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Apple makes major revisions to the iPhone

Apple unveiled new ways to discover and organize apps, confirmed a significant change under the hood of Mac computers and announced a new feature that will let users unlock their cars with their smartphones. 苹果公司公布了发现和整理应用程序的新方法,证实了苹果电脑内部的一项重大变化,并宣布了一个新功能,用户可以用智能手机解锁自己的车。 The updates, announced at Apple (AAPL)’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, highlight the company’s continued effort to insert itself…

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The unspoken rules of small society happening around you

What are some unwritten social rules everyone should know? 有什么不成文的社会规则是每个人都该知道的? 1.You get invited to a party, you bring booze, enough for yourself as minimum, preferably enough for yourself plus extra. 1.应邀参加聚会你要带酒的话,至少要带够自己的份,最好也能够别人喝。 2.‘How are you?’ Should, in most cases, be answered in three words or fewer. 2.“你好吗?”大多数情况下回答这个问题不要超过三个字。 3.If someone asks “would anyone like the last slice?”…

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Introversion is not an excuse for timidity

Job interviews can be mildly terrifying for anyone, but they’re extra-extra-terrifying for introverts. Here, some tips for giving a great first impression, even if your instincts are to go hide in a corner. 求职面试也许对于任何人来说是“温和的可怕”的,但是对于性格内向的人来说则是“极!极!可怕”的。下面,给你分享一些小诀窍,帮助你留下良好的第一印象,即使你的本性更驱使你躲藏在角落里。 “I’ll just wing it” should not be a line in any introvert’s arsenal—that’s especially be true for interviews. Whether you enlist…

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What kind of smart people have you seen

When I was in the Gandhinagar office of TCS, a juice seller (20 something) at the cafeteria used this amazing hack for increasing his sales. 我在交通管制站的甘地纳格尔办事处时,自助餐厅里一个卖果汁的人用这一妙招来提高销售量。 So, during the peak hours, he found it difficult to manage since he didn’t have any help on his counter. The employees would rush to him with their coupons…