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Let's Hear It for Mom! 听听妈妈的故事Where would we be without mothers, those tireless caregivers who wipe our noses, pack our lunches, cry at our weddings, and always consider us, though we may aly be adults, their babies? Although we may often take our mothers for granted, Mother's Day serves to remind us to take the time to remember just how special they are.The ancient Greeks and Romans were hip to how precious moms were; the predecessor to Mother's Day may very well have been a Greek spring festival dedicated to Rhea, mother of the gods and goddesses. In Rome, honoring mothers came in the form of a three-day celebration called Hilaria, where people worshipped the mother goddess Cybele. Some say these Roman ceremonies evolved into England's "Mothering Sunday", a celebration much like our modern Mother's Day, to honor Mary, mother of Christ.It wasn't until 1910 that the first Mother's Day was proclaimed in the U.S. By the following year, however, each state had created its own observances, as had various nations around the world. American President Woodrow Wilson declared Mother's Day an official national holiday in 1914. Nowadays, on the second Sunday of every May, people everywhere buy flowers, give chocolates, and send cards to the women who have raised them with love, courage, and devotion.如果没有妈妈不辞辛劳的照顾,我们会身在何处?妈妈帮我们擦鼻涕,为我们做午餐,在我们的婚礼上啜泣,始终把已经长大的我们当作宝贝细心呵护。我们也许常把母亲的付出视为理所当然的事情,但至少母亲节这一天能提醒我们一下,应该记住母亲有多么的特別。早在古希腊和古罗马时代,母亲的伟大就已倍受肯定。母亲节的前身很可能是希腊某个春季的节庆,用以献给众神之母-- 瑞意。在罗马,荣膺表彰的母亲们一齐聚集到希拉利雅,参加为期三天的庆典,人们在此祭祀众神之母--赛贝儿。有人认为,罗马的庆典后来演化成英国人纪念圣母玛利亚的“母亲日”,那已经与现代母亲节非常相似。直到1910年,第一个母亲节才由美国政府宣告确立。然而第二年,美国各州仍就纪念仪式各行其是,世界各国也各自为母亲节举办各式各样的活动。1914年,美国总统伍德罗·威尔 逊正式宣布母亲节为国家假日。时至今日,在每年五月的第二个星期日,人们会用鲜花、巧克力、卡片等的礼物,送给用爱和勇气、无私的奉献抚育他们成长的伟大的母亲。 Article/200803/29560

有声名著之海底两万里 Chapter2海底两万里TwentyThousand.Leagues.Under.the.Sea原著下载 相关名著:有声名著之查泰莱夫人的情人有声名著之简爱有声名著之呼啸山庄有声名著之傲慢与偏见有声名著之儿子与情人有声名著之红与黑有声名著之歌剧魅影有声名著之了不起的盖茨比有声名著之远大前程有声名著之巴斯史维尔猎犬 Article/200809/50467

有声名著之爱丽思漫游奇境记 Chapter6《爱丽丝漫游奇境记》(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)是一部被公认为世界儿童文学经典的童话,由于其中丰富的想象力和种种隐喻,不但深受各代儿童欢迎,也被视为一部严肃的文学作品。作者刘易斯·卡罗尔还写有续集《爱丽丝镜中奇遇记》。故事讲述了一个叫爱丽丝的小女孩,在梦中追逐一只兔子而掉进了兔子洞,开始了漫长而惊险的旅行,直到最后与扑克牌王后、国王发生顶撞,急得大叫一声,才大梦醒来。这部童话以神奇的幻想,风趣的幽默,昂然的诗情,突破了西欧传统儿童文学道德说教的刻板公式,此后被翻译成多种文字,走遍了全世界。英文原著:爱丽思漫游奇境记PDF文本下载

Help others, help yourself 助人即助己Kim was in danger of being fired from her job at a small marketing firm. She was a whiz at internet research, but was such a perfectionist that she'd even lie to cover up her mistakes. She'd ask her boss for advice, then argue with him if she disagreed. With losing her job almost guaranteed, Kim knew she needed help to save herself from herself. It was time to create her own dream team of advisors.The most dramatic life changes often occur through initiatives like Weight Watchers and Alcoholics Anonymous, where there are multiple people invested in your success and to whom you feel accountable. It makes sense to apply the same principles that have been so successful in dealing with self-destructive habits when creating your own self-guided community for personal growth.Your ''dream team'' works best with about five people, all of whom care enough about you to be ruthlessly honest. Select people with diverse backgrounds – your jogging partner, maybe your accountant and someone whose behaviour you admire or whose position you aspire to. Not only will a diverse group come up with creative solutions, they are more likely to be plugged in to networks and resources you may not have access to yourself. Kim, for example, invited both a trusted colleague and her boss to join her team. The trick is to listen to their critiques, and that's not always easy to do. Kim argued with her team so much that one member finally said, ''Look, if you're going to ask for my advice and always disagree with it, it's not worth me making the effort to give it.'' Of course, you can ask clarifying questions: ''What do you mean by that?'' or ''What did you think when you saw me doing this?'' But do not contradict them, even if you feel a team member has misjudged you. This is his ''gift'' to you. And if four out of five people are giving you the same gift, then the chances are that they're on to something. Now, I bet you're thinking, ''Why would these people do this? What do I have to offer that could possibly induce people, some of whom I barely know, to help me in this way?'' Article/200909/83730

I don’t think people understand cyber-crime. It’s only just started. In the future, it’s going to be a huge problem. There have aly been a few amazing examples. A few years ago the whole Internet in Latvia was attacked by another country. Cyberspace has become a new battleground. Countries spy on each other. If there’s a war, it’s possible one country could attack the other country’s Internet. This would mean all communication, transport, etc would stop. It would cause huge damage to hospitals and other important buildings. But cyber-crime is happening today to ordinary people. Have you ever heard of phishing? That’s with a ‘ph’ not ‘f’. You really need to be very careful about what information you put online. Article/201104/131640

Janelle used the phone of the helpful woman to call Cliff. Cliff played golf with a medical doctor almost every Saturday. Perhaps Dr. Kildare could look at her injuries. Cliff, angry but glad his wife was alive, said he would be there shortly. She told him to bring their son and her spare set of car keys, because her keys were in the stolen purse. Cliff and Donovan arrived just before the police officer finished filling out his report. Cliff hugged his wife gently. He told Donovan to drive home in Janelle’s car. Cliff then asked the officer what the chances were of catching the attackers.The officer shook his head. “Not good,” he said. He told Cliff that robberies like this one happened daily throughout southern California. “Thugs are everywhere, prowling around like sharks in the ocean, looking for prey.” Cliff asked the officer what could be done. “I know this sounds ridiculous, but we police can no longer protect you law-abiding citizens. There’s simply too many criminals. Tell all your female relatives and friends one thing: Don’t go anywhere alone, day or night. A woman by herself, even in public, might as well be carrying a bright neon sign that says: ‘Victim here—Come and get me!’ I’m not supposed to be telling you this, because if the word gets out, tourism will suffer in southern California.”The officer asked Janelle to sign the police report. He wished her a speedy recovery, and promised to do his best to help put the culprits behind bars. He reminded both of them that the two thugs now had their credit cards, address, car keys, and house keys. He suggested that they make the appropriate phone calls, change the locks to their house, and get new keys programmed for her car. Cliff told the officer that a couple of his friends were at his house, with guns, watching for intruders. Cliff and Janelle thanked the officer and the helpful woman. Cliff drove Janelle straight toward Dr. Kildare’s house.“Maybe we should move,” he told Janelle. “To another city?” she asked. “To another state,” he said. Article/201105/138577

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