Reading Suggestions: Day 140

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Recommendation 1 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘Tips are not optional, they are how waiters get paid in America’

By: ‘Chelsea Welch’

An Applebee’s diner refused to leave a tip for religious reasons. The waitress who exposed it wonders if Jesus will pay her bills


The article states the incident where a customer in a restaurant refused to pay tip to his server because he assumed that the amount of tip was way too high. The customer left a note on the bill stating ‘I pay God 10%, why should I pay you 18%’. one of the waitresses at the house posted a picture of the bill online and got fired the next day.

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Learn Words from the article:

1: Flawed: having imperfections
2: Portray: to depict in words
3: Canned: prepared in advance

Recommendation 2 from ‘The New York Times’

Article Name:‘Myths about gun regulation’

By: ‘Editorial’

The need for the ban and its outlawing of magazines of more than 10 bullets goes to the heart of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.


The article states that as the gun lobby is promoting myths about self-defense, it is being used by the lawmakers as an excuse to avoid enacting laws. This became clear at the opening Senate hearing, where the committee members showed evidence that the original 10-year ban on assault weapons was ineffective.

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Learn Words from the article:

1: Stringent: strict
2: Carnage: slaughter of a great number of people
3: Assault: a sudden violent attack

Recommendation 3 from ‘Project Syndicate’

Article Name:‘This Recovery is Different’

By: ‘Daniel Gross’

Is it really different this time


The article talks about the mistakes made by economist in judging the 2000 boom and predicts a similar situation could occur in case of the present economic recovery. It discusses the observations and conclusions made by policymakers and economists from the 2007-2008 economic crisis, defining the similarities between Us economic performance and that of Eurozone. Giving statistics from US and UK, the writer argues that the present situation is different and the preparations should be made accordingly.

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Learn Words from the article:

Unprecedented: Without previous instance; never before known or experienced;
Imbibed: To absorb or soak up
Deficit: A lack or shortage.


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