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Wanna Be A Modern Man? Here Is What It Cost You – Infographic

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Today’s modern man has high aspirations in every aspect of life; from his looks to his career. Laddish culture is no longer considered fashionable by many, and men are expected to have a far more responsible attitude to money and their health. The modern man is also often encouraged to look good, dress well and workout. Not a bad thing you may think, but how much does all this cost?

From bodybuilding supplements to moisturizer, MoneySupermarket has broken down the cost of being the ultimate modern man. Continue reading

Health: How Stress Can Affect Your Life. Destress – Infographic

This infographic provides a deeper look into stress and how it can affect your life.

– Stress in the US has increased 30% over the last three decades.
– 35% of American workers are CHRONICALLY stressed this year Continue reading

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Demographics Show Why Users Of Yahoo Mail Use More Power Than Gmail Users – Infographic

Yahoo Mail-subscribing-households use 11% more electricity per year than Gmail households, a recent study by Opower found. That adds up to nearly a whole extra month of electricity, about an extra $110 per year.

“It’s as if, relative to the average Yahoo household, the average Gmailer is strictly hang-drying their laundry, forgoing high-definition TV, and hand-washing their dishes with cold water for a year,” Opower writes in its’ blog.

So what makes for this drastic disparity in energy usage? Opower — a research company that unpacks and analyzes energy data to present to everyday consumers in an actionable way — found that the problem is one of “correlation not causation.” Meaning that the email domains aren’t driving the issue of energy usage. Instead, discrepancies are related to the core demographics of each site’s users.

“Yahoo subscribers tend to live in suburbs, be in longterm relationships, have a family,” says Barry Fischer, a head writer and a research for Opower. “Those types of lifestyle characteristics carry with them greater energy needs compared to Gmail household. [Gmailers] are found more in urban areas, are younger and are single.”

Ultimately, Opower found that even though Yahoo users live in larger residences than Gmail users, Yahoo subscribers need more electricity per square foot than Gmail users.

Opower matched up 2011 electricity rates with more than 1.5 million email addresses over 23 states to draw their conclusions — focusing on Gmail and Yahoo specifically because they were the top two email service providers of those surveyed, Fischer told Mashable.

Though Opower only analyzed 2011 data, Fischer says he believes similar patterns of higher Yahoo energy usage would have been found in previous years.

But Yahoo users can’t simply cut down on electricity charges now by signing up for a Gmail account. It’s all about lifestyle adjustments to cut back on overall energy costs, Opower says.

See more about the differences in Yahoo and Gmail users’ energy spending in the infographic.

Source: Mashable.com, Opower

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How Much Does Obesity Cost Employers? – Infographic

Fact: Working in the typical modern office is hazardous to your health. Hunching over a keyboard for a third of the day makes employees fatter, sicker and more stressed than less sedentary occupations do.

And here’s the rub: The health damage inflicted by desk-bound drudgery cycles back and hurts the companies you work for. How? The high cost of obese employees for businesses.

The amount of time Americans spend sitting increased by 8% between 1980 and 2000. Obesity rates, meanwhile, doubled during that time span. Nearly 300 million Americans don’t get the minimum level of exercise required for good health, while the portion of jobs that require physical activity has declined by about 30% since 1960.

The annual medical costs of obesity-related diseases and conditions totals about $147 billion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity’s annual cost to employers tops $73.1 billion, according to a 2010 Duke University study. Sick days, doctors appointments and overall decreased productivity are among the factors that contribute to that total…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, Keas