How To Take The Perfect Nap [infographic]

September 8, 2013 |  by  |  Health, Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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Naps can be tricky. The time of day, the length, the location, and your current sleep schedule all influence the effectiveness of the nap you take. According to the infographic, the best time to take a nap is between 1:00pm-4:00pm. For most, that time is right after lunch–when it’s time to get back to work–which makes getting a little extra sleep seem impossible.

With back to back classes, and work in between until 5:00pm, when could a nap be taken? Of the four nap time lengths, 10-20 minute naps are the only feasible option. The 10-20 minute nap boosts energy and alertness–so, napping for this amount of time could give you an extra push to get through the rest of the work day.

The other best option is taking a nap for a little over an hour. This nap will allow a full trip through both light and deep sleep and helps soothe you, so you wake up refreshed without that groggy feeling.

Sleep inertia is defined as the feeling of grogginess and disorientation that can come with awakening from a deep sleep. This is the reason why many avoid taking naps. Pushing through the day when tired is preferable to that groggy feeling after a nap.

We should all get into the habit of leaning back in a quiet place. Set an alarm that gives you just enough time to get a little shut eye. Wake up and hit the ground running. Practice makes perfect, even with naps. [via]

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What Would Gandalf Do? [Infographic]

September 7, 2013 |  by  |  Funny  |  4 Comments
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I think what I enjoy most about Tolkien’s Middle-Earth is the lovability of Gandalf. For one, he’s a freaking wizard. He can make some badass fireworks and at the same time he can go toe to toe with a Balrog. That’s called skill. Two, the dude knows how to chill with Hobbits in a major way. I mean, who wouldn’t love to party with THIS GUY? And Three, Gandalf has some awesome animal friends – Shadowfax and the Eagles. Geez man, stop winning at life bro. Nah, actually keep it up Gandalf. You’re awesome. Now, with these simple infographical steps, you can win like Gandalf wins. Wizard style.

I really enjoy this infographic because it’s just silly. But when you get down to it, these really are life skills ya’ll. I don’t know about you, but procuring tenacious Hobbits tends to help solve most of the problems in my life. Hobbits and eagles. Hobbits for moral support and Eagles for most everything else. These are simple facts of life in Middle-Earth. Also Ian McKellen is amazing. If you need any proof of that fact, please watch THIS and you will not be disappointed.

May Gandalf grow forever old in the Grey Havens.

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The Harold [infographic]

September 6, 2013 |  by  |  Entertainment  |  No Comments
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I have been participating in improvisational comedy as a hobby since the wee age of 10. Now, I am 21 and taking classes at the Institution Theatre in Austin. Improv is an amazing art. Everyone says, “Yeah, it sounds hard, you have to be good at thinking on your feet!” but that is false. Improv is all about being out of your thinking state; when you are improvising you have to get out of your mind and into your heart (Tom Booker). Practicing improvisational Comedy can be therapeutic. Imagine, once a week just going and literally playing with people your age. You travel into a pretend world where no matter what, the person with you will be on your side, even if their character is not.

Anyone who is interested in writing should think about studying some improv comedy. Seeing and participating in several scenes will present any writer with a plethora of inspiration for sketch comedy, stand-up, or even film concepts! Even if the story you are writing has nothing to do with the goofy scene you may be performing in practice, there are millions of other words said, body language shown, character pairs fighting, or voices changed to allow plenty of diverse creativity to write about.

The Harold is a famous improv form. It is very advanced and complicated to perform, but with some practice it is super fun! Remember, they do it all improvised!

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A Lifetime of Medical Checkups [infographic]

September 5, 2013 |  by  |  Health  |  No Comments
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According to today’s infographic, the most common fatal illnesses are cancer and cardiovascular disease. While many of these illnesses have genetic links, they can also be prevented with pro-active preventative practices such as: yearly checkups, a healthy balanced diet, and regular exercise.

Unfortunately, my family is cursed with high blood pressure and diabetes. Because of this, I have decided to be preventative and become a health freak. Not really, but I feel like it most of the time. I became a vegetarian, run a minimum of three miles a day, and stay away from over-processed foods. If your uninsured like me, implementing small lifestyle changes like mine can make a huge difference 5-10 years down the road.  For those who are insured, getting yearly checkups are a luxury you must take advantage of! Thankfully, today’s infographic informs us on what we should be getting checked, starting in your twenties. Consult today’s infographic and be preventative! [via]

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Flowers and What They Symbolize [infographic]

September 4, 2013 |  by  |  Environmental, Lifestyle, Recreation  |  No Comments
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In the words of Demetri Martin, a popular, slightly offbeat comedian, “Buying someone flowers is kind of a weird idea. Like: Hey, these are for you, now watch them slowly die, because I love you.”

He may have a point, but despite Martin’s insight, I’m convinced that there’s something wonderful about having fresh flowers around the house or in your garden. Today’s infographic gives us a chance to explore different kinds of flowers and what they traditionally represent. My boyfriend teases me about wearing too many floral prints, but I like having these beautiful natural masterpieces surrounding me every day. They provide a sense of comfort and relief, and a touch of sadness when they start to wilt.

Growing up, I remember taking trips to Washington (state) and sitting on my grandmother’s deck, admiring her beautiful blue Hydrangeas. To this day, every time I see Hydrangeas I can’t help but feel sentimental. And today’s infographic informs us that these beautiful flowers originated in Japan and imply sincerity.

Living with a bit of a plant geek has also increased my appreciation for plants and flowers. I recently moved into a new apartment, and the first day I moved in my new roommate Leah added “plants” to her grocery list and came back with a Money Tree, Cast Iron Plant, and some Sunflowers–which apparently represent longevity, and initiate feelings of pure thoughts. I laughed at her at first, but I soon realized how much the atmosphere had changed for the better once the plants had moved in too.

Check out today’s infographic and let some more flora into your life. [Via]

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