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Daily Reader: Edition #233

Learn 70 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: Babe Ruth's fabulous summer of 1927, what's in store for fall stargazers, and the NFL's flabby arms race.

1. Babe Ruth’s Summer of Records
The Daily Beast, 9/29/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

The Daily Beast: Babe Ruth’s Summer of Records

A new book brings you back to the magical summer of 1927 when baseball legend, Babe Ruth, went on a home run hitting streak. Read more and learn vocabulary words like guile, imperturbable, jubilant, methodical, muted, pious, and retrospect.

Daily Reader: Edition #232

Learn 76 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: birth defects in Japan after the Fukushima meltdown, the loss of musical history over time, and how Google may one day be able to read your mind.

1. The Fukushima Generation: New Data on Birth Defects in Post-Meltdown Japan
The Daily Beast, 9/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

The Daily Beast: The Fukushima Generation: New Data on Birth Defects in Post-Meltdown Japan

Studies show that birth defects have increased slightly in Japan after the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima in 2011. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abound, comparative, congenital, defunct, gale, magnitude, and revelations.

Daily Reader: Edition #231

Learn 60 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: why Patagonia is pushing sales of used clothes, tips to ace your next job or college interview, and the questionable betting that happened during the last presidential election.

1. Why Patagonia Wants to Sell You Ratty Old Swim Trunks
BusinessWeek, 9/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14

BusinessWeek: Why Patagonia Wants to Sell You Ratty Old Swim Trunks

Patagonia has started a campaign to promote the sale of used clothing in its retail stores. Read more and learn vocabulary words like cultivating, gambit, hypocrisy, imploring, overshadowing, reconditions, and sacrifice.

Daily Reader: Edition #230

Learn 121 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: ten video games that made history for their amazing graphics, reflections on the hipster stereotype, and five science fiction classics to read.

1. 10 Video Games That Made History for Their Amazing Graphics
The New Republic, 9/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 59

TNR: 10 Video Games That Made History for Their Amazing Graphics

Ever since they were invented, video games have continually pushed the bounds of graphics and design. Read more and learn vocabulary words like indistinct, interminable, meandering, pugilists, seamless, unorthodox, and utilitarian.

Daily Reader: Edition #229

Learn 61 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: a recap of the 2013 Emmy Awards, scientists discover that they can erase your bad memories while you sleep, and anti-piracy campaigns that start in elementary school.

1. Emmys 2013 Recap: Who Won Awards, Who Won Our Hearts
Time, 9/22/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

Time: Emmys 2013 Recap: Who Won Awards, Who Won Our Hearts

Did you miss the Emmy Awards last night? Here's a recap of what happened. Read more and learn vocabulary words like consigned, medley, noteworthy, rapacious, remembrance, stalwarts, and tribute.