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Daily Reader: Edition #294

Learn 70 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: how technology will change the psychology of waiting for the bus, Kickstarter campaigns for indie filmmakers, and concerns around Dove's marketing campaigns.

1. How Technology Could Forever Change the Psychology of Waiting for the Bus
The Atlantic, 1/22/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

The Atlantic: How Technology Could Forever Change the Psychology of Waiting for the Bus

Waiting for the bus can be a frustrating experience for many people. How can technology improve this process? Read more and learn vocabulary words like allure, dissertation, parlaying, preen, sentinel, and ubiquitous.

2. Kickstarter Has Changed Indie Moviemaking for Good
Wired, 1/22/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 37

Wired: Kickstarter Has Changed Indie Moviemaking for Good

For indie moviemakers looking for funding, raising money directly from fans via Kickstarter has become the way to go. Read more and learn vocabulary words like autonomy, bolstered, detractors, lexicon, polarizing, and unprecedented.

3. Hey Dove, Don’t ‘Redefine’ Beauty, Just Stop Talking About It
Time, 1/22/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Time: Hey Dove, Don’t ‘Redefine’ Beauty, Just Stop Talking About It

Dove has received widespread acclaim for its marketing campaign to "redefine beauty," but is the company still sending the wrong message to girls? Read more and learn vocabulary words like anecdote, blatant, esteem, realm, sentimental, and shrewd.

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