Got Milk? [infographic]

June 26, 2012 |  by  |  Food, Lifestyle  |  5 Comments
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How much do you know about milk? Prior to this infographic, I must admit that my knowledge was pretty limited. I drink milk occasionally, at best. I probably eat an average of five bowls of cereal a year and drink a few glasses a month. My borhters, on the other hand, are the complete opposite. They devour cereal like it’s going out of style. The two of them probably average a gallon a day. Which is a half gallon a day per brother. Yikes!

Now for some milky knowledge. Milk hits your grocery store in just two days, making it the freshest beverage. Humans over 9 years of age should drink 3 glasses of milk per day, which means I better get to the grocery and up my milk intake. Milk is also an excellent source of calcium, riboflavin, vitamin d, phosphorus, vitamin b-12 and many more. These health benefits just can’t be beat! Lets drink some milk, preferably with some cookies. ;) [Via]

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Monthly Infographic Idea Contest [Infographic World]

June 25, 2012 |  by  |  Marketing  |  1 Comment
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We receive hundreds of infographic idea submissions every week, and I wish we had the time and people to bring some of these ideas to life…..WELL NOW WE DO!

We’ve partnered with Infographic World to host an infographic idea submission contest. The rules are very simple; come up with an awesome idea for a custom infographic. Submit your idea at:

http://infographicworld.com/infographic-submission-contest/

Let us know in as much detail as you can/would like what the infographic would be about. Each month we will select our favorite idea and build it. The winning person will be mentioned by name on both our site and Infographic World, as well as on the infographic itself (if you want to be named).

Can’t wait to see your ideas and build them for you. Click the image below to be taken to the submission portal.

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The Wireless Tipping Point [infographic]

June 25, 2012 |  by  |  Business, Tech  |  2 Comments
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I’m only 22 and in my lifetime I have seen more and more things become wireless. Everything from video game controllers to the popularization of cell phones. In today’s world wires are simply something we no longer have time for, they’re just another things for our dogs to chew on or for us to trip over. Today’s infographic predicts wireless traffic will surpass wired traffic by 2015, with 54% of traffic coming from wired devices. Farming, something that seems so old school but necessary has adopted wireless technologies. Wireless sensors in the fields alert farmers when insect populations are starting to get out of control.

The last half of today’s infographic outlines how the beer industry had adopted wireless technologies to efficiently make, distribute, and sell their product. The next time you crack open a beer remember that there were about 55 wireless devices that went into the creation of your beverage. Ranging from remote activated water pumps on the farm to point of sell inventory tracking at the store or a wireless devices letting bar owners know when it is time to change out the keg.

As industries adapt and apply wireless technologes to every aspect of their business employees are doing the same. Out of all the wireless devices taken to work more than 80% typically connect to the internet. [via]

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Wireless Tipping Point

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The Pros and Cons of Freelancing [Infographic]

June 24, 2012 |  by  |  Business, Lifestyle  |  2 Comments
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I love to write. I always have and I imagine that I always will; it’s something that’s fun for me and if I can make some extra money doing it, that’s even better. I know that many of you reading this enjoy writing as well, so hopefully you find today’s infographic about the exciting field of freelance writing from mashable.com as interesting as I did.

The graphic, made as a collaboration between JESS3 and 24Seven, gives a good idea as to what potential freelancers can expect coming into this particular field, both the good and the bad.

The main reason many freelancers gave for their job happiness is the salary, which is not surprising since freelancers are expecting a 55% increase in pay this year. That pay bump combined with the freedom of their schedule and other benefits adds up to a pretty sweet-sounding job.

On the other hand, many freelancers also find it difficult to stay relevant, and it’s not like they’re totally off the hook on their schedule; they still have the same grueling deadlines as folks with traditional writing occupations. Thanks to these factors, writers who are in their first year of freelance work are often more likely to accept traditional employment versus people who have been freelancing for many years.

So if you’re a writer, freelancing could be a great experience for you or it might not be so great, but either way it definitely sounds like quite an experience and something you’ll remember for a long time.

For more info on the ups and downs of freelance writing refer to the infographic below. [Via]

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The Universe Top To Bottom: The Scale of Our Solar System [infographic]

June 23, 2012 |  by  |  Education, Mind-Blowing  |  5 Comments
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I’ve been taking summer school courses in Astronomy this summer and boy has it been an eye-opener. Learning about the composition of stars, planets, and pretty much everything in the known universe has been fascinating to me. It’s hard to imagine and put into perspective just how vast (and mostly empty) our entire universe is, but this infographic at least sheds some light on just how big our solar system is.

From the rocky terrestrial Planets – heated craters of Mercury, hellish Venus, familiar Earth, and the faded glory of Mars – to the Gaseous Jovian Planets – giant Jupiter, beautiful Saturn, sideways Uranus and lonely Neptune – all the way out toward the Dwarf Planets – the club member Pluto all the way out to Eris, our furthest reaching planet orbiting the sun (taking almost 557 Earth years to complete one full orbit!). Our Solar System in itself is quite a journey. Launched almost 35 years ago, the Voyager 1 probe has traveled past our planets and beyond, but not even come close to one light-year away (distance at which light travels in one year) from Earth. Though, with probes like Voyager and it’s subsequent companions, we are now able to scan much more of the universe than ever before. It’ll only a matter of time before we finally find an extraterrestrial planet like our own. [Via]

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