11 Simple Ways to Tie a Scarf [infographic]

January 22, 2014 |  by  |  Lifestyle, Retail  |  No Comments
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For most of the year, here in central texas, a scarf is not a necessary accessory. But come winter, there are particular days of week when something warm and soft around your next is definitely a plus. Today’s infographic features eleven simple ways to tie a scarf.

There is “the drape,” which looks excellent inside of one’s jacket; “the once around,” which I’m particularly fond of — it reminds me of a ferret who just happened to fall asleep while hanging out around someone’s neck; “the overhand,” which can look rather bookish and scholarly; and my favorite — “the parisian knot.”

However you wear your scarf, check out today’s infographic and keep warm! [Via]

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Austin, TX Sucks [infographic]

January 21, 2014 |  by  |  Business, Government, Travel  |  10 Comments
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As a life-long Austinite, I’ve got reservations talking bad about my town. As a local commuter though, all I have to say are bad things. With 158 people moving to Austin every day, the traffic situation is horrid. Public transportation almost completely relies on busses, taxis and pedicabs. All three congest the roads to a point where Tim Lomax, a traffic planning expert, calls the situation “awful”. In a recent study, Austin has learned that there needs to be a 40% decrease in car trips during rush hour for congestion to cease. This is completely impossible when our city council seems averse to drastic transportational change.

A massive subway system, monorail, and an unorthodox idea of Urban Cable are, in my opinion, the only way to decrease our car trips by the required 40%. In reality, Austin most likely needs a combination of all three transportation systems to succeed in traffic reduction.

I know I’m talking mostly about the sucky traffic of Austin, but it is the only thing that really ruins the city. Compared to when I was a child a 20 minute car rides now take upwards of an hour or more during rush hour. Any smart Austinite knows to not be near IH-35 between 3:30pm and 6:30pm. To have the major national highway unusable for three hours a day really puts our problems in perspective. [Via]

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Cigarette Smoking Is Going Up On A Global Scale [Infographic]

January 20, 2014 |  by  |  Health  |  1 Comment
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Smoking has been cool for a long time. From the earliest days of advertisement, cigarettes were the ultimate indicator of normalcy, coolness, rebellion, and sexuality. Though cigarettes still may have these connotations, we all now know how harmful cigarette smoke can be for first-hand or even second-hand inhalations and the allure of cigarettes has somewhat died away. Or has it?

Almost 50 years after the U.S. Surgeon General declared cigarettes to be harmful for your health, a study from Washington State has found that cigarette smoking has gone up on a global scale. A staggering 1 billion people worldwide are still smokers. Between the years 1980 and 2012 the number of adult smokers went from 721 million to about 1 billion. In comparison, the approximate number of cigarettes smoked went from 5 trillion to 6.25 trillion.

You may ask yourself, “Well that doesn’t make sense, there seems to be less people smoking today than before.” If you’re living in the U.S. at least, you would be correct. The number of U.S. smokers has declined from 52 million to 38 million people in the same time period. The issue instead lies within third-world and other poorer countries where cigarette smoking has been embraced more fully, likely due to the lack of restrictions of cigarette companies in these areas.

What really makes these numbers truly staggering is that the World Health Organization estimates that 5 million people die every year from tobacco-related illnesses. This number trumps deaths related to AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined!

If you would like to check out the full visualization of what countries, cultures, sexes, age-groups and other variables factor into this, just click on the picture below.

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Occupation Preoccupations [infographic]

January 19, 2014 |  by  |  Business, Funny, Lifestyle, Recreation  |  2 Comments
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Working a 9-to-5 is something that most of can relate to. Every day is either good or bad or bleh! But regardless of whatever the work day has in store for us, we seem to always let our minds get ahead of us. Our minds often ramble on about the most random things. Unfortunately, this means that our minds are not engaged in our work. That’s okay though.

Not all of us need to be 100% in our work everyday of the week. It’s definitely okay to ponder on who would be your best your ally when the zombie apocalypse strikes while you are at work. I have run this scenario and many like it countless times in my head, as I am sure many of you all do too. Zombies are potentially a real threat so it is important to think about what you might do and who you might partner with in the office.

Also a grave concern in the work place; realizing that you work too much! Sure you have bills to pay! We all do, hello?! But don’t stress about it. You got it covered homie. Don’t be that work-a-holic that stays late and ends up late to the party in your work clothes. Keep those at home.

While at work, ponder on the fact that you are dope as hell and that you have a life to live after the monotony. [via]

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The Media Gal & The Creative Guy [infographic]

January 18, 2014 |  by  |  Business, Marketing  |  No Comments
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justAd is an interesting advertising company that marries the idea of the ever-growing cloud-based platform with mobile, tablet, and mulit-screen devices. justAd, founded in 2009, has enabled advertisers to promote themselves with stunning media. The following infographic is a representation of data collected from 150 mobile ads from 2013.

As far as mobile devices are concerned, simple actions speak grand volumes. Most mobile interaction consisted of basically just tapping the screen, which makes a lot of sense in my opinion. When you throw in swiping and dragging, things just get complicated. And shaking and scratching? How much trauma are these ads going to give our phones?

But in all seriousness, making these ad units is no joke. You really have to sit down and devote some time to producing a great ad. Just a simple banner takes, on average, a full hour to generate. And if you want it to be an expandable banner, you have to devote and extra two hours of tedious work just to pull it off. Making an interactive video takes a few days, which is actually pretty impressive. I’m not very ad savvy, so I would need at least a month to pull anything like that off. And it’s interesting to see that most of these ads were created by the customers themselves.

In 2013, 80% of the ad units were customer produced using justAd’s self service format. So here’s to hard-working advertisers trying to get the word out. Cheers! [via]

 

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