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Daily Reader: Edition #175

Learn 66 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the new Panera Cares Community Cafes, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that human genes can't be patented, and the business empire of former TV reality star Lauren Conrad.

1. How a Restaurant With No Cash Registers and No Prices Makes Money
The Atlantic, 6/13/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

The Atlantic: How a Restaurant With No Cash Registers and No Prices Makes Money (Image: Flickr user Lindsay Attaway)

The new Panera Cares Community Cafes look just like regular Panera Cafes, but they don't charge customers for food! How does that work? Read more and learn vocabulary words like charitable, compromising, dignity, humanity, impulse, initiatives, patrons, subsidize, and sustaining.

2. I Discovered the BRCA Genes
Slate Magazine, 6/15/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

Slate: I Discovered the BRCA Genes (Image: Flickr user williami5)

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that human genes can not be patented. How does the scientist who discovered the BRCA breast cancer genes feel about this? Read more and learn vocabulary words like ancestry, entity, gratified, mutation, myriad, parse, predisposition, susceptibility, and systematic.

3. Lauren Conrad Is The World’s Most Successful Reality TV Defector
The Daily Beast, 6/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

The Daily Beast: Lauren Conrad Is The World’s Most Successful Reality TV Defector (Image: Flickr user Ashley Cooper)

It's been 4 years since Lauren Conrad last appeared on a TV reality show, but her business empire continues to grow. How did she achieve this? Read more and learn vocabulary words like anomaly, archetype, consummate, devotee, exhaustive, frivolous, idyllic, prim, and purists.

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