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"From the Ted Talk by Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And I'm going to show you why. Dilbert already knows, of course. "Dogbert's tech support. How may I abuse you?" "My printer prints a blank page after every document." "Why complain about getting free paper?" "Free? Aren't you just gnivig me my own paper?" "Look at the qaitluy of the free ppear compared to your losuy regular paper! Only a fool or a liar would say that they look the same!" "Now that you mention it, it does seem a little silkier!" "What are you doing?" "I'm helping people accept the things they cannot change." Indeed.

Open Cloze

And I'm going to show you why. Dilbert already knows, of course. "Dogbert's tech support. How may I abuse you?" "My printer prints a blank page after every document." "Why complain about getting free paper?" "Free? Aren't you just ______ me my own paper?" "Look at the _______ of the free _____ compared to your _____ regular paper! Only a fool or a liar would say that they look the same!" "Now that you mention it, it does seem a little silkier!" "What are you doing?" "I'm helping people accept the things they cannot change." Indeed.

Solution

  1. paper
  2. lousy
  3. giving
  4. quality

Original Text

And I'm going to show you why. Dilbert already knows, of course. "Dogbert's tech support. How may I abuse you?" "My printer prints a blank page after every document." "Why complain about getting free paper?" "Free? Aren't you just giving me my own paper?" "Look at the quality of the free paper compared to your lousy regular paper! Only a fool or a liar would say that they look the same!" "Now that you mention it, it does seem a little silkier!" "What are you doing?" "I'm helping people accept the things they cannot change." Indeed.

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frontal cortex 3
sir thomas 3
psychological immune 3
immune system 3
synthesizing happiness 3
natural happiness 3
amnesiac patients 3
normal controls 3

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psychological immune system 3

Important Words

  1. abuse
  2. accept
  3. blank
  4. change
  5. compared
  6. complain
  7. dilbert
  8. document
  9. fool
  10. free
  11. giving
  12. helping
  13. liar
  14. lousy
  15. mention
  16. page
  17. paper
  18. people
  19. printer
  20. prints
  21. quality
  22. regular
  23. show
  24. support
  25. tech