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  1. ST328

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    Pop culture: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earworm-begone-study-explores-why-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.
     
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    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.
     
  6. UM_premed

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    SC23 WEEK 1 Post #2

    1) Politics:
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/06/how-michelle-obama-expanded-definition-of-first-lady
    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.
     
  7. alexnam89

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    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/commentisfree/2017/jan/10/running-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
     
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    15.2

    Art
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/great-british-nativity-scene/
    MIP: no British nativity pics ; VD= portraits

    Psychology
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/09/liberal-confirmation-bias-study-elitism-listening
    MIP: lib/conserv.= Confirmation bias + ex: psych MI study

    Culture
    https://aeon.co/ideas/want-to-reduce-drug-abuse-listen-to-women-drug-users
    MIP: Drug polices= harm women/ girls (ex: cata, anya)

    History
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/10/trump-obama-president-legacy-history
    MIP: presidents reject predecessors = not new

    Society
    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/english-language-science-can-cause-problems-180961623/
    MIP: sci unsolved problem= language ; ignoring non-English papers= bias understanding
     
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    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)
     
  10. tym

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    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
     
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    1. Linguistics: http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2016/11/27/slang-language-its-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/commentary/mathematical-economics-training-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
     
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    Week 1 Post 3

    1) Science https://psmag.com/oklahoma-tries-to-reduce-its-fracking-quakes-with-new-rules-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/2017/jan/09/decline-of-the-dentists-drill-drug-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/2016/nov/18/top-uk-scientist-calls-for-restrictions-on-marketing-cryonics
    MIP: Cryonics =exploit vulnerable people = ethics + legal issues
     
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    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/commentary/mathematical-economics-training-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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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/business/21713856-soaring-share-prices-suggest-end-tunnel-big-banks-three-rs-behind-global
    optimistic that global bank will improve in 2017
     
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    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-says-what-can-and-cant-be-asked-in-philosophy?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=cd9940f83d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_10&utm_medium=email&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/commentisfree/2017/jan/11/sharing-suicide-videos-is-dangerous-facebook-has-failed-us-by-allowing-it
    MIP: Suicide video= should be removed from facebook. Facebook= failed (au)

    Education: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/10/soas-students-study-philosophy-africa-asia-european-pc-snowflakes
    MIP: Scandal on banning white philosophers= nonsense and should be recognized
     
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    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
     
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    http://www.economist.com/blogs/buttonwood/2017/01/economics-and-finance
    China is not the only reason for the drop in the number of industrial jobs in the USA

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/01/daily-chart-9
    Tuna prices indicate the GDP of Japan. It is hard to make money out of Tuna

    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/altering-animals/
    the ethics of remodeling animals. Reasons behind remodeling.

    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/zen-will/
    we can make our own choices but they are not exactly free will

    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/sovereignty/
    Native Indian tribes lack the power to rule their land = criminals are not taken to court
     
  21. IWillMakeIt1

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    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/commentisfree/2017/jan/06/jill-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
     
  22. IWillMakeIt1

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    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)
     
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    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.
     
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    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/sustainable-business/2017/jan/10/donald-trump-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/commentisfree/2017/jan/10/trump-could-slash-civil-service-pay-to-1-armageddon-rule
    MIP: Armageddon rule = retrieve all funding to those civil services that are against the president.
     
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    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)

    Development:https://aeon.co/ideas/want-to-reduce-drug-abuse-listen-to-women-drug-users
    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
     
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    1. Politics: http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2016/01/24/terrorism-and-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
     
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    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/opinion/a-fix-for-gender-bias-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
     
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    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.
     
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    16. Pop Culture/Art (Fashion): https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2017/jan/11/yuma-malaysian-popstar-hijab-fashion-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/2017/jan/10/london-fashion-week-no-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/2017/jan/11/la-la-land-and-hollywoods-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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    Ecology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/war-drugs-environmental-impact/
    MIP: drug trafficking = environmental damage. Solution should include more effective drug policy

    Rituals/beliefs: https://aeon.co/ideas/ghosts-and-ghouls-haunt-the-living-with-a-message-about-life?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=1b98b812e5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-1b98b812e5-69400049
    MIP: humans= haunted by the dead + needed in our community+ don’t disappear

    Finance: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/28/my-treat-yourself-mentality-15000-of-debt
    MIP: “treat yourself” mindset= increase in debt and holding back Au

    Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/06/jeff-sessions-white-rage-book-carol-anderson
    MIP: Sessions= need education on voting rights +race/racism

    Society: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/04/simon-schuster-alt-right-hate-breitbart-milo-yiannopoulos
    MIP: Simon and Schuster= should be held accountable for hate speech by Yiannopoulos
     
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    1) Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-inspiration/
    MIP: Arts may never interest you until the correct stimulus.
    2) Philosophy: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/humanism/
    MIP: Society has strayed away from humanism, technology = future
    3) Anthropology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/ritual-significance/
    MIP: Rituals are critical in certain cultures and outsiders attempt to understand it.
    4) Architecture: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/pantheon/
    MIP: Use old architecture to enhance architectural understanding = better future.
    5) Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/enemies/
    MIP: Born w/o ability to differentiate people but become ethnocentric as you age. Product of society.
     
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    1. Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/what-the-childless-fathers-of-existentialism-teach-real-dads
    MIP: parenting=Must set realistic expectations.

    2. Culture: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/opinion/the-everyday-anxiety-of-the-stutterer.html?action=click&contentCollection=opinion&module=NextInCollection&region=Footer&pgtype=article&version=column&rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Fdisability
    MIP: Stuttering makes us think more about daily use of speech.

    3. Economy: http://www.economist.com/blogs/buttonwood/2017/01/light-bulb-moment
    MIP: Economy is sluggish + Productivity key to reversing trend.

    4. Art: https://www.1843magazine.com/culture/the-first-of-the-new
    MIP: Rauschenburg's art is different + inspired by everything around him.

    5. Politics: http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2017/01/not-magnanimous-yet
    MIP: Russia hacking news puts Trump in bad light + Trump distrusts gov't.
     
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    1. Linguistics: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/english-language-science-can-cause-problems-180961623/

    MIP: Progression of scientific research is hindered by language barriers between countries.

    2. Population Health: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/09/opinion/the-hidden-gun-epidemic-suicides.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

    MIP: Political arguments about gun control often ignore the prevalence of suicide by gun owners in their theses.

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

    MIP: The attachment style we develop with our primary caretakers in our first year of life set a precedent for our later intimate relationships.

    4. Economics: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/01/09/americans-need-to-learn-financial-literacy-personal-finance-column/96315128/

    MIP: High schoolers and young adults are often not educated in personal finance, which leads to financial strife in later adulthood.

    5. Ethics: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/01/08/facebook-ethics-fake-news-social-media-column/96212172/

    MIP: Social media forums and search engines should hire ethicists to monitor for misleading or incorrect news stories on their platforms.
     
  34. rjeaab94

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    6. Education: http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/30/opinions/laitinen-credit-hour/index.html

    MIP: Credit hours should be done away with as a measure of education level in college settings, as credits are often nontransferable between colleges and have no direct link to preparedness in the job force.

    7. Psychology: http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/12/opinions/schulte-leisure-productivity/index.html

    MIP: More leisure time for employees would foster more efficient, creative, and better-quality work.

    8. Psychology: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-soh-gender-neutral-parenting-20170106-story.html

    MIP: Hormone balances in utero, as well as brain anatomy, is different between male and female fetuses, thus rendering gender-neutral parenting as futile, despite its recent social popularity.

    9. Sociology: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-furedi-safe-space-20170105-story.html

    MIP: Undergraduate minorities’ recent demands for “safe spaces” negates multicultural integration and cooperation that should be a goal in higher education settings.

    10. Sociology: http://time.com/4622082/american-colleges-sex-drinking-fun/

    MIP: Universities have developed from very strict settings in the 1700s to settings centered on casual sex, drinking, and drug use as a direct result of fraternities.
     
  35. rjeaab94

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    11. Economics: http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/affordable-child-care-shouldnt-be-just-for-the-wealthy/

    MIP: Women are being forced to leave the workforce as a result of sky-high costs of quality childcare.

    12. Education: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-lewis-school-too-early-20160918-snap-story.html

    MIP: Delaying the school day start time for middle and high school students could result in less absence from class, higher exam scores, and less risk for mental health struggles.

    13. Psychology: https://www.1843magazine.com/features/whats-wrong-with-infidelity

    MIP: Despite more flexible opinions of pre-marital sex, pre-marital childrearing and divorce, Americans’ opinion of infidelity continues to get more and more rigid.

    14. Theatre: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/hamilton-and-the-danger-of-attacking-the-theater/2016/11/23/40ddef9e-b01f-11e6-8616-52b15787add0_story.html?utm_term=.7c2ac51af7ec

    MIP: The theatre should remain a place for new and challenging ideas to be presented, not a place that worries about whom it will offend.

    15. Political science: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/08/opinions/airport-needs-a-security-upgrade-price/index.html

    MIP: In the wake of 9/11 and the newest shooting in Ft. Lauderdale, airport security needs to be adjusted in order to better protect public areas before TSA lines and after baggage claim.
     
  36. rjeaab94

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    16. Political science: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/09/opinions/streep-golden-globes-cane-opinion/index.html

    MIP: President-elect Trump discards the opposition of celebrities as elitist and out of touch with a real American, when he in fact has a greater personal history of privilege than many celebrities.

    17. Health: http://time.com/4626519/exercise-every-day-health-benefits/

    MIP: Exercise frequency is not necessarily correlated with health benefit, as long as you are exercising some.

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

    MIP: Men’s likelihood of experiencing body dysmorphia is increasing, with more potentially dangerous medical side effects.

    19. Politics: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article125080354.html

    MIP: Repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will negatively impact sufferers of mental health disorders in the United States.

    20. Sociology: https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/01/11/dylann-roof-deserves-death-penalty/l3sg5BLKaRbgYttudTzllK/story.html

    MIP: Dylann Roof deserves the death penalty for the lack of remorse he feels about his murders.
     
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    21. Politics: http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017/01/10/A-better-pain-killer-How-medical-marijuana-can-fight-opioid-abuse/stories/201701100028

    MIP: With the crisis of opioid addiction and deaths in Pennsylvania, legalizing medical marijuana may be a solution to over-prescription of opioids.

    22. Education: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/learning/is-single-sex-education-still-useful.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Flearning-student-opinion&action=click&contentCollection=learning&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=5&pgtype=collection

    MIP: Sex-segregated schooling may no longer be possible or useful given recent trends in gender fluidity.

    23. Politics: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-dui-utah-blood-alcohol-limit-0111-20170110-story.html

    MIP: The right way to combat drunk driving isn’t lowering the legal BAC.

    24. Politics: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/3/court-strikes-child-sex-change-procedure-law-strik/

    MIP: It is poor legislature for professionals who do not have medical degrees to mandate procedures that goes against the goal of being a physician, to heal while doing no harm.

    25. Education: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/06/opinions/trump-should-deal-with-college-culture-opinion-bauerlein/index.html

    MIP: A Trump presidency is needed to cure hypersensitivity and melodrama on college campuses.
     
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    1.Science: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/18/science/venus-akatsuki-japan.html?action=click&contentCollection=Science&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article
    MIP: Venus = uninhabitable, but the space probe “Akatsuki”, might help scientists discover more about Venus’ unique atmosphere to better understand the planet’s workings.

    2.Sports: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/sports/fifa-world-cup.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fsoccer&action=click&contentCollection=soccer&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront
    MIP: The World Cup will expand by increasing the number of teams. The decision was fueled by both financial and political reasons and aimed to make soccer more inclusive; it is both celebrated and criticized.

    3.Health: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/health/mammogram-breast-cancer-screen-advice-guidance.html?action=click&contentCollection=Well&module=RelatedCoverage&region=EndOfArticle&pgtype=article
    MIP: Mammogram Controversy, pros and cons, add to the difficulty in decision making for women. There are also concerns about lack of insurance coverage for the future.

    4.Tech: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/09/well/live/hooked-on-our-smartphones.html?action=click&contentCollection=technology&module=NextInCollection&region=Footer&pgtype=article&version=spotlight&rref=collection%2Fspotlight%2Fexperience-tech-and-society
    MIP: There are negative consequences that come with being addicted to digital-media. Digital media addiction needs to be fixed/ moderated.

    5.Environment: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/09/climate-change-trump-obama-pressure
    MIP: Obama encourages Trump to fight climate change appealing with economic benefits.
     
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    I'm not sure why I cannot copy and past my text; attached is a document with 25 article links and MIPs.
     

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    11. Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-fashion-says-what-can-and-cant-be-asked-in-philosophy
    MIP: Philosophy = fashion, fashion opposite science, always changing, but not always good.

    12. Health: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-hype-around-medical-genetics-is-a-public-enemy
    MIP: Science discoveries = medical promises. Hold people accountable for promises, understand that science is complicated.

    13. Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-sexual-desire-is-objectifying-and-hence-morally-wrong
    MIP: Sex = wrong, objectification. Other (service) exchanges are not objectification, however.

    14. Culture: https://aeon.co/ideas/if-culture-is-too-expensive-for-most-everyone-pays-a-price
    MIP: Cultural experiences = pricey, will perish if we do not address this problem

    15. Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/murder-in-virtual-reality-should-be-illegal
    MIP: VR = very lifelike. Killing in VR would be lifelike, effects on humans in real life = unknown.
     
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    1) Art
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/arts/design/inventing-downtown-grey-art-gallery.html?&moduleDetail=section-news-2&action=click&contentCollection=Art%20%26%20Design&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&pgtype=article
    MIP: American art from ‘50s and ‘60s were lost because people lacked interest and simply couldn’t understand them.

    2) Art
    https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2015/nov/02/why-tourists-should-pay-to-visit-british-museums
    MIP: British museums should charge tourists an entrance fee to help cover the museum’s expenses.

    3) Music
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/oct/28/we-have-turned-the-page-insist-english-national-opera-mark-wigglesworth
    MIP: Opera is drama expressed through music so it should be allowed that people can perform it in their native language so that they can better understand it.

    4) Philosophy
    https://philosophynow.org/issues/93/Nietzsche_Our_Contemporary
    MIP: Individuals may not be able to create value, but they can use them.

    5) Geography
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151119103544.htm
    MIP: Ancient fossil forests may be one of the causes of climate change.
     
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    21. Literature: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/books/review/a-few-questions-for-poetry.html?_r=0
    MIP: Poetry as an art form is unique, filled with meaning, and doesn't hold to other literary rules.
    22. Science: http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/55/3/181.short
    MIP: Lewry bodies may indicate a new form of Parkinson's disease.
    23. Pop culture: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/technology/how-netflix-is-deepening-our-cultural-echo-chambers.html?ref=personaltech
    MIP: TV era is gone. However, maybe it just changed. Netflix and similar companies have made internet streaming more popular than watching TVV.
    24. Technology: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/opinion/online-and-scared.html?ref=personaltech
    MIP: Internet has no authority; can lead to negative consequences (misinformation and cyberhacking)
    25. Technology: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/technology/personaltech/take-your-smartphone-photography-to-the-next-level.html?ref=personaltech
    MIP: New smartphone photography includes photoshop, no shake, etc. Persuasive argument that smartphone photography is better than ever.
     
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    Week 11 Post 1

    Health: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/01/05/cancer-death-rate-drops-25-percent-from-1991-peak-still-higher-for-men-than-women/?utm_term=.20a0376c57fc
    MI: cancer rates drop but higher for men than women b/c each develop diff cancers

    Psych: https://aeon.co/ideas/overvaluing-confidence-we-ve-forgotten-the-power-of-humility
    MI: Society breeds arrogance = tech creates illusion that we know everything

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/free-speech-debates-are-more-than-radicals-vs-liberals
    MI: Should not prevent free speech from either liberals/radicals = justified

    Media: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/upshot/the-real-story-about-fake-news-is-partisanship.html?_r=0
    Mi: Political partisanship seeps into personal life + fuels fake news = ppl care about own party win

    Art: http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2017/01/economist-explains-3
    MI: Art financial market is booming but real value is viewer’s immersion into painting
     
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    1) Archaeology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/category/archaeology/
    MIP: Understanding ancient humans = understand progress of mind

    2) Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/tyranny-art-history/
    MIP: Categorizing art has left us in a stale state, must advance art.

    3) Political Science: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/democracy-dual-dangers/
    MIP: Democracy = anticipated failure + positivity

    4) Geography: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/land-grabbing/
    MIP: Must understand scientific aspects of geography to help the earth

    5) Philosophy: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/galileo/
    MIP: Science = constant debate + good
     

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