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Daily Reader: Edition #198

Learn 74 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the impact of technology on the sport of surfing, clearing up weight loss misconceptions, and why Americans love to tip for service.

1. Surfing Is Less Mystical and More High Tech Says a New Book
The Daily Beast, 8/1/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

The Daily Beast: Surfing Is Less Mystical and More High Tech Says a New Book

Surfing is often considered a pure sport — it's just a man and a board against a wave. But is that still true in modern-day surfing? Read more and learn vocabulary words like ambiguous, arsenal, derelict, diverted, entice, invoked, perpetual, and profound.

2. Five Things You’re Getting Wrong About Weight and Weight Loss
Time, 7/31/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

Time: Five Things You’re Getting Wrong About Weight and Weight Loss

With all the conflicting reports out there, it's easy to get confused on what one should do to lose weight and get in shape. Read more and learn vocabulary words like assessments, counterparts, differentiate, intensity, longevity, misconceptions, undermine, and visceral.

3. Why People Love Tipping Waiters
Popular Science, 8/1/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

Popular Science: Why People Love Tipping Waiters

Tipping is such an American concept. How did the practice evolve and why do we continue doing it? Read more and learn vocabulary words like autonomy, compulsory, delegating, heresy, lionized, obligated, patron, and phenomenon.

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