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Wine 101: A Girl’s Guide to Wine

Wine 101: A Girl’s Guide to Wine

It’s a Friday night or a Tuesday night. Work is over, and now what do you do? Grab a glass of wine, of course! For the women in the room, wine is all about staying classy, fun and healthy. Check out this awesome infographic geared toward the basics of wine. Wine 101 {A Girl’s Guide to Wine} showcases everything from styles of wine to the five steps of tasting wine.

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How Saving Water Can Save the World

How Saving Water Can Save the World

With droughts in many areas of the world and global water demands forecast to increase, it is essential that we do all we can to limit our water consumption and help save the environment. The following water-saving infographic shows the many global water issues that exist. It also illustrates some simple water-saving tips that you can adopt into your everyday life.

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Water Recycled

Water Recycled

This shows what happens in wastewater treatment plants. Reusing wastewater to augment drinking water supplies (aka indirect potable reuse) is rapidly gaining support as a means of achieving a sustainable water supply and protecting against drought.

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Why Waste Water?

Why Waste Water?

Requiring all water to be drinkable, regardless of its planned use, wastes water, energy and money. Through cascading use of water, we can reuse water in multiple ways. This infographic shows how.

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Water Availability and Its Impact on Global Agriculture

Water Availability and Its Impact on Global Agriculture

Water is the foundation for all forms of life and absolutely necessary for our environment to flourish. At the current consumption rate, by 2024 two of every three people will live in water-stressed conditions.

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Transportation for the New Generation

Transportation for the New Generation

A look at how young people in the United States are increasingly using public transportation.

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School Transportation

School Transportation

A look at how transportation of children to school has evolved since the 1970s.

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Public Transportation

Public Transportation

According to a study by AAA, the cost of owning and operating a car for one year averages about $8,946. Over a few years, that’s quite a chunk of change. Over five years, that’s nearly $45,000. Additionally, according to the U.S. Research and Innovative Technology Administration Bureau of Transportation Statistics on average fuel efficiency and distance traveled to work (10 miles each way), the average daily work commute costs about $2.25 each way in a car, compared to $1.02 for the average public transit fare. The cost savings alone could justify using public transit, not to mention the health benefits. The American Public Transportation Association claims public transportation offers cleaner air with 95 percent less carbon monoxide and nearly 50 percent less carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide per passenger mile than a private vehicle.

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Helicopter Parenting

Helicopter Parenting

A long-term view of helicopter parenting and the statistical evidence suggesting that hovering is truly detrimental to children, especially as they age.

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Helicopter Parents

Helicopter Parents

This infographic about helicopter parents shows how bad the recent trend of parenting is, along with some of the data showing its consequences.

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Promoting Healthy Eating with Students

Promoting Healthy Eating with Students

A balanced and healthy diet is essential for the development of growing children, as they need essential vitamins and nutrients to grow and thrive. These vitamins and nutrients can be found in a balanced diet that includes a variety of items, such as tuna, broccoli, eggs, apples and more. At YCIS Shanghai, a delicious and healthy meal plan is available that takes culinary influence from both Western and Eastern cultures. This latest YCIS infographic gives insight into how healthy eating habits can benefit your child not only physically, but cognitively as well.

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Understanding Illiteracy

Understanding Illiteracy

As education becomes more available throughout the United States and the world at large, illiteracy rates are steadily declining. Still, an inability to read is an incredibly widespread and common problem, even in the United States. Additionally, reading literacy is not the only issue. Many Americans cannot perform mathematical tasks required by even the most basic job positions. It is clear that there are issues in the educational system that are allowing students to pass through without having adequately learned what should be required. The following infographic takes a look at literacy in the United States and around the world.

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The Cost of Catastrophe

The Cost of Catastrophe

Natural disasters seem to be occurring at an alarming rate. Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires and droughts are just a few of the disasters that affect our world. These events cause catastrophic damage and untold loss every year. In the past decade, disasters have cost more than $3.4 trillion. Emergency-management-degree.org has analyzed the financial impact of these disasters, along with how many businesses and families are prepared for an emergency.

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Choosing Polluters Over Children’s Health

Choosing Polluters Over Children’s Health

Let’s get straight to the point. When members of Congress choose to support bills that would prevent the EPA from updating Clean Air Act standards, they are making a choice to support polluters over the health of children and adults in America. Some of these bills will increase the amount of mercury, soot, toxins, carbon dioxide and smog-forming pollution that industrial plants will emit.

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The Impact Cyberattacks Have on Us

The Impact Cyberattacks Have on Us

As attackers employ innovative techniques and exploit new vulnerabilities, the demand for increased protection grows. Learn how cyberattacks affect us personally, professionally, financially and emotionally, both at home and abroad – and what the future holds for cybersecurity.

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Securing Cyberspace

Securing Cyberspace

Prepare, protect and defend your identity and secure your cyberspace with proper security training. Did you know cyberbreaches increased by more than 62 percent between 2012 and 2013 and that more than 550 million identities were exposed in 2013? Whether it’s general cybersecurity awareness, secure network design and implementation, continuous monitoring, network forensics and analysis or smart and effective incident response training, be sure to prepare you and your team to battle the latest cyberthreats and attacks.

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Student Accessibility to Digital Learning

Student Accessibility to Digital Learning

While the amount and nature of access to digital learning is improving, the current state of universal student access to reliable, high-quality devices is unevenly distributed and poorly adopted.

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Turn Up the MOOC-box!

Turn Up the MOOC-box!

Massive Open Online Courses are rapidly growing in popularity. Is massive online education music to your ears?

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The Rise and Rise of Digital Education

The Rise and Rise of Digital Education

The now-ubiquitous online learning was pretty much an alien just a decade back. Educators and policy-makers were largely skeptical about digital learning, and many predicted that digital learning was just a fad that would die out. But that was not to be. Someone rightly said, “College, except for the parties, needs to be less place-based.” In just a decade, digital learning has emerged to be the most decisive technological change to have affected the world of education. While we celebrate the new ways of learning, here is an infographic that chronicles the whys and hows of the growth of digital learning.

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Digital Learning: Final Chapter for Textbooks?

Digital Learning: Final Chapter for Textbooks?

It's no surprise that students are obsessed with their mobile devices. What may come as a surprise, though, is the fact that these digital devices may someday replace textbooks all together -- and it may be sooner than we think. South Korea recently announced that by the year 2015, all paper textbooks will be replaced with digital textbooks available on mobile devices such as tablets and e-readers.

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