Youth Sports Injuries [infographic]

October 3, 2013 |  by  |  Health, Sports  |  1 Comment
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Alas, football season is upon us, and if you live in Texas, you know high school football is just as popular as the NFL. Young boys in Texas are practically pre-destined to play this impact sport. Some are destined for greatness (Johnny Football anyone?), while others have their go in middle school and slowly fail out of the sport. However, as sports continue to increase in aggressiveness, children are continuing to risk their health for it.

My cousin for example, is a tall, lanky, 12 year old, who is having his first try at 7th grade football. He was giving it his all: refusing to miss practice, practicing at home–then, BAM!–some massive child took a cheap sack at him, which resulted in a torn meniscus. ¬†Poor kid, a torn meniscus at 12 years old. Are competitive sports really worth it when young children are subject to such serious injury? Today’s infographic gives some stats on youth sports injuries and how your child can avoid them. Check it out to see what sports have the most injuries, and to learn some preventative practices to keep your child injury free! [via]

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Breakfast From Around the World [infographic]

October 2, 2013 |  by  |  Food, Health, Travel  |  No Comments
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In honor of the final episode of Breaking Bad that aired this week, let’s give a shout out to breakfast–the most important meal of the day–and by far, Walt Jr.’s favorite.

Today’s infographic explores more than just bacon and eggs. It gives us a look at dining tables of breakfast eaters from around the world. Australians apparently prefer a brown spread called Vegemite on their toast in the morning; the Japanese enjoy soy beans on rice; the Moroccans like lamb stew; and Argentineans frequently sip Yerba Mate–a delicious, highly caffeinated tea.

And I couldn’t profess my love for breakfast properly without acknowledging a Texas favorite, the all-mighty and powerful breakfast taco. My personal favorite: potato, egg, cheese, and nopalitos (prickly pear!).

We’ve also probably all heard that in order to start your day right you need to eat a healthy breakfast. And according to today’s infographic, eating breakfast everyday makes you less likely to develop diabetes, and may even decrease your chances of becoming obese. Kids who eat breakfast also score 17.5% higher on math tests!

And let’s not forget that winter is approaching. I think eating a hot breakfast when the weather gets chilly is particularly satisfying. For me, a bowl of oatmeal or miso soup is the best way to wake up.

Go ahead, dig into today’s delicious infographic, and have a great rest of your day! [Via]

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Oktoberfest: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know [infographic]

October 1, 2013 |  by  |  Travel  |  1 Comment
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Apparently, over the stretch of a little over 200 years, Oktoberfest has gone from a non-alcoholic event to a 6.9 million beers consumer event. While some of the stats below don’t appeal to me (6,530 people to every one toilet), most of them do.

Apart from wanting to see the entire world, I have two travel goals: (1) visit all the oldest libraries in the world and (2) attend all the biggest festivals in the world (e.g., The Carnival, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Songkran Water Festival, Festival of the Sun, San Fermin, etc.) The list literally goes on forever, and since Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain is the only one I have crossed off on my bucket list, I have my work cut out for me. But I plan to take on my travel goals with prestige, for I am an apt festival goer, and I will not stop until the job is done.

I give Oktoberfest two thumbs up, and Oktoberfest hands me two ice-cold beers? Jubel! [via]

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Hollywood Family Tree [Infographic]

September 30, 2013 |  by  |  Entertainment, Movies  |  2 Comments
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Most people know big Hollywood names like Jeff Bridges and Francis Ford Coppola, but some people may not know that they, like many other big names in Hollywood, are parts of large acting and entertainment families with many other prominent names. Jason Schwartzman has teamed up with Wes Anderson on multiple occasions with films like “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” and “The Darjeeling Limited,” and he also happens to be directly related to Francis Ford Coppola. Some folks also might not know that Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage is another nephew to Mr. Coppola. That’s just the beginning, too.

Today’s infographic gives us a look at some of the most iconic Hollywood families and how they’re connected to each other as well as other families. David Arquette’s father Lewis was in the business before he was, and his sister Patricia was married to Nic Cage for years. Kate Hudson’s father, Bill, was a musician who married Goldie Hawn and had Kate and her brother Oliver.

For more on Hollywood families have a look at the infographic below. [Via]

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8 Things Successful People Do And Why [infographic]

September 29, 2013 |  by  |  Business, Lifestyle  |  4 Comments
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Goal setting is one of the best ways to think outside of the box and a sure way to get your motivation up. Although the fear of not completing a goal, not being good enough, or the fear of struggle will deter many from being the person they want to become. This is where success comes in.

To be successful, you have to be tenacious. You have to be driven by a purpose. You have to be fearless. Failure is a part of life, but it makes the winning so much sweeter. A true success will see that losing is really just learning what doesn’t work and how to succeed.

Successful people will work and work and work. Not everything comes easy and many times time and energy, maybe even blood and sweat are necessary to hit that milestone.

What I love about success is that it can be applied at any level. You can aim for that promotion. You can drop 20 pounds. You can choose not to get mad in traffic. Aim high and work backwards from there. This infographic has some really great tips for you that can be applied to almost anything in your life. Maybe you can even help another person in their success.

But remember…

Success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. When speaking about successful people, many minds go straight to people like the CEO, or the major leaguer, or the published writer. When in reality, YOU TOO are the success. [via]

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