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  1. Apr 2018
    1. But many will not.

      it is an unlikely scenario.

    2. The Boys Are Not All Right
    3. soy boy
    4. Girls aren’t pulling the triggers

      it,s not a true statement anymore , check this link: https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/03/us/youtube-hq-shooting/index.html

    5. 17 people, most of them teenagers, were shot dead at a Florida school. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School now joins the ranks of Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Columbine and too many other sites of American carnage. What do these shootings have in common? Guns, yes. But also, boys.

      This shooting is among many others in America that have received national attention, however, Black’s main point is that these are always caused by boys.

    6. 17 people, most of them teenagers, were shot dead at a Florida school.
    7. Michael Ian Black

      Michael Ian Black is a comedian, actor, and author,


    1. More than 10 percent of the world’s population is now obese
    2. 12.5 percent of children were obese
    3. “This study shows what we know: No country in the globe has reduced overweight or obesity levels. This is astounding given the huge health and economic costs linked with overweight and obesity.”
    4. “This study shows what we know: No country in the globe has reduced overweight or obesity levels. This is astounding given the huge health and economic costs linked with overweight and obesity.”
    5. The change in physical activity preceded the global increase in obesity,”
    6. poor diet
    7. “What people eat is the key factor in whether they become obese or not,”
    8. In China, for example, less than 1 percent of the population was obese in 1980
    9. “The future health and economic burden facing all these countries is immense,” Dr. Popkin said.
    10. disease burden caused by obesity is actually falling in some of the wealthiest nations
    11. “But we cannot have all people on drugs,” he said. “Ideally, we want to go to the root causes and address the problem of overeating.”
    12. “Most of the obese people are dying because of cardiovascular disease and diabetes,”
    13. disease burden caused by obesity is actually falling in some of the wealthiest nations

      I do not understand what the author is trying to inform us.

    14. Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Egypt.

      As a Middle Eastern, all Arabs are obese because our food is unhealthy and contains lots of oil.

    15. People eat what they can afford.”

      there are many people do not have enough money to afford what's healthy for them.

    16. “It is all very nice to talk about the need to eat less unhealthy foods and more healthy foods,”

    17. “What people eat is the key factor in whether they become obese or not,”

      Most people seem not to understand the type of foods to eat to avoid obesity.

    18. “We have more processed food, more energy-dense food, more intense marketing of food products, and these products are more available and more accessible

      Very true!!

    19. physical activity

    20. nutrition scientists
    21. “This study shows what we know: No country in the globe has reduced overweight or obesity levels. This is astounding given the huge health and economic costs linked with overweight and obesity.”

      It can be generalized that the rate of obesity among children is rising faster than adults in many countries.

    22. 12.5 percent of children were obese

      Wow this is too much!!

  2. Mar 2018
    1. 108 million children, the authors reported. Obesity rates among children are rising faster in many countries than among adults.

    2. food shortages, like Africa.
    3. heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and other factors

      It's very sad to see people are dying because of the fast and unhealthy food!

    4. obesity

      According to obesity society website, they defined obesity as it is one of the most pervasive, chronic diseases in need of new strategies for medical treatment and prevention. As a leading cause of United States mortality, morbidity, disability, healthcare utilization and healthcare costs, the high prevalence of obesity continues to strain the United States healthcare system.

    5. obese,
    6. University of Washington and funded by the Gates Foundation, looked at 195 countries, essentially the world’s population, finding that rates of obesity at least doubled in 73 countries — including Turkey, Venezuela and Bhutan — from 1980 to 2015, and “continuously increased in most other countries.”
    7. swept

      What does SWEPT mean?

    8. millions of premature deaths

      This is unbelievable!!

    9. obese

      Why people are obese!?

    1. The risk is that the passage of a few partial measures will take our eyes off the bigger picture and drain the energy out of the demands for change led by young people after the Parkland slaughter. That is what the gun lobby is counting on.

      Being productive in assuring those who own firearms are mentally steady could do good things. And the constant media coverage of these issues does nothing but promote the loss of the innocents ability to defend themselves and for other mentally ill individuals to commit these acts to become "famous".

    2. So would repealing lax concealed-carry laws, stand-your-ground laws and other rules that are proliferating around America to make it easier to shoot someone and get away with it.

      You mean the right for an individual to defend another or himself from harm? Why take away the innocents defense and provide an easier escape for criminals? This is not productive and keeps people from defending themselves from those who wish to harm or kill them.

    3. The real problem is that there are far too many firearms in America — more than 300 million, according to Congress. They are too easy to obtain and they are becoming ever more lethal.

      Taking firearms away from those who obtain them legally will raise crime rate in areas where previous gun owners once lived. Not to mention, with the number of firearms already present in the United States, those seeking to obtain a firearm will do it illegally with ease. This does one thing, leaves the innocent and law abiding citizens unarmed and at risk.

    4. nly 5 percent of the mass shooters it studied were under 20. And of course, mass shooting victims account for a tiny percentage of the Americans gunned down every year.

      That is still 5 percent that could be managed and aided, while suicides account for most of the gun deaths per yer. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/09/upshot/gun-deaths-are-mostly-suicides.html This also proves again why mental illness must be emphasized while discussing firearms.

    5. But bump stocks could have been banned at any time before or since a killer used them to murder 58 people in Las Vegas last fall, and Trump has done nothing to make it happen.

      Its easy to look in the past and say someone should have done this before this, the issue is being addressed and it is a step towards what the author wants.

    6. “prohibited by federal law from possessing guns due to severe mental illness.” In only 11 percent of the cases did the group find “evidence that concerns about the mental health of the shooter had been brought to the attention of a medical practitioner, school official or legal authority.”

      Precisely why mental illness must be more heavily monitored and studied to be used in the future. Many signs appear but are ignored with unstable individuals.

    7. It is tragic that in recent decades, states have closed mental hospitals and thrown people into prisons when they should be receiving psychiatric care. But that has little to do with gun violence — in or out of schools, on a small or mass scale.

      Exactly, so why mock Trump for offering the idea of reopening these facilities that would be heavily monitored and used for good?

    8. president and others on the right are suddenly claiming to be dedicated to addressing the nation’s epidemic of gun violence.

      Its a step in the right direction, especially with addressing mental illness that seems to be at least a decent percentage of reasons behind shootings.

    9. “nab” people and throw them in a padded room because “something was off.”

      The idea is to get mentally ill individuals the help they need before they become a threat to themselves and society. This also provides shelter and aid to many homeless that are mentally ill. The idea isnt a scary or unorthodox system that was abused many years ago, rather the opposite to help ill people who need it.

    10. the Soviet Union.

      Which had very strict regulation with a government that watched its peoples every move. The control this author offers is on par with the same ideas he is mocking. https://www.quora.com/Could-you-have-owned-a-gun-in-the-USSR

    1. We can argue about it on Twitter

      Super fun way to end it. A debate that will continue to go on. Funny how sports can connect people around the world. Especially through social media.

    2. My belief is that athletes in the revenue sports play a different role on campus than other athletes:

      I understand this point. Football and basketball are the two main sports that bring in the most revenue, it makes sense that those athletes should get paid more than other sports. But, as someone who plays on a women's soccer team, who does not bring in nearly as much money as other sports, I believe I still deserve some type of compensation for the work I have to put in.

    3. But their loads should be reduced during their years of eligibility, and once their playing days are over, they should be able to finish their education free. That’s only fair.

      This would be absolutely game-changing. Athletes find it very difficult to find time to be prepared for all their classes when they have to devote so much time to their athletic teams. I would personally be less stressed if I had 8 years to finish my college degree instead of 4.

    4. ought to be their moral responsibility.

      Bringing some thoughts of guilt into it for the universities.

    5. The players would get a certain percentage of all TV and marketing revenues

      This is another great way athletes could receive money. University athletic departments make millions of dollars off television networks and none of that money goes to paying it's players.

    6. National College Players Association

      Interesting. Have been playing college sports for 3 years now and have never heard of this before now. Really does show how little power it has, but could potentially hold large amounts of power.

    7. depend on players’ unions: If the unions disappear, so do the salary caps.

      Possible downside to paying college athletes.

    8. huge salary disparities are a fact of life in the pros,

      Preparing athletes for the future, especially if they wish to pursue a career in professional sports.

    9. require a player to spend, say, three years in college, reducing reliance on one-and-dones.

      This could help athletes academically. Making students stay in school long enough so that they graduate with a degree, would help them in the long run. No one wants to talk about it, but every athlete could have that career ending injury that ruins everything. If they athlete signed a contract to stay in school and get his degree, they have a back-up plan if sports do not work out.

    10. money would be used as a recruiting tool, so that a star player could be offered additional money as an inducement to go to a particular university.

      This would really change the recruiting game for numerous universities. Previously offering players money outside of the scholarship is against NCAA rules, and coaches and teams recently have been getting in trouble for doing this. If teams were just allowed to pay athletes all of this sketchy rule breaking and going behind the NCAA's back would disappear. And it really would make the athlete's decision easier. Whatever school would offer more money, would usually get the top player.

    11. minimum salary: $25,000 per player

      If I made this much money a year... I would be unbelievably happy. It would make me want to go to practice and would really make playing soccer worth it. Especially when things get really busy and time consuming, knowing you would receive this salary would make feelings much better.

    12. udicrous to argue that the Power 5 programs cannot afford this; the combined $3.65 million is barely half the $7 million that Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh made this season.

      The data shows how much these coaches make... a ridiculous amount. Using a salary cap would allow for these players to get paid.

    13. She also said athletes should receive an additional $5,000, to be held in trust until they left school.

      Love this idea and think it would be really motivating for student athletes. Let them know how their hard work was paying off.

    14. Zimbalist has proposed that the N.C.A.A. receive a limited antitrust exemption from Congress, the purpose of which would be to cap the compensation of coaches and athletic directors.

      This is a critical point. The amount of money that coaches and athletic directors make at universities are insanely large amounts. Instead of paying the coaches and directors that much, why can't these universities give some of that money to the athletes. The people on the field actually doing the work so that they coach and team can win. Yes, coaching is a critical part to being successful, but the players are the ones on the field putting in all the work.

    15. believe that a college scholarship is pay enough — though in truth, most of those taking this position are athletic directors and coaches.

      I understand how amazing and awesome it is to receive a scholarship and be granted free education to great universities. But, I do not think the athletic directors and coaches take into account the toll the lifestyle of a college athletes puts on their players. The coaches do not have to deal with the physical burden that their players do. Or deal with the time management that they play constantly have to figure out. Athletic directors would rather spend money elsewhere than pay their athletic teams salaries.

    16. neither as numerous nor as visible as they are today.

      This idea of paying college athletes has been around for many many years. A reoccurring theme.

    17. would divert some revenue to them without bankrupting university athletic departments or destroying the fabric of college sports.

      What most people assume would be most difficult part of paying athletes. Especially when you have numerous different levels of money at different athletic departments. Schools in the Power 5 conferences, (Big 10, Big 12, ACC, SEC, PAC 12) tend to bring in more revenue than the smaller conferences around the country. So how can these smaller conference schools, like Western Kentucky, find ways to pay their athletes without losing large amounts of money in their athletic department and budget?

    18. how the N.C.A.A. and the college sports establishment exploit the players who generate the billions that the grown-ups pocket.

      I don't think society and people realize the amount of time and energy college athletes actually dedicate their lives too. Being a college athlete I understand how my sport is basically like a job. I dedicate 20 hours a week to practices, and soccer related activities plus the 20 hours a week dedicated to school. Working a 40 hour week, I should get compensated. We do all the hard work and bring the fans.. so why don't we get salaries?

    19. Things to note- date: written in 2016, so pretty modern for the most part. Not much has changed in the opinions of college athletes getting paid in the last couple of years. If anything the desire for college athletes to get paid has increased.

    1. Yet with the vast majority of workers effectively invisible to elites busy in their lovable occupations

      I agree with this point that the work done by lower level workers in a business probably is "invisible" to the workers at the top of the business, or as this article calls them "elites". For example, I can relate to this if I think of all the work that is done just to prepare the classrooms I and other students use everyday. Without the janitors that prepare and clean the classrooms daily, the classrooms would not be fit for use, therefore our classes would not be able to take place. Even though I understand how important the work the janitors do is, I don't necessarily think about it every time I walk into a classroom. Arguably, I have only really thought about how important their work is since reading this article. Therefore, I can relate to the argument that work done by people lower down in a hierarchy can be "invisible" to people higher up (elites).

    2. Sehnsucht

      Definition of Sehnsucht - "yearning; wistful longing."

    3. mantra

      Definition of mantra - "(originally in Hinduism and Buddhism) a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation."

  3. Feb 2018
    1. DWYL dream

      Is this the same as The American Dream?

    2. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

      great Advice

    3. Admittedly, Thoreau had little feel for the proletariat

      The common must not have a voice for himself saying as it is all the unrelatable bourgeoisie talking about "living wages"

    4. evangelist

      a person who seeks to convert others to the Christian faith, especially by public preaching

    5. Aphorisms

    6. François Rabelais
    7. camp

    8. the belief that wages shouldn’t be the primary motivation for doing it.


    9. Martina Navratilova
    10. Women comprise the majority of the low-wage or unpaid workforce
    11. graduation speech to the Stanford University class of 2005
    12. Henry David Thoreau
    13. metonyms

      a word, name, or expression used as a substitute for something else with which it is closely associated. For example, Washington is a metonym for the federal government of the US

    14. Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life


    15. Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for the love of it.


    16. aestheticized

      represent (something) as being beautiful or artistically pleasing.

    17. Oprah Winfrey and other peddlers of positivity have included it in their repertoires for decades, but the most important recent evangelist of the DWYL creed is deceased Apple CEO Steve Jobs

      Using people who on a very unrealistic scale are oompletely disconnected from the common man and have no ability to stir any amount of relation, using people like this is perfect for proving a point when they use the mantra, and got lucky

    18. DWYL distracts us from the working conditions of others while validating our own choices and relieving us from obligations to all who labor, whether or not they love it. It is the secret handshake of the privileged and a worldview that disguises its elitism as noble self-betterment.


    19. mantra

      mantra an often repeated word, formula, or phrase, often a truism

    20. Aphorisms

      a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, “if it ain't broke, don't fix it.”. definition

    21. By keeping us focused on ourselves and our individual happiness, DWYL distracts us from the working conditions of others while validating our own choices and relieving us from obligations to all who labor, whether or not they love it

      First arguement?

    22. tchotchkes
    23. There’s little doubt that “do what you love” (DWYL) is now the unofficial work mantra for our time. The problem is that it leads not to salvation, but to the devaluation of actual work, including the very work it pretends to elevate — and more importantly, the dehumanization of the vast majority of laborers.

      Main selling point of the article

    24. diptych

      1. a painting, especially an altarpiece, on two hinged wooden panels that may be closed like a book.


    25. Sehnsucht
    26. exhortations

      an address or communication emphatically urging someone to do something. Definition

    27. Sehnsucht

      yearning; wistful longing Direct Translation from google

    28. pinned, tumbl’d

      Does this mean Pinterest and Tumblr?

    29. Work becomes divided into two opposing classes: that which is lovable (c

      One day I hope to work in a collegiate athletic department. I have a huge passion for sports and one day wish to help student athletes achieve their goals and become successful. I believe that this field of work is something I will love to do everyday, regardless of the salary or benefits I receive. I agree with this statement the author makes because there does seem to be a clear divide between those that love their jobs and those that do not.

    30. Steve Jobs

      I have never liked this guy. Maybe I agree with him this time but I doubt it.


    31. A picture of this room appeared first on a popular design blog,

    1. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

      when you love somthing you will be so much resposible and carful for it. people always take care of things that they love. Love is a key of life. without love we can't love. As we all know love exists in everything in life.