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Listening is the skill you need most

When I started out as a reporter, I had to learn to really listen, which didn’t come easily to me. 当我初为一名记者的时候,我不得不学会倾听,这对于我来说并不容易。 I’m from a family that loves to debate and argue, and I’m naturally opinionated. 我来自一个喜欢辩论和争吵的家庭,所以我天生就喜欢发表意见。 Early in my career, I found myself frequently interrupting my subjects, but when I played back the tapes of…

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Demystifying the lean diet

What are the unique eating habits of thin people? 瘦人有什么独特的饮食习惯? These are the 3 of most important habits to keep your diet healthy. 以下是保持饮食健康的三个最重要的习惯。 1. Eat less: the 80% rule 1.少吃:八分饱原则 According to the Okinawans, you should eat until you’re 80% full. Okinawans call this rule “Hara Hachi Bu”. Here’s a simple fact: it takes…

Mandarin school shanghai

A McDonald’s customer poured coffee on the clerk’s face

McDonald’s customer gets 3 years in prison for throwing hot coffee in drive-thru worker’s face. 一名麦当劳顾客将热咖啡泼到得来速汽车餐厅员工的脸上,被判入狱3年。 An Ohio man was sentenced to three years in prison for throwing hot coffee at a McDonald’s drive-thru worker. 俄亥俄州的一名男子因把咖啡泼到了麦当劳得来速汽车餐厅员工的脸上,而被判三年监禁。 The incident occurred after the worker accidentally gave the man an extra cup of coffee with his order. The…

Business Chinese

Sell you a bottle of sea water to eat salt at home

Time to up your salt game. You can now harvest artisanal sea salt right on your countertop. 是时候提升你的“盐艺”了。你现在可以在自家料理台上收获手工海盐了。 Gourmet salts are having a moment. Sure, on one hand, table salt is just sodium chloride, and don’t let anyone tell you differently. On the other, the crystalized, colorful finishing salts used by gourmet restaurants will often…

Chinese school Shanghai

Christmas cookies

My Mom came from a family of 14 children. 我母亲来自一个有14个孩子的大家庭 Christmastime wasn’t always the best. 圣诞节却并不总是最开心的时候 However, 可是 there was a man, 却有一个人 who went out of his way, 费心费力 to make the day special. 让这一天变得独一无二 Over the years 数年来 my Mom talked about 母亲每每谈及 how this man would come out on Christmas 这个人总会在圣诞节的时候到来 and…