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Daily Reader: Edition #70

Learn 76 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Could Diet Soda Cause Clinical Depression?
Smithsonian Magazine, 1/8/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

Smithsonian: Could Diet Soda Cause Clinical Depression?

Despite a lack of evidence in the scientific literature, we’ve seen aspartame — the calorie-free sugar sweetener found in diet drinks — blamed for a variety of health problems, everything from multiple sclerosis to migraine headaches. But here’s a new one: clinical depression? Read more and learn vocabulary words like consumption, diagnosis, ensure, ideal, modulated, neurology, preliminary, relevant, and underlying.

2. Wrinkles Help Wet Fingers Get a Grip
Wired, 1/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

Wired: Wrinkles Help Wet Fingers Get a Grip

A long soak in the tub can make your fingers all wrinkly, but as it turns out, rumply skin may actually help us get a stronger grip on slippery objects while underwater. Read more and learn vocabulary words like analyzed, biological, contends, discern, exposure, havoc, induced, involuntary, osmosis, preliminary, prone, quirk, severed, and theoretical.

3. How to Turn Life's Challenges Into Positive Outcomes
U.S. News & World Report, 1/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

US News: How to Turn Life's Challenges Into Positive Outcomes

According to a new book, people carry around many misguided visions of what it will take to make them happy about their lives. Read more and learn vocabulary words like acclaim, adverse, coherent, devise, extensive, formidable, immoderate, isolated, resilient, severity, toxic, tranquility, trivial, and vicissitudes.

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