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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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And we know that you can be lonely in a crowd and you can be lonely in a marriage, so the second big lesson that we lerenad is that it's not just the number of friends you have, and it's not whether or not you're in a citometmd relationship, but it's the quality of your close rlpsihiteanos that matters. It turns out that living in the midst of conflict is really bad for our hetalh. High-conflict marriages, for example, without much affection, turn out to be very bad for our health, perhaps wsore than getting divorced. And living in the midst of good, warm relationships is protective.

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And we know that you can be lonely in a crowd and you can be lonely in a marriage, so the second big lesson that we _______ is that it's not just the number of friends you have, and it's not whether or not you're in a _________ relationship, but it's the quality of your close _____________ that matters. It turns out that living in the midst of conflict is really bad for our ______. High-conflict marriages, for example, without much affection, turn out to be very bad for our health, perhaps _____ than getting divorced. And living in the midst of good, warm relationships is protective.

Solution

  1. health
  2. learned
  3. worse
  4. relationships
  5. committed

Original Text

And we know that you can be lonely in a crowd and you can be lonely in a marriage, so the second big lesson that we learned is that it's not just the number of friends you have, and it's not whether or not you're in a committed relationship, but it's the quality of your close relationships that matters. It turns out that living in the midst of conflict is really bad for our health. High-conflict marriages, for example, without much affection, turn out to be very bad for our health, perhaps worse than getting divorced. And living in the midst of good, warm relationships is protective.

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Important Words

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  5. committed
  6. conflict
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  11. health
  12. learned
  13. lesson
  14. living
  15. lonely
  16. marriage
  17. marriages
  18. matters
  19. midst
  20. number
  21. protective
  22. quality
  23. relationship
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  25. turn
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  27. warm
  28. worse