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  • February 29, 2020 - Industries Targeted for Cyberattacks

    Internet Job search
    Graphic source:http://www.zdnet.com/article/cybersecurity-predictions-for-2016-how-are-they-doing/
  • February 28, 2020 - Online Job Seeking, by Academic Preparation

    Internet Job search
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/11/19/1-the-internet-and-job-seeking/
  • February 27, 2020 - Demographics of Online Job Seekers

    Internet Job search
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/11/19/1-the-internet-and-job-seeking/
  • February 26, 2020 - Using Social Media for Employment Purposes

    Internet Job search
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/11/19/searching-for-work-in-the-digital-era/
  • February 25, 2020 - Smartphone Job Seekers

    Internet Job search
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/11/19/searching-for-work-in-the-digital-era/
  • February 24, 2020 - Using the Internet to look for jobs

    Internet Job search
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/11/19/searching-for-work-in-the-digital-era/
  • February 23, 2020 - Digital Readiness and Personal Learning Patterns

    Digital Readiness and Personal Learning
    Graphic: http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/09/20/appendix-detail-on-digital-readiness-and-other-metrics-across-groups/
  • February 22, 2020 - Digital Readiness

    Digital Readiness
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/09/20/digital-readiness-gaps/
  • February 21, 2020 - Most Popular Content Marketing Products

    ContentMarektingProducts
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/blogs-videos-most-commonly-produced-content-marketing-types-70652/attachment/conductor-commonly-produced-content-types-b2b-b2c-sept2016/
  • February 20, 2020 - February 20, 2020 is the Great American Spit Out Day!

    The Great American Spit Out
    Graphic source:http://hmassoc.org/get-prepared-for-great-american-spit-out-feb-23-2017/

    Smokeless Tobacco Health Effect
    Graphic source: https://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/ProductsIngredientsComponents/ucm542713.htm

    Smokeless Tobacco Health Effect
    Graphic source: https://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/ProductsIngredientsComponents/ucm542713.htm

    Smokeless Tobacco Health Effect
    Graphic source: https://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/ProductsIngredientsComponents/ucm542713.htm

    Smokeless Tobacco Health Effect
    Graphic source: https://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/ProductsIngredientsComponents/ucm542713.htm

    Chewing tobacco and teens
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/infographics/youth/images/athlete-tobacco-700.png?s_cid=bb-osh-youth-image-004

  • February 19, 2020 - Household Dust Chemicals

    Toxic Dust
    Graphic created from source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/14/health/toxic-chemicals-house-dust/
  • February 18, 2020 - Household Dust Chemicals

    Toxic dust
    Graphic source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/09/14/your-household-dust-probably-contains-these-chemicals/?utm_term=.d8b6d74264a9
  • February 17, 2020 - Hot August for 136 years

    August 136 years
    Graphic source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2016/09/12/heres-how-the-warmest-august-in-136-years-looks-in-chart-form/?src=eoa-blogs
  • February 16, 2020 - Demographics of Book Readers

    Book Readers
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/traditional/who-reads-books-in-the-us-70503/attachment/pew-demographics-us-book-readers-sept2016/
  • February 15, 2020 - Today in science: The Chelyabinsk meteor, 2/15/2013

  • February 15, 2020 - Happy Birthday, Galileo Galilei, February 15, 1564

    Galileo
    Graphic source: https://earthsky.org/human-world/galileos-birthday-feb-15-1564

    Today in science: Galileo's birthday
    After 350 Years, Vatican Says Galileo Was Right: It Moves 10/31/1992

  • February 14, 2020 - National Condom Day

    National Condom Day
    Graphic source: http://holidaysofyear.com/national-condom-day/
  • February 14, 2020 - National Donor Day

    National Donor Day
    Graphic source: https://www.donoralliance.org/get-involved/events/event/national-donor-day/
  • February 14, 2020 - Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day

    Congenital heart defects
    Congenital Heart Disease Week
    Graphic source: https://globalheartnetwork.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/chdweek.jpg

    For more information, see Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week February 7-14, 2017

  • February 13, 2020 - International Condom Day #WorldCondomDay

    World Condom Day Graphic source: WHO South-East Asia, WHO African Region, WHO EMRO

    #Condoms, when used correctly and consistently, are safe and highly effective in:
    preventing unwanted pregnancy
    preventing sexually transmitted infections, including HIV

  • February 13, 2020 - The Typical Millennial Age Range is Fairly Wide. Within It Are Varying Social Media Preferences.

    Millenial Social Media
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/the-typical-millennial-age-range-is-fairly-wide-within-it-are-varying-social-media-preferences-70275/attachment/fluent-millennials-most-used-social-network-aug2016/
  • February 12, 2020 - Why People Engage with Online Content

    Engaging with online content
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/what-motivates-consumers-to-engage-with-online-content-70543/attachment/aol-consumer-motivations-engaging-with-online-content-sept2016/
  • February 11, 2020 - Safer Internet Day (#SID2020)

    Safer Internet Day
    Graphic source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qeul2VcUNDE
  • February 10, 2020 - Website Loyalty Factors

    Website Loyalty Factors
    Graphic source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/online/heavy-internet-users-say-content-performance-drive-repeat-site-visits-71748/attachment/clutchbraveux-website-loyalty-factors-oct2016/
  • February 9, 2020 - Book Reading is Alive and Well

    Book Reading stats
    Graphic source: http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/09/01/book-reading-2016/
  • February 8, 2020 - Global Movie Day

    Global Movie Day
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/media-alert-new-day-proclamation-global-movie-day-second-saturday-in-february-2/

    2020 is the first year this New Day has been implemented. The second Saturday in February celebrates Global Movie Day to honor the way movies have captured audiences’ hearts and minds around the world for over 100 years. Since their inception, movies have transcended geography, language, time, and culture, connecting us all through the power of storytelling. (https://nationaldaycalendar.com/media-alert-new-day-proclamation-global-movie-day-second-saturday-in-february-2/)

  • February 8, 2020 - Data Breaches, by Industry

    Internet Job search
    Graphic source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/cybersecurity-predictions-for-2016-how-are-they-doing/
  • February 7, 2020 - February 7th is National Periodic Table Day

    National Periodic Table Day
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/february-7-2019-national-periodic-table-day-national-send-a-card-to-a-friend-day-national-fettuccine-alfredo-day/
  • February 7, 2020 - February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - February 7
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/awareness/nbhaad.html

    For more information, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - February 7

  • February 7, 2020 - National Wear Red Day, Focusing on Women and Heart Disease

    Wear Red Day
    Graphic source: https://mynews4.com/news/local/friday-feb-2-is-national-wear-red-day-to-raise-awareness-of-heart-disease

    Wear Red Day
    Graphic source: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/heart-month/wear-red-day

    Female Heart Disease Deaths
    Map graphic: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/women.htm

    Gender Differences Heart Attack Symptoms
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/signs_symptoms.htm

  • February 6, 2020 - #Coronavirus #nCoV Update

    Cases and Deaths nCoV
    Graphic source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/06/whistleblower-chinese-doctor-dies-from-coronavirus

    Case-fatality Rates
    Graphic source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/02/life-inside-wuhan-coronavirus-quarantine/

  • February 6, 2020 - February 6th is International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

    End Female Genital Mutilation
    Graphic source: Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
  • February 5, 2020 - Global Sea Ice Area Spiral 1978 - 2018


    Source: https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/969319001347252224/pu/vid/480x480/wrQWKzOnpmgt0zW_.mp4 Kevin Pluck @kevpluck
  • February 4, 2020 - February 4th is World Cancer Day

    World Cancer Day
    Graphic source: http://www.imgnaly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/World-Cancer-Day-Picture.png
  • February 3, 2020 - February 3rd is National The Day the Music Died #TheDayTheMusicDied

    The day the music died
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/february-3-2019-national-the-day-the-music-died-day-national-women-physicians-day-national-carrot-cake-day-national-missing-persons-day/

  • February 2, 2020 - Betty's Work Walk Plan

    I posted this on Twitter on 2/14/2019 after reading that standing all day at work would burn a whopping 54 extra calories for the day!

    BettyWork WalkPlan
  • February 1, 2020 - February is National Self-Check Month

    February is Self-Check Month
    Graphic source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/february-1-2019-national-wear-red-day-national-get-up-day-national-freedom-day-national-texas-day-bubble-gum-day-national-baked-alaska-day-national-serpent-day-national-self-check-mon/

    National Self-Check Month is a reminder that every day of the year we can take charge of our health and increase our odds of avoiding chronic disease and other often preventable conditions. (Source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/february-1-2019-national-wear-red-day-national-get-up-day-national-freedom-day-national-texas-day-bubble-gum-day-national-baked-alaska-day-national-serpent-day-national-self-check-mon/)

    For more information, see Selfchec.org

  • January 31, 2020 - January is National Stalking Awareness Month

    76% of female homicide victims were stalked before they died
    Graphic source: http://www.swiwc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/76-femicide-twitter-1500x1000.jpg

    Stalking tips
    Graphic source: http://nypdnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/stalking_tips2_REVISED.03.png

    National Stalking Awareness Month
    Graphic source: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/opinion/2014/02/04/web-essay-be-vigilant-to-stop-stalking/5207249/

    Stalking Prevention
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/features/prevent-stalking/infographic.html

    For more information, see Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it. CDC.gov

  • January 30, 2020 - January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

    Human trafficking 2019
    Graphic source: Women and Girls Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

    Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018

  • January 29, 2020 - Where Are People Concerned About Online Privacy?

    Online Privacy
    Graphic source: https://www.statista.com/chart/16400/internet-online-privacy/
  • January 28, 2020 - January 28 is Data Privacy Day

    Data Privacy Day
    Graphic source: http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Data-Privacy-Day-January-28-e1481905186972.jpg

    For more information, see Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust is the theme for Data Privacy Day (DPD)

  • January 27, 2020 - 90:10 The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Stress

    For more information, see 16 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016

  • January 26, 2020 - Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is Jan. 26-30

    TaxID theft awareness week
    Graphic source: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/12/tax-identity-theft-awareness-week-jan-29-feb-2-2018

    Tax Identity Awareness Week

  • January 25, 2020- Happy Chinese New Year

    Happy Chinese New Year 2020
    Graphic source: https://www.thechinesezodiac.org/chinese-new-year-traditions/
  • January 24, 2020- Successful Losers

    Sucessful Losers
    Graphic source: http://www.livescience.com/52992-weight-loss-safely-be-healthy.html
  • January 23, 2020- How to Make or Break a Habit

    Just do it
    Graphic source: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-make-or-break-a-habit

    See: How to Make or Break a Habit

  • January 22, 2020 - The Status of New Year Resolutions

    New Year Resolutions
    Graphic source: http://www.confused.com/news-views/infographics/new-years-resolutions

    See New Year’s Res-Illusions: Food Shopping in the New Year Competes with Healthy Intentions Plosone.org 12/2014

  • January 21, 2020- January is National Smoking Reduction Month...in Canada. Should be global!

    National Smoking Reduction Month
    Graphic source: https://secure3.convio.net/ccssk/images/content/pagebuilder/Revised_tobacco_banner_2013_960.jpg
  • January 20, 2020 - National Birth Defects Prevention Month

    Birth defects prevention tips
    Graphic source: https://www.nbdpn.org/bdpm.php

    Birth Defects Surveillance

    NATIONAL BIRTH DEFECTS PREVENTION MONTH - Prevent to Protect: Prevent infections for baby's protection

  • January 19, 2020- January 19 - 25, 2020 is National Non-Smoking Week...in Canada. Should go global!

    Canada's National Non-smoking week
    Graphic source: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7175/6709783887_a9174d6094.jpg

    National Non-Smoking Week is January 19-25, 2020. The third week of January has been synonymous with National Non-Smoking Week for several decades.

  • January 19, 2020- January 19 - 25, 2020 is Healthy Weight Week in Australia. It should be global!

    Healthy weight week
    Graphic source: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/b9/2f/64/b92f64e29121f5c5c1dcb49583c15779--healthy-weight-weightloss.jpg

    National Healthy Weight Week has been observed for 7 days starting the third Sunday in January since 1994.

    The surprising message of Healthy Weight Week 2017

  • January 18, 2020- The True Trajectory of Lifestyle Changes

    Lifestyle Changes
    Graphic source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/lindsayhunt/healthy-eating-cheat-sheets#.sdEA1KvAL

    Ways of trying to lose weight used by adults aged 20 and over who tried to lose weight: United States, 2013–2016

    Ways to lose weight
    Graphic source: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db313.htm

  • January 17, 2020- Why New Year's Resolutions Fail

    3 months 2 change
    Graphic source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-new-years-resolutions-fail-and-how-to-make-them-stick/

  • Why your New Year's resolutions often fail BBC.com

  • January 16, 2020 - New Year Resolutions Statistics

    New Year Resolution Stats
    Graphic source: http://brandongaille.com/24-fabulous-new-years-resolution-statistics/
  • January 15, 2020 - CNN: The top New Year's resolution - "It's not the destination, it's a journey"

  • January 14, 2020 - The start of a new year is a good time to make a change!

    Trying to quit smoking? Here's the most effective strategy 3/2016

  • January 13, 2020 - January 13th is #NationalRubberDuckyDay

    National Rubber Ducky Day

    National Rubber Ducky Day

    Sales of the iconic yellow rubber ducky we’ve come to know today soared in Britain in 2001. Why? A British Tabloid, The Sun, reported Queen Elizabeth II had a rubber duck in her bathroom that wore an inflatable crown. The rubber ducky became a Toy Hall of Fame inductee in 2013. Founded in 1998, the Hall of Fame has only inducted 52 other toys.

  • January 13, 2020 - New Year's Resolutions? Annual revisions?

    New year revisions
    Graphic source: http://smartypantsvitamins.com/healthy-habits-15-strategies-to-keep-them/#more-4162

    Why New Year'd resolutions fail and how to make them stick 12/2016

  • January 12, 2020 - Resolutions?

    Calvin and Hobbes and new year's resolutions
    Graphic source: http://yogaspy.com/2012/01/03/pranayama-sleep-and-other-new-years-resolutions/
  • January 11, 2020 - January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day

    SexTrafficking stats

    Recruitment Tactics
    Graphic source: https://www.api-gbv.org/about-gbv/types-of-gbv/trafficking/

  • January 10, 2020 - January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

    Glaucoma Awareness Month
    Graphic source: https://www.allen-temple.org/ministries/education/health-education-ministry/1893-2015-january-is-glaucoma-awareness-month
  • January 9, 2020 - Cervical Health Awareness Month

    Cervical Health Awareness Month - Get regular Pap tests.

    Cervical Cancer Facts
    Graphic source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/455426581042890287/

    Cervical Cancer Prevention
    Graphic source: https://www.coloradocancercoalition.org/cancer-in-colorado/cervical-cancer/

  • January 8, 2020- Why Your 2020 New Year's Health or Fitness Resolution Might be Proven Outdated by 2030

    Time online
    Graphic source: https://time.com/5746632/health-fitness-diet-advice-2020/

    Why Your 2020 New Year's Health or Fitness Resolution Might be Proven Outdated by 2030

  • January 7, 2020- 2020 Weight Loss Survey

    2020 Weight Loss Survey
    Graphic source: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/nutrition/nutrition.htm
  • January 6, 2020 - Epiphany: On the 12th Day of Christmas...The Three Kings Arrived

    3 Wise Men

    On the 12th Day of Christmas...The Three Kings Arrived On the 12th Day of Christmas...The Three Kings Arrived Epiphany

  • January 5, 2020 - 50 Practices for Living a Well-designed Life

    Life Tips
    Graphic source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/132504414015210086
  • January 4, 2020 - Resolutions

    New Year resolutions
    Graphic source: Consumer Affairs

    2018 New Year Resolutions
    Graphic source: https://www.statista.com/chart/12386/the-most-common-new-years-resolutions-for-2018/

    Keep your 2019 New Year's Resolutions on track with these apps. Halfway through February, most people will have given up on their New Year's resolutions by. Here are apps to help you buck the trend.

  • January 3, 2020- America's Top New Year's Resolutions for 2020

    2020 New Year Resolutions
    Graphic source: https://www.statista.com/chart/20309/us-new-years-resolutions-2020/

    America's Top New Year's Resolutions for 2020

    Resolutions by group
    Graphic source: http://www.ibtimes.com/does-exercise-work-why-losing-weight-new-year-will-be-harder-you-think-2467609
  • January 2, 2020 - National Science Fiction Day

    National Science Fiction Day

    January 2nd is National #ScienceFictionDay (in honor of Isaac Asimov's birthday 1/2/20). National Science Fiction Day promotes the celebration of science fiction as a genre, its creators, history, and various media, too.

  • January 2, 2020 - Twitter, Amazon, Instagram, Netflix, Snapchat, Uber before Y2K

  • January 1, 2020 Public Domain Day

    Public Domain Day In the US, everything copyrighted by artists and authors who died in 1924 is entered into the public domain as of January 1, 2020.

  • January 1, 2020- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2020
    Graphic source: shutterstock
    France fireworks
    Graphic source: http://giphy.com/gifs/2013-happy-new-year-dgAH5jjyrvTa0


    Graphic source: https://stock.adobe.com/images/happy-new-year-2020-greeting-card/181613348


    Graphic source: https://www.thebakedpotato.com/events/happy-new-year-2020/


    Graphic source: https://newyearimages.org/happy-new-year-2020-quotes-wishes-messages-greetings/


  • January 1, 2020- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2020
    Graphic source: shutterstock
    France fireworks
    Graphic source: http://giphy.com/gifs/2013-happy-new-year-dgAH5jjyrvTa0

  • August 25, 2019 - www.bettycjung.net is now 20 Years Old!

    20 years and counting, thanks for visiting over the years!

    Happy 20th birthday!
    Graphic Source: https://www.birthdaywishes.expert/20th-birthday-wishes-quotes-for-their-special-day/
    It is hard to believe that it has been 20 years since I published the first webpages that turned into this Web site. Many thanks to the thousands of visitors who contributed millions of hits during the past 20 years, and for all the nice comments along the way. I will continue to strive to make this Web site a worthwhile place to spend your time and find credible public health and health information. Thank you so much!

  • October 17, 2014 - October is Health Literacy Month

    Health Literacy Month
    Graphic source: http://www.healthliteracymonth.org/
    Be a Health Literacy Hero! I am!

    For Health Literacy Month, the Healthliteracymonth.org is accepting stories from any person who or organization that addresses health literacy in their work. There is a listing of those who have submitted their stories.

    Read my story of how I am teaching my students to be saavy about the health information that is found outline!

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