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"From the Ted Talk by Michael Norton: How to buy happiness"

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Across all of these different coxntets — your personal life, you work life, even things like intramural sports — we see sneipdng on other people has a bigger return for you than spending on yourself. So if you think money can't buy happiness, you're not spending it right. The implication isn't you should buy this product instead of that product, and that's the way to make yourself happier. It's that you should stop thinking about which prdcuot to buy for yourself, and try gvniig some of it to other people instead.

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Across all of these different ________ — your personal life, you work life, even things like intramural sports — we see ________ on other people has a bigger return for you than spending on yourself. So if you think money can't buy happiness, you're not spending it right. The implication isn't you should buy this product instead of that product, and that's the way to make yourself happier. It's that you should stop thinking about which _______ to buy for yourself, and try ______ some of it to other people instead.

Solution

  1. contexts
  2. giving
  3. product
  4. spending

Original Text

Across all of these different contexts — your personal life, you work life, even things like intramural sports — we see spending on other people has a bigger return for you than spending on yourself. So if you think money can't buy happiness, you're not spending it right. The implication isn't you should buy this product instead of that product, and that's the way to make yourself happier. It's that you should stop thinking about which product to buy for yourself, and try giving some of it to other people instead.

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dodgeball teams 3

Important Words

  1. bigger
  2. buy
  3. contexts
  4. giving
  5. happier
  6. happiness
  7. implication
  8. intramural
  9. life
  10. money
  11. people
  12. personal
  13. product
  14. return
  15. spending
  16. sports
  17. stop
  18. thinking
  19. work