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Daily Reader: Edition #174

Learn 64 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the health dangers of "heading" in soccer, the future of the U.S. Food Stamps program, and your smartphone's ability to diagnose your emotions.

1. When Head Meets Soccer Ball, How Does Your Brain Fare?
National Geographic, 6/14/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

National Geographic: When Head Meets Soccer Ball, How Does Your Brain Fare? (Image: Flickr user Sandy Chase)

"Heading" the ball is a key tactic in soccer (a.k.a. football, outside of the U.S.). But what are the health implications for players who choose to "head" often? Read more and learn vocabulary words like causal, cumulative, curtailed, enhance, facilitate, innocuous, perspective, resonance, and threshold.

2. Food Stamps Under Threat: House GOP Wants to Cut $20.5B From SNAP
The Daily Beast, 6/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

The Daily Beast: Food Stamps Under Threat: House GOP Wants to Cut $20.5B From SNAP (Image: Flickr user Clementine Gallot)

The Food Stamps program supports 47 million Americans every year. Is there a future for this controversial government program? Read more and learn vocabulary words like concedes, component, deficit, demonize, marginal, punitive, reconciled, robust, and subsidy.

3. One Day Your Phone Will Know If You’re Happy or Sad
Smithsonian Magazine, 5/22/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Smithsonian: One Day Your Phone Will Know If You’re Happy or Sad (Image: Flickr user Leah Gregg)

Soon enough, your smartphone will be able to read your facial expression to understand how you're feeling and respond accordingly. Read more and learn vocabulary words like adapt, algorithms, empathy, inevitable, precision, proprietary, refined, scrutinizes, and verdict.

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Photo Credits: Sandy Chase, Clementine Gallot, Leah Gregg