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From the Ted Talk by Stefan Sagmeister: Happiness by design

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But I actually walked away with a garet job ofefr. And I flew back to Austria, packed my bags, and, another week later, I was again on my way to Hong Kong still soitntsrpeuis and thinking, "Well, if that 'Winner' billboard is still up, I'm going to have a good time working here. (Laughter) But if it's gone, it's going to be really miserable and stressful." So it trnued out that not only was the billboard still up but they had put this one right next to it. (Laughter) On the other hand, it also taught me where setrutospiin gets me because I really had a terrible time in Hong Kong. (Laughter)

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But I actually walked away with a _____ job _____. And I flew back to Austria, packed my bags, and, another week later, I was again on my way to Hong Kong still _____________ and thinking, "Well, if that 'Winner' billboard is still up, I'm going to have a good time working here. (Laughter) But if it's gone, it's going to be really miserable and stressful." So it ______ out that not only was the billboard still up but they had put this one right next to it. (Laughter) On the other hand, it also taught me where ____________ gets me because I really had a terrible time in Hong Kong. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. superstition
  2. superstitions
  3. offer
  4. great
  5. turned

Original Text

But I actually walked away with a great job offer. And I flew back to Austria, packed my bags, and, another week later, I was again on my way to Hong Kong still superstitions and thinking, "Well, if that 'Winner' billboard is still up, I'm going to have a good time working here. (Laughter) But if it's gone, it's going to be really miserable and stressful." So it turned out that not only was the billboard still up but they had put this one right next to it. (Laughter) On the other hand, it also taught me where superstition gets me because I really had a terrible time in Hong Kong. (Laughter)

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