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Daily Reader: Edition #257

Learn 81 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: whether it is possible to overdose on Halloween candy, a divided Red Sox Nation, and the Facebook staffers who police your content.

1. FYI: Can You Overdose On Halloween Candy?
Popular Science, 10/31/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

Popular Science: FYI: Can You Overdose On Halloween Candy?

Did you eat too much Halloween candy yesterday? How bad would it be if you ate nothing but candy all day? Read more and learn vocabulary words like causal, compound, consumption, derived, embark, and hypothesis.

2. A Divided Red Sox Nation
The Atlantic, 10/30/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29

The Atlantic: A Divided Red Sox Nation

Red Sox nation has much to celebrate this week! But that wasn't always the case for this long-suffering fan base. Read more and learn vocabulary words like immutable, mercurial, redeem, revel, timeless, and unfathomable.

3. Meet the Facebook Police
The Daily Beast, 10/31/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

The Daily Beast: Meet the Facebook Police

Facebook relies mostly on algorithms to monitor the content that users post, but there is a core group of Facebook staffers who review and police posts for propriety. Read more and learn vocabulary words like ambiguous, decapitated, holistic, revoked, sadistic, and unwittingly.

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