8 Unsettling Facts About Horrible Bosses [infographic]

December 5, 2014 |  by  |  Business  |  No Comments
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Bad bosses – we’ve all been there. They’re loud, they’re cruel, they don’t appreciate you, and they chastise you for no good reason. Learning to manage a team of people usually takes a good mentor in the first place. Bad bosses spawn more bad bosses. Your boss may suck right now, but I guarantee their boss isn’t too kind either.

Learning how to be a good leader takes observation, communication, and responsibility. Obviously our corporate leaders aren’t practicing these characteristics well enough: 50 percent of employees of bad bosses plan on finding a different place to work. This number is huge. The loss of talent that comes from bad management just isn’t worth it.

A solution for horrible bosses can be simple. Training. Those higher up in the organization need to set goals and responsibilities for lower management positions and train them how to treat their team to meet said goals.

In the past we’ve published the 12 Outstanding Personality Traits of a Great Boss, where you can check out some of the good facts about your workplace leader.

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Common Garage Door Issues [infographic]

December 4, 2014 |  by  |  Education, Lifestyle  |  2 Comments
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Is your garage ready for the winter? Nature can be an ugly beast, and you definitely don’t want your car to be ruined by the elements. So, grab your tools, WD-40, and let’s head to the garage!

One of the most common troubles a garage door faces is a broken set of torsion springs. These usually break down and become rusty simply because of the wear and tear of time. It is important that you check them every now and then, because you don’t want them to bust while the door is moving!

Warped or misaligned tracks, however, need to be taken care of ASAP. Take it from someone who has spent four hours trying to knock a door back in place because the wheels came off the track. It is not fun. And also from personal experience (as I am now realizing I’ve fixed several garage doors), bending it back into place can work, but honestly, it’s probably time for a new track. If not, you will be dealing with that stupid warped piece every two or three days, until eventually, your entire door is broken.

Springs are another big one. Most injuries caused by garage doors result from faulty springs. If they are rusty, replace them. You do not want to take a chance with those springs busting while you’re trying to pull out and having the entire door slide down onto your car.

Now, I have imparted to you my knowledge of garage doors. This infographic will fill you in on the rest.

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Holiday Hiring 101: The Ultimate Breakdown of Seasonal Jobs [infographic]

December 2, 2014 |  by  |  eCommerce, Holiday  |  No Comments
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Now that it’s past Thanksgiving, we have the right to blast you with an extremely high volume of holiday themed infographics – this one may actually be worth your time. The holiday season creates millions of temporary jobs, mostly in retail, but transportation and logistics hire tens of thousands of extra help as well.

A ton of these seasonal jobs are filled by the young adult. My cousin is working back home just for the month of December before she heads back to her college town to finish up school. A lot of times these seasonal jobs will pay a little better than the normal retail floor gig. This is due to the competition retailers face when they all need more help at once.

The extra hands are justified when the holiday season makes up about 20 percent of annual retail sales in America. Malls are packed; parcel delivery services are swamped. My Amazon Prime took FOUR DAYS to reach my house instead of two. What a hard life. Black Friday contributes a ton to the holiday spending frenzy, but the online realm is taking it to the next level. Sales aren’t just on ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ anymore. Some stretch the entire weekend; other retailers are having huge sales run for weeks, with different discounts depending on the day. With all this money out there, there’s no reason not to catch a little bit of it yourself. Go see what seasonal jobs are available in your area. [Via]

Holiday Hiring 101: The Ultimate Breakdown of Seasonal Jobs [infographic]

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Christmas Tree Facts [infographic]

December 1, 2014 |  by  |  Holiday  |  1 Comment
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Christmas is around the corner, and one of the first items we get is a Christmas tree. The Christmas tree is a symbol of love and happiness. A Christmas tree is a place to set our gifts, and a place to gather to open those gifts. Decorating the tree is a family tradition in many households. Everyone has lasting memories of decorating a Christmas tree with friends and family. This infographic has a comprehensive picture of Christmas tree history.

Some interesting facts about Christmas trees include that they were sold for the first time in 1851. Another is that more than 85 percent of fake trees come from China. Or that President Teddy Roosevelt banned Christmas trees from the White House because of environmental reasons. A Christmas tree takes seven to ten years to mature. As a benefit for allergy sufferers, Christmas trees remove pollen and dust from the air.

Take care of those Christmas trees and they will provide memories that will last for many years. Remember, a Christmas tree is more than a place to keep presents. They are one of the symbols of the holidays and a reminder of times past, present, and future. I will end with a quote from a famous poem, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.”

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9 Hacks for Movie Snacks [infographic]

November 30, 2014 |  by  |  Entertainment, Health, Movies  |  1 Comment
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One of my favorite things about the holidays – aside from the pumpkin, sweaters and family time – is going to see all of the awesome movies that start showing in November and December. Awards season is upon us, so there will undoubtedly be a lot of great movies playing, but I’m most excited about seeing The Hobbit in high frame rate 3D at Alamo Drafthouse.

Speaking of, it’s amazing that there are so many options for theaters. Going to Alamo Drafthouse for drinks, dinner and/or snacks is by far my favorite, but standard theaters have their own appeal. Sometimes you just want movie theater popcorn with butter, a soda and some Cookie Dough Bites. Unfortunately, most movie food is pretty unhealthy. According to the infographic, some movies snacks can be up to 1,200 calories, and are often full of sodium, sugar and fat.

Never fear, the infographic also provides some tips to follow that can prevent you from completely ruining your diet. You can leave the butter or extra salt off the popcorn, and skip the soda in favor of water. Another good option is to eat before the movie, or make a plan to eat immediately once it’s over. And if you’re really feeling daring, you can bring your own snacks from home. (I may or may not do it myself occasionally.)

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