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Path to happiness gets complicated and confusing

Just when you thought the path to lifelong happiness was uber simple and you had it all figured out, someone slaps you in the face…

How data travels from phone to computer

Time Warner Cable explains how a picture travels from Jeff's phone to Vijay's laptop. Obviously it is a bit simplified. I spent a full semester…

Flowchart to lifelong happiness

The secret to lifelong happiness. If only it were so easy. [Typcut via swissmiss]…

Flowchart shows the startup business cycle

Technology and investment group HackFwd describes what it's like to work with them in a flowchart. In a nutshell: start with inspiration, work hard, impress…

Top World Cup players on Facebook

I always know when something exciting happens in the World Cup when my Facebook stream is flooded with announcements of a goooooooaaaal. On any given…

Challenge: What is a FIFA player’s worth?

I really want to like this graphic on the "worth" of FIFA players. The colors pop and the topic is potentially interesting. There are some…

Who participates online, by age

Arno Ghelfi for Businessweek reports on who's doing what online, separated by age. The grid aesthetic totally works for the Internet theme, which can feel…

Modern history of human communication

With the announcement of Google Voice for everyone, the big G describes the history of human communication in the graphic above - and consequently, how…

Texting volume during World Cup matches

I love how major sporting events can captivate an entire country or region, especially when there's the data to show the collective pulse. We saw…

Education crisis explained in motion graphics

Buck, in collaboration with TakePart and An Inconvenient Truth director, Davis Guggenheim, describe the education crisis in America in motion graphics for upcoming documentary, Waiting…

How to beat Mario Brothers 3 in 11 minutes

I think it took me a few months to beat Super Mario Brothers 3 on Nintendo. Follow the directions in this graphic, and you should…

Free kick mechanics explained

I know next to nothing about soccer (a.k.a. football), but I gotta admit this Brazil vs. Ivory Coast match is more exciting than I thought…

Profitable sweet spot for startups

Gosh, it's so easy. I'm going to be rich. Get the strategic sweet spot and the three ingredients down, and you're set for life.…

Glasses: the ultimate image changer

This is hilarious and uber creative advertising. If I wore glasses, I'd totally buy from these guys. Update: Discovered where this is from. This was…

Meet iPad’s competition

Light on the data, heavy on the aesthetics. Super pretty by Section Design. [via]…

Facebook cultish insignia

When asked to take off his hoodie during D8, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was incredibly reluctant and broke out into a serious sweat. After a…

Evolution of the World Cup ball

With the World Cup in full swing, the New York Times has been rolling out its World Cup-related graphics so you can stay on top…

Physics of oil spills explained

What exactly is going on with all the oil spewing into the Gulf, biologically speaking? MSNBC explains in a series of graphics: The Deepwater Horizon…

History of the United States in a circle

Presidential Costs by Rachel Mercer offers a look at the history of the United States: The outer circle illustrates presidential periods, the governing party, and…

Context to underwater depths

The Deepwater Horizon well is nearly a mile deep in water. It extends 3.5 miles. It's hard to imagine these depths of the ocean though…

Track the 2010 MTV Movie Awards

Excited about the 2010 MTV Movie Awards? Yeah, me neither. But if you want to keep an eye on things while you watch or do…

How little musicians earn online

You've heard about the struggling musician. It's a tough business. How tough is it though? David McCandless of Information is Beautiful, looks at how much…