English lesson – Asking rude questions

English lesson - Asking rude questions

Molly:

How’s business? 
你怎么样?

Gordon:

Only so-so, and you? 
只是一般般,你呢?

Molly:

Things couldn’t be better, I quit smoking. I feel like a new person. 
没有比这更好的了,我戒烟了。我感觉象个新人。

Gordon:

May I ask you a few questions about your new life? 
我能就你的新生活问一些问题吗?

Molly:

Shoot. Anything for you! 
问吧。对你什么都成!

Gordon:

Cool, now that you stopped smoking, how much do you weigh? How fat are you? Shouldn’t you go on a diet? 
酷,现在你不吸烟了,你的体重是多少?你有多胖?你不应该减肥吗?

Molly:

How dare you ask such a question? That is quite rude. 
你怎么敢问这样的问题?这很粗鲁。

Gordon:

Sorry about that, I will ask another question. How old are you? 
对不起,我要问另一个问题。你多大了?

Molly:

Oh my god, a lady never tells. 
噢,天啊,女人从不说这个。

Gordon:

You must be elderly if you don’t want to say. Well, I only have one question left. 
如果你不想说,你肯定老了。唔,我只剩一个问题了。

Molly:

You had better not ask about my salary — that would be rude. 
你最好不要问我的薪水–那么做很粗鲁。

Gordon:

I don’t want to know how much you rake in, I just want to know how much you will lend me? 
我不想知道你挣多少,我只想知道你可以借给我多少?

Molly:

Finally a question I am willing to answer. The answer is zero. Zip, nil. One minus one. 
终于问了一个我愿意回答的问题。答案是零。什么都没有,零蛋。一减一。

Gordon:

Man, fat old people are not very nice. 

伙计,肥胖的老人不太好。

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Learn English: 真正有意义的生活 A meaningful life

Learn English: 真正有意义的生活 A meaningful life

What will matter?
什么才重要?

Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no days, no hours or minutes. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.
无论是否准备好,总有一天它都会走到尽头。 那里没有日出,没有白天,没有小时和分钟。 你收集的所有东西,不管你珍惜或忘记与否,它们都将流入他人手中。

Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
不管是你得到的或是你欠别人的,可你的财产、名誉和权势也都会变成和你毫不相干的东西。

Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will finally disappear.
你的怨恨、愤慨、挫折和妒忌最终也将消失。

So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, and to-do lists will all expire.The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
因此,你的希望、抱负、计划以及行动日程表也将全部结束。 当初看得比较重的成功得失也会消失。

It won’t matter where you came from, or on what side of the tracks you lived.
你来自何方,住在穷人区还是富人区也都不重要了。

It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Your gender, skin color, ethnicity will be irrelevant.
你昔日的漂亮与辉煌也都不重要了,你的性别、肤色、种族地位也将消失。

So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?
因此,什么重要呢? 怎么衡量你有生之年的价值呢?

What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built; not what you got, but what you gave.
重要的不是你买了什么,而是你创造了什么; 不是你得到了什么,而是你给予了什么。

What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
重要的不是你成功了,而是你生命的意义。

What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught.
重要的不是你学到了什么,而是你传授了什么。

What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage and sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.
重要的是每个行动之中都有正直和勇气的气概,伟大的同情心和牺牲精神,并且鼓励他人遵从榜样。

What will matter is not your competence, but your character.
重要的不是你的能力,而是你的性格。

What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
重要的不是你认识多少人,而是在你离开后,多少人会怅然若失。

What will matter is not your memories, but the memories of those who loved you.
重要的不是你的回忆,而是爱你的人对你的追思。

What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.
重要的是别人会记你多长时间,谁记着你,为什么记着你。

Living a life that matters doesn’ t happen by accident.
过有意义的生活不是一桩偶然。

It s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
是因为你选择了它。

Choose to live a life that matters.
选择有意义的人生吧!

An early get up person is more successful in life

生活百科 简单生活让你喜欢上蔬菜

简单生活让你喜欢上蔬菜

>Say so long to feeling guilty over not enjoying fresh vegetables and experiment with new varieties, recipes, and cooking methods. You might just find that your taste buds rise to the occasion.

>Step 1: Make a commitment 做出承诺
>Make a commitment to try a vegetable you’ve never eaten or liked once a week, and keep an open mind.

>Step 2: Lrean to cook 要学会做饭
>Learn to cook vegetables properly to maximize flavor. Cook them in new ways, such as grilled alongside your favorite cut of meat and baked potato.

>Step 3: Drink vegetables 要学会喝他们

>Drink vegetable juice or vegetable and fruit combination juices to get your daily servings. Or create your own blends by mixing a vegetable juice with a fruit juice you like.

>Step 4: Give vegetables the slip 要学会经常换着吃
>Slip a small amount of frozen vegetables into canned or homemade soup to introduce new vegetables into your diet.

>Step 5: Add vegetables 在你的饮食里逐步增加蔬菜
>Add chopped celery, sliced onion, a scallion, or grated cabbage to foods you already like to nurture your fondness for this essential food group.

>Step 6: Smother in cheese 用干酪来煮他们
>Smother cooked vegetables in sauce or sprinkle them with cheese. Sooner or later, you may find you have a promising new relationship with those Brussels sprouts, turnips, and broccoli.

Study finds longer people spend preparing food,the worse their health becomes

 

生活百科 如何在快餐店里吃到健康的食物 How to Make Healthy Choices at Fast Food Restaurants

Healthy Choices at Fast Food RestaurantsYou don’t need to completely cut fast food out of your diet when trying to eat healthily, but you have to make sure to make the right selections.

You Will Need

*Menu descriptions
*Lean meats
*Portion control
*Water, skim milk, or unsweetened tea
*Fruit or yoghurt

Step 1: Read the menu descriptions 仔细地看看菜单,不要选择油炸等高热量高脂肪的食品

Read the menu descriptions. Avoid dishes that are dripping with sauce, deep-fried, creamy, crispy, or breaded. These items are usually high in calories, sodium, and fat.

Opt for grilled, baked, or broiled sandwiches.

Step 2: Order lean meats 选择鸡肉、牛肉等含脂肪量少的瘦肉
Order lean meats, such as chicken breast, turkey, or roast beef. They’ll lack extra calories, but still be packed with flavor.

Step 3: Ditch the skin and batter 不吃鸡皮,蛋黄酱可以减少240卡路里热量的射入
Remove chicken skin, mayonnaise, and dressing. This can save up to 240 calories and 16 grams of fat for one serving.

Step 4: Control your portion size 控制自己的食量
Control your portion size. Order regular-sized items rather than large and extra-large items.

Step 5: Get rid of high-fat topping 避免食用高脂肪配料,如奶酪、油炸面包丁、培根等等
Get rid of caloric toppings, such as cheese, croutons, and bacon bits. Opt for healthy toppings, such as extra veggies, mustard, and pickles.

Step 6: Reduce your sugar load 避免摄入过多的糖分,选择酸奶或果汁作为饮料,而不是冰激凌,也不要吃甜点
Reduce your sugar intake by ordering a fruit bowl or yogurt, instead of ice cream or pie for dessert. Eat fresh, made-to-order foods whenever possible. Leave the fast food restaurant without feeling guilty by controlling the nutritional value in your meal.

McDonald’s serves over 60 million people in 117 countries every day.

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为什么快餐店的标志都是红色的?

为什么快餐店的标志都是红色的

你有没有想过,为什么麦当劳和肯德基的标志上都使用了大片红色?热情洋溢的红色让人感到温暖,而且很醒目,但那并不是快餐店标志爱用红色的主要原因。红色究竟隐藏着什么奥妙呢?

McDonald’s, Burger King, Jack in the Box… These fast food companies have something in common. Can you spot it?

麦当劳、汉堡王、玩偶匣汉堡店……这些快餐公司有一个共同点,你注意到了吗?

Well, besides all being fast food chains… They’re all red. And it’s not a coincidence. Color is one of the many tactics companies use to connect with customers. And if swearing off fast food wasn’t hard enough, those colorful red logos might make it even harder to ignore.

除了都是快餐连锁店之外,它们的标志都是大红色。这可不是巧合。颜色是企业用来和消费者建立联系的多种策略之一。如果说,戒掉快餐很难,那么想要忽略这些鲜艳的红色标志就更难了。

Fast food companies all use the color red heavily in their logos, why? The answer goes back thousands of years.

快餐公司都喜欢在标志上使用大面积的红色,为什么呢?答案要追溯到几千年前了。

The average human can see ten million colors, but red is special. Turns out, it’s one of the first colors our ancient ancestors thought important enough to name. Back before alphabets and writing, early human languages were surprisingly… uncolorful. There were words for “black” and “white’ and “red” but not much else. In fact, blue didn’t show up until thousands of years later in 200 A.D.

普通人能看见1000万种颜色,但红色是很特别的。原来,祖先们命名的第一批重要颜色中就有红色。在字母和书写出现之前,早期人类语言“色彩单调”得让人惊诧。表示颜色的词只有“黑”、“白”和“红”。事实上,直到几千年后,在公元200年才出现了表示“蓝”的词汇。

As a result, we have a deeper connection to red than any other color on the spectrum and we react to it in certain ways that actually play to fast food companies’ advantage. For starters, researchers have found that red can evoke a sense of urgency. On top of that, it also has an innate ability to whet our appetites. And when you pair those two together you’ve got the perfect recipe to attract hungry customers who want food, fast.

因此,相较于其他颜色,人类和红色有着更深层的联系,而我们对红色的反应恰好能够被快餐公司利用。研究人员发现,红色会引起紧迫感。除此之外,红色还会刺激食欲。两者的结合完美吸引了快餐公司的理想客户——饥肠辘辘、希望迅速得到食物的顾客。

So that red logo isn’t just a welcoming sign it’s a sly seduction for your brain. Now, it’s unclear why red makes us feel this way. But perhaps it has something to do with where the word comes from. Many ancient languages, including Hebrew and from tribes of New Guinea, first named red from their word for “blood.”

所以,红色标志不只是表示欢迎,而且还在悄悄诱惑着你的大脑。目前,我们尚不清楚为什么红色会引发这类感受,但它也许和词汇来源有关。包括希伯来语和新几内亚部落语言的许多古老语言里,“红”的词源是“血”。

But red’s bloody beginning has transformed over millennia. During medieval times, for example, red was worn by royals as a status symbol. And today, brides in many parts of India are married in red dress.

几千年来,红色的含义发生了变化。举例而言:在中世纪时期,贵族穿戴红色,以象征自己的地位;如今,在印度的许多地区,新娘结婚时都身穿红裙。

In fact, red is one of the few colors today that cultures all over the world view positively. And it’s no wonder companies dedicate so much thought to their logos. After all, we’re a visual species. Despite having five senses, 80% of the information our brains process on a daily basis comes from our eyes.

事实上,红色是现代少数几种被世界上各种文化视为积极的颜色之一,难怪企业标志如此青睐红色,我们毕竟都是视觉动物。尽管人类拥有五种感官,但大脑每日处理的信息有80%都来源于眼睛。

And according to marketing company WebPageFX, nearly 85% of consumers say the main reason they choose one product over the other is color. Another 80% said that colors are what give brands that memorable stamp of recognition.

根据营销公司WebPageFX的调查,近85%的消费者表示他们在两种相似产品中做出选择的主要原因是颜色。还有80%的消费者表示品牌标志最让人印象深刻的是颜色。

Just think what McDonald’s would look like in blue, green, or pink! It’s just not the same, right?

试想下,如果麦当劳的标志变成蓝色、绿色或粉色,那感觉可就大不一样了,不是么?

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