Infographic: Mental Health and Gender


Mental Health and Gender

This infographic goes beyond simply being attractive and
provides a wealth of information on a rarely discussed topic:
how depression affects women differently than men.


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Women suffer from depression twice as often as men do.

The diagnostic criteria for depression are identical for either sex, but women that have depression experience anxiety, guilt, increased appetite and sleep, co-morbid eating disorders and weight gain more frequently. During a lifetime, depression happens in about 20% of women in comparison to 10% of men.



The Deadliest Animal in the World



What would you say is the most dangerous animal on Earth? Sharks? Snakes? Humans?

Of course the answer depends on how you define dangerous. Personally I’ve had a thing about sharks since the first time I saw Jaws. But if you’re judging by how many people are killed by an animal every year, then the answer isn’t any of the above. It’s mosquitoes.

When it comes to killing humans, no other animal even comes close. Considering their impact, you might expect mosquitoes to get more attention than they do.

Take a look:

  • Sharks kill fewer than a dozen people every year and in the U.S. they get a week dedicated to them on TV every year.
  • Mosquitoes kill 50,000 times as many people, but if there’s a TV channel that features Mosquito Week, I haven’t heard about it.




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UX Designer’s Best Friend: FlairBuider

flairbuilder site homepage

flairbuilder site homepage

I’ve been involved in the design world for 15-plus years, and one of the more difficult aspects of this work has always been developing user interface concepts for clients that convey the general concept of the product without getting too mired in the specifics of layout, color and design.

The original practice was to build storyboards: just make them as rough as possible, and flip through them to demonstrate the scope of the product. But as web sites (and later, mobile apps) became more complex), this was no longer a feasible or financially viable way to work.

So a few years ago, I started playing around with a couple different online wireframing and mock-up tools that started springing up around the web. There is one that I’ve found to have particular staying power (and that has helped me and my clients work together quite effectively): FlairBuilder.

While you can get all the nitty-gritty details about FlairBuilder from the product’s site, I’ll summarize what I love about it in a few words:

  • It’s intuitive to use, manage projects, import assets and export finished work to and from;
  • It’s stable and dependable;
  • The feature set has worked for virtually every project I’ve thrown at it, whether large corporate website; spec mobile app; collaborative project; personal effort; anything;
  • The collaboration features (as well as the nifty free viewer) allow me and my clients to avoid virtually any platform/browser/environment hassles that would have previously hampered communication and/or approvals in the past;
  • The developer is extremely responsive, both in terms of new releases and for support issues (which is all that matters when deadlines are looming);

The company has put a nice video out that demonstrates some of the tool’s best features, which you can watch below. There’s a free trial available, but once you use it you’ll find that the paid version is really priced just right.

Finally, A Rich American Destroys The Fiction That Rich People Create The Jobs


In the war of rhetoric that has developed in Washington as both sides blame each other for our economic mess, one argument has been repeated so often that many people now regard it as fact:

Rich people create the jobs.’

Specifically, entrepreneurs and investors, when incented by low taxes, build companies and create millions of jobs.

And these entrepreneurs and investors, therefore, the argument goes, can solve our nation’s huge unemployment problem — if only we cut taxes and regulations so they can be incented to build more companies and create more jobs.

In other words, by even considering raising taxes on “the 1%,” we are considering destroying the very mechanism that makes our economy the strongest and biggest in the world: The incentive for entrepreneurs nd investors to build companies in the hope of getting rich and, in the process, creating millions of jobs.

Now, there have long been many problems with this argument, starting with:

  1. Taxes on rich people (capital gains and income) are, relative to history, low, so raising them would only begin to bring them back in line with prior prosperous periods, and
  2. Dozens of rich entrepreneurs have already gone on record confirming that a modest hike in capital gains and income taxes would not have the slightest impact on their desire to create companies and jobs, given that tax rates are historically low.

So this argument, which many people regard as fact, is already flawed.

But now a super-rich and super-successful American has explained the most important reason the theory is absurd, while calling for higher taxes on himself and people like him.

The most important reason the theory that “rich people create the jobs” is absurd, argues Nick Hanauer, the founder of online advertising company aQuantive, which Microsoft bought for $6.4 billion, is that rich people do not create jobs, even if they found and build companies that eventually employ thousands of people.

What creates the jobs, Hanauer astutely observes, is a healthy economic ecosystem surrounding the company, which starts with the company’s customers.

U.S. Income Tax: Top Bracket
U.S. Income Tax: Top Bracket

Read the rest of this story at BusinessInsider Online…

Why Is China Building These Gigantic Structures In the Middle of the Desert?


This is crazy. New photos have appeared in Google Maps showing unidentified titanic structures in the middle of the Chinese desert. The first one is an intricate network of what appears to be huge metallic stripes. Is this a military experiment?

Some unidentified agency, company or person has been ordering hundreds of photographs of this area since 2004. Check out that story here.

They seem to be wide lines drawn with some white material. Or maybe the dust have been dug by machinery.

It’s located in Dunhuang, Jiuquan, Gansu, north of the Shule River, which crosses the Tibetan Plateau to the west into the Kumtag Desert. It covers an area approximately one mile long by more than 3,000 feet wide.

The tracks are perfectly executed, and they seem to be designed to be seen from orbit.

Perhaps it’s some kind of targeting or calibrating grid for Chinese spy satellites? Maybe it’s a QR code for aliens? Nobody really knows.

You can check it out yourself in Google Maps here.

Read the full article (with more images and links to Google Maps) at Gizmodo…