The History of the Engagement Ring

The History of the Engagement Ring

Engagement rings are much older than you think. Their history can be traced back to the prehistorical times, when cavemen used cords. Since then, things have evolved a lot and diamonds have replaced cords. Check out this slick infographic about the history of the engagement ring to know more and find out about the world’s most famous ring.

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Life In 1964 Britain

Life In 1964 Britain

London-based estate agents Martyn Gerrard celebrated 50 years of helping people to find their perfect home this year, and to commemorate this milestone they have created this infographic.

50 Facts for 50 Years looks back to what Britain was like in 1964, and as you can see there are many differences between then and now, from the price of a loaf of bread and a pint of milk to the average cost of a house.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: A

The design of this infographic features all of my favorite components of a good infographic: organized sections, bold titles, nice color scheme. The infographic flows well between sections and I appreciate the unique charts and graphs.

Infographic Information: B+

The information is interesting a provides an insight into what it was like to live in Britain during 1964.

The Federal Minimum Wage: What’s Next?

The Federal Minimum Wage: What’s Next?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), workers in the United States must be paid at least a minimum wage — currently set at $7.25 an hour. While states and municipalities have the power to establish higher wages — for example, Washington is $9.32 and San Francisco is $10.74 — the federal minimum wage creates a base level for most employees. The only exceptions to the rule are certain tipped employees, full-time students, youth workers and disabled workers.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.6 million hourly workers earned the federal minimum wage in 2012, with nearly 2 million more earning less than the minimum because they fell under one of the above exemptions. More than half of minimum wage employees work in the leisure and hospitality industry, followed by retail, education and health services.

How did we get to today’s rate of $7.25 an hour?Let’s take a closer look at the history of the minimum wage.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B+

If there is one thing that I love about an infographic, it is when they have good organization. That means that the information is laid out in an easy to read and follow design. This infographic uses a timeline design to help guide the reader through all of the information. The years are clearly labeled and designed to standout from the rest of the text. My only negative is that the top part is a little dull and should be more appealing to the eye to attract readers.

Infographic Information: B+

The information is interesting and helps shows how the federal minimum wage has changed over the years. I like the historical facts about the minimum wage. My pet peeve about infographics is that they should provide something valuable to the reader. This infographic shares facts but provides nothing for the reader to take away from the infographic.

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Top Shocking Security Breaches in History

Top Shocking Security Breaches in History

Take a look back through time at some of the world’s most shocking – and in some cases most deadly – security breaches, including the assassination of Franz Ferdinand (largely credited as a major factor in the start of World War I), the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre as well as the 9/11 attacks, in this infographic from domestic and commercial security specialists 1st Ace Security.

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The History of Smoking

The History of Smoking

Ten Motives has created an infographic depicting the history of smoking. The journey starts with the origins of tobacco smoking, follows the tensions between the first tobacco companies in the UK and USA, depicts the role of tobacco during the World War I and II, the inevitable decline of smoking, and leads to the recent rise of the e-cigarette.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: A

The timeline design works well to showcase the history of smoking. It makes the information easy to read and creates an organized flow.

Infographic Information: A

The information is very detailed and provides a good insight into the long history of smoking from the rise to the decline.

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The History of Gaming

The History of Gaming

The story of Gaming has seen some interesting milestones in history. Its evolution is both exciting and eclectic. One of history’s most enigmatic general’s, Napoleon, loved the game of Blackjack, while fiction’s most commercial commodity, James Bond, has often been associated with Baccarat. This and more facts are available in GamingClub.com/au ’s informative and artistically appealing info graphic which traces the important dates in the progression of one of mankind’s oldest , fun and at times very enriching past times.

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Infographic Design: A

The timeline looks great with this design the images are nicely illustrated and give the infographic a historical feel.

Infographic Information: B

The information is interesting to read for those who like to gamble. It is always nice to see how something starts.

 

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The Greatest Heists in History

The Greatest Heists in History

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Infographic Design: A

The design of this infographic is very clean and detailed. There are nice images and the colors that are used work well together.

Infographic Information: A

Very interesting and fun information. There is actually an abundance of information on this infographic.

Infographic provided by  Simplisafe.com

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The History of The Oven

The History of The Oven

You may use your oven every day or maybe not at all but the big appliance you have in your kitchen has a history. This interactive infographic is a fun way to learn more about the one appliance that makes some really good food. Be sure to click the image to get to the interactive infographic.

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Infographic Design: A

I love interactive infographics. It gives the reader more of an experience while reading the infographic.

Infographic Information: A

The information is clear and concise which is important to a reader. I like that the dates were included as a timeline for the oven.

Infographic provided by LeisureCooker.Co.UK

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Gun Crime & Ownership The Shocking Realities

Gun Crime & Ownership The Shocking Realities

Right now in the United States there are everyday heated debates that occur over gun control. You have one side that believes in the right to bear arms. They personally believe guns are needed for protection. These people typically have a story of how their gun ownership saved their loved one from immediate danger. Are these people right though? We all have the right to bear arms with proper licensing. Realistically guns are illegally owned as well. You have another side who believes guns are the enemy.

This side believes if you take the gun the violence goes away. Truly, there isn’t a right or wrong side. It comes down to personal belief. Until the federal government decides to ban guns all together, the right is left up to you. So which side is right? Where do your beliefs fall? With the wake of some serious shooting incidents just in the past year alone, you might want to take a look at some of these shocking statistics.

Did you know that 63% of guns owned in the US are shotguns? Did you know that 68% of all murders are committed with a firearm? These statistics are shocking indeed. As an American though, do we really believe guns to be the root of all evil? If you take a look at this chart, you will see, guns are not just an issue in America.

One could possibly think the US would be #1 for global gun violence but, we are not. Honduras currently holds this title. If you think about some of the countries known for the drug trade, it seems gun issues tend to be higher there. It is truly up to you to decide, what side of the fence you are on. This chart though will better open your eyes to the statistics.

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History of Presidential Inaugurations

History of Presidential Inaugurations

On January 20th, 2013, President Obama will be sworn in for his second term as President of the United States of America. In honor of this historic event, WyzAnt.com, a national tutoring service, has created a visual overview of presidential inaugurations over the last 80 years including a summary of the state of the nation at the was sworn into office.Inauguration_infographic

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Infographic Design: A

I like the design with the American colors and a great pictures and charts to summarize the information.

Infographic Information: A

I think this is a good historical reference that many people will find interesting especially with the relevance to the latest presidential inaguration.

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