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Many people have benefited from Bill Gates’ generosity over the years, but the billionaire philanthropist truly got to play St. Nick this week when he became one lucky Reddit user’s Secret Santa, as part of the annual Redditgifts holiday exchange.多年来,很多人因为比尔·盖茨(Bill Gates)的慷慨而受益,但在本周,当这位亿万富豪慈善家参加了社交新闻网站Reddit组织的礼物交换活动,成为其一名幸运用户的神秘圣诞老人时,他真得充当了一次圣诞老人。In a post titled “Spoiler alert: Bill Gates did not get you, because he got me, ” a Reddit user named Rachel revealed that Gates had been her mystery gift giver, writing “I want to start by giving a HUGE THANK YOU to Mr. Bill Gates for an amazing gift and secret santa experience. Bill—you ROCK (can I call you Bill?! I feel like we’re friends now!).”在一篇题为“注意:比尔·盖茨没有找你,是因为他找到我了”的帖子中,一位名叫蕾切尔的Reddit用户透露,盖茨是她神秘的礼物派送者,并写道,“首先,我非常感谢比尔·盖茨先生给我带来这么棒的礼物和神秘圣诞老人的经历。比尔——你好厉害(我能喊你比尔吗?!我想我们现在是朋友吧!)。”She goes on to describe Gates’ gift—which could have come from a particularly thoughtful uncle—of a stuffed cow, along with a donation in her name to the non-profit Heifer International她继续形容盖茨的这份礼物——本该是来自一位特别体贴的叔叔——填充奶牛玩偶,和以她的名义向非盈利组织国际小母牛组织(Heifer International)捐赠一头小牛(该组织贫困地区的家庭免费提供家畜)。该礼物中还包括一本《国家地理:一生必游的500经典路线》(National Geographic Journeys of a Lifetime)。Gates exposed his identity in a note explaining the donation, and included a picture of himself (above) holding the stuffed bovine and the note as confirmation. For anyone thinking this was a cheap gift from the country’s wealthiest man, the donation of one heifer to a family in need rings in at 0—well above the gift ceiling of your standard Secret Santa.盖茨在一张解释这份圣诞礼物的便签中表明了自己的身份,并包括一张他拿着礼物和卡片的照片作为明。有些人会认为,美国首富的这份礼物太廉价了,但是要知道,向一个贫困家庭捐赠一头小母牛相当于500美元——这可比你最昂贵的圣诞礼物都值钱多了。Reddit Gifts is an annual gift exchange started in 2009 to connect “Redditors” around the world. Users enter their home address and information such as likes and dislikes, and Reddit matches gifters and recipients at random. After participants receive a gift, they’re encouraged to return to Reddit and post a public thank you.Reddit Gifts是一年一度的礼物交换活动,始于2009年,旨在将全球的“Redditors”联系起来。用户们输入他们的家庭住址和个人喜好,Reddit会随机对礼物赠送者和接收人进行配对,并鼓励他们在收到礼物之后回到网站发一封公开的感谢信。Rachel says in her post that it wasn’t until she saw the photo of Gates that she knew who had sent her loot, but she had an inkling it was somebody special when she received a notification email that said her gift was being overnighted and weighed in at 7 pounds.蕾切尔在她的帖子中写道,直到她看到盖茨的照片,她才知道送她礼物的神秘人是谁。但她事前她收到过一封通知邮件,告诉她有一份7磅重的礼物正连夜送达,因此她隐隐感觉到今年的圣诞老人会是个特别的人物。Gates has become an enthusiastic Reddit user over the past year, participating in an Ask Me Anything th in the spring and posting thoughts and questions periodically, such as “How much of the Earth are humans consuming?”, using the handle “thisisbillgates.”在过去一年,盖茨已经成为Reddit热情的用户,他不仅在今年春天参与该网站组织的“Ask Me Anything”问答活动,还定期以我是“我是比尔·盖茨”的句柄发表想法和问题,诸如,“地球有多少正在被人类消耗着?”A Gates spokesman told GeekWire he joined the gift exchange in part to raise awareness for Heifer International.盖茨的一位发言人告诉GeekWire说,他参与礼物交换活动,在某种程度上是为了提高对国际小母牛组织的意识。Gates hasn’t posted a response to Rachel’s public thank you just yet, but whoever drew the name “Bill Gates” from Reddit’s virtual hat better come up with something extra thoughtful for the man who truly has everything.盖茨尚未对蕾切尔的公开感谢做出回复,不过,无论是谁在Reddit的抽签游戏中抽中“比尔·盖茨”的名字,都想不到一个真正拥有一切的人会想得这么周到。 /201401/271585

Twitter users have been outfoxed by a photo appearing to show a streetwise fox queuing at a cash machine in east London.推特上有一张照片让人大跌眼镜:照片中有一只狐狸在取款机前排队取钱!Everyone seems blissfully unaware of the brazen animal apart from one woman warily holding her child outside the Hackney Community College in Hoxton.这一幕发生在在伦敦霍斯顿市哈克尼社区大学门外,显然大家都没注意到这只神奇的狐狸,只有一个抱孩子的妇女警觉地抱住自己的孩子。Following stories of urban foxes in houses and shops, it is not beyond the bounds of possibility that one would join the humans in an ATM queue, and Twitter users obligingly took the picture at face value.尽管此前曾有城市里狐狸登门入室的故事发生,但狐狸排队去ATM机取款的可能性非常之小。而推特用户则单纯地对这张照片信以为真。But alas, this fox was stuffed. Photographer Martin Usborne hired the prop, reportedly from a taxidermy shop called Get Stuffed, and took it around Hoxton for a series of surrealist shots.很遗憾,可是这只狐狸是被安排好的。据报道,摄影师马丁·厄斯本从一个名叫Get Stuffed的动物商店雇佣了这只狐狸,然后带着它在霍斯顿市到处乱逛,并拍下了许多以假乱真的照片。The foxy gentleman is seen perusing the aisles of a corner shop. ;I think it#39;s fairly amusing that people took it seriously,; Mr Usborne told the Independent.照片中,这位狐狸先生走过街角小店的过道。厄斯本先生告诉《独立报》记者,“人们把这事儿看得那么认真,我觉得太好笑了。”;Foxes are such a big part of the everyday fabric, we almost take them for granted. I hired the fox and took him round east London for the day and ended up in a night club. Walking around town with a stuffed fox was an experience.;“狐狸在日常生活中很常见,有时候我们几乎对狐狸视之不见。我雇用了这只狐狸,带着它在伦敦东部地区逛了一天,最后去了一家夜店结束行程。带着一只雇来的狐狸乱逛,这种经历本身就很有趣。”Mr Usborne is using the animal as the logo for his new publishing company, the Hoxton Mini Press.厄斯本先生想要用这只狐狸做自己新公司“霍克斯微型媒体”的标志。His pictures date back to 2006 and it is not clear why the cash point photo emerged last week.而且他拍摄的这张狐狸在取款机前排队的照片要追溯到2006年,但不知道为什么上周开始火了起来。 /201406/305158

Thanksgiving break is here, which means it#39;s time for the “Turkey Drop”.感恩节假期来临,这也意味着“放弃火鸡”的时候到了。Many college freshmen are home this week for the first time since August. They’ll retreat to what is comfortable – spending time with family, old friends, and for some, a high-school sweetheart. Thanksgiving will also be a time for big questions, particularly for those freshmen still in high-school relationships. Did they take advantage of their first three months in college, or did they lose out by spending too much time on Skype? During their first trip home, freshmen have to decide whether they stick it out with their first love, or succumb to what is known as the “Turkey Drop”— the phenomenon of high-school couples breaking up when they come home for their first Thanksgiving.本周很多大学新生都会回到家中,这也是自八月以来的首次。他们将重返舒适的生活——与家人、老朋友、对一些人来说,还有高中时的男女朋友呆在一起。感恩节也是解决一些大问题的日子,尤其是那些还保持着高中时期情侣关系的大学新生们。他们是否充分利用了大学的前三个月呢?或者他们是否因为花费太多时间在网络电话上而过于松懈了呢?在他们第一个归家假期里,大一新生们必须要作出决定——是要继续他的初恋,还是向著名的“放弃火鸡”理论屈。(“放弃火鸡”理论是指高中情侣们纷纷在第一个感恩节放假回家时提出分手的现象。)Much of my own freshman year in college was determined by one recurring scene. A friend knocks on my door. She tells me her plans for the night – maybe a sorority party or a pregame in a friend’s room – and asks me if I want to come along. I look at her, all dolled up in heels and a cute crop top, and then I look back at my bed, soft and warm, offering a Saturday night of TV, calls with high-school friends, and microwavable macaroni and cheese. Do I push myself to meet new people (and risk spending the next four hours smiling and saying “hey, where are you from?” so many times that my face starts to hurt), or do I fall back on the familiar?我大一那年总是反复出现这样一个场景。一个朋友敲响了我的房门。她告诉我她今晚的计划——可能要去一个朋友的房间参加一个女生联谊会或者一个赛前准备活动——问我要不要加入。我看着她,穿着高跟鞋,装扮可爱,然后目光又定格在自己的床上,温暖舒适,似乎过一个周六电视夜,叫上高中时的朋友,再准备一些微波通心粉和奶酪才是我想要的。我是应该让自己去认识一些新的人(并且冒着花费接下来的四个小时不停地微笑、寒暄“嗨,你家是哪的?”直到面部僵硬为止的风险),还是继续过我熟悉的那种生活?One Princeton junior told me that, during her first three months in college, she stayed in her room every Friday and Saturday night. She didn’t go out because her high-school boyfriend didn’t want her to. The first time she drank alcohol, he “fell apart.” When she signed up to join a sorority, he started a screaming match. She knew she was missing out on important college experiences, but there was still something that made her stay with him for the first few months.一个普林斯顿的大三生告诉我,在大学的前三个月里,她每个周五周六都呆在自己的房间。她不出去是因为她高中的男朋友不希望她出去。她第一次喝酒,他“崩溃”了。她报名参加一个女生联谊会,他开始大呼小叫。她知道她错过了很多重要的大学经历,但是在这几个月里总有些什么让她觉得不能和他分手。“First semester of freshman year, you don’t have that many real friends, so when my high-school boyfriend would show up, I would be like, ‘Yes, here is someone I trust, that I can actually tell things to,’” another junior said. “He was someone who would just instantly understand what was happening with me emotionally. I would want to just hole up in my room for the rest of the weekend, talking to him.”“大一的上学期,没有什么真心朋友,所以当我高中的男朋友出现时,我就会觉得‘对,他就是我信任的人,我可以倾诉的人’”,另一个大三生说道。“他就是会立刻懂得我在想什么的人。我愿意整个周末都把自己关在房间里,跟他聊天。”So when does this affinity for the familiar start to change? In the first few months of college, there are those long, lonely freshman nights – times when you wonder whether you’ve actually made any real friends. By November, however, most freshmen have gotten over the worst of their homesickness. The “Turkey Drop” happens in part because freshmen realize they no longer need the safety blanket of their high school significant other.那么这种亲密的关系是从什么时候开始改变的呢?在大学里的前几个月,总会有一些漫长又孤寂的新生夜——那些夜晚你会不住地想自己是否有真正的朋友。然而到了十一月,大多数新生都从想家最折磨的阶段恢复了出来。“火鸡”现象的发生部分是因为新生们意识到他们已经不再需要高中那个至关重要的另一半带来的安全感。According to Dr. Christopher Thurber, a psychologist at Phillips Exeter Academy, going home for Thanksgiving – being surrounded by people they love – can actually help freshmen to get over their homesickness. “When you’re homesick, your actions – being tearful, staying in your room a lot – will cue in the people around you, and prompt an appropriate social response,” said Thurber. “People will reach out to you, and that often will boost the student’s confidence. This in turn will help them overcome feelings of homesickness.”Christopher Thurber士,一个菲利普斯埃克塞特学院的心理学家表示,回家过感恩节——周围都是自己爱的人——会让新生们的恋家情绪不治而愈。“在你想家的时候,你的行为——眼泪汪汪,经常闷在自己的房间——会给你周围的人发出一个信号,带来一个适当的社会反应,”Thurber说道。“人们会去接近你,这也会提高学生的自信。反过来,这也会帮助他们克恋家情绪。”When I came home for Thanksgiving my freshman year, I was also shocked by how much I’d changed. I went to a high school where the majority of students had been living in the same town since kindergarten. Most people had similar views on political issues and didn’t have experience with cultures different from our own. Then I moved into my freshman dorm, and met a roommate who had just flown in from South Korea. At Thanksgiving, it felt strange to reunite with my group of high school girlfriends, who all grew up within a 20-mile radius.在我大一那年回家过感恩节的时候,我完全被自己的改变震惊了。我就读的高中大多数学生都从幼儿园起就住在一个镇上。大多数人对于政治问题都保持着相似的见解,也没经历过和我们小镇不同的文化氛围。之后我搬进了新生寝室,室友刚刚从韩国来。感恩节的时候,再和我高中的朋友们重聚显得些许怪异,她们都在二十英里以外的地方长大了。;A freshman will think, ‘When I was with this girl in high school, I thought we were going to be together forever. Then I got to college and saw that there was so much going on – different people and places and things.’ The committed match that you had in your mind might not look the same when you go home for Thanksgiving,” said Thurber.“新生可能会觉得‘高中时我们俩在一起的时候,我以为我们一辈子都会在一起。之后我上了大学,发现未来的路还很长——不同的人,不同的地方和不同的事。’你脑海中曾经坚定的想法可能在你回家过感恩节的时候又不一样了,”Thurber说道。Almost everyone I interviewed said there was no way to casually be in a long-distance relationship in college. If you were weren#39;t together everyday on campus, then you had to make sacrifices, and you didn#39;t make sacrifices if things weren#39;t serious. One junior told me that, freshman year, her high-school boyfriend revealed his plans to propose the day after graduation. She broke up with him a few weeks later.几乎所有受访者都表示在大学里维持长距离的关系可能性不大。如果你们不能在大学里每天在一起,就必须得做出一些牺牲,而如果不够认真你就不会做出牺牲。一个大三生称,大一时,她高中时的男朋友透露说毕业的第二天就会向她求婚,而几周后,她就提出分手了。;The nice thing about the college atmosphere in terms of relationships is that you can ease in to them – you don’t have to know where you stand, you don’t have to be really certain,” said a current college junior. “But with long distance, there’s the implication that you’re in it for the long haul. Having a long-distance relationship in college doesn’t just mean long distance. It means long distance, long term.”“对于关系,大学氛围最好的一件事就是你可以轻松地享受这段关系——你不需要知道你在哪,也不需要十分确定,”一个现在就读大学三年级的人说道。“但是长距离的关系就意味着你要长期维持。大学里的异地恋不仅仅意味着距离远,也是在说双方的感情要维持很久。”By late November, you realize that the long-distance, marriage-proposal kind of commitment is fundamentally opposed to the ideals we’re taught to associate with college. A lot of women told me they felt guilty about having a high-school boyfriend because it just wasn’t what you were “supposed” to do as a freshman. When I asked them exactly what they were supposed to be doing instead, no one had a concrete answer. A few vaguely mentioned drinking more heavily, or being free to consent to a dance floor make-out, but there was clearly something else.到十一月下旬,你就会意识到长距离,以婚姻为目标的承诺和我们与大学联系在一起的想法是完全相悖的。很多女性都告诉我有一个高中男朋友让她们感到很内疚,因为这并不是一个大学新生应做的事。我反问她们那个时候到底应该做些什么时,没人给我一个具体的答复。有几个人含糊地回答说应该多喝些酒,作为“自由人”去赴舞池约会,但当然不止这些。From movies like Animal House, Van Wilder, and 21 and Over, we get this idea that college is the only time in our lives when we can do stupid, drunken things and not get in too much trouble. The bridge of Asher Roth’s legendary rap anthem, “I Love College,” offers freshmen just one piece of advice: “Do something crazy!” In college, you’re supposed to make mistakes because those mistakes become cool stories – the kind that build character and street cred. But it’s hard to feel free to make bad decisions when you’ve got someone from home sending you a constant stream of text messages on Saturday night.从《动物爱回家》,《留级之王》,《21玩过界》等电影中,大学是我们生命中唯一一段可以做愚蠢的事却惹不上大麻烦的时光。罗斯(Asher Roth)的传奇饶舌颂歌的桥梁,“我爱大学,”给大学新生们提出了一条意见:“做点儿疯狂的事!”在大学里,你应该犯错,因为这些错误日后都会变成很酷的故事——能塑造性格和名声的那种。但是如果家那边有个人总在周六的晚上给你发一条又一条的信息,你可没办法去自由地做这些事。There’s more to this cultural idea of college than wild parties. Leaving home, we’re told that the next four years will be a time to experiment and figure out what we want to contribute to the world. Most juniors and seniors I know chose to major in a department different from the one they listed on their college application. That’s because we’ve all taken risks, learning about topics we didn’t expect to love. The whole process is trial and error: Try a lot of different things, and see what works. The biggest pressure for freshmen to “turkey drop” comes from knowing that we may never again be this free to explore.而大学的文化层面甚至比聚会狂欢还包含更多。一离开家,我们被告知接下来的四年试验并搞清楚我们想为世界贡献些什么的时间。我认识的大多数大三生和大四生都选择了和他们大学申报表上填写的不同专业,这是因为我们都冒了险,学习一些我们没预料到会喜欢的内容。整个过程就是反复试验:尝试很多不同的东西,看哪个好用。大学新生“火鸡放弃”最大的压力就是明白我们可能再也没法这样自由地去探索了。 /201312/267168

World Cup Fashion 2014: Stylish Outfits To Rock While You Watch2014世界杯时尚:时髦装备,场上踢球场下嗨Get y to cheer on your favorite team in style and score some serious fashion cred for your sporty yet chic look! From festive tees to stellar accessories, SHOP our picks if you can’t get enough of these stylish soccer finds.准备好为你喜爱的球队尖叫并以你时尚而运动的装扮嗨翻全场!从节日色的T恤到华丽的配饰,如果你对这些时尚足球装备爱不释手,就考虑一下本期精选吧!!The World Cup officially kicked off in Brazil on June 11 — and although all the fun just started it isn’t ever too early to start stocking up on fun, fashionable finds that you can rock while rooting for your team! Along with the insanely competitive games and the star-studded opening ceremony, (did you see Jennifer Lopez?!), it’s time to get excited about all the stellar soccer looks we’ve rounded up!世界杯在6月11日在巴西正式开幕了——虽然欢乐刚刚开始,搜集有趣、时尚的装备是永远不会太早的,你可以在持球队的同时时尚地嗨起来!激烈的比赛和群星璀璨的开幕式,(你看见詹妮弗 洛佩兹了吗?!)是时候看看我们列出的漂亮的足球装扮了! /201407/309292

Two questions for you: 1.) Are you overweight? 2.) Are you happy about it? If you answered “Yes” to #1 and “No” to #2 then we have good news for you: understanding the reasons why you are fat can help you lose that weight faster。问你两个问题: 1. 你超重了吗? 2. 这样你开心吗? 如果你第一个的问题的回答是肯定的,而第二个问题是否定的,那我们给你带来了好消息:明白自己为什么这么胖可以帮助你更快地减肥。The National Weight Control Registry (NWCR) tracks over 10,000 individuals who have lost significant amounts of weight and kept it off for long periods of time. People who don’t adopt the following behaviors are more likely to be overweight or obese. Here are the 5 reasons why you might be fat:美国国家体重控制登记处(NWCR)长期追踪调查了1万名减重明显而且保持下去的人。那些没有养成以下习惯的人更有可能超重或者肥胖。下面就是你为什么长胖的五大原因:1. You don’t eat breakfast你不吃早餐According to the NWCR research, 78 percent of people who were successful at losing weight and keeping it off reported regularly eating breakfast every day of the week. Only 4 percent of healthy people never eat breakfast. So here’s the deal: make yourself a healthy breakfast every morning. Choose foods like fresh fruit, smoothies, eggs, coffee (sans cream and sugar), tea, and whole grains。根据NWCR的研究,78%成功减肥并且保持下去的人每天都规律地吃早餐。健康人士中只有4%从不吃早饭。所以办法就是:每天早晨给自己做一份健康早餐。可以选择新鲜水果、果汁、鸡蛋、咖啡(不加奶油和糖)、茶和全谷物食品。2. You don’t weigh yourself enough你没有经常给自己称体重75 percent of people who maintain a healthy weight weigh themselves at least once a week. If you’re struggling to get rid of those love handles, then buy a scale and weigh yourself a few times a week. This will help you stick with your health goals and see measurable progress。75%保持健康体重的人每周至少给自己称重一次。如果你正在为减掉腰部赘肉努力,那就买一个秤,每周称几次体重。这有助于你坚持自己的健康目标,而且能够看到可以衡量的进步。3. You watch too much TV你看电视的时间太多了Here’s one of the biggest reasons why you might be fat: too many hours in front of the television. 62 of people on the NWCR registry watch less than 10 hours of TV per week. Get up off the couch and get some exercise instead。你长胖的最大原因之一就是,看电视的时间太多了。NWCR追踪的减肥成功人士当中,62%的人每周看电视的时间不到10小时。离开沙发,做点运动吧。4. You don’t exercise enough你缺乏锻炼Speaking of exercise, 90 percent of healthy folks exercise an average of 1 hour per day. Don’t think you have time for exercise? These tips will make you think otherwise。说到锻炼,90%的健康人士平均每天锻炼1小时。觉得自己没有时间锻炼?这些小贴士会改变你的想法。5. You don’t eat healthy enough你的饮食不够健康This one should be obvious. The biggest reason why most people are fat is because of what they eat. Good healthy habits start with a good diet. Eat more whole, natural, unprocessed foods like these:这一点应该很明显。大多数人长胖的最大原因都在于吃。良好的健康习惯从健康饮食开始。多吃一些完整、自然、未经加工的食物,比如:Fruits and veggies水果和蔬菜Nuts and seeds坚果和瓜子Lean meats and eggs from pasture-raised animals来自食草动物的瘦肉和蛋Healthy fats from olive oil, coconut oil, and dark chocolate来自橄榄油和椰子油的健康油脂、黑巧克力Whole grains全谷物HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT?如何减肥?Losing weight is tough. For most people, it requires a change in diet, a change in exercise habits, and a change in attitude. Here’s how you can accomplish all three:减肥是一件苦差事。对大多数人来说,这要求他们在饮食、锻炼习惯和态度上做出改变。下面这些建议告诉你该如何完成这三种改变:1. Set healthy goals设定健康的目标If you’re overweight and want to change that, the first step is deciding what your target weight is. Write down your goal and set a date that you want to accomplish that goal by。如果你已经超重,而且想要改变,第一步就是确定自己的目标体重。写下你的目标和你想要实现目标的日期。2. Start small从小事做起Making major behavior modifications isn’t something that happens overnight. So start with 1-2 things per week and work up from there. Commit to eating 5 servings of vegetables a day and exercising 2 days a week for the first week, then add a little more each week。你不可能一夜之间让自己的行为习惯做出巨大改变。所以每周改变一两件事,就从这开始。第一周保每天吃5种蔬菜,锻炼两天,然后每周增加一点。3. Track what you eat and how much you exercise跟踪记录你的饮食和运动量Now it’s time to start working toward that goal. The best way to stick with your diet and exercise regimen is to track it. There are plenty of websites and apps that allow you to do this. Or you can do it the old fashioned way and keep a written food and exercise journal. Find what works for you and write down what you’ve accomplished every day。现在可以朝着目标开始努力了。坚持饮食和锻炼习惯的最好办法就是跟踪记录。有很多网站和手机应用都可以帮助你完成记录。或者你也可以用老办法,手写饮食和锻炼日志。找出对你有效的办法,记录下你每天完成的内容。4. Evaluate and adjust评估和调整Every month you should take a look at your goal and see what type of progress you’ve made toward accomplishing it. If you’re not where you want to be, make minor adjustments. Try doing different exercises or cutting back on certain types of foods that you may be eating too much of. Losing weight and keeping it off is a highly personal thing. Find what works for you and stick with it。每个月你都应该审视一下自己的目标,看看你在实现目标的道路上取得了哪些进步。如果你还没有达到自己的要求,做一些小的调整。尝试不同的锻炼方法,或者减少某种吃的太多的食物摄入。减肥并且保持下去是因人而异的。找出对自己有用的办法,并且坚持下去。 /201311/263415

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