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Social Media Championship: Men vs. Women – Infographic

It is not entirely unknown, women are the champions of social media. This infographic gives us some numbers and will inform the last one thinking men are dominating social media. Continue reading

Travel: The Art of Vacation Packing, Men vs. Women – Infographic

The Science of packing for a holiday is far more complex than you think! Especially when you compare men and women. We created the infographic below to show you the differences. Continue reading

Social Media Habits And Privacy Concerns – Infographic

Internet privacy is a huge issues these days. Many people are cracking down on what they do and do not want to share on their social media profiles. But who shares more, men or women? The data might surprise you. Continue reading

The Differences Between Men’s And Women’s Work Styles – Infographic

According to Wrike’s recent survey with almost 2,000 respondents, 88% of men and 85% of women regularly overwork. But who feels more stressed about this matter? What are the other remarkable differences between men’s and women’s work styles? Continue reading

Online Shopping: Men vs. Women – Infographic

By now we all know that when it comes to shopping, men and woman are different. Very different. How does that translate to the actual facts and figures? Turns out…men like shopping too, just as muchs as women like to return their online purchases. Continue reading

Do You Believe What Advertising Is Promissing? – Infographic

Apparently consumers are taking this old saying to heart: “Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.” Market research firm Lab42 just released a study that revealed that 76% of its respondents think advertisements contain exaggerated claims, and a mere 3% think ads are “very accurate.”

According to Lab42’s survey of 500 respondents, while 38% wish for more accuracy in advertising, only 17% would like to see more laws in the United States that regulate advertising. In the U.S., advertising is seen as free speech, but that’s not the case in other countries such as the UK, where ads are routinely banned for being misleading or exaggerated.

With the Super Bowl coming up in the U.S., which is not only the most important football game of the year but the most important advertising spree as well, you’ll notice advertisers are already fully aware that humor enhances memorability of a product. As you’ll see in the infographic below, Lab42’s results reinforce that, where 71% of the respondents agree that making them laugh makes them remember as well.

One surprising result was that only 8% of the respondents thought sexy ads made a product more memorable. But not surprisingly, 92% of that group were men. You’ll certainly recognize the way the respondents believed men and women are portrayed in ads, with men often characterized as sports-obsessed, womanizing and idiotic, while women are stereotypically depicted as shopping-obsessed, family-oriented and promiscuous. No wonder so many people are turned off by ads.

Let us know in the comments which ads you’ve found the least believable or annoying. How about the ones that were the least memorable? Or have you forgotten them already?

Source: Infographic courtesy Lab42, Mashable.com

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Are Your Photos Getting Shared? – Infographic

Did you know women are more likely than men to use Pinterest, while Instagram and Tumblr attract equal shares of men and women? All this means you have to make sure that you post your photos in the right place. Read our infographic to learn more.

Source: muveeblog

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Soccer, That Beautiful Game, Eases Hypertension | Playbook | Wired.com

Soccer is more than a beautiful game — it’s good for your heart, too. A European study found three out of four hypertensive men who played the game two hours a week saw their blood pressure fall to healthy levels in six months. Photo: toksuede/Flickr

Soccer, That Beautiful Game, Eases Hypertension | Playbook | Wired.com.

The beautiful game just got a bit prettier.

A study out of Europe has shown that playing soccer might be the best way for men with hypertension to improve their blood pressure and decrease the risk of stroke while keeping fit. The study adds to our understanding of the game’s health benefits.

We’ve long known exercise brings all kinds of medical benefits, and Peter Krustrup of the lab of Sport and Health Sciences has long studied the effect of soccer on cardiorespiratory capacity, metabolic fitness and muscle and bone strength. He and his team have compared the sport to running and weight training because it is estimated that some 400 million people play it worldwide.

Their work has provided insight into the benefits of different exercises. Jogging was effective for losing fat and improving cardiovascular health, while strength training promotes musculoskeletal adaptations like posture, balance, strength and bone mineralization. Soccer, on the other hand, provides all of those benefits.

“Soccer is very effective both in terms of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal adaptations,” said Krustrup. “Soccer is an intense, variable, all-in-one training.”

Building upon that, the latest research by Krustup and researchers in England — where almost one in three men has hypertension — and Denmark found the game helps prevent cardiovascular disease in middle-aged men with hypertension. Three out of four hypertensive men in the study saw their blood pressure fall to healthy levels after six months of soccer.

“Playing soccer scores a hat trick for men with hypertension,” Krustup said. “It reduces blood pressure, improves fitness and burns fat.”

Although everyone knows exercise can reduce blood pressure, there’s been little exploration of the best activity to prescribe. Krustup was interested in determining whether soccer, the world’s most popular sport, might be especially effective.

It should be noted that his study was financed by the Danish Soccer Federation, along with the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center and the Danish Heart Foundation. So it’s no surprise that it would focus on soccer. But it’s also worth noting that soccer is far more popular than, say, basketball or American football, and Krustup says he wants to investigate these “intermittent team sports” in the future.

In his study, published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Krustrup and his team gathered 33 men aged 33 to 54 with mild to moderate hypertension and divided them randomly into two groups. One participated in two one-hour sessions of soccer training each week, while the other followed the advice — get active, eat well — typically offered by a general practitioner.

The groups were tested at three months and six months to determine their blood pressure, body fat, oxygen intake and other factors. The soccer players saw their average mean blood pressure reduced by 10 mmHg, twice that of the control group. Their maximum oxygen uptake and exercise capacity rose 10 percent, and their resting heart rates was lowered by eight beats per minute. Body fat dropped by an average of two kilograms, and they were found to be less tired during exercise than those in the control group, though it isn’t surprising that the people who enjoyed intense workouts for six months were fitter.

“The magnitude of response was impressive,” Krustrup said, “with reductions of 13/8 mmHg which is somewhat more than the average effects seen after endurance training for hypertensive men, like running (7/5 mmHg) and much more than what has been reported after strength training.”

Those in the control group also saw lower blood pressure, but the improvement was not nearly so pronounced, nor did they enjoy any of the other benefits the soccer players did. The next step calls for studying how soccer affects the heart’s structure and function.

Source: WiredNews

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Reading Habits: The DNA Of A Good Book – Infographic

When you’re curled up with a good book that you just can’t set aside, whether it’s a physical book or an ebook, do you know what makes it so compelling? Is it the mystery, the suspense? Maybe it’s the romance.

Turns out men and women have very different habits when it comes to picking a good book. Men prefer books of a historical nature while women opt for romance and literature.

This data is from HipType, a company that gathers analytics data from e-readers for authors. It analyzes a range of books, according to HipType, “including everything from major bestsellers to obscure titles that only a few thousand people have read.”

For this infographic, the company studied the DNA of a successful book as well as the reading habits of men and women, and found that women are 50% more likely to finish a book than men. Just how long is our collective attention span? Turns out the average length of the bestseller list 375 pages. That’s a good thing because the survey shows only 74% of people actually finish a book over 400 pages.

If you’re a fan of ebooks, you likely live in a city. The survey finds 82% of people who read ebooks actually live in cities.

Source: Mashable.com, hiptype

Battle Of The Sexes On Social Media – Infographic

When it comes to the sexes on social media, there are a few places where the battle lines seem settled. It probably won’t surprise you to learn, for example, that men are from Google+ and women are from Pinterest.

But when it comes to the two dominant social networks — Facebook and Twitter — you may be shocked to discover that women are now in the majority on both services. Not only that, but they’re posting far more frequently on Facebook than their slowpoke male counterparts can manage.

Online gaming, once a bastion of men, has fallen to the females as well. Zynga is by far the largest online gaming network, with 250 million players logging on every month; 60% of those players are women, especially women over 55.

But take heart, guys. You still comprise 63% of LinkedIn, the professional social network. Google+, as has been the case for some time, is more than two-thirds dude. And Reddit is practically a man cave, where you have less than a one-in-five chance of coming across the fairer sex.

Source: Mashable.com, Digital Flash NYC

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Gender Marketing: Consumer Differences Between The Sexes – Infographic

Even in today’s web-driven shopping environment, the old adage that women love shopping more than men still applies. Both online and off, women consistently make more buying decisions and generally value the shopping experience more than their male partners. Smart marketers know they must tailor their messages to their target customers, so today we explore the different male and female consumer trends and how some companies are taking advantage of them.

Source: Infographics Archive, G+

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Are Women More Attracted To Jerks? – Infographic

There’s a saying that many of you are probably familiar with: Nice guys finish last. It’s a sad statement if it’s true, but not everyone believes it. However, a recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology suggests that the converse is actually biologically sound — women are sometimes more attracted to schmucks. We took that finding to the public, and asked if it was true. Are women really more attracted to jerks? Leave your opinion in the comments.

Source: Soda Head

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International Women’s Day – Thank you!

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Thank you to all of you for everything you do!

“God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.” ~ Farrah Fawcett

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

“Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.” ~ Faith Whittlesey

In the name of all men, we love you!

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