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"From the Ted Talk by Laura Carstensen: Older people are happier"

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Now social scientists call this the paradox of anigg. I mean, after all, aging is not a piece of cake. So we've asekd all sorts of questions to see if we could undo this finding. We've asked whether it may be that the current gnienrotaes of odelr people are and always have been the greatest generations. That is that younger people today may not tlaypicly experience these improvements as they grow older. We've asked, well, maybe older people are just trying to put a positive spin on an otherwise depressing existence.

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Now social scientists call this the paradox of _____. I mean, after all, aging is not a piece of cake. So we've _____ all sorts of questions to see if we could undo this finding. We've asked whether it may be that the current ___________ of _____ people are and always have been the greatest generations. That is that younger people today may not _________ experience these improvements as they grow older. We've asked, well, maybe older people are just trying to put a positive spin on an otherwise depressing existence.

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  2. generations
  3. aging
  4. older
  5. typically

Original Text

Now social scientists call this the paradox of aging. I mean, after all, aging is not a piece of cake. So we've asked all sorts of questions to see if we could undo this finding. We've asked whether it may be that the current generations of older people are and always have been the greatest generations. That is that younger people today may not typically experience these improvements as they grow older. We've asked, well, maybe older people are just trying to put a positive spin on an otherwise depressing existence.

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older people 17
younger people 9
life expectancy 3
middle aged 3
positive emotions 3

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