The Complete History Of Coffee [infographic]

Today’s infographic gives us a look at the history of America’s favorite pick-me-up: coffee. An estimated 1.6 billion cups of coffee are enjoyed around the world each day. This infographic shows a pleasantly structured historical timeline of the process of coffee making and some of the people involved.

Make no mistake about it, coffee is an art form to many. Some people take their coffee seriously and are constantly searching for ways to create the perfect cup. The best method I’m told is not the french press method–which I had grown quite fond of. The single-cup pour-over method is apparently the best way to go. A passionate coffee maker, barista, and local business owner recently enlightened me with this information, and also shared the secret of presoaking coffee grounds to achieve a “blooming effect.” If you pour hot water over your coffee grounds and let them soak for 30-45 seconds apparently gases are able to escape and the coffee is able to “bloom,” which results in a better tasting beverage.

I think it’s also worth noting that 54% of coffee drinkers say that coffee makes them feel more like themselves. But maybe they just like their caffeinated selves a little bit better. Either way, check out today’s infographic to learn more about your favorite cup of joe. [Via]

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Famous Personality Types [infographic]

Personality and self assessment tests are always a good exercise to run through when needing a personal boost. Though not the end all be all of you and what you are good at, only you can really know that. These tests are always helpful when one is unsure of a direction to go in or how to best pursue their goals.

Being into pop-culture is something that has always excited me. Being able to relate to current times and the people that are in it makes me feel grounded. Not unfortunately, when I took this test I was tied between two personality styles. A person with more than just one personality type (this doesn’t make you a crazy person) gives you different viewpoints that show you can exhibit more than one way of thinking.

Just for some moral support, I can look at the following infographic and see for myself some of the most iconic people. I don’t believe that I will ever be the president or sing a hit song that brings tears to people’s eyes.

What is great about this infographic is that you can study these real life successful people. You can recall a specific scene the actor was in, or a famous speech that was given in history to derive a little energy out of your results. As the saying goes, if they can do it, so can you. [via]

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Brain Boosters and Brain Busters [infographic]

“Hey I’m getting Chinese, do you want anything?”

Normally I would say “Heck yeah! Get me some of that General Tso chicken!”

Eating junky food is so easy. Not to mention it tastes awesome. So often it is much easier for time’s sake to get something unhealthy than it is to get something healthy. Many believe that as long as you look fit and healthy it means that you actually are. But that is a farce. What good is looking fit if your brain isn’t getting the proper nutrients?

Eating right can be easy! All you need is to be informed. The following infograph will show you simple foods you can eat to keep your mind bright and functioning and how you can even avoid the illnesses that can often come with age.

Stay away from the salty foods! Not only are they bad for your brain, they’re bad for your heart. Stop with the fast food. If it helps, carry a backpack with healthy snacks. Plan ahead! Eating healthy doesn’t need to be expensive. Stores have deals on fish and fruits all the time. Even nuts sometimes.

The important thing is that you are aware of how the food you consume will affect you in the long run. If looking fit turns people on, shouldn’t a brain with a healthy dose of all the essentials be sexy too? [via]

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