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US Meat Industry Consumes Nearly 4/5 of All Antibiotics

Tuesday 02.26.2013 , Posted by

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Sobering new data from the Food and Drug Administration is indicating that antibiotic use in the meat industry is on the rise and has vastly overtaken usage to treat sick people. We want to keep our animals, our food, and ourselves healthy, so why should we care? With the meat industry now consuming a staggering 3.9 times the amount of antibiotics used for human treatment, the industry is churning out meat increasingly filled with antibiotic-resistant pathogens. This means illnesses previously curable by our current methods are now becoming increasingly hard to overcome. [Read more...]

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Colorful Quotes and Thoughts, Visualized

Friday 02.22.2013 , Posted by

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We simply love these hand drawn graphics based on quotes from literary and science greats. Each is an insightful look into the nature of humans and the nature of the universe. Produced as part of an ongoing series called Illuminating Quotes, Visualised by Maggie Appleton, each is a window into wisdom from around the world. [Read more...]

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Visualizing 200 Calories: Same Food Portion, Same Plate

Friday 02.22.2013 , Posted by

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Unless you’re an obsessive Calorie counter, determined to keep your weight in check or train athletically, there’s a good chance you don’t know how many Calories are really in the foods you consume. Thanks to the folks at wiseGEEK, we have a clearer idea of how many Calories are contained in everyday foods, from delicious bacon to somewhat less desirable celery. The difference as clearly pictured here, is striking. [Read more...]

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Blueberries: A Handful of Health

Thursday 02.21.2013 , Posted by

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Plump, juicy, and sweet, the vibrant colors of this delicious fruit range from deep purple-blue to blue-black, often highlighted by a silvery, shimmering sheen called a bloom. Blueberries are a handful of health, just waiting for you to indulge in and devour. In North America blueberry consumption is on the rise, and Americans are discovering just how good these little blue wonder fruits are for their health. This graphic by the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council takes a closer look into the nutrition and consumption of blueberries.  [Read more...]

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Visualizing the Russian Meteor Blast

Monday 02.18.2013 , Posted by

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For those that missed it (and considering the massive impact few could), a huge meteorite hit earth last week in Russia. In the land of the dash camera, videos far and wide captured the very rare event in its full shining glory – a missile like streak through the sky and an incredible window breaking crash following soon after. For the Russian population the event was one that stirred memories of the not so distant past, one of the tree flattening Tunguska event in Siberia just over 100 years ago. That blast was the largest impact event on earth in recorded history. [Read more...]

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Tracking the worlds Twitter users in Real Time

Friday 02.15.2013 , Posted by

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French web designer Franck Ernewein has created Tweetping, a unique visualization of tweets posted from all around the world in real time. As tweets happen, Tweetping identifies them with a small flash of light on a map of the Earth. It also provides the viewer with information of what is happening on Twitter in real time, such as the last hashtag used on each continent. [Read more...]

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Love is in the Cloud: Use Pinterest to Score on A Gift

Tuesday 02.12.2013 , Posted by

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Valentine’s Day is rarely the stuff dreams are made of, and usually has more of a sink-or-swim aesthetic to it. The stress of planning a perfect outing causes borderline paralysis. You knew the day was coming for weeks, mostly because you’ve seen the candy aisles at Target light up with pink, red, and white. Your significant other was dropping hints about what they wanted like it was going out-of-style. But, you were too busy wondering which was in more dire need of being replenished — your socks or underwear — and didn’t pay heed to any of these signs. This graphic has complied the best apps to help you figure out how to impress your significant other because in our modern time, love is in the cloud. [Read more...]

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Uncommon Wellness Tips that Should be More Common

Monday 02.11.2013 , Posted by

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Being healthy is becoming more important. Foods are over processed, we’re working longer hours, sleeping less, and sitting is killing us. Many of us realize we need to change our ways, but sometimes we try to do too much at once and just end up spinning our wheels and staying in place. One idea is to try not to do too much at once, and take getting healthy one step at a time. This graphic by WellnessFx shows you uncommon wellness tips that should be more common, and how by adding these healthy tricks to your repertoire one at a time is the best way to go. [Read more...]

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Interactive: The Richest People in the World

Monday 02.11.2013 , Posted by

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Have you ever wondered where the richest people in the world get their money? Have you ever been curious about what country holds the most of these ultra-rich? If so, Bloomberg has recently published an excellent interactive graphic highlighting a slew of facts about the 100 richest people in the world. [Read more...]

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Interactive: Exploring Abstract Artist Connections

Wednesday 01.30.2013 , Posted by

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Today it’s easy to take for granted the massive shift abstract art had on the art world and society as a whole. It’s easy to forget that at one time “realism” was par for the course and even the expressionists made sure you could identify the objects in their works. Then, just a little over 100 years ago, abstract artists appeared on the scene forever changing what could be considered art. This interactive visualization by New York’s Museum of Modern Art explores the similarly forgotten fact that many of the first abstract artists where highly connected to one another. [Read more...]

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