The holidays are a busy time of year for travel. According to U.S. Department of Transportation Statistics, the number of long-distance trips by Americans increases by 54 percent during the Thanksgiving travel period. The number rises by 23 percent during Christmas and New Year’s, compared to the average number for the remainder of the year.
Nothing says “holiday shopping” quite like the four-day weekend from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers spent $59.1 billion on 2012 during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. While 10% of shoppers rushed to the stores right after finishing their Thanksgiving dinners, others waited until Cyber Monday, with online shopping peaking at 11:25 a.m. EST. Whether you plan to shop in-store or online, check out this infographic for more fun Cyber Monday and Black Friday statistics.
One of the most important decisions of a college student’s career is selecting a major. And there are a lot of options for undergraduate students today. From biochemistry to marketing, most students have dozens – if not hundreds – of disciplines to consider. If your transcript currently says your major is “undecided” or “undeclared,” check out this “Major Decisions” infographic to discover the best college majors, job statistics, highest-paying college degrees and career paths.