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Daily Reader: Edition #278

Learn 59 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: NSA spying using 'World of Warcraft', whether time zones decide NFL games, and whether we can design our cities and towns to make us happier.

1. NSA Spied Using 'World of Warcraft' and Faces Google, Yahoo Challenges
U.S. News, 12/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

US News: NSA Spied Using 'World of Warcraft' and Faces Google, Yahoo Challenges

It turns out that the National Security Agency (NSA) doesn't just tap your phone calls and read your emails, it also plants undercover agents into gaming communities like World of Warcraft. Read more and learn vocabulary words like accountability, extent, intercept, oversight, reform, and thwart.

2. Can Time Zones Decide NFL Games?
Businessweek, 12/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

Businessweek: Can Time Zones Decide NFL Games?

A new study shows that time zones can have a major impact on the result of NFL games, due to the fact that human physical performance tends to peak in the late afternoon. Read more and learn vocabulary words like apex, disparate, malleable, nadir, parity, and subtly.

3. How to Design a Happier City
The Atlantic, 12/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

The Atlantic: How to Design a Happier City

Is it possible to design our cities and towns so that they make us happier? As it turns out, the answer is yes! Read more and learn vocabulary words like conviviality, empirical, narrative, ordeal, resilience, and synonymous.

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