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The Psychology Of Color

The Psychology Of Color
26th September 2012

Have you ever wondered why most restaurants used the color ‘red’ in their logos, or why the color ‘black’ is often associated with death? The following infographic explains the psychology behind colors and the effects that they have on people.

According to the infographic, restaurants use red because it stimulates appetites, while black—although often used to symbolize death and evil—is also employed by luxury brands to enhance the feeling of sophistication. The infographic also reveals that most men prefer the color ‘blue’ and it actually encourages productivity and curbs the appetite. Maybe we should paint our workspaces blue to make us more productive during the day.

How to Prepare for a Zombie Apocalypse by the CDC

How to Prepare for a Zombie Apocalypse by the CDC
21st May 2011

The first step in preparing for a zombie attack — or for that matter a hurricane or pandemic — is to put together an emergency kit. “This includes things like water, food and other supplies to get you through the first couple of days before you can locate a zombie-free refugee camp,” Khan wrote.

You can’t say government scientists don’t have a sense of humor — or a healthy interest in genre fiction. (Khan’s favorite zombie movie, he says, is Resident Evil.)

The CDC’s “Zombie Apocalypse” post, which was published on Monday, got so much traffic that the agency’s servers couldn’t handle it, the New York Times reported. “A typical post gets 1,000 hits,” CDC spokesman David Daigle he said. “We got 10,000, then 30,000 on Tuesday, and then it crashed the server.”

So, while flesh-eating zombies probably aren’t going to terrorize your town anytime soon, a pandemic or natural disaster might, and the CDC’s advice is straightforward and easy to heed: put together an emergency kit (see the items you’ll need here), then sit down with your family and come up with an emergency plan.

Read the full list of recommendations from the CDC http://emergency.cdc.gov/socialmedia/zombies_blog.asp

Times Are Hard – Secured Gum

Times Are Hard – Secured Gum
3rd May 2011

Yesterday I posted a photo of meat in Tesco in the UK with a ‘security’ tag on it to stop people from stealing it. I was told later by someone that he found people just open the packet and put the meat in their clothes and therefore leaving the packet and security tag useless. Well here is another from Tesco, ‘secured Gum’ with not only a security tag but also a hard plastic cover. Times must be hard when you need to steal chewing gum.

Times Are Hard – Secured Meat

Times Are Hard – Secured Meat
2nd May 2011

Soon the UK cuts will start to bite and employment will rise, but even before these cuts start, last year the major food shops found that due to the economic crisis there had been an increase in shop lifting. This photo was taken in Tesco and as you can see this prime piece of meat had security tag on it. The lower priced meat did not.