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Daily Reader: Edition #118

Learn 71 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about humans vs. cavemen, the peer-to-peer lending trend, and the lack of female magicians.

1. Science Shows Why You’re Smarter Than a Neanderthal
Smithsonian Magazine, 3/12/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

Smithsonian: Science Shows Why You’re Smarter Than a Neanderthal

Are we really smarter than cavemen? New research shows that even though Neanderthals had larger skulls than humans did, we are still smarter. Read more and learn vocabulary words like cognition, comparable, divergence, extinct, latitude, preserving, profound, proliferated, proportionate, robust, and speculate.

2. The Rise of the Sharing Economy
The Economist, 3/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

The Economist: The Rise of the Sharing Economy

Sharing is caring! Or so we're taught. But how willing are you to share your car, your house, and your stuff with strangers? The rise of peer-to-peer rentals seems to indicate that we're very comfortable with sharing! Read more and learn vocabulary words like accommodation, conventional, curmudgeons, feasible, fosters, hybrid, incumbents, prominent, and proponents.

3. Why Are There So Few Female Magicians?
The Atlantic, 3/18/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

The Atlantic: Why Are There So Few Female Magicians?

Although more and more talented women break into the magic business all the time, female magicians really are rare overall. Why is that? Read more and learn vocabulary words like accessible, clarity, deterrent, evolved, grueling, inquisition, logistics, manipulation, mechanism, perpetuating, prevalent, and retort.

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