I received an email from a friend today informing me that he had not gotten the Fulbright scholarship he had been counting on, had been let go from his 35 hour per week internship, had discovered the girl he adored throughout college had gotten engaged, and that he was certain–despite their unyielding love for him–that his parents would never understand his counterculture ways of pursuing his dreams.
The closing of his e-mail read, “I can go anywhere in the world come August and try to do anything I want, but how much will I be running from instead of running to? Lots of interesting decisions lie ahead.” Reading this email was like looking at a formula: shattered high hopes + college grad with mediocre job + idolized love demolished by reality + worrisome parents + detours from the mainstream + invincible dreams = millennials!
The truth is, we’re a generation bred by technology. It has opened doors for us, but it has also made us much less decisive. With information so readily available and new opportunities coming at us left and right, it’s hard to find what truly interests us. This infographic does a great job of outlining the millennial mindset within the workplace and the nature of our work ethic. It also discusses the importance of doing your research before taking that next step in your professional career. Only you can determine whether or not your next endeavor is the right one. Lots of interesting decisions lie ahead. [via]Share This Infographic
Everyone is aware of advertising, we see it just about anywhere and everywhere we go on a daily basis. Ads find their way into almost everything we see and hear, and one of the mediums in which they’re most prevalent is one of the classics: TV. Television advertising dates back to just about the same time that TV broadcast networks were established and they’ve only grown in number and variety since then.
Today’s infographic from Videology gives us a look at the past, present and future of television marketing and advertising. The standard TV season scheduling that we know today came about in 1948 when major network ABC started centering the beginnings of their seasons (and thus some of the most-watched advertisements for their network) at the same time that major auto manufacturers were releasing their new year’s line of automobiles: in the fall. Fast-forward several years to the early 2000′s and we see the Nielsen ratings system being implemented with DVRs and recorded programming to measure what is being watched now vs. what is being watched at a later time.
For more information on the history of TV advertising and marketing have a look at the infographic below. [Via]Share This Infographic
As the cliche goes, love is pain. We put ourselves through obstacle courses of pain and humiliation, in the hopes of finding that special someone. We let people into our lives when we’re at our most vulnerable, and most susceptible to emotional destruction. In the age of the internet, flirting, dating, hooking-up, and whatever else you’re into, has become easier to do than ever before. Sadly, dishonesty runs rampant on the pages of internet dating profiles. We’re all connected in ways that we never imagined possible, but we still have keep our guard up.
Today’s infographic warns us of the dangers of the internet scam known as “catfishing.” Every year millions of honest people are led to believe that they’ve met the love of their lives on internet dating websites. In the catfishing con, these hopeful individuals eventually discover that their significant other isn’t actually who they say they are, and they find themselves duped into spending thousands of dollars on a fictional person.
Loneliness is a soul-sucking emotion that many people will do anything to avoid. But when it comes to meeting people online, it is important to keep asking questions in order to avoid heartache, or a drained bank account.
Don’t take the catfishers’ bait and get hooked on a relationship that isn’t real. Read today’s infographic to stay safe in the world of internet dating, and avoid the bad fish in the sea. [Instant Checkmate]Share This Infographic
Jesus turned water into it, people stomp their feet to make it, and it can still be ingested after 200 years of proper storage. This distinctive beverage is wine. The practice of making wine has been around for 6,000 years and is still used for celebratory, religious and even health purposes. Wine is produced on every continent, except Antarctica. Wine production is especially prevalent in Italy, Spain and France. France even opened the first academic center devoted to studying wine.
I grew up drinking Manischewitz wine during communion at my family church. Now that I am finally 21, my world is opening up to the plethora of wines to choose from. Unfortunately, the concord wine I enjoyed at church (which is practically grape juice) did not make the menu of different wines in the infographic for today. I will have to expose my palate to the world of wine, and the amazing amount of thought that is put into pairing it with food to make a meal perfect. Looks like the fixings for a great dinner party!
Taking on new staff? Need to be closer to clients? Is the commute killing you and your employees? There comes a time in many a business when you need to move office. It might have been just right at the start, but for whatever reason, your situation has changed and it is now appropriate to locate your business elsewhere. They frequently say that moving house can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s lifetime, but if you’re an office manager or a business owner then moving office might be just as intimidating!
But what if you had a step by step checklist to help ease you through the upheaval process? From solicitors to schedules, teams to tasks, and employees to equipment – there is plethora factors and elements that you have to consider. This infographic takes a detailed look at everything you need to make sure that the move from old office to new is as swift and as stress free as possible. [Via]Share This Infographic