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Daily Reader: Edition #142

Learn 77 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about what causes an adrenaline rush, bike-friendly Amsterdam, and the endangered Colorado River.

1. What Sets Your Heart Pounding
The Wall Street Journal, 4/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 33

WSJ: What Sets Your Heart Pounding

Who has not experienced an "adrenaline rush"? But, how does adrenaline work? Read more about how important adrenaline is and learn vocabulary words like acrimonious, emeritus, obscure, precursor, putrid, retain, reticent, synthesis, theoretically, and transformations.

Daily Reader: Edition #141

Learn 57 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about why flamingos are pink, whether the paleo diet is healthy for you, and how to stop foodborne illness outbreaks.

1. For Some Species, You Really Are What You Eat
Smithsonian Magazine, 4/24/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Smithsonian: For Some Species, You Really Are What You Eat

We've all heard the saying, "You are what you eat." Apparently, that's really true for flamingos! Read more and learn vocabulary words like brine, cardinals, converted, derived, molt, pigment, plumage, synthesize, translucent, and vibrant.

Daily Reader: Edition #140

Learn 62 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about the beloved children's book writer, E.L. Konigsburg; SNL funnyman Will Forte; and whether texting is killing the English language.

1. Postscript: E. L. Konigsburg (1930-2013)
New Yorker, 4/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

The New Yorker: Postscript: E. L. Konigsburg (1930-2013)

Beloved children's book writer, E.L. Konigsburg, passed away last week leaving behind a legacy of childhood favorites. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abound, devour, eccentric, escapade, keen, pragmatist, provenance, sanctioned, and virtuous.

Daily Reader: Edition #139

Learn 151 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about how to stimulate curiosity, what we know about serial creativity, and why our brains love new music.

1. How to Stimulate Curiosity
Time, 4/15/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

Time: How to Stimulate Curiosity

Being curious is the key to learning. Here are some tips on how you can stimulate your natural curiosity! Read more and learn vocabulary words like cognitive, generate, impels, intriguing, piqued, potent, quells, stimulate, and sufficient.

Daily Reader: Edition #138

Learn 112 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about The Minerva Project, the impact of pesticides on birds and bees, and cool environmental holidays.

1. Minerva Aims to be an Online Ivy League University
Time, 4/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 35

Time: Minerva Aims to be an Online Ivy League University

The Minerva Project is seeking to change how we think about higher education in this country. Read more and learn vocabulary words like caliber, comparable, conventional, discretion, hybrid, immersed, innovation, nonpartisan, and prominent.