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

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The second thing they assume is that I have lots of tips and tkcris for saving bits of time here and there. Sometimes I'll hear from magazines that are doing a story along these lines, generally on how to help their readers find an extra hour in the day. And the idea is that we'll shave bits of time off everyday aevictitis, add it up, and we'll have time for the good stuff. I queitosn the entire piersme of this pecie, but I'm always interested in hearing what they've come up with before they call me. Some of my favorites: doing errands where you only have to make right-hand turns —

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The second thing they assume is that I have lots of tips and ______ for saving bits of time here and there. Sometimes I'll hear from magazines that are doing a story along these lines, generally on how to help their readers find an extra hour in the day. And the idea is that we'll shave bits of time off everyday __________, add it up, and we'll have time for the good stuff. I ________ the entire _______ of this _____, but I'm always interested in hearing what they've come up with before they call me. Some of my favorites: doing errands where you only have to make right-hand turns —

Solution

  1. activities
  2. tricks
  3. piece
  4. question
  5. premise

Original Text

The second thing they assume is that I have lots of tips and tricks for saving bits of time here and there. Sometimes I'll hear from magazines that are doing a story along these lines, generally on how to help their readers find an extra hour in the day. And the idea is that we'll shave bits of time off everyday activities, add it up, and we'll have time for the good stuff. I question the entire premise of this piece, but I'm always interested in hearing what they've come up with before they call me. Some of my favorites: doing errands where you only have to make right-hand turns —

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Important Words

  1. activities
  2. add
  3. assume
  4. bits
  5. call
  6. day
  7. entire
  8. errands
  9. everyday
  10. extra
  11. find
  12. generally
  13. good
  14. hear
  15. hearing
  16. hour
  17. idea
  18. interested
  19. lines
  20. lots
  21. magazines
  22. piece
  23. premise
  24. question
  25. readers
  26. saving
  27. shave
  28. story
  29. stuff
  30. time
  31. tips
  32. tricks
  33. turns