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Daily Reader: Edition #358

Learn 95 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: what your name says about you, what U.S. politicians can learn from the National Hockey League, and the concerns around CrossFit.

1. What Your Name Says About How Believable You Are
Scientific American, 4/29/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

Scientific American: What Your Name Says About How Believable You Are

What does your name say about you? Read more and learn vocabulary words like credibility, elicited, hypothesis, intuition, tandem, and verdicts.

Daily Reader: Edition #357

Learn 67 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: why China banned The Big Bang Theory, how pro athletes are prolonging their careers, and animated GIFs as a legitimate art form.

1. China Slaps Bans on a Bunch of Totally Harmless U.S. TV Shows
Time, 4/28/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Time: China Slaps Bans on a Bunch of Totally Harmless U.S. TV Shows

The TV show The Big Bang Theory was just banned in China. Why? Read more and learn vocabulary words like censors, edict, impressionable, innocuous, travails, and uninhibited.

Daily Reader: Edition #356

Learn 82 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: yet another Spider-Man movie, the best road trips across the U.S., and amazing space photos.

1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Slate, 4/25/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

Slate: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Another Spider-Man movie is about to hit the U.S. theaters later this week. Read more and learn vocabulary words like antagonists, drab, incarnation, ominous, petulant, and weary.

Daily Reader: Edition #355

Learn 71 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the physics of basketball, the most influential people in the world, and the next British fashion invasion.

1. Galileo Got Game: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Physics of Basketball
Wired, 4/23/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

Wired: Galileo Got Game: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Physics of Basketball

Believe it or not, physics can give you some fun insights into basketball. Read more and learn vocabulary words like buoyant, illusion, momentum, projectile, velocity, and zealous.

Daily Reader: Edition #354

Learn 53 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: what happens when tourists overrun a city, the number one thing that holds most people back from success, and the growing interest in ethically-produced clothing.

1. Is Tourism Ruining Barcelona?
The Atlantic, 4/21/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

The Atlantic: Is Tourism Ruining Barcelona?

What happens when tourists overrun a city? Read more and learn vocabulary words like drastic, ire, promenades, stifling, tolerable, and vitality.