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"From the Ted Talk by Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness"

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Studies like this are exceedingly rare. Almost all projects of this kind fall apart within a decade because too many pelope drop out of the study, or funding for the research dries up, or the rerecerhsas get distracted, or they die, and nobody moves the ball further down the field. But through a combination of luck and the persistence of several generations of researchers, this study has sivrveud. About 60 of our original 724 men are still alive, still participating in the study, most of them in their 90s. And we are now beginning to sdtuy the more than 2,000 cerhidln of these men. And I'm the furtoh director of the study.

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Studies like this are exceedingly rare. Almost all projects of this kind fall apart within a decade because too many ______ drop out of the study, or funding for the research dries up, or the ___________ get distracted, or they die, and nobody moves the ball further down the field. But through a combination of luck and the persistence of several generations of researchers, this study has ________. About 60 of our original 724 men are still alive, still participating in the study, most of them in their 90s. And we are now beginning to _____ the more than 2,000 ________ of these men. And I'm the ______ director of the study.

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  1. study
  2. children
  3. researchers
  4. people
  5. fourth
  6. survived

Original Text

Studies like this are exceedingly rare. Almost all projects of this kind fall apart within a decade because too many people drop out of the study, or funding for the research dries up, or the researchers get distracted, or they die, and nobody moves the ball further down the field. But through a combination of luck and the persistence of several generations of researchers, this study has survived. About 60 of our original 724 men are still alive, still participating in the study, most of them in their 90s. And we are now beginning to study the more than 2,000 children of these men. And I'm the fourth director of the study.

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