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Daily Reader: Edition #216

Learn 71 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: how sleep deprivation makes us appear unattractive and sad; the future prospects of Microsoft and Nokia, two former tech giants; and, the importance of high school newspapers.

1. Sleep Deprivation Makes Us Appear Unattractive and Sad
The Atlantic, 9/4/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

The Atlantic: Sleep Deprivation Makes Us Appear Unattractive and Sad

Don't think a good night's sleep is important? Think again! New research shows that the signs of sleep deprivation are easy to spot and usually not very flattering. Read more and learn vocabulary words like empathy, exploit, inexorable, innate, perishable, repose, and unambiguous.

2. Microsoft and Nokia: They Once Were Giants
The Wall Street Journal, 9/4/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 40

WSJ: Microsoft and Nokia: They Once Were Giants

Microsoft and Nokia were the Google and Apple of their day. What's happened to these two former tech giants? Read more and learn vocabulary words like belated, diminutive, fleeting, meteoric, nominal, pundits, unassailable, and veritable.

3. High school newspaper ink drying up
Chicago Tribune, 9/4/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14

Chicago Tribune: High school newspaper ink drying up

Only two-thirds of public high schools in the U.S. still run student newspapers, and that number is dropping. This journalist thinks that's a big problem. Read more and learn vocabulary words like anecdote, articulate, aspiring, egos, humility, pacify, persistent, and widespread.

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