Recommendation 1 from ‘New Yorker’

Article Name:‘Brain Gain’

By: ‘Margaret Talbot’

The stories of stimulants

Summary:

The article is the story of a Harvard graduate, Alex(name changed), chronicling how his hectic schedules and the desire to work more and enjoy more led to the addiction to Adderall, a stimulant usually prescribed to the patients of a certain psychological disorder. It describes his experiences and the side effects of the drug, talking about the high level of achievements students these days want to achieve and the subsequent use of harmful stimulants to make it possible.

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Learn Words from the article:

Trite: Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
Ingratiating: Capable of winning favor
Articulate: Consisting of segments held together by joints

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Telegraph’

Article Name:‘Making guns in your garage: how 3D printers will revolutionise the manufacture of deadly weapons’

By: ‘Mic Right’

Printed Guns

Summary:

The article is about the insecure future we could have with the easy availability of guns to people because of the advent of 3D printer and their cheap rates. It mentions the disadvantages of Web in this respect, as it is a treasure trove for people with evil plans. Giving legal obstacles and stating that nothing can stop the mavericks from carrying out what they want, the article states the need to start thinking of ways to prevent the evil plans of people.

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Learn Words from the article:

Trove: Treasure of unknown ownership found hidden (usually in the earth)
Maverick: Cause the downfall of; of rulers
Fiendishly: As a devil; in an evil manner

Recommendation 3 from ‘The LA times’

Article Name:‘Abdullah Kidd’s ordeal’

By: ‘Editorial’

Acompensation of indefensible treatment?

Summary:

The article discusses the case of Abdullah Kidd, a convert to Islam who faced an unjust arrest and conviction in the aftermath of US’ insecurity because of the 9/11 terror attacks. It’s gives his ordeals and the fact that he was never called to testify and gives evidence expressing how his case is a reckless disregard for truth. It also gives the ruling of a district judge and how it has set the stage for a trial.

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Learn Words from the article:

Shackled: Bound by chains fastened around the ankles
Shuttled: Travel back and forth between two points
Manifestation: A sign or symptom; a way of showing something.

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