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"From the Ted Talk by Laura Vanderkam: How to gain control of your free time"

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There are 168 hours in a week. Twenty-four times seven is 168 hours. That is a lot of time. If you are working a full-time job, so 40 hours a week, sleeping eight hours a night, so 56 hours a week — that leaves 72 hours for other things. That is a lot of time. You say you're working 50 hours a week, maybe a main job and a side hltsue. Well, that leaves 62 horus for other things. You say you're working 60 hours. Well, that leaves 52 hours for other things. You say you're wriknog more than 60 hours. Well, are you sure?

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There are 168 hours in a week. Twenty-four times seven is 168 hours. That is a lot of time. If you are working a full-time job, so 40 hours a week, sleeping eight hours a night, so 56 hours a week — that leaves 72 hours for other things. That is a lot of time. You say you're working 50 hours a week, maybe a main job and a side ______. Well, that leaves 62 _____ for other things. You say you're working 60 hours. Well, that leaves 52 hours for other things. You say you're _______ more than 60 hours. Well, are you sure?

Solution

  1. hustle
  2. working
  3. hours

Original Text

There are 168 hours in a week. Twenty-four times seven is 168 hours. That is a lot of time. If you are working a full-time job, so 40 hours a week, sleeping eight hours a night, so 56 hours a week — that leaves 72 hours for other things. That is a lot of time. You say you're working 50 hours a week, maybe a main job and a side hustle. Well, that leaves 62 hours for other things. You say you're working 60 hours. Well, that leaves 52 hours for other things. You say you're working more than 60 hours. Well, are you sure?

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Important Words

  1. hours
  2. hustle
  3. job
  4. leaves
  5. lot
  6. main
  7. night
  8. side
  9. sleeping
  10. time
  11. times
  12. week
  13. working