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Maybe this is why Wyoming is happy… or at least not depressed?

9 Mar

Slate is reporting that Wyoming has one of the lowest rates of childhood obesity in the country.  They’re doing an ongoing series through The Hive (the tagline for The Hive is “Collective Wisdom”, but I can’t really figure our what separates it from slate aside from the annoying blue bar and the hexagon at the top of the screen) about the epidemic of childhood obesity facing our country.  You can play with their interactive map, read all kids of stats, and make suggestions for improvements.

Sadly, I have not found any statistics on the rate of pineapple eating…

 

Lordy, lordy Starbucks is 40

9 Mar

Starbucks is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this week.  Too bad that (as far as I know) they’re not giving away free coffee.  I would like 40 cups of free coffee…

Instead, they’ve unveiled their new logo.  This has been so widely covered today that it’s not even worth linking to any particular article.  (Check any major (or even minor) news outlet.  But, what is worth noting is that this logo doesn’t involve the words “Starbucks” or “coffee” at all.  It’s just part of a siren.  I guess the siren is the new golden arches.  Maybe in a few years it will be added to the list of logos that the use to test children…  (Is there a word for that test?)

Infographic taken from (and links to) the National News Post

Also, on the subject of Starbucks, I know this is old, but I love this graphic.  Too bad This Is Why You’re Fat doesn’t update anymore…  Seriously America.  How is this necessary?  The Trenta will kill you.  Michael Pollan would not be impressed.  (Eat food?  No.  Not too much?  No.  Mostly plants?  No.  Fails all three tests.)

Speaking of Starbucks…  Did you know that there’s a Starbucks Gossip Blog!?  I guess it only makes sense as there’s (a previously referenced) one for Borders.  The “About Me” on the blog says that they’re not affiliated with Starbucks, but the whole thing strikes me as rather corporate.   A post about “how are the pre-orders for the new coffee going at your local store”?  Really?

And, I know that this post is getting rather image heavy, but this is one of the best GraphJam illustrations of all time.  (Thanks, Kanye.)  Apparently the last one is just supposed to be her nose.  Don’t worry… it took me a while, too.

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