Apps to Make You More Productive [infographic]

October 27, 2014 |  by  |  Internet, Lifestyle, Tech  |  1 Comment
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Let’s face it, for some of us, procrastinating is a way of life. I have always one of those people who works best under pressure or on a short deadline. Unfortunately, this usually leads me to becoming very stressed out, and there have been a few times when I’ve just given up on something I’m working on. It’s not always the best solution, especially when it comes to work projects or school assignments.

If you’re anything like me, some of that time procrastinating is spent on your phone, on your tablet, or on your computer doing things that can usually wait. Fortunately for us in our tech-driven world, there are several applications – 44 to be exact – provided in this infographic that can help make you more productive. (Not sure where this infographic was when I didn’t turn a paper in on time a few weeks ago.)

The apps shown are broken into categories for all your anti-productivity needs. If you have problems keeping track of what you need to complete, maybe you can look into a to-do list app or a project management tool. Or maybe you just have entirely too much to do and need help keeping track of the time you spend on certain tasks. If that sounds familiar, maybe you should download a time management app. There are also applications for helping you stay focused, which could definitely be useful if you procrastinate like I do. One of them can even block certain URLs on your computer while you work on something, and another blocks social media. (I’m looking at you, Facebook.) The list also includes apps for goal tracking, file storage, reminders, and automating things online and mobile.

Basically, there’s a little something for everyone. So don’t worry if you’re a serial procrastinator. Just remember you’re not alone, and luckily for us, there’s an app (or several) for that.

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What to Do if You get Ebola [infographic]

October 26, 2014 |  by  |  Government, Health  |  No Comments
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This Ebola thing is out of control – and by out of control I mean the fear mongering is. Ebola is not a threat to mainstream America. Our healthcare system is much to advanced to let a real outbreak happen. Sure some isolated events may happen from sickly panicking individuals, but this virus should not garner this much media coverage.

Don’t get me wrong – ebola is a very serious sickness for those nations who aren’t capable of containing their outbreaks. That’s why I’m posting this infographic today. We are a global site and some of our viewers could be affected by this disease. Using logic and simple safety precautions when traveling in west Africa is all one needs to be safe from this virus.

Do take note on the infographic below – if you do know of someone who has these symptoms, be calm and help facilitate the procedures below. [via]

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Myths vs Facts About Chocolate [infographic]

October 25, 2014 |  by  |  Food  |  No Comments
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Eating chocolate is one of the best ways to end a long day. Personally, I like eating a big, milk chocolate candy bar. The sweetness will take away any sour taste left by the day’s activities. I try to eat just one or two bars per week, especially on Fridays. Yes, I have been told eating chocolate is bad for your health; chocolate will rot my teeth and cause acne. These are myths spread by parents to keep children from eating too much chocolate.

One such myth is blaming high cholesterol levels on chocolate. Research has revealed it is not the case, as chocolate increases the good cholesterol. Another myth is that chocolate causes headaches. Again, research has shown there is no link between eating chocolate and getting headaches. Another myth is that chocolate causes weight gain. Eating chocolate in moderation, along with healthy foods and exercise, will not cause weight gain.

Go ahead and eat the slice of chocolate cake or a piece of chocolate candy. Indulge in eating a chocolate candy bar every once in a while. Drink a glass of warm chocolate milk before bedtime to sleep better. Just remember to eat it in moderation and exercise.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder & Music [infographic]

October 24, 2014 |  by  |  Education, Music  |  No Comments
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There are a lot of unknowns about autism spectrum disorder (ASD). For every apparent truth that can be said about it, there is some exception or degree of uncertainty that comes with it. First, it’s known that autism has a primary basis in genetics, but it’s unsure exactly what causes it. Second is that more and more people are diagnosed with it every year, but it’s not clear whether this trend reflects the changes in diagnostic criteria or an actual rise in the frequency of the disorder. Either way it’s an issue that calls for more awareness because not only does it affect the quality of life for the individual and their families, but has made a startlingly apparent need for reform in special needs assistance in the education system.

It been shown time and time again how constructive music education is in all areas of cognitive development, but it also proves to be especially helpful to those with ASD. As showcased by this infographic, it basically boils down to the two most indicative symptoms across the spectrum of those with autism. Those being that ASD can be characterized mainly by poor ability to communicate and interact socially, along with being prone to repetitive behaviors and specific interests. Music is upheld as a universal language, something that transcends the need for words. Not only that but regardless of what your interests are, there is a type of music for you. The reason we have favorite songs is because they have the power to bring us back to a specific place or feeling. That kind of familiarity can find a very explicit type of relief in those who suffer from ASD. I could go on and on about how many songs they taught us in grade school to remember things like the alphabet, and how rhythm accesses areas of the brain normally reserved for unconscious functions like breathing and a beating heart, but ultimately what I’m trying to get across is that music is very important.

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Why Good Writing is Needed for Better Jobs [infographic]

October 23, 2014 |  by  |  Business, Education  |  No Comments
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I’m about to throw you for a loop. People who are good writers are better at their jobs, no matter what that job might be. Shocking, I know. Good writing skills are essential for any type of job you could possibly have. Why? Haven’t you ever composed an email to your boss? If it was full of grammatical errors, I bet they’re looking at you in a different light.

The way you write can say a lot about you. According to the research done by Grammarly for this infographic, writers make fewer errors than other professionals. They usually get paid better per job, too, especially if they’re into engineering and manufacturing. Who knew those fields needed strong writers?

Although this infographic focuses mainly on freelance writers of all backgrounds, the takeaway is still the same. Writing well will get you farther in life and your career than writing poorly. Never fear, though. If you need some help in the writing department, give the Grammarly website a visit. Not only will this writing-enhancement tool instantly proofread your text and correct your grammar mistakes, it also checks your content for plagiarism.

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