Recommendation 1 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘Happy 20th birthday, SMS’

By: Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

It allowed us to be as smutty, sweary or slangy as we liked, with no adult interference – but now it’s on the decline.

Summary:

Yup, you got it right, this article celebrates the 20th anniversary of the SMS service. Geez, has SMS redefined communication or not? At some of point of each of our lives, we have been hooked to it and think what would we do without it. This article takes a look at some of the interesting aspects to its use. Fairly informative and interesting to read.

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Learn Words from the article:

Smutty: Characterized by obscenity
Sweary: Utter obscenities or profanities
Slangy: Constituting or expressed in slang or given to the use of slang

Recommendation 2 from ‘The NY Times’

Article Name:‘How People Change’

By: David Brooks

It’s foolhardy to try to persuade people to see the profound errors of their ways in the hope that mental change will lead to behavioral change.

Summary:

This article is about human behavior and an angry father’s reaction to the problems of his kids and their lives. The piece discusses the situation of a particular father, his angst and anger, and how he vents it out in a letter to his kids. The article goes on to discuss is psychological aspects and shows how the letter misses the point with respect to human behavior. Another varied flavor for your reading.

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Learn Words from the article:

Millennia: A span of 1000 years
Bewitching : Capturing interest as if by a spell
Surreal: Characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions

Recommendation 3 from ‘The NY Times’

Article Name:‘Why We Love Politics’

By: David Brooks

The challenge of politics lies precisely in the marriage of high vision and low cunning.

Summary:

It is super easy for anyone to debunk politics and politicians but it is super hard for anyone to work in the political field for the upliftment of the masses. This is the precise point made by this wonderfully written article, through its reviews of the movie based on the life of Abraham Lincoln.

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Learn Words from the article:

Putrid: of very low quality; rotten.
Nobility: A privileged class holding hereditary titles.
Prudent: Careful and sensible; marked by sound judgement.

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