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Daily Reader: Edition #144

Learn 48 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about extreme obstacle events like Tough Mudder, a recap of recent world news, and the debate over whether smartphones have actually improved our lives.

1. Tough Mudder Death Shows Risk of Extreme Endurance Events
National Geographic, 4/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14

National Geographic: Tough Mudder Death Shows Risk of Extreme Endurance Events

Extreme obstacle endurance events, like Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash, are more popular than ever. Here are some tips on how to participate safely! Read more and learn vocabulary words like dire, euphoric, grueling, hypothermia, prospect, stamina, and triggered.

2. Must-Reads from Around the World
Time, 4/30/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Time: Must-Reads from Around the World

Here's a recap of some of the main news stories from around the world in late April. Read more and learn vocabulary words like coalition, compiled, deployed, enshrine, ethnic, inquest, motives, sectarian, and strategy.

3. Someday, Your Smartphone Will Actually Improve Your Life
U.S. News, 4/30/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

US News: Someday, Your Smartphone Will Actually Improve Your Life

There is no doubt that smartphones have changed our lives, but have they actually improved our lives? People seem to disagree. Read more and learn vocabulary words like compliance, cornucopia, empowered, enthralled, innovation, prominent, recurring, tangible, and unprecedented.

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