What To Do Before, During, and After a Typhoon Attack

A Typhoon, like every other natural disaster, is very devastating, and takes a lot of lives every single year, and destroys homes and important infrastructures. Typhoons leave a lot of people without homes, and even lose some of their loved ones. With this in mind, being prepared when a typhoon hits is of utmost importance. Having the proper equipment and supplies ensures that the chances of surviving a devastating typhoon is much higher.

Here is a survival guide infographic, which lists down the most important things you need before, during, and after a devastating Typhoon.

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25 interior design tips and quotes [infographic]

How Interior Design and Architecture Affect Mood

There is an old saying: “Fish is looking for where it is deeper, and the man – where better?” It’s not always true for fish, but always true for us, people. More over, ‘better’ is a completely relative concept: we all know that something that is great for one person can be not so good for the other one. It’s true for our inner world, and for the world that surrounds us.

Consciously and subconsciously we are looking to be in places where we can comfortably work, sleep, relax, create, and discover. If the sleeping place is hardly ever an issue, a place to work and create is more important to fit you. There is a reason for many of us to advise each other: if you feel stuck, change your environment (turn on/off the light, go outside, change temperature, move furniture). It might sound silly, but all these things together have a great deal of impact on your productivity.

Colors and spaces affect our mood, our process of thinking, and even our body temperature. No wonder in areas with a long and hot summer people prefer cold colors for their interior (blue, green, etc.). And the opposite: long cold winter doesn’t feel that bad if your home is painted and decorated in warm colors (orange, brown, red).

It might take time to turn your place into a nice comfortable home. Grab some inspiration ideas if you feel stuck.


Fun Facts about Monaco and Japan [infographic]

Monaco is the second smallest country in the world. Only Vatican City is smaller than it. A regular town block is probably bigger than this country! However, Monaco is taking the top position for overall life expectancy. On average, based on the official CIA information, it’s 89.52 years, which is even 5 years higher than in Japan, which is historically considered to be the country of the rising Sun, raw fish, and the oldest people.

An interesting fact is that Monaco and Japan have barely anything in common. They are located on different continents, have different climate, different history and traditions (including religion, food, medicine, etc.). Yes. Japan is bigger in population and territory, and centuries older than Monaco as a country. Yet they occupy two top positions for life expectancy.

Traditionally it is believed that Japanese people live longer because of the old medicine secrets (herbs, acupuncture, etc.). And if this is true how would Monacans explains their long lives? Good question!

Median age and life expectancy from around the world put together by edq.com


The 9 Layers of Elevator Heck [infographic]

Time spent in elevators is usually a short experience, but it goes for a long memory and creates impressions.

There is a believe that a good company (whether it’s office, hotel or restaurant) has to have really nice restrooms. However, these are not the only secondary opinion factors. Add to that location, view, and elevators! Yes! Elevators!

And when you think that nothing bad can happen to you in this nice and shining box – think twice. For example, you are in a very nice elevator that is taking you p to the 36th floor for your job interview. It doesn’t take too long to get there, but you spend these short moments talking with your best friend and telling him/her how nervous you are, and that you are not sure if you are good enough for this job, etc. Well, be careful – because your interviewer might be standing right next to you.

At the same time the most fun / hell (underline what applies to you) happens not in luxurious elevators, but in absolutely casual ones, like this infographic suggests.

Good or bad, but our life would have been a lot harder without elevators. So, enjoy your elevator heck!

Layers of heck provided by elevators.com


Make Lattes at Home – Espresso Drink Recipes [infographic]

Making a nice espresso drink is not too hard; you just need to have some knowledge about the recipes. With a fully automatic espresso machine you don’t even need to know the recipe, the machine does it all for you. All you have to do is press a button. The editorial team at Coffee Brewing Methods created this infographic to help their readers choose between a cappuccino and a latte. They also wrote an article on how to choose the best latte machine for home use. And don’t think that owning an espresso machine is too expensive, because that’s just not true. If you make just one cappuccino everyday for a year, you can cover the cost for the machine.

We made lattes without an espresso machine, and it is possible. If your budget is very tight you can do that, because you have no choice. If your budget allows it though, a real latte is an experience, and it doesn’t compare to your milk and coffee beverage. The folks at Coffee Brewing Methods point cappuccino as their favorite milk and coffee drink. My favorite is latte, what is your favorite?

Infographic courtesy of Coffee Brewing Methods.

Espresso vs Drip Coffee vs Turkish Coffee [infographic]

Various types of coffee brewing techniques compared. Learn the differences between the various coffee preparation techniques. The infographic created by the Coffee Brewing Methods editorial team compares three of the most popular brewing methods: Drip coffee, Turkish coffee, and espresso. According to the team, Turkish coffee, espresso, or manual brewing methods, become more and more popular. They have various “How To’s” on coffee preparation, including how to make espresso, Turkish coffee brewing, and cold brew coffee. You can take a look at their tutorials if you feel adventurous. asdas

Drip coffee is still by far, the most popular brewing method, because it makes a clear cup. The light taste profile also makes it more appealing to people with sensitive palate. Espresso and Turkish appeals to coffee aficionados, and it fulfills their need of intense flavor, and full body. According to the infographic, however, preparing an espresso is not simple. This is probably another reason to stick to your automatic drip coffee routine. My favorite is espresso, but I buy it at the coffee shop every day. Turkish is “not my cup of tea”. What is your favorite coffee type?

Via coffee-brewing-methods.com.

How to get more Facebook shares

how to get more facebook shares

1. Be Consistent

Post 5 times a week so you’re “top of mind” for your Fans.

2. Time it right

The best time to post will depend on the type of business you’re in.

3. Use eye-catching images

Alternate photos and video with text-only updates.

How do you find awesome, eye-catching images?

Easy. Use Post Planner’s Viral Photos feature.

4. Keep it short

Posts between 100 and 150 characters (fewer than 3 lines of text) see 60% more Likes, comments and shares than longer posts.

5. Be relevant

Your content should let your audience know that you know who they are.

6. Use your authentic voice

People are your Fans and friends because they like what you do. Your voice on Facebook should be true to your brand.

7. Include a call to action

If you ask your Fans to Share, Like or Comment, they are more likely to do it.

8. Be creative with apps

Contest and promotion apps, along with forms, surveys, etc. can deepen users’ involvement with a business or brand.

9. Have a sense of urgency

Include up-to-minute tips and tricks, and whenever possible, dispel myths.

10. Offer value

Before you share something on Facebook ask yourself if you think your Fans will find value in the content.

11. Be entertaining

If your followers like funny memes or respond well to video, take note. Use the type of media that works best for your audience.

12. Be educational

People love to share how-to guides and tips.

13. Make a list

Lists, in the form of an infographic or a pdf (or a blog post) are great for sharing.

14. Be seasonable

Tailor your content to the season or an upcoming holiday.

source: marismith

A bit about some Indian Spices [Infographic]



Whether chopped,sliced, grated or ground, turmeric provide bright color and imparts a robust, peppery flavor ad aroma with a hint of aged wood.

It provides the characteristic golden color of curies and dhal, a type of stew made from hulled, split lentils or peas Turmeric is also featured in Indian chutney, piccalilli and kedgeree (pickles), as well as in rice, vegetable and seafood dishes.


Cardamom is a member of the ginger family known for its unique flavor and aroma, which can be described as smoky, floral, citrus and sweet all at the same time.

Many traditional Indian dishes feature different varieties of cardamom. Elettaria, or green cardamom, is combined with condensed milk and sugar to make sweets collectively referred to as mithai. Green cardamom is also used to flavor coffee and teas, most notably Masala chai.


Though coriander is the dried, brown seeds of the cilantro plant it doesn’t taste anything like the herb. in fact, the seeds taste like burnt orange when toasted but are mildly sweet when ground as a spice.

Coriander is a staple in Indian cuisine. It is added whole or ground to chutneys, pickling spice mixtures and is frequently used to season chicken and pork. Often, coriander seeds are combine with cumin seeds and fried “dry” before being powdered.

Star anise

To add some pungent, warm flavor to your cuisine, try adding on or two whole star anise pods to slow cooking soups and stews. Adding star anise to braising liquids when simmering a chicken or a beef roast is a particularly easy way to get meat that simply falls off the bone and retains its natural juices.


once traded as currency in china and elsewhere this spice has a rich history to accompany its agreeable flavor and smell. its delicate but persistent aroma is warm sweet and woody and its fragant flavor has notes of clove and citrus.

In Indian cooking cinnamon is used in many different masalas (spice mixes) as wells condiments such as chutneys and pilafs.


A pungent sweet spice with a similar aroma to mace the spice with which it shares a botanical name. Nutmeg is more pine-like than mace and is used in very different ways in cooking. the flavor is arm and has hints of clove as well as a discreet bittersweet woody flavor. it is sweeter than mace but it is also a component of many savory dishes.

It combines well with cardamom cinnamon cloves and coriander and flavors Moghul (Northern Indian) dishes like pilafs and birani: kebabs and koftas.


Saffron’s violet lily-like flowers contain three yellow-orange stigmas. used as a dye, spice, and perfume, saffron stigma have been in great demand since ancient times. It takes about 75000 flowers to yield 1 pound of saffron hence its position as the world’s most expensive spice.

Fortunately only a small amount is required in cooking, as larger amounts will yield a bitter taste instead of the pleasant subtly sweet earthly taste it imparts in smaller quantities. It has a unique rich pungent smell and combines well with anise cardamom cinnamon, nutmeg and others. it flavors savory dishes such a Moghul biriani (meat and rice dishes) as well as sweet kulfis ( a kind of Indian ice cream).


The Clove tree is an evergreen tree that grows up to 50 feet. the clove tree is pyramid shaped and strongly aromatic. Twice each year unopened flower buds can be picked and dried. The dried flower buds are called cloves.

In cooking they should be used sparingly as they will assert their pungent sharpness over other flavors. Cloves are essential to garam masala the spice blend that is featured in many Indian dishes.

Mustard seed

The Pungent earthy aroma of mustard seed begins to be notice on grinding, though mustard seed is rarely used in its powdered form in Indian cooking. Brown mustard seeds are prominent in southern Indian cooking where they are commonly fried in oil so as to infuse a nutty taste without heat.

In a process called tempering mustard seed, curry leaves, cumin and asafetida are fried in very hot oil (carefully watching that the mustard seeds don’t escape) and added to dishes before serving.


Cumin seed refers to the seed of Cuminum cyminum, an annual herd related to parsley, dill and caraway. Like other members of the Umbelliferae family, the plan bears a fruit that contains a single, oblong-shaped, highly aromatic seed.

Cumin seeds are most often used dry roasted which reduces some of its natural bitterness and draws out its nuttiness. Alternatively they are often fried in oil when used whole.

It is used in curry powder and masala, and its pairing with coriander it what gives much Indian foots its characteristic aroma.