There have been many debates for decades (perhaps centuries) about the ethics and morality of allowing people to die when it can be prevented. There are those who, because of medical problems, simply cannot have a proper quality of life, so their right to die has been a topic of discussion. Read more
Everyone knows that Craigslist is a great place to buy stuff, sell stuff, look for a job, and occasionally find strange listings that are pretty funny. What you may not know is that Craig Newmark, the founder of the classified website, has another big project that he’s been working on this year. Read more
It can be tough being the kid of celebrities. There is constant attention given to them even before they are old enough to understand that they’re situation isn’t like the situation that other kids go through. They might be born with a silver spoon in their mouths, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy.
The idea that pornography is spreading as a drug is one that has started taking home. However, it continues to increase and spreads to the children and teens of the world. They’re simply getting introduced to it much more easily than before because of the rise of the internet.
In the infographic below, we explore the concept that teens are being corrupted more and more by the evils of pornagraphy. The stats in here are pretty scary, especially if you’re a parent trying to raise your children the right way. Read more
From the world of fuzzy science comes the theory (some call it a fact) that there’s a genetic variation that causes people to despise the taste of cilantro. Granted, the test was pretty darn comprehensive – it consisted of nearly 30,000 people.
There are really two questions that need to be answered. First, how is it possible that an herb that is utterly despised by so many people (21% of east Asians hate it, for example) loved by so many others. For a food to be so polarizing is amazing and does not play well with the evolutionary thoughts of taste. The second (and arguably more important) question is why on earth would someone take the time to do genetic testing on 30,000 people to find out why they hate cilantro?
Bonus question: why would someone then make an infographic about the hatred towards cilantro? For better or for worse, here it is…
The guy in the picture above – you don’t want to follow him on Twitter. There are, however, other less-conspicuous signs about people that you may want to understand as you try to prune and grow your Twitter feed with the best people possible.
This infographic by The Myndset gives us a whimsical, entertaining, and strangely useful view of what to look for in Twitter users.
There are more Lebanese people outside of Lebanon right now than there are within its borders. They are doing well, particularly in America where they have a higher expected income and take their education generally further.
Here’s an infographic about their diaspora from New York International.
In case you aren’t familiar with the term, here’s what Wikipedia had to say:
A diaspora is a scattered population with a common origin in a smaller geographic area. The word can also refer to the movement of the population from its original homeland.The word has come to refer particularly to historical mass dispersions of an involuntary nature, such as the expulsion of Jews from Europe, the African Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the southern Chinese during the coolie slave trade, or the century-long exile of the Messenians under Spartan rule.
It’s a topic that hasn’t been discussed in a while, at least not from a positive perspective. The downturn in recent years of the economy had many running for the hills and stuffing money under their mattresses because there just wasn’t enough to go around otherwise. In 2012, many have started to breath again and the extra income that doesn’t go towards bills and living has started coming in again.
One would think that we’ve evolved as a society to the point that things like race and gender no longer have a profound effect on work components such as pay or benefits, but unfortunately we’re not there yet. This graphic by Mercer breaks it down for us, demonstrating that we still have a long way to go.
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(H/T: Peoria Chevrolet Dealer)