These days, the internet is nearly as essential for children as it is for adults. Even ultra-rural public schools are using online apps and collaboration tools to assist in education. If your child is preparing to use the internet for the first time, there are some important ground rules that need to be set for their own well being and safety. Here are ten guiding principles that you should instill in them from the very beginning.
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A quick power nap can determine the difference between staying productive and coasting through the day like a brain-dead zombie. But how much rest do you actually need to boost your energy levels? Is it possible to nap for too little or for too long? And how does REM fit into it all this? This information-packed infographic from Patio Productions explains all.
To the uninitiated, the very concept of a "YouTube celebrity" doesn't make a lick of sense. How do these jerks earn so much money by talking bollocks and playing games on a free video site? As it turns out, the work that goes on behind the scenes is surprisingly complicated: everything from video equipment to content branding plays a large role in the success or failure of a channel. If you're looking to get rich on YouTube — or just want to attract a larger audience than your friends and family — this infographic breaks down everything you need to know.
A split infinitive occurs when an adverb or other word is inserted between 'to' and the verb. One of the most famous examples of a split infinitive is the Star Trek tagline: "to boldly go where no man has gone before." The adverb 'boldly' splits the infinitive 'to go'. Confused? Here are 12 more grammar rules that you might not know; from rogue comma splices to the pitfalls of homonyms.
Practically every country has implemented a handful of food bans that seem strange and arbitrary to outsiders. (In Australia, it's antibiotic- and certain hormone-infused meats, which are perfectly legal in many other countries.) If you're planning to travel abroad, it pays to know which everyday foodstuffs might get you in trouble at your destination. This infographic looks at 12 unusual examples, from jelly cups (banned in Europe) to Kangaroo meat (banned in California.)
The average adult is supposed to drink around 2.5 litres of water per day. Obviously, the best method is pure H2O — but most of us opt for coffee, fruit juice and soft drinks instead. If you'd like to be healthier but find water is too boring to enjoy, the recipes in this infographic are well worth checking out.
Whether you call them a life coach, personal strategist or mentor, having a guiding presence in your life can be hugely beneficial to your personal and professional development. Rather than telling you what to do, a good life coach will help you create a vision for where you want your life to go and then assist you in reaching that destination. The tricky part is finding one and knowing whether they are any good. This infographic explains what prospective 'life students' need to know.
Frequent flyer points are a fantasy currency that fluctuates depending on how you use them. This makes it difficult to know what they're worth — or whether you're squandering their potential value. This infographic breaks down the dollar value of 1000 points when purchasing everything from flight upgrades to commercial goods.
If you use Microsoft Word for work, or on any regular basis, you know how much time a couple of quick shortcuts can save you, especially if you use them every day. This graphic runs down eight tips for Word that may be familiar to daily drivers, but still useful for students, office workers, and resume builders alike.
A little mindfulness goes a long way, even in adults, but the earlier you can start the habit, the better. This chart is full of ways you can help guide your children to be more mindful of their actions and surroundings, and in turn, help yourself.
Super short workouts can be very effective for building strength and cardio endurance. This time-efficient bodyweight workout from DAREBEE doesn't require equipment and is perfect for doing in the morning, whether you're at home, in a hotel or an empty meeting room.
In his book Slim By Design, Brian Wansink of Cornell University Food and Brand Lab talks about how the subtlest external cues can influence our tendency to eat mindlessly. He believes that with a few tweaks in your kitchen's physical environment you can be reminded to make healthier choices more consistently.