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Daily Reader: Edition #244

Learn 97 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: a new revealing interview with Jay Z, how sitting all day may be hurting your health, and an interview with Jack Dorsey, a founder of Twitter and Square.

1. Jay Z Has the Room
Vanity Fair, 11/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 40 (on first page)

Vanity Fair: Jay Z Has the Room

In this interview with Vanity Fair, Jay Z talks about fatherhood, his family, and the difference between his public image vs. his private persona. Read more and learn vocabulary words like camaraderie, mediocre, palpable, perfunctory, reticent, and visionary.

2. Is Your Chair Killing You? The Consequences of Comfort
The Daily Beast, 10/14/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 33

The Daily Beast: Is Your Chair Killing You? The Consequences of Comfort

Most of us sit all day — at a desk, in the car, on the couch — but studies show that all of this sitting may actually be hurting us. Read more and learn vocabulary words like alleviate, deleterious, euphemism, prolonged, strenuous, and susceptible.

3. Jack Dorsey: Two-Hit Wonder
The New Yorker, 10/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24 (on first page)

The New Yorker: Jack Dorsey: Two-Hit Wonder

Jack Dorsey, a founder of Twitter and Square, is hoping that he can replicate his past successes in his future tech ventures. Read more and learn vocabulary words like aesthete, credos, disseminated, lofty, panoramic, and visceral.

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