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Illustrations

Gods and Mythology of Vikings

For all their warfare and bloodshed, Vikings also have a rich and fabled story of being a pagan society. Where their pagan ideals clash with Christian morals at every turn. The Vikings live in a brutal and mysterious world, filled gods and mythology; bound by Yggdrasil – an ash tree that binds together the nine worlds of Viking mythology. Read on to learn more about the gods and mythology of Vikings.

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Fun Yeah!

Apartment Living

When you’re an apartment dweller, you may not know your neighbors’ names. But you definitely know which ones are the loudest, which probably influences your feelings about them (and their feelings about you).

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Music

Beatles Albums Over the Years

From humble beginnings in England, to touring the US, making girls faint when they even got a glimpse of their mop tops, and selling out entire baseball stadiums — The Beatles have done it all. This graphic looks at exactly how well The Beatles’ albums have sold since their inception in the early 60s.

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Technology

Facebook’s Answer to Big Data: Creating An Internal Search Engine to Rival Google

Big data is something Facebook knows a little bit about. The user base of Facebook has grown to astronomical proportions, with now more than 1 billion users, and 743 million of them are active. Data is bombarding Facebook at a velocity, variety and volume that is so vast, its one of the main reasons for the creation of the Graph Search – and to eventually kill the clout of search behemoth, Google.

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via: Lattice Engines & Urbantimes

Inspirations

Friends with Benefits

What do you do when a buddy of yours is bought by a social network competitor? You screw yourself out of traffic by not letting their photos show up in your service. Dummies.

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via: DNA

Technology

Time Spent on Apps

There are thousands of Apps now available for our smartphones and tablets. These apps range from just about any subject you can think of: games, social networks, news, and music. These apps account for endless hours of entertainment, and can ruin verbal communication on a night out with friends in a heartbeat. Apps are convenient, but when they have to be updated constantly, drive us crazy. This Visual Storytelling graphic captures what we think our app time really looks like.

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Sport

Video Game Driving: A Brief History

The thrill of driving an elite sports car to the brink of its mechanical limitations is something many of us will only watch on TV (or if you’re a real diehard for rumbling engines and impressive speeds) the grandstands. For those of us who fiend the need for speed — but don’t have the capital to hop into a sports car — video game racing has been wetting our appetites since 1974. See which games you remember best below.

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Design

Time Spent Juicing

Getting healthy in 2013 is a great goal to have. Buying a new juicer will put you one step closer to obtaining your goals and aspirations, until you figure out how long it takes to clean the darned thing. You’ll spend more time cleaning than enjoying that tasty, fresh juice treat you just created. We feel sorry for whoever gets stuck with clean-up duty.

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via Visual Storytelling

Sport

Formula 1 2013 Season At A Glance

Displaying thrilling speeds up to 200 miles per hour (320km), it’s no wonder Formula 1 racing is one of the most popular sports across the globe. As fans gear up for the Formula 1 2013 season to kickoff on 15 March in Australia, let’s take a look at the races that are about to hit the circuits.

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Illustrations

Hot Skill Sets for 2013

Three-quarters (75%) of working age Americans say they are currently looking for or open to a new job. If you are among this crowd, getting a grasp on what employers look for in a new hire is critical. These jobs require the hot skill sets for 2013.

 Hot Skill Sets for 2013

via: Rasmussen

Technology

The Social Marketer’s Urban Twictionary

New words are made up all the time. Merriam-Webster spends hours trolling for new words people are using, and if the usage is spiking, then its a very good chance it can join our lexicon. Use the social marketer’s urban Twictionary to better familiarize yourself with all this new lingo.

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Design

That $10 Bucket of Movie Popcorn

In honor of the 85th Academy Awards this past weekend, the latest in our Visual Storytelling series examines the classic staple of the moving going experience: popcorn. These days, it’s a treat high in cost and calories. And though we always buy it, we can’t say we enjoy the whole amount in that $10 bucket of movie popcorn.

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Celebrities

14 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know About the Oscars

The glitz and glamour of the Oscars perhaps outshines all other award ceremonies around the world. We’ve pulled together some of the most interesting and offbeat Academy Awards facts as you prepare to watch this year’s celebration.

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Photos

Blueberries: A Handful of Health

Though miniature in size, they are also proof that, when it comes to health benefits, good things really do come in small packages.

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via: Blueberry Council

Illustrations

For Love or the Money, What Really Rules Our hearts?

Ravishing looks, exquisite clothing, and a plump bank account will most likely take you far in life. But, those traits may no longer be enough to land you the person of your dreams. Newsflash: You need a personality as well. A survey by Salary.com, found that while money does play a role in a relationship, over 94% chose personality as the key trait they seek in a partner. See where you land on the “Love or Money” situation below.

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