Whoever first said ‘you only have one chance to make a first impression,’ had no idea how true that phrase would become for websites and visitor behavior. In 2014, the CEO of Chartbeat, Tony Haile, released data taken from over 2 billion website visits, and the results are striking, if not entirely surprising. The biggest takeaway: 55% of site visitors spend less than 15 seconds actively engaged on any particular site. Talk about a short window for a first impression. View Infographic ›
No matter how efficient you think you are, it’s incredibly likely that you waste time regularly. A professional work environment is designed to help you maximize efficiency, and with modern technology, we’re theoretically capable of higher productivity than ever before. Unfortunately, some of these office fixtures and technologies actively work against us, sabotaging how much work we’re able to get done in a finite amount of time.
Here’s the good news — if you’re actively aware of the distractions and habits that waste your time, you can start to fight back against them. Here are five of the most common: Read More ›
An infographic looking at the history of the phone
It’s an increasingly recognized fact that empowering women through business financing is an important step in ending poverty on both a national and global scale. Globally this has taken the form of microfinance loans and other such resources that allow women in the developing world to pursue business opportunities. Nationally, however, there seem to be fewer initiatives to empower women in business. This manifests itself in such statistics as this – only 7% of start-up funding goes to companies led by women.
While investors clearly don’t favor female-headed companies, there are other financing opportunities that can help women make waves in the business world. Finding funding starts by recognizing the breadth of possible sources that might provide it. Read More ›
Burglars strike anywhere and at any time they want. They may plan their moves or they can just pick their targets randomly. In the U.S., reports noted that a home was burglarized every 15 seconds in the year 2010 alone. Unfortunately, less than 15 percent of thieves who strike residential properties are not caught by authorities.
Most burglars are young males below 25 years old. They target houses just near their own home or usually within two miles. In the U.S., 73.9 percent of burglaries occurred in homes. View Infographic ›
As the head of your household it can be difficult to keep track of all of your responsibilities. From cashing a paycheck to getting the kids out of the bed in the morning, the sheer amount of obligations you have can be enough to stress any sane person out. And while some tasks are more important than others, you don’t want to forget about the importance of fire safety. It’s not something you think about all of the time, but you certainly don’t want to forget about it completely. The effects can be disastrous. Read More ›
Families are not perfect. They experience misunderstandings and conflicts due to various factors. These problems can happen between parents and children, among the kids or among the parents. Some of the most common causes of these family woes include lack of communication, financial pressures, alcoholism, anti-Christian culture, divorce and lack of balance between work and family among others.
When communication lines are not open, there's bound to be some miscommunication which can lead to misunderstandings. As such, it is important to ensure that all family members is heard, understood and valued. A study published in the 2003 Journal of Family Issues noted that many couples admit that communication problems as leading causes for divorce. View Infographic ›
Professional networking is one of those things that most people dread. It feels awkward, uncomfortable, and forced. However, you’d be hard-pressed to deny the fact that networking is directly linked to career success. As the old adage goes, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”
5 Tips for Networking Success
Networking is a very personal thing in the sense that different personalities and careers require different techniques. However, regardless of your goals, the following tips have proven to be helpful. Read More ›
A growing number of people from around the world continue to migrate to the United States of America. Being the land of opportunity, it has become a magnet to young people aspiring to earn a better living and help their families back home. In fact, it is a leading destination of immigrants that now have reached 41.3 million as of 2013, according to the Migration Policy Institute.
The arrival of immigrants in the U.S. has been recorded since 1819. This was after Congress passed a law requiring such move as the country needed immigrant workers. View Infographic ›
Predictions for trends for the incoming 12 months always come out at year’s end, and print design speculations for what’s going to be in are no exception. With 2015 almost gone, it’s obvious that business took the cue from the experts because they still viewed print ads seriously as a potent marketing strategy. Here are last year’s print design trend forecasts along with some of the best and award-worthy print adverts and why they are so. View Infographic ›