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Investment and financing: interest rates and inflation

To paraphrase famed investor Warren Buffett, when it comes to measuring your investment results over time, the primary thing that matters is how many more hamburgers you can buy at the end of the day. In other words, focus on purchasing power. 根据著名投资人沃伦·巴菲特所言,衡量长期投资收入时最基本要考虑的是最终你能多买几个汉堡,也就是说要关注购买力。 It is amazing how few professional portfolio managers focus on pre-tax returns…

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Anti-placebo effect, a psychological trap

You’ve heard of the placebo effect. 你可能听说过安慰剂效应。 But are you aware of the nocebo effect, in which the human body has a negative physical reaction to a suggestive harm? 但你知道“反安慰剂效应”吗?它指的是,人的身体在被暗示一个潜在伤害之后,能产生一个负面的生理反应。 If someone gives you a cup of sugar water without telling you that it’s sugar water and instead tells you that it’s something that will…

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Meghan and Harry’s son grows more like Meghan and her dad

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s adorable son, Archie, is already talking—at least, according to a source who chatted with Us Weekly. “He’s saying a few words, like ‘Dada,’ ‘Mama,’ ‘book,’ and ‘dog,’” the source said, adding that “he loves playing hide-and-seek and using building blocks.” 有知情人士在和《美国周刊》记者聊天时说,梅根·马克尔和哈里王子可爱的儿子阿尔奇开始说话了,至少“会说几个词了,像‘爸爸’、‘妈妈’、‘书’和‘狗’”,还说“他喜欢玩捉迷藏、搭积木。” Meghan and Harry understandably are very protective of Archie’s…

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If you are willing to give love, you will reap love

Several years ago, I was deploying overseas so I decided to leave my black cat Larry with my mother. 几年前,我要被调配到海外工作,所以我决定把我的黑猫拉瑞托付给我妈。 It was hard. Because I love my cat so much. I couldn’t imagine living without him. 这真的很难。因为我太爱我的猫了。我没有办法想象没有他在身边的日子。 But I had to do that. 但我必须那么做。 Plus, my mother had been feeling alone lately, and I hoped…