Discovering Good Posture [infographic]

October 4, 2012 |  by  |  Health  |  2 Comments
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Here’s a great and interesting infographic that everyone can benefit from: bad posture. Back problems are a common ailment in society today. Even at 21, I’ve had some terrible knots in my back between the shoulder blades. Perhaps it’s the stress our generation is going through, or 8am-4pm desk jobs; back pain is on the rise. According to this infographic, bad posture is the culprit.

I’ve been a cellist for a long time now, so I defiantly know my back pain stems from poor posture during rehearsals. However, I can at least find some relief from today’s infographic. Not only does it what list what creates bad posture, it also lays out some great tips on how to help improve it and alleviate pain. [via]

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A Storm of Confusion: What People Really Think About Cloud Computing [infographic]

October 3, 2012 |  by  |  Tech  |  No Comments
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“What is the cloud?” I hear that question a lot when speaking to my non-nerd friends. I try to explain it the best I can, but I usually just call it magic and point them to Google Music. The cloud is used almost daily by all of us. We even have our own Daily Infographic server in the cloud.

Two years ago at South by Southwest there was plenty of talk about how the cloud was going to revolutionize the technology industry. Two years ago the cloud was already going strong, and if the techies at South By didn’t know the vast usage of the cloud two years ago, it explains why 32% of the population still think the cloud “is a thing of the future”.

I am taking an information and technology class at my university and the cloud has been a big topic. I was surprised when I was one of the only students who actually knew what the cloud was and we definitely had a few people pretend to understand it in class. No surprise when the data shows over 20% of Americans had pretended as well.

The cloud is with us everyday and will continue to be there. Always raining information on its patrons.
[Citrix Cloud]

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College Student Spending Habits [infographic]

October 2, 2012 |  by  |  Education  |  No Comments
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As a college student I know a lot of the spending habits without looking at today’s infographic. Discretionary spending is an area I know way too many students pour money into. Bars, fast food, movies, and activities can really add up, and I’m not an exception.

A part of the data that surprised me was the fact that students spend more on room and board than tuition. Attending college in a smaller town, my rent and food prices are pretty cheap. Tuition is usually a few hundred dollars more a year, but for those living in a large city – rent prices can be double or triple what I pay.

Financial education is very important and even though financial responsibility has been stressed my whole life, a ton of other students never had the privilege. I know to never get a credit card, only spend what you make and to live within my means. Credit card companies set up shop on campus and tell kids they can have free money. Why say no to that? Another big part of financial responsibility is keeping up with monthly fees. Car insurance, bank fees and even Netflix can be reassessed and renegotiated. Switching insurance providers and dropping your cable company can lead to hundreds of dollars saved in only a few hours. [Nationwide]

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Instagram Marketing [infographic]

October 2, 2012 |  by  |  Internet, Marketing  |  4 Comments
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Instagram is a hit. As we have seen in previous posts, Instagram has generated a lot of buzz, a lot of users and has given millions access to pretty images. These visually inspired users are a perfect target for Instagram Marketing, if you know how to do it right.

Companies have started using the handy photo-editing app as yet another means of social media marketing. At a branding level, Instagram can be used to emotionally engage customers, show the world the “human side” of your company, encourage interaction with customers and ultimately reach a large audience of social media savy users. Like all social media platforms, when a campaign is executed with precision and creativity, Instagram becomes more than just an app. It becomes a powerful marketing tool.

Today’s infographic gives you step by step instructions, allowing you to create a successful marketing campaign using Instagram. Follow these easy steps and your followers will turn into customers. When you decide that your company is ready to add Instagram to your marketing plan, read this helpful infographic and remember to curate, snap, hashtag, engage and repeat. [Via]

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Changes in U.K. Retirement [Infographic]

October 1, 2012 |  by  |  Business, Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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As most of us know, retirement and social security are two major issues/concerns for full-time workers in America. As policies change and expand, some people now are less certain than before about what they can expect in their golden years.

As today’s infographic from SurveyCompare.net shows us, Americans aren’t the only ones who can expect changes to their retirement procedures in the near future: our friends across the pond in the U.K. are doing some changes of their own.

Retirement age in the U.K. is currently 60 years for women and 65 years for men; with planned gradual increases, men and women will both be retiring at 65 by 2018 and 66 by 2020. Not everyone in the U.K. workforce is even sure they want to retire, though. People surveyed ages 18-24 were the least likely to retire with only 7.4% saying they do plan on retiring, and people 55 years and older were the most likely to retire at 47%.

For more information on the retirement tendencies in the U.K. refer to the infographic below. [Via]

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