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Daily Reader: Edition #275

Learn 75 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: new workout gear that monitors your muscles, the many versions of the classic fairy tale 'Little Red Riding Hood', and Madrid's ambitious plan to go car-free.

1. Coming Soon: Workout Gear That Monitors Your Muscles
Wired, 12/4/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

Wired: Coming Soon: Workout Gear That Monitors Your Muscles

A new start-up is developing workout gear that uses EMG (electromyography) sensors to track your muscle activity as you exercise! Read more and learn vocabulary words like allure, glean, indelible, mortified, paramount, and predicament.

2. What Wide Origins You Have, Little Red Riding Hood!
National Geographic, 11/29/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

National Geographic: What Wide Origins You Have, Little Red Riding Hood!

The story of Little Red Riding Hood and her encounter with the Big Bad Wolf is popular throughout the world, but every culture has its own spin on the classic fairy tale. Read more and learn vocabulary words like alterations, descent, distinct, embody, inferring, and vulnerable.

3. Madrid's Big Plan to Swear Off Cars
The Atlantic, 12/4/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

The Atlantic: Madrid's Big Plan to Swear Off Cars

Madrid, the capital city of Spain, is embarking on an ambitious effort to turn some of its major streets into pedestrian and bike only roads. Read more and learn vocabulary words like allotted, dissent, hierarchy, irony, skepticism, and speculation.

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