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Posted 1/22/13 at 3:23 AM | Sylvie Simms

Mens Custom Suits Infographic

There’s nothing better than a perfectly designed custom suit. But it can be a daunting process to create your own suit from scratch. There are a lot of things you want to include to build the perfect suit, and there are a bunch of problems you want to avoid so the price doesn’t skyrocket.

To help you create an awesome custom suit for many occasions, we’ve created the ultimate men’s guide to custom suits. This infographic includes all the ingredients you’ll need as well as tips and tricks for what to avoid and what you should be looking to pay.

Our infographic will help you create the perfect suit so you’re always dressed to impress.

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Posted 1/17/13 at 4:02 AM | Sylvie Simms

A Moving Guide to NYC

Ever think about moving to the Big Apple? You can take in these famous attractions such as: Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Empire State Building, and Times Square. Among the hustle and bustle of city life it is the fifth most diverse city in the country to live in. New York has a very rich culture and five different boroughs to choose from: Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. One of the biggest appeals of New York is the active nightlife. Having been voted second best nightlife in the country, you can find something for everyone.

More and more people have been packing up their bags and moving to New York City. From 1990 to 2008, New York City grew by a million people. From the year 2010 to 2011 New York City's population growth rate increased from 18,000 to 60,000. 51% of New York's current total population has either moved from another state or another country.

Our moving company can help you relocate to the most famous city in the whole world. We've created this infographic to make your move to NYC easier! Some important reminders:

  1. Make sure to research which neighborhood you would like to live in. Since New York City is the most expensive city to live in saving up some money can be very beneficial.
  2. The average rent in New York City is $2,500 a month.
  3. Make sure to catch up with friends and family before moving to the Big Apple.
  4. Remember, if you can make it here you can make it anywhere.

Posted 12/20/12 at 4:15 AM | Sylvie Simms

How Much Money do People Spend on Christmas Lights Around the World?

One of the best parts about the holiday season is the Christmas lights. Whether it is decorating your home using the best LED Christmas lights or going out to see the craziest houses in your hometown, it’s fun to see what creative Christmas lovers can come up with.

Using LED rope lights to decorate for the holidays is not only affordable and energy efficient but there are a number of other benefits as well. Safety is a big concern when it comes to holiday decorations, and LED lights don’t give off heat, so you don’t have to worry about trees catching fire. LED rope lighting is nearly impossible to break and is also rust proof, so the lights are perfect for outside decorating.

We have created this infographic to showcase some of the best places to go see the holiday lights as well as some fun displays around the world for you to see.

How Much Money do People Spend on Christmas Lights Around the World?
TheLashop.com
How Much Money do People Spend on Christmas Lights Around the World?

Posted 12/19/12 at 5:43 AM | Sylvie Simms

Organic vs Conventional Eating- Well.Org Looks at the Facts

Thinking about the types of food you consume can make huge difference in your health and lifestyle. Organic food is not only more nutritious but it can actually save you money in the long run, when you factor in healthcare cost over the years.We have created this infographic from several recent health articles and authoritative sources to help you eat healthier. There are plenty of reasons to eat organic foods and people seem to be catching on. Organic foods are the fastest growing and most profitable segment of American agriculture. We have included the unhealthiest conventional foods, some of which may shock you. We’ve also compared the characteristics of a grass fed cow to a grain fed cow in order to show you how many calories you could be saving if you switched to a grass fed cow and how healthier you could be.

Grass fed cows are leaner, have a better flavor and are less likely to cause health risks. Grain fed cows contain antibiotics and can cause inflammation in the body which leads to most modern diseases and current health issues. The E. coli count in grain fed cows is also much higher which is definitely worrisome. There is so much health news today and it is hard to know what information to trust. FULL POST

Posted 12/18/12 at 3:47 AM | Sylvie Simms

Island Wear

Luaus, coconuts and pineapples are all things that come to mind when you think of Hawaii. Part of what makes Hawaii a great travel destination, as well as a place to live, is its own unique culture. Part of that culture is the Hawaiian clothing, which happens to have its own history.

Hawaiian wear is shaped by the climate in Hawaii. Living and traveling in this climate can be a welcomed change from cold, dark, dreary days and tons of snow. Due to the warm climate, clothing is minimal but there is also a story behind it.

Many times when people think of Hawaiian clothes, the grass skirt or the hula skirt comes to mind. These are one of the oldest forms of Hawaiian dresses. This was also the time that decorations worn on wrists and ankles were introduced. This tradition has now been replaced with flowers. During this time, it wasn’t uncommon for both men and woman to be topless. Hawaiian women’s apparel has since greatly changed. Missionaries were the first to introduce loose fitting dresses that are still commonly worn today, once they saw the nudity. FULL POST

Posted 11/21/12 at 1:02 AM | Sylvie Simms

Why Black Friday is Overrated and Cyber Monday Rules

Black Friday is the most famous day in American shopping history. But is it overrated? We think so.

For years, the day after Thanksgiving has been all about outrageously long lines at Sears, Wal-Mart and every mall in the country. We’ve watched crazy YouTube videos of angry consumers getting into brawls as a way to foster the holiday spirit. Based on all the hype, you’d think nothing could compare to the madness of Black Friday.

Think again. The Internet revolution is changing our holiday shopping behavior. Cyber Monday is going to surpass Black Friday as the busiest and most expensive day in the shopping year.

Did you know that Cyber Monday sales in 2011 accounted for $1.25 Billion in one day alone, while Thanksgiving and Black Friday combined to generate $1.3 Billion? And Cyber Monday sales were up 33% last year from the previous year.

All told, 106.9 Million users visited online retail sites during Cyber Monday last year, and even more will do it in 2012.

And that’s sounds good to us. It’s way more appealing to surf the web and find the best deals in a few minutes than to spend hours waiting in line in the November rain. And we’re not even talking about the risk factor! We’ve never heard of a Google search resulting in a black eye. FULL POST

Posted 11/20/12 at 11:58 PM | Sylvie Simms

100 Years of Women’s Fashion

Fashion trends are constantly in flux. What’s here today…is gone in about five minutes. And sometimes, what everybody was wearing twenty years ago can return in the blink of an eye. (We’re looking at you, ‘80s.) But fashion isn’t nearly as random as you may think. There’s a strong thread of history running through everything you wear. That’s why we have created this infographic on 100 Years of Women’s Fashion. We have gone through the last hundred years to see what emerged in each decade. It’s fun to see what trends hold up and what disappeared pretty quickly. But it’s especially illuminating to match the fashion trends with their time and to see how fashion was impacted by the social changes going on in the world. Fashion holds up a mirror to our society, and you can see the world changing with every new trend.

Here’s a quick overview of what we found:

  • In the 1920s, women entered the workforce and women’s fashion changed forever. Gone were the dedicated fittings and in were “ready-to-wear” clothes. This trend has continued through the years.
  • Nylon was created in the ‘30s and nylon stockings were born
  • The 1960s cultural revolution modernized fashion and created a sea of change. Jeans, miniskirts and boots arrived and have never really left
  • The myth of materialism is busted! We spend just $44 per month on new clothes, less than any other decade since 1919!
100 Years of Women’s Fashion
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Posted 11/19/12 at 5:26 AM | Sylvie Simms

A Guide to Hydroponic Gardening

A Guide to Hydroponic Gardening

When you are thinking about hydroponic organic gardening, you’re probably thinking about... well, a certain plant that may or may not being grown for medicinal purposes. Think again. Hydroponic is an ancient organic gardening technique that’s been around for hundreds of years. In fact, the first known use of hydroponic was by the Aztecs, who used it to create a floating crop system. Only recently has it been so closely associated with a certain herbal medication.

Hydroponics is the method of organically growing plants without soil by providing all nutrients in the water supply. This is an organic farming system used by farmers who wish to produce their crops year-round despite severe environmental changes. As our Guide to Hydroponic Gardening shows, hydroponic gardening is an innovative organic growing technique that yields amazing results. It’s even being uses by NASA to see if humans can grow soilless crops on Mars!

 The benefits of hydroponic indoor growing:

  • Resistance to weeds, insects and pesticides
  • The growth rate is much faster and more robust during times of climate change
  • More eco-friendly
  • Hydroponic organic vegetables are 150% more nutritious than ones grown in dirt. Some of the downsides are that hydroponics can be expensive to maintain and require more attention that plants grown in soil.
A Guide to Hydroponic Gardening
TheLashop

Posted 10/30/12 at 1:47 AM | Sylvie Simms

Why it pays to be a Firefighter

If you’re wondering whether it makes sense to invest the time and effort involved in a fire career, there’s good news: projections show strong expected growth throughout the rest of the decade, with a 19% increase – or over 57,000 new jobs – expected by 2020. While there are many very good reasons to consider a fire career, potential earnings may be among the most attractive. Firefighters can earn upwards of $71,000 per year (depending on location and position); in fact, the position of Fire Chief is the highest paying public sector job in the country. For an idea of just how much opportunity there is, check out the infographic below

Why it pays to be a Firefighter
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