日期:2017-02-23 Slippery slope is a process or series of events that is hard to stop or control once it has begun and that usually leads to worse or more difficult things. 滑坡效应指的是一旦开始便难以阻止或驾驭的一系列事件或过程,通常会导致更糟糕、更困难的结果。 Te... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-23 Election anxiety is a real thing. Lots of people have become uncomfortably stressed-out by the long, contentious campaign. 大选焦虑确实存在。很多美国人由于长时间的争来辩去的竞选活动而感到压力山大。 Around half of people surveyed (52 percent) say the... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-23 Infomania is the debilitating state of information overload, caused by the combination of a backlog of information to process, and continuous interruptions from technologies like phones, instant messaging, and e-mail. 资讯癖指的是信息超载的超负荷状... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-23 The worlds first hangover bar has opened - and youll be breathalysed to check you have been drinking. 世界首家宿醉酒吧开业,进门前你需要先进行呼吸测试。 The Hangover Bar, in Amsterdam, is only open from Friday to Sunday and has everything you need t... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-23 It may feel like a new lease of life, but those who divorce in their latter years and move into another relationship are seriously risking their health. 人到晚年与伴侣离婚,跨入一段新恋情,这看起来像是翻开了人生的新篇章,但却会给健康带来很大风险。 R... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-23 Baby hunger is the strong desire to have a baby, especially amongst older, professional women. 要娃狂指的是想要生娃的强烈愿望,特别是在较为年长的职业女性中间。 It has been estimated that one of six American couples will face difficulty getting pregn... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-23 Glocalization (a portmanteau of globalization and localization) is the adaptation of international products around the particularities of a local culture in which they are sold. The process allows integration of local markets into world markets. 全... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-23 Mystery shopping is a tool used externally by market research companies, watchdog organizations, or internally by companies themselves to measure quality of service, or compliance with regulation, or to gather specific information about products and... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-23 As you plan -- or even go -- on your summer vacation, think about this: More and more Americans are no longer taking a few weeks off to suntan and sightsee abroad. Instead theyre working in orphanages, building schools and teaching English. 如果你正... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-23 Freeganism is a practice and ideology of limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources, particularly through recovering wasted goods like food. 免费素食主义是指有限参与传统经济,尽力减少资源消耗的行为和理念,... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-23 Donorcycle is a combination of organ donor and motorcycle; the term apparently originates from emergency room personnel who often see motorcycle accident victims. It alludes to the high percentage of donated organs that come from motorcyclists. Dono... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-12 Locationship refers to a brief romantic encounter usually occuring while traveling or on vacation, occasionally outwardly resembling a conventional relationship, but without any underlying comittment. May be rekindled at future opportunities. 旅途恋... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-12 The idea of sponsoring a wedding may have your head spinning, but its growing in popularity. 赞助结婚?这个想法你听了可能有点儿晕,但现在愈发流行。 Some enterprising couples have invited more than close friends and relatives to their weddings -- the... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-12 BookCrossing is defined as the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise. The term is derived from bookcrossing.com, a free online book club which was founded to encourage the practice, aim... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-12 Houseblinging is an informal English word that means to decorate the outside of a house at Christmas with a giant display of flashing lights. Some people bling up their house at Christmas to raise money for charity, while others do it purely for fun... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-12 Nerdistan is an upscale and largely self-contained suburb or town with a large population of high-tech workers employed in nearby office parks that are dominated by high-tech industries. 高新技术区指的是有大量高技术人员居住的高档且配套完善的郊区或城... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-12 Office creeper is a person who sneaks into an office building during business hours to steal personal items and equipment. 办公室窃贼指的是在办公时间偷偷溜进办公楼偷窃个人物品和设备的窃贼。 Office creepers -- thieves who walk into the workplace look... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-12 Kittens could give you a life-threatening disease with just a scratch, the CDC warns. 美国疾病防治中心提醒说,小猫的舔舐或抓咬都可能带给你危及生命的疾... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-12 社交网络的流行,使网上出现了很多懒惰的社会知识分子。他们活跃在网络上、社交媒体上,不用实际行动,而仅仅用更换头像、发布更新这些办法去支持某个事件。 Slacktivist is a person that does simple things like change their avatar colour or post a status updat... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-02-12 Its a problem so common it may qualify as a new American epidemic: Weve got no time. Too busy. 我们没时间了,太忙了。这个问题相当普遍,已经成为美国新的流行现象。 Overwhelmed by work, family obligations, and the fast-paced nature of a run-ragged worl... 阅读全文>>

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