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  1. dim17

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    14.2

    Psychology
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/social-karma-psychology/
    MIP: Individuals not always motivated by selfishness; social identity= control others

    Religion
    https://aeon.co/ideas/the-divine-fire-of-philip-k-dick-s-religious-visions
    MIP: PD confused by MI vs RE (ex: pink light);PD = Exegesis + imagination=possibilities (ex: theories)

    Politics
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/03/liberals-risk-becoming-permanent-minority-america
    MIP:liberalism base= fallen + becoming minority

    Religion
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-literacy/
    MIP: colleges = need to train student to understand religion

    Geography
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/coding-geography/
    MIP: geo curriculum= require code
     
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  3. IWillMakeIt1

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    Art: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-dandy-is-a-subversive-work-of-public-art
    MIP: Dandy=subversive historically; dandy=artists+irreproducible=self making

    History: https://aeon.co/essays/how-each-generation-gets-the-drugs-it-deserves
    MIP: Drug users=enslaved by Germans (Huxley); Huxley=changed his view of drugs

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/average-poetic-reader/
    MIP: unpopularity of poetry=advantage

    History: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/23/amazon-tribe-no-contact-outside-world-last-ricardo-stuckert
    MIP: Pic of uncontacted Amazon tribe=Au exp. w/ Nomole.

    Technology: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/28/airline-passenger-details-online-bookings-easy-prey-hackers-say-researchers
    MIP: Online booking=insecure
     
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    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/what-the-childless-fathers-of-existentialism-teach-real-dads
    MIP: Existentialism philosophers= childlessness=autonomy+freedom+diff.parenting.

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/free-speech-debates-are-more-than-radicals-vs-liberals
    MIP: radical vs.liberal on free speech= supply plausible justifications and opposing

    Culture: https://aeon.co/essays/does-too-much-pornography-numb-us-to-sexual-pleasure
    MIP: Widespread of pornography=harmful=no supported evidence.

    Literature:https://aeon.co/essays/a-culture-of-hyper-reality-made-paranoid-delusions-true
    MIP: New media tech=influence psychosis

    Literature:http://www.thedarkhorsemagazine.com/danagioiapoetrya.html
    MIP: Poetry=not fun=should be restored
     
  6. alexnam89

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    Week 14 post 5:
    1. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/average-poetic-reader/
    MIP: Poetry = alive + life
    2. Health Care: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/04/opinion/republicans-are-courting-disaster-on-health-care.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Obamacare dismantling = disaster for the future
    3. Health CAre: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/opinion/the-gop-health-care-hoax.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Obamacare repeal = increase of uninsured + deaths
    4. Health Care: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/opinion/the-health-care-plan-trump-voters-really-want.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Trump supporters = wants to continue to be insured, better now than before A.C.A
    5. Education & Economy: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/opinion/a-promising-proposal-for-free-tuition.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Free tuition proposal's shortcoming and benefits
     
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    Gender: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/05/women-period-leave-pay-gap-day
    MIP: Menstruation leave= problem. Women = paid less + should be dealt with by “pay gap day”

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/free-speech-debates-are-more-than-radicals-vs-liberals?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=6bc216eca3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-6bc216eca3-69400049
    MIP: Debate between free speech limitations. Some= free speech not privilege while others= don’t support limits

    Sociology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/choir-good-vibes/
    MIP: Singing in a large choir= better bonding + feels good

    Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/05/inheritance-tax-inequality-wealth-theresa-may-social-mobility
    MIP: Inheritance of wealth= important + leads to inequality

    Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/29/opinion/john-kerry-and-israel-too-little-and-too-late.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: peace agreement between Isreal + Palestine and creating Palestine state plan= too late for US gov’t
     
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    Art: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-dandy-is-a-subversive-work-of-public-art
    MI: Dandies = public art, unique, and intentionally reveal personal life with action + styles

    Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/07/world/europe/brexit-theresa-may-jeremy-corbyn.html
    MI: British PM May faces issue leaving EU after judges prevent her from Article 50 use

    Psych: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/us/dylann-roof-killers-defense-lawyers.html
    MI: Killers represent themselves diff reasons: promote idea, paranoid, do better without lawyer

    Economy: http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21713842-benefits-withdrawing-86-rupees-circulation-remain-elusive
    MI: India strategy to remove all currency = benefits uncertain now

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/what-would-a-rational-criminal-justice-system-look-like
    MI: Rational crime justice system = rehab, shorter terms, more humane
     
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    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/is-it-better-to-beat-temptation-or-never-feel-tempted-at-all
    MIP: Children=Moral person act morally (Aristotle); Adult=Moral action=not desirable(Kant)

    Society: https://aeon.co/essays/thinking-positive-is-a-surprisingly-risky-manoeuvre
    MIP: Positive thinking=good ONLY for short term.

    Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/choir-good-vibes/
    MIP: Signing in a big choir=social bonding+self transcendence

    Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/05/inheritance-tax-inequality-wealth-theresa-may-social-mobility
    MIP: Inheritance= increase inequality+wealth gap

    Society: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/06/ignore-headlines-six-hour-working-day-swedish
    MIP: Shorter working hours=BEST
     
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    Week 15 post 1:
    1. Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/choir-good-vibes/
    MIP: Singing = more than just hangining out + benefits
    2. Health Care: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/opinion/let-opioid-users-inject-in-hospitals.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: US hospitals = not safe for addicts
    3. Psychology: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/opinion/the-home-buying-decision.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Home hunting = Difficult psychologically + emotionally and cognitively
    4. Media: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/opinion/the-age-of-fake-policy.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: The Media exaggerates the good little things but doesn't look at the big picture = fake policy
    5. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/speaking-in-poetry/
    MIP: Poetry = enchantment way of communication
     
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    15.1

    History
    https://aeon.co/essays/how-each-generation-gets-the-drugs-it-deserves
    MIP: AH view changed from drug= control to drug= escape

    Economics
    https://aeon.co/essays/has-gdp-reached-its-limits-as-a-useful-measure
    MIP: confusion over what GDP does measure

    Ethics
    https://aeon.co/essays/what-the-childless-fathers-of-existentialism-teach-real-dads
    MIP: many philosophers = childless

    History
    http://nautil.us/issue/43/heroes/if-not-darwin-who
    MIP: sci heros= replaceable?+ precedents exsisted for Heliocentrism before NC

    Psychology
    https://aeon.co/essays/how-feminism-fell-into-disrepair-among-american-teenagers
    MIP: au= feminist
     
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    1. Health : http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/us/opioid-crisis-epidemic.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
    MIP : Opoid addiction = ^ epidemic + ^ deaths. Tx centers + solutions = no answer

    2. Science : http://nautil.us/issue/43/heroes/if-not-darwin-who
    MIP : Scientist = great men/ideas + revered + female excluded

    3. Literature : http://lithub.com/what-romance-fiction-can-accomplish/#
    MIP : Romance novel = mom likes + varied stories, heroines. Author dislikes then fan + feels renewed.

    4. Art : http://www.weeklystandard.com/all-together-now/article/2006021#!
    MIP : Beethoven = H.T solo but crave companion, Opus 59. Dusinberre = reserved + comforted by Opus 59.

    5. Politics : http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n16/jan-werner-muller/rule-breaking
    MIP : Greece = financial difficulty + EU leaders unfavorable to Greece with leftist groups dividing.
     
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    Literature:https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/average-poetic-reader/
    amateur readers experience poetry holistically. Critics are limited.

    Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/choir-good-vibes/
    Singing in a group is good b/c of bonding w/ friends and sounds better

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/speaking-in-poetry/
    Poetry is special b/c how it communicates (rhythm and story) and how it makes us feel

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2017/01/get-me-out-here
    La la land will likely be a hit despite effect of political sensitivities

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21713821-first-books-try-explain-shock-referendum-last-june-how-and-why-brexit
    Gov't is confused about goals of Brexit.
     
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    Week 10 post 5
    Social Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/is-it-better-to-beat-temptation-or-never-feel-tempted-at-all?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=d64dcc4d90-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-d64dcc4d90-69400049
    MIP: 2 strands of philosophy. Children=Aristotle’s philosophy (wants to do right thing). Adults= Kant’s philosophy (more moral when experiencing negative conflict)

    Society: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/06/jill-saward-ealing-vicarage-rape-sexual-violence
    MIP: Sexual violence = crime. Speaking out= needed

    Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/06/how-michelle-obama-expanded-definition-of-first-lady
    MIP: Michelle Obama= won people over with her wholeness

    Poetry: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/speaking-in-poetry/
    MIP: Poetry= enchant + distinct + holistic communication

    Work: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/06/ignore-headlines-six-hour-working-day-swedish
    MIP: 6 hours work days= happier + sustainable labour market
     
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  17. keets28

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    Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21713820-why-developers-are-making-statement-out-boring-building-miami-beach-worlds
    Car Park in Miami Florida= well designed + good addition to Miami b/c something to show off to the crowd

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21713822-chibundu-onuzos-fine-novel-nigeria-has-internationalist-heart-lagos-where-anything
    Novel exposes the separation of society (two types of Nigerians) in Lagos

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2017/01/america-s-labour-market
    labor market is improving: wages are higher, more jobs available

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/news/finance/21713818-becoming-independent-member-wto-could-be-difficult-process
    Brexteers are optimistic of WTO as a fallback option

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21713842-benefits-withdrawing-86-rupees-circulation-remain-elusive
    change of currency in India= uncertain about effect on economic growth + not optimistic of benefits.
     
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    Week 15 post 2:
    1. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/melmoth-the-wanderer/
    MIP: Melmoth = horror stories
    2. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/opinion/trumps-dangerous-anti-cia-crusade.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Trump = CIA will weaken and suffer serious consequences
    3. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/opinion/erasing-obama.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Obama's legacy = difficult to erase
    4. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/opinion/giving-mr-trumps-nominees-a-pass.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Trump's team = Incomplete disclosure of conflict of interest with Government and Personal business
    5. Economics: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/opinion/did-we-take-low-interest-rates-for-granted.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Trump's presidency = Interest rates to increase due to tax cuts & inflations.
     
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    1. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/melmoth-the-wanderer/
    MIP: Melmoth = horror stories "Wanderer"

    2. Economics: https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/mathematical-economics-training-too-narrow-by-robert-skidelsky-2016-12
    MIP: Great economists = broad education + outlook > modeling

    3. Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/how-disgust-made-humans-cooperate-to-build-civilisations
    MIP: Disgust = guide moral thoughts

    4. Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21713868-there-arent-many-and-cities-are-growing-desperate-desperately-seeking-young-people
    MIP: Problems raised due to gray population++ (e.g. Tama + Okutama) + policies to attract young people

    5. Arts: http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2017/01/economist-explains-3
    MIP: Value of Art = trade $$ + timeless feeling/emotion
     
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    1. Philosophy: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/12/19/the-secret-life-of-time
    MIP: Time=conscious + internal clock

    2. Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/social-karma-psychology/
    MIP: social norms> personal benefit

    3. Economy: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/work-life-balance/
    MIP: importance of valuing care + equality

    4.Education: https://theamericanscholar.org/low-definition-in-higher-education/#
    MIP: assumptions and shortcuts = misinformation

    5. Language: https://aeon.co/essays/how-disgust-made-humans-cooperate-to-build-civilisations
    MIP: Evolution and justification of disgust
     
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    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-free-market-ideology-perverts-the-vocabulary-of-democracy
    Americans are not guided by democratic ideas

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/what-makes-a-better-world-lab-grown-meat-or-humane-farming
    Growing meat in lab= good b/c avoids suffering/ killing of animals

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/what-can-avicenna-teach-us-about-the-mind-body-problem
    We are always aware of existence of ourselves.

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/blogs/buttonwood/2017/01/finance-and-economics
    Greenspan got bad reputation b/c changed his views

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21713823-year-had-not-enough-hygge-and-much-too-much-brexit-remoaners-alt-right-and-fake
    Finding a word of the year is a challenge b/c many words are good candidates
     
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    1) history: http://www.weeklystandard.com/waughs-gift/article/2005886
    MIP: Waugh = angry writer + no regard for humanity. Joined a new faith and rude to nonreligious

    2) linguistics: 1) http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2016/11/27/slang-language-its-most-human/mPyOlDnjSczKGuwCV1XgJI/story.html
    MIP: Slang words = old roots but now have digital access. Slang = dirty and profanity.

    3) art: http://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/literary-madness/
    MIP: Madness leads to great art.

    4) pop culture: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2016/11/his_election_that_november_came_as_a_surprise.html
    MIP: “his” election was surprising and unwanted. “He” confused and shocked followers by saying one thing and doing another.

    5) culture: http://www.weeklystandard.com/popular-science/article/2005106
    MIP: Best sellers do not include sex but have a theme of realism.
     
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    Pop Culture: http://hyperallergic.com/348914/john-bergers-rare-art-criticism/

    MIP: Berger’s art criticism=reality, Author in favor

    Music: http://www.weeklystandard.com/all-together-now/article/2006021

    MIP: Dusinberre’s Interpretation of Beethoven, Author is cynical

    Art: https://aeon.co/ideas/free-speech-debates-are-more-than-radicals-vs-liberals

    MIP: Freedom of speech is censored, Author opposed

    Economics: https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/mathematical-economics-training-too-narrow-by-robert-skidelsky-2016-12

    MIP: Economics Failure=Lack of social education, Author critical of today’s economists

    Arts: https://www.ukessays.com/essays/arts/an-analysis-of-van-goghs-starry-night.php

    MIP: Interpretation of “Starry Night’s”, Author feels strongly (LOVES)
     
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    political science: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161116120147.htm

    MIP: Positive morals lead to positive climate changes. Liberals value compassion and fairness while conservatives value purity

    Art: https://aeon.co/ideas/does-technological-analysis-destroy-the-romance-of-art-history

    MIP: Art discovery now uses digital software. Art history is not an exact science.

    Health: http://time.com/4622653/men-body-image-muscle-steroids/

    MIP: Ideal body for men is stronger than before. Desire for strong body leads to medical consequences.

    Geography: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/24/world/what-in-the-world/australia-continental-drift-location-gps.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FGeography&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=6&pgtype=collection

    MIP: Australia shifts. Accuracy of new GPS is important.

    Health: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-diy-medical-testing-could-save-your-life

    MIP: Home testing is easier. Home testing leads to proactive patients.
     
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    Psychology: https://www.1843magazine.com/features/whats-wrong-with-infidelity
    MIP: Esther Perel believes that Americans often exaggerated over infidelity compare to western European countries

    Architecture: http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/The-museum-of-the-present-8547
    MIP: Museums are changing+ future museum focus on visitors rather than on arts.

    RELIGION: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/1999/12/16/chaos/
    MIP: Emp. Otto III attract Christians, Roman drove him and Pope Sylvester out.

    Archaeology: https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2016/dec/21/why-archaeology-needs-to-come- out-of-the-cave-and-into-the-digital-age
    MIP: Genetic + DNA analyses helps archaeologies to scrutinize information better.

    Theater: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/1999/12/16/a-legacy/
    MIP: Actors vanish without anyone tracing them.
     
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    SC23 WEEK 1 Post #1

    1) Ethics & Philosophy:
    https://aeon.co/essays/how-baring-and-sharing-online-increases-social-conformity
    MIP:
    Social media=21st century model of Greek Philosophy
    2) Music: http://www.weeklystandard.com/all-together-now/article/2006021#!
    MIP: //s between Dusinberre & Beethoven
    3) Linguistics: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/english-language-science-can-cause-problems-180961623/
    MIP: language barriers in sci=hurtful
    4) Arts: https://www.michigandaily.com/section/arts/jackie-mediocre-oscar-bait-0
    MIP: "Jackie" is a hollow depiction of true events
    5) Music: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/symphony-second-opinions-mozarts-final-illness/
    MIP: Many CODs but does it matter?
     
  27. tinyome

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    Week 1 post 2:
    1. Culture: https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/lionel-shriver-line/
    MIP: Abdel-Magied’s misinterpretation of Shrivers keynote speech

    2. Psychology: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/10/how-friendships-change-over-time-in-adulthood/411466/
    MIP: Friendship=choice + informal structure + expectations

    3. Sociology: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anindya-kundu/needing-to-look-white-eno_b_8171224.html
    MIP: white have less problems + so acknowledge race=greater understanding

    4. Education: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/intrinsic-motivation/
    MIP: intrinsic motivation =/= better scores; other way around

    5. Neuroscience: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-panpsychism-fails-to-solve-the-mystery-of-consciousness
    MIP: panpsychism’s aim = explaining consciousness + brain
     
  28. springstudyer2016

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    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/spinoza/
    MIP: Spinoza was a great Jewish philosopher being remembered and honored today but was convicted due to being a nonconformist

    2) https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-revivalism/
    MIP: Walzer adheres to critical engagement to religious revivalism which shapes politics but he is wrong (auth)

    3) https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/great-british-nativity-scene/
    MIP: There are no great British nativity scenes because British art depicts raw reality which could not draw visionary nativity scenes

    4) https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/melmoth-the-wanderer/
    MIP: Maturin who was a great writer succeeded in producing a gothic horror “Melmoth the Wanderer” that is still retained in author’s mind for a decade

    5) https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/speaking-in-poetry/
    MIP: Poetry = special/unique and has rhythm which helps communicate with us with enchantment
     
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    Week 11 post 1
    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/great-british-nativity-scene/
    MIP: British art= want portraits + raw reality not nativity

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/melmoth-the-wanderer/
    MIP: Melmoth the Wanderer= terrifying story that stayed with Au

    Technology: https://aeon.co/ideas/coding-is-not-fun-it-s-technically-and-ethically-complex?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ab285810d5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-ab285810d5-69400049
    MIP: Coding and software development= complicated and people should not lie about it

    Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/07/barack-obama-forever-changed-black-america
    MIP: Obamas= changed black America+ new standards+ role model

    Work: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/05/france-right-to-disconnect-law-no-work-email
    MIP: New laws allow employees to unplug from work= healthy and positive side effects
     
  31. tym

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    Week 1 post 1:
    1. philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/what-the-childless-fathers-of-existentialism-teach-real-dads
    MIP: childless philosophers = personal freedom + not ready yet
    2. History: http://www.bookforum.com/inprint/023_04/16819
    MIP: holocaust survivor: struggle with identity and emotion
    3. Economics: http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21713981-sparkling-success-falls-rough-times-botswana-feels-south-african-pinch
    MIP: 2 neighbor country economic problem = sizes + export/import
    4. Politics: http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21713861-beyond-headlines-poles-britain-are-quietly-melding-their-cultural-traditions
    MIP: coexistence of tradition and mixed culture
    5. Pop culture: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2017/01/get-me-out-here
    MIP: movie although seen as political but actually meant to be light-hearted
     
  32. pch

    pch

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    Society: https://aeon.co/ideas/want-to-reduce-drug-abuse-listen-to-women-drug-users?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=2f835a226f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-2f835a226f-69400049
    MIP: Women= higher risk of violence/ assult from stigma and poor drug policies. Ending drugs= empower communities + address needs

    Psychology: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/18/global-troubles-news-optimist-outlook-attitude
    MIP: Optimism= not easy + good. Pessimism= not accepted by author

    Education: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/05/my-preferred-friends-working-class-people-debt
    MIP: Education= not equal. Au= in debt from education prefer to surround around those in debt

    Philosophy: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/dec/16/are-you-too-old-success-change-your-life-oliver-burkeman
    MIP: Age= not a factor in success

    Music: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/02/the-guardian-view-on-grime-music-sound-of-protest
    MIP: Grime= appeal to youth + virility in politics+ should be acknowledged
     
  33. mediris

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    1. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/great-british-nativity-scene/
    MIP: British art does not have many nativity scenes b/c the Protestant rejected religious image as idolatry + Brits liked portraits

    2. Linguistics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/language-evolution/
    MIP: Language evolution = little known but of great social, political & intellectual importance; Society holds discrimination against non-standard Eng (due to Chomsky = who wrongly assumed innate programming + study linguist out of social context, little research/recording)

    3. Art/Dance: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/chronicle-ballet/
    MIP: Chronicle Ballet = "cut and paste" of two separate monotonous dance pieces -> unsatisfying

    4. Sociology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/attention-war/
    MIP: To win the attention war = focus on your true longing/appetite/obsession without bring burdened by excessive consciousness + group discussion

    5. Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/rewilding/
    MIP: Rewilding > save biodiversity & ecological stability; rather as a direct moral responsibility
     
  34. gk123

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    1. https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/aburi/

    MIP: Author’s perception of music = different than teacher’s perception of music

    2. http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21712141-governments-poor-countries-are-right-complain-about-wests-restrictive-immigration

    MIP: Immigrants in countries treated poorly + government needs to ease residency legal loopholes

    3. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/16/martin-luther-king-day-with-trump

    MIP: MLK was a polarizing figure in US history

    4. http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21713868-there-arent-many-and-cities-are-growing-desperate-desperately-seeking-young-people

    MIP: Population in Japan is shrinking + authorities trying to entice young population

    5. http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2017/01/assault-democracy

    MIP: Russia hacked democrats for own political interests
     
  35. keets28

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  36. alexnam89

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    Week 15 post 3:
    1. Health & Safety: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jan/08/fda-antibiotic-use-in-livestock
    MIP: FDA new policy = reduce the use of unnecessary ABX
    2. Sustainable business: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jan/03/challenges-sustainable-food-2017-organic-farming
    MIP: Our Appetite = creating Environmental and Social risk --> we must do something about it.
    3. Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/08/barack-obama-legacy-donald-trump-healthcare-climate-change
    MIP: Obama Legacy might not last long after Trump's presidency.
    4. Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/mind-at-work/
    MIP: Good memory retention = beautiful or a curse.
    5. Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/05/democrats-tea-party-tactics-liberal-policies
    MIP: Democrats will have to form a new tea party different from the one that exists already = success
     
  37. Liliabella

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    Wk 5, Post #1:

    Education
    https://aeon.co/essays/how-the-scientific-method-came-from-watching-children-play
    MIP: Children <—> scientists = good

    Ethics
    https://aeon.co/essays/how-a-change-for-the-worse-makes-for-a-different-person
    MIP: Direction of character change affects person’s image and identity to others

    Arts
    https://aeon.co/ideas/if-culture-is-too-expensive-for-most-everyone-pays-a-price
    MIP: Paying for culture is leading to its demise

    Culture
    https://aeon.co/ideas/murder-in-virtual-reality-should-be-illegal
    MIP: VR could make murder too real —> dangerous to society

    Psychology
    https://aeon.co/essays/when-a-friendship-turns-sour-more-than-feelings-get-hurt
    MIP: Friend problems are common and aren’t great, but they’re still better than having no friends at all.
     
  38. Gayle4155

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  39. vfm3vb

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    Week 1, Post 1
    1. Education: http://time.com/4626434/education-school-vouchers/
    MIP: School choice = right info + funding + simplicity
    2. Sociology: http://time.com/4628601/national-service-diversity-terrorism/
    MIP: Public service = secure future progress + togetherness
    3. Healthcare: http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2017/01/06/mamas-dont-let-your-babies-grow-up-to-be-doctors/#20ebbcf4442c
    MIP: Prospective physicians should consider all hardships and sacrifices
    4. Economics: http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrymiller/2015/07/29/why-organic-agriculture-is-a-colossal-hoax/#4a143d8738e4
    MIP: Concept of organic food is heavily subsidized and misleading.
    5. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/average-poetic-reader/
    MIP: Poems hold various purposes, for various readers.
     
  40. tinyome

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  41. SRSJS

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    Week 1 (post 2)

    1) History https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/historical-women/
    MIP: Political culture must change to acknowledge women (quotes from)

    2)Science https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-hype-around-medical-genetics-is-a-public-enemy
    MIP: Advancements in science=overhyped for generations=we should be skeptics

    3) Economy http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21713866-less-stigma-more-competition-decriminalising-sex-trade-zimbabwe
    MIP: Legalization of prostitution (due to decreased economy)=scarce jobs + increase in violence

    4) Philosophy https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/09/philosophy-teach-children-schools-ireland
    MIP: Job losses due to technology= must change education to include Philosophy

    5) Health http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/09/health/c-section-births-china.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fhealth&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0
    MIP: Convenience (patient + dr)= increased c-section rate in China
     
  42. princessmd95

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    1. PopCulture: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/09/opinion/is-humanism-really-humane.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-right-region&region=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region&_r=0
    MIP: Need better helmets due to long-term damage from concussions.
    2. Psych: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/well/family/dogs-intelligence.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fwell&action=click&contentCollection=well&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront
    MIP: Smart dogs are highly trainable, but often a nuisance.
    3. Sociology: https://psmag.com/radical-efforts-to-end-homelessness-old-sick-and-on-the-street-80ea458ea7ee#.ii3zcox7v
    MIP: Homelessness in the elderly population is rising and something needs to be done about it.
    4. History: https://aeon.co/ideas/heres-to-the-lost-art-of-lying-down
    MIP: People speak with disdain about sleep, but they shouldn’t. The author is a proponent of lying down/idleness.
    5. Social Science: https://aeon.co/essays/how-each-generation-gets-the-drugs-it-deserves
    MIP: Drugs and culture interact. The flaws in a culture influence what kinds of drugs that culture uses.
     
  43. princessmd95

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    6. Education: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/opinion/the-plague-of-early-decision.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Ffrank-bruni&action=click&contentCollection=opinion&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=4&pgtype=collection&_r=0
    MIP: Early decision hurts kids and college diversity.
    7. Philosophy: https://1000wordphilosophy.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/wittgensteins-private-language-argument/
    MIP: There can be no private language.
    8. Ethics: https://1000wordphilosophy.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/moral-error-theory/
    MIP: To describe something as right or wrong is false.
    9. Philosophy: https://1000wordphilosophy.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/speciesism/
    MIP: Speciesism is the idea that humans are better than animals because of their species.
    10. Education:http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/10/write-my-essay-please/264036/
    MIP: Students who use essay-writing services are cheating themselves and the culture of the educational system is at fault for this.
     
  44. katiebenti

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    1. education https://theamericanscholar.org/low-definition-in-higher-education/#.WHQ1xbYrJ0t
    MIP: students don't like bewilderment; college should resist simplifying

    2. Psychology/sociology https://aeon.co/essays/what-the-childless-fathers-of-existentialism-teach-real-dads
    MIP: philosophers = bad dads

    3. Psychology https://aeon.co/essays/how-baring-and-sharing-online-increases-social-conformity
    MIP: Internet has changed humans; surveillance=bad

    4. Psychology http://www.weeklystandard.com/all-together-now/article/2006021
    MIP: Beethoven thought to be independent; wanted companionship/quartet=dependent

    5. Psychology https://aeon.co/essays/how-disgust-made-humans-cooperate-to-build-civilisations
    relationship w/god=moral dilemma; disgust-->intuition-> morals
     
  45. PingPongMD

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    1. Art: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-dandy-is-a-subversive-work-of-public-art
    MIP: Dandyism allows men to create a unique version of themselves

    2. Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/is-it-better-to-beat-temptation-or-never-feel-tempted-at-all
    MIP: Children regard those never have immoral ideas as more moral, adults opposite

    3. Stories & Literature: https://aeon.co/ideas/heres-to-the-lost-art-of-lying-down
    MIP: Concept of lying down = in decline for the past few centuries

    4. History: https://aeon.co/ideas/sovereignty-can-be-bought-and-sold-like-a-commodity
    MIP: Sovereignty will continue to be bought and sold unless conscious efforts are made to stop it.

    5. Art and History: https://www.1843magazine.com/features/scents-and-sensuality
    MIP: Perfume production = mitigated since ancient times in India – few distilleries still around today.
     
  46. mediris

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    Week 1 (post 3)
    1. Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/mind-at-work/
    MIP: Autobiographical memory provides both benefits and burden; it is just different

    2. Religion: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-need/
    MIP: America's low acceptance of evaluation (high believe in religion) is due to social insecurity, despite that many evidence (e.g. fossils, embryology) proved evolution theory.

    3. History: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/dangerous-books/
    MIP: The concerns of reading to make reader become psychologically disoriented and morally contaminated is raised throughout history.

    4. Archaeology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/betrayal-of-trust/
    MIP: emotion of betrayal provide an explanation for human movement/dispersal

    5. Education: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/intrinsic-motivation/
    MIP: New study in Quebec found that intrinsic motivation does not lead to better performance, rather better performance leads to increasing motivation (counterintuitive finding)
     
  47. vyadav

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    Week 1 Post 1
    1. Literature - http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/english-language-science-can-cause-problems-180961623/
    MIP: language = interpreted differently + problems in science
    2. Philosophy - https://aeon.co/essays/how-disgust-made-humans-cooperate-to-build-civilisations
    MIP: disgust = morals + judgement
    3. Religion - https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-atheism/
    MIP: Atheism = new(plato) + varies
    4. Psychology - https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/mind-at-work/
    MIP: memory = simple -> specific + can be negative
    5. Religion - https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-need/
    MIP: religion > science to general public (coyne disagrees)
     
  48. Rosephine

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    Week 5 Post 1
    1. Linguistics
    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/english-language-science-can-cause-problems-180961623/
    MI: assume english = reputable = bad
    2. Sociology
    https://aeon.co/essays/what-the-childless-fathers-of-existentialism-teach-real-dads
    MI: existentialist fatherhood = uncertain
    3. Anthropology
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/mind-at-work/
    MI: Author = ^memory, good/different
    4. Population Health
    http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/columnists/trevor-hancock-good-health-lies-outside-ministry-of-health-1.5707767
    MI: invest in social determinants of health. poverty = ^cost on health
    5. Social Science Studies of Diverse Culture
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/great-british-nativity-scene/
    MI: British=no christmas idolatry. british like portraits.
     

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