Please Like, Share, Comment, Like Again, Post, And Don’t Forget To Comment

Facebook, along with the rest of the Internet, is having a profound impact on our brains and psychological behavior. Check out this chart for more info, if you can focus on it long enough. 

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A Piece Of Paper That's Changing How Some Babies Are Being Delivered

Thoughts about the typical coupon: Yay, cheaper laundry detergent! Toothpaste! Extreme sales!

Below is a very different and personal way to think about them. This cool non-traditional program creates what are basically coupons for poor women that allow them to financially access reproductive health care services they need but would otherwise never be able to afford.

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Here’s How Much Data The Internet Generates In Just One Minute

In less than 20 years, weve gone fromsnail-pace, dial-up Internet to 4K videos seamlessly streaming to our 4G smartphones.

In a series called Data Never Sleeps, Domo produceinfographics displaying how much digital data we create every minute. Since they started in 2012, the Internet has collected another 1.1 billion users, with an estimated 3.2 billion people now hooked up to the World Wide Web.

Every minute, there arean estimated 590,278 Tinder swipes, 694 Uber rides, and 4,166,667 Facebook likes. Check out their infographicbelowfor more mind-boggling facts on our Internet usage.

Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/technology/amount-data-internet-generates-every-minute-crazy

The Most Dangerous Sea Creatures In The World Are On This Graphic

Though this references the Mediterranean Sea, it totally applies to all of our oceans. And, honestly, that means it applies to all of us. Even you folks in the Midwest! 😉

FACT CHECK TIME! Here’s what our fact checkers found:

We couldn’t verify that “8 million tonnes of waste reach the sea every day.” Greenpeace says that about 25,000 tonnes of plastic reach the oceans each day. Another widely cited figure is about 17,400 tonnes of trash reach the sea per day.

Either way, it’s waaaay too much.

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Oops! Poor Language You Might Be Guilty Of Using Without Even Realizing

As words continue to get thrown around and picked apart more than ever before (thanks, Internet … sorta), this is a great example why it’s so important to think before you speak. If we ever want to break HIV stigma and the shame and discrimination it brings, we have to start with how we talk.

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Too Many People Don't Know What Stunting Is. Don't Be One Of Them.

You’ve probably heard of a million different heart-wrenching health issues in developing countries. I know that can be a downer, but our mood is a bit less important than the livelihoods of people who need our help. Learn what stunting is. Help do something about it.

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Here Is What Would Happen To Some People If We Got Rid Of These Social Programs

Social Security is frequently on the chopping block when it comes to talking about social programs that could be “fixed.” But did you know how many more people would end up in poverty without it? Take a look at this chart and then think about it the next time a conversation arises about cutting it back or turning the program into a stock investment tool. Wall Street can keep its hands off, thankyouverymuch.

What it means:

The SPM (Supplemental Poverty Measure) considers many factors beyond simply the poverty rate, such as what it actually costs to live (the price of medicine and copays, housing, food, utilities, etc.) and how those costs affect disposable income. It also considers income provided through safety-net programs, such as Social Security and food stamps, that helps with some of these costs.

Basically, the red bar indicates what the poverty rate is with all of these programs, and the blue bars show us what the poverty rate would actually be without those.

Read more: http://www.upworthy.com/here-is-what-would-happen-to-some-people-if-we-got-rid-of-these-social-programs?c=tpstream