How to Deal with Acne [Infographic]

Did you know that 85% of Americans suffer from acne at some point in their life? Frankly, I’m surprised that number isn’t higher. It’s hard to believe that some teenagers are able to avoid having any acne breakouts. Lucky them. Popping zits isn’t exactly the most fun way to spend your time as a teen. The infographic below discusses the ins an outs of how to treat acne:

What you Need to Know to Get Over Acne
Via: Acne

One disturbing stat from the graphic. 1/3 of the people who elect (for whatever reason) to leave their acne untreated end up developing scars. We here at TBR advise against skipping a trip to the dermatologist’s office.

Japan: One Year After the Fukushima Power Plant Nightmare presents Japan One Year Later Japan One Year Later

It has been nearly a year since the monster earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, causing the worst nuclear disaster on the planet since Chernobyl. The death toll currently stands at 22,900. Don’t get me wrong. I like nuclear power as much as the next person, but when I hear that radioactive iodine from the explosion of the plant has crept into the world’s food supply (as the infographic video above demonstrates), I stop and think, “Why do nuclear power plants still exist in 2012 when alternate, cleaner energy sources are available?” You tell me.

We Love Ramen! (Infographic)

The student lifestyle site has cooked up an infographic on the the origins and obsession with ramen in student culture. The graphic provides interesting ramen recipes, as well as interesting facts and statistics about the popular noodle dish.

According to the data on the graphic, Nissin founder Momofuku Ando invented instant ramen, calling his creation “Top Ramen”, successfully impacting the way students eat to this day. Nissin now has 29 plants in 11 countries, putting 21,900 employees to work, with net earnings reported at a $3.2 billion annually. That’s a lot of noodles! [Read more...]

The Black Market Business (Infographic)

If the black market were a sovereign nation, it would be the world’s 2nd largest economic superpower. There is enough illegal oil bunkered daily in Nigeria to drive a car around the entire planet 3.7 million times. Illegal gambling in Asia nets $500 billion, while the worldwide legal gambling nets $335 billion. Together, that’s more than the U.S. spends on education each year.

While the global economy heads for the gutter, worldwide black markets grow at incredible rates. From drug and firearms dealers to street vendors and self-made taxi drivers, the individual black markets net far higher prices than many countries. The average black market is worth $21 billion, which is higher than the GDP of 40% of the world’s countries. [Read more...]

Textbooks vs. iPads [Infographic]

iPads vs. Textbooks

Give a student a choice between reading something off an iPad and reading something in a textbook, but don’t expect much love for the non-Apple, paper-based option. As fashion dictates, iPads are cool, stylish and cutting edge (for now, at least), so square-eyed, tech-obsessed kids will naturally be more drawn to reading material presented on a sharp and shiny iPad screen. It seems Apple has grown savvy to this, judging by their recent decision to supply an iPad – complete with digital, interactive textbooks – to every high school student currently living and studying in America. [Read more...]