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Daily Reader: Edition #301

Learn 55 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: whether Super Bowl ads are worth the cost, the annual puppy bowl, and the science behind flipping a coin.

1. Super Bowl Ads: Incredibly Cheap or an Incredible Waste of Money?
The Atlantic, 2/1/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

The Atlantic: Super Bowl Ads: Incredibly Cheap or an Incredible Waste of Money?

Companies spend millions to run ads during the Super Bowl. Is this a good use of money? Read more and learn vocabulary words like absurd, bombardment, convert, ideal, platonic, and verbatim.

2. ‘The Puppy Bowl’: The Super Bowl’s Fiercest Rival
The Daily Beast, 2/2/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

The Daily Beast: ‘The Puppy Bowl’: The Super Bowl’s Fiercest Rival

Not into football? What if it were played by the cutest puppies you've ever seen? That's right, canine football! Read more and learn vocabulary words like debut, errant, inadvertently, infractions, penalized, and timid.

3. The Science of Explaining Heads or Tails
The New Republic, 1/27/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

TNR: The Science of Explaining Heads or Tails

Kicking off sports games with the flip of a coin is a time-honored tradition. But psychologists say that it's predictable whether you'll choose heads or tails. Read more and learn vocabulary words like attributed, bias, drastic, entrenched, linguistic, and precedent.

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