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Paying for nothing in return is a happiness

A woman in front of me rummaged through her purse looking for a gift card to complete the remaining $14 of her grocery purchase, which was just over $30. 我前面的一位女士买了些杂货,她这一单花了30多美元,不过还有14美元没付清,所以她在钱包里翻找她的礼品卡。 When she found her gift card and the cashier swiped it, the card was empty. 当她找到了那张礼品卡并给收银员刷了后,发现这张卡是空的。 I slid $14 to the cashier. 我偷偷塞给了收银员14美元。 She tried…

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What has inflation cost people and businesses?

In general, people seem to know that inflation is often not a good thing in an economy. This makes sense, to some degree- inflation refers to rising prices, and rising prices are typically viewed as a bad thing. 总体来说,人们似乎知道通货膨胀对一个经济体来说通常不是什么好事。这是情理之中的事,在一定程度上,通货膨胀就意味着物价上涨,而物价上涨一般都被视为坏事。 Technically speaking, however, increases in the aggregate price level need not be particularly problematic if prices…

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Dogs also have puberty troubles just like people

Perhaps you’ve had to put up with a moody, uncooperative teenager. You may well have been one yourself. A new study suggests that dogs go through a similar phase of stubbornness and disobedience when they hit puberty at about eight months old. 你身边情绪化、叛逆的青少年可能够你受的,你自己曾经可能也是其中一员。一项新的研究显示,狗狗在8个月大的时候会经历相似的倔强叛逆的阶段。 Looking at the behaviour of a total of 378 canines, researchers found…

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6 financial tips for single girls in their 20s

Making smart moves is essential at any stage of your life. It is important to start out strong and make choices that will prepare you for wherever life takes you. 在你人生的任何阶段,采取明智的举动都是极其必要的。重要的是要开始坚强,做出选择,为生活所需要的一切做好准备。 You may stay single, end up with a partner or start a family, but the positive financial choices you make in your 20s can…