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What does it feel like to have a child in your class

If you’re a teacher, did you have your own kid in class? What was that like? 如果你是老师,你教过自己家的孩子吗?那是什么感觉? My daughter went to the university I teach at, and took psychology. I’m a psych prof. 我女儿在我任教的大学学心理学。我是一位心理学教授。 In 2012, for the first time, I had her in a class. It was odd, for about 90 seconds. I told…

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The teacher who helped me write my resume

I am 18 我今年18岁 and I study at an alternative school in Australia. 在澳大利亚的一所职业学校读书 Part of it is employment, 这里一方面教授职业技能 and part of it is getting our year 12’s. 同时这也是完成12年教育的一种方式 I have finally got an employment opportunity from it 我终于通过学校获得了一个工作机会 and my teacher has helped me so much. 我的老师给了我许多帮助 Its been a while, 我努力了很久 but…

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Today is the best day of my life

I was sitting at the dinner table 我坐在餐桌边 with my mother and step father 母亲和继父跟我坐在一起 discussing two different family drama situations 我们正讨论着家里发生过的两个有趣的轶事 when my mom gasps 忽然,妈妈倒吸了一口气 and her mouth is hanging wide open. 嘴巴张的大大的 She isn’t speaking 她一句话也说不出来 so I go and look on her phone 我探身过去看她的手机 and it’s a friend request on social…

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When you look at me, you look far away

A local grocery store here is remodeling 一家附近的杂货店正在翻新改造 and not a single one of the changes is good 这些改造却一个也不好 for those of us who shop there. 对于我们这些在那里买东西的人来说 The grocery aisles have been rearranged 杂货店里的货廊被重新整理过了 with some going in one direction 有些朝向这边 and others going in another. 有些又朝向相反的方向 The aisles have been pushed closer together too…

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People who read these 5 books can attain a higher level

What books should I read? 我应该读什么书? What’s the purpose of reading books? 读书的目的又是什么? That’s two questions I’ve been asking myself my whole life. 这是两个我一辈子都在问自己的问题。 For the second question, I guess I’ve already got the answer. 对于第二个问题,我觉得我已经有了答案。 I read as much as I can so that I can be a man with vision . 我尽我所能读书,是为了成为一个有境界的人。 I…

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What brain secrets only neuroscientists understand

What are some brain hacks that a neuroscientist or a psychologist knows that most people don’t? 哪些用脑秘诀大多数人不知道只有神经学家或心理学家知道? The Psychology of Persuasion 说服心理 Everyone has to engage in some form of persuasion throughout most of their life. Whether you are deciding with friends where to eat lunch or convincing a boss you deserve a promotion, you…

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What are the most annoying habits of Americans

What do foreigners find most annoying about Americans? 外国人最烦美国人哪一点? As an Australian who has travelled quite a bit and been part of many different expat communities, I find that Americans more than people from other countries do this one particular thing that annoys me. 我是个澳大利亚人,旅行过很多地方,也去过很多各种各样的外籍人士社区,然后我发现跟其他国家的人比起来美国人有一点特别讨厌。 When I am speaking, really about anything, just in general…

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British man gets popcorn stuck in teeth

A stray popcorn kernel nearly cost a 41-year-old UK man his life last year, by sparking a heart infection that required major surgery to fix. 去年一粒跑偏的爆米花仁差点要了英国一名41岁男子的命,他心脏被感染,需要大型手术才能修复。 His medical team believes that by attempting to remove the offending food item from his teeth with a variety of DIY dentistry items – including a tooth pick, a…