Did any of you read the Time article “The Childfree Life” this past summer? For those of you who didn’t, the short version is as follows: people who don’t have kids turn out quite happy, not to mention wealthy. In the, over-populated, increasingly economically unstable world we find ourselves in- this has become a not-so unpopular idea. Today’s infographic has the same idea, and points out that raising a child is actually more expensive than a brand-new Bentley Continental GT. Now that’s a fly ass car!
Now, I’m 21 — and I know my feelings could change in the future, but I plan on not having kids. For every reason detailed in the infographic, and every article titled “Have We Mortgaged Our Children’s Future because of (insert ‘Obamacare’ for Fox News or ‘Bailouts’ for CNN)” it’s a scary time for us twenty-somethings. Not having kids seems like a solid way to avoid drowning in debt.
Today’s Infographic does a fantastic job of putting a tangible amount to the kids or no-kids dilemma: having kids has an inverse relationship with being able to afford a 190,000 dollar car. 190 thousand dollars!? That’s a lot of scratch, you could buy a vacation home with that money, or 13 of these jet-skis. You could start your own jet-ski rental company! In all seriousness though, I wouldn’t blow the extra money from not having kids on a Bentley, or a baker’s dozen of jet-skis, it would definitely have to be the Martin Personal Jetpack which is rumored to cost around $200k when it hits the market in 2015. If it’s a kid or a jetpack, I’m going jetpack.
Ok, ok. Back to being serious. More young people than ever before are considering the benefits of not having kids. Not so they can use the extra money to buy tons of cool shit (ok that is a little bit of it) but for reasons that are as complex as they are numerous. Economic uncertainty, environmental degradation caused by over-population, and a change in cultural expectations are a few of these reasons. It’s a unique time we’re living in, which may call for unique measures. Give today’s infographic a look and decide for yourself. [Via]
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Contrary to popular belief, the human body is a pretty badass cluster of meat and bone. I know you’re probably thinking, “I didn’t know it was popular to believe otherwise,” and I am here to tell you that you are absolutely wrong and I am ALWAYS correct. No matter what. Because, right now, I am the internet a.k.a the number one, most trustworthy collection of information, and you will absorb everything I tell you, whether you like it or not. I’ll give you an example. Moments before they die, assuming that they die of natural causes, crocodiles will nudge the other members of the brigade (a group of crocodiles) on the snout. Science still can’t explain this phenomenon. Now, was that information true or false? True. Why? Because I am the internet. And whether you believe it or not, I guarantee that someone reading this will tell someone else about the crocodile nudge. So absorb away internet users. I command you. I control you. Love is internet. Internet is right. Work. Work. WORK! It’s for the greater good. All hail Internet! Now, run along and absorb these interesting facts about the human body. [via]
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Did you resolve this past New Years Day to start living and eating more healthfully? January 1, 2014 may already seem a distant memory for some of us, but for 94% of the respondents in this survey, the promise they made to buckle down and get fit is apparently still fresh in their minds.
In this day and age, our weight, fitness and overall wellness has never been more important. Luckily, there have also never been more tools to help us stay in shape and watch what we put in our bodies. This new infographic from Fluential, the makers of a soon-to-launch wellness app called Calio, surveyed those who made the New Year’s resolution to lose weight, eat better or get in shape. The results of who is sticking with their diet – and the tools used to help them succeed – may surprise you.
According to the Calio infographic, a whopping 95.8% of those who use technology (apps, Wi-Fi scales or wearables) find it helpful or extremely helpful in achieving their goals. The infographic lists the reasons many of start diets in the first place, the most popular diets, the average amount of weight lost, as well as demographics and exercise frequency.
Go ahead: take a look and share your comments with us. And if you fell off the ‘healthy living’ wagon on January 2, don’t worry – there are still plenty of days left in 2014 to make good on your resolution. [Calio App]
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Its funny, I’ve never been a fan of coffee. Despite the cringe worthy amounts of sugar and creamer add, the bitter taste just makes me cringe. However, I am most certainly a beer person. In fact, I’m actually a beer snob- and I’m totally okay with that. As much as I love beer, I have never been able to let myself enjoy a brew while working on papers or projects. I always thought it would inhibit my creative process. However, after reading this infographic, I’ll have to make it a point to pop open a cold one to let my creative juices flow! Today’s infographic describes how differently our brains function on American’s favorite beverages: beer and coffee! So if your ever having a mental block, it might be a good idea to enjoy a pint of your favorite beer! [via]
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Today’s infographic features Amitabh Bachchan, an Indian legend in the world of Bollywood. While I’ve never actually seen a Bollywood production, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit the entrancing, and multifaceted country of India.
According to today’s infographic, Bachchan is the greatest star in the history of Hindi cinema. His father was a renowned poet, and decided to give him a name that, rather fittingly, means “the light that will never die.”
Early in his career, he had trouble finding work as an on-screen actor — apparently he was too tall. But his deep baritone pipes eventually landed him a voice-acting gig in 1969 — he narrated the film Bhuvan Shome. After this he didn’t seem to have much trouble appearing on film — he averaged six movies a year during the 1970s, and had his first big break in 1971 with the movie Anand.
In 1975, he made the movie Sholay. It took a few years for the public to warm up to it, but in 1995 BBC India declared Sholay the “film of the millennium.”
This tee-totaling, vegetarian, who hates the word ‘Bollywood,’ went on to make many successful films and holds the record for “most number of best actor nominations for popular film awards.”
He’s also something of a humanitarian. Bachchan donated a generous amount to charities aimed at the health of girls in India.
And if you’re interested, he says the reason he hates the word “Bollywood” is because “it is very demeaning to [the] Hindi film industry.” He goes on to say, “I’ve always strongly opposed it because I think that it almost sounds like an abuse every time it is used.”
For more information about this great star, check out the infographic below! [Via]