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What Is an Infographic? The History and Evolution of Data Visualization


By | source: Jun 23rd, 2020

Whether you work in marketing, research, education, or the non-profit sector, infographics are likely a part of your everyday life. Even if your sector hasn’t jumped on the infographic bandwagon, it is likely that you see infographics as you scroll through social media and blogs.

Despite how widespread infographics are, there is still confusion about what exactly qualifies as an infographic.

Definition of Infographic

According to Merriam Webster dictionary, an infographic is defined as:

A chart, diagram, or illustration (as in a book or magazine, or on a website) that uses graphic elements to present information in a visually striking way.

If we go by this definition of an infographic though, then virtually all types of visual information would be considered an infographic.

Even signs like the one below would be considered an infographic.

fall rock sign is a simple infographic

 

While useful, we generally now appreciate infographics to be more detailed and complex than a simple sign.

Wikipedia expands on the definition of infographic by saying that,

Infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.

The key term here is complex information. Hence why street signs aren’t considered infographics by modern standards.

I also like how Venture Beat defines infographic as a “Picture painted with data. Take a quick look and a story emerges from numbers. Look more closely, and a complex narrative emerges from dense clusters of information.”

Key Features of Infographics:

  • Goal is to make large amounts of data immediately understandable.
  • Information can be quickly digested.
  • Visually striking.
  • Engaging.

All Infographics Contain:

  • Content Almost all infographics use some text to get the message across. However, there are some infographics – such as the IKEA stick figures – which convey the message without any text.
  • Visuals: The visuals need to be striking and clearly convey the information.
  • Knowledge: The goal of an infographic is to convey information. Without knowledge, then it is just a graphic and not infographic.
IKEA how-to infographic

IKEA’s instructions are an example of infographics without any text.

Types of Infographics

There are a lot of design and marketing agencies that have broken down infographics into types.  However, it is hard to find a consensus amongst them.

As one designer points out, the breakdown of infographic types depends on how you define the different between data, information, and knowledge.  These terms are highly subjective, which explains why we still don’t have a widely-agreed upon definition of infographic, nevertheless the types.

The Harvard Business Review guide Good Charts lays out four types of infographics: declarative, conceptual, exploratory, and data-driven. In this classification system, the types overlap each other, such as declarative-exploratory.

However, I prefer the simpler breakdown of infographic types by Column Five Media.  They define three main infographic types: Data visualization, information design, and editorial infographics.

As a consumer, understanding the types of infographics can help you better gauge the value of the information presented.

You’ll be able to ask yourself questions like how many data sets are being presented, and is the infographic trying to elicit a response from me?  Considering that infographics have long been used as a propaganda tool, this insight can help you avoid being manipulated with data.

Data Visualization Infographics

Many of the early precursors to infographics, such as line graphs and charts, are types of data visualizations.  The difference is that today’s data visualizations often present huge amounts of information.

Key Features:

  • Illustrates numbers/amounts
  • Delivers information
  • Is objective
  • Usually created for a specific niche
  • Not narrative – focus on the numbers
  • Tend to be more “numbers heavy” than graphic

There is a lot of debate about the difference between an infographic and data visualization.  Some would argue that they are completely different things.  However, the common consensus is that data visualizations are a type of infographic, but not all infographics are data visualizations.

Example of Data Visualization Infographic

Infographic shows the relative complexity of the solar magnetic field.

 

Information Design Infographics

With these information design infographics, the data is not specific numbers.  Rather, the data is concepts which are visualized. Some examples of these information design are timelines, how-to steps, flowcharts, comparisons, hierarchical, and anatomical illustrations.

Key Features:

  • Illustrates concepts rather than numbers
  • Include more than one set of data or info in order to tell a larger story
  • Typically aimed at a mass market
  • May not be objective

Example of Information Design Infographic  

information design type of infographic showing crowd funding benefits

The infographic shows a concept, not a specific set of data.

 

Editorial Infographics

It used to be that text-based editorials were found in newspapers and magazines to supplement the objective news reporting.  Now, there is a growing trend towards editorial type infographics.

Key Features:

  • Are not objective
  • Have a distinct call to action
  • Often used by non-profits and activist groups
  • Use various data sets to support viewpoint

Example of an Editorial Infographic:

PeTA infographic

An editorial infographic by PeTA

 

Why Infographics Are So Powerful

Long before humans invented alphabet systems, they communicated with visuals.  The human brain is hardwired to process visual information, and it does it much more efficiently than it processes text information.

infograpic on the benefits of visual learning

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Shortening Attention Span

Another reason that infographics are so powerful in today’s era of the internet, is that they capture attention.  Our attention spans have drastically shortened because of the constant stimulus we receive.  In this era of goldfish brains, learning needs to be micro.

Infographics are one of the best ways to present huge amounts of data in small bites, thus making them a very powerful learning tool.  They are also great for marketers who want to get their message across as quickly as possible.   Color visuals increase comprehension, learning, and retention by over 73%.  The appeal lasts: Eye tracking research on news pages has shown that 87% of people who saw an infographic also read the accompanying text, whereas only 41% read the text of a typical page with heading and text.

Shareability

The key to having content go viral is to make it shareable.  Your readers see the content and believe that sharing it makes them look good.  They then want to share it with their friends, coworkers, and grandparents.  Visual content is 40X more likely to get shared on social media than other types of content (Buffer, 2014).

 

Infographic History Timeline

Prehistory and Early Civilization

We humans are visual thinkers, so it is no surprise that infographics have been around since even before civilization.  The earliest examples of infographics are arguably cave paintings which many experts believe were used to communicate information about animals and hunting methods.  There are also prehistoric examples of constellations maps and land maps.  However, the combining of data and art didn’t develop until the 1600s.

Dunhuang star chart

Dunhuang star chart, dated to between 600 andn 900 AD.

 

1600s:

Maps had been around for long before the 17th century, but this is when the principles of measuring and marking distances as well as special geometry were laid down.  As a result, we see a huge jump in the quality of maps during this century.

Christoph Scheiner is usually credited as the person responsible for making the first modern infographic.  His map of sunspots was printed in 1626.

Christoph Scheiner sunspots infographic

 

1786

The end of the 18th century in Europe was a Golden Age for sciences and arts. The date 1786 stands out as when a Scotsman named William Playfair published his work “Commercial and Political Atlas.” The work contains the first examples of a bar chart. Playfair also is credited with inventing the line, area, and pie charts.

William Playfair, grandfather of infographics

 

1800s

The 1800s was the era of charts. Many government offices started using visual charts for statistical analysis.  The popularity of charts led to major innovations in their types and styles.

Suddenly, we had more attractive charts as well as new types like bubble charts, contour plots, and 3d charts.

Infographic charts also started to influence history. 

If it weren’t for John Snow’s 1841 cholera map (which showed cholera outbreaks linked to a common water source), he probably wouldn’t have been able to convince public officials that cholera is spread by water.  Thanks to his visualization, the well pump was removed.

Cholera outbreak map

Cholera outbreak map

In 1860, a map of slavery influenced the course of the Civil War.  By seeing which areas held slaves, the Union was able to determine which areas would fight harder to keep slavery – and which ones might switch sides.

civil war slave holders map

One of the first infographics to combine multiple data sets was made in 169 by designer Charles Minard. He visualized Emperor Napoleon’s 1812 invasion of Russia, showing the number of forces, distance traveled, temperatures, and rivers crossed.

first modern infographic

 

Florence Nightingale was amongst the first to use infographics for activism.  Her 1858 infographic of mortality of British army was used to convince the Queen to provide better medical care for soldiers in the Crimean War.

florence nightengale infographic

 

 

1900s

Up until this period, infographics were mainly used to convey data within scientific circles and niche audiences. The booming 1900s found infographics being adopted by mainstream media.

People were moving to cities during this time and public transportation was getting complex.  Infographics were made to help the public navigate.  The first few attempts at mapping the subway systems in NYC were far from ideal.  It wasn’t until 1967 that subway routes were given their own color on maps.

NYC subway map 1904

First NYC subway map from 1904

 

1990s to Early 2000s

Computers and software finally became affordable and small enough to make it into homes. Design software suddenly made it possible to visualize data quickly without having to hand-draw visualizations.

The result were infographics which were much more complex, such as network graphs, dendrograms, sunburst charts, and chord diagrams.

2000s

Now is the era we are familiar with.  With the huge demand for visual content, everyone from marketers to government agencies to nonprofits have adopted infographics.

The push towards visual content also means there’s been a surge in bad infographics.  It got so bad that a 2011 article in the Atlantic called the infographic trend a “plague” and “endemic in the blogosphere.”

By the end of the decade, marketers realize that they can’t make an impact simply by putting content in visual form.  Consumers are demanding more to capture their attention.

 

The Infographic Today

Living in the information age means we are getting inundated with huge amounts of data daily. A Telegraph report found we consume the equivalent of 174 newspapers per day – which is five times more information consumed daily in 1986.

That statistic was reported in 2011. Since then, the amount of information overload has only increased.

With so much information overload, people have become very picky about what they consume. Content doesn’t even stand a chance without a visual strategy.  

Thus, there is a huge push to transform content into visual form.  In an article about how infographics jumped the shark, Flowing Data creator Nathan Yau comments on how infographics are replacing the blog post format.

 Infographics have gotten longer to fit into the blog format. Posts that used to be long lists of favorite things and best methods have shifted to something more visual.

We’ve also seen more infographic trends like interactive, 3d, and motion infographics.

Infographics have grown to great lengths, quite literally.  Keep scrolling..

long form infographic goes far down the page

Online users have also gotten immune to the visual pull of infographics.  Without a good story throughout the infographic, people get bored.  

Thus, it is no surprise that infographic design best practices include making a narrative flow.  When done well, the narrative will engage consumers as they scroll down the infographic.  The message is clear and there is a strong visual focus.

The final piece to pull it all together is a Call To Action or conclusion.  Because, without a CTA guiding you in how to react, what was the point of consuming the infographic?  Data only becomes knowledge when it can be put to use!

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Construction Injury Rates In 2022


By | source: May 10th, 2022

The construction industry ranks second in the United States for fatal injuries to workers under the age of 18, according to the US National Library of Medicine. Since one in ten workers is injured each year, these figures are not a surprise. Working in construction can be dangerous even if safety precautions are taken. Construction is a necessary part of life, especially as it relates to the growth of sustainable cities and communities. It is important to know the risks and the laws of the industry, and know the best practices to follow to avoid injuries.Read More

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Five Reasons to Visit Germany in Summer Months


By | source: Apr 2nd, 2022

Are you someone who doesn’t like extreme temperatures? Then, visiting Germany in the summer months would be a treat for your soul!

Germany is one of the countries you can’t miss while on a Euro trip. From going on a pleasant hike to strolling in unspoiled countryside to spectacular beach spots to numerous outdoor activities. The country has everything all together to make your summer holidays memorable and better than ever!

Get to discover Germany like never before with five reasons to visit the dynamic country during summer months:

1. Neuschwanstein Castle

If you want to witness the real charm of Germany then you should visit the Neuschwanstein castle in summer months. Why? It is one of the most popular tourist attractions. And it’s not the only reason to visit the dreamy castle. The castle was built in 19th century and almost 1.5 million visitors go there to fulfill their Disney movies fantasies come true!

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Did you know that Sleeping Beauty’s castle was inspired by the ever-popular Neuschwanstein castle? And also the castle is known to be the most photographed building in the world. 

Since there is no bad time to visit the incredible castle. However, it is said that mild weather, school holidays, and longer hours of summer months make the experience of visiting Neuschwanstein castle far more fun and exciting!

In the states of Bavaria and Baden Wurttemberg, you’ll get to visit numerous wonderful castles there! Henceforth, Germany has no shortage of other fascinating castles as well. The best way to explore Neuschwanstein castle is by car. This way, you’d get to see all the wonderfulness of Germany’s castles, at affordable prices.

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2. Sankt Goar

Are you into UNESCO World heritage site or famous historical attractions? Then, you should add Sankt Goar to your summer holiday places to visit in Germany!

It is one of the best places to visit in Germany during summer season. The picturesque town is located by the bank of the Middle Rhine. Sankt Goar would be the perfect escape from the mandatory life routine. Explore the Rhine valley region and visit the cute small town to reward your summer holidays.

Rhine Cruise is the best way to discover the beautiful small town and fill your memories with the spectacular views of fairytale castles. The little town has a lot more to offer from the vineyards, rolling hills to the famous festival of The Rhine in flames to witness the charm of the stunning firework display, to Stefan Wine Paradise (one of the most loved stops by travelers), popular museums and a lot more. The views are cherry-on-top on a sunny day. So, make sure to check out the small town to make your summer holidays unforgettable!

3. Berlin:

How can any trip to Germany be completed without mentioning Berlin?

reasons to visit germany in the summer

The capital of Germany is home to many famous tourist spots. But there is a lot more to the city than modern, diverse architectural sites to River Spree or Berlin Wall. If you are someone who loves art then the city central borough aka Mitte is the place you should check out definitely.

The rich history of the country can be experienced through cultural institutions, art galleries, Museum Island, and a lot more. The freezing temperatures of winter make it nearly impossible to even reach the castle. Therefore visiting Berlin to create memories is during the summertime. 

4. Frankfurt Book Fair

Frankfurt Book Fair is known to be one of the best as well as most important book fairs in the world. 

The first-ever Frankfurt Book Fair was held in 1949. It still holds its values as Frankfurt Book Fair is known globally as a marketing event for launching books, to new authors get the chance to be recognized and connect with publishers to gain knowledge regarding international publishing rights.

Almost, 110 countries get the opportunity to exhibit and nearly thousands of books, audiobooks, e-books, and digital products are launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair. It is no less than a magical event for all bibliophiles out there. Apart from various reasons to visit Germany in summer, the Frankfurt Book Fair remains one-of-unique reasons!

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5. Explore  New Horizons

Do you know of a country in Europe that has extraordinary beaches as well as breathtaking mountains? Well Germany has it all! This is country situated in central Europe that provide you with different horizons in one land. 

There is a lot more to Germany than beautiful castles or rich historical architecture. If you want a pleasant escape from mundane city life then, you should check out the undeniably artistic German landscapes. 

reasons to visit germany castle

The delightful horizons are a treat to the eyes. Southern Germany has a wide range of mountains. It’s a perfect spot for all the summer activities. Enjoy your vacations in stress-free zone with the pleasant walks in countryside. You can also go for a swim in lakes to take a hike to your favorite destination spot. You’ll come with lifetime memories!

Be it café-sitting, park lazing or visiting rich historical sites, to a lot more. A Euro trip can’t be completed without visiting Germany.

You can explore the city to the fullest by taking public transport or by driving! During your road trip if you face any difficulties with your car, you can use 50% Off Kfzteile24 gutscheincode to avail Kfzteile24 services or auto parts any time. Your road trip will run smoothly with our affordable prices and reliable Kfzteile auto parts. So contact us now for the best codes you will ever receive. 

About the author 

Monika Meyer is an auto parts consultant, who enjoys traveling by road to different Germany tourist spots. In her spare time, she likes to read and write posts about German travels and road trip safety precautions.

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Best Business Ideas for 2022


By | source: Mar 2nd, 2022

Do you wish to start a new business in 2022? Starting a small business is a perk on its own. It gives you freedom from 9 to 5 jobs. But, at the same time, it provides you enormous opportunities to earn income passively. You’re lucky enough if you’ve landed here. Why?

We’ve compiled the list of best business ideas that are worth trying. To stop this, you don’t need to make such considerable investment and require little expertise.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started.

1. Blogging

Would you like to start a business without investing any money? Blogging is the simple answer. To be a successful blogger, you can start your blogging website or write guest blogs for other sites. Blogging would be a great idea for women, college students, and people who want to generate passive income.

2. Sell Courses Online

Do you have a specialty in any of the courses? Then you can sell courses online on platforms like Coursera, Udemy, and other online platforms.

Even if you have simple DIY hack expertise and any other talent you want to share and earn maximum income, start recording video and earn income. You can start recording videos with your smartphone and sell your courses online.

3. Food Delivery Services

Starting a small restaurant is challenging, especially when you need to compete with huge restaurant chains. One way to stand out is to start a food delivery service. It will take minimum investment and run your business even from your home.

You might have seen many people migrate to other cities for work and studies. But, they prefer to have home-based food to eat. So, it would be great to start your food delivery services and prepare quality meals to serve the clients.

4. Maryland Betmgm

Maryland Betmgm is a sportsbook platform that is also best for earning income online. This is a legal sportsbook platform to bet online and make passive income. However, you will be at greater risk of losing money online. So, play safer.

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5. Freelance Content Writing Business

The freelance content writing business is in great demand these days. It requires only a robust internet connection and computer/laptop. On the contrary, you only need to have a good command of English, and there is no other specific degree requirement.

But it would be a plus to have prior experience in writing; then, freelance content writing is excellent. In addition, there are platforms like Freelancer, Upwork, and Fiverr. You can also build a network to start your writing business without paying any cost.

6. Virtual Assistant Services

Many small company owners and solopreneurs are desperate for assistance and are willing to pay for it. What’s wrong with taking advantage of this opportunity by providing virtual assistant services to such busy business owners?

You may assist them with scheduling appointments, sending and responding to emails, making phone calls to clients, answering customer questions, and much more. The greatest feature is that you really can accomplish all of this without ever having to leave your house.

7. Home Tutoring/Online Teaching

There is a drastic change in the studies platform in a pandemic crisis. Schools start taking online classes on Zoom and Google meets. If you would like to start your own business, then home tutoring/online business ideas would be great to start.

You don’t need to invest in starting this business. All you have to do is join an online teaching platform and start teaching online. If you have any teaching specialty, choose the course and start teaching online. It will help to earn passive income.

8. Sell Handmade Crafts Online

Today, people prefer to have handmade crafted things to decorate their homes. Moreover, handcrafted things are excellent for gifting purposes. If you have any skills in designing handicraft items such as beaded bags, mittens, and any other handicraft items, start selling them online on platforms like Etsy.

Moreover, you can also create your online business account on social media platforms like Instagram and start selling your handmade crafted items online. First, you have to create the list, build the network, and start selling.

9. Social Media Management Services

Many social media influencers hire social media managers to manage their websites. So, if you are good at handling social media accounts and post, comment, and update on behalf of the influencers, then it would be a great way to start your small business and earn passively through social media platforms.

10. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is perfect for 9-to-5 employees, stay-at-home parents, and anybody searching for a side hustle. You locate a real or digital product that you want to market, attract attention to it, and hope to earn a sale. You are paid a commission every time that product is sold.

For example, you can join the Amazon affiliate program and sell products. For each visitor who purchases the products from the link, you will receive a 10% commission.

Bottom Line

Starting your own business is a lot of fun and riskier at the same time. So, here are the nine best business ideas which you can start with least or no investment. Therefore, it would help generate profitable outcomes and give you freedom of earning.

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How to Successfully Blog About Food in 2022


By | source: Feb 23rd, 2022

Maybe you enjoy getting creative in the kitchen and are inspired by ingredients? Keep reading to find out how to make it a success.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of blogging about food?

Food blogging is a huge industry experiencing continual growth. Before starting your food blog, consider the pros and cons detailed below.

Advantages:

  • Food blogs are a huge market with the potential for expansion
  • Allow you to focus on a special diet or particular niche area of interest
  • Total creative freedom to create the content you want
  • It can be easily monetized to make a profit
  • It helps to improve your cooking skills and work on new recipes
  • Develops your skills in photography, writing, and social media marketing
  • An opportunity to follow your passion and live your dreams
  • Can connect with a like-minded community of followers and collaborators
  • Huge audience market as everyone eats food

Disadvantages:

  • It takes time to grow your brand and be viewed as an authority in your niche
  • The effort is needed to continually create new content to engage your readers
  • A high level of discipline is required to commit to blogging 
  • Risks need to be taken to make sure your blog is successful
  • It is an area with a lot of competition
  • A resilient and patient mindset is needed
  • The saturated market may feel overwhelming
  • To make money, you need to treat it as a business

Different ways to blog about food in 2022

With such variety in the food blog market, selecting a niche is the first – and most important – step to creating a successful food blog.

Here are some ideas to get you thinking.

  • Diet-related such as vegan, gluten-free, or low-carb
  • Travel food blog with content related to holidays
  • Cuisine type such as Italian or Asian
  • Meal-related such as desserts or entertaining
  • Sustainable eating practices to reduce waste or carbon footprint
  • Specialize in a type of cooking equipment such as an air fryer or instant pot
  • Audience-related content, for example for students or busy moms

4 Best types of food blogs

There are a wide variety of different categories of food blogs. Here are four types of food blogs including examples to help inspire you on your food blogging journey.

Keto and low-carb blogs

Ketogenic and low-carb diets are popular with people wanting to lose weight, improve their mental function, and benefit their health. However, it can feel quite restrictive and difficult to adapt to. 

A good keto/low-carb blog focuses on how to transition to a keto diet and what to expect. They include information about the health benefits of adopting a low carbohydrate diet. 

This type of food blog can also demonstrate how to prepare enjoyable and indulgent meals. 

Lowcarbdietitian

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Lowcarbdietitian.com is written by a dietician and is full of advice on the health benefits of low-carb eating. In this blog, you’ll find lots of proven accurate, useful information and support if you’re trying to control your blood sugar and achieve a healthy weight. In addition, you’ll find tips to help you improve your overall health and vitality, and of course, there are lots of great low-carb recipes you can try.    

Carbophobic

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Carbophobic.com takes you through the basics of starting a keto diet with lots of beginner tips. If you’re wondering whether keto is the right diet for you, you should be able to find the answer right here. As well as learning the basics of keto, there are lots of low-carb recipes you can try for breakfast, dessert, or your main meal. 

Marks Daily Apple

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Marksdailyapple.com is full of articles, fitness tips, and recipes related to the keto diet. The blog is run by Mark Sisson, a practitioner of the Primal Blueprint approach to health, wellbeing, and weight management. He founded the site in 2006 to fulfill his personal mission to empower people to take responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life. He was one of the first bloggers to write about the Paleo movement.  

Broader food blogs

Broad food blogs are not restricted to certain diets or eating practices. They cover information that a wide audience can relate to. 

There are options to provide informative articles, how-to guides, and recipes. This makes it a popular choice if you don’t want to restrict your blog to one particular food area.

There are opportunities for collaborating with other bloggers and featuring a range of content types.

Chefs Pencil

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Chefspencil.com is an international food magazine aimed at cooks of all levels. It was launched in 2009 by a Dutch chef based in Australia, and you’ll find how-to guides and recipes from chefs at the height of their profession. Whether you’re a home cook or professional chef, you’ll find lots of exciting recipes, news from the culinary industry, professional cooking advice, and lots of tips. There’s even some help if you’re looking for a culinary school in your area. You can also follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram.   

Justapinch

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Justapinch.com contains a wealth of tried and tested recipes with seasonal cooking ideas for home cooks. Just a Pinch is more than just a recipe site. It also provides a network of tools to help you prepare some amazing meals. Sign up and become a member and you can search, rate, and comment on thousands of recipes. It’s quite a community of hometown cooks. 

Easyrecipedepot.com

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Easyrecipedepot.com was created to showcase easy-to-make recipes that taste delicious and save time. Carrie is a busy mom, wife, and small business owner, and her goal is to deliver delicious dishes anyone can make easily and quickly. Carrie also runs several other blogs in which she shares more recipes, home decorating ideas, new craft ideas, and much more. 

Broader health blogs that cover food

This category offers the opportunity to combine an interest in food with a particular health perspective. 

It can include different lifestyles or fitness practices. Some examples include yoga, personal training, or the treatment of health conditions.

There is plenty of variety within this category which means you can tailor your blog to suit different readers.

Flaxseedsandfairytales.com

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Flaxseedsandfairytales.com is created by a meditation teacher who shares tips and recipes that promote relaxation. As a certified group fitness instructor, meditation coach, and health blogger, she’s helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimal health and happiness. The recipes she includes on her site are keto recipes for beginners, healthy recipes for weight loss, paleo pie recipes, vegan keto recipes, and much more.   

Freshnlean

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Freshnlean.com delivers healthy meals to your door along with a blog about recipes, hacks, and health. Modern life is very hectic and finding the time to create healthy meals can be a challenge. The meals you can get from Freshnlean are designed to maximize your time, energy, and wellness. You can also sign up for their newsletter and get healthy recipes, tips, and more delivered to your inbox.   

Diettogo

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Diettogo.com creates health-conscious and affordable meals and provides information about diet options. Diet-to-go is another meal delivery company that focuses on making healthy eating both easy and affordable. In addition to their ready meals, there are also some interesting and easy to prepare recipes in the blog section of the website.

Everydayhealth

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Everydayhealth.com is packed with health articles along with recipes to benefit different health conditions. The blog covers topics such as alternative therapies, fitness, relationships, and various health topics. In addition, the food and eating section includes recipes suitable for a variety of diets including Atkins, DASH, Low-Carb, Paleo, Mediterranean, and MIND diets.

Fitfoundme

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Fitfoundme.com shares fitness workouts and healthy, balanced recipe ideas to improve your wellbeing. When it comes to food, Stephanie, the owner of the blog, shares 30-minute quick meal ideas, clean eating recipes, desserts, keto, and low-carb recipes. 

Purition

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Purition.co.uk sells nutritional meal replacement products and shares informative articles to help you reach your health goal. As well as lots of useful advice for anyone wanting to lose weight, there’s also a recipe section that contains lots of tasty, healthy, and easy-to-make meals.   

Verywellfit

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Verywellfit.com is a huge resource of research-backed health and fitness information. As well as fitness, nutrition, and exercise topics, there are also stacks of healthy recipes to try, whether you’re looking for low-carb inspiration, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, or recipes that are diabetes-friendly.

Makeyourbodywork

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Makeyourbodywork.com features fitness tips and dietary advice for weight loss from a personal trainer. Dave has been working in the fitness industry for almost 20 years, and his mission is to help others overcome their unhealthy fixation on their appearance. His aim is to help people improve their fitness and reach their weight-loss goals. 

Broader lifestyle blogs that include food and recipes

Food blogs are often featured in the lifestyle blog category. They are not the only content to feature but work well alongside other lifestyle content.

They are personalized to the writer’s interests and are inspired by their lives. 

Lifestyle blogs can cover a wide range of topics from becoming a digital nomad to creating balance in your life.

This offers plenty of opportunities to link with food-related content. Some examples for the topics above might include cooking from a camper van or stress-free entertaining. 

Carrieelle

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carrieelle.com includes resources to help plan your life from meals to holidays and everything in between. You’ll find tons of printables, planning help and inspiration, family travel destinations, and tips. The blog runs alongside the eCommerce shop that she runs with her husband. She says that blogging has given her a unique medium in which she can express herself and share the things she’s best at. 

Annesage

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The lifestyle blog Annesage.com has a focus on interior design, but also includes recipes and style advice. Anne has been a blogger for more than a decade. Her success is all down to her signature smart yet stylish approach to interiors, entertaining, wellness, and more. As well as writing her blog, she also runs a very successful business that offers client services in interior design, art direction, and photo styling. 

Conclusion

Food blogging is extremely popular in 2022. To capture the attention of your audience, you need to create content from a unique perspective, and learning how to promote your blog on social media can help boost traffic. Whichever route you take, if you provide valuable information for your readers, they will keep coming back for more.

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What benefits do you get after buying adjustable dumbbells?


By | source: Feb 15th, 2022

There are many reasons to use home gym equipment. In this case, we have listed the main benefits of adjustable dumbbells and why you could use them at home during any weight lifting session.

#1: An adjustable dumbbell set can save you money on gym equipment

This is one of the main benefits of adjustable dumbbells.

Although adjustable dumbbells cost more than your average set of fixed dumbbells, they take the place of not one set of dumbbells, but several sets. For example, Nüobell has ranked as one of the best adjustable dumbbells by hundreds of fitness enthusiasts thanks to its innovative system to get the desired weight range in a matter of seconds with a simple twist.

This innovative fitness equipment can be adjusted up to 80 pounds in 5 lbs ranges. That’s the equivalent of 16 sets of traditional dumbbells, each of which would normally cost $60-$100, which compared to adjustable dumbbell prices that start from $595, you’ll potentially save several hundred dollars by making a one-time investment in a more versatile piece of equipment.

#2: With NÜOBEL adjustable dumbbells, you can meet the needs of multiple household members

Another reason to choose adjustable dumbbells is to meet the need of multiple household members.

It’s one thing to purchase gym equipment that meets your specific needs when you live alone. But when you live in a household with other family members, your ideal home gym has to allow everyone to do any strength training they want according to their fitness needs.

An adjustable dumbbell set allows anyone in your home to approach a localized or full-body workout safely and in a way that’s appropriate for their level.

#3: Work out multiple muscles appropriately

Some workouts train muscles you use daily, while others strengthen muscles you don’t use as often. Having the possibility to adjust your dumbbell weight plates as you like will give you the freedom to go from one exercise to the next without losing your workout motion.

This is a great experience that only some home gym equipment can actually provide. You can aim to strengthen muscles with heavier weights and stabilize muscles with lighter weights, which can improve your overall fitness more than training with heavy weights alone.

#4: Save space on workout equipment in your home

Some people are lucky enough to have dedicated home gym spaces in their homes. But for many people, fitness can be a space-saving challenge. If you’re trying to fit a workout space into an already crowded family home or small apartment, adjustable dumbbells allow you to fit a lot of equipment into a very small space, a perk that fixed dumbbells wouldn’t allow.

#5: Make Your Investment Last Longer

Over time, your muscles become stronger and workouts become easier. To get the most out of your workout, you need heavier dumbbells to challenge your stronger muscles.

If you only purchase dumbbells in the size you need right now, you’ll soon outgrow them. This leaves you either working out with dumbbells that are too light for your needs or needing to invest in a new set of dumbbells while your old dumbbells become obsolete.

Expandable dumbbells eliminate this issue. You can improve progressively your bicep curls or any other exercises and reduce waste in the process as you allow your investments to last their longest possible life by having dumbbells with the ability to expand alongside your strength and abilities.

There are simply no excuses to reach your goals, and the only shortcut you can take is having the best fitness equipment and using it properly.