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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.

2. Men Commit Scientific Fraud Much More Frequently Than Women
Smithsonian Magazine, 1/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Smithsonian: Men Commit Scientific Fraud Much More Frequently Than Women

Next time you’re reading about a scientific finding and feeling a bit skeptical, you may want to take a look at the study’s authors. One simple trick could give you a hint on whether the work is fraudulent or not: check whether those authors are male or female. Read more and learn vocabulary words like ascend, exposed, fabrication, faculty, immunity, plagiarism, presumably, and engender.

3. Does College Put Kids on a ‘Party Pathway’?
Time Magazine, 1/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Time: Does College Put Kids on a ‘Party Pathway’?

According to this article, American colleges and universities are not doing a very good job of preparing their students for the workplace or their postgraduation lives. Read more and learn vocabulary words like affluent, attest, collegiate, courtesy, dynamic, gloat, honed, lax, privileged, rigor, sanctioning, and thrive.

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