What is Excessive Alcohol Consumption Costing our Economy?

In this infographic from American Addiction Centers, you can find many hidden costs of excessively consuming alcohol. The costs do include criminal justice fees, health care costs to treat alcohol dependency and alcohol abuse, impaired productivity at work because of alcohol consumption, and motor vehicle crashes. The total of alcoholism in the US, annually, is approximately $223.5 billion. Read this infographic to understand the breakdown of the $223.5 billion a year in hidden costs of alcoholism.

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National Nurses Week [infographic]

This week is dedicated to taking a step back and appreciating the backbone of the healthcare industry: nurses. Nurses do everything from aiding the doctor to keeping weary patients entertained. It is no wonder why nurses are such amazing people. It takes a great amount of patience, selflessness, and passion to excel at this job. A lot of hard work and dedication goes into becoming a nurse, and whenever someone decides that this is the appropriate career path for him or her, they must understand that they are devoting their lives to other people and that, in turn, requires a lot of responsibility. So, thank you nurses, for looking out for us.

If that sounds like you, and you’re thinking about becoming a nurse, then you are definitely in luck. According to a U.S. News and World Report, nurses are in pretty high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 37,100 new positions for nurse practitioners will be available before 2022. The world population is steadily growing, and with it, the number of sick people that need to be taken care of. So if you’re looking for job security, the medical field is definitely where it’s at.

Whether this is something you want to do or not, always remember that nurses are giving every bit of themselves so that the world can be a better place for everyone to live. So next time you have to make a visit to the doctor, thank the people that assist you. [Happy Nurses Week!]


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How To Extend Your Life At Work [Infographic]

I hate talking about work just as much as the next person, I would much rather talk about the football game- or just drink a beer and talk about nothing. However, considering the average American spends 90,000 hours at work over the course of their lifetime deserves a conversation.

There have been many infographics posted about how work (or working too much) can contribute to an early death. With this information, the answer seems simple- don’t go to work! Well, if you have bills, rent, and car payments hanging over your head this is simply not possible. So all the average person can do is figure out why bad habits to avoid at work that are the #1 contributors to an early death.

According to this infographic, the more an individual sits down during their waking hours the shorter their life expectancy is. While the actual numbers may be a little more fuzzy- sitting down (no matter how good it feels) is not terribly healthy. Try and find excuses to stand up and mover around at work. This can be hard sometimes- but it can mean moving a trashcan further from a desk, or simply standing at your desk.

Work is a touchy issue for most. With all the recent findings on how unhealthy the average work environment is- combined with the fact that unless you’re born into a large trust fund you have to work 40+ hours to survive, it can often feel like a no-win situation. However, this infographic has some helpful tips to make it not quite so dire- enjoy. [Via]

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The Four Stages of a Migraine [infographic]

Thankfully, I’ve never experienced a migraine. However, I have learned from other people’s unfortunate experiences that it is one of the worst pains a person can feel. It can knock a person out and completely ruin their day. My aunt is a recurring victim of migraines. Migraines turn my normally fun and silly aunt into a living comatose mass of woman. When she gets an attack, she lies in her cold dark room for hours. All food and smells make her nauseated, and her irritability level skyrockets to an all time high. What causes an migraine attack, and what can be done to help ease their intense pain? Check out today’s infographic! Brought to you from the folks at Wholesome One, today’s infographic identifies the four stages of a migraine, and some holistic treatments that can help lessen their symptoms. Perhaps you can implement some of these natural remedies during your next attack! [via]


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Hay is Not for Horses – What You Feed Matters

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Youth Sports Injuries [infographic]

Alas, football season is upon us, and if you live in Texas, you know high school football is just as popular as the NFL. Young boys in Texas are practically pre-destined to play this impact sport. Some are destined for greatness (Johnny Football anyone?), while others have their go in middle school and slowly fail out of the sport. However, as sports continue to increase in aggressiveness, children are continuing to risk their health for it.

My cousin for example, is a tall, lanky, 12 year old, who is having his first try at 7th grade football. He was giving it his all: refusing to miss practice, practicing at home–then, BAM!–some massive child took a cheap sack at him, which resulted in a torn meniscus.  Poor kid, a torn meniscus at 12 years old. Are competitive sports really worth it when young children are subject to such serious injury? Today’s infographic gives some stats on youth sports injuries and how your child can avoid them. Check it out to see what sports have the most injuries, and to learn some preventative practices to keep your child injury free! [via]


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Breakfast From Around the World [infographic]

In honor of the final episode of Breaking Bad that aired this week, let’s give a shout out to breakfast–the most important meal of the day–and by far, Walt Jr.’s favorite.

Today’s infographic explores more than just bacon and eggs. It gives us a look at dining tables of breakfast eaters from around the world. Australians apparently prefer a brown spread called Vegemite on their toast in the morning; the Japanese enjoy soy beans on rice; the Moroccans like lamb stew; and Argentineans frequently sip Yerba Mate–a delicious, highly caffeinated tea.

And I couldn’t profess my love for breakfast properly without acknowledging a Texas favorite, the all-mighty and powerful breakfast taco. My personal favorite: potato, egg, cheese, and nopalitos (prickly pear!).

We’ve also probably all heard that in order to start your day right you need to eat a healthy breakfast. And according to today’s infographic, eating breakfast everyday makes you less likely to develop diabetes, and may even decrease your chances of becoming obese. Kids who eat breakfast also score 17.5% higher on math tests!

And let’s not forget that winter is approaching. I think eating a hot breakfast when the weather gets chilly is particularly satisfying. For me, a bowl of oatmeal or miso soup is the best way to wake up.

Go ahead, dig into today’s delicious infographic, and have a great rest of your day! [Via]

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