Recommendation 1 from ‘The New York Times’

Article Name:‘Why Women Hide Their Pregnancies’

By: ‘Alissa Quart’

Flaunting the gestational status

Summary:

The article takes up the issue of the hiding of pregnancies by working women from their employers and others and the challenges they face due to the same. Differentiating between pregnancies in celebrities and common women, the writer states the violation of laws and the wrongly assumed weakness of pregnant women. The article concludes by talking about the need to understand their problems and accommodate them, even if it not so economically profitable.

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Gestational: Of or relating to the period during which an embryo develops
Deemed: Keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
Traverse: Travel across or pass over

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Daily Mail’

Article Name:‘Mimi Spencer: Shopping, it’s now the primary hobby for the masses’

By: ‘Mimi Spencer’

When enough is enough

Summary:

The article talks about the excessive craze and increasing trends of shopping in Britain. The opening of shops have increased and the writer expresses her surprise on the enormous amounts of shopping done by people, a lot of times without need. She questions if such a shopping spree is required, describing other ways to enjoy time and do better things rather than just keep on accumulating goods without genuine needs.

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Guff: (informal) statements or beliefs that are untrue or make no sense
Swanning: To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
Profound: Of the greatest intensity; complete

Recommendation 3 from ‘Foreign Policy’

Article Name:‘In the name of Allah, most gracious and merciful I steal’

By:’Endy Bayuni’

You are the same today as you’ll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read. : Charlie tremendous Jones

Summary:

The article is talking about the latest scandal in Indonesia in which politicians had been involved. The scandal is about the procurement of a Quran. The article states that a Golkar party member of the House of Representatives and his son has been named as suspects in the scandal. Further, it is also possible that the case will expand more, naming more suspects.

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Mercy: Compassion
Bureaucrats: Officials
Procurement: To get by special effortdaily-reads-4