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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.

Daily Reader: Edition #353

Learn 61 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: Google's latest patents for contact lenses, how food can trick our minds, and the story of a teen who hitchhiked on a plane and survived.

1. Move Over, Google Glass; Here Come Google Contact Lenses
Vanity Fair, 4/22/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

Vanity Fair: Move Over, Google Glass; Here Come Google Contact Lenses

Google just received two patents for its latest invention: contacts with embedded camera and other technology. Read more and learn vocabulary words like concave, foray, integrating, liable, prototype, and refine.

Daily Reader: Edition #352

Learn 69 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: how to reinvent the school lunch, how police spied on the city of Compton in California, and why Nike's Fuelband is in trouble.

1. How to Reinvent the School Lunch and Get Kids to Eat Better
Wired, 4/21/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 33

Wired: How to Reinvent the School Lunch and Get Kids to Eat Better

School lunches have been getting a bad rap for years. Can a design firm really improve them? Read more and learn vocabulary words like deficit, enamored, inherent, legacy, paradigm, and pragmatic.

Daily Reader: Edition #351

Learn 70 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the 2014 Boston Marathon, the admissions challenge at the University of California, and Mount Everest's deadliest day.

1. What It (Physically) Takes to Run the Boston Marathon
The Wire, 4/20/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 11

The Wire: What It (Physically) Takes to Run the Boston Marathon

One million people are expected to line the streets and watch the 2014 Boston Marathon today, to pay tribute to the victims of last year's tragedy. Find out what it takes to conquer this famous road race. Read more and learn vocabulary words like complacent, deceptive, entice, lull, proverbial, and wends.