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Daily Reader: Edition #291

Learn 72 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: in defense of the paleo diet, a new Chinese skyscraper shaped like a giant gold doughnut, and the history of popular music according to Google.

1. In Defense of the Paleo Diet
The Daily Beast, 1/16/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28

The Daily Beast: In Defense of the Paleo Diet

The most popular New Year's resolution is to lose weight. And this year, many people are hoping to lose weight with the paleo diet. Is that a good idea? Read more and learn vocabulary words like chronic, contemporary, fundamental, intolerant, invalidate, and tolerance.

2. Why China Loves to Hate Its Newest Skyscraper, Shaped Like a Giant Gold Doughnut
The Atlantic, 1/16/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

The Atlantic: Why China Loves to Hate Its Newest Skyscraper, Shaped Like a Giant Gold Doughnut

Chinese cities are known for their colorful skylines, but a new giant gold-colored doughnut-shaped building is stirring up controversy. Read more and learn vocabulary words like brazenly, facade, garish, rendered, sneer, and symbolism.

3. The History of Popular Music, According to Google
The Atlantic, 1/16/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

The Atlantic: The History of Popular Music, According to Google

Google Play is offering a unique way to analyze and examine the rise and fall in popularity of various musical artists. Read more and learn vocabulary words like aficionados, anachronism, caveats, parse, resurgences, and underlying.

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