Learn English in Hong Kong – Are you listening to me?

Are you listening to me

Wife: Hi. Hi Sweetie. I’m home. Um, I’m home!

Husband: Oh, hi honey. Welcome home. How was you day? [ Well . . . ] That’s good.

Wife: It was terrible. The company is going to lay off about 50 people, and I might be one of them.

Husband: Oh, that’s nice.

Wife: That’s nice? You’re not even listening.

Husband: What?

Wife: So, what did I tell you?

Husband: Um, you said that the company . . . something about 60 employees, um . . . and you might be one of them . . . or something like that.

Wife: No, that’s not what I said. [ Oh? ] The problem is you never listen. Never! So look. I bought you this book. Here. Read it.

Husband: What? Now what? Big Egos, Little Ears: Getting Your Husband Out of the Clouds. What’s this? What? And you paid $35 dollars for it?

Wife: No. YOU did. I used YOUR credit card.

Husband: Oh, whatever. Um, so, what great secrets does the book contain that I don’t know already?

Wife: Okay. First of all . . . .

Husband: Okay. I know, I know. I know what you’re going to say.

Wife: No, you DON’T know. The first thing is not to interrupt and think you know what I’m going to say. Hold your tongue for once and give me a chance to share my feelings before you come up with some witty response.

Husband: Okay. I got it . . . I think.

Wife: I hope. Number two. Show me that you’re listening. Stop checking Facebook while I’m talking to you, turn off the TV, look me in the eyes. Anything to show me that you’re paying attention.

Husband: Right. Uh, so what’s for dinner?

Wife: Tsk . . . see!

Husband: [ Laughing ] I’m sorry. I’m just joking.

Wife: It’s not funny. It’s not funny!! So QUIT LAUGHING!! And don’t tell me what to do to fix my problems either. Most of the time, I don’t need solutions. I just need you to listen to my feelings.

Husband: Okay. I guess I haven’t listened enough, [ No. You don’t listen very much. ] and I haven’t shown much empathy [ No. ] And, well, how about if I read a couple of chapters and then we talk about it? Is that okay?

Wife: Yeah. That would be nice. Thank you.

1. What is the problem at the woman’s workplace?

A. The business is going to fire workers.

B. The company is going to cut salaries.

C. The president is going to close stores.

2. The woman ______________ to help her husband learn the art of listening.

A. found a few Web sites

B. picked up a book

C. watched a TV program

3. The first skill of listening that the woman points out is to ________.

A. watch a person’s body language

B. not cut in on a conversation

C. make meaningful comments

4. The second point is to ________________.

A. put aside distractions

B. bring up similar concerns

C. smile and nod politely

5. According to the final point, some people who are experiencing issues in their lives don’t want others to _______ their problems.

A. debate

B. solve

C. share

6. What is the husband going to do with his wife to improve his listening skills?

A. They are going to attend marital counseling.

B. They are going to go on a trip in a couple of days.

C. They are going to discuss the information in the book.


1. The business is going to fire workers.

2. picked up a book

3. not cut in on a conversation

4. put aside distractions

5. solve

6. They are going to discuss the information in the book.

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English language course – do you like hiking?

English language course - do you like hiking

Todd: So, Steven, what do you like to do in your free time?


Steven: Um, free time. Well, I would just love to have some free time, occasionally I have some free time and well, I love to go hiking. Ah, I live in Japan in Kyuushuu and there are some beautiful mountains quite nearby to where I live so sometimes I go, I go hiking in the mountains.


Todd: Well, actually, I love hiking and I am new to Kyuushuu (Right) I just moved here, so can you tell me where I should go hiking. What are the best spots?


Steven: Right, well, there’s one range of mountains in Kuju. One of the mountains is called Nakadake, which means central peak, I believe, and that is actually the highest, the highest peak, the highest mountain on mainland Kyuushuu. There is one higher mountain on an island near Kagoshima but on mainland Kyuushuu that’s the highest peak and it’s quite a challenge and there are some beautiful views from that mountain.


Todd: Wow! Is it a day hike? Can I hike it in one day?


Steven: Oh, sure. It takes about three hours to go up and the descent takes about two hours. It takes about two hours to come back down.


Todd: Oh, that’s great well, we live on Beppu and Beppu is on the coast. It’s on the ocean, so how can I get to the mountain. Unfortunately, I don’t have a car, so can I take the train or a bus?


Steven: Um, I’m not absolutely sure. I’ve only ever been by car myself. Um, I don’t believe there’s a train that stops by the mountain but you can certainly get closer than you are now by train, and then you can perhaps take a bus or even a taxi from a town closer by. I don’t know. I’m sorry.


Todd: Oh, that’s OK. Well, you know, I’ve never done it before, but I hear that it’s safe to hitchhike in Japan. Is that true?


Steven: Oh, absolutely. Yep. Yep. The crime rate in Japan is so low. You’d have to be incredibly unlucky to have any problems hitchhiking.


Todd: And will people stop and pick me up?


Steven: Ah, that I don’t know.


Todd: Maybe I’ll have to give it a try. OK, thanks a lot.


Steven: You’re welcome.


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Learn English – being forgetful can be a strength

Learn English - being forgetful can be a strength


You can relax if remembering everything is not your strong suit. Recent research makes the case that being forgetful can be a strength — in fact, selective memory can even be a sign of stronger intelligence.


Traditional research on memory has focused on the advantages of remembering everything. But looking through years of recent memory data, researchers Paul Frankland and Blake Richards of the University of Toronto found that the neurobiology of forgetting can be just as important to our decision-making as what our minds choose to remember.


“The goal of memory is not the transmission of information through time, per se. Rather, the goal of memory is to optimize decision-making. As such, transience is as important as persistence in mnemonic systems,” their study in Neuron states.


Making intelligent decisions does not mean you need to have all the information at hand, it just means you need to hold onto the most valuable information. And that means clearing up space in your memory palace for the most up-to-date information on clients and situations. Our brains do this by generating new neurons in our hippocampus, which have the power to overwrite existing memories that are influencing our decision-making.


“If you’re trying to navigate the world and your brain is constantly bringing up multiple conflicting memories, that makes it harder for you to make an informed decision,” Richards told Science Daily.


If you want to increase the number of new neurons in our brain’s learning region, try exercising. Moderate aerobic exercise like jogging, power walking, and swimming have been found to increase the number of neurons making important connections in our brains.


When we forget the names of certain clients and details about old jobs, our brain is making a choice that these details do not matter. Although too much forgetfulness can be a cause for concern, the occasional lost detail can be a sign of a perfectly healthy memory system. The researchers found that our brains facilitate decision-making by stopping us from focusing too much on minor past details. Instead, the brain promotes generalization, helping us remember the most important gist of a conversation.


“One of the things that distinguishes an environment where you’re going to want to remember stuff versus an environment where you want to forget stuff is this question of how consistent the environment is and how likely things are to come back into your life,” Richards said.


If you’re an analyst who meets with a client weekly, your brain will recognize that this is a client whose name and story you need to remember. If this is someone you may never meet again, your brain will weigh that information accordingly.


We can get critiqued for being absent-minded when we forget past events in perfect detail. These findings show us that total recall can be overrated. Our brains are working smarter when they aim to remember the right stories, not every story.


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Learn English – Aging problem in Hong Kong

Aging problem in Hong KongAlice: Hello! I’m Alice and this is 6 Minute English. I’m joined today by

Abdu. Hi Abdu.

Abdu: Hi Alice.

Alice: Today we’re talking about ageing populations, pensions and retirement.

I’m going to start by asking you Abdu – what age do you expect to retire?

Abdu: I’m planning to retire around 65 to 70.

Alice: And do you have a pension?

Abdu: Unfortunately not.

Alice: I’ve also got a third question – according to the United Nations

in 1950, 8% of the world’s population was over 60 years old. Currently

11% of the world’s population is over 60. Any guesses what percentage

will be over 60 in 2050?

Abdu: I’m not sure – it looks like it’s going up? I would guess 15%.

Alice: Have a think about it and I’ll let you know at the end of the programme.

There are lots of terms for people who have reached retirement age.

Official terms in British English are ‘OAP – which stands for old aged

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pensioner’ and in American English ‘Senior Citizen’ or ‘Senior’.

Abdu: You hear the term OAP less frequently these days in the UK. It doesn’t

sound as respectful perhaps as ‘Senior Citizen’.

Alice: In many countries, economists and politicians are talking about the impact of

an ageing population. In many countries around the world people are living

longer and will spend more time in retirement. Experts are worried about how

we will pay for the health and services for an increasing number of people in


Abdu: Some people save money in pension plans or retirement funds as they’re

called in the United States. What’s interesting is how many people don’t have

pensions despite the warnings given by governments about saving for

retirement. According to a BBC survey, only 2 out of every 10 people around

the world have a pension.

Alice: We asked people if they were scared about getting old and not having enough

money to live on. Here’s what they said:

Extract 1:

Goodness there’s a question – I currently have a pension in my job so I’m not too

worried that way and I’m also hoping to save for my retirement and for later years by

owning property and renting that out and selling it on when I need more income. I’m

not fussed about getting old –we all have to get older sometime, you know, so I’m not

scared about it. Life is life and that’s the way life should be. I’m not scared about getting

older or being unemployed, at all. Not very scared – I’m more scared about getting older

than being unemployed. Terrified. Absolutely terrified – I don’t know what’s going to

happen in the future. I’m really worried and I really need to sort that out.

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Alice: Some people have other plans for how they will survive financially when

they retire. One man said he was hoping to save for retirement by

owning property and renting it out or selling it when he needs more


Abdu: And one man said he was terrified – very very frightened about what’s

going to happen in the future because he hasn’t thought about planning

for retirement

Alice: In some countries the age of retirement is being increased so that

people will work longer before they collect their pensions. This is very

controversial in some societies.

Abdu: In France people went on strike to complain about proposals to

increase the retirement age from 60 to 62

Alice: And in the UK, some people in their 20s and 30s are annoyed that they

may have to work longer than people in previous generations –

especially those born in the 1940s and 50s who are sometimes called

the baby boomer generation.

Abdu: The baby boomers – people born between the years of 1945 and 1964

after the Second World War, when there was a large increase in the

number of children born.

Alice: Here’s Rosamund Irwin, a 26-year-old journalist, talking to her father

Nigel, a 60-year-old lawyer. She thinks life is going to be very difficult

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for young people in the future:

Extract 2:

Well, I think the baby boomers are guilty of great generational injustice. What they’ve

done to the future is they have had the very advantageous position of having access to

very generous pensions. They’ve had cheap housing when they came out of university

and they didn’t pay to go to university. This problem that arises is because of changes in

demographics, and the expectation that we’ll all live longer and I think that the next

generation has every prospect of living longer, than we baby boomer generation. And so

if they want to complain that they’ve got to work longer to earn those pensions it’s

because they will live longer overall.

Alice: So Rosamund Irwin says it’s unfair that her generation will have to

work longer than her parents did. She says there is generational injustice.

Abdu: She says her parent’s generation started from an advantageous position.

Alice: They have generous pensions and had cheap housing compared to today.

But her father says his generation shouldn’t be blamed. He thinks

the problem arises because of changes in demographics. In this case,

that’s the spread of ages across the population, the fact that there are

more older people than there were before.

Abdu: But he says that younger people have every prospect of living longer.

Alice: I think he means that the younger generation should be grateful that

they will live longer than people have ever done before – but they

will have to pay for it. So have you had a thought about our question at

the beginning of the programme Abdu? What percentage of the world’s

population will be over the age of 60 in 2050?

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Abdu: I’m sticking with my original answer – 15%.

Alice: Actually, it’s a bit higher. By the middle of this century, the United

Nations estimates that 22% of people will be over the age of 60.

Well that’s all we’ve got time for today. Thanks for joining us and see

you next time.

Alice/Abdu: Bye!

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Financial Questions to Settle Before You Get Married

Financial Questions to Settle Before You Get Married

Financial Questions to Settle Before You Get Married


There are only two kinds of people in this world, spenders and savers, and for better or worse they tend to marry each other.


So says longtime financial writer Terry Savage, who has co-written a new book on how to discuss and negotiate key money issues with your spouse-to-be, to give your relationship the best chance for success (‘The New Love Deal: Everything You Must Know Before Marrying, Moving In, or Moving On!’)

资深财经作家特里·萨维奇(Terry Savage)如是说道。她与人合作撰写了一本新书,讨论如何与准配偶讨论并协商处理一些重要的金钱问题,为双方的结合创造更大的成功机会。(新书名为《爱情新论:在结婚、同居或分手前必须知道的一切!》(The New Love Deal: Everything You Must Know Before Marrying, Moving In, or Moving On!))

While you probably can’t change your mate’s basic money personality, you can avoid arguments and hidden resentments by talking honestly about your finances and putting certain plans in place before you head down the aisle. With wedding season around the corner, here’s an Investing Basics checklist for people about to tie the knot:

虽然你可能无法改变伴侣对金钱的基本态度,但在步入红毯前,坦诚讨论彼此的财务状况并提前制定一些合理的财务计划,可能帮助你们避免日后的一些争吵和隐怨。在婚庆旺季即将到来之际,本文总结了一份供准新人们参考的投资常识(Investing Basics)清单:

Take inventory


‘The most important thing is to talk about your debts and to take an inventory of what assets each of you has, ‘ says Holly Kylen, a financial adviser with Voya Financial in Lititz, Pa.

宾夕法尼亚州提兹市(Lititz) Voya Financial公司的财务顾问霍利·凯伦(Holly Kylen)表示:“重中之重是讲明各自的债务,对各自名下的各项资产都盘点清楚。”

One way to start the conversation is to swap credit reports, preferably over a nice bottle of wine, says Ms. Savage. If your spouse-to-be is on the hook for student loans or child support, discuss whether and to what extent you’re willing to help bear the cost.


Credit scores are a source of stress in one in five marriages, but spouses who discuss credit scores before marriage are more likely to agree on how to use credit as a couple, according to a study about to be released by Experian Consumer Services.

Experian Consumer Services即将发布的一项研究报告显示,在各种婚姻危机中,信用记录导致的压力占到了两成。而婚前讨论过信用记录问题的夫妻,更容易就如何使用信用达成共识。



Next, decide how you’re going to handle the money. While it’s understandable that some couples, particularly older ones, prefer to keep separate accounts, at least at first, many financial advisers recommend working toward paying all joint expenses out of a joint account.


‘Marriage is complicated anyway, ‘ says Michael Eisenberg, an accountant and financial adviser in Los Angeles. ‘This is one easy way to simplify things.’

洛杉矶会计师兼财务顾问迈克尔·艾森伯格(Michael Eisenberg)说:“婚姻毕竟是很复杂的,这么做可以轻松简化一些事情。”

If you each earn an income, consider having your paychecks direct-deposited into separate accounts, then automatically transferring a certain amount–perhaps proportional to your income or to other obligations–into a joint checking account from which you pay your bills online, recommends Ms. Savage.


Set common goals


From there you might set up additional joint accounts for short-term (one to two years) and medium-term (three to five) goals, such as saving to buy a car or a house. This requires doing a little budgeting.


‘Both people need to be flexible, ‘ Mr. Eisenberg adds. Say you’re used to saving $200 a paycheck for a rainy-day fund, but your partner thinks that’s overkill. You might agree to instead save $100 plus part of any tax refunds or bonuses that come along. ‘The key to this is dialogue, ‘ he says.


Save for retirement


‘Make sure no one makes a dime without putting something away for retirement, ‘ says Ms. Kylen. You and your partner don’t necessarily have to save identical amounts. ‘Equal is not synonymous with fair, ‘ says Ms. Savage.


But you should coordinate how much you’re going to save and what savings vehicles you’re going to use. If one partner’s employer offers a 401(k) matching contribution, it probably makes sense for that person to contribute at least enough to qualify for the employer match.


Manage risk


Consider whether you’ll need insurance, and if so factor the premiums into your budget. ‘If you’re buying a home together you need life insurance, ‘ says Ms. Savage. Disability insurance can’t hurt either, says Mr. Eisenberg.


And don’t forget to change the beneficiaries on any existing insurance policies, as well as retirement accounts and so-called pay-on-death accounts, which supersede your will and go directly to the named beneficiaries.


Gay married couples need to be especially careful when naming their spouse beneficiary of an annuity. Since insurance is state-regulated, ‘same-sex couples today should not assume a spousal benefit [known as a ‘spousal lifetime income benefit rider’] will work, ‘ says Ms. Kylen, who recently married her partner of 20 years. ‘It would be best to have it in writing or to see same-sex language in your document just to cross your T’s.’


Consider a prenuptial


If neither you nor your partner is equipped to talk about financial matters, enlist the help of a close friend, relative, financial adviser or lawyer, says Mr. Eisenberg.


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英语美文 – 旅行的意义不在于新风景


Talking about traveling or new jobs, many people often think of “change of environment, change of mood”.

But is it really helpful?

I remember reading a sentence before:

Life sucks no matter where you are. So don’t be fooled by location changes.

This seems a very passive statement, but it does make sense.

Changing jobs is like traveling. The meaning often does not lie in seeing new landscapes, but rather in examining yourself with new eyes.

In the end, what you probably find is that these places are not all that different.

Always looking forward to changing the environment, in fact, is running away from the problem instead of solving it.

If you really want to make a better life for yourself, calm down and face the trivialities in it.

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Why is Learning English so hard for a Chinese person

Why is Learning English so hard for a Chinese person

Why is Learning English so hard for a Chinese person?

获得132.5k好评的回答@Rebecca Ann Zimmerman:

I teach English as a Second Language in Taiwan, so I see native Mandarin speakers struggle with English every day. Below are some of the things my students do that make learning English more difficult:

Not having a clear idea of why they are learning English, or how to make a study plan to help them reach a realistic goal.

When I ask them their goal, every single reply is the same: I want to be fluent in English.

It sounds awesome, but it probably won’t happen.

If you imagined yourself in a meeting with foreign colleagues; expressing your thoughts well, impressing others with your ideas; then, that’s where you start.

Start reading industry websites and blogs, watch videos or listen to podcasts to see and hear how people communicate.

Learn and know the vocabulary about your job, then join discussion groups and practice expressing yourself.

If you picture yourself traveling the world, making new friends, then do the same with travel shows, videos, blogs, etc.

You probably won’t, or don’t need to be fluent, so relax and focus on your specific goal. Figure out why you want or need to study English and go from there.

Learning a language is a journey- not a destination.

If you are like my students, you have probably studied English for years, but still don’t feel confident using English.

How can this be?

The more we do something, the better we will be, right?

If you study by memorizing words and grammar patterns; English will be hard and boring.

Change your thinking and change your study method. Make English a fun part of your daily life and you will learn and enjoy the process.

When something becomes a habit, we no longer think about- we just do it.

Daily: Start with 10 minutes a day. Making daily contact with English depends on your personality and schedule.

Schedule: Can you wake up 10 minutes earlier in the morning and read English aloud? Do you have 10 minutes on your way to/from work or school to listen to English, write in a journal, or use a learning app? Find your 10 mins each day.

Personality: If you’re not very motivated, start with an app that will remind you to study. Challenge a friend or classmate to study for 10 mins a day and do it together. The point is: if you don’t have an English environment, you can make your own. If it interests you, you’ll stick with it!

Good luck!

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15 Words you should learn in Spring Season

15 Words you should learn in Spring Season

1. Vernalagnia

Derived from lagneia, a Greek word meaning “lust,” vernalagnia is a more formal name for what’s otherwise known as “spring fever”—a brighter and often more romantic mood brought on by the return of fine weather in the spring. One 1958 medical dictionary described vernalagnia as the “awakening of sexual desire in the spring.”
“Vernalagnia(春躁症)”来自希腊语单词“lagneia(情欲)”,与“spring fever(春心荡漾)”意思相同,即因春光明媚,人们心里感受到的一种更加愉悦而浪漫的情绪,vernalagnia是一种比较正式的说法。1958年版的医学词典对“vernalagnia”的解释是“春天性欲的觉醒”。

2. Reverdie /rɛvə’diː/

Borrowed into English in the late 1800s, the word reverdie has a long history in its native French dating back as far as the 14th century at least: Derived from a verb, reverdir, meaning “to become green again,” a reverdie is a song, poem or dance performed in celebration of the return of the spring.

3. Valentining

Since the 19th century, the chirruping of birds during the spring mating season is known as valentining.

4. Chelidonize

If you want to be even more specific, though the verb chelidonize is a proper word for the chirping of swallows as they fly overhead. It derives from the Greek word for swallow, chelidon—which is also the origin of the 17th century adjective Chelidonian.

5. Chelidonian

As well as being used to describe anything the deep red color of a swallow’s throat, Chelidonian winds are warm spring winds, so called because they tended to start blowing around the same time that swallows and martins began to return in the spring.
“Chelidonian”除了可以指代像燕子喉咙部位的深红色一样的颜色之外,“Chelidonian winds”还有和煦春风的意思,这样表述是因为春风轻拂大地之时正是燕子归巢的时候。

6 – 7. Erumpent [ɪ’rəmpənt], breard

A word for the re-emerging of plants above the ground in spring, the 17th century adjective erumpent describes anything that bursts forth. The very first appearance of a plant above the ground, incidentally, is called the breard.

8 – 11. Frondescentia, frondescent, frondescence [frɔn’desəns], and frondesces

According to an 18th century dictionary of botanical terms, Frondescentia is “leafing season,” or “the time of the year when plants first unfold their leaves.” Likewise, a plant that is frondescent is just beginning to bud or produce leaves; frondescence is the process of budding or producing leaves; and when a plant frondesces, then it grows or puts forth leaves or buds. All four of these come from the Latin word for “leaf,” frons.

12. Routering-bout

Router is an old Yorkshire dialect word meaning “to rush around noisily,” or, as the English Dialect Dictionary puts it, “to make a search amidst a confusion of things.” Derived from that, a routering-bout is a thorough spring-cleaning of a house.

13 – 15. Floriage, floriation, and efflorescence /ɛflə’rɛs(ə)ns/

Coined in the 18th century, floriage is blossom, or the collective flowers of a plant or tree. Likewise, a floriation is a decoration made of flowers, while efflorescence is the development or production of blossoming flowers.

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Eat these 10 things to make you healthy in Spring Season

Eat these 10 things to make you healthy in Spring Season


Spring declares the great rejuvenation of nature from its wintry slumber. As the temperature picks up, animals and plants all start a new growth cycle – which offers the perfect window to nip the freshest ingredients to add some seasonal delights to your dining table.

Since the quick weather transition may leave your body vulnerable to diseases like the flu, spring is also high time for you to recover vitality and have a healthy kick-start to 2018!

1. Spring bamboo shoots 春笋

Bamboo shoots are rich in various amino acids, vitamins and inorganic salts. Braising them with pork or shrimp brings out the best flavor of this seasonal delicacy.

2. Chinese yam 山药

Steamed, stir-fried or put into gruel, Chinese yam is always the key to a healthy meal.

3. Strawberries 草莓

Fresh strawberries contain tannic acid, which is anti-toxic and are said to have cancer-fighting properties. In addition, strawberries are said to help protect your body from blood diseases.

4. Leeks 韭菜

Spring leeks are the most tender and delicious of the year. TCM says that eating this fragrant vegetable can strengthen the spleen and nourish the stomach.

5. Honey 蜂蜜

On dry and windy spring days, adding honey to your lemon tea creates an ideal detox drink. Have one spoon of honey every day and night, and keep the flu away.

6. Soybean sprouts 黄豆芽

Soybean sprouts are a perfect source for Vitamin B2 and dietary fiber.

7. Red dates 红枣

Traditional Chinese medicine recommends more sweet and less sour foods during spring. Red date proves to be very efficient in nourishing the blood and avoiding drowsiness.

8. Duck 鸭肉

Instead of mutton or beef, meats like duck, chicken and fish are said to be better suited for springtime. Enjoy some homemade duck soup or even better, go to a restaurant with friends and order a Peking duck!

9. Shepherd’s purse 荠菜

As an edible wild herb widely spread across China, shepherd’s purse is the signature of spring. According to TCM, it can fight against stomach cancer and improve gastrointestinal motility.

10. Turnip 萝卜

Turnip soup with pork rib, carrot and Chinese wolfberry helps to increase the appetite and nourish the blood.

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What 3 habits can transform my life completely?

What 3 habits can transform my life completelyWhat 3 habits can transform my life completely?

获得546.1k好评的回答@Erick Diaz:

1.Blind showers.

I discovered this a couple months ago when I thought: Why do I need to see what I’m doing? I know the dimensions of my body, the space of the tub and what I need to get accomplished. Closing my eyes is one less form of stimuli my mind has to process. So showering becomes a type of meditation rather than a tedious chore to get through.

2.Air tight work windows.

No matter what, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. I will work on _____. I don’t care if my girlfriend texts saying she’s pregnant, a squirrel flies through the window or a robber busts down the door. I will NOT leave the desk until 3:01. Having this level of discipline will show how productive you can be in a short amount of time with proper focus and attentiveness.

3.Shrink your world down to a more manageable size.

I get it. In the age of information it’s never been easier to get swamped by the tidal wave of (seemingly) important content. Limit yourself to what you pay attention to. For me it’s filmmaking and basketball. If you paid attention to world politics, entertainment, music, sports, fashion, cars, technology and business on a daily basis, you’d never get anything done.

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1.Exercise and drink plenty of water

I understand this might sound basic, but realize just how important this is. Your body needs to exercise and water to thrive. You’ll wake up with more energy and you’ll feel much better about yourself. Plus having a great body is just a plus.

2. Have a positive mindset

Wake up every morning thinking it’s going to be the best day of your life. Smile plenty, be kind to people and always be an optimist. Turn any negative situation into a positive one and you’ll succeed in anything you do.

3. Read and Learn

Reading teaches you how to become an interesting person. You’ll retain all the qualities of the main character. Your vocabulary will expand and you will be eloquent. Reading stimulates your brain, improves concentration and memory, reduces stress, improves critical thinking among other things.

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