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Daily Reader: Edition #94

Learn 50 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Oxytocin May Help Build Long-Lasting Love
Scientific American, 2/12/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18 (on first page)

Scientific American: Oxytocin May Help Build Long-Lasting Love

If cupid had studied neuroscience, he’d know to aim his arrows at the brain rather than the heart. New research shows that the hormone oxytocin increases empathy and communication, key to sustaining a relationship between mates. Read more and learn vocabulary words like cognitive, empathy, engagement, ensures, evidence, infused, longevity, measured, resolution, sustaining, and trigger.

2. Is It Love? Why Some Ocean Animals (Sort Of) Mate For Life
Smithsonian Magazine, 2/13/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

Smithsonian: Is It Love? Why Some Ocean Animals (Sort Of) Mate For Life

We often hear stories of animal love — tales of rare monogamy in the animal kingdom where life-long love is implied. But there is a distinction between romantic love and an efficient mating system. Here’s a look at some ocean animals to see what is really going on. Read more and learn vocabulary words like albatross, brood, distinction, intriguing, permanent, refuge, and species.

3. 5 Terrible Things The Internet Does To Our Love Lives
Popular Science, 2/13/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14

Popular Science: 5 Terrible Things The Internet Does To Our Love Lives

Technology and the web has changed our love lives in ways that would've been unimaginable 30 years ago. Read more and learn vocabulary like algorithms, compatible, compelling, extent, impetus, mediating, parallel, paranoid, perspective, and virtually.

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