Spending your Tax Refund [infographic]

April 16, 2013 |  by  |  Business, Retail, Social Media  |  No Comments
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It’s tax refund season! The time where we all get our ducks in a row to count our earnings. Or debts, depending. I got lucky this year and squeaked out with a refund, just in the nick of time. I am very proud of this victory, even if my mother had to file my taxes for me. Next year I will file on my own, I swear it!

Today’s infographic sheds some light on consumer behavior during tax season. Those who get refunds spend them in patterns. We have your savers, shoppers, and inbetween-ers. The responsible spenders will pay bills or make car payments with their return, and the frivolous spenders will go on a shopping spree or have a night out on the town. If receiving a return, how will you spend your new sum of money? I will be treating myself to something pretty for my closet and saving the rest, which is pretty responsible in my opinion! [Via]

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What Makes Google Glass Work [Infographic]

April 15, 2013 |  by  |  Lifestyle, Mind-Blowing, Tech  |  1 Comment
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Even from their beginnings as simply a search engine, Google has always been immensely popular. After their initial years and rapid growth as a company they were soon able to incorporate several other aspects such as maps, news and videos into their site, further solidifying their place in the modern world of the Internet. They weren’t content with just staying online as a company, though, and began to branch out into phones, operating systems, laptops and now they’ve got their sights set on a completely new market: glasses.

Today’s infographic from Droid-Life.com gives us an outline on some of the inner workings of Google’s newest and most ambitious pet project, Google Glass. While not widely available as of yet, there is already a great buzz surrounding Google Glass; people are wondering if it will work exactly as it’s being shown to work and if so, how is it done?

The graphic shows us that a small projector projects an image through a prism, which puts the image directly on the user’s retina, creating a small layer over the reality in the background. The “Google Glass” component’s position on the frame is also adjustable, making the display layer able to be positioned in various areas within the user’s field of vision.

For more information on the upcoming Google Glass and what makes it work have a look at the infographic below. [Via]

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Coachella 2013: The Best Acts [infographic]

April 12, 2013 |  by  |  Music  |  2 Comments
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I’m one of those fortunate to know dozens of people going to Coachella this year, unfortunately I’m not one of them… As a two year Bonnaroo vet and a un-countable number of music fests under my belt I feel I have the authority to criticize this infographic.

First off, whoever wrote this graphic must have just stumbled upon Pitchfork’s “best acts of 2010″ and decided three years later its still applicable. Seriously, there isn’t one recent break-out performer on this list. Every act on this graphic has been through the festival gauntlet for years. What do you mean they’re a band that you want “to play a low-key house party”. The Lumineers won a grammy for christ’s sake.

Do not go see Bassnecter or Pretty Lights unless you want a bunch of rave crazy high-schoolers tripping on ecstasy to feel you up the whole time. The XX and Yeasayer are great, but why see bands that will frequent your city multiple times a year?

Want to know my “best of” picks for Coachella? You will not regret it. I’ll start off with Cloud Nothings and DIIV to wake you up with a little subdued moshing. Divine Fits for some rock & roll followed by Earl Sweatshirt for a bit of lyricism. James Blake will be a great show to calm down with, but hitting up Grimes will keep you blood flowing. Tame Impala for the 60′s vibe and The Postal Service for a bit of nostalgia. Then back to high energy with Trash Talk and I’d end it with an incredible set from Youth Lagoon.

Well those are my picks for Coachella, hope your don’t waste your time – it will be over before you know it. [Via]

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High-Heel Hazards [infographic]

April 11, 2013 |  by  |  Health  |  1 Comment
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I’m a pretty small woman, I only measure in at 5’2, and that’s on a good day. Most days I wish I was taller so I wouldn’t have to hem up all of my pants or maxi dresses. However, whenever i go out I am thankful for my height because I can wear sky-high heels and not feel like a giant. I love heels! I can successfully walk in them for hours at a time, and I am proud to say that I can even run then them.

However, heels can be a extremely painful after a few hours. I remember spending most of my night in some beautiful red stilettos, only to hear a clicking noise coming from my ankle the next morning. Pain is beauty, but is the beauty of the show really worth an injury? How embarrassing would it be to admit you sprained an ankle from wearing high heels? Today’s infographic lists potential injuries women are risking when they wear heels. It’s a little sad to see that my feet will eventually suffer from all of the hours I’ve spent in high-heels. However, I am not sad enough to stop wearing my precious shoes. What about you? Will you limit your heel use? [via]

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The World As 100 People [Infographic]

April 10, 2013 |  by  |  Mind-Blowing  |  No Comments
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Today’s infographic shows a remarkable study in simplification. Jack Hagley’s design shows that if the entire world were conveniently simplified to 100 people (ie equating a percentage as a number of people). It will show how our world compares as a whole in different areas of life. As a person living in a free country with many rights and privileges, it gave me quite a lot of perspective.

Take, for instance, the fact that if the entire world were 100 people, 17 of you would not be able to read these words. In fact, only 22 of you would even have the access to a computer to read this, literacy or not! But even if you could read and had a computer to read this, only 5 of you would be able to read English-how’s that for a slim chance of making a difference! Thankfully, the world is not composed of just 100 people. There are billions of us which means that there are billions of times more than the numbers above! Though I would have loved some more categories – how many have access to cell phones, sexual preference etc. I think that this infographic simplifies a lot of information in a neat way! Let us know what you think! Were you surprised by any of the statistics?

[Jack Hagley]
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