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Daily Reader: Edition #125

Learn 71 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about why fame endures (and other recent research), digital etiquette, and the future of privacy.

1. Famous People Tend to Stay Famous
The Atlantic, 3/28/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

The Atlantic: Famous People Tend to Stay Famous

Why is it that the Kardashians still make front page news? According to new research, it's simply a self-fulfilling prophecy — once people become famous, they inevitably remain famous. Read more about this and other recent research, and learn vocabulary words like animosity, converged, hybrid, intuition, optimistic, pondering, and propensity.

2. How Digital Devices Change the Rules of Etiquette
Smithsonian, 3/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

Smithsonian: How Digital Devices Change the Rules of Etiquette

The proliferation of smartphones has radically changed what is considered rude and what isn't. Read more about digital etiquette and learn vocabulary words like boorishness, concede, courtesy, deviance, discernible, heresy, indulge, stealth, and transgressions.

3. Is privacy going to the dogs?
Chicago Tribune, 3/28/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

Chicago Tribune: Is privacy going to the dogs?

In the old days, we had a right to privacy in our homes. But with drug-sniffing dogs, thermal imaging devices, and drones on the horizon, that may no longer be true. Read more and learn vocabulary words like confines, extending, frenzy, impeccable, intrusive, sanctuary, surveillance, and vulnerable.

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