7 Deadly Sins Map — How Does Your State Stack Up?

Geographers from Kansas State plotted the 7 deadly sins on a map of the U.S. The darker your county is, the more “sinful” it is. The methodology used to calculate each sin is stated below the map.

1. Greed was calculated by comparing average incomes with the total number of inhabitants living beneath the poverty line.

2. Envy was calculated using the total number of thefts — robbery, burglary, larceny and stolen cars.

3. Wrath was calculated by comparing the total number of violent crimes — murder, assault and rape — reported to the FBI per capita.

4. Lust was calculated by compiling the number of sexually transmitted diseases — HIV, AIDS, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea — reported per capita.

5. Gluttony was calculated by counting the number of fast food restaurants per capita.

6. Sloth was calculated by comparing expenditures on arts, entertainment and recreation with the rate of employment.

7. Pride is the aggregate of all data from the six other sins, averaged into an overview of all evil.

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Yo Steve Jobs, I'mma Let You Finish, But The Book Was The Best Invention Of All Time

I grew up watching “Reading Rainbow,” and it definitely contributed to my love of reading and challenging myself to always strive for what seemed like the impossible. Share this video if you think that kids these days could benefit from reading more and expanding their horizons.

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If This Video Goes Viral, The Internet Could Be In Huge Trouble

Just a reminder to ocassionally stop and zoom in on the flowers.

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How Does This Retail Giant Sleep At Night? After He Sees This, He Won't.

After hearing Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries express his desire of not wanting larger-sized women or “not so cool” kids wearing his brand, this guy decided to fight back. He helps a group of people who could really use the clothes that Jeffries tries so hard to keep out of the hands of people he doesn’t deem worthy. Check under the video for other ways in which you can help the homeless.

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14 Awful Diseases You Probably Never Had To Deal With Because Everyone Around You Was Vaccinated

1796. That’s when we invented vaccines. An English doctor named Edward Jenner took incredible risks to try to rid his world of smallpox. Because of his efforts and the efforts of scientists like him, the only thing between deadly diseases like those below and extinction are people who refuse to vaccinate their kids. Don’t be that parent.

FACT CHECK TIME! This infographic is based on data from 2012. Unfortunately, because of the misinformation from the anti-vaccination movement, some of these diseases are trending up in a really bad way. Measles is the most stark example. There were about 61 cases of measles in all of 2012, but in just the first seven months of 2014, there have been nearly 600.

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Spock Gives Teenage Girl Advice About Bullies; Entire Internet Has A Cry

In 1968, a young girl wrote to Fave magazine about her difficulty fitting in as a mixed-race teen. Spock, aka Leonard Nimoy, was so taken by her letter that he wrote back a detailed response on how to shake the haters off. Share this if you’ve ever been bullied before.

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A 3-Year-Old Discusses Who She's Going To Marry And Gives A Way Better Answer Than Many 30-Year-Olds

The Gay Women’s Channel recorded a couple of youngsters talking about marriage and then lip-synched the whole conversation. It’s amazing how kids, unencumbered by cultural norms, will make more sense than most adults. At 2:00, they get to the point you hopefully already knew and accepted.

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Chimpanzees Released After 30 Years Of Testing. Brace Yourself For Smiles.

This video is more enjoyable if you focus on how happy they are now, and not what they must have gone through. 

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Here’s Why Dreaming About Your Future Is One Of The Worst Mistakes You Could Ever Make

Graduation speeches are meant to rev up new, hungry diploma carriers eager to make an impact on the big, bright world, right? Dartmouth alum Shonda Rhimes (Creator of “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy”) has choice words for her fellow Ivy Leaguers that would make Olivia Pope proud.

I cued this up to the six-minute mark because that’s when it gets so good. At 6:46, there’s a special dedication for dreamers. Go to 8:52 if you want to avoid living in a basement at any point in your life. And at 13:35 find out why you are sooo lucky right now. Only got a few moments to soak up the goodness? 17:02 is a must see for parents or if the thought of having babies makes you feel all fuzzy (or a little dizzy) inside.

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1 Minute Of Philosophy With A Nice Scientist That Will Help You Sleep At Night

Ah, if only Richard Feynman could have lived forever and taught everywhere. Seriously, I love his perspective on the uncertainty of the universe. Give this a watch if you’ve ever lain awake in bed pondering the meaning of this roller coaster we call “existence.”

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