Workers in 20-30s likely to show fastest margina increase in productivity.
Workers productivity peaks around 30-50, declines quickly after 55
The Economist 2013
Connecticut, 20 child and 6 staff were shot dead
The Economist 2013
Damien Hirst controversial artwork received 100 million
Parents whose annual income was over $100,000 were 2.9 per cent more likely to hire tutors for their children than those households that make less than $40,000 [2007studyfrom the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) ]
Each day in USA, an average of 30 people are murdered with a gun, 162 injured, 53 use a gun to commit suicide according to the CDC
Population 7 billion in 2011
Rate of temperature increase doubled in last 50 years
Fukushima 2011, 9.0 on Richter scale earthquake, 20000 killed
Mississippi River Flood 1993, 50 lives lost, $10 billion in losses
2010, oil spill, oil eventually broken up by water, baked by sun heat, eaten by microbes and whipped apart by wind and waves. Oil disappeared
NASA, ozone layer would be restored to 1980 level sometime in 2030 and 2070
Thailand sent 1300 Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, dismaying rights campaigners who warned that minority will face persecution if sent back
Koreans in every age group believe the chances of war are now over 50% [Asan Survey] + increase in sales of instant noodles by 227%, water 177% for “supply crisis”
FPI in Indonesia, government avoid being seen as repressive as like times during Suharto regime, did not dismantle FPI despite its disruption of finale of Miss World beauty pageant, violent indicent in Kendal regency, harassing of minorities and closing down of churches and attacks on bars and restaurants where alcoholic drinks are served
Green Revolution, capable of growing crops on a massive scale, make plants which are resistant to pests and herbicides.
Good character and moral values are important in development of Child – Author of Psychology self-help, Tucker Lad
Study of graduate students by Raingruber in 2003, has shown that movies promote reflection and empathy as it presents ethical dilemmas for students to discuss and debate
‘Cinematic elevation’ as stated by Niemiec and Wedding, the strengths and values of the characters will inspire and spur the viewers to learn from them.
Professor at MIT, Eric Klopfer states that children learn better in a fun environment.
0.05 seconds for users to form an opinion about a website that determines whether they like your site or not, whether they’ll stay or leave. [Google article by Conversionxl.com, 94% Design related]
22% of kids reported using cell phones, compared with 60% of tweens and 84% of teens
Healthland.time 59% of children age between 6-9 use the internet daily (high impact rate)
James Surowiecki The Wisdom of Crowds
A growing body of university research suggests that gaming improves decision-making and perception [ROBERT LEE HOTZ wall street journal]
Onomichi prison, 2000 to 2006, from 9500 to 29000 Japanese aged 70 and over to be charged with crime
China allowed some 500,000 NGOs to be registered over past 25 years
Companies spend up to 2bullion a year to collect personal information in US alone
British sociologist, Peter Townsend - Poverty is less about shortage of income, but more about inability of people on low incomes to participate actively in society (eg. Whatsapp, smartphones)
Over 15 years, Korean children who think they should look after parents shrunk from 90% to 37% according to government polls in Straits Times
South Korea elderly suicide rate tripled since 2000 to 2014
National Household Survey on Drug Abuse repeatedly found that blacks use illegal drugs at about the same rates as other races
False Advertising – Buy Facebook likes, likes mainly from developing countries such as Egypt, Indonesia and Philippines (click farms)
However, Facebook bans the buying of likes but has alternative “Facebook Promotion” which boost page likes, however, when researchers such as BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones tested Facebook advertising, by setting up a bogus bagel company online, he too realised likes increase tremendously but with little engagement (likes were from developing countries as well)
The US Department of State spent $630,000 to acquire 2 million page likes and then realized only 2% were engaged.
Facebook, Google, bulk of likers from Bangladesh, david beckham, cairo
During the past 14 months, the CPSC has overseen 31.7 million voluntary recalls, of which nearly 4 million were due to excessive lead in toys. The overwhelming majority of those toys were made in China, which manufactures 80% of the toys sold in this country.
FIFA World Cup 12 Brazilian cities will generate one million jobs in the country, $13.4 billion into the Brazilian economy.
Fossil fuels will last till 2088 – ecotricity.co.uk