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From the Ted Talk by Matt Killingsworth: Want to be happier? Stay in the moment

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Which leaves the qseotiun, what are the big causes of happiness? I think that's a question we haven't really answered yet, but I think something that has the potential to be an answer is that maybe happiness has an awful lot to do with the contents of our moment-to-moment experiences. It certainly seems that we're going about our lives, that what we're doing, who we're with, what we're thinking about, have a big influence on our hinspaeps, and yet these are the very factors that have been very dfilfiuct, in fact almost impossible, for scientists to sudty.

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Which leaves the ________, what are the big causes of happiness? I think that's a question we haven't really answered yet, but I think something that has the potential to be an answer is that maybe happiness has an awful lot to do with the contents of our moment-to-moment experiences. It certainly seems that we're going about our lives, that what we're doing, who we're with, what we're thinking about, have a big influence on our _________, and yet these are the very factors that have been very _________, in fact almost impossible, for scientists to _____.

Solution

  1. happiness
  2. study
  3. question
  4. difficult

Original Text

Which leaves the question, what are the big causes of happiness? I think that's a question we haven't really answered yet, but I think something that has the potential to be an answer is that maybe happiness has an awful lot to do with the contents of our moment-to-moment experiences. It certainly seems that we're going about our lives, that what we're doing, who we're with, what we're thinking about, have a big influence on our happiness, and yet these are the very factors that have been very difficult, in fact almost impossible, for scientists to study.

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