Did you know that acetaminophen is found in more than 600 different prescription and over-the-counter medicines? It’s in pain relievers, fever reducers and sleep aids, as well as cough, cold and flu medicines. More than 50 million Americans use an acetaminophen-containing medicine each week.
Acetaminophen is safe and effective when used as directed, but there’s a limit to how much you can take in one day: 4,000 milligrams. Taking more than the maximum daily dose is an overdose and can lead to liver damage. Each year, acetaminophen overdose is associated with an estimated 56,000 emergency room visits and 26,000 hospitalizations.
Education is a key step to driving safe medicine use and preventing overdose. Today’s infographic from the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition shows three common mistakes that people can make when taking acetaminophen, and provides four simple steps to make sure you use it safely: 1) always read and follow your medicine labels; 2) know if your medicines contain acetaminophen; 3) never take two medicines with acetaminophen at the same time; and 4) ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you have any questions.
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Everyone loves a good vacation. Some of my fondest memories come from car trips taken with my family as a youngster. We used to travel from Austin, Texas to the Wolf Creek Ski area in Colorado for Christmas every year. I would always stock up on my video games and books to read for the car trip, as well as play silly road games with my family (like the ‘guess what animal I’m thinking of’ game and the ‘tell a story one person/one word at a time’ game, among others). Despite the troubles that can arise from natural tension of being in an enclosed space with your family for an extended period of time, in the end, I always enjoyed my trips as a kid. This infographic below has some cool ideas and tips to ensure that your vacation is the best it can possibly be!
Mostly the infographic is a mix of suggestions as well as polls and statistics about vacations from a kid’s perspective. I had never really thought about it, but vacations are really good for letting your kids be more independent. For instance, letting them pack their own things to be responsible for, in addition to being an active part of family planning, can be great sources for growth in a young child’s life. All in all, this infographic has some great advice for families thinking about taking a trip on the road or flight. [Alamo Rental]
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Powers rise and fall. With regularity, we find ways to try and stay on top. Fortunately for you, a long time ago people started to study power and some of the components of what makes it work. One of the ways is currency.
In this Knowledge to Action infographic, we learn about the Forex Market, from its “humble beginnings” to its’ incredible success today.
As early as the 7th Century, metal coins became the physical means of making transactions. Flash-forward to 1879, the U.S. used what was known as the Gold Standard and Bretton Woods as a way of making sure prices were relative to that of another currency. However, they came to be seen as inefficient and ended in 1971.
With the creation of computers and the World Wide Web, trading money and goods became commonplace and that much easier for consumers to interact with. In 1989, the Forex market was profiting $620 billion! In 10 years that nearly doubled, jumping into the trillions.
The system adapts to whichever currency is worth the most and encourages the trading of other currency. Knowledge to Action finds that as much as $5.3 trillion can be traded daily. This is far more than what Wall Street can do in a month!
In an ever changing world with increasing interconnectedness, making an income that also brings an international experience is right at your fingertips. To learn more, visit knowledgetoaction.com.au/ to learn how you can hop onto the global market. [Knowledge To Action]
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I can confidently say I survived my college years with a pretty solid GPA in four years. Don’t get me wrong. I tried to like coffee; the warm aroma and fun little Keurig K-cups really tempted me towards the dark side. It’s just that coffee never sat well with me. As a naturally hyper-active person, coffee seemed to just exemplify my energy and anxiety, while continuing to leave my body exhausted.
Thankfully, I came across black tea and all of its glory. Sure, it tastes like dirty water, but after a few squirts of honey, and a tad bit of milk, I can drink it to snap out of the early morning blues. Real talk though: black tea has completely transformed my life. It gives me all of the energy coffee promises, without the jitters or bad breath. Today’s infographic totally understands my obsession with tea by reminding everyone of its benefits, and I’m fan-girling all over the different tea brands. I actually haven’t heard of half of these brands, so I have something to look forward to during these upcoming months. Try switching your usual cup of coffee for a mug of black or green tea this week. It might take a while, but I’m confident that you’ll see some positive results! [via]
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For anything to change, it has to start at home. You have to be responsible for the upkeep of healthy habits and set yourself up for success. This all applies when you start readying your house to withstand natural disasters.
We aren’t all susceptible to the same kinds of natural disasters. First, you should check what kinds of natural disasters your area is prone to. From there, you can start to focus on what you and your house need when facing disaster. If your area is frequented by hurricanes, make sure you have your patio furniture put away. And if you are often in earthquakes, make sure your appliances and heavy furniture are secured.
Once you have ‘policed’ your area, you should look into insurance because as much as we like to be in control, things are regularly out of our hands. Make sure you are familiar with the condition of your property and document its current status and educate yourself about how your existing plan works for you. Organize your information and safeguard it in case of emergency. Ensure that you are properly insured and informed about your coverage and about the realities of natural disasters.
In this infographic, HouseLogic, a website for homeowners from the National Association of REALTORS®, shows just how damaging these natural phenomena can be, and how to make sure you and your home are ready. Disaster can take place anywhere and at any time. When it does, will you be prepared? [HouseLogic.com]