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  1. goldlizard44

    goldlizard44

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    Popular Culture: Closet Archive: A Stuffed History of Storage Spaces
    MIP: Everyone has storage closets. Closets=personal area.

    Population Health: The Guardian view on vaccinations: a matter of public health | Editorial
    MIP: Anti-vaccine movement=destructive.

    Economics: The Guardian view on Labour unity: tolerance wins loyalty | Editorial
    MIP: Walmart closes quickly. Jobs=important. Online sales=more important

    Economics: Italian Economic Emigration - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Young Italians leaving Italy. Reason=bad economy.

    Literature: Cervantes and Shakespeare - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Shakespeare and Cervantes were similar and influential on later writing. They were the first to include everything at once.
     
  2. nodud3

    nodud3

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    Week 9: Post 1

    Education: How university students infantilise themselves | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: take control =/= seek admin

    Economics: The US has spent a lot of money in Afghanistan. How wisely? | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: international funds destabilized economy

    Social Psychology: Myths about red hair are rooted in fear of difference | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: difference=scary; difference rooted in belief

    Culture: How can a first-person shooter have a victim complex? | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: CoD= victimize US; portray US as innocent

    Human Rights: Why this Southern conservative supports Black Lives Matter | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: ashamed of pro-slavery (AU); Black lives matter
     
  3. green sea

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    13.4


    Linguistics: https://www.economist.com/news/book...s?zid=319&ah=17af09b0281b01505c226b1e574f5cc1
    MIP: Translator positions=> financially competitive

    Sociology: There Are No 'Typical' Families Anymore
    MIP: Nuclear family => gone as more women in workforce + more grandparents/fathers raise kids

    Literature: Cervantes and Shakespeare - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Many similarities exist between Shakespeare + Cervantes

    Music: The Benefits of Music Education
    MIP: Music enhances multiple skill sets

    Geography: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170710232725.htm
    MIP: Green ice sheet microbes> degrade contaminations
     
  4. nodud3

    nodud3

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    Week 9: Post 2

    Human Rights: The strange, short career of Judeo-Christianity | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: JC=right anti-semitism; JC=cooperation; JC=short history

    Art: How physics and maths helped create modernist painting | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: nature=symmetry

    Human Rights: Why humanitarian intervention goes horribly wrong | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: HR=universal, intervention=impractical

    Political Philosophy: We must stop worshipping the false god of the strong leader | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: want strong leader; collective>dictatorship

    Family Life: Why mothers of tweens – not babies – are the most depressed | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: middle school=challenging; psychological aspect=hurts most
     
  5. AngAlli

    AngAlli 2+ Year Member

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    Economics: https://www.economist.com/news/fina...e-online-wanna-buy-some-cash-it-will-cost-you
    MIP: Banks = forced loan sharking

    Economics/Education: D.C.'s Misguided Attempt to Regulate Daycare
    MIP: Daycare in D.C. = expensive, New D.C. policy= unnecessary and unfair

    Philosophy: Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Solitude = creativity + thoughfulness

    History/Linguistics: The grotesque is back – but this time no one is laughing | Aeon Essays
    MIP: laughter = powerful

    Art: Henry James, a Pooh-Bah Who Painted With Words
    MIP: There is a link between art and words. Writers = art critics
     
  6. peabodyj

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    week 3, #5
    1) Economics
    Italian Economic Emigration - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: young itallians=move to ecenomic countries
    italy economy= bad
    italy=fw skilled jobs

    2) literature
    Cervantes and Shakespeare - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: SC and C =similar works
    sc and C = modernists

    3) dance
    Yakobson - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Yakobson and Balacine=modernists
    Yakobson's background=important+ Jewishizing civilization

    4) dance
    Ralph Lemon - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Lemon's style=/= liked by black community
    artists (choreographers)= important for cultural change+race issues

    5) dance
    Ballet Today - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: no emotion/intimacy in modern dance
    lefever=opened doors for change
     
  7. goldlizard44

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    Music: Snob Rock
    MIP: Punk=less popular than progressive rock was at the time, yet it is recognized much more today. Punk=passions. Progressive=thoughtful + intricate.

    Literature: Charlotte Brontë’s Teaching Career | Roundtable
    MIP: Job as Governess=unpleasant. Bronte’s experience as a governess=influences Jane Eyre.

    Philosophy: Petrified Forest | Lewis H. Lapham
    MIP: Fear=best-selling commodity. Fear=foundation for church/state.

    Literature: The Myth of an Apolitical Montaigne - Los Angeles Review of Books
    MIP: Desan’s book shows us a more complete picture of Montaigne by discussing his political side.

    Dance: Zelda Fitzgerald’s Ballet Years
    MIP: Zelda=dedicated to dance.
     
  8. goldlizard44

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    Psychology: How stress works in the human body, to make or break us | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Stress=common + influences negative behavior.

    Psychology: What is the self if not that which pays attention? | Aeon Essays
    MIP: When choosing between two paths your true self appears.

    Literature: Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Solitude + private contemplation=important.

    Psychology: How we learn to read another’s mind by looking into their eyes | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Focusing on eyes=uniquely human. Eyes= provide info.

    Literature: Why I Hate My Best Short Story
    MIP: Person X= undeserving. AU dislikes reading short story.
     
  9. goldlizard44

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    Philosophy: Al-Ghazali (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
    MIP: Considering possibilities, or alternatives, of an objects existence is what the intelligent person does.

    Philosophy: Mohism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
    MIP: Mohism=first Chinese philosophy + has social impact.

    Education: Can Personalized Learning Keep Kids in School?
    MIP: Vista=try personalized learning. CW Model has little evidence.

    Political Science: How Gustave Flaubert captured the turbulent politics of his age
    MIP: Flaubert=failed to reach his ideal.

    History: Vulgarisation Scientifique - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Politics can disrupt scientific progress. CW In long run, science=more influential.
     
  10. goldlizard44

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    Music: Toscanini, Trump, and Classical Music as a Symbol of Power
    MIP: Historically, symphonies had political power. Ex: toscanini.

    Popular Culture: The Accidental Urban Gardener
    MIP: AU loves gardening.

    Economics: Teddy Roosevelt Would Not Understand the E.U.’s Antitrust Fine Against Google
    MIP: A Monopoly is harder to define in the digital world.

    Literature: Russia 1917: You Are There - Los Angeles Review of Books
    MIP: Mievell’s book=well researched.

    Literature: What libraries lost when they threw out the card catalog
    MIP: Card Catalogue=makes author nostalgic. Libraries=important.
     
  11. juclark

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    1. Religion
    There's no sharp distinction between cult and regular religion | Aeon Essays (first 8 paragraphs)
    MIP: Cults really aren't that different from mainstream religion

    2. Ethics
    Is it moral to respect the wishes of the dead, above the living? | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Dead have wealth power = confusing

    3. History
    The American housewives who sought freedom in Soviet Russia | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Women went from US --> Russia for freedom
    Russia ended up being a failure

    4. Linguistics/Music
    Extinct Language Music - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Composers use dying languages to make music = ethnomusicology

    5. Population Health
    Personalized Medicine - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: PM isn't really that helpful
     
  12. nodud3

    nodud3

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    Week 9: Post 3

    Art: The history of ugliness shows that there is no such thing | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: ugly=observer not observed; ugly being embraced

    Design: How beards put a brave face on threatened masculinity | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: beard=vulnerability+pride

    Human Rights: Land and the roots of African-American poverty | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: free land to whites; problem=racism

    Language: Why receiving compliments can feel like a high price to pay | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: accept compliment=debt; complement=transactional

    Education: The US military is everywhere, except history books | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: we dismiss military history; introduction of MH=important
     
  13. coffeelover14

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    Social: After Oranges
    MIP: Stories, such as of oranges, are not that simple.

    Psychology: How Friendships Change When You Become an Adult
    MIP: Friendships are informal, especially over time. Author: Ok for friendships to progress like they do.

    Society: Airline Seats - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Airplane seat size is getting smaller, unsure of implications on public health. Government should be involved. Need more evaluations and walk around during long flights.

    Philosophy: Dallas Willard ARTICLES
    MIP: Our experiences and consciousness has properties.

    Literature: The Fourth State of Matter
    MIP (first 8 paragraphs): Author takes dog outside in middle of night and observes Milky Way.
     
  14. LHM

    LHM

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    1. Literature
    Mary McCarthy, Natural Rebel
    MIP: Mary Mccarthy was a fierce author

    2. Politics
    Opinion | William F. Buckley Jr. and the collapse of the conservative movement
    MIP: F's biography wasn't great but it provided meaningful aspects of Buckley's career.

    3. Literature
    What She Ate Redeems the Whole Sentimental, Self-Indulgent Genre of Food Writing
    MIP: Food writing= full of hidden glories and can help reveal facets of life

    4. History
    Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics
    MIP: NY $ crisis shifted att. from people to business/investors.

    5. Literature
    Somebody With a Little Hammer
    MIP: Gaitskill= nuanced/contradictory rather than dark.
     
  15. qazaan

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    Religion: Religion has no monopoly on transcendent experience | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Ecstasy is important in our lives

    Literature: https://thebaffler.com/contraband/stranger-than-fiction
    MIP: Fiction is a helpful method for climate change.

    Art: A Hemingway Tell-All Bares His Tall Tales
    MIP: Hemingway and the story of his career

    Politics: What Are the Pitfalls for the Politically Engaged Writer?
    The downfall of the writer when talking about politics

    Economics: Moving Beyond Microcredit
    MIP: Microcredit, and what do poor people actually want from it

    Language: Slang — language at its most human - The Boston Globe
    MIP: The evolution of Slang language

    Politics: https://www.economist.com/news/euro...stshowthebalkanstheystillhaveachanceofjoining
    MIP: The balkans, and their view of joining EU

    Education: Opinion | Test scores rise and test scores fall, but the achievement gap remains

    Health: Why Ebola Isn't a Threat to the U.S.

    Business: Why Does Progress on Women's Wages Seem to Be Stalling?

    Sociology: It is easier to have a 'spirited' child when you are a white parent | Stephanie Land

    Politics: When states charge for public defenders, poor defendants are doomed | Chandra Bozelko

    Economics: Married people tend to be wealthier – so why give them tax breaks? | Erez Aloni

    Science: Humanism, Science, and the Radical Expansion of the Possible

    Art: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140501132646.htm
    MIP: Money does not buy happiness unless the item(s) reflects personality

    Literature: Review: ‘In Jackson Heights,’ an Ode to the Immigrant Experience
    MIP: Mr. Wiseman talks about the diversity of Jackson's Height, following Whitman's footsteps

    History: The history of ugliness shows that there is no such thing | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: The history of "ugliness", and the true definition of the word according to different famous groups of people

    Theater: Ralph Lemon - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: How Lemon approached the African American in his choreographic talent different from other people.

    Sociology: Without Theory - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Multiple ways to improve, however the theory may be, all depending on the success and how to reach it

    Education: MMS: Error
    MIP: How to stop people from smoking, Reward program vs deposit program

    Religion: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151105121916.htm
    MIP: The correlation between children of religious parents and altruism.

    Art: A Bohemian’s Triumphant Return
    MIP: How Mark Wong developed as an artist, and his history of success

    Art: Can a Lie Reveal Truth? Or What is Art? | HuffPost
    MIP: Art can affect our thoughts, and also add peace to our lives

    Music: Sound Unbound festival: did it mean a thing? Did it have that swing?
    MIP: what makes the sound of music interesting, and why are there multiple sound tones.

    Philosophy: The Editor’s Bit | Issue 1 | Philosophy Now
    MIP: The features of studying philosophy, and why people should study that subject

    Literature: Why Is Academic Writing So Needlessly Complex?
    MIP: The academic writing have evolved from writing hard to plain and simple

    Environment: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151027154937.htm
    MIP: The effects of nature on the extinction of mammoths

    Politics: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151013103615.htm
    MIP: Public organizations violate more, and receive less criticism

    Art: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150915211328.htm
    MIP: Higher education means that the person is more likely to participate and artistic activities.

    Literature: http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2015/11/10/how-could-you-like-that-book/
    MIP: The author is wondering why do people read what they read.

    Literature: Hope and the Artist
    MIP: The author is concerned of hope, and many writers nowadays are not as direct as used to be

    Literature: Jenny Diski interview: 'The mediocrity of fiction is really to do with feeling cosy’
    MIP: Diagnosed with lung cancer, however, that does not stop her from writing about what she is feeling around her.

    Theater: Fluttering Into Annihilation: The Forbidden Room and the Un-Canon of Lost Films | Hazlitt
     
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  16. Steve Davies

    Steve Davies

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    Ethics: The Man Who Loves To Bust Quacks
    MIP: Stephen Barrett is widely known as an effective debunker of health related frauds.

    History: Ice Age Horses May Have Been Killed Off by Humans, Study Finds
    MIP: Humans may have caused many large mammals to go extinct during the last ice age.

    Ethics: More Propaganda Techniques
    MIP: People can easily manipulate others into irrational thinking through propaganda techniques.

    Theatre: Theatre of the Absurd
    MIP: Theatre of absurd is a unique form of theatre that rebels against the conventional form by conveying the message that life does not make sense, and by ridiculing conventionalized language patterns as a means of communication.

    Education:Why Teaching Poetry Is So Important
    Poetry as a part of high school curriculum has diminished over the years, and it is critical to re-incorporate it into the curriculum to benefit the students.
     
  17. stevenguyen124

    stevenguyen124

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    Week 1 - Post 1
    1. Anthropology - Ancient ruins keep being ‘discovered’: were they ever lost?
    MIP: Local people lived around the places that explorers claimed "just discovered"

    2. Medical Research - Lifestyle changes, not a magic pill, can reverse Alzheimer’s
    MIP: New cure Alzheimer = Lifestyle changes but not supported by current health system

    3. Psychology - How we learn to read another’s mind by looking into their eyes?
    MIP: Human's eye = unique, modulated by oxytocin to predict autism, interaction = eye

    4. Physics - The idea of creating a new universe in the lab is no joke
    Cosmogenesis = monopoles + energy ==> leads religious + ethical issues

    5. Philosophy - Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone
    Loneliness # Solitude = alone with ourselves, able to think --> do harmful actions like Eichmann.
     
  18. Steve Davies

    Steve Davies

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    Literature: Why you don't need to write much to be the world's bestselling author
    MIP: James Patterson has become the worlds best-selling author through his creative ideas for his plots, instead of his style of writing.

    Education: Shakespeare in South African schools: to die, to sleep – or perchance to dream?
    MIP: There is room for shakespeare in South Africa curriculum if it is taught the right way.

    Literature: Bob Dylan's Nobel prize – and what really defines literature
    MIP: Literature is best defined by the way words are used, regardless of the form it comes in.

    Poetry: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/10/...n=latest&contentPlacement=5&pgtype=collection
    MIP: Poetry is best understood through examining the words themselves, not through finding hidden meanings.

    Poetry: Poetry: Who Needs It?
    MIP: The audience for poetry is small, but people could benefit from it.
     
  19. nodud3

    nodud3

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    Week 9: Post 4

    History: Concentration camps reveal the nature of the modern state | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: CC teach state nature; CC=British invent

    Family: If babies were randomly allocated to families would racism end? | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: social mixing=advantageous

    Education: What primary school children can teach academic philosophers | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: philosophy=active engagement

    Environment: Why E O Wilson is wrong about how to save the Earth | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: poor country=threat (Wilson); Wilson=wrong+contradicts himself

    Mind: Unconscious ‘sleep-eating’ might be a hidden cause of obesity | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: sleep-eating=overweight
     
  20. goldlizard44

    goldlizard44

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    History: Concentration camps reveal the nature of the modern state | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: WWI increase in refugees=influenced concentration camps.

    Literature: The anger that fuels Homer’s hero is both honourable and divine | Aeon Essays
    MIP: honor=opposite of insult.

    Diverse Cultures: The subalterns are speaking. Who's listening? | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Two contradictory ideas= Free movement + no borders.

    Art: He’s Got the Fever
    MIP: Sensation of experiencing many different forms of art is better than detailed analysis.

    Literature: Please Stop Thinking - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Not thinking intellectually is good for a writer’s writing.
     
  21. goldlizard44

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    Linguistics: Changing Language - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Author argues that writing in second language is less effective than writing in one’s own native one.

    Literature: Stop Obsessing Over Race and IQ
    MIP: There is no benefit in discussing the difference in intelligence between blacks and whites.

    Philosophy: Jeremy Bentham (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
    MIP: Pleasure=good, Pain=bad. It is the consequences of an act that determine whether it is good or bad, not the intentions.

    Philosophy: Elijah Delmedigo (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
    MIP: Delmedigo’s book= defense of rational and Maimonidean Judiasm.

    Political Science: As a Guru, Ayn Rand May Have Limits. Ask Travis Kalanick.
    MIP: Rand’s work=/=business manual.
     
  22. whitebrush

    whitebrush 2+ Year Member

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    1. Linguistics: Changing Language - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin

    MIP: changing language => detach from root, writers may not succeed. Have a sense of play at first, but not internalize it. Conservative attitude from the author.


    2. Literature: Please Stop Thinking - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin

    MIP: Writing: light|dark : conscious|unconscious : thinking|imagination, balance the line in between.


    3. History: Vulgarisation Scientifique - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin

    MIP: introduction to Jone’s book on science and politics history in France around the Revolution periods. Most of them are both scientists and politicians. Advancement: science > social science. Short term: science < politics. Long term: science > politics


    4. Arts: Hemingway, the Sensualist

    MIP: Hemingway writing style is a minimalist, He presented his vivid sense in precise and short expression.


    5. Philosophy: Metaphysical Pursuit of Consciousness

    MIP: the relationship between consciousness and brain mechanism is not confirmed. while still a mystery, the author believe will be explained through scientific exploration.
     
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  23. stevenguyen124

    stevenguyen124

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    Week 1 - Post 2
    1. Dance - Sacre
    MIP: Old "Sacre" = daunt --> New "Sacre" by Sasha Waltz = wilder + rawer

    2. Art - The Public Museum
    MIP: Chris Dercon's idea about private museum = incorrect. Author criticize CD as monopolising

    3. Archaeology - Heritage in Destruction
    MIP: Antique heritage = historical + present values for its around community.

    4. Anthropology - Ethnic Attrition
    MIP: Ethnic attrition = Descendants of immigrants cease ethnic id (because Hispanic want intermarry higher edu # Asians want same culture)

    5. Architecture - Pritzker Architecture Prize
    MIP: Otto's architect = for mankind, but Miami now = for wealthy
     
  24. returntozion

    returntozion 2+ Year Member

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    Week 1, Post 1

    1. Mozart in the machine
    MIP: art= emotion; ppl determine art
    The Mozart in the Machine

    2. Why women are so keen on swimming
    MIP: swimming = popular women; woman become free
    https://www.economist.com/news/book...skinny-dipping-why-women-are-so-keen-swimming

    3. Revolutionary music from rousing to mindless
    MIP: Music = political issues
    https://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2017/07/singing-songs-angry-men

    4. A twist in Sheldon silver saga
    MIP: Silver = free; may affect skelos case
    Opinion | A Twist in the Sheldon Silver Saga

    5.Word and Reward: The great depression
    MIP: Men lose more; pay gap the same; Life time dec
    Opinion | Work and Reward: The Great Disconnect

    Week 1, Post 2
    6. Is philosophy hard then science?
    MIP: Science = Philosophy
    Is philosophy simply harder than science? – TheTLS

    7. Race and Iq
    MIP: Small IQ bc genetics; Why keep discussing?
    Stop Obsessing Over Race and IQ

    8.Grotesque is Back
    MIP: Grotesque = insight in life; laughter = good
    The grotesque is back – but this time no one is laughing | Aeon Essays

    9.What happens when authors are not afraid to stand alone
    MIP: Writer want community; community = bad writing
    What Happens When Authors Are Afraid to Stand Alone

    10. Celebrity profiles
    MIP: celebrity = boring; celebrity are hiding
    Celebrity Profiles
     
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  25. Spader

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    Week 1 Post 1

    1. He’s Got the Fever
    MIP: Author loves literature, but ventured into other arts.

    2. How we learn to read another’s mind by looking into their eyes | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: 1) Eyes= windows to the soul. 2) Eye sensitivity= developed early in infants. 3) Increased Oxytocin, increases eye sensitivity.

    3. Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Solitude is important; enables thinking; not the same as loneliness.

    4. Concentration camps reveal the nature of the modern state | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: 1) Concentration camps reveal nature of state 2) constantly changing; 3) ancient+universal

    5. The strange story of inventing the ‘bastard’ in medieval Europe | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Bastard in medieval times was used as a term for social status, then changed after to unmarried parents.
     
  26. coffeelover14

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    Art: Yakobson - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    Yakobson and Balanchine= choreographers of ballet.
    Yakobson had different ballet style - "Dionysian Jew."
    Author talks about Yabokan’s life.

    Writing: Please Stop Thinking - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin "unconsciousness"
    Author heals through dark, shouldn't use conscious in early writing.
    No control of book's future after completed.

    Politics: The Guardian view on Labour unity: tolerance wins loyalty | Editorial
    Corbyn’s success in election. There are sceptical Labour MPs.
    Internal debate needed to respond to party members.

    Social: “A girl without education is nothing in the world”
    African girls struggle to gain education due to poverty. School is valuable and Camfed program helps disadvantaged girls gain education.

    Education: Not All First-Generation Students Are Low-Income
    First-gen label can be demeaning. Labeling theory can make students do worse in school. Label can be helpful if schools use it to offer students help.
     
  27. Steve Davies

    Steve Davies

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    Philosophy: Explaining the Legend of Atlantis
    MIP: The story of Atlantis is false.

    Psychology: SLS · The Double Bind: The Intimate Tie Between Behaviour & Communication
    MIP: Schizophrenia is represented best by a paradox of communication.

    Art: Photography is art and always will be
    MIP: Photography is art.

    Geology: National Geographic: Noah’s Flood/Black Sea Expedition
    MIP: The mystery of the moving Death Valley stones is unexplainable by scientists.

    History: New Evidence Suggests Biblical Great Flood Happened
    MIP: Ancient floods were caused by global warming after ice ages.
     
  28. green sea

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    Ethics: Ethical Breakdowns
    MIP 1: Cognitive biases affects ethical decision making
    MIP 2: Money above all else

    History: Vulgarisation Scientifique - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP 1: Science triumphs over politics
    MIP 2: Many scientists murdered during French Revolution

    Architecture: The ugly truth: the beauty of ugliness
    MIP 1: Basis of beauty => mathematical + biological
    MIP 2: Time changes perceptions of beauty

    Dance: Yakobson - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP 1: Ballet moved West => dance style different
    MIP 2: Yakobson-character dancer

    Psychology: Colour Enhances Taste
    MIP: Color of container + beverage color affected perception of taste
     
  29. whitebrush

    whitebrush 2+ Year Member

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    Week 1 : Post 2:
    6. History: Enlightenment - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: History preserves only memorable events. Ferrone defends Enlightenment that is opposed by Hegel etc.’s philosophical centaur. Ferrone proposed a revision of Enlightenment based on gentle humanism. But both are actually closer than Ferrone realizes.


    7. Dance: Yakobson - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Yakobson and Balanchine are big figures in Ballet history. Yakobson (expressing on humans’ irrepressible natures) is superior to Balanchine (more conventional).


    8. History: History of Science - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Recognition of HS: marginalized from mainstream (no intrinsic moral values) at first → scientific efforts should be placed in historical context.
    Focus of HS: contributions of individuals, theories and ‘reason’ → social aspects, large-scale process (industrialisation, etc.)


    9. History: Caste System - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: V's suicide event reminds the problem of caste systems in India. Such systems, discarded on the legal side, still exist in people's mind. It negatively influences the national politics and development.


    10. History: The Classics - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Classics, once popular, regained popularity after viewed as stale. Nazis and Hitler valued classics. The popularity of classics depends on its topics (too binary).
     
  30. stevenguyen124

    stevenguyen124

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    Jul 13, 2017
    Week 1 - Post 3
    1. Economics - Asian Growth
    MIP: Asian growth have boomed but slow down due to challenges. Countries cooperate to overcome

    2. Education - Difficult Problem
    MIP: Phillips states difficult problem is more effective to teach students than easy ones

    3. Ethics - Corruption
    MIP: Higher corruption -> people less honesty

    4. Geography - War on Drugs Environmental Impact
    MIP: Illicit drug --> destroy environment. Reform policies --> more effective

    5. History - Enlightenment
    MIP: Naming "Enlightenment" with different views from Kant, Ferrone, Israel, etc.
     
  31. Neuro_64

    Neuro_64

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    Jun 16, 2017
    Week 1, Post 1
    1. Arts-When Women Won't Accept Theatrical Manspreading
    MIPS: Realizing the lack of opportunism and equal rights for women in theatre is important in dealing with manspreading

    2. Literature- Changing Language
    MIPS: Changing language can lead to creative freedom but a sense of disconnect for a writer

    3. Economics- Transition away from fossil fuels is necessary, but it will not be painless
    MIPS: Many obstacles are faced, when moving from fossil fuels to renewal energy

    4. Literature- Please Stop Thinking
    MIPS: Balancing the unconsciousness and self-consciousness is essential in successful creative writing

    5. Philosophy-When Neurology becomes Theology
    MIPS: Understanding unconsciousness provides a difficult task for both scientists and philosophers
     
  32. SD95

    SD95

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    Week I

    "Why Women are so Keen on Swimming." The Economist. https://www.economist.com/news/book...skinny-dipping-why-women-are-so-keen-swimming
    MIP: Women were pioneers for equality in social class & freedom and saw swimming as a means of achieving these then unprecedented privileges.

    "The Art of Seduction." Robert Greene. Excerpt taken from first 7 paragraphs of introduction. http://radio.shabanali.com/the-art-of-seduction-robert-greene.pdf
    MIP: Cleopatra is one of the founders of the concept of seduction, which awarded women "power" over men. Seduction is utilized in the social sphere as well, by famous names like Napoleon Bonaparte & JFK.

    "How we Learn to Read Another's Mind by Looking into their Eyes." How we learn to read another’s mind by looking into their eyes | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: The human ability to use vision as a means of connecting us with others (without physical contact) is a unique trait of our species.

    "Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone." Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: While humans have (and now more than ever) seek companionship with others, we must be sure that we incorporate periods of solitude in our lives, so that we can think "straight."

    "Concentration Camps Reveal the Nature of the Modern State." Concentration camps reveal the nature of the modern state | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Concentration camps, despite prevailing sentiment, originated from British influence; World War I provides us with the most insight to both the nature and motives behind concentration camps.
     
  33. green sea

    green sea

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    14.1


    Literature: Please Stop Thinking - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: People write better w/o thinking MIP 2: Writing => shelter

    Ethics: Smacking ban would criminalise parents, campaigners warn - BBC News
    MIP: Spanking naughty child =/= abuse

    Linguistics: Changing Language - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP 1: Writing in a secondary language works when there is a genuine need to switch + matches with the author’s goals
    MIP 2: English became common language used by writers to reach a larger audience

    Archaeology: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/05/theres-no-such-thing-pure-european-or-anyone-else
    MIP: All Europeans => no unique heritage

    History: Enlightenment - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP 1: Notable events = age of Enlightenment
    MIP 2: Age of Enlightenment = disaster + lacks usefulness
     
  34. coffeelover14

    coffeelover14

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    Jul 13, 2017
    Sociology: Without Theory - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    Imitation without theory=good. Can lead to errors. Shouldn't follow theory if don't know.

    Psychology: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170606201354.htm
    Different cultures have different linguistic cues in lying. Need to understand this diversity due to implication of justice.

    Philosophy: I could go on, but I won’t - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    Dreams play a role in philosophy. Many people have tried to figure out dreams.


    Literature: Charlotte Brontë’s Teaching Career | Roundtable
    Being a governess= unpleasant, not treated well. Bronte used her experiences as a governess to write Jane Eyre


    Economy:
    https://www.economist.com/news/busi...are-joined-hip-how-americas-two-tech-hubs-are
    Seattle become more like Silicon Valley. Some say Seattle is its own, other say they are now one and need to make more efficient traveling between the two.
     
  35. Steve Davies

    Steve Davies

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    Jul 13, 2017
    Psychology: Power Causes Brain Damage
    MIP: Power leads to an empathy deficit that is difficult to reverse.

    History: The grotesque is back – but this time no one is laughing | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Laughter provides liberation, inclusiveness, and it evolves over time.

    Philosophy: Is philosophy simply harder than science? – TheTLS
    MIP: The lack of progress in philosophy is an illusion; it forms the basis of many advancements in many areas of science.

    Psychology: The Psychology of Selfies
    MIP: People practice impression management techniques when taking selfies, and others are influenced by these techniques.

    Pop. Culture: If you think sci-fi is about the future, think again
    MIP: Sci fi evokes feelings of nostalgia that cause its viewers to fixate on the past, rather than the future.
     
  36. whitebrush

    whitebrush 2+ Year Member

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    Week 1: Post 3:
    11. Sociology: Without Theory - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Learning does not depend on theory. Imitation causes faster/better evolution. Benchmarking measures performance, but not the causes of performance.

    12. History: Axel Oxenstierna - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: The relationship between Oxenstierna and Christina weaken first and then resume, surrounding the problem of who would be the successor.

    13. History: Emergence of Contemporary History - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Contemporary history has no agreed definition, varying with countries. It also changes within countries from time to time. It is good because CH depends on knowledge beyond events. And archival sources of CH are abundant.

    14. History: Augustine’s Confessions - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Introduction to Robin Lane Fox’s Augustine’s Confessions, Augustine’s progress regarding the reference to dreams, conversions, ascents and visions. Incorporate two other unknown people to compare with, and recorded, imagine how they may interact with, if they knew each other. Emphasize supernatural, difference & sameness, and mind reading.

    15. History: Blue Humanities - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Both scientific fields and art and literature fields have trends/preference/attention towards oceans. Before that, oceans were not recognized as having deep relationship with Western culture.
     
  37. wjpremed

    wjpremed

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    Jul 13, 2017
    · Political science: Vulgarisation Scientifique - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin

    o MIP 1: scientists were also involved in politics.

    o MIP 2: politics disrupts science.

    · Literature: Please Stop Thinking - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin

    o MIP 1: writing = unconscious process

    o MIP 2: Intellect disrupts writing

    · Sociology: Without Theory - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin

    o MIP 1: learn by trial and error + imitation

    o MIP 2: businesses employ imitation

    · Geography: Land Grabbing - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin

    o MIP: Getting land = changes environment

    · Linguistics: Language Evolution - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin

    o Linguistics = useful

    o Chomsky = wrong
     
  38. stevenguyen124

    stevenguyen124

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    Jul 13, 2017
    Week 1 - Post 4
    1. Technology - The body is the missing link for truly intelligent machines
    MIP: AI had achieved some achievements but cannot reach to human brain because of lacking embodiment.

    2. Culture - Philosophy has a lot to learn from film
    MIP: Like philosophy, film evoke watchers argumentative thinking but lacking technical problems.

    3. Ethics - Should a rapist get Viagra or a robber get a cataracts op?
    MIP: Discussion between wise or intuitive responses to a moral case

    4. Science - It’s not that your teeth are too big: your jaw is too small
    MIP: Our jaw gets smaller and induces problems (tooth+sleep apnea). Jaw's size depend on = genetics + environment.

    5. Psychology - Fear of radiation is more dangerous than radiation itself
    MIP: Ionising radiation shows less damage compared to radiophobia (public health + economics)
     
  39. SD95

    SD95

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    Apr 10, 2017
    Week I

    Jack Westin Passage: Italian Economic Emigration - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Dissatisfied with job outlook and corruption in Italy, many Italians have decided to emigrate to other nations to land a better career.

    "Is it Moral to respect the wishes of the dead, above the living?" Is it moral to respect the wishes of the dead, above the living? | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Granting the deceased privileges is a bad thing; those in the upper class of society seem to perpetuate this idea with their heavy influence.

    "The tree of knowledge is not an apple or an oak but a banyan." The tree of knowledge is not an apple or an oak but a banyan | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Knowledge is best represented by a tree with many branches.

    "Do we matter in the cosmos?" Just a recent blip in the cosmos, are humans insignificant? | Aeon Essays
    MIP: In the grand scheme of life, humans are truly infinitesimal in the universe.

    "Psychopaths have feelings. Can they learn how to use them?" Psychopaths have feelings: can they learn how to use them? | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Psychopaths lack prospective regret, which can be partially attributed to emotion not being their primary goal in life.
     
  40. Spader

    Spader

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    Jan 7, 2016
    Week 1 Post 2:
    1) Is Cultural Appropriation Ever Appropriate? - Los Angeles Review of Books
    MIP: Identity Matters to people, but should not for art.
    2) Every school of psychology has its own theory of the unconscious | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Unconsciousness = significant+many people studied it.
    3) Opinion | Smoking Marijuana While Black
    MIP: Black +Latino people=more likely to get arrested for marijuana, arrests should be fair.
    4) How did usury stop being a sin and become respectable finance? | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Usury=Very bad
    5) Opinion | India’s Turn Toward Intolerance
    MIP: Modi=intolerance+slow growth
     
  41. Neuro_64

    Neuro_64

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    Jun 16, 2017
    Week 1, Post 2
    1. Economics: Africa's Rise - MCAT CARS Practice Online -Jack Westin
    MIP: Africa's economic success can be achieved by having the right leaders taking necessary steps

    2. Art/Music: The Economist - Revolutionary Music, from rousing to mindless
    MIP: Revolutionary music was popular in the past but not so much now

    3. Art: Opera Assult- MCAT CARS Practice Online- Jack Westin
    MIP: Old operas are better than new operas because they spoke for themselves instead of having producers mess with them

    4. Art/Dance: Yakobson- MCAT CARS Practice Online- Jack Westin
    MIP: Though both Balanchine and Yakobson important to modern ballet, Yakobson differ in this emotional and natural style

    5. Literature: Makings of a Classic- MCAT CARS Practice Online- Jack Westin
    MIP: A classic is both relatable and universal to its readership but sometimes can fall short
     
  42. Spader

    Spader

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    Jan 7, 2016
    Week 1 Post 3:
    1. Paradise Possible | Michael J. Lewis
    MIP: Books on utopia=engaging

    2. Psychopaths have feelings: can they learn how to use them? | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Psychopaths=capable of emotion, but not complex/multitasking.

    3. The anger that fuels Homer’s hero is both honourable and divine | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Warrior=fighting+gentle. Honour=worth, Anger stems from insult.

    4. Why Iran Broke Its Strict Hijab Rules for the 'Queen of Math'
    MIP: Mirzakhani= photos of head uncovered. Most people don't care except ultraconservatives.

    5. Opinion | Time for sober realism on the U.S.-Russia relationship
    MIP: US+Russia= rethink relationship+must cooperate.
     
  43. juclark

    juclark

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    Jun 14, 2017
    1. Economics
    Africa's Rise - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: There are many things to improve Africa's economy

    2. Political Science
    American Execution - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Capital punishment is useless

    3. Population Health
    Airline Seats - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Airline seats are shrinking
    More data needed to show if it is dangerous or not

    4. Literature
    Makings of a Classic - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: What make a classic is its universality

    5. Sociology
    Without Theory - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Don't need theory to learn
    Learning can cause errors (imitation)
     
  44. LHM

    LHM

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    6. Is Cultural Appropriation Ever Appropriate? - Los Angeles Review of Books
    MIP: cultural appropiation=it's hard for white people to write on behalf of people of color.

    7. Game of Thrones, "Dragonstone" - Los Angeles Review of Books
    MIP: shift in story writing
    humans=not eternal

    8. Yawn with the Wind - Los Angeles Review of Books
    MIP: White women=bored
    decrease boredom with seduction

    9. The grotesque is back – but this time no one is laughing | Aeon Essays
    MIP: then, grotesque= laughter but today grotesque=terrifying

    10. Power Causes Brain Damage
    MIP: power=loss of brain capacity+empathy

    11. Symposium: Is Free Speech Under Threat in the United States?
    MIP: Trump=threat to free speech

    12. Orchestras and Nazis - Commentary Magazine
    MIP: Nazi's were a part of the European orchestra

    13. Will social media kill the novel? Andrew O'Hagan on the end of private life
    MIP: decline of privacy with ^ technology

    14. Queen of arts: The extraordinary canonical status of Virginia Woolf
    MIP: Time shifts the categories of identities

    15. http://www.oxfordamerican.org/magazine/item/1233-after-oranges
    MIP: Oranges tell a story
     
  45. coffeelover14

    coffeelover14

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    Jul 13, 2017
    Diet drinks are associated with weight gain, new research suggests
    New link between artificial sweeteners and weight gain. Need more studies to figure out why.

    Amazon’s deal with Whole Foods should be scrutinized by Congress, lawmaker says
    Merger between Amazon and WF should be brought up in Congress and it could have negative impacts on grocery stores and other businesses.


    In These Orchestras, Youth Meets Musical Beauty
    Amazing music created by two groups of very young musicians, Carnegie Hall (US) and a group in China.


    Makings of a Classic - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    Manzoni (Italy) vs Collodi (outside Italy) writing. Universal theme= writing has meaning but it is also how we interpreter/put meaning into what we read.

    Is philosophy simply harder than science? – TheTLS
    Philosophy seems like it hasn’t progressed like science, but behind the scene, it has, just not as evidently.
     
  46. juclark

    juclark

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    Jun 14, 2017
    1. Education
    Educating Refugees - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Educating refugees = done through technology

    2. Geography
    Coding Geography - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Geo = need to learn to code
    Curriculum is changing

    3. History
    Enlightenment - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Ferrone = doesn't think the Philosopher's "enlightenment" exists
    Ferrone's def of enlightenment is more similar to the philosopher's than he thinks

    4. Linguistics
    Latin - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Latin = on the rise + useful

    5. Music
    Conductor - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Being a conductor requires confidence + leadership
     
  47. Steve Davies

    Steve Davies

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    Jul 13, 2017
    Population Health: http://www.the-scientist.com/?artic...-Pollution-Models-to-Support-Stream-Sampling/
    MIP: Streamflow conditions are important when assessing the concentration of endocrine disrupting compounds.

    Social Science: http://www.the-scientist.com/?artic...to-Know-Why-People-Openly-Share-Genomic-Data/
    MIP: People volunteer their genomic data to explore ancestry and contribute to science, not just for health.

    Social Science: http://www.the-scientist.com/?artic...Hidden-Environmental-Cost-in-Green-Solutions/
    MIP: Soil nutrient fluxes is important for assessing the societal value of ethanol biofuel vs corn feed.

    Psychology:Why You Should Do a Life Cleanse
    MIP: Stress is part of life, and cleansing yourself from these stressors provides benefits.

    Politics: What Fascism Can Teach Us About Donald Trump
    MIP: Donald trump delegitimizes the media and supports violence, this resembles fascism.
     
  48. wjpremed

    wjpremed

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    Jul 13, 2017
    · Art: Morandi - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin

    o MIP 1: Morandi = precise

    o MIP 2: Beware of exaggerations about morality

    · Art: Tyranny of Art History - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin

    · Literature: Novel Conformity - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin

    o MIP 1: Famous authors doing wrong = nothing

    o MIP 2: sales = achievements

    o MIP 3: electronics = more pressure to follow formula

    · Art: Keeping an Eye Open - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin

    o MIP: Barnes = ironic + focuses on knowing artists

    · Anthropology: London Poverty - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin

    o MIP 1: Graveyard = poor people

    o MIP 2: Poor = TB + death
     

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