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Whether you’re an occasional slacker, or a professional procrastinator, we’ve all experienced those days (or periods of time) where it seems like our productivity levels just aren’t up to par. This can be caused by a number of things, including lack of sleep, too much time on social media, lack of exercise, and even too little sunlight.
Regardless as to how the habit starts, you will need to put some effort into getting back on track and functioning normal again. Start with monitoring your time each day to determine where your hard work is really being allocated, and then build a recovery plan from that point. It may take a while (about 2 weeks), but you will feel accomplished again when you check off items on the to-do list daily, instead of looking at the same tasks for weeks at a time. Life hacking in the area of productivity can be a challenge, especially if you’ve let the slacking go on for a long period of time, but you can’t let this go unchecked. The sooner you acknowledge that you’re headed for disaster, the sooner you can help yourself get back to efficiently doing the things that matter the most. Here’s an infographic to help you achieve better productivity in just ten days.
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Foreign governments have taken the labeling of GMOs much more seriously than the U.S. Several countries such as France, the U.K., and China all label their products that contain GMOs. Learn more about what GMOs are, and how they might effect our food source.[Tweet “70% of American produce contains #GMO “]
Ebola has already claimed 4,000 lives in West Africa and cases are now being treated in the U.S. With a fatality rate of 90%, Ebola is a very dangerous illness. Learn about the history of this disease and its symptoms.
With 46% of global assets owned by the top 1% earners the income equality gap in the United States is substantial. Explore wealth in the United States and how it’s distributed.
With $2 billion on hand the Islamic State is an extremely well-funded terrorist group that may pose a major international crisis for the U.S. and the world. Learn about their rise to power and the toll they’ve taken thus far.
LGBT rights around the world vary, some countries such as Australia and Greenland recognize same-sex relationships. Many countries in Africa and the Middle East criminalize being gay, some go so far as to put a person to death. Learn how LGBT rights have changed over the years and what daily life is like around the world for the LGBT community.
Colorado and Washington both legalized recreational use of marijuana in 2012. Since legalization Denver’s violent crime has dropped by 10.6% and homicide is down to less than half of its 2013 level. In July 2014 Washington made $2.4 million in pot sales. There’s a lot to consider with the legalization of marijuana. Learn more about the influence it has had on these two states.
Efforts towards immigration reform have been repeatedly rebuffed time and time again. As of 2012, there were 11.4 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. Check out our infographic to learn more about this hot-button issue.
The U.S. spent $454 Million dollars in 2013 on Gitmo’s detention centers. Get a better grasp on Gitmo–from the history of prison camps to the financial, political and human toll it takes.