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Why We Always Have Room For Pie on Thanksgiving

Sunday 11.18.2012 , Posted by

Have you ever wondered why, no matter how stuffed we are, there’s always room for dessert? AsapSCIENCE breaks it down for us in this educational, yet fun Dry Erase Board Mini-Lesson. It’s so simple, an elementary student could understand it. But even with this understanding, I still fully intend to stuff myself with Tofurkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing until I can’t breathe on Thanksgiving and follow that with vegan pumpkin pie and a nap. I don’t want to disappoint the Pilgrims and Native Americans who established this special day of gluttony. [Read more…]

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Are You Suffering from Unhealthy Social Media Use?

Monday 11.12.2012 , Posted by

The Internet has become the building block of information creation and storage in the modern age. It’s a place where we can create websites, publications, blogs, and micro-blogs; then transfer that knowledge to people across the globe. Social media has become one of the greatest harnessers of this technology — a vehicle that comes in many different makes and models – and provides us with a multitude of stellar platforms in which to engage and share this content. With all of this social media bliss distracting us, sickness has also come knocking on our doors.  [Read more…]

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A Case for Space: The Office Cubicle Expands

Wednesday 11.07.2012 , Posted by

The days of stuffy work environments, über boring decor, and closed off working spaces are going the way of the dinosaur. As technologies evolve and work needs change, companies are acknowledging the need for more adaptable workspaces as well. Companies like Google, Facebook, Pandora and Urban Outfitters are spearheading the charge in creating an encouraging space to foster creativity, innovation, contemplation, and collaboration — creating an intensely valid case for space.  [Read more…]

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Art of Performance: Famous Sports Moments Graphed

Friday 11.02.2012 , Posted by

The images you see here represent some of the best moments in sports history, while at the same time representing some of the best data visualization I’ve seen in a while. Not only do these graphics clearly and cleanly demonstrate the massive talent of the competitors in each varied sport, each also does it with a stylish and appropriate display for the data involved. For the information obsessed, these graphics truly prove that data can be beautiful. [Read more…]

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Seeking With Siri: SEO for the Mobile Search World

Wednesday 10.31.2012 , Posted by

The web is expanding exponentially, and thanks to smartphones, the mobile market is vastly becoming a major player in this sphere. The mobile web is the fastest growing online arena, now home to more than 4 billion connected smartphones. If statistics hold, mobile use will overtake desktop traffic by 2014. This is an important realization to be made, because no matter what type of business you run, your audience already is — or soon will be — on the mobile web, and reaching them on this platform should become a priority. [Read more…]

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How Profitable and “Liked” are the Top Four World Series Contenders?

Sunday 10.28.2012 , Posted by

Profits and baseball have a love affair that’s filled with as much passion as the fans have for their favorite teams — and it continues to grow. The average value of a Major League Baseball team rose 16 percent during the past year to a record high of $605 million. With the battle over for the chance to play in the World Series (congrats to the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers), this infographic takes a look at the top four World Series contenders — revenue, income, value, and social networking profiles — and see if they’re a factor in a team making it to the World Series. [Read more…]

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The Surprising Burden of Small Business Regulations

Saturday 10.27.2012 , Posted by

Often one of the great mysteries of owning a business is something we don’t want to deal with at all: taxes and regulatory fees. These unavoidable facts of life can be an intimidating source of stress and confusion for many entrepreneurs and, as this graphic from ChamberofCommerce.com clearly illustrates, there are some surprisingly unfair burdens put on those least equipped to handle this: the smallest businesses in the United States. [Read more…]

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A Visual Guide to Roasting Your First Turkey

Friday 10.26.2012 , Posted by

Let’s be real: The holidays can be stressful. Your extended family’s crammed in not-so-extended quarters, your paycheck’s spent before it even arrives, and every quick trip to the store feels like you’ve entered The Hunger Games. All that merriment would drive anyone to consume every baked good in sight. [Read more…]

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Video Games and App Developers: The Hottest Jobs in I.T.

Tuesday 10.23.2012 , Posted by

Being a nerd has never felt so… rewarding. It can be said that Information Technology (I.T.) personnel are the rock stars of the Internet, but many think of I.T. personnel as being just a bunch of boring nerds who talk about modems and connection speeds all day. That’s not entirely true. Pretty soon these human pocket protecters will be whipping around the neighborhood in smooth rides, with tons of babes pouring out of the sunroof. They’ll also be writing the future of the Internet and bringing awesome new technologies to life in our personal and professional lives. [Read more…]

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Americans: Not Too Spooked to Splurge on Halloween

Friday 10.19.2012 , Posted by

Creepy Ghosts, Boney Skeletons, and Brain Eating Zombies will be shelling out the dough this Halloween. Halloween is arguably one of the greatest times of the year, and the only time you have free reign to scare the living bejesus out of your friends, and vice-versa. Carving pumpkins, planning your costume, and decorating the house are all things that get you in the mood for the season. [Read more…]

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