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  • Reddit Loves Him So Pope Francis Must Be The Devil

    Reddit has 58,000 subscribers to the Christianity subreddit. If you combine the total subscribers from the eight major religious subreddits, it comes to 140,000. Compare that to r/atheism’s 1.8 million subscribers and it’s easy to see that the site leans away from organized religion. Combine that with the fact that the Catholic church has been nothing but the butt end of jokes on Reddit since the beginning of the site and it makes the unnatural popularity of Pope Francis that much more shocking. Take a look at 10 of the most popular Pope Francis posts on Reddit the last month and then decide: is he the devil?

  • Headlines Distort Reality About Crime in America

    The local news has a job to do. It’s not necessarily to inform us (though that’s often a side effect). It’s to get us to watch. Nobody is as interested in a recent burglary or carjacking as they are about murders. As a result, the local news has become a distorted view of the reality of crime in America. This infographic breaks it down nicely for us. Click to enlarge. (Via: Infobia. H/T: Nissan Auburn).

  • Backpack Evolution

    While ancient philosophy, calculus, and English literature may not have changed much for college students in the past two decades, technology is a different story. The tools of learning, socializing, and surviving college life have evolved drastically over the years, as can be witnessed by what is found in the average student’s packpack. Click to Enlarge.

  • The Outrageous Cost of Raising Kids

    It’s no secret that raising a child is expensive. Now, there’s government data that tells us just how expensive — in striking detail. From birth through seventeen years of age, parents can expect to spend an average $205,960 to $475,680, depending on their household income. You may not be surprised that the largest expense for a parent is housing — and that has been the case for the last five decades. How much more can you expect to spend on your mortgage or rent once your first bundle of joy arrives? Take a look at our infographic, where we break down the cost of moving to a house with one additional bedroom (even including the added cost of utilities for that bedroom) by region and income level, along with many other interesting details. Click to enlarge.

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