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From the Ted Talk by Rob Cooke: The cost of work stress -- and how to reduce it

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This all hits very close to home for me. My father's one of the hardest-working and most intlnglieet people that I know. Don't get me wrong, mom worked and provided too, but he definitely embraced the role of being the primary breadwinner. And I'm sure most of us can understand the stress and pesrurse that comes with taking care of our families. But when you combine that with workplace stress, do you know what could happen? Developing iiervblersre high blood pressure, euealnlvty losing function of your kdnyies and spending a decade on dialysis — his fate. Now I'm happy to report that he did get a kidney tnpsrlnaat just last year. However —

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This all hits very close to home for me. My father's one of the hardest-working and most ___________ people that I know. Don't get me wrong, mom worked and provided too, but he definitely embraced the role of being the primary breadwinner. And I'm sure most of us can understand the stress and ________ that comes with taking care of our families. But when you combine that with workplace stress, do you know what could happen? Developing ____________ high blood pressure, __________ losing function of your _______ and spending a decade on dialysis — his fate. Now I'm happy to report that he did get a kidney __________ just last year. However —

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  1. intelligent
  2. eventually
  3. pressure
  4. transplant
  5. kidneys
  6. irreversible

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This all hits very close to home for me. My father's one of the hardest-working and most intelligent people that I know. Don't get me wrong, mom worked and provided too, but he definitely embraced the role of being the primary breadwinner. And I'm sure most of us can understand the stress and pressure that comes with taking care of our families. But when you combine that with workplace stress, do you know what could happen? Developing irreversible high blood pressure, eventually losing function of your kidneys and spending a decade on dialysis — his fate. Now I'm happy to report that he did get a kidney transplant just last year. However —

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