee Day. Normally, I miss all the good days. (I’m looking at you, National Cheeseburger Day.) I’m just so glad I found out in time (precisely 12:03 a.m.), because now I can celebrate in the best way possible – WITH COFFEE! I don’t know who decided to come up with all of these awesome national and international days, but I’d like to shake their hand. And share a cup of coffee. Or a cheeseburger.

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2014 – Is the Future Now? [infographic]

September 28, 2014 |  by  |  Tech  |  1 Comment
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As new innovations come out each year, it is fun to take a look back on how previous generations imagine the future might look. A lot of predictions about technological advancements were done in books, cartoons, and TV shows. Some of those predictions have come true, others are still in development, and some are still on the drawing board. The infographic below elaborates on some of the innovations that were imagined by previous generations.

First in the YES! category, wearable technology is all over the news nowadays. These wearable devices are meant to assist everyone and some already exist. The only complaint is the size of the display of the devices, as carrying a magnifying glass can be cumbersome. The question arises: what other wearable devices would you use?

Next in the SORT OF? category, the flying car is interesting. We have gasoline, hybrids, electrical cars, and now we want to fly. Yet with all the accidents on the road, imagine in the air with no lanes.

Lastly in the NOT YET… category, high speed traveling is most intriguing. We’ve traveled by foot, horse, train, car, and airplane, but speed has not increased sufficiently. When high speed travel is achieved, I’ll be first in line with my cane.

Our modern world has many technological advances but are we living in the future? Maybe. We are far along, but innovations should continue until the end of time.

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How Good is Your Attention Span? [infographic]

September 27, 2014 |  by  |  Funny  |  No Comments
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Now, to test the attention span of an average Americans is…. Mr. Pizza-Eating Penguin Steve!!! Today’s infographic is aimed at people’s attention span/attention range when visiting a webpage. We all aimlessly thumb through news feeds on Facebook, sports blog threads, or even news on our smartphones and tablets, and as a result, it has made our attention spans even worse. If you actually read the text of what today’s infographic relates, you will (hopefully) be led to the satisfying result of being congratulated on not being a “complete idiot!” But, if the ever-so-tempting, pizza-eating penguin, Steve, catches your attention first, you may be lured into the realms of complete idiocy. Let’s see how sharp you really are…

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The Future According To Hollywood [infographic]

September 25, 2014 |  by  |  Entertainment, Movies  |  No Comments
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So, hey, what do you know, it turns out people like movies! Okay, so I’m looking at this thing a little harder now, and it seems that they like movies about the future, and even more specifically a future where things are not going so well. It turns out that there’s actually three times as many movies about an impending dystopia than ones where everyone’s driving hover cars and doing just dandy.

The question is: Why is everyone so hopeless, and how is this capitalism’s fault? You’ve got to admit that you’d probably rather pay money to see some topography-rearranging, apocalyptic, nuclear explosions on the big screen, than watch some slice of life film about how hard of a time Matthew McConaughey is having eating Cheerios in his space yacht, because artificial gravity hasn’t been invented yet. When it comes down to it, Hollywood doesn’t really dictate what kind of movies we want to see; they just make them. Maybe capitalism actually will have something to do with the fall of human civilization, but it’s not to blame for the evident implication that everyone seems so sure it’s going to happen. I mean take the Bible, for instance. That story doesn’t end on the best note, and I don’t imagine the guys who wrote it are collecting any royalty checks.

Are we all doomed? Who knows? But it’s probably just easier to assume that we are because it gives you the kind of nihilistic, reckless abandon that lets you justify spending your precious time seeing the new Hunger Games movie.

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