Archive for July, 2012


5 Infographics To Help You Eat Healthy

1. Eat breakfast and eat less all day

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from DishinDietian

2. Shop smarter to eat better

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from Supermarket News

3. Exercise this much to burn off that meal

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from Nerd Graph

4. Forget the apple — eat these 10 nutrients every day

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from Healthy Times Blog

5. What about all those diets?

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from Greatist


7 Reasons To Love The Google Nexus 7 Tablet

1. Price

At $199 for a 7” tablet with 8GB of storage, the latest version of Android, and a gorgeous high resolution screen, Google’s Nexus 7 leaves the Kindle Fire ($199) and the Nook ($199) in the dust.

2. Size

With recent rumors swirling about Apple’s upcoming foray into the 7” tablet market (the “iPad mini”?), Clearly consumers like this size — at just over half the square inches of Apple’s iPad, the Nexus 7 is far easier to cart around.

3. Feel

Google got it right with this tablet — It’s light — at 12 oz., it weighs a little more than half the iPad 3 and it’s “grippy” — the back is covered in a friendly rubberized plastic.

4. Speed

Powered by an impressive 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM , the Nexus posted impressive speed test results, going frame-for-frame-per second in graphics performance with the iPad 3 and beating the iPad in web browser speed and multi-threaded process testing.

5. Performance

The very first tablet to ship with the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, the Nexus 7 offers significantly improved responsiveness compared to earlier Android versions.

6. User Experience

In addition to streamlining performance, Jelly Bean, the latest version of Android, comes with a more robust notification design — a feature that has been the bane of many tablet makers (and users) and an improved interface, including auto-sizing of icons to fit available space.

7. Display

One word: gorgeous. Other than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (which is nearly three times the price of the Nexus 7 at $565 with16GB on Amazon), this is by far the best display available on a 7” tablet — a 1280×800 IPS touchscreen with a pixel density of 216ppi. The iPad 3 with Retina display offers 264 ppi, while the iPad 2 displays at merely 132 ppi.


There have been recent reports that the Google Nexus 7 is out of stock — but a quick look on the Google Play site this morning has Google showing that the 8GB tablets are “in stock,” although the 16GB version ($249) says it “ships soon.”


8 Reasons Federer Is The Greatest Tennis Player of All Time

Incredible Records, Facts and Stats About Roger Federer

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Roger Federer, file photo. (Credit: Wiki Commons/James Marvin)

He’s polite, handsome, intelligent — and quite possibly the best men’s singles tennis player of all time. A veritable dinosaur on the court at 30 years old, Roger Federer has compiled a stunning resume of accomplishments. And as he proved last Sunday on the great lawns of Wimbledon, he’s not done yet.

This month Federer set a record when he played  in his eighth Wimbledon final. Take a look at eight other amazing accomplishments Federer has achieved so far in his career.

1. Grand Slam titles — 17

Federer has won 17 Majors in nine years — from his first championship win at Wimbledon in 2003 against Mark Philippoussis to his most recent victory at Wimbledon against Andy Murray.

Although he has won five more Grand Slam titles than any other men’s singles player (Roy Emerson won 12); five women’s singles players have racked up more than 17 Majors titles — Margaret Court won 24 between 1960 and 1975, and Steffi Graf won 22 between 1987 and 1999.

2. Grand Slam finals — 24

Federer shattered the previous record for a men’s singles player reaching the Grand Slam finals in his career — Ivan Lendl now runs a distant second with 19 Grand Slam finals.

3. Consecutive weeks at #1 — 237

Federer blew past Jimmy Connors’ record of 160 consecutive weeks ranked as the number one men’s singles player in the world — by more than 77 weeks (from February 2, 2004 to August 17, 2008). His consecutive run at the top spot also surpasses the women’s record of 186 weeks, held by Steffi Graf.

4. Consecutive quadfecta of Grand Slam finals

Federer is the only men’s singles player to reach the finals of all four Majors two years in a row — which he did in 2006 and 2007.

5. Consecutive U.S. Open titles — 5

In tennis’ Open Era (1968 forward), Federer’s five wins from 2004 to 2008 set the record for men’s singles consecutive titles on the courts in Flushing Meadows, NY.

6. Consecutive Wimbledon finals — 7

Federer is the only male player in history to make it to the final round on the green grass in England seven times in a row — he reached the last match on the grass Centre Court each year from 2003 to 2009.

7. Consecutive Grand Slam finals — 10

The 2007 U.S. Open saw Federer play in his tenth Grand Slam final in a row (the streak began in 2005 at Wimbledon) — blasting a pre-Open Era record of seven consecutive Majors finals set more than 70 years previously by Jack Crawford in 1934.

8. Consecutive titles at two different Grand Slams — 5

In 2008, when Federer won his fifth consecutive U.S. Open, he also became the first male player in tennis history to win the title at two different Grand Slams five years in a row — having won Wimbledon from 2003 to 2007, crushing Bjorn Borg’s previous record of four consecutive titles at two Grand Slams (the French Open from 1978 to 1981, and Wimbledon from 1976 to 1980).

Fed also surpassed Borg’s record of winning the same two Grand Slams in consecutive years when he won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open from 2004-2007. Borg’s record was still an impressive three-year streak winning both the French Open and Wimbledon (from 1978-1980).




7 Cause Supporting Bracelets

Whatever your favorite cause, charity or initiative — chances are there’s jewelry to help you support it. From supporting our veterans to eradicating domestic violence, from breast cancer to thirst, check out these organizations that want you to wear your heart — or at least your cause — on your sleeve.


What’s more fitting as we near the holiday celebrating this country’s independence, won through the bravery and sacrifice of our first militia, than “a brand created to say thank you to America’s veterans”? Bullets2Bandages, founded by two former naval explosive ordnance disposal officers, takes an instrument of war and transforms it into a symbol of pride, gratitude, and healing. The products are all made in America from once-fired bullets.

Helping All Needs (HANDS)

HANDS allocates 100% of its proceeds to improving community standards and alleviating health inequities — show your support for anything from firefighters to breast cancer to your own custom cause with their “Unity Bands,”.

Jewelry for a Cause

Initially started to provide products for organizations to sell in their own fund-raising efforts, Jewelry for a Cause now also sells directly to customers — donating 20 percent of the proceeds to a charity of the client’s choice.

Twenty percent of the proceeds from the Hamsa bracelet are donated to Knockout Abuse Against Women.


For the eco-conscious fashionista, Alkemie offers jewelry made from 100% reclaimed metals, with leather from sustainable cattle farmers and dyed with earth friendly dye. And the company donates five percent of online proceeds each month to a different charity.


From South Africa, the SWAK X jewelry collection is made by “vulnerable young adults, many affected by HIV/AIDS.” A portion of SWAK X’s proceeds are donated to the Tomorrow Trust. Their Wrist to Hair (W2H) bracelets are double banded elastics decorated with a charm — wear them stacked on your wrist or holding up your hair.

Sprout Watches

What do you call a watch that’s biodegradable, sustainable, made from corn resin, organic cotton, mother of pearl and fish leather? Darn goodlooking!

Midomo Bracelet

Created by Red Button Design, the Midomo bracelet celebrates the launch of Midomo, a revolutionary water purifier for developing countries. Each bracelet sold means an African community receives a Midomo — and the wearer can actually track that Midomo’s journey online.