Archive for March, 2013

Why American Internet is lagging

Friday, March 15th, 2013

In America, not everyone has access to Internet because of lack of availability or lack of money. The same cannot necessarily be said of the rest of the world. Places like Singapore, Andorra, London and Seoul have been outfitted with higher download speeds than those found in the U.S. at a fraction of the cost. A lack in competition in America has fostered a disadvantage for Internet users across the country.

In this infographic, InternetProviders.com explores web connections around the world as well as the steps that need to be taken to catch Americans up with the rest of the world.

Homes of the Future [Infographic]

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

With global climate change and a movement to go green, where does that leave the future of constructing homes?

Advancements in technology makes it easier to be green when building houses. Solar-ready roofs, low flow plumbing, heat recovery ventilators and radiant floor heating are features that are more frequently being found in modern homes and will soon be common features.

In this infographic, Blu Homes takes a look at sustainability and the homes of the future.

homes-of-the-future

The Value of a Well-Armed Citizenry [Infographic]

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

When Richard Goodie found two men outside his home attacking his 14 year old daughter, he knew that he had to save her. He fired a warning shot which did not frighten the assailants. One of the men had a gun to his daughter’s head and Goodie shot him to save his daughter.

Self-protection is one of the biggest reasonings for the argument against ongoing talks of limiting gun accessibility. While some feel that fewer guns will lead to less crime and death, others vehemently believe that the ability to protect oneself takes precedent and that the second Amendment right to bear arms would be infringed upon if proposed legislation were to pass.

In this infographic, CriminalJusticeDegreeHub.com takes an in-depth look at numbers behind gun violence and the importance of the right to bear arms.
The Value of Well-Armed Citizenry
Source: Criminal Justice Degree Hub

St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Facts [Infographic]

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day is a day of traditions for some, and a day of drinking for many. It is reported that 20 percent of American’s consume alcohol on this holiday and that 13 million pints of Guinness is sold on St. Patrick’s Day annually.

Thirsty for more stats? Check out this parade of facts presented by InsuranceQuotes.com to get your fill of St. Patty’s Day related statistics.
St. Patrick’s Day

From: Bankrate Insurance’s InsuranceQuotes.com

Hacking the Mind [Infographic]

Monday, March 11th, 2013

As a general rule, people try to think the best of others and not assume they’re up to no good.  But in some cases, kindhearted people open themselves up to hacking by trying to help out their fellow man.

While I’m not saying that you should always assume the worst in others, I strongly encourage you to be more aware of social engineering and the schemes they use to draw you into their hoax.  One good place to start your education on this subject is by reading this infographic. Presented by Veracode, it explains some of the tactics of these social engineers and offers ways to protects against them.

Hacking the Mind with Social Engineering

Infographic by Veracode Application Security

 

The Psychology of Hazing [Infographic]

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Hazing can be a very dangerous rite of passage.  From water overdoses to paddling to alcohol chugs, things can go from harmless to harmful very quickly.  This being the case, why do so many college students and fraternities participate in hazing?

The folks at bestschoolcounselingdegrees.com have presented this infographic on the psychology behind this membership ritual. You may be surprised when you see some reasons why hazing is still alive and kicking.

The Psychology of Hazing
Source: The Psychology of Hazing

Plumbing in Space [Infographic]

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Have you ever wondered how astronauts use the toilet in space? Or what happens to water after they use it? In this infographic, Emergency Plumber explores water conservation in outer space and the sacrifices astronauts make in the final frontier.

Plumbing In Space

The Lottery’s Biggest Winning Losers [Infographic]

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Wealth is one huge aspect of the American Dream.  People go to college for the possibility of achieving it, others work long hours at jobs they may not enjoy, and some even sacrifice personal time and vacations to pursue financial gain.  Then there are those who win the lottery.  Their lives literally change in a moment, but for the better or worse is determined by how they use this new found wealth.

In this infographic, Casino.org explores the lives of individuals who won the lottery and how their choices made all the difference in the world.
The Lottery's Biggest Winning Losers © 2013 Casino.org

Scandal: Dramatic & Costly Life-Changing Moments [Infographic]

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Although our days may not be filled with gunshot wounds and other scandalous happenings, everyone has encountered life-changing events.  That’s one reason why ABC’s show, “Scandal,” has done exceedingly well. The characters in the drama are facing difficulties that range from terminal cancer to trying to adopt a child. But that’s only half the story. The real life association with the characters coupled with the intrigue of a scandal makes this show hard to avoid.

This infographic deals with the top four scandalizing events this season on the hit drama, “Scandal,” and how similar scandals effect real life individuals. Presented by InsuranceQuotes.com.

ABC’s Scandal

From: Bankrate Insurance’s InsuranceQuotes.com

Leaders From Humble Beginnings [Infographic]

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Who would have ever guessed that the fifteenth child of a candle maker, who only had two years of formal education, would become an inventor, author, renown thinker, and one of the key politicians our world has known? Benjamin Franklin definitely broke the mold many had probably set for him.

Along with Franklin are many other leaders who came from humble beginnings. This infographic highlights four of these leaders, their past, and their accomplishments. Presented by best-mpa-programs.com.

Leaders From Humble Beginnings
Image source: www.best-mpa-programs.com

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