The medical arena has always been considered a lucrative one. For years, there was a discrepancy that caused division at hospitals when it came to nurses versus doctors and other professionals. Nurses had to get college degrees just as other medical professionals, but their pay was often much lower than other positions at the hospital. Today, things are getting better for them.
A roof is something that few people think about unless it fails. While it’s serving its purpose of keeping out the elements and keeping in the comfortable environment, it’s never a thought. Once a leak starts, everyone starts getting concerned. After all, the roof is the only thing that stands between our homes and the precipitation and sunlight that can make us uncomfortable.
When asked about dangerous animals, many people might say snakes, spiders, or other poisonous creatures. Others might point to ferocious animals like sharks, bears, or tigers. The savvy people might say that humans are the most dangerous.
They would all be wrong.
The little blood-sucking mosquito is the most dangerous creature on earth, causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people every year. Compare that to 10 deaths attributed to wolves or sharks or a hundred deaths attributed to lions and elephants and the little flying pests seem to be incredibly dangerous.
It can be tough being the kid of celebrities. There is constant attention given to them even before they are old enough to understand that they’re situation isn’t like the situation that other kids go through. They might be born with a silver spoon in their mouths, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy.
It depends on who you ask, really. There rising trend of building extremely small homes out of extremely cheap materials is something that is both practical and alarming. On one hand, you have those who see the homeless and poor in the country and the world and view the homes as potential solutions. On the other hand, you have those who believe that the economic problems should be addressed first and foremost; more jobs and better economic decisions would eliminate the need for mini homes in the first place.
One of the scariest and riskiest operations to have performed is a heart transplant. It’s normally a last resort but is effective in eliminating many challenges that humans face. There are over 3000 heart transplants performed every year.
Knowing the facts can help you make a determination of whether you or a loved on should have one as well as giving the importance of more people to become organ donors. You can’t take your heart with you but you can help someone else live longer.
This infographic by Just Save Lives gives us some of the important facts surrounding this type of procedure.
It’s pretty difficult for those of us in western society to have any comprehension at all about the life of those in eastern countries, particularly those with completely different laws, lifestyles, and worldviews. Take, for example, driving. It’s something that the vast majority of boys and girls dream of doing when they turn driving age, yet it’s not allowed for women in Saudi Arabia.
This simple and powerful image is not a traditional infographic, but it’s a symbol for a movement designed to change the way that men think in the Muslim country.
Those who smoke or who live or work in environments with pollutants in the air are in danger of becoming victims of lung cancer. Everyone is, really, but there are lifestyles that have a much higher chance than others.
Lung cancer is a killer. There’s no question about it. Around 160,000 people died from lung cancer in 2012, more than colon, breast, and pancreatic cancer combined. In this infographic by Myriad, we see just how dangerous this form of cancer really is.
From the world of fuzzy science comes the theory (some call it a fact) that there’s a genetic variation that causes people to despise the taste of cilantro. Granted, the test was pretty darn comprehensive – it consisted of nearly 30,000 people.
There are really two questions that need to be answered. First, how is it possible that an herb that is utterly despised by so many people (21% of east Asians hate it, for example) loved by so many others. For a food to be so polarizing is amazing and does not play well with the evolutionary thoughts of taste. The second (and arguably more important) question is why on earth would someone take the time to do genetic testing on 30,000 people to find out why they hate cilantro?
Bonus question: why would someone then make an infographic about the hatred towards cilantro? For better or for worse, here it is…
They say a goal is a dream with a deadline. It makes for a great saying but is it really that easy? Well, almost.
Sometimes, the easiest way to achieve your goals is to make them the right ones from the beginning. If your goal is to be rich, that’s not really something that can actually get you there. The intermediate goals that can help you achieve the end goal are the ones that you’ll want to focus on. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck in a rut and wondering for years why you’re still not rich.
Here is a quick infographic from iHarry that breaks down the steps from setting to achieving.