Recommendation 1 from ‘Slate’

Article Name:‘Parents just don’t understand’

By: ‘Emile Yoffe’

Aman only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people. : Will Rogers

Summary:

The article is talking about as to how American parents live in denial about their kid’s sexual lives. Whereas, the fact is that in order to make kids understand the consequences of sex, it is important to talk. Assuming this is the story everywhere, everyone needs to do the talking.

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Learn Words from the article:

Conversation: Discussion
Disarm: Deactivate
Conservative: Traditional
Quivering: Shaking
Vulnerable: Weak

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘China’s netizens demand to be heard’

By: ‘Nayan Chanda’

Books are uniquely portable magic. : Stephen King

Summary:

The article is talking about a Chinese language microblog, Weibo in China, which as the article states has changed the governance. The users of the blog have grown manifold in its three years existence. Weibo has brought many important pieces of information to the public. This has happened despite the fact that the government has put in place many filters, filtering the messages carrying undesired words.

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Learn Words from the article:

Transmit: Broadcast
Governance: process of decision making
Exacerbated: aggravated
Concession: Dispensation

Recommendation 3 from ‘Foreign Policy’

Article Name:‘Longform’s picks of the week’

By: ‘FP’

Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you. : Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind

Summary:

The article is the compilation of five of the best articles that have appeared on the web in various magazines. Out of the best five too, there are two best articles. First is 99 ways to be naughty in Kazakhstan by Edith Zimmerman, which appeared on The New York Times Magazine. The Second is The Nacro tunnels of Nogales by Adam Higginbotham, which appeared on The Business Week.

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Learn Words from the article:

Conquered: under enemy control
Accessory: Ornament
Extraordinary: Strange.

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