Archive for July, 2013

5 Reasons Beef Fits Fast Casual More Than Ever [Infographic]

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Because beef costs have been at an all-time high since 2003, many restaurants are electing to remove beef options from their menus, to save money. Turns out that this is a mistake, because having beef on the menu actually increases profits. Beef is the number one protein source on menus, over the cheaper protein options that restaurants are now offering in its place. The variety of cuts of high-quality beef helps lower costs in the long run.

To learn more about how beef can increase profits in your restaurant, check out the infographic below, presented by
5 Reasons Beef Fits Fast Casual More Than Ever [infographic]
5 Reasons Beef Fits Fast Casual More Than Ever [infographic]
Compliments of Fast Casual

Will You be Able to Afford Long-Term Healthcare? [Infographic]

Monday, July 15th, 2013

The costs and need for long-term care are rising, and it is important to protect your retirement, and your family from large costs. It is highly likely that you will require long-term care in your lifetime – 70 percent of people ages 65+ will require long-term care, and out of those who already have long-term needs, 42 percent of those are below age 65.  Medicaid only covers 52 percent of long-term care facility costs; and on average 41 percent of costs are paid out of pocket. If you acquire insurance earlier rather than later, you can spare yourself of many costs and risks.

Learn more about the importance of acquiring long-term care in the infographic below, presented by AssurePlan.

assure plan

Protecting the POTUS [Infographic]

Monday, July 15th, 2013

These days, it would be difficult to imagine the president without the secret service surrounding him. Before 1901, however, the secret service was used to check for counterfeit currency. It was only in 1901, after the assassination of William McKinley, that the secret service began the task of protecting the president. Today the secret service protects the president, vice president, the president-elect and vice president-elect, and their immediate family members, among others.

Learn more about the important task of protecting the POTUS in the infographic below, presented by Security Degree Hub.


Security Degree Hub

Year of the Tiger Mom [Infographic]

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Tiger parenting is a parenting style typically associated with Asian-Americans. It involves strict parenting, free time restrictions, and a lot of hard work, all to achieve higher grades in school. Tiger parenting has received increased attention, and with it, criticism, with the publication of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy Chua. She offers insight into the “traditional Chinese” style of parenting.

In 2013, Kim Wong Keltner published “Tiger Babies Strike Back,” offering the insight from a tiger baby’s perspective. She describes the difficulties she faced growing up under this parenting model.

Tiger parenting has its advantages and disadvantages. To learn more, check out the infographic below, presented by

Year of the Tiger Mom

The Anatomy of a Terrible Web Host [Infographic]

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Choosing a web host can be a difficult task. There are certain things you should look for, especially if you are looking for a good web host. Great customer service and tech support are very important, as well as a near-perfect uptime.

Check out the infographic below presented by to learn more about what makes a web host good or bad.

Anatomy of a Terrible Web Host
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Alternative Medicine: Healing of the Past and Future [infographic]

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

The development of alternative medicines, which range from homeopathic remedies to acupuncture to yoga, have been long in the making, beginning in the early 1800s because of the cholera outbreak. Today, almost 40% of Americans take some kind of alternative medicine. To learn about the history of these alternative medicines, check out this infographic presented by

Alternative Medicine
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When Higher Education Doesn’t Pay Back [Infographic]

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

College is usually a good investment, but that’s not the case for every school in America. The question is, are universities worth it? One in three college students drop out after the first year, wasting around nine billion dollars every year.

Check out the infographic below presented by to learn about whether college is still worth it and about five of the worst schools for return on investment (ROI).

When Higher Education Doesn't Pay Back
Image compliments of Cheap Online Degrees

Giving Goes Digital: The Future of Fundraising [Infographic]

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Have you ever considered using an online tool to give to an organization? Online giving is one of the fastest growing channels of fundraising, although still heavily unused to its full effectiveness. Right now, online giving accounts for just 7 percent of all fundraising profits, even though it has a lot of positive growth. If current online giving trends continue, it will grow 176.4 percent by 2022.  Check out the infographic below, presented by Blackbaud, to learn more about the future of online giving.

Giving Goes Digital – An infographic by the team at blackbaud

Sixty Years of Road Trips [infographic]

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Back in the 1950s, before air travel had become so prevalent in America, road trips were the way to get across the country. After World War II ended, the US had a multitude of resources freed up that could then be used to manufacture cars and lay interstate highways. This, along with a growing prosperity for middle-class families, helped form the road trip trend that still exists today. Check out this infographic from to learn more about road trips and their history.

Sixty Years of Road Trips
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