‘Tis the Season for Shopping [infographic]

November 30, 2012 |  by  |  Holiday  |  No Comments
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One of the shopping trends I can relate to in today’s infographic is online shopping. With 43% of shoppers expected to spend as much online as in-store the cyber-sales may start to really chip away at brick-and-mortar sales. I know I will probably spend more online this year than in store. It is just easier, and with discounts over 40% happening at many retailers’ online stores, the deals are hard to pass up.

Mobile media has also changed the holiday shopping game. With ipads and smartphones, people can price check items in real-time at the store. They can compare prices to every single online retailer and usually can find something cheaper.

During a slow-to-recover economy, holiday shopping can be a huge burden on shoppers shoulders. Finding the right gift for the right price can be exceptionally challenging. Hopefully today’s infographic can help you pick out the right stuff. [KeltonGlobal]

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Vehicle Theft [infographic]

November 30, 2012 |  by  |  Crime  |  No Comments
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I’ve been lucky when it comes to theft so far in my life. Besides a stolen ipod here or there, I’ve never experienced a real theft from my car or my home. The town I live in now is relatively small and doesn’t have too much crime. Its nice to never feel threatened when walking in dark alleys late at night or thinking my window will be smashed in every night.

Although I’ve been lucky, a look at today’s infographic shows a lot of people haven’t. I’ve always heard that Honda Accords and Civics were the most stolen cars in America. I never knew why, but I have a hunch it is because of just how easy the steal would be. Small cheap cars usually don’t have expensive anti-theft systems and because so many people have them, learning the tricks of hot-wiring the vehicle may not be so difficult.

After market alarms and tracking systems are the best way to keep a vehicle safe. Investing in those safety measures can saves thousands of dollars down the road. [DandLock]

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The Ultimate Workout Nutrition Guide [infographic]

November 29, 2012 |  by  |  Food, Health  |  1 Comment
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Behold the bible for every person on the quest to lose weight! Today’s infographic tells you what the best meals to eat pre, and post workout, for both cardio and strength training. Many people draw blank when trying to figure out when to consume their protein drink or what meals to eat before and after their work-out. I know I was really confused when it came out to picking out a protein supplement. I probably spent about 20 minutes in the aisles reading the backs of labels before I realized that their all the same darn thing. And trying to figure out when to drink it?? To many options!

Today’s infographic will get rid off all your questions concerning nutrition and help you adapt to a more beneficial diet. I’m hoping this will help me crash through the wall I’v hit with my workouts, maybe eating the correct foods will help me get the most out of my runs. Hopefully it does the same for you, enjoy! [via]

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Your Technology is Keeping You Awake [Infographic]

November 28, 2012 |  by  |  Health, Tech  |  2 Comments
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It’s getting to that time of the year where we realize procrastination has gotten the best of us and we need to cram for all of the finals that we have. Be warned though, late-night screen staring can seriously mess with your sleep cycle! Whether it’s late night study session or just a night-cap Netflix episode or Facebook statuses to fall asleep to, looking at a computer screen shortly before bed could be very unhealthy. In fact, the act of checking texts, emailing, Facebooking, or anything else on the web before bed has become a habit for over 95% of survey participants! This probably includes you too.

How do all of these things keep you from a good night’s sleep you ask? Well for one thing, when your mind is obsessed with checking messages constantly, it can effect your head – one in two people say that if they wake in the night for no reason, they’ll check their phone right away. But what about my netflix? Surely Netflix before bed can’t be too bad right? Well, the fact is that two-hour exposure to light from electronic displays suppresses melatonin by 22%! This doesn’t just affect your sleep but also stress and depressive symptoms. Consider using flux to dim that electronic display or just make a conscious effort not to use your computer too close to bed-time!

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Sys Admins Revealed! [infographic]

November 27, 2012 |  by  |  Tech  |  No Comments
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Have you every wondered about the faces behind the IT department? Who fixes your computer and keeps your work day running smoothly. Today’s infographic gives you the inside scoop on some of the handiest employees at your company. Solarwinds conducted a study, revealing the ins and outs of a typical systems administrator.

There are many quirky facts noted in today’s infographic. Did you know that the majority of systems administrators are PC users, Android users and love Batman. They like to hang with friends and family, play Call of Duty on Xbox and drink beer.

Additionally, there are some work struggles facing systems administrators. 22% feel they are paid too little and 16% are concerned about their increasing workload. Fortunately, those going into the industry find satisfaction in helping others and problem solving, so the benefits often outweigh the cons. Are you a systems administrator? Do you agree with the findings? We would love to know! [Via]

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