How Heroin Travels in the US #Infographic #heroin #US

This infographic shows how heroin has changed from a mostly urban problem in the United States to one mostly found in suburban and rural areas. Both the area and typical user of heroin have changed since the 1960’s. Most users are now white, young adults, and in equal parts men and women. In fact, about 90% of first-time users in the last decade were white.

So, what’s causing the increased usage? There are a few reasons that take centre stage – increasing scarcity of prescription opiates used to treat pain, heroin is more available than ever before, heroin is decreasing in price but also increasing in purity, and first-time users are naive about the dangers of addiction.

Now that we’ve answered the “why”, it’s time to address the “who.” The DEA has identified Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Colombia as major exporters of heroin to the United States. As the Northeast has the greatest amount of concern for heroin addiction, intercepting heroin routes will be key to preventing dealers from getting their supply. Hopefully, law enforcement and medical professionals will also be able to work together to help addicts heal.

An Infographic by JourneyPure.

13 Startling Facts About Floods in the US #infographic #floods #US

Did you know that each year, millions of lives are claimed by floods? That’s right – floods are the number one natural disaster in the states. That’s why it’s important to familiarise yourself with these important floods facts.

The more knowledge you have about floods, the more prepared you’ll be to deal with a flood disaster should it happen to your home or business. Among all of the facts listed in the infographic, an important one is that many people wrongfully believe homeowner’s insurance will cover flood damage – but that’s typically not the case.

Also, surprisingly, floods have occurred in all 50 states in the past, and the number of flood-related fatalities is increasing each year. Another interesting fact to note is that floods can happen anywhere, anytime – they don’t just happen in areas below elevation. Take time to review this important infographic put together by Chicago’s ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba. You can help promote flood awareness and potentially save lives. Please share this with family & friends.

An Infographic by ServiceMasterbyZaba.com.

100 years of National Park Service #infographic #NationalPark #US

On August 25th, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100th anniversary. It’s hard to believe a time when there weren’t any established national parks or monuments in the United States—but there once was a time. It all changed with an Act of Congress, which was then signed by President Woodrow Wilson. As the years passed, different amazing locations were put under the protection of the National Park Service. The last reported recreational visit numbers (which was in 2015) report that 307.2 million people visited national parks, monuments, historical parks/sites, battlefields/military parks, national monuments and other sites. And it makes sense—there are many wonderful places under the National Park System… 410 total sites to be exact.

Want to go explore the wonders of the U.S.? A good place to start is one of the more popular national parks. The top five include: the Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain, Yosemite and Yellowstone. Park locations are scattered all throughout the country. Surprisingly, Delaware is the only state that doesn’t have a national park or monument. Wherever you decide to go, ADT monitoring can help protect your home. Safe travels!

An Infographic by Choose Home Security.

Yoga Trends in America #infographic #yoga #trends #America

Yoga is an ancient discipline which seems to be getting hotter and hotter. The newly released 2016 Yoga in America Study Conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance shows that the number of US yoga practitioners increased to over 36 million in 2016, up from 20.4 million in 2012 and 15.8 million in 2008

Here are some of the significant findings:

• More than 80 million Americans say they are somewhat or very likely to practice yoga in the next 12 months
• Practitioners are much more involved in many other forms of exercise, such as running, cycling and weightlifting, than non-practitioners
• The top 5 reasons for starting yoga are: flexibility, stress relief, general fitness, improve overall health, and physical fitness

Check out this infographic to learn more about Yoga trends in America.

An Infographic by Prama del Mar.

How third party logistics work? #infographic #logistics #howto

The speed of digital transactions has generated an unforeseen demand for fast and efficient logistics services in the eCommerce space. However, the demand is often so much that it is beyond the scope of an eCommerce service provider to handle all the logistics on their own.

This, in effect, has ensured the rise of 3rd party logistics service providers. To meet the rising demands, these new age companies are changing the way logistics works. For instance, eFulfilment Centres are fast becoming the norm. Digital multi-channel tracking systems are becoming the favoured mode for monitoring goods on the move.

Take a look at this infographic for a detailed look at how 3rd party logistics is becoming the backbone for eCommerce.

An Infographic by Gati.