Vaccination Nation [infographic]

May 29, 2012 |  by  |  Health  |  3 Comments
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Vaccines have been a topic of debate for quite some time. Many parents opt out of vaccinating their children because of scientific rumors, some feel that ancient diseases no longer need vaccinations because of their rarity. Other parents vaccinate their children willingly and unvaccinated playmates cause parents to fear for their child’s health. The MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine has sparked controversy after a physician published a paper linking it to autism. This has been widely discredited both by government researchers and private researchers, but the publicity and effect carries on.

As seen in the infographic, some parents are not following CDC suggested vaccine schedules. Parents are skipping doses, delaying vaccines, waiting between consecutive vaccinations and refusing the vaccinations all together. This has an effect on the unvaccinated children as well as their vaccinated playmates. 68% of those diagnosed with measles from 2004-2008 refused vaccinations.

Parental reasons for straying from CDC recommended vaccinations vary, including more control over their child’s health, avoiding unnecessary vaccines, safety and side effects. While parents do have ultimate control over their child’s health, everyone should make educated decisions about health and wellness. While following a recommended schedule blindly may not be the best route, doing research and having a plan are important to consider when the consequences can affect both your child health and the health of others. For all of you parents, do you vaccinate? Why or why not? [Via]

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Politicians and Their Drug Use [infographic]

May 28, 2012 |  by  |  Entertainment, Politics  |  1 Comment
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With the primary coming up tomorrow here in Texas I thought it would be appropriate to post a political infographic today. While its not necessarily the most relevant infographic it is a pretty entertaining one. Today’s infographic Drug Use Among Politicians lists a couple of politicians who have admitted to drug use in their past. While I’m not sure where I stand on the issue politicians and the drug use is a major factor in selecting our elected officials. Because holding office, especially the president’s is considered prestigious those holding it are held to a higher standard by those electing them. Which makes since, we wouldn’t want some junkie or alcoholic leading us. Although Churchill managed to do a decent job overseas.

Some of the officials mentioned in today’s infographic are current president Barack Obama, former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, as well as Mayor Bloomberg from New York. All of these men have admitted to smoking marijuana and don’t seem to be too remorseful about it.

I personally judge an official based on what they do in office. Something I feel a lot of reasonable Americans do. Whatever these politicians do in their personal life is their business. As long as they are doing their job when they are in office I’d have to say I’m pretty satisfied. Anyway enjoy today’s infographic and don’t forget to share. [via]

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Working Tunes: What You Should Listen to on the Job [Infographic]

May 27, 2012 |  by  |  Business, Lifestyle, Music  |  11 Comments
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Depending on what type of job you might have, different songs and types of music can have varying effects on your productivity or working environment as a whole. For instance, while heavy metal might not be the best choice for, say, a kindergarten teacher, a trucker driving cross-country might benefit from the loud, fast music as it will help him stay alert and awake.

If you’re a desk jockey who works with boring numbers all day there is really nothing you shouldn’t listen to, as long as the song has a beat. If you’re working with programming, though, the ability to stay focused is important so you might want to skip over the heavier tracks or punk songs.

Today’s flowchart-style infographic comes from audio equipment outlet Sonos and gives you a chance to see what music might (and might not) be best-suited for your particular work environment.

For more examples and to see what tunes your job might be best suited for please refer to the infographic below. [Via]

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Breakfast Cereal [infographic]

May 26, 2012 |  by  |  Food, Health  |  2 Comments
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I love cereal. I could easily live off of it for the rest of my life. However, in an attempt to achieve the summer body I’ve always wanted, I’ve abstained from by beloved cereal for the past 3 months. It’s been crazy hard, but I sure as hell am not missing all those carbs that come with it. Yesterday however, in a moment of weakness, I purchased by favorite frosted mini wheat cereal and consumed the entire box in two days. I felt a lot of guilt after this, but I more felt a warm happiness in having my most favorite cereal. This got me wondering, does cereal offer any kind of nutritional benefit, or am I feeling this guilt for no reason?

Today’s infographic compares how much breakfast cereal would equal to the amount of sugar in other snacks. It also gives an overview of what types of cereal contains the most carbs and sugar. The information didn’t make me feel any better about my cereal binge, but hey, it was delicious and I don’t regret it. I’ve come to learn that just like other great things, cereal is good in moderation. Now excuse me while I go and make myself a bowl of cereal. [via]

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The Facebook IPO: Here’s What All The Buzz is About [infographic]

May 25, 2012 |  by  |  Business  |  3 Comments
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With Facebook going public and a driven founder focused on long-term success why isn’t everyone frantically buying it up? Since the offering the value has dropped slightly. Maybe this was just a correct valuation by Facebook and that’s why the price hasn’t risen. Maybe people see Facebook as a fad, and no threat to Microsoft, Google and other big tech stocks.

Maybe FB will stick around forever? (the timeline feature makes it seem that way). When we are dead and gone, a great-grandchild will find out they inherit a few shares of Facebook – instantly rich?

I think Facebook will be a great company for many years, but they will have their challenges. I wonder if Zuckerberg will start replacing Gates as the tech market’s main mogul. [Via]

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