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Nothing evokes a sense of place like the heady waft of a familiar smell.没有什么比似曾相识的味道更能引起人们对某个地方的感觉了。And passengers travelling from Heathrow#39;sTerminal 2 can now be transported to across the world in a single sniff.任何旅客途如今只要经过希思罗机场二号航站楼都可以通过闻一闻而环游世界了。To celebrate the completion of its newlyreinvigorated terminal, the airport has installed a#39;scent globe#39; which shootsout the smell of its most fragrant destinations, intending to #39;take passengerson a sensory journey before even setting foot on their flights#39;.为了庆祝航站楼翻修工作的完成,该机场安装了一个“全球香”设备,可喷射出最芬芳目的地的味道,让旅客在踏上航班之前就可以在感官上进行一次旅行。Perched in the departure lounge, the orb offers curious globetrotters whiffs ofThailand, South Africa, Japan,China and Brazil. The selection were chosenfor their popularity with Heathrow air passengers.这个设备安放于候机室,可是释放出泰国,南非,日本,中国以及巴西的味道。之所以选择这5个国家,是因为从希思罗机场出发的乘客中去的最多的国家就是这5个。To conjure up the essence of the five nations, Heathrow worked with Design inScent, to produce tailor-made scents from ingredients associated with thedesignated country.为了集合这5个国家的精华,希思罗机场同Design in Scent机构合作,利用与这些国家相关的材料制作出了这些量身定制的香味South Africa#39;s smell captures the adventure of safari with notes of tribalincense, wild grass and musky animalics through the scent of Hyraceum (a rocklike substance made from the excrement of the Capehyrax).南非的特点是游猎探险的气息,部落的味道,野草以及蹄兔香(一种石头一样的物质,由蹄兔的粪便构成)While Brazil#39;s scent oozes richrainforest fauna with a palette of coffee, tobacco and jasmine.而巴西的味道则是热带动物群,以及咖啡,烟草和茉莉花。Japan is brought to lifethrough cool, oceanic tones with a mix of seaweed and shell extracts, green teaand Ambergris, capturing the essence of coastal villages synonymous with thegreat Pacific Island.日本则充满了海洋的气息,海草以及贝壳提取物的味道,绿茶,以及龙涎香。According to the HeathrowAirport website: #39;China#39;s mystical temple incense and subtleOsmanthus Fragrans flower create an orient explosion#39; and #39;Thailand tantalises the taste budswith an appetising mix of lemongrass, ginger and coconut#39;.而中国则是神秘的寺院香,以及淡淡的桂花香。而泰国则是柠檬草,生姜和椰子香。Normand Boivin, Chief Operating Officer atthe airport said: #39;Heathrow connects the UK to 180 destinations in 28countries and carries over 72 million passengers a year.该机场的首席运营官称:希思罗机场将英国同28个国家的180个目的地相连接,每年运送旅客7200万人。 /201411/341663

Those in a serious relationship have long been warned about the dangers of the seven-year itch. But research has found couples risk running into trouble far earlier - thanks to the seven-month slouch.已婚男女要警惕“七年之痒”说法由来已久。但一项调查发现,情侣之间出现问题的时间要远远早于七年,这就是“七月之懒”。This is the point at which we stop trying quite so hard to impress our new love and start revealing all the bad habits that have so far remained hidden.当两人在一起相处了七个月之后,双方不再像刚开始那样努力想给对方留下好印象,而开始“原形毕露”。These can include unsavoury bodily functions such as breaking wind in front of an other half, nose picking or letting armpits go unshaven. Before the milestone, most couples enjoy an extended honeymoon period where both go out of their way to keep well-groomed and observe good manners.比如,当着对方的面放屁、挖鼻子,或不刮腋毛。而在此之前,很多情侣都处于热恋期,两人都用心地装扮自己,努力在对方面前保持好的形象。However, it seems once a couple has been together for around seven months they decide they really do love each other and start to let go.然而,似乎两人在一起到了七个月左右时,他们就会觉得彼此的感情已经稳定,便开始放任自流。According to a survey of 1,000 adults, the seven-month point is when couples are most likely to think it acceptable to stop paying attention to details such as shaving regularly and keeping nails trimmed while also putting their bad habits on display.一项对1000名成年人开展的调查显示,情侣们在一起到了七个月时,便开始觉得可以不再注意定期刮毛和修指甲这样的细节问题,而且还会渐渐暴露出自己的坏习惯。More than nine in ten women and almost as many men admit that they let themselves go once they are in the full throes of a romance.90%以上的女性承认,一旦感情稳定下来,她们便开始放松自己。相同比例的男性也是如此。However it seems men are far happier to relax their standards while more women told researchers from Remington that they never allow themselves to be seen looking hairy or too unkempt.然而据雷明顿调查人员的调查,男性似乎更容易放松自己的标准,较多的女性称她们从不会让自己看起来头发凌乱或邋里邋遢。More than half of all adults said they make a special effort at the start of a relationship.超过一半的人说他们在刚开始谈恋爱时都特别注意这些问题。Once life with their other half becomes more routine, 48 per cent said they start breaking wind in front of their partner, 68 per cent will skip sexy clothes for unflattering outfits round the house and 58 per cent walk around naked.而一旦与另一半的感情稳定下来,48%的人会开始当着对方的面放屁,68%的人不再追求性感的衣着,而是穿得非常随便,58%的人会光着身子在屋里走来走去。Only 6 per cent said they would never let their partner see them be so uncouth.只有6%的人说他们永远不会在伴侣面前表现得如此放肆。There are also still some traditionalists out there, with 13 per cent saying they believe revealing bad habits is only acceptable after marriage.调查对象中不乏一些传统人士,13%的人认为只有在结婚之后才可以放松一点。 /201403/278028

Every year, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report takes stock of where the world stands on gender parity. The newest survey covers 136 economies, most of which have been included since the report’s first edition eight years ago. The report measures the gaps between women and men on education, health, economic participation and political empowerment. Countries are compared and ranked on gender gaps in these four areas and on an index of overall gender parity. 世界经济论坛(WEF)每年都会发布《全球性别差距报告》(Global Gender Gap Report),评估世界范围内的性别平等状况。最新的调查覆盖了136个经济体,其中大部分经济体从八年前首份报告发布起,就一直在覆盖范围内。报告评估了女性和男性在教育、健康、经济参与以及政治赋权方面的差距。各国根据这四个领域的性别差距获得排名,还分别获得一个综合性的性别平等指数。 The good news is that gender gaps, while still wide in many countries, are narrowing in most parts of the world. More than 80 per cent of the countries covered have improved. The gaps in education and health have nearly disappeared in many nations. The bad news is that large gaps in economic and political participation persist even in many developed nations. At the current pace of change, women will not approach full parity on these indicators for another 80 years. That is a huge squandered opportunity not only for several generations of women but for their families, their societies and the world. 好消息是,虽然在很多国家两性差距依然很大,但在世界大多数地区,这一差距正在缩小。接受调查的国家中,超过80%的国家成功缩小了性别差距。在很多国家,教育和健康方面的差距已接近消失。坏消息是,即使在很多发达国家,两性在经济和政治参与方面还存在很大差距。按照当前的变化速度,女性要到80年后才能在这些方面获得完全的平等。这不仅对几代女性来说是一个被浪费的巨大机遇,对于她们的家庭、社会以及整个世界来说都是如此。 To be sure, gender gaps vary enormously among nations. We find that the highest ranking country in the world – Iceland – has closed over 87 per cent of its overall gender gap. By contrast, the lowest ranking country – Yemen – has closed only 51 per cent of this gap. 应当指出的是,各国之间性别差距各不相同。我们发现,在排名最高的国家——冰岛,两性的整体差距已经弥合了87%。与此形成对比的是,在排名最低的也门,性别差距只缩小了51%。 Education is a success story for most of the world and progress is not limited to wealthy countries. Globally, we estimate that 93 per cent of the gender gap in schooling has now disappeared. In 12 countries, including Lesotho and the ed Arab Emirates, the literacy rate for women is actually higher than that for men. In 35 countries, girls are more likely than boys to be enrolled in primary education. In 68 countries, more girls than boys are enrolled in secondary education. At the university level, 69 countries have more women enrolled than men. 对于世界上大部分地区来说,两性差距在教育方面的改善比较显著,且进步不仅局限于富裕国家。全球来看,调查结果显示,在教育方面的两性差距已消失了93%。在莱索托和阿联酋等12个国家,女性识字率实际上还高于男性。35个国家的女孩接受小学教育的可能性要大于男孩。68个国家接受中学教育的女孩要多于男孩。在大学教育层面,69个国家中女生人数多于男生。 The gender gap on health is even smaller. There are some notable exceptions, of course. In China, India, Vietnam and Azerbaijan, for example, female-male birth ratios are still abnormally low. In other nations, such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Botswana and Qatar, the healthy life expectancy of women is lower than that of men. But the global trend is in the opposite direction. We estimate that 96 per cent of the global gender gap in health has disappeared. 健康方面的性别差距则更小,当然也有一些明显的例外。比如在中国、印度、越南以及阿塞拜疆,女婴/男婴出生比仍低得反常。在其他国家,比如孟加拉国、巴基斯坦、茨瓦纳和卡塔尔,女性的平均健康期望寿命要低于男性。但全球趋势与之相反。调查显示,在健康方面,96%的全球性别差距已经消失。 This is dramatic progress, but it is only part of the story. The gender gaps in economic participation and political power remain much wider – even in many wealthy nations. These gaps also differ significantly among countries. Some of the highest female labour-participation rates are in Malawi, Mozambique and Burundi, where women make up a larger portion of the workforce than men. By contrast, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Syria have some of the world’s lowest female labour force participation rates. No country has reached parity on wages. While women hold more than 50 per cent of top management roles in the private and public sector in Jamaica and the Philippines, they make up less than 3 per cent of these positions in Pakistan and Yemen. In the US, women hold 43 per cent of these roles. 这是长足的进步,但还不是全貌。在经济参与和政治权力方面,两性差距依然很大,就连很多富裕国家也是如此。这些差距在不同国家也各有不同。女性参与工作比率最高的国家,包括马拉维、莫桑比克以及布隆迪,在这些国家中女性在劳动力队伍中所占比重高于男性。而巴基斯坦、沙特阿拉伯、阿尔及利亚以及叙利亚的女性参与工作比率为全球最低。没有一个国家实现了同工同酬。虽然牙买加和菲律宾的私人和公共部门顶级管理层中,女性占50%以上,但在巴基斯坦和也门这一比例不到3%。在美国,女性在这些岗位的比重为43%。 With rare exceptions, politics is an area where women fare poorly around the world. No country has reached parity on women in parliament except Rwanda, which is not covered in our report because we lacked other data. In Yemen and Qatar, there are no women in the equivalent of their parliamentary bodies. Norway has the highest share of ministerial posts held by women – 53 per cent – but 10 countries have no female ministers at all. No country has reached parity on the number of years with a female head of government. India ranks first on that indicator, whereas 65 per cent of countries have never had a female head of government over the past 50 years. 除了极少数例外,政治方面世界各地女性的地位都很低。除了卢旺达,没有哪个国家实现了女性在议会议席上的平等(因为缺乏其他数据,卢旺达并不包含在我们的报告中)。在也门和卡塔尔,议会中没有女性。挪威女性部长比例最高(53%),但有10个国家根本就没有女性部长级官员。没有哪个国家女性政府首脑的任期与男性实现平等。在这点上印度排名第一,而65%的国家在过去50年里根本就没有女性政府首脑。 Based on the changes we have tracked over much of the past decade, we estimate that the world will not reach full gender parity for another 80 years. And that projection may well be too optimistic, given that the countries that do not supply data on gender parity may well be those with the worst imbalances. 基于过去十年大部分时间里追踪到的变化,报告预测,世界要到80年后才能实现完全的性别平等。考虑到没有提供性别平等数据的国家可能就是性别最失衡的国家,这一预期可能过于乐观了。 There is nothing natural about the pace of change – it depends on the decisions of individuals, governments and businesses to prioritise long-term returns from gender equality over short-term convenience. So who is winning the race to equality? 变化的步伐并不是自然而然的,它取决于个人、政府以及公司更加注重性别平等所带来的长期回报,而不是短期便利。那么在性别平等的竞赛中谁是赢家呢? We find four distinct groups. The first group includes countries that have had an overall good performance since 2006 (above the median) and are moving ahead rapidly. This group includes Belgium, Switzerland, Lesotho, Luxembourg and Iceland. Iceland is not only aly the top-ranked country, but it also has had the fastest rate of progress over the past eight years in closing the gender gap. These countries have essentially closed their health and education gaps aly and they are moving ahead rapidly on integrating more women into the economy and politics. 我们发现被调查国家分成四个特征鲜明的类别。第一类包括2006年以来整体表现比较好(中等以上)、而且进步较快的国家。这一类包括比利时、瑞士、莱索托、卢森堡以及冰岛。冰岛不仅已经是排名最高的国家,也是过去八年中消除性别差距进步最快的国家。这些国家基本上消除了在健康和教育方面的差距,也在快速让更多女性融入经济和政治领域。 A second group includes countries that performed above the median in 2006 but have since stalled or even reversed their progress. These countries include El Salvador, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Tanzania and Moldova. In this group, the reversals stem mainly from losses to previous gains in political empowerment. 第二类包括2006年时表现中等以上、但自此之后就停滞甚至倒退的国家,包括萨尔瓦多、斯里兰卡、茨瓦纳、坦桑尼亚以及尔多瓦。倒退主要是因为此前在政治赋权方面取得的进展又丢失了。 The third group is composed of countries that were below the median in 2006 – and still are – but have made rapid progress since then. Cameroon, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Nicaragua fall in this category. In some of these countries, such as Saudi Arabia, women are a majority of university graduates but only a small minority of the labour force and an even smaller share of leadership positions. 第三类包括2006年时处于中等水平以下(现在仍是)、但自那以来进步较快的国家。这一类包括喀麦隆、沙特、厄瓜多尔、玻利维亚和尼加拉瓜。在其中一些国家,比如沙特,女性占大学毕业生的大多数,但只占劳动力的一小部分,在领导层中的比例就更低。 Finally, a fourth group includes countries that were below the median in 2006 and are falling further behind. This group includes Albania, Mali, Algeria, Kuwait and Zambia. In most of these countries, basics such as education still need improvement. In others, such as Kuwait, the gender gap in economic participation has actually increased, despite a decline in the gender gap in education. 最后就是第四个类别,包括2006年时处于中等以下水平,并且仍在后退的国家。这类国家包括阿尔巴尼亚、马里、阿尔及利亚、科威特以及赞比亚。在其中大多数国家,教育等基础层面依然需要改善。诸如科威特等其他国家在经济参与方面的性别差距实际上有所扩大,尽管在教育方面的性别差距有所缩小。 For the world as a whole, the report shows that 96 per cent of health gaps, 93 per cent of education gaps, 60 per cent of economic gaps and only 21 per cent of political gaps have been closed. Globally, women are almost as healthy and as educated as men. Unfortunately, women are still far from full integration and parity in economic and political decision-making. This is a waste of talent and a missed opportunity to build prosperity. A wide array of studies confirms that countries with large gender gaps tend to be less competitive. 从世界整体来看,报告显示,96%的健康差距,93%的教育差距,60%的经济差距以及21%的政治差距已经消除。全球来看,女性与男性的健康程度和受教育程度几乎一样。不幸的是,在经济和政治决策方面女性还远未实现完全的融合和平等。这在创造繁荣的过程中是一种人才的浪费和错失的机会。大量研究实,性别差距较大的国家往往竞争力也差一些。 While correlation does not prove causality, the reasoning is quite simple. Empowering women means a more efficient use of a nation’s human capital endowment and therefore over time a nation’s competitiveness depends, among other things, on whether and how it educates and utilises its female talent. Similarly, at the company level the best decision-making and innovation occurs when the female talent pool is fully engaged and integrated. 虽然相关性未必就是因果关系,但推理是非常简单的。妇女赋权意味着对一个国家人力资本更加高效率的利用,因此随着时间的转移,决定一个国家的竞争力的,除了别的因素之外,还有如何教育并利用女性人才。类似地,在公司层面,当女性人才得到充分利用并融合时,就会有最佳的决策和创新。 The fact that women make up more than half of university graduates in many developed countries and in many emerging markets, has transformed the global talent pool. Add to that the growing purchasing power of women and it is clear why governments and companies must take account of the rising economic clout of women as consumers, clients, workers and decision makers. The governments and companies that are quickest to recognise these trends will earn high dividends on their investments in gender parity. In today’s world, women’s rights are not only human rights – they are a key determinant of economic performance and winning the race to prosperity has become synonymous with winning the race to equality. 很多发达国家和新兴经济体大学毕业生中女性占一半以上,这个事实转变了全球的人才储备。再加上女性购买力的增加,显然,政府和企业必须考虑女性作为消费者、客户以及决策者不断强化的经济力量。最快意识到这些趋势的政府和企业,将会从性别平等投资获得高回报。在今天的世界,女性权利不仅是人权,也是一个关键的经济表现要素。谁赢得了性别平等的竞赛,谁就赢得了繁荣竞赛。 Laura D. Tyson is a professor of management and director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact at the University of California’s Berkeley-Haas School of Business. Saadia Zahidi is head of the World Economic Forum’s Gender Parity and Human Capital programmes. 劳拉#8226;D#8226;泰森(Laura D. Tyson)是美国加州大学伯克利分校(University of California’s Berkeley)哈斯商学院(Haas School of Business)管理学教授、商业和社会影响研究所(Institute for Business and Social Impact)所长。萨阿迪亚#8226;扎希迪(Saadia Zahidi)是世界经济论坛性别平等和人力资本项目主管。 /201311/266490

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