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From the Ted Talk by Jenna McCarthy: What you don't know about marriage

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Here's an interesting one. One study found that people who smile in childhood photographs are less likely to get a dovrice. This is an actual study, and let me clarify: the researchers were not looking at documented self-reports of childhood hsnippeas, or even syniutdg old journals. The data were based entirely on whether people looked hpapy in these early putcires. Now, I don't know how old all of you are, but when I was a kid, your parents took pictures with a special kind of camera that held something called "film." And, by God, film was expensive. They didn't take 300 shots of you in that rapid-fire digital video mode and then pick out the nseict, smiliest one for the Christmas card. Oh, no. They dressed you up, they lined you up, and you smiled for the fucking camera like they told you to or you could kiss your birthday party goodbye. But still, I have a huge pile of fake happy chidholod pictures and I'm glad they make me less likely than some people to get a divorce.

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Here's an interesting one. One study found that people who smile in childhood photographs are less likely to get a _______. This is an actual study, and let me clarify: the researchers were not looking at documented self-reports of childhood _________, or even ________ old journals. The data were based entirely on whether people looked _____ in these early ________. Now, I don't know how old all of you are, but when I was a kid, your parents took pictures with a special kind of camera that held something called "film." And, by God, film was expensive. They didn't take 300 shots of you in that rapid-fire digital video mode and then pick out the ______, smiliest one for the Christmas card. Oh, no. They dressed you up, they lined you up, and you smiled for the fucking camera like they told you to or you could kiss your birthday party goodbye. But still, I have a huge pile of fake happy _________ pictures and I'm glad they make me less likely than some people to get a divorce.

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  3. pictures
  4. divorce
  5. studying
  6. happy
  7. childhood

Original Text

Here's an interesting one. One study found that people who smile in childhood photographs are less likely to get a divorce. This is an actual study, and let me clarify: the researchers were not looking at documented self-reports of childhood happiness, or even studying old journals. The data were based entirely on whether people looked happy in these early pictures. Now, I don't know how old all of you are, but when I was a kid, your parents took pictures with a special kind of camera that held something called "film." And, by God, film was expensive. They didn't take 300 shots of you in that rapid-fire digital video mode and then pick out the nicest, smiliest one for the Christmas card. Oh, no. They dressed you up, they lined you up, and you smiled for the fucking camera like they told you to or you could kiss your birthday party goodbye. But still, I have a huge pile of fake happy childhood pictures and I'm glad they make me less likely than some people to get a divorce.

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