exPLAINers of the Week June 11-17

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By Perfectly Plain Staff

We scour the depths of the media to bring you, our dear readers, what the best explainer pieces are each week. This week we have stopped on two pieces that delve into interesting events and actions, and bring them to us in a simple to understand and fascinatingly interesting way.

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?

By Roni Caryn Rabin in The New York Times

Lasik surgery has helped people see since it was approved by the FDA in the 1990s. Roni Caryn Rabin delves into the side effects that come with the eyesight correction procedure that has left many people with blurred vision, seeing everything in triplicate, dry eyes and other problems. Rabin describes herself as a “health nut” and writes mainly about health. She is a staff writer at the New York Times. I chose her piece as my exPlainer of the Week because she shows the difficulties that people have had after Lasik and the dangers of undergoing the procedure. As a person that has had Lasik, I would have like to know the dangers of the procedure and I believe that Rabin’s informative piece will help people make the decision of whether to risk the possible side effects.

To read full exPlainer, click here.

Teodor Teofilov

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

By Erika Christakis in The Atlantic

There is a common narrative that smartphones are a deterrent to this generation of children, but what if parents were the ones who were most affected by them. Erika Christakis discusses how parents spend more time with their kids today than ever before but are more disengaged from past generations of parents as well. Christakis has also authored, Americans Have Given Up on Public Schools. That’s a Mistake., where she explains the public’s shifting attitudes towards public schools and why that is a mistake. This explainer was interesting, because it debunked a common narrative, and starts a discussion whether children are getting the attention they need.

To read full exPlainer, click here.

Pawan Naidu

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