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Are your kids motivated? Do you struggle with keeping them motivated? The majority of parents today encounter the daily struggle with motivating their children to do their homework, finish their chores, clean your room, etc. The struggle is real, and it can be a real challenge at times to get the kids moving. Here is an infographic illustrating how to do this. Read through this and apply the helpful advice. Infographic provided by http://blog.theshelvingstore.com/
This information is based on 134,867 reviews of 391 running shoes from 24 brands. This study compares the list price of running shoes to the rating of each. The key conclusion is that expensive running shoes are no better than more affordable ones. In fact, inexpensive running shoes are better rated than expensive ones. Original infographic and details can be found HERE.
Based on 134,867 reviews and 391 running shoes from 24 running shoe brands:
RunRepeat.com is an ad- and cost free platform where runners and experts review running shoes. Our mission is to create transparency in the running shoe market. We do that by giving runners free access to aggregated information on reviews, rankings and unique ways of comparing running shoes.
We are 100% independent. We do not recommend any shoes, brands or stores ourselves, but let the community be the judge of which running shoes are great and which to avoid.
“We did this study to spread the word that ‘the higher the list price the more value’ does not apply to running shoes’” says Jens Jakob Andersen the founder of RunRepeat.com. He says: “Brands have strong incentives to promote high end running shoes, but our study very clearly outlines that runners buying more expensive running shoes are less satisfied than runners buying mid-range or cheap running shoes.”
The following process is the foundation of our results:
The results are categorized into:
Below is a plot of 391 running shoes on two parameters: list price in US-dollars on the x-axis and the average user rating from 0-100 on the y-axis.
The data is randomly plotted, which is the core of our conclusion – there is no statistical correlation between the list price of a shoe and how well rated it is. Actually, if you do a regression analysis, the data suggest that cheaper running shoes are higher rated than expensive ones.
We dug deeper and looked at the 10 most expensive running shoes and the 10 cheapest running shoes. In this case the results are surprising. The 10 cheapest shoes had an average list price of $61 with an average user rating score of 86 out of 100. If you look at our ranking list of the best rated running shoes, you will see that only 18.9% of all 391 running shoes are rated better than the 10 cheapest ones are on average. In other words, the average running shoe is worse rated than the cheapest ones.
Further, if you look at the 10 most expensive running shoes, which are meant to be top premium running shoes, the runners are not satisfied to the same degree as with the cheaper shoes. With a price 3x higher, the premium running shoes makes runners 8.1% less satisfied and 6.0% less satisfied if you compare it to the average rating of all 391 running shoes.
“People buy three times as expensive running shoes to get 8% less satisfied.” says Jens Jakob Andersen, the founder and CEO of RunRepeat.com.
Here are links to reviews and rankings of the mentioned shoes (expensives): Nike Flyknit Air Max, Mizuno Wave Prophecy, Asics Gel Kinsei, Inov-8 Oroc 340, Nike Air Max, Salomon XT Wings, Adidas Springblade Drive, Adidas Ultra Boost, Nike Free Hyperfeel, Adidas Supernova Glide GTX – (affordable): Mizuno Wave Crusader, Nike Downshifter, Nike Dart, Adidas Duramo, Reebok One Guide, Vivobarefoot Ultra Pure, Saucony Cohesion, Adidas Arriba, Asics Gel Contend and Puma Haraka XCS.
We even looked at the top 30 running shoes and the bottom 30 running shoes and the results are the same. Expensive running shoes are getting lower ratings: “runners are being less satisfied with premium running shoes. I am aware that higher prices set higher expectations, but in any case the price should reflect the quality of the product and thereby the ratings.” Jens Jakob Andersen says.
In this section we focus on the division of running shoe brands, and not specific models as previously discussed. This is not to promote any specific well-performing brands. We have no incentives in this study other than sharing knowledge with consumers.
Below you will find a chart plotting the average rating (y-axis) against the list price in US-dollars (x-axis). As with the specific running shoe models, the higher the list price, the lower the rating. In fact, if you do a correlation it suggest that a $50 increase in the list price of a shoe would cause a 1.4 lower average rating of the shoe.
Some brands are great at marketing, some are great at creating lovable running shoes, and some are great and combining great marketing with great product creation. The chart below illustrates the average user rating for each of the 24 running shoe brands.
“We expected specialist running brands to outperform standard sports brands significantly, but looking at the data, there’s only a small difference. Running specialist brands perform 2.8% better than general sports brands.” says Jens Jakob Andersen.
Also, the second bar chart below illustrating the average list price on 24 different running shoe brands.
“There is nothing wrong with a company selling premium running shoes, but in my honest opinion, it is a problem when a running shoe brand spends massive amounts of money on marketing to promote products consumers dislike.” Jens Jakob Andersen says.
Here are the best rated brands from best to worst: Skechers, Saucony, Vibram FiveFingers, Vivobarefoot, Brooks, Merrell, On, Newton, La Sportiva, Montrail, Nike, Asics, Salomon, Zoot, Pearl Izumi, Puma, Inov-8, Altra, New Balance, Under Armour, Mizuno, Hoka One One, Adidas and Reebok.
No study is perfect. Here are some pitfalls of this study:
That being said, we still believe our conclusion is right put, and that the potential biases have not influenced the data in any very significant direction.
Jens Jakob Andersen is the lead researcher behind the study. He is a former competitive runner and teacher in statistics at Copenhagen Business School under Center Chief of the Department of Finance Dorte Kronborg. Today he is the founder and CEO of RunRepeat.com. The study was assisted by the Polish statistician Wojciech Fedyszyn and reviewed by dozens of experts before being published. The study was funded by RunRepeat.com
Disclaimer: no brand or other institution influenced us in any way to do this study. We did it in our search to create transparency in the running shoe market, and not to promote well-performing running shoe brands. No brands even knew we did this study.
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A good portion of the metal we use today in our everyday products, buildings, vehicles, etc. has already been recycled at least once already. We have an industry that specializes in scrap metal, and we can thank them for this recycling. Every wonder why scrap metal matters? Curious about how demolition contractors play a key role every day in the business of recycling building materials? Read through this infographic for interesting details about metals. Infographic provided by http://www.elderdemolition.com/
This infographic examines women’s immune health, including: the top threats to immune health, inflammation, cancer, autoimmune disorders, allergies, asthma, skin conditions and more.
According to a new Gallup report commissioned by Palmer College of Chiropractic, 33.6 million U.S. adults (14 percent) seek chiropractic care each year.
The report, officially named, the “Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Inaugural Report: Americans’ Perceptions of Chiropractic,” also indicates that more than half of U.S. adults view doctors of chiropractic positively and agree they’re effective at treating neck and back pain.
This first-ever nationally representative annual survey measured perceptions of, and experiences with, chiropractic among U.S. adults. The survey will be repeated for at least two more years as part of Palmer College’s on-going effort to study and advance the profession’s identity and public understanding of chiropractic care.
Highlights of the study are available online from Gallup. The full report also is online. In addition, a scientific article based on this research, titled “Public Perceptions of Doctors of Chiropractic: Results of a National Survey and Examination of Variation According to Respondents’ Likelihood to Use Chiropractic, Experience With Chiropractic, and Chiropractic Supply in Local Health Care Markets,” was published by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT).
Infographic provided by http://www.palmer.edu/
Competing as an athlete is tougher than ever. Against mounting competition, even minor improvements in performance can make a huge difference on the field. That’s why athletes are increasingly turning to chiropractors specializing in sports care to hep them train more effectively, prevent injuries and reduce recovery times. Infographic provided by http://www.palmer.edu/
Losing a potential customer due to an error on a quote or a missed appointment is not only embarrassing, but also avoidable. Having all-in-one field service software that is customized for electricians makes it easy to be efficient, error-free and on time every time! Our infographic includes stats on how using this type of software increases productivity including helping workers complete jobs 20% faster and accomplishing 47% more jobs each day!
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There’s no denying that being a parent has changed a lot in the past 20-30 years. Since most teens tend to stay in front of a gadget instead of going outside and play, it can be very hard for a parent to use the same approach as a few decades ago.
Being a parent nowadays can be overwhelming especially since it can be very hard to limit our kids when it comes to smartphone usage. Such devices have become a necessity and while they do a lot of good, they can also harm kids as well.
It can be hard to find the perfect balance between being a great parent all while offering your child the freedom he wants. And with the digital addiction being one of the major issues that teenagers have to face nowadays, it can be very challenging for a parent to find the right approach in this digital age.
We thought long and hard about parenting in the digital age here at Family Orbit and with that in mind we created our latest Infographic. Here you can find out more about teens and smartphones, what digital addiction means for kids, what sexting does to them and how online predators can affect their lives! At the end of the Infographic you can also find some of the bestdigital parenting techniques that will help you keep your child safe, techniques that will help you obtain incredible results in a short amount of time. Infographic provided by http://blog.familyorbit.com/
Nutraceuticals are a leading global industry. Whether the supplement is used for increased immunity, energy/mental focus, digestive tracts, or suppressing a cold or the flu, the general public is bombarded by these products. As nutraceuticals are such a main stay in the general market, the industry itself is flagged as high risk. This means that merchant service providers are hesitant to take on clients in this industry. When you cannot receive the service you need, Bankcard Brokers is here for all high risk industry businesses.
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These days demolition contractors don’t truly “demolish “buildings. In fact, they are strategically dismantled and removed piece by piece, using long-reach and high-reach excavators, as well as other construction equipment, in versatile ways.
These powerful tools are the linchpins of modern demolition. Their versatility and unique capabilities have enabled the industry to meet the increasingly complex demolition needs in cities such as Portland, Oregon where old buildings are often extracted from crowded neighborhood blocks to make way for new construction.
Here’s a look at the top challenges Oregon demolition contractors face—and how excavators help overcome them.
Over the past few years, economic growth in Portland has fueled demand for demolition services. Around 300 houses are demolished in Portland each year, and 110 commercial buildings were approved for demo in 2013 alone. Many of the demolitions occur in tight urban or neighborhood spaces, where traditional methods couldn’t safely remove a building without putting nearby people and structures at risk.
“In crowded cities there are tougher controls over demolition,” says The Economist. “With excavator arms that now reach up 12 stories, demolition firms can ‘chew a building apart’ from the top down.”
Eco-consciousness has also had a big impact on building demolition. Portland and many other forward-thinking cities have placed a high premium on sustainability, requiring “responsible management of debris generated by construction and demolition activities.”
The average 2,500 square-foot home can contain more than 25 tons of debris, most of which has traditionally ended up in landfills. Excavators make it possible to break down and sort up to 90 percent of a building’s materials for reuse or recycling—compared to 40 percent using conventional methods.
That’s why more than 99 percent of demolition work is now performed by specialized equipment such as excavators.
Since the first hydraulic excavator was built in 1951, these machines have played an influential role in construction. With the ability to shovel up as much as 57 cubic yards of debris, they made digging ditches, foundations and basements much faster.
Over the years, those early ditch-digging excavators evolved to tackle other types of projects as well. Demolition contractors began using them to scoop out debris from demolition sites. Excavators not only sped up the job, but they made demolition safer. Oregon demolition firms became more operator-driven than labor-driven; instead of having more people risking injury on the job, a few operators could complete the work faster and from a much safer vantage point.
Today’s excavators come in a variety of sizes, with all sorts of safety and utility features. (The world’s largest weighs more than 2 million pounds.) There are two main types of excavators: long-reach and high-reach. Although they look similar in many ways, they perform two distinct functions.
Long-reach excavators: These machines extend horizontally, allowing demolition contractors to reach inside a building and break apart or scoop out its insides. Although they can reach as far as 150 feet, they’re not made for upper-story work. Demolition companies most often use them for digging out rubble and salvaging scrap metal from a building’s interior. By attaching a pair of shears, for example, a contractor can cut a building apart, gnawing through steel columns thick enough to support 20 stories.
High-reach excavators: These are the giraffes of the demolition world, built to reach a building’s highest stories. They can extend as high as 160 feet—some are capable of taking down a 10-story building. Without high-reach excavators, demolition contractors would have to put machines on top of structures and work their way down. They also excel at precision demolition in tight spaces.
In many ways, these excavators have revolutionized building demolition; Portland contractors rely on them to meet tight timelines and strict city regulations. Instead of blunt force, they apply surgical precision. Take a look at our infographic to learn more about the incredible tasks this amazing equipment is capable of performing.
Infographic provided by http://www.elderdemolition.com/
Dating back to 1730 and originating in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, folks have been buying fresh and local goods from farmer’s markets.
Farmers’ markets are popular worldwide and most often reflect the local culture of their surrounding areas. These bastions of deliciousness offer a myriad of treats from meat and vegetables to cooking demonstrations and fun foodie events. Here farmers and many others sell their goods directly to consumers.
These markets are growing rapidly across the United States. The USDA stated that the number of farmers markets in the United States increased 68 percent over the last 15 years, from 5,000 markets in 2008 to 8,411 in 2015.
Did you know that farmer’s markets impact more than just their shoppers? They have been shown to affect the local economy as well. The increase of a vendor’s personal income and increased job creation are just some of the contributing factors. For example, vendors at farmers’ markets are liable to see increased profits by selling products to the local community than by selling them to a wholesaler.
According to the USDA, “When food is produced, processed, distributed and sold all within the same region, more money stays in the local economy. This leads to economic development and job creation. Farmers markets provide opportunities for small farmers and businesses to sell their products, and they help meet the growing demand for locally produced food. Being able to quickly and directly market to the consumer gives farmers important income opportunities without the added costs of shipping, storage and inventory control.”
It’s all about consumer demand. More and more people want to purchase food that is both healthy and sustainable. The desire for fresh produce, meats, dairy and more, free of additives and chemicals, has been increasing for decades. This is in part due to the public wanting to increase their personal health, increase the positive ecological impact of sustainability, and their awareness of how industrial agriculture can negatively impact human health and the environment as a whole.
Sustainable.org lists even more reasons why people buy sustainably:
Eating Well Magazine rated the Portland Farmers Market one of the five best in the United States. What did they base their research on? A few things:
The Portland Farmers Market offers a bevy of markets Portlanders can visit to satisfy their cravings for fresh fare. From the Lents International Farmers Market in southeast to the market in historic Kenton in the northwest, the city and surrounding areas are awash in all that is fresh and edible!
Two primary marketing channels for webmasters these days are SEO and social. Though, let’s be honest here; when we talk about social marketing, we’re mostly just talking about Facebook. Sometimes Twitter squeezes in, and sometimes LinkedIn, Google+, and a few others pop their heads in, but Facebook is where it’s at.
There’s a bit of a misconception out there that you should focus your efforts on one or the other. Facebook marketing is part of an overall large marketing plan. So is SEO, which is itself comprised of onsite factors and external content marketing and link building.
Savvy marketers know that you can do all of this together. You can do paid ads on and off Facebook, you can do link building that involves both social networks and blogs, you can work with organic SEO, and a lot more. However, for the sake of this post – and the graphic – we’re comparing Facebook marketing with organic SEO. Infographic provided by http://boostlikes.com/
Lets face it, while franchises have many benefits (including brand recognition, a proven business model and a support system) they also present some unique challenges for both the franchisee and franchiser. Here at NetSearch Direct, we believe having the right team of Franchise SEO and PPC specialists on your side can make a huge impact not only in your digital marketing success, but your business as a whole. We have direct experience working with over 10 franchises and many other multi-location businesses. We have put together the infographic below to help franchise businesses recognize some of the hurdles they are likely to face on the road to digital marketing success. Infographic provided by http://www.netsearchdirect.com/
Every Portlander knows the yearly drill: January – rain, February – wind and rain, March – hail and rain, April –allergies and schizophrenic weather, and May – always an unknown. And the thoughts that fill our minds during these long months include, but are not limited to, when will it stop raining and when’s the next Columbia sale? Infographic provided by https://www.madfishdigital.com
When left unchecked, humidity within a power plant can have disastrous consequences. Moisture in the air can cause severe worker discomfort, provides the perfect environment for dangerous corrosion, and can ultimately be responsible for premature equipment failure.
It’s obvious to see why keeping power plant workers is important, but did you know that work output decreases 40-50% when indoor tempoeratures reach 80 degrees Fahrenheit without sufficient ventilation? More importantly, workers can risk serious heat illness and heat stroke symptoms without proper humidity control. The body stops evaporating sweat altogether when relative humidity reaches 90%.
When it comes to equipment, moisture and humidity cause serious concern. The U.S. power industry alone experienced $23 billion in plant repairs, worker injury, and increased downtime due to corrosion alone. Corrosion repairs account for the majority of total production costs, resulting in nearly three-fourths of a plant’s downtime (i.e. business losses).
Implementing humidity control strategies can have immeasurable positive impacts on a power plant’s operations. However, over two thirds of power plants routinely fails to protect the boiler during layups, and only about 6% protect the turbine from corrosion and humidity-related damage.
Contact Polygon to learn more about effective power plant layup strategies and the equipment your plant will need to protect the plant and your workers. Infographic provided by http://www.polygongroup.com/
There are roughly 9.1 million health care professionals who wear scrubs in the United States. A vast majority of them work long hours, which leaves little room in the schedule for scrub shopping. Fortunately, there is a way to stock up on scrub uniforms without having to leave the clinic, hospital, or dental office early. Buying scrubs online takes the headache out of finding the perfect set of stylish scrubs.
You can choose from a wide range of colors and sizes, which ensures that you’ll always get a comfortable fit. This is probably why health care professionals spent a median of $350 on scrubs, footwear, and accessories in the past year. Furthermore, they spent $200 on scrubs alone, and 99% of them purchased scrub tops or bottoms over the course of the past year.
According to the 2014 URA Scrub Market Study that involved 186 scrub retailers, 97% of the participants had a brick-and-mortar storefront, while 47% sold their scrubs online. The research also revealed that approximately 29% of their customers were RNs and APRNs, while LPNs and LVNs made up roughly 33% of their customer base. This is further proof that online scrub shopping is becoming increasingly popular in the health care industry.
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In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that 53% of Americans shopped online in 2011, and this figure is expected to reach 58% by this year. Another study found that more than 198 million Americans purchased at least one item online in 2015. That’s roughly 78% of the United States population. Mobile shopping is on the rise, as well, with 22% of men and 18% of women using their mobile devices to make a purchase in 2015.
There are a variety of benefits associated with buying scrub uniforms online, such as:
The future of web-based scrub sales is also bright. The online retail sales volume was $231 billion in the U.S. during 2012. This figure is expected to grow to $370 billion by 2017. In 2016, it’s estimated that at least 56% of people will make an online purchase, and the average consumer will spend about $1,738 online. It’s the millennial generation (people aged 18 to 34 years) who spend the most time on the internet. This group also spent an average of $2,000 during 2015, despite the fact that they typically fall into a lower income bracket than many other generations. Infographic provided by https://www.scrubmed.com
Finding a merchant provider when your business is considered high risk can seem like a daunting task, what with rejections and often high fees. Bankcard Brokers has experience working with high risk industries and offers payment processing you can trust. Our infographic below shares statistics on the top high risk industries, what contributes to a business being considered high risk and what you can do as a business owner. Infographic provided by http://www.bankcardbrokers.com/
As the rise in home sales finally occurs in 2016, the demand for home warranties from homeowners is also becoming apparent. Understanding both structural warranties and systems and appliance warranties, what they cover and how homeowners can protect themselves against the unexpected is now more important than ever! Infographic provided by http://www.pwsc.com/
When equipment fails, it is common to jump to the conclusion that the entire vehicle must be replaced. However, there are many benefits to the alternative: repowering. First and foremost is the cost savings. The purchase of a repower kit to replace the engine in an otherwise great piece of equipment is significantly less than the cost of a total replacement. Owners also get the benefit of being able to upgrade their engine and select a new one based on the jobs at hand.
The next time your equipment fails and you are faced with a decision, consider the many benefits of repowering your engine with a kit from Repower Specialists. Infographic provided by http://www.repowerspecialists.com/