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Life without a goal is doomed to failure

In the 1950s, a female swimming athlete set a goal for herself. 二十世纪五十年代,一位女游泳运动员给自己定了一个目标。   She decided to swim across the English Channel before she retired. 她要在退役之前横渡英吉利海峡。   If she could make it, she would be the first person in the world who did it. 如果她成功做到的话,那她将是世界上的第一人。   On that day, she jumped into the sea without any hesitation…

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India begins to transform trains into square cabin hospitals

India said it was planning to turn some railway coaches into isolation wards for patients with coronavirus, as authorities scramble to prepare the country’s health infrastructure for an expected surge in cases. 印度称正计划把火车车厢改造成新冠患者的隔离病房,当局预计确诊病例会剧增,正紧急筹备卫生基础设施。 Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the country’s 1.3 billion people this week to stay indoors for three weeks in the world’s biggest…

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Beauty is always subjective

Every now and then, someone tries to make a case for objective beauty – the notion that there is a quasi-scientific way to judge whether something is beautiful or not. 时不时地,总有些人要纠结什么是客观的美,他们觉得能找到一种准确而科学的方法来界定一个东西到底美不美。 They poorly analyze survey data. In the end, all this so-called objectivity simply serves what they themselves want to express. 这些人总是潦草地分析一堆调研数据,而最终,这种所谓的客观只不过是鼓吹他们自己想表达的那些东西。 Beauty is subjective.…

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74 classic and practical work experiences

1. Work smart. 1. 聪明地工作。 2. Work hard. 2. 努力地工作。 3. Develop a good sense of prioritization. 3. 培养事务优先排序的良好意识。 4. Learn to tune out distractions. 4. 学会排除干扰。 5. Learn to work independently. 5. 学会独立完成任务。 6. Learn to work collaboratively. 6. 学会与他人合作。 7. Develop relationships with your peers. 7. 与同事建立良好关系。 8. Learn how to communicate well.…

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WHO wants to avoid the spread of rumors

One of the most dangerous things about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is the misinformation spreading about it. While tech giants such as Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter have taken steps to stem COVID-19 misinformation on their platforms, it’s still incredibly easy to stumble upon misleading or incorrect information about the disease while we’re thumbing away…