Is the UK Sleeping Good?

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Getting a good night’s sleep should be easy, right? After all it’s just sleeping. But with our fast-paced lives, and growing gadget addictions, it seems there’s always something to distract us.

We decided it was time to take action. In February 2014, we surveyed 1,300 of you to find out what it is that keeps you awake at night. The results are shocking! Only 10% of us believe we get a good night’s sleep.

The impacts of poor sleep are vast and large. It’s for this reason that we conduct our annual sleep survey.

 

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Infographic provided by FeatherandBlack.com

 


Cool Ways To use PDFs

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The portable document format (you know it as PDF) has been around for years and can be used in hundreds of different ways by people in virtually any industry.

Here are our favorite tips and tricks for using PDFs to your advantage.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

I really enjoyed the colorful and bright design. There are lots of images and creative graphs that help display the information.

Infographic Information: B+

The information is unique and provides insight into PDFs. There is a lot of information that shows how useful PDFs can be.

Infographic provided by FoxItSoftware.com


Do You Grind Your Teeth?

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Are you a teeth grinder? Often we don’t even realize that we are grinding our teeth until someone else tells us. Teeth Grinding has several causes but there are also treatments. This infographic provides a creative look at the causes and treatments of teeth grinding. There may be more going on emotionally that causes you to grind those pearly whites.
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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B+

The design is fun and I enjoyed that illustrations. The information is displayed in a organized way that makes it easy to read.

Infographic Information: B+

There is a lot of interesting and useful information. I like that the infographic begins by explaining all of the types of causes of teeth grinding and then finishes with what you can do about it.

 

Infographic provided by BeaconCoveDental.com.au


The Federal Minimum Wage: What’s Next?

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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.

Infographic provided by HRdirect.


Top Shocking Security Breaches in History

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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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