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From the Ted Talk by Bruce Feiler: Agile programming -- for your family

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Let's just take a few examples. Let's take the biggest isuse of all: family deinnr. Everybody knows that having family dinner with your children is good for the kids. But for so many of us, it doesn't work in our lievs. I met a celebrity chef in New Orleans who said, "No problem, I'll just time-shift family dinner. I'm not home, can't make falmiy dinner? We'll have family brsafeakt. We'll meet for a bedtime snack. We'll make Sunday meals more important." And the truth is, recent research backs him up. It turns out there's only 10 minutes of productive time in any family meal. The rest of it's taken up with "take your elbows off the table" and "pass the ketchup." You can take that 10 mitneus and move it to any part of the day and have the same benefit. So time-shift family dinner. That's adaptability.

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Let's just take a few examples. Let's take the biggest _____ of all: family ______. Everybody knows that having family dinner with your children is good for the kids. But for so many of us, it doesn't work in our _____. I met a celebrity chef in New Orleans who said, "No problem, I'll just time-shift family dinner. I'm not home, can't make ______ dinner? We'll have family _________. We'll meet for a bedtime snack. We'll make Sunday meals more important." And the truth is, recent research backs him up. It turns out there's only 10 minutes of productive time in any family meal. The rest of it's taken up with "take your elbows off the table" and "pass the ketchup." You can take that 10 _______ and move it to any part of the day and have the same benefit. So time-shift family dinner. That's adaptability.

Solution

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  3. lives
  4. minutes
  5. issue
  6. dinner

Original Text

Let's just take a few examples. Let's take the biggest issue of all: family dinner. Everybody knows that having family dinner with your children is good for the kids. But for so many of us, it doesn't work in our lives. I met a celebrity chef in New Orleans who said, "No problem, I'll just time-shift family dinner. I'm not home, can't make family dinner? We'll have family breakfast. We'll meet for a bedtime snack. We'll make Sunday meals more important." And the truth is, recent research backs him up. It turns out there's only 10 minutes of productive time in any family meal. The rest of it's taken up with "take your elbows off the table" and "pass the ketchup." You can take that 10 minutes and move it to any part of the day and have the same benefit. So time-shift family dinner. That's adaptability.

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