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Daily Reader: Edition #318

Learn 66 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the best photographs of 2013, zapping your brain to increase art's appeal, and a giant castle made of half a million sugar cubes.

1. Best Pictures of 2013 Named
National Geographic, 2/25/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

National Geographic: Best Pictures of 2013 Named

Check out some of the most amazing photos taken in the past year! Read more and learn vocabulary words like eloquent, empower, impoverished, intimate, provocative, and relevant.

2. Zapping the Brain Increases Art's Appeal
Scientific American, 3/1/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

Scientific American: Zapping the Brain Increases Art's Appeal

Not a fan of art? Scientists discover if they zap your brain in the right way, they can turn you into an art lover! Read more and learn vocabulary words like aesthetic, cognitive, derive, impulses, modest, and subjective.

3. A Castle Made of 500,000 Sugar Cubes by 5,000 People
Wired, 2/26/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28

Wired: A Castle Made of 500,000 Sugar Cubes by 5,000 People

Imagine building a 2,756 pound sugar cube sculpture with 4,999 other people. That's what this artist did! Read more and learn vocabulary words like collaborated, esoteric, genesis, metropolis, muse, and pristine.

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