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The Science of Happiness — Infographic

The Science of Happiness

Each of us has something different that brings us happiness and it is indeed a unique experience.  However, there are certain chemical reactions in our bodies and environment that can affect how we feel.  Today’s infographic explores some of those.    [VIA]

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Posted by on March 16, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Mummy Brown and Other Historical Colors — Infographic

Mummy Brown and Other Historical Colors

Throughout time, we have always been making art and then looking for colors to create art that was more and more realistic.  There have been unique combinations of chemicals and materials in the past that have created some interesting colors, not to mention some that when you think about what they’re made of can be downright creepy or dangerous.  Check out some of these historical colors, many of which are no longer made for a variety of reasons.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 21, 2017 in Infographics

 

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The Shapes of Snowflakes – Inforgraphic

The Shapes of Snowflakes

Love it or hate it, for most of us, winter means lots of the white stuff, and with Punxsutawney Phil predicting six more weeks of winter for us this morning, we might be in for more of it.  It’s well known that no two snowflakes are ever identical, but did you know that snow came in so many shapes and sizes?  Today’s infographic from Compound Interest runs through all the different varieties and shapes of snowflakes.  Get your shovels ready!.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 2, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Video of the Day — The Genius of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table

Daily Video — The Genius of the Periodic Table

We see the Periodic Table of Elements everywhere but give little thought today as to how it was constructed.  Today’s video explains how Dimitri Mendeleev was able to construct the Periodic Table, even without knowing that some of the elements contained on the table even existed!  Learn how you can accurately describe the physical and chemical properties of an element just from its position on the table, even without knowing it exists — yet!

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Posted by on February 26, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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Video of the Day – 2/19/13 (What’s Invisible?)

Daily Video — What’s Invisible? More Than You Think…

It’s amazing to think about just how little we can see, but how much it all matters — in our perception and reality; in science, psychology and consciousness — “Everything that matters”.  Today’s video helps show us just how little we do know and how much really is invisible.

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Posted by on February 19, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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Caffeine vs. Calories — Infographic

“Buzz” v. “Bulge”

If you are anything like me, you need your daily dose of caffeine to function, but are desperately trying (in my case someone unsuccessfully) to watch your caloric intake and “battle the bulge”.  Have you ever considered the number of calories that are in some of our “high octane” caffeinated beverages though?  Today’s infographic tries to put this in a little perspective, showing some of the most popular drinks with corresponding food items and exercises needed to burn off those calories. (Low calorie, high caffeine drinks in the upper left to high caffeine, low calories drinks in the lower right.  Well balanced beverages hang toward the middle of the graph. [VIA]

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2013 in Infographics

 

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How Coffee Changed America — Infographic

COFFEE

Java.  Joe.  Mud.  The “hot stuff”.  Espresso.  Cappuccino.  Latte.  Mocha…No matter what you call it or how you take it (cream and sugar, please!)  coffee is one of those little concoctions that many of us cannot live without.  However, have you ever thought about just how this tasty, tasty beverage has become such an integral part of our daily routine?  Today’s infographic helps to shed a little light on that as well as providing a good history of coffee in America.  [VIA]

How Coffee Changed America

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2013 in Infographics

 

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