As the cliche goes, love is pain. We put ourselves through obstacle courses of pain and humiliation, in the hopes of finding that special someone. We let people into our lives when we’re at our most vulnerable, and most susceptible to emotional destruction. In the age of the internet, flirting, dating, hooking-up, and whatever else you’re into, has become easier to do than ever before. Sadly, dishonesty runs rampant on the pages of internet dating profiles. We’re all connected in ways that we never imagined possible, but we still have keep our guard up.
Today’s infographic warns us of the dangers of the internet scam known as “catfishing.” Every year millions of honest people are led to believe that they’ve met the love of their lives on internet dating websites. In the catfishing con, these hopeful individuals eventually discover that their significant other isn’t actually who they say they are, and they find themselves duped into spending thousands of dollars on a fictional person.
Loneliness is a soul-sucking emotion that many people will do anything to avoid. But when it comes to meeting people online, it is important to keep asking questions in order to avoid heartache, or a drained bank account.
Don’t take the catfishers’ bait and get hooked on a relationship that isn’t real. Read today’s infographic to stay safe in the world of internet dating, and avoid the bad fish in the sea. [Instant Checkmate]Share This Infographic
Jesus turned water into it, people stomp their feet to make it, and it can still be ingested after 200 years of proper storage. This distinctive beverage is wine. The practice of making wine has been around for 6,000 years and is still used for celebratory, religious and even health purposes. Wine is produced on every continent, except Antarctica. Wine production is especially prevalent in Italy, Spain and France. France even opened the first academic center devoted to studying wine.
I grew up drinking Manischewitz wine during communion at my family church. Now that I am finally 21, my world is opening up to the plethora of wines to choose from. Unfortunately, the concord wine I enjoyed at church (which is practically grape juice) did not make the menu of different wines in the infographic for today. I will have to expose my palate to the world of wine, and the amazing amount of thought that is put into pairing it with food to make a meal perfect. Looks like the fixings for a great dinner party!
Taking on new staff? Need to be closer to clients? Is the commute killing you and your employees? There comes a time in many a business when you need to move office. It might have been just right at the start, but for whatever reason, your situation has changed and it is now appropriate to locate your business elsewhere. They frequently say that moving house can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s lifetime, but if you’re an office manager or a business owner then moving office might be just as intimidating!
But what if you had a step by step checklist to help ease you through the upheaval process? From solicitors to schedules, teams to tasks, and employees to equipment – there is plethora factors and elements that you have to consider. This infographic takes a detailed look at everything you need to make sure that the move from old office to new is as swift and as stress free as possible. [Via]Share This Infographic
Yippee! It’s your baby’s first birthday and you want it to be extra special. After all, the first year of a child’s life is one filled with many milestones and lessons learned. Therefore, how can you plan the perfect party for your little baby? The kid is too young to remember the party itself, however, you want to celebrate your child’s very first year of life! There are many things to take into account, such as the ages of your expected guests, food, and of course, the party theme. Thankfully, today’s infographic has loads of information to help excited parents plan their baby’s party. According to today’s infographic, the top four themes for children parties are: Disney, Sesame Street, Superhero, and Princess. These themes are available at most party stores, so you wont get such a headache trying matching party favors to each other. Consult today’s infographic for more fantastic ideas on how to make your baby’s first birthday a special one! [via]Share This Infographic
So, it might be a couple of read-throughs of this infographic before you really grasp all the subtleties of the Federal Reserve System. Despite its claim, this is not a particularly “visual” guide. However, I think it neatly sums up many of the questions asked about the Fed through text. Basically, the Federal Reserve’s duty is to keep inflation balanced and in a state of not growing too much or too little. While this is almost impossible, it is mostly achieved through setting the federal funds rate, a very important task. Unfortunately, the Fed relies on the judgement of humans, and therefore is not a foolproof system at all. While the Federal Reserve may be irksome at times, it is important to recognize that the nature of the system is meaningful and well intended. Banks need money. The government needs money. The Federal Reserve regulates this money. When you boil it down, these are the basic things that the Fed does. That’s not to say that there are countless other things that consist within their system
In the end, the Federal Reserve should be seen as the middle man trying to make sense of the millions of expenditures that banks and government do everyday.