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22

Jul

3 out of every 4 products in the grocery store contain some form of corn. This infographic shows how the use of corn for fuel and food has increased dramatically over the past 30-plus years and how it affects everything from our weight to the environment.

3 out of every 4 products in the grocery store contain some form of corn. This infographic shows how the use of corn for fuel and food has increased dramatically over the past 30-plus years and how it affects everything from our weight to the environment.

15

Jul

An infographic of the most expensive foods in the world shows that spending more than a year’s salary on food for just one day isn’t as hard as you’d imagine.

An infographic of the most expensive foods in the world shows that spending more than a year’s salary on food for just one day isn’t as hard as you’d imagine.

What is the world’s deadliest animal?Sharks? Snakes? Bears? Which animal do you think is deadliest to humans? It’s not what you think.

What is the world’s deadliest animal?
Sharks? Snakes? Bears? Which animal do you think is deadliest to humans? It’s not what you think.

29

Jun

The definitive guide to cooking with herbsConfused about when to break out the basil and when to reach for the rosemary? This infographic breaks it all down for you.

The definitive guide to cooking with herbs
Confused about when to break out the basil and when to reach for the rosemary? This infographic breaks it all down for you.

25

Jun

50 insane facts about plantsFrom record-breaking sunflowers to the amazing number of plants used in medicine, this post is loaded with factoids about all of your favorite greenery.

50 insane facts about plants
From record-breaking sunflowers to the amazing number of plants used in medicine, this post is loaded with factoids about all of your favorite greenery.

12

Jun

The art of deception in advertisingWhat’s a tampon doing in that baked potato ad? Why is that model’s head wider than her hips? Do consumers distrust some types of ads more than others?

The art of deception in advertising
What’s a tampon doing in that baked potato ad? Why is that model’s head wider than her hips? Do consumers distrust some types of ads more than others?

06

Jun

The definitive guide to cooking with herbsConfused about when to break out the basil and when to reach for the rosemary? This infographic breaks it all down for you.

The definitive guide to cooking with herbs
Confused about when to break out the basil and when to reach for the rosemary? This infographic breaks it all down for you.

03

Jun

The new face of U.S. agricultureWhile the median age for farmers is 58, over 250,000 people under the age of 34 became farmers in 2012. And as MNN’s Laura Moss points out, there are more young people heeding the call to farm because of an increased demand for organic produce and a desire to live a simpler life.

The new face of U.S. agriculture
While the median age for farmers is 58, over 250,000 people under the age of 34 became farmers in 2012. And as MNN’s Laura Moss points out, there are more young people heeding the call to farm because of an increased demand for organic produce and a desire to live a simpler life.

17

May

Which U.S. states have the most endangered species?In honor of Endangered Species Day on May 16, here’s a look at some of America’s most endangered wildlife, where they live and how many are left.

Which U.S. states have the most endangered species?
In honor of Endangered Species Day on May 16, here’s a look at some of America’s most endangered wildlife, where they live and how many are left.

05

May

Fleas are a challenge to eradicate once they’ve settled into our homes. Here’s how we stack up to the tiny, high-jumping and blood-sucking pests.

Fleas are a challenge to eradicate once they’ve settled into our homes. Here’s how we stack up to the tiny, high-jumping and blood-sucking pests.