Myths vs Facts About Chocolate [infographic]

October 25, 2014 |  by  |  Food  |  No Comments
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Eating chocolate is one of the best ways to end a long day. Personally, I like eating a big, milk chocolate candy bar. The sweetness will take away any sour taste left by the day’s activities. I try to eat just one or two bars per week, especially on Fridays. Yes, I have been told eating chocolate is bad for your health; chocolate will rot my teeth and cause acne. These are myths spread by parents to keep children from eating too much chocolate.

One such myth is blaming high cholesterol levels on chocolate. Research has revealed it is not the case, as chocolate increases the good cholesterol. Another myth is that chocolate causes headaches. Again, research has shown there is no link between eating chocolate and getting headaches. Another myth is that chocolate causes weight gain. Eating chocolate in moderation, along with healthy foods and exercise, will not cause weight gain.

Go ahead and eat the slice of chocolate cake or a piece of chocolate candy. Indulge in eating a chocolate candy bar every once in a while. Drink a glass of warm chocolate milk before bedtime to sleep better. Just remember to eat it in moderation and exercise.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder & Music [infographic]

October 24, 2014 |  by  |  Education, Music  |  No Comments
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There are a lot of unknowns about autism spectrum disorder (ASD). For every apparent truth that can be said about it, there is some exception or degree of uncertainty that comes with it. First, it’s known that autism has a primary basis in genetics, but it’s unsure exactly what causes it. Second is that more and more people are diagnosed with it every year, but it’s not clear whether this trend reflects the changes in diagnostic criteria or an actual rise in the frequency of the disorder. Either way it’s an issue that calls for more awareness because not only does it affect the quality of life for the individual and their families, but has made a startlingly apparent need for reform in special needs assistance in the education system.

It been shown time and time again how constructive music education is in all areas of cognitive development, but it also proves to be especially helpful to those with ASD. As showcased by this infographic, it basically boils down to the two most indicative symptoms across the spectrum of those with autism. Those being that ASD can be characterized mainly by poor ability to communicate and interact socially, along with being prone to repetitive behaviors and specific interests. Music is upheld as a universal language, something that transcends the need for words. Not only that but regardless of what your interests are, there is a type of music for you. The reason we have favorite songs is because they have the power to bring us back to a specific place or feeling. That kind of familiarity can find a very explicit type of relief in those who suffer from ASD. I could go on and on about how many songs they taught us in grade school to remember things like the alphabet, and how rhythm accesses areas of the brain normally reserved for unconscious functions like breathing and a beating heart, but ultimately what I’m trying to get across is that music is very important.

[BNBMusicLessons.com]

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Why Good Writing is Needed for Better Jobs [infographic]

October 23, 2014 |  by  |  Business, Education  |  No Comments
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I’m about to throw you for a loop. People who are good writers are better at their jobs, no matter what that job might be. Shocking, I know. Good writing skills are essential for any type of job you could possibly have. Why? Haven’t you ever composed an email to your boss? If it was full of grammatical errors, I bet they’re looking at you in a different light.

The way you write can say a lot about you. According to the research done by Grammarly for this infographic, writers make fewer errors than other professionals. They usually get paid better per job, too, especially if they’re into engineering and manufacturing. Who knew those fields needed strong writers?

Although this infographic focuses mainly on freelance writers of all backgrounds, the takeaway is still the same. Writing well will get you farther in life and your career than writing poorly. Never fear, though. If you need some help in the writing department, give the Grammarly website a visit. Not only will this writing-enhancement tool instantly proofread your text and correct your grammar mistakes, it also checks your content for plagiarism.

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How Much Traffic Do Top Websites Get Per Day? [infographic]

October 22, 2014 |  by  |  Business, eCommerce, Marketing  |  1 Comment
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Have you ever wondered how many traffickers the top online corporate entities receive on a daily basis? With the advent of the Internet age, small company owners (especially small tech-web based companies) have assigned particular importance to measuring their daily traffic rates, and rightly so.

The Internet has become a business’s most easily accessible tool for advertising, marketing, data analysis, creative freedom – you name it. Additionally, the amount of Internet users across the globe continues to increase at an exponential rate, deeming your website’s daily hits rate even more important. According to internetlivestats.com, the amount of Internet users has sky-rocketed from 2 billion users in 2010 to almost 3 billion in 2014. That’s a whopping billion more users in just four years! That coupled with the eminently increasing dominance of Internet advertising, it has become imperative for companies to find the most efficient ways to not only track their website’s daily hits, but more importantly, to find a way to increase them.

You won’t be able to compete with the likes of corporate monsters like Google (6.5 million hits per day) or Facebook (4.4 million hits per day), but the facts don’t lie: the most successful web-based companies receive the most daily trafficking. The more visits to your site, the higher the demand for paid advertisements from outside companies. Also, the better your stats sheet looks, the more likely that corporate investor you’ve been brown-nosing for the past year will supply you with additional funding. However you want to look at it though, monitoring your company’s daily traffic and finding ways to increase it will only lead to better things for the future of your business.

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The Single Man’s Finances [infographic]

October 21, 2014 |  by  |  Finance, Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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If only Beyonce had written “Single Gentlemen” instead of “Single Ladies,” this infographic would have a companion ballad. I guess to make up for it, go read “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. Then go into the woods and write your own poem about the beauty of individual freedom. Then burn it. And now read this article.

The number of single men in the U.S. is on the rise. The only problem with that is married men typically earn more than single men. But think about that for a moment. A lot of married men are supporting families. Single men only have to support themselves. And what a relieving thought that is. The older I get, the less I want to get married. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to some day, but when I think about all of the problems of having a wife and children, I want to be self-centered for just a little longer.

I think of myself as a little kid, and the way I treated my parents. And my parents raised five kids. I just think about all that stress; I mean, I can’t even clean my own room. The only time I do clean it is when I’m having a lady-friend over. That’s just the best perk of being single. As long as you can pull the right moves, you will always have company as far as women go, and not get tired of the same one. I’m not saying that having a girlfriend gets old, because I’ve enjoyed having girlfriends in the past, but it is nice to have options.

But that’s not really the point of this infographic. In fact, this one makes being single look irresponsible to some degree, but I like to talk about me, so thanks for reading. Now check out this dope infographic! [via]

 

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