Even while American kids improve in other subjects, United States youth are only getting worse at handling money. According to the Jump$tart Coalition, an organization that aims to educate American youth on good financial habits, high school seniors regularly score lower than 48 percent on tests concerning personal finance, and college seniors rarely do much better with scores of around 65 percent. With such limited knowledge of finances, it should be no surprise that roughly one in four young adults is spending more than s/he makes despite having unpaid student loans, medical bills, and more. View Infographic ›
Australia is a huge country and there are so many benefits with hiring a campervan. They are economical, give you complete freedom, are convenient, and are a cost-effective way of seeing all the attractions and landmarks this large continent has to offer.
Just think – no expensive hotel rooms, no early checkouts, no bag packing and complete flexibility to travel whenever suits you. You aren't limited to one destination and if you add up the costs of renting a campervan, you end up saving money that can be spent elsewhere.
This handy infographic gives you an understanding of what a campervan is, the benefits, limitations and some realities you need to be prepared for on your trip:
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Date looking at truck accidents in the US each year.
People passionate about writing are fortunate these days as they have more freedom in choosing the type of work they want to pursue. The best part is they can do it in the comfort of their homes. That's the best perk of freelance writing.
In North America today, writers make up nearly half of freelancers. In the U.S., an estimated 53 million Americans are freelancing. Based on the 2012 Freelance Industry Report, 18 percent of freelancers claimed writing as their primary skill while 10 percent said they are skilled in copy-editing and another 10 percent listed copy-writing as their main skill. Other skills listed included translating, web development and marketing.
The number of freelancers is predicted to continue growing moving forward and more companies are expected to embrace this growth. Writers who wish to do freelance work can simply visit several sites including freelance jobs board that provide a list of online and other freelancing jobs. Elance is a popular platform that connects freelancers including writers and editors with contractors looking for staff to outsource certain tasks.
With the trend in content marketing going strong these days, the demand for freelance writers remains high. Reports have noted that companies of all sizes are now allocating a specific budget solely for content marketing and many use freelance writers to meet this demand. In addition, writers can actually more if they are resourceful enough. As of 2010, the median annual wage of writers was at $55,420 or an equivalent of $26.64 per hour based on data from the U.S. Department of Labor.
The outlook for freelance writers is bright. It is predicted to grow six percent until 2010. Among the writers that will be in demand moving forward are those specializing in SEO, social media and content marketing.
Apart from able to work from home, freelance writers can also easily find a job without having to prove their educational background. As long as they can show samples of their writing work, they can eventually get writing projects even from several contractors. Furthermore, as a freelancer, one can choose the niche he or she wants to focus on, set his own rates and create his own service offerings.
An added bonus is that you can actually become a sub-contractor. This means you can create your own team of writers and then accept assignments in bulk. Or you can also accept work from other freelance writers who may need help in writing the many assignments they have.
The infographic below provides more details on the trends in freelance writing.
An infographic looking at the laws that Walter White of Breaking Bad broke and how much jail time he would theoretically do for each.
A look at boating accidents statistics
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An infographic looking at debt stats.
Not all couples lead a good life. Some are lucky to be married to well-off individuals who can afford to pamper them with the things they like to own while some end up with the average individual who earns a regular monthly income enough to make both ends meet.
But regardless of a couple's status in society, there are certain habits related to handling money that a spouse should avoid as this can lead to a rocky marriage. A husband and wife should be partners at all times and this includes managing finances properly to protect your marriage and ensure a better future for your family, according to a Los Angeles divorce lawyer from the Korol and Velen law firm. View Infographic ›
A look at the death of brick and mortar businesses and the rise of ecommerce and online shopping.
Car accidents take place every now and then anywhere in the world. Each year, hundreds of people are killed in crashes involving all sizes of vehicles.
The World Health Organization (WHO) noted that injuries caused by road traffic accidents resulted in the death of 1.24 million people in 2010 alone. This means that for every 25 seconds, one person is killed. Of the people killed, a third of those that occurred in low and middle-income countries comprise cyclists and pedestrians.
Additionally, majority or 80 percent of deaths from road traffic accidents took place in middle-income countries. This alone already accounts for 72 percent of the world's population. View Infographic ›
The process of divorce is not only stressful to both spouses but it is also very expensive. You may have heard about the milliion-dollar divorce cases among celebrities and although the cost of divorce for an ordinary couple may not be in the millions, it can still be out of reach.
So how costly can divorce be and who pays for the expenses? How do couples divide their finances? What about credit accounts and credit scores?
Most people are familiar with the “rule” that we should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. As it turns out, that isn’t so much a rule as it is a guideline. Many factors, such as age, weight, and level of activity play into how much water each individual should consume. You also need to substitute the word “fluid” for the word water, as it’s fluid our bodies require. Fluids can be plain water, juice, coffee or tea, or food. The only fluid to be avoided when you need to hydrate is alcohol, as it leads to dehydration.
An easy way to know if you’re drinking enough water is to observe your urine. If it’s pale yellow and clear, you’re usually adequately hydrated. The urine should also be close to odorless, unless you’ve recently eaten something like asparagus that has a distinctive odor or if you’re taking a medication that creates strong-smelling urine.
What Water Does in Your Body
Fluids are essential to keeping our bodies functioning smoothly. Every organ, including our brains, require a certain amount of liquid to do their jobs. You can’t properly digest food and absorb the nutrients in them without fluid. You don’t have to drink water with your meal if you prefer not to—just consume juicy fruits, vegetables, and soups.
Our biggest organ is our skin. It needs water to stay soft and flexible, but it is also part of our body’s temperature control system because of the way it allows us to sweat when we’re overheated. Forget about the idea that drinking lots and lots of extra water will take away wrinkles or lines. Dehydration contributes to dry and wrinkled skin, but over-hydration won’t cure them.
Water by itself won’t help us lose weight. That’s another myth. Substituting plain water or a low-calorie drink for high-calorie beverages is what will help us shed those extra pounds. Adequate fluids will, however, help keep us energized. With energy, we can exercise away excess weight, as well as generally feel good.
Too Much of a Good Thing
We die quickly if we don’t consume enough fluids. However, it’s possible to over–hydrate. That’s rarely fatal, but it’s definitely not good for our bodies. Drinking too much water or drinking it too fast leads to water intoxication.
You've heard it a million times. When it's hot outside or you're exercising, drink lots of water. It's how your body stays hydrated. Dehydration can lead to all kinds of conditions, some very serious and even life-threatening.
It works both ways. Our bodies must keep a certain balance between electrolytes. Electrolytes are minerals, the two most common of which are sodium and potassium. We lose most of our electrolytes when we sweat, although they are also a part of urine. Drinking excessive amounts of water, especially when you’re exercising to replace fluids lost to sweat, leads to excessive loss of electrolytes. Lose too much and you’re on your way to the nearest emergency room.
An infographic looking at why tobacco should be banned.
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