10 Most Visited Cities in the World [infographic]

October 29, 2013 |  by  |  Travel  |  1 Comment
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I have the travel bug. It’s been a year and a half since I have been abroad, and it is starting to get to me. This may seem like a short amount of time to you, but it feels like eternity to me. Traveling is like getting tattoos (or so I am told because I don’t actually have any tattoos), once you go on one trip, you’re going to want to go on a million trips. Here’s a better analogy: traveling is like the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Once you’ve seen one place, you are going to want to see all the places. And if you are going to see all the places, you best get a move on. If you’re not sure exactly where to start, check out the infographic below. It lists the top ten most visited cities in the world.

It can seem impossible to make it abroad, but I can assure you it’s not–especially for college students and recent grads. Yesterday I submitted a graduate application to a school in Barcelona. And I have numerous friends that have studied or worked abroad. I have a friend right now that is in Africa on a Fulbright scholarship and another two friends that just submitted their Fulbright application to teach English in Brazil. There are tons of options out there. If you want to travel, you will make it happen. [via]

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Would You Live in a Haunted House? [Infographic]

October 28, 2013 |  by  |  Entertainment, Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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Many holidays that we celebrate have one or two traditions that truly define them, but they also have many other smaller traditions. Halloween is no exception to the rule: while dressing in costumes and trick-or-treating are the most defining Halloween traditions, we also have things like pumpkin carving, hay rides and haunted houses that are associated with the holiday. Haunted houses can be a lot of fun to visit around Halloween, with all of the decorations and people putting on a scary show, but the question is: would you actually live in one?

Today’s infographic from the Huffington Post and Realtor.com shows us just how many Americans would choose to buy or live in a haunted home, given the choice to do so. Out of those surveyed, 62% would consider buying a “haunted” house while 35% said that they have already lived in one. When asked what would make a house haunted, most agreed that a cemetery on the property would do the trick, although the answers ranged all the way to having an old battlefield near the home.

For more info on buying haunted homes, have a look at the graphic below. [Via]

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Incandescent Vs LED Christmas Lights [infographic]

October 27, 2013 |  by  |  Holiday, Recreation, Tech  |  2 Comments
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As Halloween quickly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday that matters the most year round. Christmas, is without a doubt, a time that brings families and communities together in celebration, and even competition. We all love to get involved with traditions and festivities that go along with “the most wonderful time of the year.”

Christmas lights bring back so many memories for so many people that the tradition of hanging lights is a fun, yet thoroughly arduous activity. After all the hard work is done, there definitely comes a sense of thankfulness. Once you have your lights up, you can be thankful that you have a roof over head, you can be thankful that your lights will more often than not make others happy, as well as make you feel that you are a part of something bigger than yourself.

Although Christmas lights bring happy feelings and look great, Christmas lights can be expensive. According to this infographic, people can be spending way more than they have to on their electric bill. Although LED lights are more expensive than incandescents, the cost of running them is far below the cost to run incandescents.

Though not traditional, LEDs run with lower wattage, longer life-spans, you can connect more strings, and you never have to replace bulbs. By saving on electricity (money), you have more money to spend on those you care for and more time to enjoy it with them. [via]

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The Complete History Of Coffee [infographic]

October 26, 2013 |  by  |  Business, Food, Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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Today’s infographic gives us a look at the history of America’s favorite pick-me-up: coffee. An estimated 1.6 billion cups of coffee are enjoyed around the world each day. This infographic shows a pleasantly structured historical timeline of the process of coffee making and some of the people involved.

Make no mistake about it, coffee is an art form to many. Some people take their coffee seriously and are constantly searching for ways to create the perfect cup. The best method I’m told is not the french press method–which I had grown quite fond of. The single-cup pour-over method is apparently the best way to go. A passionate coffee maker, barista, and local business owner recently enlightened me with this information, and also shared the secret of presoaking coffee grounds to achieve a “blooming effect.” If you pour hot water over your coffee grounds and let them soak for 30-45 seconds apparently gases are able to escape and the coffee is able to “bloom,” which results in a better tasting beverage.

I think it’s also worth noting that 54% of coffee drinkers say that coffee makes them feel more like themselves. But maybe they just like their caffeinated selves a little bit better. Either way, check out today’s infographic to learn more about your favorite cup of joe. [Via]

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Snake Oil? Scientific Evidence for Popular Health Supplements [infographic]

October 25, 2013 |  by  |  Food, Health  |  No Comments
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Looking into the empty house of a very wealthy friend–the house is huge, and empty. The first thought that enters my mind is “wonder what these people have in their pantry and refrigerator?” I snoop around and peek into the cupboard and to my surprise, there was no food just dietary supplements, vitamins, and many things I would consider snake oil products. So these wildly wealthy people, do not eat food, they just take super pills. Not only wealthy people buy into the superstitious nature of many snake oil products, traditional people will also have superstition with un-realistic health remedies. For example, when my mom was growing up, anytime she would have a cold, her Italian grandmother would force her to wear garlic cloves around her neck.

This infographic is beautiful and easy to understand. It would be a good picture for anyone’s refrigerator, to remind you of what is useful and what is just trying to take your money. It is good to know that things like green tea, garlic, and dark chocolate all have scientific reasearch behind them. Too bad that copper and B vitamins are looking to be a little bit overplayed. There is a really great interactive infographic that also explains what diseases the supplements are known to help with.
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