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"From the Ted Talk by AJ Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me"

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The first is — and this was surprising to me; I didn't expect this to come out — but I live a much quieter life now. Because we live in such a noisy world. There's trains and pleans and cars and Bill O'Reilly, he's very noisy. (Laughter) And this is a real utaiensemtrded, under-appreciated health hazard — not just because it harms our hearing, which it obviously does, but it actually initiates the fight-or-flight response. A loud nisoe will get your fight-or-flight response going. And this, over the years, can cause real damage, cdlacvarsaiour damage. The World Health oagointrzian just did a big study that they published this year. And it was done in Europe. And they eamsettid that 1.6 million years of healthy living are lost every year in erupoe because of noise pollution. So they think it's actually very deadly.

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The first is — and this was surprising to me; I didn't expect this to come out — but I live a much quieter life now. Because we live in such a noisy world. There's trains and ______ and cars and Bill O'Reilly, he's very noisy. (Laughter) And this is a real ______________, under-appreciated health hazard — not just because it harms our hearing, which it obviously does, but it actually initiates the fight-or-flight response. A loud _____ will get your fight-or-flight response going. And this, over the years, can cause real damage, ______________ damage. The World Health ____________ just did a big study that they published this year. And it was done in Europe. And they _________ that 1.6 million years of healthy living are lost every year in ______ because of noise pollution. So they think it's actually very deadly.

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  1. europe
  2. cardiovascular
  3. organization
  4. estimated
  5. underestimated
  6. planes
  7. noise

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The first is — and this was surprising to me; I didn't expect this to come out — but I live a much quieter life now. Because we live in such a noisy world. There's trains and planes and cars and Bill O'Reilly, he's very noisy. (Laughter) And this is a real underestimated, under-appreciated health hazard — not just because it harms our hearing, which it obviously does, but it actually initiates the fight-or-flight response. A loud noise will get your fight-or-flight response going. And this, over the years, can cause real damage, cardiovascular damage. The World Health Organization just did a big study that they published this year. And it was done in Europe. And they estimated that 1.6 million years of healthy living are lost every year in Europe because of noise pollution. So they think it's actually very deadly.

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