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Daily Reader: Edition #157

Learn 70 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: elite mountain climbers on Mt. Everest, how we measure inflation, and what your phone company knows about you.

1. What Gives Elite Everest Climbers Their Edge?
National Geographic, 5/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28

National Geographic: What Gives Elite Everest Climbers Their Edge?

Elite mountain climbers are able to accomplish unbelievable feats of strength and endurance at the world's highest altitudes. How do they do it?! Read more and learn vocabulary words like adaptable, chronic, constrict, exposure, physiology, premier, stimulate, susceptible, and threshold.

2. Measuring Inflation: Counting the Cost of Living
The Economist, 5/11/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

The Economist: Measuring Inflation: Counting the Cost of Living

You often hear the media talking about how the cost of living, a.k.a. inflation, is rising. What exactly does that mean? And how do economists calculate it? Read more and learn vocabulary words like bias, consumption, dubious, entice, expenditure, fidelity, fiscal, sacred, and volatile.

3. What Phone Companies Are Doing With All That Data From Your Phone
Smithsonian Magazine, 5/8/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

Smithsonian: What Phone Companies Are Doing With All That Data From Your Phone

Our whole lives are stored on our phones. What exactly do our phone companies know about us and what are they allowed to do with all of that information? Read more and learn vocabulary words like anonymous, conjure, dynamic, enamored, gleaned, paranoid, prolific, and warrant.

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