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Daily Reader: Edition #273

Learn 90 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: fun facts about Thanksgiving, why some people have so much trouble navigating maps, and a review of Disney's new movie 'Frozen'.

1. Thanksgiving 2013: What to Know About Turkey Day
National Geographic, 11/22/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32

National Geographic: Thanksgiving 2013: What to Know About Turkey Day

How much do you really know about Thanksgiving? Here's a collection of fun tidbits about the history, food, and traditions behind many people's favorite holiday. Read more and learn vocabulary words like chagrin, debut, encroaching, remembrance, respite, and sustenance.

Daily Reader: Edition #272

Learn 68 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: Thanksgivukkah 2013, the problems with growing sugar, and the questionable marketing tie-ins for the Hunger Games movie franchise.

1. Thanksgivukkah Is Rare Mash-Up of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah
National Geographic, 11/22/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

National Geographic: Thanksgivukkah Is Rare Mash-Up of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah

This year, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincide for the first time since 1888, giving birth to the portmanteau Thanksgivukkah! Read more and learn vocabulary words like commemorates, convergence, ecumenical, predicated, profound, and sustain.

Daily Reader: Edition #271

Learn 62 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the amazing views from a new underwater hotel, the pumpkin spice madness leading up to Thanksgiving, and the new hybrid plant that grows both potatoes and tomatoes.

1. Sleeping in This Underwater Hotel Room Is Like Staying in an Artificial Reef
Smithsonian Magazine, 11/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

Smithsonian: Sleeping in This Underwater Hotel Room Is Like Staying in an Artificial Reef

At this underwater hotel off the coast of Tanzania, you can go to sleep in an underwater chamber as you watch jellyfish and other marine animals swim by. Read more and learn vocabulary words like beneficial, detrimental, ordeal, panoramic, secluded, and serene.

Daily Reader: Edition #270

Learn 94 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: why juice cleanses are unhealthy for you, a humorous review of the new Xbox One, and whether ‘Hunger Games’ fans and ‘Twilight’ fans will ever get along.

1. Stop Juicing
Slate, 11/20/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 38 (on first page)

Slate: Stop Juicing

Juice cleanses are all the rage these days thanks to celebrity endorsements. But should you do one? This journalist argues that they're unhealthy in more ways than just one. Read more and learn vocabulary words like blight, elixirs, interlocutors, materialism, sustaining, and vitality.