Journey in Life: 12/10/18

Monday, December 10, 2018

"Apple of my eye" nghĩa là gì?

Greenpeace volunteers visit the Apple Centres in Amsterdam to spread the word amongst Mac fans for a Greener Apple. Photo courtesy Salvatore Barbera.

'The apple of someone's eye' nghĩa là người được yêu mến/yêu quý, đánh giá cao, yêu chuộng, coi trọng.

Ví dụ
Taiwanese movie You Are The Apple Of My Eye, starring Kai Ko and Michelle Chen as school sweethearts, now has a Japanese remake.

Shatrughan Sinha has always called his daughter Sonakshi Sinha the 'apple of my eye' and that says it all about their strong bond.

I didn’t know then, as a child, that the phrase "apple of my eye" refers to something or someone that one cherishes above all others. It appears in the Bible on at least four occasions.
“Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Your wings” (Psalm 17:8).
“For… he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye’” (Zechariah 2:8).
“He guarded him as the pupil of His eye” (Deuteronomy 32:10).
“Keep…my teaching as the apple of your eye” (Proverbs 7:2).

Phạm Hạnh

"Pull an all-nighter" nghĩa là gì?

đợi xem pháo hoa năm mới... Photo courtesy Matthias Ripp.

'Pull an all-nighter' nghĩa là thức (trắng) đêm, để học bài hoặc để làm trọn vẹn/hoàn thành việc gì.

Ví dụ
Montreal métro will pull an all-nighter for New Year's Eve.

I'm not quite sure I love it enough to, say, pull an all-nighter on Black Friday in the name of scoring some of the best deals.

It was a party we looked forward to all year — an excuse to pull an all-nighter outside when normally we’d be under curfew in the dorms, followed by the reward of towers of pancakes as night turned into morning.

Don’t actually pull an all-nighter: If you have to teach yourself six chapters of anatomy, it’s tempting to stay up all night in order to do so. But, according to this study from ScienceDaily, your brain actually loses efficiency with each hour of sleep deprivation (thiếu ngủ). The study recommends studying in small 20-30 minute increments multiple times per day a few days before your test.

Phạm Hạnh

Trước khi trao nhẫn cưới

kiểm tra tay bạn gái nhé,

ngón trỏ dài hơn -> dễ ngoại tình hơn ;)
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Women with long index fingers are MORE likely to sleep around, claim scientists

photo credit: dailymail.

The findings have surprised scientists as having a longer index finger is associated with having more typical female characteristics. The longer index finger and shorter ring finger have been linked to being exposed to higher levels of female sex hormones in the womb. It was assumed that women who were 'more feminised' would be more likely to be satisfied with their romantic relationships, and to be less impulsive (hấp tấp, bốc đồng).

Being more exposed to the sex hormone oestrogen in the womb leads to women's index fingers growing longer than their ring finger.

By contrast, being exposed to more of the male sex hormone testosterone in the womb has a more 'masculinising' effect - and results in a longer ring finger and a shorter index finger.

Men with longer ring fingers than index fingers have been found to be better sportsmen (đàn ông ngón nhẫn dài hơn ngón trỏ, thì có tố chất thể thao/vận động viên).

Hết sức chú ý

con trai chim sẽ ngắn hơn 1,3cm nếu bố mẹ nấu bếp bằng chảo không dính nhiều quá... :D
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Scientists have found the chemicals, called PFCs, can interfere (can thiệp) with male hormones and lead to sexual organs being 'significantly' shorter and thinner.

And this effect is not only seen in the womb, the researchers said. PFCs could have toxic effects (tác hại) in teenagers (trẻ vị thành niên), too.

The chemicals, also found in waterproof clothing (áo chống nước) and greaseproof (chống dầu mỡ) packaging (đóng gói) for food, get into the bloodstream (mạch máu) and reduce testosterone levels.

Scientists found young men who grew up in an area polluted with PFCs have penises 12.5 per cent shorter and 6.3 per cent thinner than healthy men.

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