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John was waiting for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose face he didn’t, the girl with the rose. Thirteen months ago, in a Florida library he took a book off the shelf and found himself intrigued with the notes in the margin. The soft handwriting reflected a thoughtful soul and insightful mind.In front of the book, he discovered the previous owner’s name, Miss Hollis Maynell. With time and effort he located her address. He wrote her a letter introducing himself and inviting her to correspond.During the next year and one-month the two grew to know each other through the mail. A Romance was budding. John requested a photograph, but she refused. She felt that if he really cared, it wouldn't matter what she looked like. Later they scheduled their first meeting-7:00 pm at Grand Central Station in New York."You'll recognize me, " she wrote, "by the red rose I'll be wearing on my lapel." So at 7:00 he was in the station looking for the girl with the red rose.A young woman in a green suit was coming toward him, her figure long and slim and her eyes were blue as flowers. Almost uncontrollably he made one step closer to her, and just at this moment he saw Hollis Maynell-a woman well past 40. The girl was walking quickly away. He felt as though he split in two, so keen was his desire to follow her, and yet so deep was his longing for the woman whose spirit had truly companioned him and upheld his own.He did not hesitate. He squared his shoulders and said, "I’m John, and you must be Miss Maynell. I am so glad you could meet me; may I take you to dinner?"The woman smiled, "I don’t know what this is about, son," she answered, "but the young lady in the green suit begged me to wear this rose on my coat. And she said if you were to ask me out to dinner, I should tell you that she is waiting for you in the restaurant across the street. She said it was some kind of test!"It’s not difficult to admire Miss Maynell’s wisdom. The true nature of a heart is seen in it's response to the unattractive. /200902/62545

GeminiGemini is the talker of the universe, effortlessly pouring out words on practically every subject under the sun. They have agile minds and quick tongues, turning linguistic somersaults with ease. They just need to remember not to drown their audience in too much verbosity. Less can often mean more!双子座双子座的人思维活跃,对工作中的问题得心应手。 /201003/97486

Good posture has many benefits. With good posture, you will experience improved physical, emotional, and mental health. Here are 5 reasons to have good posture.Good posture contributes to the health of your spine. If you have a healthy spine, you will decrease the likelihood of back pain. A lot of neck and back pain and brittleness come from years of uneven stresses on your spinal column or from misaligned vertebrae constantly grinding against each other. Poor posture can also cause stretched out or shortened ligaments around the vertebrae, which can lead to discomfort and increase the risk of injuries, headaches and TMJ.Your posture affects the health of your organs. Poor posture can constrict or put pressure on organs, restricting blood flow to them and inhibiting their proper functioning. It can also lead to tension in the body, which could prevent the smooth muscles of the digestive system and respiratory tract from working as they should. Those muscles need to be relaxed to do their work.Posture influences confidence and sense of overall well-being. Feeling well-balanced and comfortable affects the way you feel about yourself and the way others perceive you. You feel more powerful when your body feels strong and stable. When you stand up tall and have your shoulders back, your body is naturally more relaxed and your breathing is easier. Yoga master BKS Iyengar told his students, “Always keep your armpit chest open and you’ll never be depressed.”Good posture leads to better body mechanics. This means that your athleticism will improve, so you’ll perform better in physical activities and also enjoy them more. You will tire less easily, feel less sore after you exercise, and also be less prone to injuries.Proper posture will enhance cognitive function because a properly aligned spinal cord will be able to send and receive messages to the brain unimpeded. All of the factors mentioned above will also aid your cognitive function. You will be less distracted by pain and fatigue, and you will sleep better. You’ll feel more confident and relaxed, and improved organ function will mean more nutrients and energy are available to nourish your brain. /200901/60318

英国女性恋上化妆品British womens love affair with cosmeticsBritish women spend the most money on cosmetics, according to a research by Mintel.When it comes on spending money on make-up, it seems that there is just no beating a British woman.Analysts Mintel, in a new survey, have found that the annual amount of money spent by women in the UK on cosmetics such as lipstick, mascara andnail polishhas risen by 40 per cent in the past five years to more than 1 billion pounds.As a part of the research, analysts surveyed 25,000 men and women in the UK and 10,000 in France, Germany and Spain in a bid to reveal attitudes to looks.They found that while French women most wanted to stand out in a crowd thanks to their own "very good sense of style", British women, though spending more on cosmetics, didn't mind looking less distinctive, as long as they looked good."Even though British women are less interested in style and fashion, they retain a desire to look attractive and well-groomed," The Independent ed Michelle Strutton, senior market analyst at Mintel, as saying.The analysts also found that when it comes to their appearance, it's the Spaniards, more than women of any other country in Europe, who are concerned with their image.The results of the research now has analysts predicting that British men and women will be opening up their wallets and spending 940 million pounds just onscentthis year. 如果要问谁最舍得在化妆品上花银子,英国女人应该当之无愧。英国明泰尔市场调查公司所做的一项最新调查发现,过去五年中,英国女性每年在口红、睫毛膏、指甲油等化妆品上的消费增加了40%,达到10亿多英镑。为了了解不同国家的人对于外表的态度,明泰尔调查公司的分析师们对英国的25000名男性和女性、以及法国、德国和西班牙的10000名男性和女性进行了调查。调查发现,拥有很强“时尚感”的法国女性最渴望引人注目;而英国女性尽管在化妆品上投资不少,但她们觉得只要漂亮就行,不一定非得与众不同。《独立报》援引明泰尔公司高级市场分析师米歇尔·斯特拉特恩的话说:“虽然英国女性对于时尚和时装的兴趣没那么浓厚,但她们还是很想把自己打扮得美丽迷人。”此外,调查发现,欧洲的西班牙女性最在意自己的外表。根据调查结果,分析师们预测,今年英国人仅一项香水出就将达到9.4亿英镑。Vocabulary:nail polish: 指甲油scent : 香水 /200803/31196

A study by public health scientists has revealed that getting too much or too little sleep can prematurely age your brain by up to seven years. 公众健康专家发布的报告称,过多或过少的睡眠都会使大脑早衰,最多可早衰7年。They found that middle-aged adults whose sleep decreased to less than six hours a night over a five-year period suffered lower scores in reasoning and vocabulary tests. 科学家发现连续5年每晚睡眠少于6小时的中年人在关于推理和词汇的测试中得分较低。Those whose nightly sleep increased to more than eight hours also showed signs of accelerated cognitive decline. 那些每晚睡眠超过8个小时的人也表现出感知能力衰退的迹象。But they found that women who had maintained seven hours of sleep per night performed best in cognitive tests as did men who slept between six and eight hours. 科学家发现每晚睡7小时的女人和每晚睡6-8小时的男人在感知能力测试中表现最好。The findings suggest that regularly sleeping for seven hours during the night can help to reduce the cognitive decline that occurs as we grow older. 这项发现表明每晚睡7小时,能减少大脑早衰。 /201105/135585

100 Questions To Know Your Partner Take off the mask, and be the real you!Ever noticed that when you first meet someone, you always put your best foot forward? There's certainly nothing wrong with that, as long as it's the real you!Nobody wants to later feel like "I can't believe that they feel that way" So while you're in the "getting to know you" phase, here's some great and intimate questions to spur conversation and honesty.100 QUESTIONS FOR COUPLES1.What was the first thing that attracted you about me?2.Do you think that physical attributes are more important to maintaining a successful relationship or do you think that friendship maintains a relationship?3.When you look at a woman, what is the first thing you notice?4.Do you think it's ok to keep noticing another woman after you are in a committed relationship? Does this change when you are married?5.What is the first thing that you notice when you look at a man?6.If I don't say so, how do you know that I want to make love?7.Describe the way I smell.8.Tell me how you describe me to other people?9.How often do you believe it is normal to want sex?10.Do you masturbate?11.How do you feel if I come into the bathroom when you are using the facilities?12.When was the last time you took a shower together?13.If your friend was cheating on their spouse, do you think you should tell their partner?14.If your friend was cheating on their spouse, would you tell your spouse about it?15.What were you thinking about right before you kissed me for the first time?16.After I had asked you out for the first time, did you consider saying no?17.Was there anything that you were worried about the first time we were about to become naked?18.How old were you when you had your first kiss?19.How old were you the first time you had sex?20.How old were you the first time you thought you were in love?21.Who helped you figure out how to ask someone out on your first date?22.Did you parents tell you about sex, or did you aly know?23.Describe your parents marriage. What was the best part and the worst part in your opinion?24.Who was the first person who died in your life and how did you feel?25.What animals do you like and not like?26.Describe your perfect dream date.27.Describe your perfect wedding.28.Do you have sexual dreams? Tell me about some of them.29.What is the most important thing that money can do for you?30.Who had control of the money when you were growing up? /200902/62697

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