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Daily Reader: Edition #342

Learn 81 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: new apps that help you photoshop your selfies, why we love to anthropomorphize inanimate objects, and a new underwater sculpture exhibit.

1. New App, SkinneePix, Promises to Shave 15 Pounds Off Your Selfies
The Daily Beast, 4/7/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

The Daily Beast: New App, SkinneePix, Promises to Shave 15 Pounds Off Your Selfies

A bunch of new apps make it easy to photoshop your selfies. Are these a good idea? Read more and learn vocabulary words like dubious, endemic, esteem, manipulate, permeates, and purge.

2. Why Do We Say That Our Phones and Computers 'Die'?
The New Republic, 4/6/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

TNR: Why Do We Say That Our Phones and Computers 'Die'?

Why is it that we like to anthropomorphize inanimate objects? Read more and learn vocabulary words like ascribe, hibernate, incidence, metaphor, personification, and prominence.

3. Artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Are a Sight to Sea
The Daily Beast, 4/7/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 38

The Daily Beast: Artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Are a Sight to Sea

Great art isn't just found in museums. Check out these underwater sculptures. Read more and learn vocabulary words like aesthetic, depleting, dilapidated, pivotal, revitalized, and temporal.

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