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Daily Reader: Edition #203

Learn 92 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: Ashton Kutcher's new biopic on Steve Jobs, why singing makes you happier, and the popularity of true-crime TV shows.

1. Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Jobs’ Is Actually Not That Bad
The Daily Beast, 8/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 48

The Daily Beast: Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Jobs’ Is Actually Not That Bad

Jobs, Ashton Kutcher's biopic about Steve Jobs, is one of most anticipated films of the year. The reviews are in! Is it any good? Read more and learn vocabulary words like artless, endemic, ingenuous, messianic, perambulating, soldering, titillating, and visionary.

2. Singing Changes Your Brain
Time, 8/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

Time: Singing Changes Your Brain

Many people love to sing. And it turns out there's good reason! Science shows that singing, particularly singing with a group, makes you happier. Read more and learn vocabulary words like alleviate, cumulative, depicted, elation, euphoric, infusion, mediocre, and reap.

3. True-crime TV rampant in Washington
Washington Post, 8/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22 (on first page)

Washington Post: True-crime TV rampant in Washington

True-crime TV shows are a huge hit these days. Many are filmed in the Washington DC area, creating a surge in jobs for local actors. Read more and learn vocabulary words like benign, converge, effervescent, hoax, marquee, menacing, rampant, and sirens.

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