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Daily Reader: Edition #84

Learn 59 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Can a Buzzing Fork Make You Lose Weight?
Smithsonian Magazine, 1/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Smithsonian: Can a Buzzing Fork Make You Lose Weight?

Last week, the HAPIfork was launched to help you curb how much you eat. It basically buzzes you to remind you to eat slower. What do you think? Can something like this actually help? Read more and learn vocabulary words like chronic, enamored, expenditure, incentives, jubilation, moderation, precision, savvy, universally, and unveiled.

Daily Reader: Edition #83

Learn 101 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. North Americans were enjoying chocolate 1,200 years ago, researchers conclude
Washington Post, 1/28/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Washington Post: North Americans were enjoying chocolate 1,200 years ago, researchers conclude

Researchers have found that at least 1,200 years ago, cacao beans, which grow only in the tropics, were being imported to Utah from orchards thousands of miles away. Read more and learn vocabulary words like anthropology, collaboration, compounds, development, elite, humanity, implies, primarily, resolution, sustained, and tantalized.

Daily Reader: Edition #82

Learn 88 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. The Atlantic's 1863 Case for Why Jane Austen Is Great
The Atlantic, 1/28/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 44

The Atlantic's 1863 Case for Why Jane Austen Is Great

Yesterday was the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a book that is beloved by millions across the world. Read more and learn vocabulary words like concede, culminating, dismissive, earnest, eccentric, eternal, induce, legacy, obtuse, odious, piquant, profundity, quotidian, and satirical.

Daily Reader: Edition #81

Learn 63 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. How People Smell Themselves
Wired, 1/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

Wired: How People Smell Themselves

You might not be able to pick your fingerprint out of an inky lineup, but your brain knows what you smell like! Read more and learn vocabulary words like abound, amplify, differentiate, exploit, foster, immune, physiological, resonance, synthetic, and unique.

Daily Reader: Edition #80

Learn 60 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. How Friendship Makes You More Successful
Time, 1/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

Time: How Friendship Makes You More Successful

If you truly want to change some aspect of your life, developing friendships with people who aspire to the same goals as you do can lead to more successful endeavors than embarking on solitary efforts. Read more and learn vocabulary words like alluring, chastise, conviction, disheartening, endeavors, futility, proverbial, sedentary, summon, and undermining.