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Not all quarrels are bad things

In July 1915, Henry and his eight-year-old daughter, Pearl, were excited for the company outing the next day. 1915年的7月,亨利和他八岁的女儿因次日公司安排的出游激动不已。 That evening, Henry had a violent argument with his landlord, ending with the landlord spitting on a painting of the Virgin Mary. 当晚,亨利与房东发生激烈争吵,以房东朝着圣母玛利亚的画像吐口水收尾。 Henry was so upset, he fell ill and canceled their trip. 亨利很难过,因此病了,也取消了次日的出行。 He…

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4 things you need to know to get started with economics

In short, economics is the study of how people and groups of people use their resources. 简单地讲,经济学这门学科研究的是人们以及不同的群体如何利用他们手上的资源。 Money certainly is one of those resources, but other things can play a role in economics as well. 金钱显然就是其中一种资源,但很多其他东西也在经济学中占有一席之地。 In an attempt to clarify all this, let’s take a look at the basics of economics and why you…

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What is a savings account? What can it do for you

A checking account is the workhorse of your finances: You typically receive your earnings by direct deposit, spend money with a debit card, and pay bills online from your checking account. So why have a savings account, especially when interest rates are low? 活期账户是你的经济支柱:通常你的收入是直接存入卡里的,花钱用借记卡,在网上用活期账户支付账单。那么为什么要有储蓄账户呢,尤其有时利率还很低? Savings accounts may not pay much, but rates have ticked up,…

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New emoji discontinued due to new crown epidemic

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a hit at emojis. 新冠疫情影响了emoji。 The Unicode Consortium, a non-profit that oversees emoji standards and is responsible for new releases, said it’s delaying its new batch of emojis by six months from March to September 2021 because of fallouts from coronavirus. 统一码联盟是一家非营利性机构,监督emoji标准,并负责发布新品。该联盟说受新冠病毒影响,新一批emoji将推迟6个月发布,从2021年3月推迟到9月。 Emojis are typically approved in January before they’re…

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The Philosophy of Hedgehog and Fox

There are two types of people in this world. The first type is like foxes. The other type is like hedgehogs. 这个世界上有两种人,一种是刺猬,另一种是狐狸。 A fox knows many trivial things. And they can do a lot of stuff. 狐狸知道很多小事,也会很多东西。 They are not among the top experts of any fields. But they know some things in almost every…