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New Year's Eve requires the ultimate party outfit. But what if you have aly run your dressy wardrobe ragged during the holiday season? Or you feel as if it's time to ring in 2006 with something fresh? Or your holiday spending has burned holes in your designer denim pockets? The answer might be to rent a little luxury. The renting business has begun to lose the stigma of an industry filled with knockoff designer tuxedos, Halloween costumes or out-of-date evening wear. Still largely an industry dedicated to special-event clothing (gala dinners, corporate parties, weddings), it has started to branch out into more casual clothing. And for those not afraid to shop around, it has become an option for dressing well on a budget. At the London-based eveningwear rental company One Night Stand (onenightstand.co.uk), there are more than 500 dresses for rent with 25 percent of the stock bought new every year. The owner, Joanna Doniger, started the company when she got fed up with people borrowing her dresses. "I thought why couldn't they go out and buy their own," she says with a laugh. But they can't; for the price of one of her rentals (£150, or 0, for a four-day period), the only things available in most department stores are dresses that look as if they are late for the prom. "Working women have sophisticated tastes, but buying an evening dress is a very expensive proposition, and most people don't want to wear the same dress more than once," says Doniger. This need for something new and different for every social outing has even created subcategories in the luxury rental business. In Paris the clothing rental store Quidam de Revel has carved out a niche in the industry by renting only designer vintage clothing. Located in the 3rd Arrondissement (it faces the Christian Lacroix-designed hotel Le Petit Moulin), the store caters to a discerning clientele looking to make an impact. Opened six years ago by Philippe and Emmanuel Harros as a way to make money out of their love of vintage fashion, the store rents clothing, bags and jewelry for one night or for an entire fashion season. "Our clothing is really the crème de la crème of vintage," says Philippe Harros, who also counts most of the top fashion houses as clients who come in and rent pieces for inspiration. With an adjacent storefront chockablock full of the husband and wife's vintage finds, renting is by appointment only. "We see ourselves as consultants for our clients. We make a selection of items from what they give us as guidelines, and we use our own knowledge of the collection to make the best choices," he says. The couple plan to open a second rental store in the new year. But what has brought on this recent change in perception on renting luxury? Unexpectedly, the transformation has been helped along by a change in corporate policy by many top businesses. For years businessmen all over the world have gotten a clothing allowance from their companies to rent a tuxedo or other luxury items they need for an event. But while any company looking at the bottom line is not going to pay for a female employee to buy a new evening dress, they are now more willing to help pay for renting one. "In the last five years a lot of businesses have started to pay for some if not all of a rental. They will pay, say, £80 or £90 of the cost and let the women top off the rest themselves," says Doniger. But renting luxury fashion is not limited to clothing. As anyone who has picked up a fashion magazine over the past few years knows, having the latest must-have designer handbag is the fastest way for a woman to communicate her fashion savvy and display her luxury status. In April 2004 the Bag Borrow or Steal (www.bagborroworsteal.com) Web site was launched to cater to women who covet the luxury handbags but not their designer prices. "Our company gives the everyday woman a chance to wear the latest designer bag and feel like a million bucks without having to spend it," says Brenda Kauffman, fashion director for the company. For a monthly fee the company will let members borrow a bag for as long as they want, and if they fall in love with it, they even give their clientele the option to "steal" the bag for a certain sum. There are three different membership levels, called Trendsetter, Princess and Diva, and the bags available to rent are not overstock or from last season. Become a Diva member for 0 a month, and carrying the latest incarnation of the Chloé Paddington bag or a Fendi Spy bag is no longer a dream but a reality. /201003/99592。

【中英文对照】For most of us, the purpose of the holidays is to bring peace, love, and goodwill towards all. Yet, for many, the holiday season often means stress, fatigue, pressure, disappointment and loneliness.对我们大多数人来说,休假的目的是为获得清静、关爱和友善,但是对很多人来说,假日却常常意味着紧张、疲倦、压力、失望和孤寂。 These feelings, often known as the "holiday blues," may be even more prevalent, due to the emotional turmoil of the past few months, not to mention the unsteady economy.且不说变化不定的经济,过去几个月来情感上的波折就可能使这种被称为“假日忧伤”的情感更为普遍。Experts say even the more ritual tasks of shopping, decorating, late-night parties, cooking, planning and family reunions can be holiday stressors.   专家说,甚至购物、布置房间、深夜晚会、做饭、计划和家庭团聚这种人们习以为常的事,都可能成为假日紧张的因素。In addition, the psychological phenomenon known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, may bring a specific type of depression related to winter's shorter days and longer nights.   此外,季节情感紊乱症或称SAD的心理现象也可能导致一种与冬季昼短夜长有关的特殊类型的抑郁。"Certainly just because it's the holidays doesn't mean people are going to be happy," says Dr. Doug Jacobs of Harvard University. "And this will be a particularly hard holiday for some who are dealing with a lost job, debt, or even a lost loved one."   哈佛大学的Doug Jacobs士说:“当然,假日并不意味着大家都会很开心。对于那些正在应付失业、债务问题、甚至失去亲人的人来说,假期将尤其难熬。” /200906/72588。

不再需要电池和充电器,也不用再看着纠结在一起的电源线发愁。本周在的国际消费电子产品展会上展出的一项叫做“无线电源”的电力传输方式将可以通过空气向笔记本电脑、iPod以及其他便携式电子设备输送电力。只要身处开通了无线电源的房间或者把电子设备放在具备传输功能的桌子上,设备就会自动进入充电状态,手机突然没电的烦恼也将不复存在。“充电”之类的字眼也将从字典中消失。No more batteries, no more chargers and no more wire spaghetti. This is the future promised by "wireless power", a means of broadcasting electricity through the air to laptops, iPods and other gadgets without the need for cables and sockets.Untethered lighting, audio speakers and digital picture frames are expected to be among the first commercial products demonstrated in Las Vegas this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show, the world's biggest gadgets tradeshow.Experts believe this is just the beginning and that eventually wireless electricity - dubbed "WiTricity" by some - could do for battery life what WiFi did for the Internet. In a world without wires, laptop users in cafes and airport terminals would be inside an "electricity hotspot" and no longer have to delve past legs, bags and furniture in search of an awkwardly located socket."You'd be able to buy a desk that charged any gadget placed on it, or power any PC you put on top," said James Holland, editor of gadgets website Electricpig.co.uk."If each room had wireless power, you'd know that once you walked through the front door your mobile would start charging up - even while still in your bag or pocket. You'd never need to hunt for the right charger again."Among the companies showcasing the ambitious technology at CES is PowerBeam. Its system turns electricity into an invisible laser, then literally beams it, as heat, across the room to a solar cell that converts it back into electricity.David Graham, the co-founder of PowerBeam, said: "We're going to delete the word 'recharge' from the English dictionary. If your cell phone is recharging on your desk all day, you won't be thinking about it."The Silicon Valley company can currently use a laser to generate about 1.5 watts of power to a solar cell 10 meters away. This would be enough to power an electronic speaker or small LED lights, but not enough to operate a laptop, which requires an estimated 30 to 50 watts. However, Graham said that the technology could comfortably be scaled up.PowerBeam insists its laser does not pose a risk to users' health because it is simply moving heat from one place to another. Graham said that, if someone walked through the beam, it would shut down within a thousandth of a second, then restart once the path is clear. The technology also promises energy efficiency because it would only power products when needed.Vocabulary:WiTricity: wireless electricity, 无线电力WiFi: wireless fidelity, 无线保真技术,在办公室和家庭中使用的短距离无线技术 /200901/60605。

Being in a relationship pays in more ways than one. Aside from the obvious benefits of a daily intimate association, parents are more willing to dish out the pocket money if their child is involved with a significant other.   谈一场恋爱可谓是益处多多。最显而易见的便是能享受每天与恋人的亲密接触,如果子女与另一半坠入爱河,除此之外,父母也愿意拿出更多钱为子女的爱情买单。  When the new school year began this month, Lin Xingyun, a senior at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications School of Humanities, received 20,000 yuan (,958) from her parents.  这个月新学期伊始,林星云(音译),一名来自北京邮电大学人文学院的大三学生从父母那里得到了两万元人民币,折合2985美元。  About 5,000 yuan of that was for her annual tuition fees, and 8,000 was for living expenses, but about 7,000 yuan was effectively to cover the cost of maintaining her relationship.  这其中有5000元的学费,还有8000元的生活费。剩下的7000元都将用作经营恋情的开销。  After falling in love with a schoolmate in her second year at university, her mother began giving her more money, about 30 percent more than the year before."After finding a boyfriend, my parents loosened up," Lin said.  自从林星云念大二时与本校的一名校友谈恋爱后,她妈妈就开始给她更多的零用钱,大约比往年多30%。林星云说:“有了男朋友之后,我父母变得大方了,对零用钱限制放宽了。” /201009/114691。

所谓禁忌就是那些因传统习惯或社会风俗等原因应避免使用的词语或忌讳的行为。每种语言中都有它的禁忌,如:英语国家忌数字13。 据《圣经》记载,在最后的晚餐上,出卖耶稣的犹大是餐桌上的第13人,因此13是个主凶的数字。由此,饭店里没有13号房间,请客忌讳13人,重要活动避开每月的13日。又如在英美等西方国家,黑猫被视为禁忌动物。如果人们遇到黑猫穿过马路迎面走来,那将预示着灾祸临头。禁忌几乎无处不在,这里只把那些跨文化交际中至关重要的禁忌加以介绍。   1. 社交禁忌   在英语国家,拜访某人需事先预约,忌突然造访。否则,受访者会感到不快,因为这突如其来的拜访打乱了工作安排,给他造成了极大的不便。约好的拜访一般要准时,但习惯上,尤其是宴请或聚会,美国人习惯晚3—5分钟到达,晚10分钟也是没有问题的,这是为了给女主人一点换衣化妆的时间。   当然,英语国家的人们还有一个最大的禁忌,那就是个人的隐私。在英语中有句谚语:A man's home is his castle. (一个人的家就是他的城堡。)意思是:一个人的家是神圣不可侵犯的,未经许可,不得入内。个人的事也是这样,不必让别人知道,更不愿别人干预。询问关于个人的年龄﹑财产﹑工资收入﹑婚姻﹑恋爱﹑宗教信仰﹑政治倾向等私事,即是用另一种方式侵犯了别人的“城堡”。因此诸如“How old are you?”, “What's your income?”, “How much did that dress cost you?”, “Are you married or single?”, “Are you a Republican or a Democrat?”, “Are you Catholic?”这类问题是必须避免问的。如果实在想知道别人这方面的情况,可以先谈谈自己的情况,然后再引对方主动谈出他的情况。   另外,英语国家有用鲜花送礼的习惯,其中也有一些禁忌。首先,送花忌送双数,因为双数的花会招来厄运。也忌讳送白色的花,如白色百合花,被看作是厄运的预兆或死亡的象征。除此之外,给医院的病人送花忌送白色或红白相间的花。   2. 节日禁忌   圣诞节是西方的大节日,这个节日的禁忌主要和圣诞布丁联系着。不少西方人认为,搅动布丁能使自己在未来的一年中万事如意。因此,在做圣诞布丁时,家庭的每个成员都至少要搅动一下布丁,并许下一个心愿,他们相信这个心愿极有可能实现。但要注意,搅动布丁只能按顺时针方向,不能逆时针方向;许下的心愿不能告诉任何人。   在西方信奉基督教的国家里,大多数人都信奉耶稣被叛徒出卖,被钉死在十字架上而受难的故事。为了纪念他设立了“耶稣受难节”,时间是每年复活节前最临近的那个星期五。西方人一般认为这是一个不吉祥的日子。在这一天,绝对不能从事与耶稣在十字架上受难有象征性联系的事情。如理发﹑给马钉马蹄铁,以及一切要钉钉子的木工活。 /201107/143240。

大号手提包--女性健康杀手Handbags a health hazard for women, experts warnedLarge handbags are a health hazard for women, experts warned.With big handbags becoming a key fashion accessory for working women, health experts are warning they can also become a key health concern.Bags for women have become bigger and heavier as designers combinebriefcaseswith handbags and straps have become longer but the extra leverage has many patients complaining of neck, shoulder and back problems."I see so many women with neck pains and headaches and what I usually do is look for their purse and pick it up," said Jane Sadler, a family practice physician at Baylor Medical Center in Garland, Texas."We take it over to the scale and weigh it and usually they're anywhere from 7 to 10 pounds (3.1-4.5 kgs)...We're really going to see women with more and more problems later on if we continue the big purse craze."William Case, a physical therapist in Houston, Texas, said an aggravated neck or shoulder can lead to upper back problems, meaning pain may then be felt while working at a computer or playing sports.He urged designers "to place a cute, educational caution tag on all bags to inform of potential neck and shoulder dangers."Above all, he recommended correct posture while carryingbulkypurses, keeping the head and shoulders aligned upright. Patients should also frequently change the size and weight of purses carried."The extra-large purses are quite phenomenal. They look beautiful when the women wear them, but I don't know how aware they are of the potential problems," Case said.如今,大手提包已成为职业女性一个不可缺少的时尚配件,而健康专家们日前发出警告,手提包也可能会成为一个不可小视的“健康杀手”。随着设计师将公文包和手提包的功能不断融合,女性用的手提包变得越来越大、越来越重,包带也随之加长,而这种额外的负担则让很多女性感到脖子、肩膀和背部不适。德克萨斯州加兰市贝勒医疗中心的家庭医生简·萨德勒说:“很多女性都有颈椎病和头疼病,而我通常则会从她们用的手提包来找原因。”“我们给她们用的手提包称重后发现,这些包的重量通常在6.2斤至9斤之间。如果女性继续用这种包,问题会越来越多。”德克萨斯州休斯敦的治疗专家威廉姆·凯斯说,颈部和肩膀问题的加重会影响到上背部,也就是说,坐在电脑前工作及进行体育运动时可能会感到上背部疼痛。他建议设计师们“在所有的包里加上一个可爱的‘温馨提示’标签,以提示女性朋友注意颈部和肩部健康。”他还特别强调了拎大手提包时要挺直身体。而且,颈椎和肩部有问题的女性应该经常交替使用不同大小和不同重量的包。凯斯说:“超大号的手提包确实很‘酷’,拎起来也很漂亮。但我不知道女性对于这种包可能带来的潜在健康问题究竟了解多少。”Vocabulary: briefcase: 公文包bulky: of large size(体积大的) /200803/30371。


The research shows men who spend even a few minutes in the company of an attractive woman perform less well in tests designed to measure brain function than those who chat to someone they do not find attractive.一项研究表明,男性在与迷人的女性聊上几分钟后,在脑功能测试中的表现要逊色于那些仅和相貌平庸的女性聊过天的男人。Researchers who carried out the study, published in the Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, think the reason may be that men use up so much of their brain function or "cognitive resources" trying to impress beautiful women, they have little left for other tasks. 研究结果发表在《实验与社会心理学期刊》上,研究人员认为也许是因为男性在想法设法吸引漂亮女性时,消耗了太多的脑功能或“认知资源”。The findings have implications for the performance of men who flirt with women in the workplace, or even exam results in mixed-sex schools.该发现或许可以有助于理解在工作场所与女性调情的男性的表现,或者甚至在男女混合学校的考试成绩。Women, however, were not affected by chatting to a handsome man.然而女人则不会因为和帅哥聊天而受到影响。This may be simply because men are programmed by evolution to think more about mating opportunities.这也许不过是因为男人在进化时就被设定为要为“交配机会”多操心一些。 Psychologists at Radboud University in The Netherlands carried out the study after one of them was so struck on impressing an attractive woman he had never met before, that he could not remember his address when she asked him where he lived.荷兰内梅亨大学的心理学家们作此研究缘起他们中的一位在与一个从未谋面的美女搭讪时遇到了麻烦,当她问起他住哪时,他居然忘记了自己的住址!Researchers said it was as if he was so keen to make an impression he "temporarily absorbed most of his cognitive resources".研究人员称,貌似他急于给美女留下深刻印象以至于“暂时性占用了他所有的认知资源”。 To see if other men were affected in the same way, they recruited 40 male heterosexual students.为了观察其他男性是否也会受这种因素影响,他们召集了40位异性恋的男学生。 Each one performed a standard memory test where they had to observe a stream of letters and say, as fast as possible, if each one was the same as the one before last.The volunteers then spent seven minutes chatting to male or female members of the research team before repeating the test.每位都进行了一个标准的记忆测试,他们必须在观察一串字母时尽快说出每个字母是否与之前的字母相同。随后每位测试者与研究团队中的男女成员聊上7分钟,再次进行同样的测试。The results showed men were slower and less accurate after trying to impress the women. The more they fancied them, the worse their score.结果显示男性们在企图给美女留下深刻印象后,反应速度和准确率都有所降低。所交谈的女性越吸引他们,他们的结果就越遭。 But when the task was repeated with a group of female volunteers, they did not get the same results. Memory scores stayed the same, whether they had chatted to a man or a woman.但当同样的测试在一组女性志愿者中进行时,并没有出现同样的结果,无论她们的交谈对象是男是女,结果都没有改变。In a report on their findings the researchers said: "We conclude men's cognitive functioning may temporarily decline after an interaction with an attractive woman."他们在研究报告中称:“我们得出的结论是在与美女交流后,男性的认知功能会暂时性的下降。”Psychologist Dr George Fieldman, a member of the British Psychological Society, said the findings reflect the fact that men are programmed to think about ways to pass on their genes.英国心理学会的心理学家Dr George Fieldman说研究结果反应出男性的天性便是设法传递他们的基因。 /200911/88187。

什么样的女性脸庞才算标准美女脸?国际美容整形外科学会(ISAPS)最新发表的一期刊物给出了。根据对全球各国总共63名最漂亮的各种肤色女艺人脸型的分析,韩国整形外科教授李承哲用电脑合成了各人种的“标准美女脸”,并在国际学术杂志美容整形外科学会学报(Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)上发表了名为“最具魅力的脸庞” (Attractive Composite Faces)的论文。Existing evidence suggests that the standards of facial attractiveness are similar across genders and cultures. On the other hand, Perrett et al. have insisted that highly attractive facial configurations are not an average. Many authors have reported that the average faces are different from attractive faces and that attractive faces differ considerably according to race. I agree with the opinion that the average face is not an attractive face and that the most attractive face is the average of attractive faces.现有据显示,不同性别、不同文化间对于迷人脸的标准非常相近。然而,佩雷特等人坚持认为最具魅力的面部结构并非一样。许多著书者称平均脸不同于迷人脸,而迷人脸间的差异很大程度上取决于人种。我同意这一观点,我认为平均脸并不是迷人脸,而最具魅力的脸庞应该是迷人脸的综合体。 /201011/116983。