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HOW TO PREPARE FOR HSK 3 EXAM?

HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, translated as the Chinese Proficiency Test) is the most popular standard Chinese language exam for foreigners and overseas Chinese. It is well-known all over the world and uses simplified characters. The HSK includes two independent tests: one focuses on writing, reading and listening, while the other, called HSKK, only focus on…

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Running 50 minutes a week is probably the healthiest

It’s free, requires no equipment and the scenery can be stunning – it’s no wonder running is among the world’s most popular sports. 跑步是免费的,也不需要任何设备,而且(沿途的)景色可能还会十分优美,因此跑步是世界上最受欢迎的运动之一也就不足为奇了。 The number of recreational runners in Australia has doubled from 2006 to 2014. Now more than 1.35 million Australians (7.4 percent) run for fun and exercise. 从2006年到2014年,澳大利亚休闲跑步者的人数翻了一番。如今超过135万澳大利亚人(7.4%)跑步是为了娱乐和锻炼。 Our study, published in…

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E-cigarette smoking, surgery, double lung transplantation

Doctors in Michigan said Tuesday they had performed what they believe is the first double lung transplant on a patient whose lungs were damaged from vaping, highlighting the extreme steps medical experts are taking as they confront a nationwide rash of vaping-related illnesses. 密歇根州的医生周二说应该是第一次为因吸电子烟而肺部受损的患者做双肺移植手术。全国范围内大量出现与电子烟有关的疾病,医学专家正在采取紧急措施。 The medical team from Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital said the patient,…

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Travel on a blanket

Last year 去年 I was able to do a nice thing for some community members. 我为社区里的小伙伴做了一点力所能及的好事 I was homeless 我是一个无家可归的流浪汉 and made a poor living by flipping polar fleece 靠变卖摇粒绒的廉价衣物过活。 Essentially, 可想而知 shipping costs would have killed any margin 销往外地的运输费用会把我的理论扣光 and the local wasn’t working. 而本地又没有任何销售渠道 So I took the downtime I had at a…

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Scientists conceive a new type of quantum battery, which is very powerful

A team of scientists from the universities of Alberta and Toronto has laid out the blueprints for a “quantum battery” that never loses its charge. 加拿大阿尔伯塔大学和多伦多大学的科学家团队为一种永远不会没电的“量子电池”制定了研发计划。 To be clear, this battery doesn’t exist yet — but if they figure out how to build it, it could be a revolutionary breakthrough in energy storage. 需要明确的是,这种电池目前还不存在,但如果他们找到了制造它的方法,这可能会是能源存储领域的革命性突破。 “The…

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Internet access as a basic human right

You might take it for granted that you can load up Twitter or browse through Reddit whenever you like, but around half of the 7.7 billion people living on the planet right now aren’t yet able to get online. 你可能觉得随时能登录推特或浏览Reddit(社交新闻站点)是理所当然的,但现在全球77亿总人口中约有一半还不能上网。 And that’s a big problem, according to one researcher. Merten Reglitz, a philosopher and global…

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Brazil, 36 interesting facts you may not know

Hello,欢迎来到环球冷知识~ 世界那么有趣,当然要看看 这一期我们来说巴西 这个讲葡萄牙语的南美大国 有哪些奇特的冷知识呢 #1 里约热内卢不是首都 提起巴西,很多人首先想到的城市大概就是2016年奥运会的举办地——里约热内卢 Rio de Janeiro 里约应该是巴西最出名的城市,有基督山,有面包山,有狂欢节,有一大堆旅游景点,还有奥运,所以很多人以为它是巴西的首都。不只我们这样误解,全世界都经常出现这样的误解。 但巴西的首都其实是另一个地方——巴西利亚 Brasilia 巴西利亚是一座专门规划出来做行政中心的城市,整个城市的核心功能就是给政府上班,所以比起里约、圣保罗这些城市要乏味很多,自然也就没啥名气。 传说巴西利亚是一座真的可以“一日游”的城市,因为真的没啥可看,你看我连图都懒得放。 Most people have heard of Rio de Janeiro, and it’s undoubtedly the most famous Brazilian city – with its Copacabana, Carnival, Favelas and of course the Christ Redeemer Statue and much more. However, Rio de Janeiro is surprisingly not…

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Learn to understand the pain and struggle of others

We’ve all heard the quote, ‘Be Kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.’ 我们都听过这句话:“要善良,因为你遇到的每个人都在经历某种痛苦。” My husband and son died within two years of each other. From my personal experience, I believe that if we aren’t careful, grief can become a rather self-involved process in which we can become so focused on our…