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Daily Reader: Edition #214

Learn 70 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the debate over the safety of energy drinks, the possibility of a National Park on the moon, and the consequences of having a prize culture.

1. 'Tobacco wars' senators take aim at energy drinks
Los Angeles Times, 8/31/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

LA Times: 'Tobacco wars' senators take aim at energy drinks

Energy drinks have become increasingly popular, but U.S. lawmakers are beginning to question whether they pose a health risk to teens. Read more and learn vocabulary words like adverse, contend, disingenuous, ire, notable, recalled, stimulants, and vulnerable.

2. It’s Time for a National Park on the Moon
Slate, 9/2/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

Slate: It’s Time for a National Park on the Moon

There is a bill in the U.S. Congress that proposes to turn the historic 1969 Apollo moon landing site into a National Historic Landmark. Should this bill pass? Read more and learn vocabulary words like artifacts, celestial, deployed, distressed, precedents, reconnaissance, sovereignty, and vanguard.

3. The Problem With Prize Culture
Time, 9/2/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29

Time: The Problem With Prize Culture

These days, it seems as if any activity that a child participates in comes with a trophy or award of some sort. Is this type of prize culture healthy for kids? Read more and learn vocabulary words like aficionados, foster, infrastructures, intrinsic, overt, tangible, trivial, and unrelenting.

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