Category: Type-Infographic

The Periodic Table of the elements as an interactive infographic

INFOGRAPHIC: These colourful, fun, and informative periodic tables are great for elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as adults. The infographic is richly interactive and pops up a set of useful information on each page — a visual delight that could well be imitated by those attempting to deliver complex ideas in an eye-catching manner.

SOURCE: elements.wlonk.com

Writing by hand: the rumours of its demise are greatly exaggerated

INFOGRAPHIC: What are you losing out on by not putting the pen (or pencil) to paper? Studies show that you are losing out on a lot including improved critical thinking skills, a better understanding of new ideas, and enhanced focus. Take a look at how you can reap the benefits of handwriting at work in our infographic below. With science-backed data and practical applications, you’ll be increasing your brain power at the office in no time. The feel of a writing implement on paper is unique and, like reading from a physical book, irreplaceable.

SOURCE: Getvoip

4 steps you can take to mitigate climate change to the max

INFOGRAPHIC & VIDEO: The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions. A study recommends four widely applicable high-impact (i.e. low emissions) actions with the potential to contribute to systemic change and substantially reduce annual personal emissions: 1. having one fewer child, 2. living car-free, 3. avoiding airplane travel and 4. eating a plant-based diet. These actions have much greater potential to reduce emissions than commonly promoted strategies like comprehensive recycling (four times less effective than a plant-based diet) or changing household lightbulbs (eight times less).

SOURCE: Environmental Research Letters

Your smartphone causes “brain drain”

VIDEO INFOGRAPHIC: One’s smartphone is more than just a phone, a camera, or a collection of apps. It is the one thing that connects everything—the hub of the connected world. The presence of one’s smartphone enables on-demand access to information, entertainment, social stimulation, and more. However, our research suggests that these benefits—and the dependence they engender—may come at a cognitive cost. The mere presence of one’s own smartphone may induce “brain drain” by occupying limited-capacity cognitive resources for purposes of attentional control.

SOURCE: Journal of the Association for Consumer Research

Like fossil fuels lead to global warming, big data leads to “social cooling”

INFOGRAPHIC: Like fossil fuels lead to global warming, big data leads to “social cooling” If you feel you are being watched, you change your behavior. Big Data is supercharging this effect. This could limit your desire to take risks or exercise free speech. Over the long term these ‘chilling effects’ could ‘cool down’ society. The infographic shows you how this can happen.

SOURCE: Social Cooling

6 major indicators strongly confirm we are living in the best time in history

INFOGRAPHIC: “All things considered, do you think the world is getting better or worse, or neither getting better nor worse?”

A survey done with this question documented the very negative perspective of global development that most of us have. More than 9 out of 10 people do not think that the world is getting better.

Evidence from empirical data shows the opposite picture. On each of 6 vital indicators of human wellbeing, there has been dramatic improvements over the centuries to our present date.

SOURCE: Our World in Data

Keeping a conversation going: 
tips and strategies

VIDEO INFOGRAPHIC: How do you think of questions to ask people in a casual conversation? It can be hard to come up with them when you’re talking to someone new, and even sometimes when you’re speaking with an old friend. Here are some strategies for making conversations interesting. It takes practice, like all skills. While such planning may seem “artificial,” paradoxically enough, the more you prepare, the more naturally the conversation will flow.

SOURCE: The Art of Manliness

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