New Orleans Idea Summit
The last day of The Daily Beast's ideas forum in New Orleans features talks from political thinkers like James Carville and business leaders from India and China.
"The coffee will start brewing itself with the Midterm Rumble, which brings together the likes of James Carville, Harold Ford, Jr., Leslie Gelb, and Leslie Sanchez to discuss the 2010 midterms with Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos as moderator. After that, we take a trip east to India, for 'The View From India's Innovation Czar,' brought to us by the Adviser to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information, Infrastructure and Innovations, who's being interviewed by James Hoge Jr., of the Council on Foreign Relations. From there, we take a step back, for 'The Advancing Giants: India & China'—a panel of experts on the economic relationship between India, China, and the rest of the world."
The findings are based on a phenomenon known as the "Mighty Girl Effect."
- The study tracked the responses of more than 5,000 men over the course of a decade.
- The results showed that men who lived with daughters were less likely to hold traditional views on gender relations and roles.
- This effect seemed to be strongest as the daughters entered secondary-school age.
There might be hope for our oceans, thanks to one clumsy moment in a coral tank.
- David Vaughan at the Mote Laboratory is growing coral 40 times faster than in the wild.
- It typically takes coral 25 to 75 years to reach sexual maturity. With a new coral fragmentation method, it takes just 3.
- Scientists and conservationists plan to plant 100,000 pieces of coral around the Florida Reef Tract by 2019 and millions more around the world in the years to come.
The billionaire entrepreneur predicts the rise of technology will soon force society to rethink the modern work week.
- Branson made the argument in a recent blog post published on the Virgin website.
- The 40-hour work week stems from labor laws created in the early 20th century, and many have said this model is becoming increasingly obsolete.
- The average American currently works 47 hours per week, on average.
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