Recommendation 1 from ‘Fox News’

Article Name:‘A generation of deluded narcissists’

By: Dr. Keith Ablow

On Facebook, young people can fool themselves into thinking they have hundreds or thousands of “friends.” They can delete unflattering comments. They can block anyone who disagrees with them or pokes holes in their inflated self-esteem.

Summary:

An article about how our current generation is lost in the hurricane of social media and are hence losing themselves. The author quotes examples, how boys and girls mistake themselves to be celebrities and soldiers and how are they losing their original creativity. Author wonderfully depicts how the young generation is losing itself in the web pages of social networks.

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Learn Words from the article:

1: Fictionalized: The act of inventing such a creation or pretense
2: Paroxysm: A sudden attack or violent expression of a particular emotion or activity.
3: Narcissism: Excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one’s physical appearance

Recommendation 2 from ‘CNN’

Article Name:‘World wastes half its food’

By: Ashley Fantz

While waste occurred globally, broader food production problems seem to be more prevalent in less developed areas.

Summary:

A take on how the world wastes half its food supply. The tone of the article is analytical and discusses the flaws in food production and manufacturing.

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Learn Words from the article:

1: Retail: The sale of goods to the public for use or consumption rather than for resale.
2: Edible: Items of Food
3: Sustainably: The property of being sustainable

Recommendation 3 from ‘Project Syndicate’

Article Name:‘The Global Indian’

By: Erika Andersen

India is the only country that has an official acronym for its expatriates — NRIs, or “Non-Resident Indians.

Summary:

If not anything else, you will get new full forms for the acronym, NRI. For example: the National Reserve of India. This piece details the annual NRI festival being held in Kochi and how the definition of ‘Indianness’ is viewed by many. An interesting mix of analysis and description.

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Learn Words from the article:

1: Jamboree: A large boisterous gathering
2: Expatriates: A person who lives outside his native country
3: Relinquished: Give up.

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