Recommendation 1 from ‘PSYblog’

Article Name:‘How to influence?’

By: ‘Website Source’

It’s amazing how such a simple disruptive manipulation has the power to befuddle.


An article describing a technique known as DTR which involves the usage of cards and how the technique is used to manipulate people.

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Learn Words from the article:

1: Skeptics’: Those who disbelieve any claims to ultimate knowledge
2: Shenanigans: Secret or dishonest activity or maneuvering
3: Gibberish: Nonsense, useless piece of writing

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Independent’

Article Name:‘Paralympics: Some are only watching to get the gory details of how athletes acquired their impairments’

By: ‘Lisa Egan’

The abuse of words


The article exposes the ridiculous attitudes of people exposed by the Paralympics and how they view disabled people. The writer being a disabled athlete himself, tries to explain that the competition level and sporting spirit is the same for Olympians and Paralympians and justifies why the words used by people to describe disabled athletes are not appropriate. He explains that they are just competing and enjoying instead of suffering.

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Learn Words from the article:

Gory: An evil that grows and spreads
Condescending: Showing or implying a usually patronizing descent from dignity orsuperiority:
Ludicrous: inviting ridicule

Recommendation 3 from ‘Nat Geo’

Article Name:‘Ocean Advocates Find Silver Linings After Rio+20 Disappointment’

By: ‘Brian Clark Howard’

Measuring the success of Rio


The article talks about the Rio+ 20 and the comments made by Sylvia Earle said of the ongoing UN Conference on Sustainable Development. It discusses the role of United States and its concerns about fishing interests. Giving the statements of various experts and officials, the writer enunciates the progress made regarding the conference, stating that Rio is not a complete failure.

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Learn Words from the article:

Deferred: Yield to another’s wish or opinion
Infighting: Conflict between members of the same organization (usually concealed from outsiders)
Ratify: Approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation.