Jun 21, 2011  •  In Home, Infographics, Information, Personal, Relationships

How Many Households Are Like Yours?

Over the weekend, the NYTimes ran an article titled “Baby Makes Four, and Complications” which tells the story of a woman, her son, her sperm donor and his lover, citing them as an example of the changing face of the American family.
This was no big news to me. After all, the idea of the traditional nuclear family is being questioned every day, and for the first time ever, the percentage of households headed by married couples has dropped below 50 percent (according to 2010 U.S. Census figures).
What particularly caught my eye about the article was its accompanying interactive…

May 12, 2011  •  In Art/Design, Geek, Home, Infographics, Science

The Science of Toilet Paper Orientation

The good people of Engineering Degree have tackled one of the most pressing issues of our time: should toilet paper hang over or under?
Check out the infographic below for a scientific approach to toilet paper orientation. For instance, did you know that how you prefer your toilet paper may determine your personality? And that I am among the 20% of people who have flipped a roll around when it was facing (what we believe to be) the wrong direction?

Frankly, all this data makes my head spin a little — especially the formulas…physics was my worst subject at school…

May 9, 2011  •  In Art/Design, Gadgets, Geek, Infographics, Photography

The Development of the Camera [Infographic]

This one is for my photographer friends. Created by Mashable in conjunction with Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®, it sure makes me nostalgic about the cameras of my past.
(Like the Kodak DX3600, which was the first digital camera I ever owned. It was HUGE and boasted a paltry 2.3 megapixels, but I was the first of my friends to own a digital camera and for that, I was proud.)

Apr 14, 2011  •  In Art/Design, Infographics, Information, Personal, Science

16 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleep [Infographic]

I have been experiencing horrible insomnia lately. It got a bit better last month when I started taking sleeping pills, but now I almost feel like my body has become immune to them. Can this happen?
Whenever my body is in dire need of sleep it responds with migraines. Needless to say I have not been a happy camper lately.
Coincidentally, I found this interesting inforgraphic about sleep over at haha.nu today. After looking it over — and realizing the crappy state of my own sleep-deprived body and mind — I have no doubt that you will die of sleep…