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Daily Reader: Edition #201

Learn 72 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: celebrating International Left Handers Day; Google Glass and autism; and whether there should be an upper bound on human longevity.

1. Happy Left-Hander’s Day!
Time, 8/13/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

Time: Happy Left-Hander’s Day!

Yesterday was International Left Handers Day! Did you know that 10% of the world is left-handed? Being a lefty comes with its own set of pros and cons. Read more and learn vocabulary words like ambidextrous, constrained, correlated, prone, recall, susceptibility, symmetry, and traumatic.

2. Teenager Tackles Autism With Help From Google Glass
Wired, 8/13/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

Wired: Teenager Tackles Autism With Help From Google Glass

A teenager is using Google Glass to create a face-tracking engine that can help people with autism better recognize and understand expressions and emotions. Read more and learn vocabulary words like capital, envisions, fledgling, introverted, lofty, neutral, seminal, and unveiled.

3. Science Can Help Us Live Longer, But How Long Is Too Long?
Smithsonian Magazine, 8/12/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

Smithsonian: Science Can Help Us Live Longer, But How Long Is Too Long?

Who doesn't want to live longer? But is there an upper bound to our desire for longevity? Should there be? Read more and learn vocabulary words like cusp, debilitated, dismal, ethical, intuitive, prosper, stimuli, and suppressing.

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