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"From the Ted Talk by Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?"

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There was one other piece of data we looked at. If you think about it, there are some people who love Legos, and some people who don't. And you would speculate that the pploee who love Legos would build more lgeos, even for less money, because after all, they get more internal joy from it. And the people who love Legos less would build less Legos because the enjoyment that they derive from it is lower. And that's actually what we found in the meafnignul coidontin. There was a very nice correlation between the love of Legos and the amount of Legos people bluit.

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There was one other piece of data we looked at. If you think about it, there are some people who love Legos, and some people who don't. And you would speculate that the ______ who love Legos would build more _____, even for less money, because after all, they get more internal joy from it. And the people who love Legos less would build less Legos because the enjoyment that they derive from it is lower. And that's actually what we found in the __________ _________. There was a very nice correlation between the love of Legos and the amount of Legos people _____.

Solution

  1. built
  2. condition
  3. legos
  4. meaningful
  5. people

Original Text

There was one other piece of data we looked at. If you think about it, there are some people who love Legos, and some people who don't. And you would speculate that the people who love Legos would build more Legos, even for less money, because after all, they get more internal joy from it. And the people who love Legos less would build less Legos because the enjoyment that they derive from it is lower. And that's actually what we found in the meaningful condition. There was a very nice correlation between the love of Legos and the amount of Legos people built.

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adam smith 3
karl marx 3

Important Words

  1. amount
  2. build
  3. built
  4. condition
  5. correlation
  6. data
  7. derive
  8. enjoyment
  9. internal
  10. joy
  11. legos
  12. looked
  13. love
  14. meaningful
  15. money
  16. nice
  17. people
  18. piece
  19. speculate