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Tipping Around the World – Infographic

Tipping Etiquette

Here in the United States it has become customary to tip those in the service industry.  In fact, it has become so expected that for most it’s actually considered part of their salaries.  This is not the case around the world, however.  Today’s infographic gives a great snapshot of customs for tipping around the world.  Learn the customary percentages and where tipping may even be considered an insult!  A bonus section also breaks down customary tips for other service industries outside of restaurants. [VIA]

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Posted by on July 1, 2013 in Infographics


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Culture and Colors – Infographic

What Colors Mean to Different Cultures

Every culture expresses themselves differently, whether it be through words, signs, gestures, or symbols.  This is no different when it comes to color.  For example, in the US (and most western cultures) we associate the color red with danger, but for the Native Americans it’s yellow.  We get the blues when we’re unhappy, but the Japanese see black.  Today’s data packed infographic gives a fantastic insight into the ways that different cultures perceive their emotions through color. [VIA]

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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Infographics


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Espresso Field Guide — Infographic

The Perfect Cup of Coffee

OK, I freely admit it — I’m addicted to coffee!  Usually I can get by with a freshly brewed cup with a little cream, but sometimes I get a little adventurous.  I see the names all the time — Caffe Americano, Mocha Breve, Caffe Au Lait — but oftentimes don’t know just what they are or hoe to make them.  Today’s infographic is a great guide to several espresso drinks to help you feel like an expert next time you go to the counter. Who’s up for grabbing a Caffe Affogato with me? [VIA]

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Posted by on April 2, 2013 in Infographics


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Photo of the Day – 3/25/13 (Himeji Castle, Hyogo, Japan)

Daily Photo — “Himeji Castle, Hyogo, Japan”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis

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Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Daily Photo


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