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Life changing habits

What tiny daily habit could be life changing? 什么日常小习惯能改变生活? The 5-second tiny habit that made the biggest impact in my 2016 is actually a non-habit. Let me explain. I used to come back home in the evening, and fall asleep pretty late with a sense of dissatisfaction. 这个在2016年对我影响最大的5秒钟小习惯其实也不算习惯。我先解释一下,我以前晚上回到家很晚才睡着,总感觉不满足。 I wanted to get back into my…

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Walmart stops selling e-cigarettes

Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes, at namesake stores and Sam’s Club locations. The nation’s largest retailer is responding to growing health concerns around vaping, especially among young people. 沃尔玛称其同名店铺和Sam’s Club店铺将停止销售电子烟。这家全国最大的零售商此举为了响应越来越多人,尤其是年轻人对电子烟对健康影响的担忧。 Walmart cited “growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes,” saying that its stores will stop selling e-cigarettes once…

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Modest and confident

“These aren’t even that good. I think I could do better.” That’s one of the reasons I started writing. Because I was reading other articles and that thought came to mind. I’ve even thought that about books. Famous books. Brilliant books. “这些都不够好,我觉着自己能做得更好。”这就是我开始写作的原因之一,因为我读别人的文章时就有了那样的想法。我甚至对书也有过那样的想法,包括名著和经典著作。 Who the fuck am I to think that? 我是谁呀?怎么有资格那么想? That’s my ego. 这就是我的自我价值感。…

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If the goal is too ambitious, don’t look at it

You may know that Taylor Swift is a creative and dramatic singer. 你可能知道霉霉是一个既有创意又有戏剧性的歌手。 You may know that she is also a songwriter. 你可能也知道她还是个写歌人。 But if you assume that all her commercial success came from herself, then you are wrong. 但你如果以为霉霉的商业成功完全是因为她自己,那你就错了。 There are a lot of people who’ve made great contribution to this icon’s triumph. 她的辉煌,是很多人共同努力的结果。…