Human life expectancy is at the highest it has ever been. We now have better access to healthcare, and better healthcare, and life expectancy is it an encouraging high. So we are living longer, but how much of that increased life is spent in good health? This infographic by Medigo illustrates the global numbers for what they call “Bad Health Years”, a number that has increased (on average) for Europe and South America.
Artist Dan Meth put his skills to use and packaged random fast food items into a more elegant packaging. The kind that works for fancy parties. Or at least one you thought was gourmet food.
This video shows every front page of the New York Times since 1852, all condensed into one minute. Created by data artist Josh Begley, the video shows 45 pages per frame. The video does give plenty of insights, like how the front layout has evolved over time. Then there’s the transition from all text to black&white images, to the colored picture-rich pages we see today.
Via Laughing Squid
Show your devotion to your favorite Hogwarts house – or all of them, this is a 5-pack set. It includes crests for all houses, plus one for Hogwarts itself. You just got a whole new set of options to feed your interest in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. The set costs $20.
Well, don’t let emojis just be a part of infuriating texting, bring them to the beach too. The blanket is five-feet wide and sells for $30. Just in case you’re looking for some other design, this beach blanket does have a few other siblings. Though the others aren’t as big on the emoji scene.
At several inopportune times, many of us have faced the problem of overweight luggage and near-extortion level fees. More troublesome than that is the fact that many airlines have started to charge for overhead carry-on luggage while restricting baggage allowances. That does perhaps call for more innovative solutions, like an airport jacket where you can stash 33 pounds (15 kilos) of luggage.
This hilarious comic from Jake Likes Onions does quite a job at explaining the basics of “fixing” electronics.
I have always thought face packs look weird, well, at least now you can decorate the weirdness in a kawaii with these designer face packs. I have to say, I’m partial towards the Nightmare Before Christmas face pack, but there is quite a selection to go around to suit your preference. It’s cool, but still kind of weird. Available for purchase on JapanTrendShop.
San Francisco-based artist Diego Gómez has created quite an impressive set with this mashup that presents Disney Princesses as X-Men. I guess we should wait for a reverse mashup as well, with X-Men as Disney Princesses. Wolverine as Belle would make quite a great movie; The Beast and The Beast. On second thought, The Beast would probably work better than Wolverine.