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New study claims smartphone addiction is similar to drug addiction

Zuma Press<p>Can you be addicted to your smartphone? Various studies and polls have certainly suggested yes over the years. But how serious is this addiction? According to a Baylor University study, it can actually be as addicting as drugs and alcohol for some.<p>The head of the study, Professor James …

Research

北京是如何做到晴空萬里的? - 紐約時報中文網

這是中華人民共和國自1949年成立以來舉行的第14次閱兵式,這一天,晴空萬里,北京臭名昭著的霧霾絲毫不見蹤影。<p>很多中國和外籍人士都在納悶,確保出現這樣的好天氣,政府是怎麼做到?<p>過去幾天,北京及周邊地區出現了連續降雨,而國家新聞媒體機構之前曾報道過,當局會為舉辦重要活動採取引發降雨的措施以凈化天空,這引發人們的猜測,他們這次是否也採取了同樣的措施。<p>此外,一場全面打擊空氣污染的行動也對空氣狀況的改善有所幫助,政府之前已經下令工廠停工,也對車輛予以限行,使路上行駛的機動車數量減少了一半。<p>廣告<p>據在線新聞網站澎湃新聞報道,自8月10日開始,北京氣象局就進入了「戰時特別工作狀態」,以提供最準確及時的氣象分 …

《纽约时报》采访了超过100位亚马逊的员工和前员工,极少数的员工正面评价被大部分员工的负面评价所淹没。大部分接受采访的员工都认为在亚马逊工作没有“工作生活的平衡”,并且亚马逊对员工没有人情味。

<i>8月18日更新:</i><p><i>亚马逊创始人、CEO 杰夫·贝索斯对这篇报道做出了回应,他希望员工都看一看这篇文章,同时也看一看亚马逊员工的反驳。贝索斯指责《纽约时报》称这篇文章描述的亚马逊和他所知的并不一样,如果有任何员工发现身边有这篇文章里描述的事件,都可以和HR或者直接和他联系,他希望确保人们能在亚马逊愉快的工作。</i><p>在美国科技行业,亚马逊不是一家特别受员工喜爱的公司。这一点从来都不是秘密。但外界很少有人知道,亚马逊的工作环境到底有多糟糕。<p>今天《纽约时报》头版刊出了一篇讲述亚马逊工作环境和公司文化的特写文章,揭示了亚马逊不为人知的一面(简直可以用“血汗工厂”来形容)。<p>这篇文章的作者表示他们采访了超过100位 …

Winter Olympics 2022: Beijing chosen ahead of Almaty to host Games

• Chinese capital becomes first to host summer and winter Games • Country pledges to use Games to tackle ‘toxic air pollution’<p>Beijing has won the battle to host the 2022 Winter Olympics after the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, made a last-minute vow to lay on a “fantastic, extraordinary and …

China

Kau Kee 九記牛腩 – The Hong Kong Beef Brisket Noodles Institution

<b>by</b> admin<p>July 18, 2015<b>in</b> Feature - Review, Food - Hong Kong, Overseas - Hong Kong8 Comments 10797<p>[Hong Kong] The 90 plus year old Kau Kee at Gough …

Top 10 books about spies

The literature of espionage, like its subjects, is often not to be trusted. These are some of the accounts you can believe<p>Betrayal, seduction and subterfuge: these devilish arts are central to the ancient craft of spying. And, whether in fact or fiction, the literature of espionage continues to …

Books

北京马拉松,今年大不同 | 章程解读 - 爱燃烧

<b>比赛日期/时间:9月20日上午7:30发枪</b><p><b>竞赛项目:全程马拉松个人赛、马拉松团队赛</b><p><b>比赛线路:再见,奥森“伤心岭”</b><p><b>关于报名:18禁,拼人品</b><p><b>其它细节:别想尿红墙</b><p>太好了,国内的确需要这么一个高水平的马拉松赛事,3万名额,中签概率大大提高!人生首马,希望是在2015年的北马!<p>2015-07-02 …

‘The right ratings system could make worldwide markets more sustainable’

Studies draw a clear link between sustainability and financial performance, but credit ratings don’t recognize this. A better ratings system could be a powerful tool to reward and reprimand<p>We’re awash in ratings. Patients rate doctors, students rate professors, consumers rate restaurants. On dating …

Multitasking Damages Your Brain And Career, New Studies Suggest

You’ve likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain.<p>Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. The researchers also found that people …

5 Easy Theses

There’s so much talk about innovation these days that it’s become a buzzword, drained of clear meaning. So when writing a book about the Digital Revolution, I decided to focus on some specific examples of how innovation actually happened in the real world. How did the most imaginative innovators of …

Says it Needs Nukes to Defend Against Asteroids

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三星 Galaxy S5 加入冰桶挑战,点名 iPhone 5s | 理想生活实验室 - 为更理想的生活

ALS 冰桶挑战筹款活动在本周内继续蔓延全球,除了更多名人明星的加入,甚至还掺入了“奇怪”的东西——三星在昨日一则视频中,让 Galaxy S5 手机也来了个冰桶挑战。手机利用电脑语音进行了介绍,在被冰水击中后,点亮的屏幕并没有受到影响。同时,它还在最后点名 iPhone 5s、HTC One M8、NOKIA Lumia 930 参与,赤裸裸地挑衅竞品。后两款虽然也有防水功能,但未及 Galaxy S5 般全面,而 iPhone 5s 根本未提及防水一事。<p><b>挑战视频:</b><p>说起来,产品功能各家产品各有不同,品牌营销强调某一方面的特性无可厚非,S5 在防水方面虽然可以讲讲(但也不会选择防水性能更好的索 …

Modern Bedroom Design Ideas for Rooms of Any Size

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Koj Designs<p>This first room features a simple, low profile bed with lots of clean, white details. The wall behind the bed has a unique …

Your name has remarkable power over the path of your life

I was at a party for Bastille Day in Paris a few years back, and we were leaning over the balcony to watch the fireworks. A cute French girl sat next to me, but after a few flirty glances the moment was entirely ruined with the most basic of interactions: “What’s your name?” she asked in French. …

William Shakespeare

Seven Important Lessons from World Religions Everyone Should Know

It doesn't matter if you're an atheist, devout follower of your faith, an agnostic, or anywhere in between—there's wisdom to be learned from the …

Spirituality

FENDI 将与 Chateau Group 共同投建迈阿密高级海滨公寓

时尚奢侈品牌 Fendi 宣布即将在迈阿密投建高级公寓。他们和房地产公司 Chateau Group 合作,这栋豪华高级公寓楼面朝海滩,位于 Surfside 区,拥有 60<p>时尚奢侈品牌 Fendi 宣布即将在迈阿密投建高级公寓。他们和房地产公司 Chateau Group 合作,这栋豪华高级公寓楼面朝海滩,位于 Surfside 区,拥有 60 间高级公寓,每间面积从 3,400 到 7,000 平方英呎不等,大楼总共 12 层。大楼外观独特,每层楼的边缘突伸,有著波浪的线条,这也给予了宽阔的阳台空间。该栋公寓预计 2015 年开盘。

Hawaii's spectacular ocean waves – in pictures

Hawaiian photographer Clark Little gets to the heart of the action and shoots ocean waves in Oahu as they roll over him

15 Minutes Might Be the Ideal Meeting Length

A meeting that drones on and on is hardly productive. Keeping a meeting to 15 minutes is ideal for the same reason that TED talks are maxed out at 18 …

Time Management

Porsche designs a high-rise

For affluent urbanites who suffer bouts of nighttime car-separation anxiety, relief is at hand.<p>The Porsche Design Tower under construction near Miami, Florida, features a virtuosic parking system that whisks vehicles up to sky garages adjacent to handsome floor plans. This thrill ride for …

Real Estate

Why Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone is Hard (But Not Impossible)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You’ve heard people say you need to get out of your comfort zone, right? You need to stretch yourself, they say. It’ll be good for you.<p>Everyone seems to agree with this idea, but what do we actually know about the comfort zone? Aside from the fact that …

4 Kinds of Discomfort CEOs Must Know How to Handle | Inc.com

What will leading a competitive company look like in 20 years?<p>Georg Vielmetter, the European regional director of Hay Group's Leadership and Talent practice, and Yvonne Sell, Hay Group's Director of Leadership and Talent for the United Kingdom and Ireland, shared their answers in the book they …

Leadership

怎样拍出“有意境”的照片?

Welcome to 'the Matrix': At FedEx's sorting hub, 1 night, 1.5M packages

Every night, 140 of the shipping giant's planes land in Memphis, Tenn., at FedEx's World Hub. CNET Road Trip 2014 watches as things get sorted out.<p>MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The blue lights are flashing, and that means the sort is going to start late.<p>The blue lights don't go on often. They flash only when …

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