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Zoe Chou said
【6min read】「antler」是什麼意思? 想要用英文討論時事,你需要掌握關鍵字。  經濟學人出品,讓今天的6min read並不容易, 建議TOEIC800分以上的朋友挑戰。 【6min read】 6min read是英語島精選的中等篇幅文章,剛好是等一杯咖啡好的時間,每天都看見英文,久了像咖啡一樣,自然順口。 On the antlers of a dilemma   THE fresh-faced good looks have been lined and drawn by the cares of office. His immaculate English is forsaken for the dignity of immaculate Mandarin. Patient replies to questions come wearily, as if said many times before. Yet, six years into his presidency, Ma Ying-jeou’s hair remains as lush and jet-black as any Chinese Politburo member’s. And, speaking in the presidential palace in Taipei, he remains as unwilling as any leader in Beijing to admit to any fundamental flaws in strategy......
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Carolyn said
"Having a meal with friends is always fun, and with ‘Tagged Napkins‘ it will be even more fun. " There are some napkins which you can write name on. When I saw this in the internet, there is just one idea coming up with me. It can reduce the embarrassed situation when people first meet. Also, it would let people start a conversation easily. Great cool design! Source :http://designyoutrust.com/2014/06/tagged-napkins/ 
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Zoe Chou said
NEJM The above chart showing the relationship between a country's chocolate consumption and Nobel Prize victories is making the rounds on Twitter, perhaps because it's Easter.  One would assume, when seeing the chart, that it's one of those jokey correlation charts that you might find on Reddit or something, like the chart comparing homicide to the use of Windows Explorer. Gizmodo But apparently the chocolate chart isn't a joke. The chocolate chart actually comes from a New England Journal Of Medicine paper published in 2012 called: Chocolate Consumption, Cognitive Function, and Nobel Laureates. The paper isn't a joke. It was written by Franz H. Messerli, MD. A full ungated version of it can be read here. Messerli writes: Since chocolate consumption could hypothetically improve cognitive function not only in individuals but also in whole populations, I wondered whether there would be a correlation between a country’s level of chocolate consumption and its population’s cognitive function. To my knowledge, no data on overall national cognitive function are publicly available. Conceivably, however, the total number of Nobel laureates per capita could serve as a surrogate end point reflecting the proportion with superior cognitive function and thereby give us some measure of the overall cognitive function of a given country. ... The principal finding of this study is a surprisingly powerful correlation between chocolate intake per capita and the number of Nobel laureates in various countries. Of course, a correlation between X and Y does not prove causation but indicates that either X influences Y, Y influences X, or X and Y are influenced by a common underlying mechanism. However, since chocolate consumption has been documented to improve cognitive function, it seems most likely that in a dose-dependent way, chocolate intake provides the abundant fertile ground needed for the sprouting of Nobel laureates. Obviously, these findings are hypothesis-generating only and will have to be tested in a prospective, randomized trial. So there you go! Happy Easter! Eat more chocolate! Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chocolate-consumption-vs-nobel-prizes-2014-4#ixzz2zUfiz2pM 
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