Tagged With infographics

3

'Date nights' are non-negotiable if you want to have a happy, healthy relationship. Unfortunately, financial hardship can put a dent in the very best of intentions. If it's been ages since you went out on a proper date and money is to blame, here are six tips that will help solve the problem.

0

Human adults are supposed to eat at least two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables per day to keep healthy. But what constitutes a "serve"?

This can be difficult to calculate, especially when it comes to small fruits and diced vegetables. This infographic explains how to work out your portions.

1

Cheese and beer are a perfect marriage — but only if they have chemistry to begin with. This handy infographic pairs up nine popular beer types with the cheeses that suit them the most; from sharp cheddar (pale ale) to blue cheese (stout).

0

Learning a second language is something most of us aspire to, but never get around to. This is unfortunate, as it's one of the most enriching skills you can acquire without spending heaps of money. This infographic breaks down eight ways becoming multilingual will benefit your life - from increased employment opportunities to a better understanding of your native tongue.

0

The average person requires eight hours of sleep per night to stay happy, healthy and fully recharged for the day ahead. Unfortunately, our work commitments and social life often get in the way. This infogaphic from bed specialist SleepyPeople lists 11 "sleep hacks" you can employ to get by on less shuteye each day — without affecting your health.

1

Like most hobbies, gaming has its own subset of deeply annoying fans. We encounter them on a daily basis, be it through Twitter, online games or godawful IRL debates. Here are seven of the most infuriating types: from "the nostalgic" (who insists everything prior to 1990 is a bona fide classic) to "the contrarian" (who just wants to hate on Naughty Dog and Ocarina Of Time.)

0

One of my favourite guilty pleasures is to read a novel set in the city I'm visiting whenever I travel abroad. Good fiction might not be as practical as a Trip Advisor guide, but it does help to immerse you in your destination - especially if you're stuck in business conferences and hotel rooms the whole time.

With that in mind, here are 150 award-winning books set in 150 countries - from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

0

Pour over coffee is an intriguing alternative to the drip method or French press. As its name implies, it involves pouring small amounts of water through coffee grounds using a carafe and special kind of kettle. This infographic breaks down everything you need to know about brewing coffee the old way.

2

If you're on a budget and you're looking for some great ways to relax and unwind beyond just going for a walk or taking a nap, this graphic has about fifty of them, all of which may take a little time, but never any money. Best of all, it's organised chronologically, so you can try them at different parts of the day.

5

Pets are awesome. They provide unconditional love and lifelong companionship. Our lives would be significantly poorer without them. (Well, except for ferrets. Screw those guys.)

Unfortunately, the cost of keeping a critter over its lifespan can be surprisingly steep once you factor in the purchase price, food, vet bills, pet insurance and miscellaneous equipment. For some species, we're talking in the tens of thousands of dollars.

2

As we've opined in the past, burritos are the perfect fast food. They're even more perfect than pizza (case in point: you can't wrap a pizza in foil and stick it in your jacket pocket.) This infographic from Fairmont Hotels breaks down everything you need to know about seven popular burrito styles - from their storied history to the ingredients you need to make your own.

0

The best way to avoid floor stains is to cover your whole house in sheets of plastic. If you'd prefer to avoid the serial killer look, you need to get to those stains quickly. This infographic explains how to completely remove stains from various floor surfaces.

1

In my humble opinion, a perfectly cooked steak is the finest meal there is. This remains true even if you're vegetarian. Sorry. Unfortunately, the "perfectly cooked" part is easier said than done, especially when it comes to thicker or oddly shaped cuts.

If your steak always comes out too tough or unevenly cooked, this infographic can help — it provides pointers for nine popular cuts of steak, from beef rump to filet mignon.