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Jack Westin: CARS Course Practice Reading

Discussion in 'CARS Strategy Course with Jack Westin (Sponsored)' started by Jack Westin, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. pch

    pch 7+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2010
    Week 11 post 2
    Society: https://aeon.co/ideas/want-to-reduc...ail&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/lifeand...-old-success-change-your-life-oliver-burkeman
    MIP: Age= not a factor in success

    Music: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...guardian-view-on-grime-music-sound-of-protest
    MIP: Grime= appeal to youth + virility in politics+ should be acknowledged
  2. mediris

    mediris 2+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2013
    Week 1 post 2

    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
  3. gk123

    gk123 2+ Year Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    Week 1 (Post 1)

    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/leade...-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/...ng-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
  4. gk123

    gk123 2+ Year Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    Week 1 (Post 2)

    1. http://www.economist.com/news/finan...hdrawing-86-rupees-circulation-remain-elusive

    MIP: Many visible costs but few visible benefits to cash withdrawal so far

    2. http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily...ed-president-who-wouldnt-go?intcid=mod-latest

    MIP: Jammeh=relentless leader; refuses to give up power

    3. http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/opinion/sunday/yes-its-your-parents-fault.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

    MIP: Early attachments as a child influence adult behavior

    4. http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21713895-country-torn-new-zealand-debates-hiking-fee

    MIP: Positives and negatives for charging tourists for New Zealand trails

    5. http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/09/o...=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&pgtype=article

    MIP: Suicide by firearm needs more attention + measures to increase suicide awareness
  5. keets28


    May 12, 2016
    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/melmoth-the-wanderer/
    Melmoth the Wanderer book= good horror story

    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/great-british-nativity-scene/
    Making of British religious paintings stopped b/c British view changed from religion/magic to reality.

    Business: http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2017/01/air-strike
    Workers on strike b/c of low pay= reasonable

    Art: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/08/t...latest&contentPlacement=9&pgtype=sectionfront
    Gardens Speak= moving experience to appreciate the dead in Syria

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/how-the-scientific-method-came-from-watching-children-play
    Scientific thinking comes from children's thinking
  6. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    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/sustain...llenges-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...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
  7. Liliabella


    Nov 26, 2016
    Wk 5, Post #1:

    MIP: Children <—> scientists = good

    MIP: Direction of character change affects person’s image and identity to others

    MIP: Paying for culture is leading to its demise

    MIP: VR could make murder too real —> dangerous to society

    MIP: Friend problems are common and aren’t great, but they’re still better than having no friends at all.
  8. Gayle4155


    Aug 14, 2016
    1.)Economics: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money...-planning-looks-spending-not-income/96269356/
    MIP: spending replacement-> retirement ready
    2.) Psychology: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/a...ndships-change-over-time-in-adulthood/411466/ (article is long, only read 1/2 for timed reading)
    MIP: Friendships= unique +voluntary
    3. )Culture/Politics: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/meryl-streep-at-the-golden-globes
    MIP: Perceived divide: Hollywood & America
    4.) Politics: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cu...ty-approval-you-cant-always-get-what-you-want
    MIP: Tump= lacking support+responsible
    5.) Culture: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/w...a-first-lady-exerts-her-power.html?ref=africa
    MIP:1st lady= powerful + questionable lastingness
  9. vfm3vb

    vfm3vb 2+ Year Member

    May 8, 2015
    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/realspi...ur-babies-grow-up-to-be-doctors/#20ebbcf4442c
    MIP: Prospective physicians should consider all hardships and sacrifices
    4. Economics: http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrymi...-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.
  10. tinyome


    May 2, 2016
    Week 1 post 3:
    1. Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/what-the-childless-fathers-of-existentialism-teach-real-dads
    MIP: most male philosophers = bad fathers + exceptions

    2. Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/final-decision-why-the-brain-keeps-on-changing-its-mind
    MIP: Confidence = right answers + top down vs bottom up

    3. Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/how-the-old-and-the-new-make-the-mind-ebb-and-flow
    MIP: top down vs bottom up processing + layers of conciseness

    4. Politics: http://www.economist.com/news/leade...-months-drift-why-park-geun-hye-should-resign
    MIP: Park should resign + impeachment = tactic to delay resignation

    5. Politics: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...72c82123976_story.html?utm_term=.0d05b429eac5
    MIP: allow refugee entry + increase screening
  11. SRSJS


    Jan 6, 2017
    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/middl...ompetition-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/h...t&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0
    MIP: Convenience (patient + dr)= increased c-section rate in China
  12. princessmd95


    May 28, 2016
    1. PopCulture: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/09/o...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/w...lights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront
    MIP: Smart dogs are highly trainable, but often a nuisance.
    3. Sociology: https://psmag.com/radical-efforts-t...ick-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.
  13. princessmd95


    May 28, 2016
    6. Education: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/o...est&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.
  14. katiebenti


    Jan 7, 2016
    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
  15. PingPongMD

    PingPongMD 2+ Year Member

    Dec 30, 2014
    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.
  16. mediris

    mediris 2+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2013
    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)
  17. vyadav


    Jan 7, 2017
    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)
  18. Rosephine


    Nov 27, 2016
    Week 5 Post 1
    1. Linguistics
    MI: assume english = reputable = bad
    2. Sociology
    MI: existentialist fatherhood = uncertain
    3. Anthropology
    MI: Author = ^memory, good/different
    4. Population Health
    MI: invest in social determinants of health. poverty = ^cost on health
    5. Social Science Studies of Diverse Culture
    MI: British=no christmas idolatry. british like portraits.
  19. ST328


    Jan 6, 2017
    Pop culture: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart...-certain-songs-get-stuck-our-heads-180961016/

    MIP: Songs get stuck in our heads. Earworms are result of human cognition

    Health: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/hummingbirds-world-moves-fast-they-do-180961711/

    MIP: Hummingbirds have brains that sense all directions.

    Health: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170105123129.htm

    MIP: DNA nanotubes can self-assemble bridges

    Health: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170106163354.htm

    MIP: LNMMA treats TNBC. Unsure of side effects of LNMMA + chemotherapy

    Health: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161215143304.htm

    MIP: Diabetic women should use hormonal contraception. Hormonal contraception leads ot increased heart disease. IUDs and under-skin implants are safest options.
  20. rbharucha

    rbharucha 5+ Year Member

    Aug 25, 2011
  21. avocadoadventure


    Apr 13, 2016
  22. gk123

    gk123 2+ Year Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    Week 1 (Post 3)

    1. http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2017/01/economist-explains-man

    MIP: Closing of coffee shops in Netherlands may lead to negative consequences

    2. http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2017/01/woes-being-wallflower

    MIP: It is tough to be shy and famous

    3. https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/intrinsic-motivation/

    MIP: Studies counter basic belief that intrinsic motivation=higher scores

    4. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/opinion/russias-dnc-hack-was-only-the-start.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

    MIP: Need to change mindset about hacking + more protective efforts needed

    5. https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/work-life-balance/

    MIP: Society needs to value access to care.
  23. UM_premed


    Jan 7, 2017
    SC23 WEEK 1 Post #2

    1) Politics:
    MIP: M.Obama changed FLOTUS def. by not changing herself/beliefs.
    2) Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/what-the-childless-fathers-of-existentialism-teach-real-dads
    MIP: Kids=hassle but be patient & tolerant
    3) Literature: http://www.bookforum.com/inprint/023_04/16819
    MIP: Havoc to one's life can lead to important achievements in their life.
    4) Philosophy: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/16/montaigne-on-trial
    MIP: Montaigne=emotional liberal --> ideal liaison
    5) Music: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/02/bachs-holy-dread
    MIP: Bach's extreme emotion --> portrays him as a god but he's not.
  24. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    Week 15 post 4:
    1. Security: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/opinion/russias-dnc-hack-was-only-the-start.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: US = vulnerable to cyber attacks + easy target, must do something about it.
    2. Politics: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/opinion/big-worries-about-betsy-devos.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: DeVos = outstanding conflict of interest + needs investigation.
    3. Health Care: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/opinion/the-fight-for-health-care-has-begun.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Repeal A.C.A without a backup plan = no good, must come up with something before
    4. Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...ng-president-elections-broken-we-can-fix-them
    MIP: Voting system = Broken and hard to trust
    5. Society: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/07/barack-obama-forever-changed-black-america
    MIP: Obama's family achievment = inspiration for the African-American community + breaking racism
  25. dim17


    Sep 29, 2016

    MIP: no British nativity pics ; VD= portraits

    MIP: lib/conserv.= Confirmation bias + ex: psych MI study

    MIP: Drug polices= harm women/ girls (ex: cata, anya)

    MIP: presidents reject predecessors = not new

    MIP: sci unsolved problem= language ; ignoring non-English papers= bias understanding
  26. mediris

    mediris 2+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2013
    Week 1 (post 4)
    1. Architecture: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/pantheon/
    MIP: Pantheon = Masterwork of engineering + long-lasting + should be well-studied and left untouched (without any interventions)

    2. Population Health: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/nudge/
    MIP: Nudging = claimed to be beneficial, in fact is not effective + has little impact + a mean of fudge/responsibility shift

    3. Population Health: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/measles/
    MIP: Root cause of Measles outbreak = lack of immunization routine against multiple disease

    4. https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/london-poverty/
    MIP: Cross Bones graveyard = poor/homeless people died from TB/poverty without dignity

    5. Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/loneliness/
    MIP: Social isolation/Loneliness = affects physical health (more prone to inflammation)
  27. tym

    tym 2+ Year Member

    Oct 3, 2012
    Week 1 post 2

    1. Literature: http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Critics-Become/235267
    MIP: what entails literature professorship
    2. Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/could-we-explain-the-world-without-cause-and-effect
    MIP: we should be careful about casual correlation
    3. Education: http://quillette.com/2016/02/15/the-unbearable-asymmetry-of-bull****/
    MIP: we should question science
    4. Sociology: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/02/01/air-head
    MIP: airplane industry's future
    5. Literature: http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2015/12/01/novel-kind-of-conformity/
    MIP: popular authors = takes risks; popular books = high sales
  28. Liliabella


    Nov 26, 2016
    1) Economics
    MIP: Technology fueling never-ending decline of manufacturing jobs worldwide

    2) Economics
    MIP: Dutch Drug/crime prevention —> coffee shops closing, and possibly increasing drug/crime

    3) Art
    MIP: WWI- Artists use painting/artwork to convey their political opinions

    4) Art
    MIP: Low-cost, updated lights city design —> city’s trust in government to do the right thing

    MIP: India’s currency exchange hurting their economy
  29. katiebenti


    Jan 7, 2016
    1. Linguistics: http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/20...-most-human/mPyOlDnjSczKGuwCV1XgJI/story.html
    MIP:Slang-> unexpectedly old; profanity--> own purpose

    2. Psychology: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/22/why-time-management-is-ruining-our-lives
    MIP: productivity=popular but bad
    email=stress problem

    3. Economics: https://www.project-syndicate.org/c...aining-too-narrow-by-robert-skidelsky-2016-12
    MIP:Economy unknown and viewed precisely
    AU: precise =bad

    4. Music: http://www.futuresymphony.org/the-music-of-the-future/
    MIP: Music--> future, but history guides

    5. Education: http://thesmartset.com/english-majors-twilight/
    MIP: english major now = worse AU=worth it
  30. SRSJS


    Jan 6, 2017
    Week 1 Post 3

    1) Science https://psmag.com/oklahoma-tries-to...-for-the-oil-industry-2604279c897f#.62e9ujpkw
    MIP: increase in fracking=increase in number of earthquakes= can be mitigated by changes in drilling practices

    2) Art https://psmag.com/arts-education-reduces-stress-level-of-low-income-students-8ec26279aa86#.j1tcx9szi
    MIP: Art classes=decrease stress due to poverty= decrease in health issues

    3)History http://www.history.ac.uk/makinghistory/resources/articles/labour_history.html
    MIP: Labour history journal origins and changes throughout the years

    4) Science https://www.theguardian.com/science...rug-helps-rotten-teeth-regenerate-trial-shows
    MIP: New drug will allow natural regeneration of decayed teeth= decrease in fillings

    5) Ethics https://www.theguardian.com/science...-calls-for-restrictions-on-marketing-cryonics
    MIP: Cryonics =exploit vulnerable people = ethics + legal issues
  31. ZeyadR


    Jan 5, 2017
    W1: Post 1
    1) Education https://theamericanscholar.org/low-definition-in-higher-education/#.WHRYKPkrKHu
    MIP: College = learning experience that professors shouldn't interfere in.

    2) History: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/12/fake-news-history-long-violent-214535
    MIP: There has always been unreliable new = controversy created

    3) Economy: https://www.project-syndicate.org/c...aining-too-narrow-by-robert-skidelsky-2016-12
    MIP: Economic confusion from poor economic education.

    4) Literature: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/articles/detail/91295
    MIP: Schwartz created many works due to the influence of Freud.

    5) Literature: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/02/julian-barnes-i-was-wrong-about-em-forster
    MIP: Taste in reading changes as you age, becomes more refined and enjoy less opinionated works.
  32. maabenaa

    maabenaa 2+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2014
    Week 1 post 2

    ECONOMIST: http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21713849-far-ignoring-middle-earners-americas-government-spends-freely-them-inequality-or
    MIP: Inequalities in economy= middle class income stagnation.

    MUSIC: http://www.weeklystandard.com/all-together-now/article/2006021#!
    MIP: Beethoven considered isolated but Duginblerre believes he play well with others.

    ECONOMIST: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/16/when-the-feds-went-after-the-hedge-fund-legend-steven-a-cohen
    MIP: Fed gov. persecute hedge-fund legend frequently but hard to win cases because of their prominent defendants.

    HEALTH: https://newrepublic.com/article/138905/government-spying-mosquitoes
    MIP: Project premonition to be used to prevent insects such as zika.

    POLITICS: http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21710249-his-call-put-america-first-donald-trump-latest-recruit-dangerous
    MIP: For Trump, Americans will not appease the world compare to other leaders.
  33. PingPongMD

    PingPongMD 2+ Year Member

    Dec 30, 2014
    6. Psychology: https://www.edge.org/conversation/laurie_r_santos-glitches
    MIP: Humans = only species to be able to think about to think about things that are not here and now. Some primates can too, but not as well.

    7. Literature: http://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/literary-madness/
    MIP: Some writers’ madness is often and incorrectly romanticized.

    8. Medicine: https://aeon.co/ideas/empathy-is-an-overrated-skill-when-dispensing-medical-care
    MIP: Physician empathy = unconducive in professional environment; better option = nonempathetic compassion.

    9. Education: https://theamericanscholar.org/low-definition-in-higher-education/#
    MIP: College students should be encouraged to critically think about situations rather than simply take the easy (mental) way out.

    10. Health: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/22/why-time-management-is-ruining-our-lives
    MIP: Many people are compelled to time manage every part of their life for their entire lifetimes: however, the author argues that this might not be a fulfilling way to live. But is difficult, because doing so is associated with happiness in this society.
  34. keets28


    May 12, 2016
    Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/bragging-rights-when-beating-your-own-drum-helps-or-hurts
    Bragging can be good in some aspects and bad in others

    Education: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-summer-camp-and-scout-groups-turn-children-into-citizens
    Summer camps teach kids important skills

    Music: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2017/01/some-rare-good-news
    Barenborin started a young diverse music academy in Berlin

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2017/01/woes-being-wallflower
    Shy artists are creative and can become famous

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/news/busin...t-end-tunnel-big-banks-three-rs-behind-global
    optimistic that global bank will improve in 2017
  35. pch

    pch 7+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2010
    Week 11 post 3
    Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/mind-at-work/
    MIP: Au remembers everything= mind is different and not normal

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-fashion-s...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-cd9940f83d-69400049
    MIP: Philosophy= categorized in 4 categories + similar to fashion. Fashionable philosophy= new ideas and dangerous

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/poetic-purpose/
    MIP: Modern critics of poetry= reduce appeal of poetry

    Society: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...ngerous-facebook-has-failed-us-by-allowing-it
    MIP: Suicide video= should be removed from facebook. Facebook= failed (au)

    Education: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...philosophy-africa-asia-european-pc-snowflakes
    MIP: Scandal on banning white philosophers= nonsense and should be recognized
  36. tinyome


    May 2, 2016
    Week 1 post 4:
    1. Technology: https://aeon.co/essays/has-progress-in-science-and-technology-come-to-a-halt
    MIP: Real era of innovation = Golden quarter + today = technological plateau
    2. Science: https://aeon.co/ideas/has-dogma-derailed-the-scientific-search-for-dark-matter
    MIP: importance of theory of dark matter + recent findings against it
    3. Politics: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/11/07/the-case-against-democracy
    MIP: ignorant people = problem with democracy + give intellects more power
    4. Philosophy: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/zen-will/
    MIP: free will= illusion vs real
    5. Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/altering-animals/
    MIP: remodelling animals = unethical, remodelled dogs= capable --> looks
  37. Aboody Toty Fruity

    Aboody Toty Fruity

    Aug 9, 2015
    China is not the only reason for the drop in the number of industrial jobs in the USA

    Tuna prices indicate the GDP of Japan. It is hard to make money out of Tuna

    the ethics of remodeling animals. Reasons behind remodeling.

    we can make our own choices but they are not exactly free will

    Native Indian tribes lack the power to rule their land = criminals are not taken to court
  38. IWillMakeIt1


    Oct 29, 2016
    Week 11 post 1

    Literature: https://aeon.co/essays/why-i-love-my-possessions-as-a-mirror-and-a-gallery-of-me
    MIP: Au=/=minimalist; owning things=sense of self.

    Technology: https://aeon.co/ideas/coding-is-not-fun-it-s-technically-and-ethically-complex
    MIP: Programming=complex+requires high attention

    Anthropology: https://aeon.co/essays/is-obama-the-first-javanese-president-of-the-us
    MIP: Obama gesture=sign of Javanes culture NOT Kenyan

    Society: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...l-saward-ealing-vicarage-rape-sexual-violence
    MIP: more women needed to speak up about rape (Ex:Seward) .

    Literature: http://www.thedarkhorsemagazine.com/danagioiapoetrya.html
    MIP: poetry=oldest+universal+vocal music;Poets=singers
  39. IWillMakeIt1


    Oct 29, 2016
    Week 11 Post 2

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/why-language-is-not-everything-that-noam-chomsky-said-it-is
    MIP: Au=amazonian lack recursion=against Chomsky=unending controversies.

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-fashion-says-what-can-and-cant-be-asked-in-philosophy
    MIP: philosophers=influenced by social settings=analogy of fashion

    Stories and Literature: https://aeon.co/ideas/ghosts-and-ghouls-haunt-the-living-with-a-message-about-life
    MIP: revenants=part of community BUT need to keep distance

    Culture: https://aeon.co/essays/lessons-in-family-management-from-a-roman-of-noble-birth
    MIP: raising a family=challenging+man's duty=glory

    Business: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/05/my-preferred-friends-working-class-people-debt
    MIP: Choosing education=risk+high debt (Au)
  40. keets28


    May 12, 2016
    Culture: http://www.economist.com/blogs/gametheory/2017/01/growing-pains
    Fifa was limited, now expanding --> more competition/chance for other countries to win

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2017/01/mountain-men
    Christmas tradition for Apini is different--> celebrate their bravery, strength and spread anti war messages.

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/blogs/buttonwood/2017/01/light-bulb-moment
    Current productivity is lower than before

    Education: https://aeon.co/ideas/teaching-grit-is-bad-for-children-and-bad-for-democracy
    continuous work through obstacles should not be taught in schools

    Education: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-kids-can-learn-more-from-tales-of-fantasy-than-realism
    Children learn better with imaginative stories.
  41. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    Week 15 post 5:
    1. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/poetic-purpose/
    MIP: Poetry popularity = declined due to bad teaching + very technical for the audience.
    2. Politics: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/opinion/the-dark-magic-of-kellyanne-conway.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Conway = radical interviewer
    3. Environmental Health: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/11/rex-tillerson-big-oil-trump-cabinet
    MIP: Tillerson = threat for the environment in past and for the future as a secretary of state.
    4. Environmental health: https://www.theguardian.com/sustain...mp-climate-change-letter-businesses-investors
    MIP: Letters signed by many big companies to have trump fighting for climate change
    5. Economics: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...-slash-civil-service-pay-to-1-armageddon-rule
    MIP: Armageddon rule = retrieve all funding to those civil services that are against the president.
  42. IWillMakeIt1


    Oct 29, 2016
    Week 11 Post 3

    Social Media:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/18/global-troubles-news-optimist-outlook-attitude
    MIP: Au=always optimistic=hard to achieve

    Education: https://aeon.co/essays/how-the-scientific-method-came-from-watching-children-play
    MIP: Children=scientist+construct theories=rise to scientific method (Theorist theory)

    MIP: drug policies=cause harm to women; solution=non-coercive policies.

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/speaking-in-poetry/
    MIP: poetry=communicate through enchantment

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/melmoth-the-wanderer/
    MIP: Melmoth=matryoshka+ so terrifying
  43. tym

    tym 2+ Year Member

    Oct 3, 2012
    Week 1 post 3:

    1. Politics: http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/20...-literature/4vuLdCFcuP8buxMnAop6WI/story.html
    MIP: terrorism alters culture + terrorism books (media reinforce)
    2. Social Science: http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Intellectuals-Create-a/234984
    MIP: public intellectual want their works to have effect
    3. Art: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/17/magazine/against-neutrality.html
    MIP: are photos biased
    4. Literature: https://aeon.co/essays/how-books-can-sap-the-soul-and-poison-readers-with-ideas
    MIP: reading = losing reality + author's controlling
    5. Literature: https://newrepublic.com/article/127063/wheres-literatures-class-diversity
    MIP: diversity in writing in terms of socioeconomic class
  44. SRSJS


    Jan 6, 2017
    Week 1 (post 4)

    1) Anthropology https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170102155013.htm
    MIP: Teeth and brain size=no causal link= evolved due to different/diverse factors

    2) Environment https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/11/birds-vanish-england-climate-change-habitat-loss
    MIP: climate change + habitat loss due to crop growing= decrease in birds

    3) Health https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/...as-in-health-care-check.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Blood clot treatment= gender biased due to assumptions (women less likely to be treated)= prevented by Check list= saves lives

    4) Ethics https://aeon.co/ideas/why-rape-cases-should-not-be-subject-to-reasonable-doubt
    MIP: Rape= low convictions= b/c of reasonable doubt
    A: feels reasonable doubt is inappropriate and should not be used in rape cases

    5) Art https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/tyranny-art-history/
    MIP: Art= time for change to include wider range of art (not based on art history) = starts from within
  45. princessmd95


    May 28, 2016
    Week 1, Post 3:
    11. Psychology: http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1999-15054-002
    MIP: Dunning-Kruger effect is that there is a relationship between how much you think you know vs. how much you actually know. The less you know, the more you think you know.

    12. Philosophy: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2183914?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
    MIP: There is no way to truly ever understand the subjective portion of another's reality. There is a component to their mind that will only be theirs.

    13. Science: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-many-moons-theory?intcid=mod-latest
    MIP: There are many theories of how the Earth's moon was created. The theory that it was created off an impact from Earth seems to be the most prevalent of them.

    14. Economics: http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/obamas-economic-record-an-assessment
    MIP: Obama helped place the country on a path of economic growth and helped get us out of the recession.

    15. Religion/Ethics: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3704393?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
    MIP: In ancient India, men who wrote Hindu texts affected the way Hindus view ethics of sexual desire and bestiality, and some of these may be caused by fears of their own impotence.
  46. princessmd95


    May 28, 2016
    Week 1, Post 4:
    16. Pop Culture/Art (Fashion): https://www.theguardian.com/fashion...n-i-feel-like-the-world-is-catching-up-uniqlo
    MIP: Hijab style is trending in the U.S. and it is reflective of society becoming more accepting and appreciative of multiculturalism.

    17. Pop Culture/Art (Fashion): https://www.theguardian.com/fashion...-drama-garms-how-menswear-came-down-to-earth-
    MIP: Mundane look is trending. People love how it looks authentic and relatable.

    18. Pop Culture/Art: https://www.theguardian.com/film/20...ollywoods-everlasting-love-affair-with-itself
    MIP: Hollywood movies that are about Hollywood are doing really well and are winning a lot of awards. Hollywood is obsessed with movies about Hollywood, propagating their tendency toward and reputation for self-obsession.

    19.Technology: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/11/robots-jobs-employees-artificial-intelligence
    MIP: Robots are taking a lot of our old jobs and we need more engineers.

    20. Technology: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/11/facebook-journalism-project-news-industry
    MIP: Facebook was accused of spreading misinformation, which may have affected the U.S. election. Consequently, Facebook is working with major news companies to promote the spread of high-quality fact-checked news in the age of social networking.

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