Jack Westin: CARS Course Practice Reading

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    1.Technology: http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/12/the-magic-of-polaroid-and-how-i-rescued-it-from-oblivion/
    MIP: Polaroid was a revolutionary invention, had many different applications in a vareity fields, but has since declined in popularity.
    Tone: Pro-Polaroid

    2. Health: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/learning-to-love-the-secret-language-of-urine/2016/11/22/f9c09914-adac-11e6-a31b-4b6397e625d0_story.html
    MIP: Urine is a helpful and diagnostic tool in determine status of health.
    Tone: Positive

    3. Literature: http://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/good-sex-fiction/
    MIP: There are both good and bad sex writers
    Tone: Negative

    4.Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/giant-pandas-carnivores-bamboo-eaters-and-things-in-between/
    MIP: The Giant Panda has a carnivores gut
    Tone: Neutral

    5.Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/a-diet-that-mimics-fasting-promotes-health-and-extends-longevity/
    MIP: A diet that decreases caloric intake leads to a healthier life
    Tone: Positive
     
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    1.Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/fructose-versus-glucose-which-one-leads-to-overeating/
    MIP: Fructose increases hunger and causes additional health issues including diabetes and cardiovascular compilations.
    Tone: Neutral

    2. Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/parasitic-worms-and-female-fertility/
    MIP: Worms can both increase and decrease fertility.
    Tone: Neutral

    3. Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/measles-immune-amnesia-and-susceptibility-to-infectious-diseases/
    MIP: Measles kill memory Lymphocytes and causes immune amnesia, and cane cause secondary deaths.
    Tone: Neutral

    4. Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/interleukin-33-a-potential-breakthrough-in-the-treatment-of-alzheimers-disease/
    MIP: Alzheimer’s decreases brain function, causes amyloid plaques, and I-33 can decrease Alzheimer’s, but mutations can cause Alzheimer’s.
    Tone: Neutral

    5. Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/preterm-birth-group-b-streptococcus-and-a-lipid-toxin/
    MIP: GSB kill neutrophil via pigment toxin which can lead to infant deaths.
    Tone: Neutral
     
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    1. Music: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/12/the-best-music-for-productivity-silence/509948/
    MIP: While Music can help those with ADHD, music is not conducive to productivity and the elderly fair worse in this trend.
    Tone: Negative

    2. Literature: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/06/travel/travel-books-bookstores.html?_r=0
    MIP: The author likes to visit different bookstores, and sees them as a form of exploration.
    Tone: Positive

    3. Literature: https://theawl.com/how-to-read-a-book-and-walk-at-the-same-time-a9c9bee3b513#.p7esuj644
    MIP: Whole reading and walking is an option, however certain measure should be take to prevent injuries and accidents.
    Tone: Positive

    4. Literature: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/authors/journalist-aa-gill-has-died-aged-62/
    MIP: AA Gill passed away after a career as a respected writer and food critic.
    Tone: Positive: Pro-AA Gil

    5.Art: http://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/never-mind-typography/
    MIP: Political Typography can lead to a form of protest
    Tone: Pro Typography
     
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    12.2

    Ethics
    https://aeon.co/ideas/why-rape-cases-should-not-be-subject-to-reasonable-doubt
    MIP: conviction of rape low= RDS; RDS justification= free guilty> convict innocent

    Culture
    https://aeon.co/essays/how-blockchain-will-revolutionise-far-more-than-money
    MIP: digital record (blockchain)=not vulnerable

    Population Health
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/london-poverty/
    MIP: CB cemetery= tomb of poor/outcasts

    Culture
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/14/life-expectancy-depends-on-zip-code-inequality
    MIP: where you live= tells how long live/how die (ex: US study)

    Ethics
    https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/opinion/op-ed-wool-can-be-just-as-cruel-as-fur
    MIP: Peta= exposed WI cruelty
     
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    Week 8 post 1
    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/keeping-eye-open/
    MIP: Artwork= narrative + should think about the artist (Barnes RTA “Keeping” ex)

    Society: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/london-poverty/
    MIP: Cross Bones site= poverty + disease + preserved for reflection/memory

    Literature: https://philosophynow.org/issues/32/The_Forgotten_Existentialist
    MIP: Wilson= distinctive ideas + existentialism + human potential

    History: https://aeon.co/ideas/charisma-is-a-mysterious-and-dangerous-gift?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=2f8067613c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-2f8067613c-69400049
    MIP: Charisma= difficult to define. Modern charisma vs old charisma?

    Literature : http://www.themillions.com/2016/07/burn-after-reading.html
    MIP: Burning work= rebirth + disappearance of emotions. Author’s tone= positive about burning
     
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    Health:https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/london-poverty/
    the poor and outcasts are buried in central london

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/novel-conformity/
    New writers take less risks writing / conform to known books. Famous authors can take risks without losing support.

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2016/12/page-screen-stage
    A story that became a film is made into a play.

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/not-all-things-wise-and-good-are-philosophy
    Philosophy should not be mixed up with theology or politics / be part of curriculum in certain countries.

    Philosophy:https://aeon.co/ideas/what-would-a-rational-criminal-justice-system-look-like
    punishment does not deter people from committing crimes.
     
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    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/how-ai-is-revolutionising-the-role-of-the-literary-critic
    AI used to explore literature

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/when-a-friendship-turns-sour-more-than-feelings-get-hurt
    Friendships are not as good as the seem. Reciprocity is not balanced.

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2016/12/overreactions
    More trade w/ China= bad for US, good for China

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21711911-donald-trump-might-get-trade-war-without-even-trying-early-salvo-trade
    China= mad b/c may not be considered "market economy" by WTO

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/some-people-really-are-wired-better-for-learning-languages
    Language is easier for some to learn b/c of different brain connectivity.
     
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    Week 12 post 1:
    1. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/novel-conformity/
    MIP: High sales = Success + Reviews = success
    2. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/keeping-eye-open/
    MIP: Keeping an Eye Open = Narrative of a painter + characteristics
    3. Population Health: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/london-poverty/
    MIP: London Poverty = increased death of unknown poor people.
    4. Politcs: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/sovereignty/
    MIP: Native american sovereignty abused = needs help.
    5. Economy: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/opinion/which-trump-will-the-world-see.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: New Budget policy = deepen deficit + ruin international trades

    Edit: added 5th article
     
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    12.3

    Education
    http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Liberal-Academics-Don-t/238428?cid=wcontentgrid_41_10
    MIP: Division =less educated vs more educated; DT voters au knows= not racist + DT voters= felt cheated

    Psychology
    https://aeon.co/essays/how-do-soldiers-live-with-their-feelings-of-guilt
    MIP: Au interviewed Marine Wold

    Education
    https://spectator.org/the-diversity-fraud/
    MIP: diversity= old history + ex: geo diversity= hide bias vs Jews; Au: 1st encountered geo div =photo job

    Literature
    https://aeon.co/ideas/why-kids-can-learn-more-from-tales-of-fantasy-than-realism
    MIP: fantasy=help kids learn (ex:study)

    Politics
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/20/american-democracy-derailed-donald-trump
    MIP: EC= failed responsibility to elect fit president
     
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    Week 4

    1. Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/empathy-is-an-overrated-skill-when-dispensing-medical-care
    MIP: Physicians need more empathy; helps them take action

    2. Architecture: https://aeon.co/essays/why-theres-no-place-like-home-for-anyone-any-more
    MIP: Tiny homes have many advantages; housing industry will change in future to accommodate more people

    3. Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/enter-the-sapiezoic-a-new-aeon-of-self-aware-global-change
    MIP: Humans can be more humanistic; needed to preserve nature

    4. Population health: https://aeon.co/ideas/return-of-the-white-death-the-threat-of-new-strains-of-tb
    MIP: TB is still a threat; new strains = new treatments/innovation needed

    5. Education: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/12/the-fury-of-flurries/510986/
    MIP: Bad weather --> school districts may close; northern states did not have more closed days of school; districts that closed a lot need to plan better
     
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    Week 8 Post 2

    Society: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-we-evolved-from-drunken-monkeys-to-boozy-humans
    MIP: Drinking=evolutionary; Alcohol addiction=Only human+ conflict relationship+ dangerous.

    Economics: https://aeon.co/essays/how-ant-societies-point-to-radical-possibilities-for-humans
    MIP: Ants=metaphor human order; Ants=/= division of labor+specialized jobs.

    Geology: https://aeon.co/essays/enter-the-sapiezoic-a-new-aeon-of-self-aware-global-change
    MIP: mature anthropocene=not new+caused by self-awareness=human effect on earth

    Population Health: https://aeon.co/essays/enter-the-sapiezoic-a-new-aeon-of-self-aware-global-change
    MIP: Pauper's funeral=increasing in London

    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/keeping-eye-open/
    MIP: Barnes=narrative of painting= Artist character (Vuillard)
     
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    Week 8 Post
    Economy: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/opinion/to-boost-the-economy-help-students-first.html
    MI: Boost economy = alleviate student debt; 2 ways

    Education: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/opinion/the-plague-of-early-decision.html
    MI: AU = early decision not good; unnecessary stress and emphasize prestige

    Sociology: https://aeon.co/ideas/heres-to-the-lost-art-of-lying-down
    MI: Lying down common in past but gone now; lying down might only be for death/old

    Politics: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-voters-didnt-take-him-literally-on-obamacare-oops/2016/12/20/46ef3cae-c6f3-11e6-bf4b-2c064d32a4bf_story.html?tid=pm_opinions_pop&utm_term=.cc73b091f332
    MI: Trump supporters regret not taking Trump’s views seriously, particularly Obamacare repeal

    Science: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/12/19/a-researcher-discovered-how-cave-men-cleaned-their-teeth-it-will-make-you-want-to-brush-yours/?utm_term=.128b24edf54b
    MI: Plaque on fossil teeth = historical info about diet and hygiene
     
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    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/how-a-change-for-the-worse-makes-for-a-different-person
    How does direction of change affect person? ( deterioration vs improvement)

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21712106-who-makes-it-where-and-why-why-humans-love-cheese
    Oxfords cheese book= good for habitual readers +comprehensive + includes background info.

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21712133-any-time-somebody-talks-about-deterrence-theyre-influenced-schelling-thomas
    Shelling won Nobel prize for work on strategy of bargaining (not using weapons) during conflict b//w countries.

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21712107-work-ladies-team-harvard-observatory-looking-stars
    Harvard female astronomy research team= unique + contributed to field.

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2016/12/still-richest-man-town
    Capra made a successful classic film from an unsuccessful story.
     
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    Week 8 Post 3

    Society&Illness: https://aeon.co/ideas/return-of-the-white-death-the-threat-of-new-strains-of-tb
    MIP: Control disease=higher innovation; TB=worst+return=world destruction

    Literature: https://aeon.co/ideas/heres-to-the-lost-art-of-lying-down
    MIP: Art of lying down=changes meaning=under threat(ex:tech affect sleep)

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/how-a-change-for-the-worse-makes-for-a-different-person
    MIP: personal identity= depends on direction of change(Ex: Gage 2 diff scenario)

    Economy: http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2016/12/overreactions
    MIP: Economist+politician=WRONG; deindustrialization=NOT china's fault=US companies moving out.

    Culture: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/opinion/peter-kings-really-bad-idea.html
    MIP: Muslim surveillance program(King)=BAD
     
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    6. Education: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/12/colleges-really-need-to-rethink-the-career-advice-they-deliver/510647/
    MIP: Colleges’ career services = not helpful enough to students, needs improvement

    7. Education: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/12/can-a-military-mindset-succeed-in-a-civilian-classroom/510371/
    MIP: Education needs to be progressive and forward thinking

    8. Technology: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/12/how-search-engines-are-killing-clever-urls/510785/
    MIP: Unique domain website names are not important to companies; everyone googles

    9. Technology: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/12/super-marios-sorrow/511187/
    MIP: Nintendo having hard time in economy; either progress with technology to mobile platform or bust

    10. Population health: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/12/female-doctors-superiority/511034/
    MIP: Female physicians provide better health care to Medicare patients than males
     
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    1 Religion: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-need/

    MIP: 1. American disfavor evolution 2. More dysfunction = more religion 3. Fossil record = evolution

    2. Economics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/london-poverty/

    MIP: 1. Graveyard = prostitute + disease 2. Pauper’s funeral cost increasing

    3. Political Science: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/sovereignty/

    MIP: 1. NA sovereignty = difficult (Townsend) 2. DG decision = fair notice

    4. Economics: http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21711903-when-interests-triumph-over-values-terrible-things-can-happen-lessons-aleppos-tragic

    MIP: 1. West = no help 2. Policy w/o strategy = disastrous

    5. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/keeping-eye-open/

    MIP: 1. Barnes = narrative approach
     
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    Philosophy: https://philosophynow.org/issues/77/La_Vie_DEnnui
    MIP: Boredom = enjoyable + imaginative + imaginative + lead to creativity

    Philosophy: https://philosophynow.org/issues/117/Nowhere_Men
    MIP: Parts of us exist + we are just our brain

    Art: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/arts/design/the-prada-foundations-new-arts-complex-in-milan.html
    MIP: Private Prada brings contemporary + old art to public

    Politics: http://harpers.org/archive/2017/01/mourning-in-america/
    MIP: Donald Trump = unexpected + horrible

    Philosophy: http://www.newstatesman.com/culture...uctant-enjoy-ourselves-even-when-were-allowed
    MIP: pleasure = forbidden
     
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    Week 12 post 2:
    1. Environmental Health: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/us/obama-drilling-ban-arctic-atlantic.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
    MIP: Would Trump undo Obama environmental regulations?
    2. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/tyranny-art-history/
    MIP: Art History = can make a difference, but must be changed.
    3. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/morandi/
    MIP: Art History = Ligth + Morandi's masterpieces
    4. Education: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/opinion/to-boost-the-economy-help-students-first.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: We should shift our gov budget to help the students
    5. Education: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/opinion/to-boost-the-economy-help-students-first.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Early Admissions decisions may not be the way to choose wisely your school
     
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    12.4

    Literature
    https://aeon.co/essays/we-ve-forgotten-how-to-give-children-the-space-to-have-secrets
    Kids lit= secretes ; secrets: distinguish in/out > content (bok)

    Ethics
    https://aeon.co/essays/how-a-change-for-the-worse-makes-for-a-different-person
    MIP: Personal ID dependent on direction of change

    Literature
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/novel-conformity/
    MIP: nothing happens when popular author messes up (ex: HM colorless); high sales= success

    Education
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/arlington-offers-a-lesson-in-school-diversity/2016/12/21/9c302510-c23f-11e6-8422-eac61c0ef74d_story.html?utm_term=.32494069b749
    MIP: SD redraw lines = controversy /important because center= diversity

    Culture
    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/12/19/the-secret-life-of-time
    MIP: au wakes to sound of clock + time=unidirectional; Boring exp. =woke at intervals + relay on in/ex signals (Proust)
     
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    1. Political: http://www.city-journal.org/html/real-war-science-14782.html
    MIP : Libs and conservs = guilty of science influence.

    2. History: http://harpers.org/archive/2016/12/destruction-myth/?single=1
    MIP : Rasputin = legend & influence on monarchy.

    3. Political: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/dec/08/welcome-age-anger-brexit-trump
    MIP : Trump = global upheavel.

    4. Science: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/12/19/the-secret-life-of-time
    MIP : Known time upon awakening.

    5. Art: http://www.the-american-interest.com/2016/12/09/mario-vargas-llosa-and-his-authoritarians/
    MIP : Llosa = previous NPW = fav author Arequipa
     
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    Art: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/well/live/what-doctors-can-learn-from-looking-at-art.html
    MI: Med students use art = better diagnoses, broader context of illness

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/the-nazi-judge-who-sought-justice-in-the-system
    MI: Nazi Judge’s actions against SS = ethical + unethical

    Religion: https://aeon.co/essays/has-fear-of-contagion-made-holy-communion-harder-to-swallow
    MI: AU= dilemma eating communion wafer but eats it; sacred act transcends all

    Science: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/science-and-its-skeptics
    MI: Science = need ppl patient to discover more truths; question + appreciate it

    Health: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/12/22/can-a-hearing-test-identify-a-concussion/?utm_term=.ef2ffc075088
    MI: hearing test = possible marker to determine concussion
     
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    Religion: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/opinion/egypts-cruelty-to-christians.html
    MI: Egyptian christians face violence and severe discrimination; gov does nothing

    Ethics: http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/aleppos-evacuation-is-a-crime-against-humanity?intcid=mod-latest
    MI: Syrian war = war crime b/c deprived ppl food, H20 etc...; many blamed for it

    Culture: https://aeon.co/essays/the-line-between-creativity-and-stealing-from-another-culture
    MI: Cultural appropriation = culture less sacred but unavoidable; draw ideas from other cultures

    Psychology: http://nautil.us/issue/37/currents/selfishness-is-learned
    MI: Impulse = cooperate but thinking leads to selfishness; change interactions = change actions

    Sociology: http://nautil.us/issue/31/stress/is-facebook-luring-you-into-being-depressed
    MI: social media = increase depression b/c stress passes to you
     
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    Religion
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-need/
    MIP: Americans favour faith over evolution due to its dysfunctional society.

    Philosophy
    https://aeon.co/ideas/arabic-translators-did-far-more-than-just-preserve-greek-philosophy
    MIP: Translating Greek is difficult. Additional information were added to the pieces.

    History
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/inclusive-history/
    MIP: Preserving and understanding history brings the nation together.

    Psychology
    https://aeon.co/essays/when-a-friendship-turns-sour-more-than-feelings-get-hurt
    MIP: Friendships can be good or bad, but is mostly good.

    Literature
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/novel-conformity/
    MIP: New novels published using the same formula as previous successful novels to retain popularity.
     
  30. pch

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    Ecology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/rewilding/
    MIP: Rewilding= missing + ethical justice for animals, humans and nature

    War: https://aeon.co/ideas/the-us-has-spent-a-lot-of-money-in-afghanistan-how-wisely
    MIP: Afghanistan political future= bleak and challenged. US= caused volatile economy + problems for future

    Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/opinion/venezuelas-currency-madness.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: The discontinuation of the $100 bills in Venezuela= bad + bizarre politics

    Philosophy: https://philosophynow.org/issues/77/La_Vie_DEnnui
    MIP: Boredom= enjoyable and a mindset that is key to achievements

    Education: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/arlington-offers-a-lesson-in-school-diversity/2016/12/21/9c302510-c23f-11e6-8422-eac61c0ef74d_story.html?utm_term=.c237fcc2135f
    MIP: Redrawing school boundary lines= a challenge + racial and economic division
     
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    Population Health: https://aeon.co/essays/sugar-is-a-toxic-agent-that-creates-conditions-for-disease
    MIP: obesity+diabetes=misunderstood+no restraint; sugar=critical role

    History: https://aeon.co/ideas/the-syrian-seed-bank-that-keeps-going-despite-the-war
    MIP: seeds=safe despite war=employees didnt flee

    Education: https://aeon.co/essays/can-students-who-are-constantly-on-their-devices-actually-learn
    MIP: Technology=impair learning in classroom

    History:https://aeon.co/ideas/how-refugees-have-the-power-to-change-the-society-they-join
    MIP: refugees= powerful+increase stress on resources+assist against enemy (ex:Spanish refugees)

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/novel-conformity/
    MIP: success= High book sales; popular author mess up=OK
     
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    Education: https://aeon.co/essays/can-students-who-are-constantly-on-their-devices-actually-learn
    Students can't resist their phones + distracted -> hinders learning

    Literature: https://aeon.co/ideas/heres-to-the-lost-art-of-lying-down
    We think differently when lying down

    Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/rewilding/
    We should rewild

    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/morandi/
    Italy is special. Morandi's art is unique.

    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/tyranny-art-history/
    Modern art is narrow/ not historical
     
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    1 - Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/baby-hitler/

    MI: The illumination of one dictator does not change the course of history.

    2- Phylosophy: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/great-philosophy/

    MI: Great philosophy can be not only obscure but also can be clear for understanding without interpretation.

    3 – Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/human-subjects/

    MI: The usage of humans in clinical trials is unethical.

    4 – Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/american-art/

    MI: The American Art has acquired a new broader meaning nowadays.

    5 – Linguistics: https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2016/11/27/slang-language-its-most-human/mPyOlDnjSczKGuwCV1XgJI/story.html

    MI: Slang has taken the important place in nowadays linguistic research.
     
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    6- Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/ethical-parenting/

    MI: Parenthood is a state in which it’s impossible to be moral.

    7- Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/bioethics/

    MI: A truly ethical bioethics should not shut down research based on unclear moral principles.

    8 – Education: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/academic-writing/

    MI: Using clear language in academic writing will be beneficial for researchers and their audience.

    9-Phylosophy: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/luxury/

    MI: Due to lots of reason (desire to posses nice things, to impress others, et al.) people buy lots of non-utilitarian goods.

    10 – Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/mass-psychogenic-illness/

    MI: Many factors can cause Mass Psychogenic Illness among normal healthy people. And spreading of MPI is much more easier nowadays because of our modern communication (mobile phones, Twitter , Facebook et al.)
     
  35. alexnam89

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    Week 13 post 1:
    1. Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/television-stress/
    MIP: Stress = more harmful than before + seeing strangers
    2. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/opinion/was-barack-obama-bad-for-democrats.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Economic Recovery is not enough + democrats backing out.
    3. International Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/opinion/stoking-tensions-with-china.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Trumps looking to burn bridges with China and Taiwan and other Asian Countries
    4. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/opinion/an-alliance-to-worry-the-west.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Turkey Allied with Russia vs. United States and NATO
    5. Society: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/opinion/north-carolina-doubles-down-on-bigotry.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: North Carolina to discriminate against Transgenders
     
  36. CAJ2014

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    Health: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/health/cancer-trials-immunotherapy.html
    MI: minorities less represented in cancer trials: less edu + $$ = need to educate them

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-rudeness-at-work-is-contagious-and-difficult-to-stop
    MI: Rudeness common at work = unconscious + automatic

    Economy: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-theory/wp/2016/12/22/heres-why-mobile-money-is-dramatically-reducing-poverty-in-kenya/?utm_term=.29c6505e4c2d
    MI: Kenyan gov use mobile banking = improve econ + reduce poverty

    Science: http://www.nytimes.com/section/science?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=TopBar&module=HPMiniNav&contentCollection=Science&WT.nav=page
    MI: Inuit withstand cold temp = ancestral gene variant increase body fat

    Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/16/opinion/dear-america-why-did-you-let-us-down.html
    MI: Au = U.S failed Aussies in democratic deals + values b/c Trump’s win
     
  37. pch

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    1. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/novel-conformity/

    MIP: 1. Rich author = incorrect 2. High sales = achievement

    2. Economics: http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21712136-which-country-improved-most-2016-our-country-year

    MIP: award → Colombia = incomplete peace deal

    3. Health: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/television-stress/

    MIP: 1. Stress characteristics 2. Stress = bad 3. Empathetic stress = bad

    4. Government: http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21712128-liberals-lost-most-arguments-year-they-should-not-feel-defeated-so-much

    MIP: 1. 2016 = setback 2. West = needs improvement

    5. Environment: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/rewilding/

    MIP: 1. Mixed community = human + animal 2. Rewilding = moral responsibility
     
  39. IWillMakeIt1

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    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/tyranny-art-history/
    MIP: Art history=dead+vague; TheKeeper=beyond art history

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/moral-character-is-the-foundation-of-a-sense-of-personal-identity
    MIP: Mind=/= body

    Travel: https://aeon.co/essays/the-language-of-the-cockpit-is-technical-obscure-and-irresistibly-romantic
    MIP: Aeroese=universal+precise+romantic (Tone:Author loves flying)

    Art:https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/morandi/
    MIP: Italy=evoke quality of light=Morandi's Art (Author:positive toward Morandi)

    Psych: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/television-stress/
    MIP: empathetic stress=contagious=loved>strangers+ harm>good.
     
  40. CAJ2014

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    Education: https://aeon.co/essays/how-school-grooms-african-americans-for-the-underclass
    MI: African Americans held back in public school = lack resources,$, crime areas

    Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/us/politics/obama-trump-turf-war-transition-israel.html
    MI: Au = Trump hasn’t taken office yet, needs to cool it

    Science: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/12/23/scientists-are-trying-to-save-the-climate-from-toxic-cow-burps/?utm_term=.f6f14af885a8
    MI: Cows release methane = enviro prob; need to change diet

    Religion: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/opinion/humanizing-jesus.html
    MI: Study Jesus’s life = humanized + focus on relations and reconcile

    Society: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-refugees-have-the-power-to-change-the-society-they-join
    MI: Refugee vital for society they join = challenge authority + reminder of violence
     
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    History: https://aeon.co/ideas/from-the-king-s-touch-to-the-princess-hug-on-magical-royalty
    Tradition of annointing/royatouch had a healing power belief

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/bragging-rights-when-beating-your-own-drum-helps-or-hurts
    Bragging and better-than-others thinking --> is beneficial and harmful

    Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/television-stress/
    Stress can be caused indirectly

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/why-are-dreams-such-potent-vehicles-for-the-supernatural
    Many religions arose from dreams

    Psychology:https://aeon.co/essays/how-the-old-and-the-new-make-the-mind-ebb-and-flow
    We understand info by 2 ways: top bottom and bottom up. Top down is based on prior experience + efficient.
     
  42. alexnam89

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    Week 13 post 2:
    1. History: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/historical-women/
    MIP: Women history = Voiceless + something must be done about it.
    2. Politics: http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/world-war-three-by-mistake
    MIP: Probabilities of a mistaken call of war.
    3. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/opinion/mr-trump-flirts-with-an-arms-race.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Trump = Nuclear arms race with other powerful countries
    4. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/opinion/red-state-hope-for-democratic-blues.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Bullocks stood and will be strong against Trumps ridiculous policies
    5. Religion: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/opinion/humanizing-jesus.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Jesus on earth as an example to follow = seeking loving relationship and reconciliation with God through His sacrifice.
     
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    13.1

    Culture
    https://aeon.co/essays/these-are-my-two-baltimores-black-and-white
    MIP: “Those events”= segregated

    Philosophy
    https://aeon.co/ideas/can-liberal-values-be-absolute-or-is-that-a-contradiction
    MIP: unusual to defend lib with nationalism + lib values= rise from future gaze

    Psychology
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/television-stress/
    MIP: stress = contagious= ES (ex: study)

    Ethics
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/rewilding/
    MIP: rewilding=moral responsibility

    History
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/23/amazon-tribe-no-contact-outside-world-last-ricardo-stuckert
    MIP: RS pics reminded au of Nomole
     
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    1. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/tyranny-art-history/

    MIP: 1. NM artists 2. Art hx = holistic + imaginative

    2. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/morandi/

    MIP: GM art = unique

    3. History: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/historical-women/

    MIP: 1. Some females = remembered 2. Women = important + need hearing

    4. Technology: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-the-dearly-departed-could-come-back-to-life-digitally

    MIP: 1. Living + dead = simulation 2. Simulation = unique experience

    5. Health: https://aeon.co/ideas/heres-to-the-lost-art-of-lying-down

    MIP: 1. Lying down = many functions 2. Lying down = threatened → technology
     
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    Education
    http://nautil.us/issue/12/feedback/colleges-want-students-with-character-but-cant-measure-it
    MIP: testing = not class neutral + reflect disparities

    Archeology
    http://nautil.us/issue/40/learning/the-modern-mind-may-be-100000-years-old
    MIP: Au: only a few signs would appear at early site= wrong

    Culture
    https://aeon.co/essays/china-s-generation-gap-has-never-yawned-wider
    MIP: au: Chinese youth= sheltered

    Society
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/25/solar-powered-town-babcock-ranch-environmentalist-panther
    MIP: BR at center of FL growth

    Culture
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/22/why-time-management-is-ruining-our-lives
    MIP: MM solution to email= IZ ; Personal productivity on rise
     
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    Week 13 post 3:
    1. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/issues-with-orwell/
    MIP: Orwell = language euphemism = problem
    2. Religion: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/opinion/sunday/varieties-of-religious-experience.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: God may seem to be in every religion
    3. Religion: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/opinion/goose-a-hanukkah-tradition.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Hanukkah = Feast on Goose but becoming expensive and hard to find --> chicken or duck = still good.
    4. Criminal Justice: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/opinion/sunday/cutting-prison-sentences-and-costs.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Massive incarceration = Financially inefficient + options to cut costs.
    5. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/opinion/sunday/black-lung-incurable-and-fatal-stalks-coal-miners-anew.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Trump reopening mines = PMF and problems will rise.
     
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    Archaeology
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/betrayal-of-trust/
    MIP: Betrayal caused human populations to disperse.

    Philosophy
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/it-goes-on/
    MIP: What we leave behind after death matters more than our parting.

    Ethics
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/cowardice/
    MIP: Cowardice is bad and should be punished.

    Sociology
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/attention-war/
    MIP: To stay focus, learn like children.

    Education
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/childish-learning/
    MIP: Brain plasticity (in early childhood) allows one to master skills.
     

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