by Jack Halbers
A new infographic from Feel Unique looks at how much money people from different countries around the globe pour into the beauty industry. U.S. women top the charts, spending some $27.6 billion in 2007. (U.S. men spent a little over $11 billion.) Next on the list are Japan, France, Germany, and the UK. Meanwhile, at the bottom, you find Sweden, the Netherlands, and Spain. Are you surprised? Check out these stats, plus many more, after the jump.
by Rachel Walden
An infographic from HipType, a "platform for data-driven book publishing," looks at the "DNA of a successful book." According to the graphic women are 50 percent more likely than men to finish a book, while books with a female protagonist are 40 percent more likely to become a bestseller. At the same time, men are ten times more likely to show interest in a book with a male protagonist. Check out the whole thing after the jump.
"Gone are the days when sex toys were a taboo topic predominantly associated with a shady porn industry," says Adam & Eve, "America's most trusted source for adult products." "Sex toys are set to match smartphone sales in the next ten years, and much of this is due to the increasing salaries and freedom of women in America over the past few generations." A new infographic commissioned by the site shows you facts you may not know about such products. Find out how much you know after the jump.
This post details some daily rituals that help interrupt damaging beauty culture scripts. For instance, do at least one "embarrassing" or "unladylike" action a day. Discuss your period in public. Eat sloppily in public, then lounge on your chair and pat your protruding belly. Swing your arms a little too much when you walk. Open doors for everyone. Offer to help men carry things. Skip a lot. Galloping also works. Get comfortable with making others uncomfortable.
by Lisa Levey