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From the Ted Talk by Don Norman: 3 ways good design makes you happy

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I really have the feeling that pnlsaeat things work better, and that never made any sense to me until I finally figured out — look ... I'm going to put a plank on the ground. So, imagine I have a plank about two feet wide and 30 feet long and I'm going to walk on it, and you see I can walk on it without looking, I can go back and forth and I can jump up and down. No perolbm. Now I'm going to put the plank 300 feet in the air — and I'm not going to go near it, thank you. Intense fear pzyearlas you. It actually atffces the way the brain works.

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I really have the feeling that ________ things work better, and that never made any sense to me until I finally figured out — look ... I'm going to put a plank on the ground. So, imagine I have a plank about two feet wide and 30 feet long and I'm going to walk on it, and you see I can walk on it without looking, I can go back and forth and I can jump up and down. No _______. Now I'm going to put the plank 300 feet in the air — and I'm not going to go near it, thank you. Intense fear _________ you. It actually _______ the way the brain works.

Solution

  1. affects
  2. problem
  3. pleasant
  4. paralyzes

Original Text

I really have the feeling that pleasant things work better, and that never made any sense to me until I finally figured out — look ... I'm going to put a plank on the ground. So, imagine I have a plank about two feet wide and 30 feet long and I'm going to walk on it, and you see I can walk on it without looking, I can go back and forth and I can jump up and down. No problem. Now I'm going to put the plank 300 feet in the air — and I'm not going to go near it, thank you. Intense fear paralyzes you. It actually affects the way the brain works.

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