Happy Birthday to You. And You. And You.
Using data from The New York Times, Matt Stiles created an interesting infographic that charts which birth dates are the most common. Inspired by the infographic, here's an interactive version that shows the frequencies of birth dates and conception rates from 1973-1999. Born on September the 16th? It turns out that most of us were.
Tablets Taking Over.
For the first time, a third (34%) of American adults ages 18 and older own a tablet computer like an iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus, or Kindle Fire—almost twice as many as the 18% who owned a tablet a year ago. Demographic groups most likely to own tablets include: Those living in households earning at least $75,000 per year (56%), compared with lower income brackets; Adults ages 35-44 (49%), compared with younger and older adults and college graduates (49%), compared with adults with lower levels of education.
Brazil Has Balls.
AAPEC, a Brazilian council dedicated to fighting cancer, has a new mascot. Specifically, a mascot designed to bring awareness to the dangers of testicular cancer. They're calling him "Mr. Balls." Thank you, Brazil.
Provoke Weekly - 6/12 As the world gets smaller, food goes local.
As the world gets smaller, food goes local. Between the Internet and global transportation systems, there’s no food item you can’t order from your living room while still in your pajamas. But as the number of available products grows, the trend is to keep it local for sustainability, flavor and a sense of community. “Keeping it local” takes a myriad of forms and has brought a whole new age of innovation to the way we acquire food and enjoy it. As with any trend, its expressions are limited only by imagination. Dieste Strategic Thinkers
Rebranding Cancer Treatment.
Sometimes working in advertising feels really, really good. This is one of those times. As any good cancer doctor will tell you, the most important step in fighting the disease is believing in a cure. JWT joined with Warner Bros. and the A.C. Camargo Cancer Center in São Paulo, Brazil, to craft a super-powerful campaign designed to help children with cancer better understand their treatment and be less frightened by chemotherapy. We think it's absolutely... super.
Finally: the Tacopedia.
The day we have all been patiently awaiting has finally come: a taco encyclopedia, thoroughly detailing regional Mexican taco styles, has been published. It’s called "La Tacopedia" and, unfortunately, it’s currently available only in Spanish. But if you can read Spanish, or have a Spanish-speaking friend who has nothing to do and will translate the book for you, this is a good one to add to your library of Mexican food tomes. La Tacopedia is a result of five years of taco research and the resulting encyclopedia includes gorgeous illustrations and a fun map of Mexico that lists taco styles by state.
Think Inside the Box.
Have you ever asked someone or a group of people to think outside the box? This question usually comes up with something isn’t going quite right or needs to be improved upon. But have you ever considered thinking inside the box? More than likely you haven’t, because we don’t often define this box we refer to all the time. If you have not defined your business box, an outside the box idea could send you in the wrong direction.
Anatomy of a Meme.
What's in a meme? Originally defined by scientist and author Richard Dawkins in 1976, "meme" is short for the Greek word "mimeme," which means "imitated thing." Memes, of course, have taken over the interwebz, and today, we see them in different forms — from GIFs to videos and rage comics. This infographic breaks it all down for you.
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