Journey in Life: 09/29/18

Saturday, September 29, 2018

"Not do a hand's turn" nghĩa là gì?

chẳng làm gì, cả ngày chỉ cafe chém gió. Photo courtesy www.Pixel.la Free.

'Not do a hand's turn' có hand's turn = a small amount of work; an act of manual labor; especially : a single usually small expenditure of effort -> cụm từ ngày nghĩa là thảnh thơi, chẳng nỗ lực tí nào.

Ví dụ
The disgruntled (bực tức, cáu kỉnh, cằn nhằn, bất mãn) visitors who don’t like the food and complain the bed is too hard and won’t do a hand’s turn to help with the dishes or buy the odd loaf or bottle of wine.

It’s a black joke that the person who is trying to force the farm onto her children as a responsibility, insisting that it is bigger than they are, does not do a hand’s turn apart from lift a wine glass and ferry out nibbles.

At the age of 30, I remember sitting next to a man at dinner who asked what I did. 'I've got three children under four,' I said, beaming with self-importance. He was unimpressed. 'My mother was exactly like you,' he retorted. 'Never did a hand's turn of work all her life - except raise the six of us.' But I look back on the years I spent with my children as being the most fulfilling of my life. And it was only when my youngest began senior school that I realised I was teetering on the brink of becoming a desperate housewife unless I 'got a life'. And so, having happily put all my eggs in one basket, it was time to take a few out. And scramble them. To my amazement, the moment I decided to re-enter the workplace, I discovered my apparent lack of ambition had simply been masking a deliciously long pregnant pause. At 40, a sense of drive asserted itself.

Phạm Hạnh

Vì sao ngày càng nhiều thanh niên Việt Nam mắc bệnh ung thư?

Photo credit: thehealthyarchive.

chắc do ít/không thủ dâm thường xuyên :))
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Masturbation (thủ dâm) is good for you, according to science (khoa học đã chứng minh).

Australian scientists (nhà khoa học) Anthony Santella and Spring Chenoa Cooper claim that masturbation, or self-pleasuring (tự sướng) by touching (sờ, chạm) one's own genitals (bộ phận sinh dục), helps keep people healthy by warding off diseases like cystitis (viêm bọng đái), diabetes (tiểu đường) and prostate cancer (ung thư tuyết tiền liệt).

A recent U.S. survey revealed that 94 percent of men and 85 percent of women admit to masturbating. In fact, the practice is so natural (tự nhiên) and normal (bình thường) even babies (trẻ em) do it from the time they are in the womb (tử cung, trong bụng mẹ).

masturbation can even "lower risk of type-2 diabetes (though this association may also be explained by greater overall health), reduce insomnia (chứng mất ngủ) through hormonal and tension release, and increase pelvic (khung xương chậu) floor strength through the contractions that happen during orgasm (cực khoái)."

Self-pleasuring also help prevent (ngăn ngừa) depression (trầm cảm) and boost immune function (chức năng miễn dịch) by increasing levels of endorphins and the hormone cortisol.

Phương pháp mới giúp phụ nữ vô sinh có con

trứng nhân tạo từ tế bào da trong phòng thí nghiệm
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Japanese scientists just took a new step toward a “game changing” (thay đổi cuộc chơi) way to make babies from skin cells.

The Japanese team reports in the journal Science that they’re closer than ever (gần tới đích/đạt mục tiêu hơn bao giờ hết). The team, led by Mitinori Saitou and colleagues from Kyoto University, turned skin collected from female volunteers into primitive (nguyên thủy, ban sơ) precursors (tiền thân, điềm báo trước) of egg cells. They still don’t have eggs. But they’re closer. It’s just “a matter of time”.

In theory, lab-made reproductive cells could put an end to infertility (vô sinh) for people including cancer (ung thư) patients (bệnh nhân) and women in their 40s and 50s.