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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.

Daily Reader: Edition #345

Learn 82 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: when tourism endangers fragile ecosystems, whether organic foods are really better for you, and Prince George's trip to New Zealand.

1. Myanmar's Tourism Boom Endangers Fragile Ecosystems
National Geographic, 4/7/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

National Geographic: Myanmar's Tourism Boom Endangers Fragile Ecosystems

What should a country do when tourists, which bring in much-needed revenue, damage the local ecosystem? Read more and learn vocabulary words like detrimental, endemic, invasive, obliterates, prolific, and quaint.

Daily Reader: Edition #344

Learn 68 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: whether Chick-fil-A can win over NYC, the fashion designers launched by J.Crew, and the dangers of superfoods.

1. Can Chick-fil-A Win Over New York City?
The Wire, 4/8/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 15

The Wire: Can Chick-fil-A Win Over New York City?

The classic Southern fast food chain restaurant is hoping to conquer the Big Apple. Will it succeed? Read more and learn vocabulary words like clamoring, connoisseurs, denounced, metropolis, qualms, and unsavory.