I have been trying to be more conscious of what I eat. PrecisionNutrition brings us this great infographic:
Fruits and vegetables:
This is what your grandma never taught you.
Fruits and vegetables’ vibrant colors tell the story of their “super powers”. You see, it’s their “phytonutrients”, or plant nutrients, that help us fight disease and stay stronger for longer.
Learn what the phytonutrients do — and how much of each you need to be healthy — in the infographic below.
Then download this free Phytonutrient Cheat Sheet. Print it out. Stick it on your fridge. It’ll help you track how many servings of each color you’re getting every day.
I know it has been a brutal winter for some, and a weird one for Californians! We are finally getting some much needed rain in the next day or so. Kelly Norton has a cool infographic which shows us
THE PLEASANT PLACES TO LIVE
Feb 03 2014
Where in the U.S. will you find the most “pleasant” days in a year?
“pleasant” here means the mean temperature was between (55° F and 75° F), the minimum temperature was above 45° F, the maximum temperature was below 85° F and there was no significant precipitation or snow depth.
Click on the graphic to see all of the US:
5 Most Pleasant Places
- LOS ANGELES, CA 183 days/yr
- SAN DIEGO, CA 182 days/yr
- OXNARD, CA 166 days/yr
- SIMI VALLEY, CA 156 days/yr
- SAN FRANCISCO, CA 153 days/yr
5 Least Pleasant Places
- MC ALLISTER, MT 14 days/yr
- NORTHEAST OF RENO, NV 15 days/yr
- CLANCY, MT 15 days/yr
- DOUGLAS, WY 15 days/yr
- EAST OF CEDARVILLE, CA 16 days/yr
It has been a winter of dreadful weather so far. I spent January flying back and forth from New York expecting to find a different set of conditions at the end of each leg. Whichever way I went, bitter cold greeted me at the end of the jet way and often with a coating of slick ice. It’s hard not to dwell on anomalous and unpleasant weather. It got me wondering, though, where in the U.S. do you go if you want the most “pleasant” days in a year?
I decided to take a stab at what constitutes a “pleasant” day and then aggregate NOAA data for the last 23 years to figure out the regions of the United States with the most (and least) pleasant days in a typical year. The results, I think, are not that surprising and pretty much affirm the answer given off the cuff by many of my west coast friends when asked about the best places, “Southern California?” For the areas with the least pleasant days, I admit I would have guessed North Dakota. However, it’s much of Montana that gets an average of a couple of weeks of pleasantness each year. I’m sure, though, they would shake their frost-bitten fingers at me and remind me that not everyone can take the overwhelming heat of 55° F. True, there is a bit of subjectivity to the range I selected. It’s just that a lot of subjects share that same preference.
How many cups is a pint or a quart or a gallon? How many teaspoons is each? When you’re cooking and have to quickly convert kitchen measurements, a graphic chart like this is a great help. Use this in conjunction with the previous post about liquid conversion.
Great infographic from SBLattinDesign:
If your kitchen drawers are anything like ours, you never have the right measuring implement for the recipe you’re tackling. Keep this chart on hand, and the next time you find yourself asking “How many…” you’ll know just what to do.
The Christmas Season is approaching. It seems to come faster and faster each year: I’ve been seeing it myself at Costco for months! Some people are ahead of the game and already have their cards ready (we are in design mode here – we happen to have one of the best designers around, but she is quite popular: Five Sparrows Holiday Designs 2013 | Dan Likes This!)
Check out this interesting infographic about
Great idea – here is an infographic to help you make baking substitutes – from Greatist:
I enjoy a glass of wine…..heck DLT even has a Wine tag ! Here is a cool infographic on even more things wine – from SpareFoot:
“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”
― Ernest Hemingway
Five decades after author Ernest Hemingway’s death, Americans are enjoying and appreciating wine in ever-growing numbers. In fact, the U.S. now ranks as the No. 1 wine-drinking market in the world, with American wine sales hitting a record in 2012.
Wine shipments to the U.S. have climbed nearly 50 percent since 2001, wine industry consultant Jon Fredrikson said, “and it is likely that American consumption will continue to expand over the next decade as wine continues to gain traction among American adult consumers.”
He added: “The amazing diversity of choices and exciting new offerings are attracting new consumers and boosting consumption.”
Here, SpareFoot serves up an infographic that offers an overview of wine offerings and consumption in the U.S. We’ve got to imagine that Ernest Hemingway — who was anything but a teetotaler — would raise a glass to these statistics.
College graduation time is about upon us (well – already here in some parts!). Here SpareFoot presents some figures that shed some light on what the future holds for the Class of 2013. (We promise there won’t be a test on the info in this infographic.)