Going ‘Inter Mental’: Our Most Common Online Neuroses Now Have Names
David McCandless hilarious classification of modern device-dependent, internet-obsessed mental disorders.
Once we give a problem a name, we can being to address it, right? Well, thankfully, writer/designer David McCandless, fresh off of writing his book Knowledge is Beautiful, has graciously invested the time required to identify and label the mental — sorry, “inter mental” —disorders from which so many of us suffer in this always-on, internet-obsessed, device-dependent era. Never mind that the resulting infographic he’s assembled is hilarious.
Is it okay if I have all of these problems?
Apparently, McCandless views this taxonomy as an ongoing process, and he welcomes any additions you may have.
Being able to laugh at something is also a sign of healing, right? Hope so.
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A new computer model solves a pair of Jovian riddles.
- Astronomers have wondered how a gas giant like Jupiter could sit in the middle of our solar system's planets.
- Also unexplained has been the pair of asteroid clusters in front of and behind Jupiter in its orbit.
- Putting the two questions together revealed the answer to both.
They didn't know it, but the rituals of Iron Age Scandinavians turned their iron into steel.
- Iron Age Scandinavians only had access to poor quality iron, which put them at a tactical disadvantage against their neighbors.
- To strengthen their swords, smiths used the bones of their dead ancestors and animals, hoping to transfer the spirit into their blades.
- They couldn't have known that in so doing, they actually were forging a rudimentary form of steel.
Artists and fans are the big losers as bot-powered scalpers make a killing.
- The secondary ticketing market is predicted to grow to $15.19 billion next year.
- Artists, athletes, management, and venues see none of this revenue—it all goes to scalpers and ticketing agencies.
- Some companies are likely in breach of anti-trust laws, but no one seems to be regulating the industry.
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