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Well, it looks like texting is no longer a teenager. LOL, OMG! These silly idioms that we know so well today would probably not be present in our popular culture if not for the lineage of short message services that go far back beyond texting’s 20th birthday. In the beginning there was fire-smoke signals. Separating smoke was the first method of conveying information quickly across a great distance. I’ve always wondered though, was there ever a codified system for smoke-signaling or was it basically information that would carry regardless of smoke pattern? Regardless, smoke signaling has since evolved into more and more elaborate mediums and devices in subsequent centuries.
In regards to Mr. Text however, it seems that there has been a decline in text messaging in general for the first time in 20 years. Is it true? Is text messaging really dying? Well, yes and no. It seems that a large reason for the decline has to do with the rise in IP messaging. Because of Apple’s iMessage, iPhone users can text fellow iPhones for free. This has lead to nearly 300 billion text messages sent as of last October. This is a huge move on Apple’s part, and it will be interesting to see where SMS messaging will go in the future. Happy Birthday texting!
I am very lucky, I get to work at home (aka The Beach) once or twice per week. This means I get to work in my bed clothes for several hours before the cats start to lick me clean to tell me its bath time! Then its lunch when I want and what I want and the agonising choice of whether to watch TV while I eat of keep working…I do love Homes Under The Hammer! Then its full pelt through the afternoon and finish at 6, but at least no commute!
The infographic below however expresses the beauty of this in an altogether more worthy form!
It is that time of year. Everyone is running around like a turkey with its’ head chopped off. SO. MUCH. IS. GOING. ON. Even if you don’t have “stress at the workplace”, this infographic touches upon some things that everyone can apply to their own lives, no matter the producer. Let’s face it—everyone has stress in their life. Hopefully this infographic will enable you to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It can be incredibly hard at times, even with the right management.
I read an article about a study evaluating the different forms of stress management for one of my social work classes. The study within the article brought up four different ways of managing stress: 1) source management, 2) relaxation, 3) thought management, and 4) prevention (Epstein, 32). Through the study conducted, the researchers were able to conclude that “the…study showed clearly that prevention is by far the most helpful competency when it comes to managing stress” (Epstein, 34).
So, although things like yoga and acupuncture help to lighten the load, avoiding stress in the first place is the number one way to deter the bad feelings and physical harm caused by it. We must practice self-care. This will enable us to further help others.
Off to the Beach Now!
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So here’s a pretty cool infographic for ya’ll, Lucky and Unlucky Numbers Around the World. Like the title suggest today’s infographic looks at the different unlucky numbers in various cultures around the world. Admittedly I am not very superstitious although I certainly try to not do things that may bring me bad luck. Here in the United States along with the UK, France, and the Netherland we consider the number seven to be lucky, why? Well like many other things in American culture this has religious roots coming from God making the universe in 7 days and the 7 deadly sins. However it also references the 7 wonders of the ancient world as well as the 7 planets of the ancient world.
A number popping up around the world is the number three, considered to be the perfect number. It even has a saying “all good things come in threes.” There is the triangle which is considered to be an indestructible shape and again we have the biblical reference to the trinity.
For the record my lucky number is 42. Those of you who know, hi Froods! Those of you who do note, I suggest you click here and discover!
Here’s a fact you never knew: in 2007, the business card industry was a 12 billion dollar industry. Yup, billion. Since the 19th century business cards have been passed out as a form of communication and marketing and is still growing today. Business cards now are more than a name and number. Personal twitter, Facebook and Linked-in accounts are present on a good majority of business card now-a-days.
Many young professionals think having an innovative business card design is pivotal to gaining important people’s attention. People will use metal or plastic for their cards instead of paper or even change the function to even include a catapult.
The innovative progression of business cards will continue as long as society keeps looking at them as a form of entertainment as well as a marketing tool. I can’t wait to see where business cards are like in 50 years. [MOO]
Unemployment has risen to 8.4%, the highest it’s ever been since 1995. Inflation is high as well, having risen 6.3%, taking the average household expenditure up with it.
The infographic gives helpful tips in the realm of saving money on the everyday essentials. Some friendly advice includes having your car consistently serviced and in good health, helpful information on optimal home upkeep, and even food and recreational guidelines to help you live in a crippled economy. Give it a read, I know we all can use a few helpful tips from time to time.
I must confess, I don’t really get Google+. It is not that I am against social networking. I use LinkedIn and Twitter a great deal for BBB and I am a big user of Facebook in my personal life, Picassa (which of course now is just a hope from G+) for all my photo storage/sharing and LinkedIn holds over 1000 business contacts and I genuinely get value from this network.
But Google+ I don’t get. It is probably because I don’t participate in the things that make it different from the others, but the reality is that I can’t make the feeds make sense for me. I follow stuff but then get random stuff and that just winds me up so I don’t use it.
However I cam across this infographic (below) today, which has spurred me on to having another look at this, that is when I’ve stopped making today’s sandcastles!
Get more of these from www.dailyinfographic.com…….
Everyone makes mistakes, but that notion seems to go out the window anytime syntax is misused. If the wrong there, their, or they’re is used at the wrong time on the internet, prepare for every web user to attack your intelligence and attempt to obliterate your self-esteem.
I know, we all have our momentary lapses. But with the help of the infographic below, those lapses can come less frequently. It shines light on the usual culprits, such as the tricky it’s/its decision and affect versus effect. The infographic also shines light on how to properly use the apostrophe and the correct spellings of commonly misspelled words. A few words left off this list that I always had trouble with were definitely and sandwiches. What are some of your trouble words?
I thought I would present you all with an infographic on a subject I am well versed in. Just kidding, I am a young(ish), soon to be married man who’s just made the perfect proposal! Regardless, this infographic will prepare me for my future years should a proposal situation arise. I think the hardest part will be keeping my awesome proposal plan a secret when the time comes. After all, fifty percent of men say it’s the biggest proposal bust.
Thank you to Brilliance.com for this one!
Health, while important, is easily shoved to the back burner. Convenience is frequently chosen over health, which is why fast food chains have continued to be a popular choice for meals. Films such as Super Size Me and many other food related documentaries on Netflix have to offer, people should be inspired to eat better and keep their health in check.
Across countries, whole grains are considered to be the top healthy food, and is consistently in the top three health food purchased by region. Other popular health foods are yogurt, iodine enhanced salt and low cholesterol butter or margarine. World inhabitants looking to loose weight are quick to change their diet, which is important for weight loss, and is followed by exercise. And while over 50% of the world percieves themselves to be over weight, the highest percentage is in North America. North Americans need to change their diet, start exercising and begin to see themselves more positively.
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