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Daily Reader: Edition #258

Learn 91 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: whether running marathons is good for your body, how The Simpsons has secretly taught you math, and why more women are becoming hunters.

1. Maybe You Shouldn't Run a Marathon
The Daily Beast, 11/2/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

The Daily Beast: Maybe You Shouldn't Run a Marathon

More and more people are running marathons these days. Yesterday's NYC marathon had more than 50,000 runners! But is running such long distances good for your body? Read more and learn vocabulary words like allegiance, amass, defects, endeavor, malady, and pliable.

2. The Simpsons Has Been Tricking You Into Learning Math for Decades
Wired, 11/3/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 51

Wired: The Simpsons Has Been Tricking You Into Learning Math for Decades

The Simpsons has long been considered one of the smartest shows on television. Some of the episodes have actually taught some important math concepts! Read more and learn vocabulary words like delves, conspiracy, eccentric, engaging, enigma, and fervor.

3. More Women Give Hunting a Shot
National Geographic, 11/3/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

National Geographic: More Women Give Hunting a Shot

Hunting is traditionally a very male-dominated sport. But more women are joining in, and many of them are becoming hunters for unusual reasons. Read more and learn vocabulary words like detached, ethical, proclaimed, reclaim, repertoire, and urban.

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