Journey in Life

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

"Last minute" nghĩa là gì?

Nephew chasing niece through the last few minutes of daylight - glorious sunset. Photo courtesy Phil Dolby.

'Last minute' nghĩa là giây phút cuối (trước một sự kiện hoặc một tai biến).

Ví dụ
Golden Knights offer last-minute tickets via text alerts.

Family makes last-minute plea to keep 9-year-old on ventilator.

Leroux: Evaluating the very high-stakes of last minute NBA contract extensions.

Jet2 announces last minute half term deals from Newcastle - including trip to Majorca for £349 per person.

Phạm Hạnh

Liệu bạn có đang tự đánh mất bạn bè?

nhất quyết ko viết nhận xét tốt cho cuốn sách tự xuất bản của bạn trên amazon (vì sách quá dở),
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Dear Dan,

I have several friends who have self-published books on Amazon. After reading the books, I am usually aghast at the poor quality of the writing, and sometimes there is even a gross (thô bạo, trắng trợn, hiển nhiên, sờ sờ) twisting (bóp méo, xuyên tạc, cố ý làm sai nghĩa) of the truth in the retelling of a life experience that I have seen firsthand. Even so, I try to say something positive—without getting into too many details—but then my friends ask me to submit an online review, to go along with all the other five-star reviews they somehow managed to get. I care about my friends, but I also don't want to give a false recommendation. How would you handle this conflict?
—Jerry

Life is full of situations where we are asked to trade our integrity (chính trực, liêm chính) for other interests, such as sparing the feelings of a friend. But once we start giving up our integrity, it is a slippery slope: We are likely to do it more and more until at some point we stop feeling bad about it. What does this mean in your case? Writing a positive review of a book you don't like may seem like a one-time sacrifice of honesty for the sake of friendship. But given that your long-term integrity is also on the line, I would not give it up. Gently decline your friend's request for a review—but do keep on investing in your friendship.


Gợi ý mua quà sinh nhật cho con gái từ 1 đến 9 tuổi

muốn bạn bè thay vì tặng quà cho con thì hãy tặng tiền, làm sao để ko thô?

-> mở tài khoản học đại học cho con và nói mọi người gửi tiền vào đó, có thể kèm theo viết những lời khuyên (vào 1 quyển sổ) để đến khi con lớn, 18 tuổi, bước vào cổng trường đại học thì đọc,
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Hi, Dan.

My son Joey is turning one year old, and we're throwing a birthday party for him. People usually give toys on such occasions, but I'd like to ask them to give him money instead. How can I do this without seeming rude?
—Felipe

It's always tricky to use a social occasion to ask people for money. To sweeten the pill, I would ask people to donate toward a specific goal. For example, what if you told your guests that you want to open a college savings account for Joey? You could ask them not just to give money but also to write down advice for him to read when he goes to college. Ask your guests to write their messages in a book that you can give to Joey when he turns 18.

“Bẫy” khách hàng, ngân hàng lập lờ lãi suất

ko như ở ukraine, 21%, nếu đi đủ 10.000 bước mỗi ngày
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There is a bank in Ukraine that is offering *21%* interest on a checking account.

But you must take 10,000 steps a day, tracked by their app, to qualify.

Miss one day and you get nothing.

I can't decide if it's insanity or brilliance.


Monday, October 15, 2018

"Last mile" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Elvert Barnes.

'Last mile' nghĩa là chặng đường cuối khi đưa hàng tới người tiêu dùng cuối cùng (is used to describe the short geographical segment of delivery of communication and media services, or delivery of products to customers located in dense areas. Last mile logistics tend to be complex and costly to providers of goods and services who deliver to these areas.); ngoài ra còn có nghĩa là dặm đường cuối cùng của người bị hành quyết (từ xà-lim ra pháp trường).

Ví dụ
Mercedes-Benz Vans adds AI to last-mile logistics.

Shippers, 3PLs go beyond the last mile to the 'last yard'.

USPS wants to raise rates for Amazon last-mile delivery 9-12% amid pressure from Trump to increase revenue.

While the last mile could be delivery from a retail store to a customer's front door, the last yard represents the customer receiving that package and taking it to its point of use. In a B2B scenario, repair parts may be sent to a receiving dock, and the last yard is the movement to the manufacturing location where the parts will be used.

Phạm Hạnh

Nhà tôi cạn tiền vì quá nhiều tiền ăn

vợ rất nhiệt tình hưởng ứng phong trào hành tinh xanh, giảm rác thải nhựa -> rất khó hiểu khi vợ ko như vậy đối đồ ăn hằng ngày, mua lãng phí quá nhiều hoa quả, rau, đến mức thối trong tủ lạnh mà chưa kịp ăn -> phải làm sao?

-> do quá chú trọng đến mục tiêu này mà quên mục tiêu khác -> đừng suốt ngày "lên lớp" vợ về vấn đề này -> giúp vợ lên danh sách mua thực phẩm khi đi chợ, ghi số lượng cụ thể
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Hi Dan.

My wife is pretty involved with green initiatives—in particular, reducing plastic waste. She tries to get bars and restaurants to stop offering plastic straws, she purchases products that do not use plastic packages, and once a month we volunteer to clean up trash in public spaces. So I'm baffled that she doesn't have the same reaction to wasting food. When it's her turn to go grocery shopping, she always brings home such an excess of fruits and vegetables that many of them rot before we have a chance to eat them. We've had many conversations about this, but nothing has worked so far. What can I do?
—Diégo

It is often the case that when we care a lot about one thing, we focus on it to the exclusion of other priorities. So don't take your wife's behavior too personally, and don't try repeatedly to educate her about it. Instead, why don't you simply help by making a shopping list? When we go shopping with a shopping list we are likely to stick to it. If you write down the specific amount of needed fruits and vegetables, the odds are that the waste problem will be solved.

Tương lai là đây

nhân bản chuột từ... cứt
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...scientists from the University of Yamanashi in Japan decribed their attempts to clone (tái sinh bằng phương pháp vô tính, nhân bản) mice (chuột) from feces (phân). As you can imagine, the process was a little messy.

Lead author Satoshi Kamimura and his colleagues aimed to use nuclear transfer to accomplish the feat. This is the same strategy (chiến lược) previously (trước đây) utilized (được dùng/sử dụng) to clone Dolly the Sheep in 1996, as well as two monkeys earlier this year.

The researchers first attempted to collect cells from the surface of mice droppings (phân). A process of harvesting, centrifuging (ly tâm, phân cách), mixing in solution (dung dịch hòa tan), and centrifuging again yielded what the authors termed "cell-like bodies." Kamimura and his team hoped that most of these were epidermal cells from the mice intestines,...

"Feces cells might be useful for the conservation (bảo tồn) of endangered species (động vật quý hiếm có nguy cơ tuyệt chủng) when technical improvements are achieved," the researchers say.

Không say không về

-> gục luôn,

theo báo cáo mới nhất của tổ chức y tế thế giới WHO, cứ 20 người chết thì có 1 người chết vì rượu bia, trong năm 2016 có 3 triệu người chết vì rượu bia
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Alcohol (cồn) is responsible for over one in 20 of all deaths worldwide, according to the most recent (gần đây) edition (ấn bản định kỳ) of a World Health Organization (WHO) report that comes out every four years.

The Guardian writes that the report found that roughly three million deaths in 2016 can be attributed to (cho là do, quy cho) alcohol, of which 2.3 million were men and 29 percent were caused by injuries (including everything from accidents to car collisions (đâm xe) and suicides (tự tử)) rather than health problems. Other recorded causes of death included digestive disorders (rối loạn tiêu hóa) (21 percent) and cardiovascular diseases (bệnh tim mạch) (19 percent), as well as "infectious diseases (bệnh nhiễm trùng), cancers (ung thư), mental disorders (rối loạn tâm thần) " and other conditions caused by alcohol intake, CNN added.

According to the WHO data, approximately 7.2 percent of premature deaths (chết sớm) worldwide are linked to alcohol, and as well as 5.3 of all deaths in general.