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Funeral and Burial Rituals from Around the World — Infographic

Funeral and Burial Rituals from Around the World

…in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes. — Benjamin Franklin

Death is inevitable and, as Franklin states, so are taxes.  Here in the US we’re a little over a month away from tax day, but rather than dwell on that, today’s infographic takes a look at the other side of the certainty coin – death.  It’s unavoidable and we all deal with it in different ways, from our grieving process to the cultural norms and rituals that surround it.  Take a look at 42 different funeral and burial rituals from around the world to see many of these different expressions.  [VIA]

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Posted by on March 10, 2017 in Infographics

 

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10 Facts About Gifted Children — Infographic

10 Facts About Gifted Children

Being gifted is a trait we see often in education and in our daily lives, but it is a trait that is often misunderstood, and oftentimes frustrating as we try to work with and help these very special children.  Today’s infographic provides 10 facts you may not know about gifted children that may help to unravel what’s going on inside their heads sometimes.  [VIA]

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Posted by on March 8, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 02/15/17 (“Beach Police”, 1922)

Daily Photo — “Beach Police, 1922”

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

“June 30, 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrill, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.” National Photo Co. 

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Posted by on February 15, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Unusual Drive-Throughs — Infographic

Unusual Drive-Throughs

We are an on the go society, and for many most of the day (for better or worse) is spent in the car or at least in a hurry to get somewhere else.  Often it’s convenient to stay in your vehicle and get whatever goods or services you need right from the driver’s seat.  What was once a convenience only of fast food restaurants and banks is now branching out into other venues.  Check out some of the more unusual places you can drive through to get what you need.  Sadly, one of the famous drive-through trees, the Pioneer Cabin Tree, was lost earlier this year in a storm.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 15, 2017 in Infographics

 

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The World as 100 People — Infographic

The World as 100 People Over the Last Two Centuries

Looking at the world as 100 people, (or a percentage of the population), we can see very interesting trends and shifts around the world in many areas.  Each of the graphic in today’s graphic are also interactive on the source site, ourworldindata.org.  There you can see others as well such as population distributions, levels of education, and political regimes (aside from the shown “democracies”.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 8, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Oldest Businesses in Each State — Infographic

The Oldest Businesses (continually operating) in Each State

Most businesses in the US had their start when the areas were first settled, if not when the state itself entered the Union.  While many have closed for a variety of reasons over the years, come have survived for well over three centuries.  This list hits jsut about every industry, so the term business is used in a general way here, so it’s also interesting to see that variety as well as the ages of the businesses themselves.

New Jersey’s entry, the Barnsboro Inn, is right in my backyard and I have eaten there many times!  What’s your state’s oldest surviving business?  [VIA]

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Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Beauty Tips from History — Infographic

Beauty Tips from History

Throughout history, humans have always wanted to look and feel good and attractive to others.  Sometimes, however, the ways in which we go about this can be a little odd — at least through 2017 eyes.  Check out some of these tips and tricks from throughout history.  I wonder how future humans would feel about some of the interesting things we do today in the name of beauty.  [VIA]

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Posted by on January 13, 2017 in Infographics

 

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