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“There are no shortcuts in life, and definitely no shortcuts in cooking,”Kaiser Lashkari, who owns a restaurant in Houston.

“It's just too stupid for us to spend the equivalent of $50 billion filing our individual income taxes,”Joseph Bankman, a tax-law professor.

“I think we sometimes have a tendency to overthink the dinosaur extinction, myself included,”Stephen Brusatte, a paleontologist.

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