时间：2023年11月03日 阅读量 : 91
Nowadays, for many people, buying a house ｏｒ flat is just too expensive. However, the total amount of rent paid by tenants Britain in 2017 rose to more than £50 billion-more than double the level of ten years prior. Consequently, a lot choose to share the flat. 36
The pros? People rent a room and share the kitchen, living room and bathroom to save money. 37 You may not even need to ask; just leave an IOU. Additionally, there’s the fact that you gain access to their social networks. Living with people means meeting their friends, who may then become your friends. 38 Due to the nature of communal living, you’re not just dealing with your own life events. Most likely, there will, always be a shoulder to cry on when you need one. But don’t forget to pay back when they need it.
Now the con. 39 In most cases, the kitchen, for example, will be divided up into designated shelves and areas. Worse, many people may not respect these boundaries. You might well come home to find someone steal your milk ｏｒ shower gel, and no one owns up to it. Furthermore, there are the unexpected guests. If a flat mate forgets to keep you informed of a party they’re throwing and it can be challenging for you to have a quiet night.
40 Some people prefer their own space while others thrive in a social environment. Regardless, for many who lack the means to buy their own property, a flat-sharing is, and will continue to be, a necessity.
A. Lastly there’s the emotional support.
B. Those flat-sharing can share the secrets.
C. To start with, do you lack private space?
D. There’s limited storage space, for a start.
E. Whether the pros outweigh the cons depends.
F. Then what are the pros and cons of flat-sharing?
G. living with others means that you can pool your resources.
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Don’t Live in Others’ Expectations
Whether it is our family ｏｒ friends, they want the best for us. They want us to go to the best school. 36
However, the problem with this kind of expectation is not practicable for most of us. Why do we feel the need to live in others’ expectations? Fulfilling the need of others’ desire before yourself is neglecting your freedom of happiness and self-care. 37 Therefore, it is okay to live free of anyone’s expectations.
Expectations are attachments of ourselves to please others. One of the cruel truths about people with expectations is that they don’t really care how you feel. 38 It’s a give-and-take situation.
39 Sometimes, we lose our joy under pressure because expectations are not realistic and because they are an ideal of how you should be, not who you are. Expectations do not focus on reality but the sacrifice of your happiness.
It’s okay to be selfish for your happiness; in a way, expectations are the root of suffering. It will destroy your self-esteem and any confirmation of your worth. We can be free of it by living our lives according to our own will. 40
Give up the thoughts of pleasing others and live a free life. Be in control of it and let others accept who you are.
A. Take expectation as a form of attachment.
B. To be happy, you should let go of how you want to be perceived by others.
C. They see you trying for their sake of pleasure, but they don’t give anything back.
D. They also want us to have the best kind of careers, ultimately to succeed in the way they want.
E. Living in others’ expectations will never get you satisfaction because they never will be satisfied.
F. We can bend the reality of expectations and see it as a form of attachment.
G. Ignore unrealistic expectations.
Curiosity is part of human nature. Children are famous for wanting answers to tons of questions. Books and TV shows often rely on curiosity. People keep reading ｏｒ watching because they want to find out what happens. 36
Many of history's greatest discoveries were made by curious people. People wondered how processes worked ｏｒ how certain tasks could be done more effectively. Thanks to their curiosity, people now know far more about the world and have useful technology to help them.
Even if you don't plan to be an inventor ｏｒ researcher, curiosity can still help you in the classroom. If you develop the joy of learning, class will be more fun. 37 Even if you're no longer a student, curiosity will make you better informed and thus a more capable worker.
What do you do if you're not already curious? 38 If you act like you're curious, you'll quickly start to actually feel curious. Often, the more you learn about a topic the more interesting it becomes.
As you learn about a topic, gather information from as many sources as possible. Read a variety of books, watch ｏｒ listen to lectures and ask questions. 39 Instead, learn to appreciate facts that different people know and the different opinions that they express.
Don't assume you already know what you need to know. Instead, search for alternate possibilities and points of view.
40 Remember, everyone knows something that you don't. Find out what that is, and ask about it. This lets you learn something and makes the other person happy by letting them show off their knowledge. In the classroom ｏｒ out of it, developing curiosity is sure to be worthwhile.
A. Ask a lot of questions.
B. But curiosity also provides many practical benefits.
C. Accept a variety of resources to feed your curiosity.
D. Fortunately, curiosity is a skill that can be improved.
E. Don't always get your information from the same ｓｏｕｒｃｅ.
F. Curiosity drives the process of discoveries and innovation.
G. And you'll excel because you will be fully engaged in the process of learning.
The summer heat and humidity can make even the most dedicated outdoor runner feel unmotivated. For those who want an alternative to running on the roads without losing their fitness, deep water running, ｏｒ aqua jogging, could be a useful cross-training exercise. Many runners turn to deep water running as the last resort when they are injured because aqua jogging is not weight-bearing. 36
To get into this exercise, you will need access to a pool that is deep enough so that your feet don’t touch the ground. The depth of the water should be at least five inches less than your height. 37 There are different kinds available to purchase ｏｒ rent online and at swimming pools. Wear one that feels comfortable.
The best way to aqua jog is to imitate running on land. The movement of your arms and legs should look similar to land-based running. Everything except your head and the top part of your shoulders should be underwater. 38 But practice a running motion once you feel more confident in your balance and core control.
39 Runners should treat the first three sessions as a learning experience rather than a hard workout. Workouts can be continuous, easy running ｏｒ a combination of short bursts at a comfortably hard pace followed by brief periods at an easier active recovery pace. The sessions can be as short as 20 minutes.
As helpful as it is, aqua jogging is not meant to ｒｅｐｌａｃｅ all of your regular running. Your heart rate will be slightly lower while aqua jogging for the same level of exercise on land. 40
A. Work your legs up as you would in a run.
B. Getting used to running in the pool takes time.
C. A cycling action of the legs is easier to start with.
D. Professional instructions are essential for beginners.
E. So increase your speed if you want to increase intensity.
F. It provides tremendous benefits to healthy individuals, too.
G. A floatation belt around your waist will help your running techniques.
What your dinner photos on Instagram say about you
Posting pictures on Instagram is a modern day version of writing a journal. It’s all about creating a connection between ourselves, our lives, friends, family and the wider public. 36 Each day, at least 95 million posts are shared on Instagram.
37 Some people will post photos of their pets, their holidays ｏｒ their social life—but in recent years, posting photos of the food that we eat conveys to the viewer something about the person posting, their personality and pathology.
If someone posts photos of a meal that they have just cooked, the message they’re trying to convey is that they are a capable person. For example, if someone is on a health kick, they often seek social approval. If they've made a really healthy meal, they will typically post it with hashtags like diet ｏｒ health, which tie into other people’s experiences. 38
There is also a growing trend of people taking photos of their food when they dine out at a restaurant. 39 These Instagrammers often tag places that are considered selective ｏｒ to have a certain clientele (顾客群), like celebrities—to indicate that they’re a person of worth. It feeds into their need for social approval and is a way of boosting their own self-esteem.
If people are on a diet ｏｒ trying to eat a bit better，they can use platforms like Instagram to track what they've been eating. It's a way of motivating other people as well as holding themselves responsible，while subconsciously saying, “40” Sharing the diet is a way of both getting attention and taking responsibility from a wider audience.
A. There are some reasons to post photos online.
B. I’m the sort of person who takes care of myself.
C. I am willing to take risks in my diet.
D. It's the same idea as wanting to feel part of a community.
E. The types of content we choose to post hold significance.
F. It generally implies an attempt to associate with luxury and taste.
G. We have a fundamental need to be part of something bigger than ourselves.
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Soothe the Sunday Scaries
As the weekend comes to an end, many of us are missing out on Sunday Funday and anxious about the upcoming week. Experts have nicknamed this worry the “Sunday scaries”. 36. Here’s how you can ease your end-of-weekend anxiety.
When structuring your Sunday, try not to arrange too many errands and chores. If you’re feeling more stress, it’s important to make space for some activities to relax yourself. And there’s no right way to do so—maybe a midafternoon shower ｏｒ bath, maybe an engaging movie ｏｒ show. 37.
Anxiety is a normal human experience, and one of the main ways to manage it is to identify your personal triggers. 38 Is it a deadline, meeting, ｏｒ presentation? Even if there’s not a single reason behind your Sunday anxiety, organizing the stress you expect from the week ahead into small pieces can help it.
Getting rid of the Sunday scaries isn’t just about minimizing the gloom of the week ahead, either. Having something to look forward to gives you something pleasing to think about, rather than only focusing on the anxiety you feel. 39 Instead of focusing on the awful things you expect from the week, build excitement over a lunch date with a friend.
Make Sunday nights about doing something for yourself to reduce your anxiety about Monday. Plan some favorite foods to enjoy ｏｒ go all in for some self-care. 40 Do your best to honor this time and make Sunday night all about you—leave the work emails for Monday morning.
A. It’s a form of shifting your thoughts.
B. This is an opportunity to give yourself a refreshing time.
C. Try to figure out what’s really causing you to fear the week.
D. It doesn’t mean you have to shift your thoughts to something fun.
E. But even though the Sunday scaries are common, they are manageable.
F. It can be whatever feels like a helpful distraction to relieve from the stress.
G. Instead of sitting on the sofa and watching the clock, do something that you enjoy.