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Daily Reader: Edition #350

Learn 70 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: how much artists get paid by music services like Spotify, what it's like to have too much money, and why we may get more harsh winters in the future.

1. Which Music Service Makes Artists the Most Money?
Time, 4/16/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

Time: Which Music Service Makes Artists the Most Money?

Ever wonder how much your favorite artist makes when you listen to his or her song on Spotify or Pandora or Beats Music? Read more and learn vocabulary words like advocate, autonomy, genre, lucrative, marquee, and tandem.

Daily Reader: Edition #349

Learn 64 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the College Board releases preview of new SAT exam questions, turning YouTube stars into celebrities, and the controversy over Taco Bell's new breakfast ads.

1. College Board releases preview of new SAT exam questions
Washington Post, 4/16/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

Washington Post: College Board releases preview of new SAT exam questions

The College Board released some sample questions for the new redesigned SAT. Find out why learning vocabulary in context, which is how we do it at ProfessorWord, is the key to success! Read more and learn vocabulary words like aptitude, embedded, interpretation, judiciously, penalized, and rigorous.

Daily Reader: Edition #348

Learn 86 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the trial of Oscar Pistorius for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, a summer movie preview, and the growing popularity of small plates dining.

1. How Oscar Pistorius Went From Paralympic Golden Boy to ‘Disgusting Liar’
The Daily Beast, 4/14/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 57

The Daily Beast: How Oscar Pistorius Went From Paralympic Golden Boy to ‘Disgusting Liar’

Oscar Pistorius has fallen a long way from his days as an internationally beloved paralympic athlete. Read more and learn vocabulary words like belies, concession, fabricated, proclivity, recriminations, and tenacious.

Daily Reader: Edition #347

Learn 59 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: whether it's really possible to upload Johnny Depp's brain, the collapse of the cupcake fad, and how to ship a 66-million year old T. rex fossil across the U.S.

1. Can We Really Upload Johnny Depp’s Brain?
Slate, 4/13/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

Slate: Can We Really Upload Johnny Depp’s Brain?

In Johnny Depp's new movie, Transcendence, the main character uploads his brain onto a computer so he can "live" forever. Is that really possible? Read more and learn vocabulary words like cognitive, collaboration, emulate, feasibility, obsolete, and resolution.

Daily Reader: Edition #346

Learn 75 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the popularity of dystopian fiction, how the Heartbleed bug broke the internet, and lunar eclipse myths from around the world.

1. No Wonder Teens Love Stories About Dystopias
The New Republic, 4/11/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 35

TNR: No Wonder Teens Love Stories About Dystopias

Why is dystopian fiction, like the Divergent trilogy, so popular these days? Read more and learn vocabulary words like austerity, depleted, manifesto, protagonist, repressive, and rhetorical.