• The Cost Of Attending An MLB Game [Infographic]

    Baseball season is here and you may be thinking about taking the family or some friends out to a game. Well depending on who your local team is, you may want to stop off at the bank for a loan before hitting the stadium. Beer prices may be down slightly from last season, but tickets, food, parking, and souvenirs add up. Want to compare all 30 teams at once? Check out this incredibly informative interactive infographic from NewsNet5 and see how badly you’re being screwed.

  • How To Dress Like A Leader In Any Workplace

    The full suit is rare attire for many professions these days, an identity reserved for attorneys, bankers and doctors mostly as the world is becoming more business casual or dare we say mainstream casual. The days of every professional wearing a suit are far behind us, so what exactly do the 5 stages of business attire mean? In today’s world being over dressed is not always a good thing, a more casual approach to office attire creates a sense of comfort in the office which could lead to better production, Sylvie di Giusto, founder of Executive Image Consulting, works with executives looking to improve how they present themselves and professionals hoping to impress their clients and bosses. In her new book “The Image of Leadership,” she breaks down the five levels of dress code that she uses with her clients. Business Insider represented them below, and included di Giusto’s insight into how to make your clothes work for you in the office:

  • All 6 Star Wars Films Retold As Infographics

    Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens opens later this year and even if you’re not totally excited, you have to admit that you’re somewhat curious to see what JJ Abrams has in store for the franchise. Especially considering the terrible job he did with Star Trek! But before December, it might be a good idea to remind yourself what went on in the last six Star Wars films. However, making the time to watch all six movies can be difficult. You probably still remember how bad the prequel trilogy was and you may fear the original trilogy doesn’t hold up. So instead of actually watching them all, just take a look at these infographics from Marc Morera and let your memory fill in the rest. Then get pissed off when Abrams retcons everything you know.

  • The States That Love And Love To Hate Nickelback [Infographic]

    Nickelback seems to be one of those bands that you either love or hate. Even if you never really listened to them, the Internet has forced you to form an opinion of the Canadian rockers. Second only to Creed on Rolling Stone’s “Worst Bands of the 90s” list, you may think everyone hates Nickelback, but that’s simply not true. Music app AccuRadio took a look at users’ playlists and found that the US varies greatly when it comes to Nickelback. See where your state sides below and let us know if you agree. New Jersey, I am disappoint.

  • An In-Depth Look At The Extreme Temperatures Of The Universe [Infographic]

    Gigantic numbers are commonplace when describing the universe, especially when it comes to temperatures, but for those of us who can barely grasp Celsius (0 is freezing, 20 is warm, and 100 is boiling? that’s just lazy), hearing about objects like the sun with a surface temp of 9000°F leaves us slack-jawed. And don’t even ask us simpletons about Kelvin (apparently it’s not just that mean goon with a bowl cut in my first grade class). Luckily, the BBC has put all these crazy temperatures into perspective with this handy infographic. Wait a sec…does that say decillion? Learning is hard.

  • Who Has the Fastest Internet Connection in the World? [Infographic]

    In America we pride ourselves on being the best at everything. Who wins the World Series every year? The USA of course! Well, except for 1992 and 1993. But anyway, sometimes we have to face facts and admit that we aren’t the best at everything. Internet speeds being one of those things, apparently. In fact, the US doesn’t even make the top ten, although Latvia does. Latvia? Isn’t that the country run by Dr. Doom? Maybe he’s not such a bad dude after all. The Fantastic Four should lay off.

  • Drinking and Science Words Don’t Mix: The Chemistry Of Whiskey [Infographic]

    The word “whiskey” comes from the Irish “uisce beatha,” meaning “water of life.” And as much as we like the mystical properties such a name ascribes to the delicious spirit, the truth is that all the complex flavors we love about whiskey can be explained by science. So study this infographic for a bit and the next time you’re in the company of some single malt snob going on about hints of marzipan and a nose of spent fireworks, take it a step further by explaining ethyl hexanoate. Just make sure to do it before drinking any, because drinking and science words don’t mix.

  • 7 Minimal Maps Of America That Are Big On Information

    Thanks to the Internet, we have more information at our fingertips than ever before. Unfortunately, simply rreading facts and figures may not help everyone visualize the data. With that in mind, London-based designer Michael Percino created this series of Minimal Maps that takes information from the USDA about something as dull as corn fields and presents it in a way that’s interesting and easily visualized. You can read that 4.83% of the US, 91 million acres, is corn fields. But until you see these fields mapped out, it’s hard to picture just what those figures mean. Michael writes that the project is ongoing and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next. And if you’re interested in purchasing prints, head over to Minimal Maps for more info.

  • Here’s What The Internet’s Most Read Articles Look Like (Interactive Graphic)

    The internet is by far the vastest channel of information on the planet. News, media and material is all offered up at the tip of our fingers and what Founders and Founders recently did was collect the most read news stories on the entire internet, and spread them out neatly on an interactive graphic. The internet is a pretty accurate reflection on what matters to humanity as a whole and based on the information gathered children, social class, death and self improvement seem to be the most consistent trends throughout popular media articles online. As F&F notes, intimate portraits of peoples lives also hold our interest quite well, for example “The life of Dasani, a homeless child from New York City” or “Dying on Your Own Terms, the story of Brittany Maynard”. Other articles that see spikes in reader engagement are self-help or lifehack articles that provide a sense of usefulness. After useful advice articles come entertainment from pop culture. Here’s how F&F landed on these stories “To find the most-read articles we looked at the top media sites and compared their social metrics, the number of backlinks, and the number of comments. The top 20 articles, one from each top media source, more »

  • How To Make Your Own Wine [Infographic]

    Homebrewing is all the rage these days, but the fact is, it’s not all that easy to make a good beer. But whereas many of us have become beer snobs, we’re much more forgiving when it comes to wine. As long as it tastes good enough to not spit out immediately, most of us are satisfied. And it’s not hard to make! So take a look at this infographic and with a small investment and a little bit of patience, you’ll be able to make your own wine that’s a step above pruno. Just remember, these prices are in pounds, so multiply by 1.5 to get an approximation in dollars.

  • The Monetary Mayhem Of March Madness [Infographic]

    Although the dudes actually playing the game don’t see a cut of it, there is a ton of money changing hands during March Madness. In fact, the event has become so big that the amount spent on ads now exceeds the NFL, NBA, and MLB postseason. And many of the 181 viewers take part in bracket pools which have become their own mini-economy involving over $3 billion. So wait…why aren’t NCAA players paid again?

  • Offensive Gestures From Around The World [Infographic]

    Do you find that you talk with your hands, often gesturing as you communicate? Well that’s all well and good when you’re in the land of the free, where George Jefferson fought a cherry tree to guarantee your right to flip the bird at the kaiser, but in other parts of the world your thumbs up or “ok” sign will have you declared persona non grata. So before you travel anywhere, especially Greece apparently, be sure to check this infographic and maybe pack some mittens just to be safe. But seriously, the “rock on” sign means your wife is sleeping with someone else in Spain, Italy, and Greece? How prevalent is Mediterranean cuckolding that it merits a hand symbol??

  • Must-See Skywatching Events Of 2015 [Infographic]

    2015 is shaping up to be a great year for skywatching…for some people at least. We hear the aurora borealis looked great from upstate New York. And the total eclipse on Friday should be awesome as long as you’re in Europe. So take a look at all the great stuff you might be lucky enough to see this year or at least be aware of all the great stuff you’re missing out on. For more info on each event, check out Space.com.

  • The Chemistry Of Guinness [Infographic]

    In case the plethora of daytime drunks bedecked with shamrocks didn’t clue you in, today is St. Patrick’s Day. That means that even those of us who aren’t Irish will play The Pogues on the jukebox and drink a pint of Guinness. In fact, 13 million pints of Guinness will be imbibed today. While your drinking your pint with other revelers, use this infographic to explain why the bubbles appear to fall, what gives the brew its bitterness, and where the dark color comes from. And for your Pogues selection, I suggest “The Body of an American.”

  • A Map Of The World’s Submerged Internet Cables

    At first glance, this map may appear to be little more than a dated artifact from a bygone era, but it’s actually an incredibly up-to-date look at the world’s submerged Internet cables. Submarine cables have been used to connect foreign lands for over 150 years, since the first underwater telegraph line was laid in 1850. Despite advances in satellite technology, the speed of these submarine cables can’t be beat and they are still responsible for most of the world’s Internet traffic. As great as this map is, we strongly urge you to check out the interactive version, complete with a detailed look at latency numbers and even some info on the retro style of the map, at TeleGeography.

  • The Most Popular Beers Around The World [Infographic]

    Vinepair is just killing it when it comes researching beer trends. In recent weeks they’ve examined the best-selling brands in the US and offered a calorie counts of each and now they’ve widened their scope to see which beers are the top brews around the world. Vinepair looked for the most recent data from each country, but if the info wasn’t available or couldn’t be verified, thecountry was not included. In total, over 100 countries are included on the map. We’d like to congratulate Baltika, who not only dominated the Russian market but also took the top spot in the most notorious of beer snob former Soviet Republics, Azerbaijan. And for more great beer and wine infographics, fllow the Vinepair blog.

  • Flowchart: Should You Buy the $10,000 Gold Apple Watch

    Apple is trying to infiltrate the luxury watch market by pricing their smart watch at the same price as a Rolex. The luxurious and premium ‘Apple Watch Edition’ will be priced at an estimated $10,000, and you know what, people will buy it. Whether or not you should buy it really depends on how you answer this flowchart created by Mashable.

  • The Science Of Getting Drunk [Infographic]

    If we drink too much, which isn’t all that much really, we get drunk. All of us. Even that annoying dude double-fisting at the party claiming he’s “not even drunk.” And once we’re drunk, we run the risk of getting sick and/or waking up the next morning wanting to die. But through an understanding of what we’re subjecting our bodies too, we can determine measures that might make us feel not so horrible after a night of drinking. So before heading out tonight and celebrating that it’s almost Friday and therefore almost, almost the weekend, learn a little something about alcohol and your body so you have material for your drunken ramblings later.

  • COUNTING CALORIES IN 50 POPULAR BEERS [Infographic]

    Looking to lose weight? Well if you eat food AND drink beer, you might have some trouble unless you introduce exercise (gasp!) into your daily routine. Apparently beers, even those advertised as being low calorie, are calorically dense. And interestingly enough, Michelob Ultra and Natural Light both seem to be your best bet when it comes to ABV and calories. It just depends on what stigma you’d rather have applied to you. I’ll just keep drinking high-calorie stouts and porters and do a few jumping jacks between pints.

  • House Of Reps: Where Did The House Go To College? [Infographic]

    Netflix has releases season three of House of Cards which means that in addition to being glued to our TVs all weekend, we’ll resolve to get involved with real-life politics. Well, until we realize that actual politicians are nowhere near as interesting as Frank Underwood. In an effort to get to know our real congressmen, check out this infographic breaking down the college careers of the House of Representatives. 24 of those dummies don’t have a degree? Suddenly I don’t feel so bad for dropping out of community college three times!

  • Parks And Recreation By The Numbers Infographic

    NBC’s Parks and Recreation ended its run last night after seven seasons. But instead of saying goodbye, we will now binge-watch the show every few months and pick up on new jokes each time, just like Arrested Development. Apparently, the folks over at Vanity Fair are already way ahead of us, keeping track of every “literally” uttered by Chris, every name of Andy’s band, and even the hilarious names of the Pawneean townsfolk. Li’l Sebastian was only mentioned 11 times? That doesn’t sound right. Time to watch the entire series!

  • 38 Ways To Enjoy Coffee [Infographic]

    We have some great news for coffee drinkers! The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the top nutritional experts in the US, have lifted their decades-long silence on the subject of coffee and it’s nothing but praise for the beverage: Currently, strong evidence shows that consumption of coffee within the moderate range (3 to 5 cups per day or up to 400 mg/d caffeine) is not associated with increased long-term health risks among healthy individuals. In fact, consistent evidence indicates that coffee consumption is associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in healthy adults. Moreover, moderate evidence shows a protective association between coffee/caffeine intake and risk of Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, moderate coffee consumption can be incorporated into a healthy dietary pattern, along with other healthful behaviors. The bad news is that the majority of Americans are barley drinking two cups per day. If you want to drink three to five cups but you feel regular coffee is just too boring, try one or twenty of these coffee drinks. But be careful, the added calories from sugar and dairy can negate some of the healthful benefits.

  • Sleeping Habits Of The Rich & Famous [Infographic]

    Are you wondering why you aren’t rich and famous? It’s probably your sleeping habits. That’s right, it’s not the fact that you have no aim in life and no ambition and you’re awful at everything. It’s just your sleeping habits, dumdum! We suggest giving Donald Trump’s three-hours-per-night a shot, because if he’s any indication, even if you’re terrible at what you do, your lack of sleep will delude you into believing you are a captain of industry.

  • Strange Laws From Around The World [Infographic]

    When you’re traveling internationally, it’s a good idea to brush up on the laws of your destination. After all, it’s not always obvious just what is illegal in other countries, and nobody wants to end up getting caned in Singapore for chewing gum (don’t worry, that one is just an urban legend) or being banned from Cambodia for stripping in a temple (that one just happened!). But even if you’re not going anywhere, it’s fun to see the bizarre things that are illegal around the world. Wait a second, that Japanese law against splashing pedestrians is actually a great idea. Alert your congressman!

  • Presidents’ Day Timeline [Infographic]

    Today we celebrate President’s Day, still officially known as George Washington’s Birthday by the federal government. But how did we come to celebrate the birth of a man who was born February 11, 1852, in the days when the British colonies still followed the Julian calendar, on the third Monday in Ferbruary? Find out in this infographic, full of facts about Washington and February’s other favorite president, Abraham Lincoln. Although to be honest, we’re pretty sure the government just moved the celebration to a Monday to get a three-day weekend.

  • Everyone Jason Kills In The “Friday The 13th” Series [Infographic]

    Happy Friday the 13th! What was once a day to be feared by overly-superstitious types became a day to celebrate the popularity of one of America’s biggest slasher franchises with disappointingly edited marathons of the “Friday the 13th” series on cable. They may have cut out all of the best parts (read: sex and nudity), but the death scenes are still mostly intact. Follow along with this handy infographic featuring all of Jason’s kills from the series, including the 2009 reboot. And if you’re wondering why the original film isn’t represented, you must be an idiot because everyone knows Jason’s mom was the murderer in that one.

  • Here Are the Parent Companies Who Actually Make Your Precious Craft Beer

    Contrary to popular belief, your precious, meticulously brewed craft beverages aren’t brewed in the basement of some mad scientist, in fact some of the most popular craft breweries are, in fact just a subsidiary of one of the few large macro breweries of the U.S. VinePair has created a map highlighting the location and parent company of some of the more popular “craft” breweries around the U.S. VinePair noted, “This map is not an effort to wade into the debate of what is and isn’t a craft beer — a debate which was recently amplified by Anheuser-Busch InBev’s marketing department during the Super Bowl, and an inflammatory profile of Jim Koch, the man who created Sam Adams. It’s also not a judgement of quality. Some of the beers on this map are great. Some aren’t. Either way, we believe you should drink what you like. We also believe you should know who made that beer though, which is why we created the map.”

  • The Story Of Lincoln’s Favorite Infographic

    On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky. In November 1860, Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the United States. It was a tumultuous time in the country, with a stark divide between the North free states and Southern slave states. In fact, not a singe ballot was cast for Lincoln in 10 of the 15 Souther slave states. It seemed as though every voter in the south was a slaveowner and there was nothing that could be done to sway their opinions on the subject. But Lincoln refused to believe that. The 19th century saw many innovations in mapmaking. For the first time, cartographers were creating maps that showed more than just geographical information about borders, paths, and waterways. Information about climate and animal life was now being depicted on ever-increasingly accurate maps. In 1861, a giant map, nearly three feet in length, captured the attention of America’s new President. The map, shown below, depicts the slave population percentage in the counties of the Southern slave states. The numbers were gathered during the 1860 Census, around the time Lincoln was running for office. The President would study the map for hours at a time and more »

  • Lunch Around The World [Infographic]

    It’s lunch time! Are you hungry yet? If not, you will be soon. This infographic shares the history of lunch and how the midday meal is enjoyed around the world. It’s funny that what was once considered a ladies’ snack between meals is now the most important meal of the day for those of us with normal nine to five jobs. And it’s a damn shame that bars don’t still offer free lunch. That bobotie stuff sounds pretty good…anyone know of a South African joint around Hoboken?

  • Everything You Need to Know About the Marvel Character Movie Merge

    Marvel Fans rejoice, 20th Century Fox and Sony Picture have finally agreed on terms to share characters from the Marvel world. Spider-Man is headed back to Marvel for a new iteration of the franchise, which also makes Spidey available and ready to star in other Marvel flicks. The character breakdown of who belongs to who can get confusing, so The Geek Twins have created a graph that breaks down all of your favorite heroes in one image. Take a look. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of some of the specific characters, not all, owned by each studio via The Geek Twins: 20th Century Fox Doctor Doom Human Torch (Johnny Storm) Invisible Woman Mr. Fantastic The Thing Alicia Masters Willie Lumpkin Puppet Master Silver Surver Nova (Frankie Raye) Galactus Cable Scarlet Witch Quicksilver Deadpool Agent Zero Angel Angel Salvadore Arclight Azazel Banshee Beast Bishop Callisto Colossus Cyclops Darwin Deadpool Deathstrike Emma Frost Erik Lehnsherr Gambit Harada Havok Iceman Jason Stryker Jean Grey John Wraith Jubilee Juggernaut Katherine Pryde Kenuichio Harada Kid Omega Lady Deathstrike Landry Jones Cassidy Leech Lord Shingen Lucas Bishop Magneto Mariko Yashida Moira MacTaggert Multiple Man Mystique Nightcrawler Norubo Mori Phoenix Professor X Psylocke Pyro Quill Riptide Rogue Sabretooth Sebastian Shaw more »

  • How Your Favorite Booze Is Made [Infographic]

    Cave paintings depicting early man wearing his necktie around his head after a tough day at Slate Rock and Gravel Company prove that man has been imbibing alcoholic beverages for thousands of year. And much like opium, anything we’ve enjoyed for so long must be good for us. But over time, industrial processes have removed us from the production of our booze and we are often ignorant of where it comes from. So get in the DIY spirit and check out this infographic then go to the liquor store and buy some booze (it’s much easier) and wash that newfound knowledge away. Then repeat.

  • Silicon Valley Giants Share their Secrets To Success

    The greatest minds of Silicon Valley are unique individuals with some quirky traits that led them to their success. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are still etched in the hall of fame of the San Fransisco Bay, but some other big wigs have a story all in their own. Brands like Paypal, Oracle, and Facebook have some benefiting factors that might help you achieve the same greatness. Here are traits, worth and sage advice from the tech world’s most brilliant minds.

  • 21 Ways You Can Unlock Your Inner Creative Genius

    Sometimes you need a creative boost at work. Your mind can’t seem to focus on anything, your brain gets stumped easier than normal and you need a little kickstart. This infographic is essentially a roadmap of strategy for training your brain to think like a genius. Choose your own destiny and figure out what works for you.

 

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