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Daily Reader: Edition #302

Learn 79 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: tips to keep your New Year's resolutions going, a disturbing trend among long-distance female runners, and our fascination with sharks and other killer fish.

1. Failed Your New Year’s Resolutions Already? Try These Less Ambitious Ones
Time, 2/3/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Time: Failed Your New Year’s Resolutions Already? Try These Less Ambitious Ones

Studies show that 90% of Americans bail on their New Year's resolutions by February. Here are some tips to keep you motivated and on track! Read more and learn vocabulary words like cull, deplete, increments, mitigates, resolve, and sustained.

2. Are Female Long-Distance Runners More Prone To Suicidal Depression?
The Daily Beast, 2/3/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 33

The Daily Beast: Are Female Long-Distance Runners More Prone To Suicidal Depression?

The recent suicide of a University of Pennsylvania female cross-country champion highlights a disturbing trend in the sport of long-distance running. Read more and learn vocabulary words like accolades, emaciated, extends, indelible, succumb, and unprecedented.

3. Forget 'Shark Week': They aren't the only fish in the sea
Los Angeles Times, 2/3/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

LA Times: Forget 'Shark Week': They aren't the only fish in the sea

Sharks may dominate the waters and our imaginations, but there are other interesting and equally deadly fish that often get overlooked. Read more and learn vocabulary words like demure, dubious, languid, potent, serene, and superlatives.

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