Why Wear Horn Earrings? [infographic]

August 8, 2014 |  by  |  Animals, Environmental  |  2 Comments
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Because they’re made from an animal’s horn, duh. That is cooler than any other material used for jewelry. I mean, I feel as though I needn’t explain further why you should wear horn earrings, but for the sake of a full 200 – 250 word article, I will continue.

Typically, bone and horn jewelry comes from the Asian water buffalo. Basically, these animals are used in the same way their distant relatives were by the Native Americans: every last bit of every blood-dripping organ  is used. These water buffalo provide labor, milk, meat, leather, and awesome jewelry.

Earrings that are made from horns are usually black, but can vary resulting in shades of dark brown to a lighter amber. Bone jewelry is white, but each and every piece – whether bone or horn – is unique and specific, which makes them all the more special. The jewelry is crafted in a safe, responsible manner and is not chemically treated, insuring that you are receiving an organic and “green” product. However, the only downside is if you choose to wear plugs, installing them in your freshly stretched lobes can cause infection, because the porous material absorbs moisture from the healing skin.

Bone and horn jewelry is also susceptible to splintering, but slap some coconut oil on there and you should be good. When cleaning, never leave it soaking in water. Simply clean with mild soap and water, and you’ll be set.

Anyway, those are all great reasons to choose bone and horn jewelry, but honestly, it’s bone and horn jewelry. That’s the best reason of all. Do this, and your name will find its way onto my list of cool folks. [BandaruOrganics]

 

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Top 10 Ways Identity Theft Affects You [Infographic]

August 7, 2014 |  by  |  Tech  |  No Comments
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In today’s cyber-world, identity theft is probably one of the most terrifying and unfortunate things that can happen to you. But how exactly does identity theft affect you? What are the ramifications of having your identity stolen? Let’s find out.

When I was a freshman in college, a friend of mine signed up for a credit card through his bank in order to begin building credit. Halfway through freshman year, he had his identity stolen. So not only was his identity stolen, but everything that comes along with one’s identity, such as car insurance, medical records, driver’s license, and social security info (which means they can get loans in your name).

Getting your identity stolen really blows, this much is obvious. In order to avoid that happening, you have to know the methods for stealing an identity. People posing as a census worker or mining social media profiles are two of the main ways. Do not give your information to people at your door, and set your social media profiles to private. You will probably never have your identity stolen, but it never hurts to know the facts. [araggroup.com]

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Screen Stacking Goes Mainstream [infographic]

August 6, 2014 |  by  |  Internet, Social Media  |  1 Comment
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If you’re anything like me, you probably watch TV with at least one other device in your hand or by your side. (How else are you going to Google that super hot actor you’re certain you’ve seen in something else?) Basically, I’m a serial screen-stacker. My laptop, tablet, cell phone, or any combination of the three is usually within arm’s reach when I’m binge watching TV shows on Netflix. Why can’t I just enjoy my TV shows without distractions? Well, I can’t not be connected. Trust me, I’ve tried.

Then again, I’m pretty much guilty of doing everything listed on today’s infographic, although I might spend more than five hours a day online. Luckily, I know I’m not the only screen-stacker around. Thirty-seven percent of U.S. consumers admit to using multiple devices at the same time. While you might spend your time playing Candy Crush when I’m checking out my Instagram feed, neither of us are devoting our full attention to any one thing. And for marketers who are trying to target a specific audience with a commercial about their brand, our divided attention can be a problem.

So what’s the solution? Well, brands can build consistency by being available across multiple platforms, as well as understanding their connected audience. According to TNS Global‘s Connected Life quiz, I’m a leader. Whoo! I can’t argue with my results because of how much I rely on the Internet and social media during my day. So if you’re interested in finding out just what type of connected life you live, click the link below to take the quiz for yourself!

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Top Five Medical Discoveries [Infographic]

August 5, 2014 |  by  |  Health  |  1 Comment
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Can you imagine a world without antibiotics? Vaccinations? X-rays? A world where medical treatment was a whiskey-pull and a thumbs up from the “doctor”? Well, that’s sort of what it was like once. Fortunately, it’s not that way anymore for people in the developed world, at least. Let’s take a look at the guys who helped create the world we live in.

Smallpox has killed 500 million people. It played a large part in wiping out the Native Americans and making life generally more terrifying for people prior to the discovery of a vaccine. Thanks to Edward Jenner, people don’t really get smallpox anymore.

Do you like infections? Of course you don’t. Prior to 1920, there wasn’t much people could do when stricken with an infection. That’s no longer the case thanks to Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin.

Today, there are many remedies to the ailments we are faced with, but this has not always been the case. Read this infographic and give thanks to just a few of the people who have made our world a healthier place to live. [Via]

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Spider-Man [infographic]

August 4, 2014 |  by  |  Entertainment  |  No Comments
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Hello, true believers! Today, I’ll be showing you an infographic about your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, the best super-hero that ever existed. I grew up reading Spider-Man comic books and watching the cartoon, and it has since then become a profound staple of my childhood. One of my favorite lines in any movie is Uncle Ben’s “With great power, comes great responsibility.” Let that sink in…

As many of you know, Spider-Man begins his existence as Peter Parker, a nerdy nerd that nerds don’t even want to nerd around. After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Parker gains super powers that include the ability to cling to most surfaces, a heightened sense of awareness (Spidey-Sense), and super strength. Also, because Peter Parker is such a nerdy nerd, he creates a bunch of useful technologies for himself which aid in Spider-Man’s crime-fighting escapades such as the web-shooters.

Spider-Man first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962. An original copy of this issue can sell for almost $300,000 depending on the condition. So, if you’re in Granddad’s attic going through old stuff and you stumble upon this comic book, snatch it up and claim it. It’s your birth right. Then sell it, and don’t give Granddad any of that money, because it shouldn’t have been kept in that raggedy old box in the first place.

For more Spidey facts, read the whole infographic. Excelsior! [via]

 

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