Women work more hours per day than men, ugly Christmas sweaters, what changed the world in 2012
–A new OECD report finds that in most of the developed world, women work more hours per day than men, if unpaid work is included.
-From personal 3D printer ownership to self-driving cars, The Atlantic releases its list of 10 ideas that changed the world in 2012.
-Covering everything from culture to politics, The Guardian releases an interactive outline of the year in review.
-With unemployment still high among young Americans, a growing number of them are homeless, reports The New York Times.
-In a place where cheap live-in help was once aplenty, India is going through a cultural change, with more unskilled workers opting for new urban jobs over domestic work, according to The Economist.
-Boosted by growing economies and falling research costs, many governments in Africa are investing in space exploration, according to The Wall Street Journal.
-The Atlantic’s J.J. Gould examines the prevalence of slavery and human trafficking around the globe.
-In the wake of the Newton, Conn., elementary school shooting, Hollywood and TV firms have an important conversation about violent imagery in entertainment.
–The New York Times looks at the trend of online-only stores opening physical outlets.
–The Wall Street Journal examines a push among some insurance companies to make virtual doctor visits mainstream.
-In its annual 5 in 5 predictions, IBM forecasts the rise of cognitive computing—where machines behave, think and interact like humans.
–The Guardian explores whether the future of media is mobile.
–BloombergBusinessweek takes a look at what’s next after 4G.
-A new Mintel report suggests that the breakfast market is ripe for disruption, explains MediaPost.
-In the U.S., hybrid and plug-in car sales are rising according to a Mintel report covered in MediaPost.
–MarketWatch says retro toys are hot this holiday season, with consumers buying “revived relics of their youth.”
–The New York Times looks at the cultural revival of the ugly Christmas sweater.