Sometimes, while spending a hour finely slicing vegetables for soup or kneading a dough, or specifically, whipping a meringue to make ice cream, mousse, or, more-or-less, any dessert I actually make, I muse on how so many dishes couldn't exist without the unique white-and-yolk properties of eggs. Or rather, it's precisely because we have eggs and the work the way they do that we have these dishes in the first place; and if chickens popped out some entirely different foodstuff, our culinary traditions would be rather different, because they would have been based on the properties of this other thing, rather than the egg. It is indeed incredible, and edible.
ManMade was founded on the idea that there's no such thing as the "average man," at least as far as creativity and hobbies go... But, as a site and community dedicated to making fruitful lifestyle choices, it is interesting to see how our own lives and habits might stack up against our peers. Compared to the "mean" man, let's say.
For example, check out this graph on average men's fitness to see how your health compares to others. Not like a locker room, howmanypushupscanyoudo sorta challenge
Depending on who you are, the worlds captured in "reality TV" can feel just like home, or like they're on another planet altogether. But even more interesting? That there are that many shows about the same eight topics.
"It's not your imagination — there really are that many reality shows about swamps, weddings, Louisiana, and cake. And here's visual proof: The following Venn diagram maps the overlapping relationships between reality shows.
If beer cans with color-changing mountains make you laugh and groan at the same time, then I think you'll enjoy this cartoon/illustration/infographic (I dunno what to call it) by lunchbreath. It's a series of "unsolicited proposals for new and wonderful beverages", and is conveniently divided up into four categories for your viewing pleasure...
Pop Chart Labs unveils their latest project, the Constitutions of Classic Cocktails, exploring the relationships and makeups of proven successful mixed drinks. The beautiful arrangement and layout draws colorful connections between spirits, glassware, mixers, and garnishes.
The current issue of Fast Company magazine (on stands now) features an amazing centerpiece on "How to Live a Creative Life." The article begins with a fascinating interview with Martin Scorsese, and his ability to, basically, do what fulfills him, and make incredible, personal films with Hollywood's money. "The director has achieved the trifecta of a fulfilling, creative life: enough money to do only what truly interests him, enough freedom to attack those projects in a way that is satisfying, and enough appreciation from his peers to tame--just slightly, just ever so slightly--the neurotic beast of self-doubt."
Equally interesting are the various breakout boxes and b-sides, including this awesome flow chart on How to Live a Creative Life, designed by ManMade faves, PopChartLabs.
Knowing how to present yourself for a job interview can be tricky business...in the era of startups, social media, and the ever evolving workspace, it can be hard to know what sort of work environment with which you're seeking to be involved. Underdress for a traditional business position, and you're off the list before it even starts. And the reverse - show up is a three-piece to a relaxed atmosphere, and the team will certainly wonder if you're a good fit.
This helpful graphic offers the two options you'll wanna have around, no matter what the interview. It supposes
Even though the winter weather might make two-wheels the last place you want to be, bicycles are, without a doubt, a win-win-win-win-win situation. They're healthier for the rider, healthier for the environment, cost less to own and operate than cars, and most importantly, they're fun to ride.
Fast Co. has created an excellent infographic exploring how riding bicycles can address some of the biggest problems in the US - economic struggles, health care, obesity,
Every summer, Michael Bay makes a new incredibly expensive movie, full of fire and always terribly reviewed. And yet, the studios still let the guy keep making them, 'cause apparently folks still go see 'em, and their, despite their $200,000,000 budgets (yes, that's two hundred million dollars), they still make money. Lots of money.
And, interestingly enough, it seems that their profit continues to be related to, well, how many explosions there are.
Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web. Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.
High speed photos of impacts and stuff blowing up will never get old. Yep, that's an apple, and there's more where that came from: