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Recommendation 1 from ‘Project Syndicate’

Article Name:The Philosopher’s Plant 10.0: Heidegger’s Apple Tree

By: Michael Marder

Passages based on subjects such as Philosophy are vital from a learning perspective, and provide you a chance to improve your ability to comprehend complex text.


Which is the best kind of reading you can do at this juncture? One that exercises your brain, makes you work really hard and pushes you to the limit. This is what this passage does and that is why it is the perfect preparation for RCs: challenge yourself and your critical thinking skills with the help of this passage.

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Primal: Serving as an essential component/Having existed from the beginning.
Egalitarianism: The doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality
Robust: Sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction
Inconspicuousness: The quality of being not easily seen
Ontology: The metaphysical study of the nature of being and existence

Recommendation 2 from ‘Forbes’

Article Name:Lehrer resigns from New Yorker after making up quotes for book

By: Jeff Bercovici

Ihave always imagined the paradise will be a kind of library. : Jorge Luis Borges


The article is talking about a staff writer of New Yorker Jonah Lehrer who had to resign, as he had cooked up some quotes, which means he put down those quotes into his writing, which did not exist. This story is a lesson for all the writers and also a bit scary.

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Learn Words from the article:

Fabricated: Made up
Unintentional: Accidental
Apologize: say sorry

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much

By: Oliver Burkeman

There lies an assumption: that being poor is a failure of character.


Well, we read another different sort of an article here: this time a book review. The book in concern is titled SCARCITY, and it obviously talks about poverty and its impact on the human mind. The review is well written, and more than that, the review talks a lot about the psychological aspects of poverty, as talked about in the book. Overall, a good review and one that should exercise your brain.

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Learn Words from the article:

Notorious: Known widely and usually unfavorably
Obnoxious: Causing disapproval or protest
Imposes: Compel to behave in a certain way
Distorting: Make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
Vicious: (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
Hypothetical: Based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
Contemplate: Look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought
Colonises: Settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world
Tunnel vision: Visual impairment involving a loss of peripheral vision
Cognitive: Of or being or relating to or involving cognition


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