Call it a “case of the Mondays,” but surveys and studies show Americans’ happiness in the workplace decreasing each year. It is no coincidence that as job security ebbs happiness dissipates with it. But there are other factors to employee happiness at work, and the infographic below takes a stab at why you should care.
The infographic illustrates that happy and engaged employees do a better job at work and are more likely to stay in their jobs. It’s common sense, yet how many people hate their jobs because the corporate culture is thankless and depressing?
Scroll down to see if your current job is one of the top five happiest jobs (who knew that Biotechnology workers and Customer Service Representative were so darn happy?) and why Facebook is allegedly a positive force at work. Apparently, exposure to Facebook and other social media sites enhances both contentment and productivity. Perhaps I need to show this to my boss… [via]Share This Infographic
Sports are definitely a major part of our popular culture. Sports references are everywhere from catch phrases to constant sports related tweets. I must admit, I am not the most sports savy, but with a brother who played baseball, a brother who plays football and every other sport under the sun, a boyfriend who played soccer and a football team that is usually entertaining I am definitely no novice. One trend I have been seeing in the recent years that I don’t understand as well is fantasy sports.
Fantasy sports is definitely the rage in the sports world. Every weekend my boyfriend and friends are rushing to secure lineups, push trades and eventually rack up the most points. When a player gets injured they aren’t so much worried about their well being but how it will affect their fantasy score. While watching sunday football we have to flip back and forth to almost every game to see how everyone’s players are doing.
This infographic shows how big the craze has gotten. With a 60% increase since 2007 and $800 million dollar spending each year, there is no denying the popularity of trend. If you are a sports fan and haven’t joined a fantasy league, I suggest going to to Yahoo Sports asap! [Via]Share This Infographic
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to picking a Halloween costume I am not the most proactive. Whether it be shopping for a costume or even deciding what I want to be that year. Out of the past three years I think I have only had one costume selected before the night of, and it was only the day before that I had one that year. However not everyone procrastinates their costumes like I do.
At the afterschool program I work, as soon as October started the kids began asking what costume I had chosen to wear for Halloween. Some of the better suggestions I was offered included robot, skeleton, dinosaur, and some others. Department stores start their preparation way before any of us are even ready to accept the Summer is over and soon after Thanksgiving is shoved down our throats. Don’t get me wrong I love holidays, but the way they are commercialized these days just takes the joy out of them.
Today’s infographic A Costume for Every Era: 500 years of cultural inspiration gives us a look at the costumes we have worn over the ages and their inspiration. While one of today’s more popular costumes may be Angry Birds back in the 16th century Queen Elizabeth was one of the more popular costumes. Enjoy today’s infographic and let us know what you are planning for Halloween here! [Halloween Express]Share This Infographic
I’m not sure if you have noticed, but central Texas has been on fire for most of the summer. We have been berated by constant threats of flare-ups and extreme fire warnings. Barbeques across the state have been wrapped in caution tape, soccer moms would yell at you for lighting a cigarette and a constant smokestack billowed from the horizon, but finally it seems the fires are dying down. Unfortunately they have left a scar that all of central Texas feels. One of our post popular parks, The Bastrop State Park, has had its 6000 acres described as a ‘moonscape’. This park was beautiful, and it wasn’t just some park in Texas, it was THE park.
Everybody from Austin camps in Bastrop. Lost Pines, which is part of Bastrop State Park (and mostly for the Boyscouts) is rumored to be completely gone. I’ve been to camp there, I’ve had friends who have worked there and now it is gone. Almost everyone I grew up with has had some moment of their life at this place and some areas of the park are said to never recover from the fire.
In Austin multiple fires have burned in Northwest Austin, where I grew up. A few houses were burned down in an upper-middle class suburban neighborhood, luckily the firefighters were able to save 300 of those homes. Even a fire started a mile down the road from my house in San Marcos, Tx. It only gew to 15 acres mostly because of the rapid response of emergency personal. There were planes, helicopters and over 3 different county fire departments fighting the blaze. Only 2 houses had to evacuate and both were saved.
It is weird seeing a natural disaster get so close to home compared to watching the hurricanes and floods across the nation on TV. If you’d like to help out, head over to the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund. [Via]Share This Infographic
The title pretty much gives it away. Today’s infographic is all about dogs barking. If your dogs are anything like mine, you’re probably looking for a way to stop the endless barking (see section 5). Although most of my dogs’ barking is out of joy and good energy, it can still be rather frustrating to the ear drums.
If you’re also a cat fan, our Woof vs. Meow infographic might suit you better. Today is all about dogs. I love dogs. Every kind of dog. I want to hug every type of dog. I just love them all so much.
Whew! Sorry about that. Enough emotional ranting. Hope you enjoy today’s post, I definitely learned some new things about barking (although I disagree that an anti-barking drug should ever be used). Feel free to post funny dog videos in the comments below. [Via]Share This Infographic