Eating is arguably the most important component of health, particularly for children. What we eat, how often we eat, and even where we eat can have lifelong effects on more than just the physical development of kids. It can affect how they operate throughout their lives in other areas as well.
The meal habits of children has been a point of controversy for some time. First Lady Michelle Obama has made an effort to slow childhood obesity, a problem that has been growing for decades. It hasn’t been without push back; her plan has been met with animosity from children and contempt from parents who feel that the forced lunch mandates are making school lunch less enjoyable and making kids avoid eating them altogether.
Not all superheroes are like Superman. Most of them need help to get to where they’re needed at any given time, so having a good ride is imperative. It wouldn’t be effective if they had to take a cab or drive a Camry, so they normally have something very cool to get them from point A to point B.
Some, like the Batmobile, have their own really cool gadgets that give them a character life of their own. Others such as the Silver Surfer Surfboard is simply a mode of transportation. In this infographic by Cherished Number Plates, they take a minimalist perspective on the various vehicles. Extra points for their clever depiction of Wonder Woman’s ride. Read more →
Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, only the Great Pyramid at Giza remains. Time is a killer when it comes to both natural and man-made structures, especially with earthquakes as a primary culprit for ancient destruction, so we will never get to see the Lighthouse of Alexandria or any of the others.
Today, there are wonders around the world that are also starting to fade away, whether through circumstance or simply because they’re not able to be kept up properly. Thankfully, we have the technology to keep stronger records with images and videos, but nothing can replace the awesomeness of actually visiting and seeing these amazing creations.
Dodge has made some big waves the last couple of years by slapping a cool badge and sick performance on its Charger and Challenger models. The “Hellcat” variations are hot and they’re flying off the showrooms at any Dodge dealer that gets a hold of one.
It isn’t just the speed and beautiful styling that’s making them so popular. It’s the price. There are much slower cars with much higher price tags than these beasts. Thanks to the way that Dodge made the Charger a sedan in its latest revival (a move panned by many but that is paying off in sales), one does not have to settle for the Challenger coupe to get the performance. Read more →
We know very little about the “planet” Pluto because it’s (usually) the furthest planet from us. NASA has the New Horizons mission that has been heading out to study the tiny planet for a while. Now, it’s getting close enough to make it infographic-worthy!
Jupiter is to thank for this. During its pass, the probe used Jupiter’s gravity to give it a velocity boost, giving it the juice to reach Pluto in 2019 rather than 2036 had it not taken a Jupiter-boost.
America was built on the concept of small business. It is the centerpiece of capitalism despite what bankers and activists believe. While the mega-corporations feel that they drive the economy and the Occupy Wherever group wants to agree and blame everything on them, the reality is that it’s the people running small businesses who truly drive the economy.
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 →
A roof is something that few people think about unless it fails. While it’s serving its purpose of keeping out the elements and keeping in the comfortable environment, it’s never a thought. Once a leak starts, everyone starts getting concerned. After all, the roof is the only thing that stands between our homes and the precipitation and sunlight that can make us uncomfortable.
The act of driving can have some pre-existing negative effects on our emotions. Most vehicles, try as they may to be comfortable, are not able to accommodate people for extended periods of time. It’s a hassle to drive in traffic. Perhaps most importantly, we’re often driving to and from places that are not good for our emotional well-being such as driving back and forth to work.
Getting a business degree used to be a prerequisite to be able to be successful and achieve executive status at major companies in the United States. That changed for a time when those who had other types of degrees (or no degrees at all) were finding success, but many companies quickly shifted back to the old mentality after not seeing the type of success they’d hoped for from people without the appropriate degrees. This trend is continuing today.