當不幸充斥… 此時更需要幸福素養

July 22nd, 2014

http://udn.com/NEWS/OPINION/X1/8819306.shtml

當不幸充斥… 此時更需要幸福素養

【聯合報╱王駿發/大仁科技大學校長、成大講座教授(屏縣鹽埔)】

2014.07.22 02:38 am

最近國內外不安的新聞相當多,例如烏克蘭與俄羅斯支持的烏東叛軍之間的戰爭,導致馬航被飛彈擊落;美國加州大學聖塔芭芭拉校區的槍擊案,造成七人死亡;台北捷運也發生震驚全國的砍人事件。我們感受到,世界許多角落幸福似乎已變成一種奢求。 Read the rest of this entry »

On Parenting–”王正方/教育子女 存乎一心”–from UDN

July 21st, 2014

http://udn.com/NEWS/OPINION/OPI4/8817076.shtml

王正方/教育子女 存乎一心

【聯合報╱王正方】

2014.07.21 02:21 am

宴請廿多年未見的舊友,她帶著一雙兒女出現。俊哥美女,兒子年方廿一,已經拿到哈佛大學的電腦碩士,女兒在讀醫學院,中英文俱佳,優秀得不像話。 Read the rest of this entry »

“7 Amazing Pieces of Advice No One Ever Gave You”–from TIME

July 20th, 2014

http://time.com/3007462/amazing-advice/?utm_source=pulsenews&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Ftopstories+%28TIME%3A+Top+Stories%29

7 Amazing Pieces of Advice No One Ever Gave You

Jessica Stillman                                            

The best advice for those looking to achieve great things is often the least repeated Read the rest of this entry »

Another Happy Gathering with Tze-huang

July 19th, 2014

Remember the man in the photo? He’s a former student who is going all out for his dream and whose story I related on last year’s August 18 entry. http://june.ettachou.com/2013/08/18/ Read the rest of this entry »

She Got the Highest Score on English Test of 2014 Entrance Exam–”讀小說、抄佳句 指考英文全國最高”–from UDN

July 19th, 2014

http://mag.udn.com/mag/edu/storypage.jsp?f_ART_ID=525355

讀小說、抄佳句 指考英文全國最高

【聯合報╱記者廖珮妤/台北報導】2014/07/19

台北市延平中學考生邱卉禎今年指考英文99分,不只是全國最高分,也是唯一一名99分的學生。她表示,英文高分沒有訣竅,多讀、多看、多背最重要。她喜歡看網球比賽,時常上國外新聞網站,閱讀第一手報導,也喜歡讀原文小說,抄下名言佳句,應用在考試的作文中Read the rest of this entry »

“6 Cancer-Fighting Superfoods”–from Health

July 18th, 2014

Recently I’ve been collecting some health information for a relative who suffers from cancer. The following webpage suggests not only foods for fighting cancer but also foods not to eat so as to prevent cancer.

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20430736,00.html

6 Cancer-Fighting Superfoods Read the rest of this entry »

A Time with Students

July 17th, 2014

Today I spent the time after 2:30pm with my former students. Last week, Yi-ching, a student who graduated 6 years ago, invited me to an afternoon tea today. And this morning I found out today was her birthday. During our gathering this afternoon, she told me she decided to spend her happy birthday with a positive person and thought of me. I felt honored and touched. At her request, I didn’t post our photos here. Read the rest of this entry »

“5 Life Lessons People Learn Too Late”–from Reader’s Digest

July 16th, 2014

http://www.rd.com/advice/relationships/life-lessons-people-learn-too-late/

5 Life Lessons People Learn Too Late

Strong relationships make for a rich life, but we’re often  mistaken in the ways we pursue them.

By Elizabeth Svoboda   from Psychology Today Also published in Reader’s Digest  Magazine February 2014
Read more: http://www.rd.com/advice/relationships/life-lessons-people-learn-too-late/#ixzz37dcDlExU
IF YOUR AMBITION is to lead a satisfying life, your best bet is to cultivate  connection. Studies show that people who enjoy rich ties with friends and family  are happier, have fewer health problems, and are more resilient. When it comes  to relationship advice, it’s also wise to approach conventional wisdom with a  critical eye. We’ve culled the data, consulted the experts, and arrived at five  essential lessons that depart from hand-me-down norms. Read the rest of this entry »

Stay Cool in the Mountains with Friends; plus a Good Way to Improve English Listening Ability

July 15th, 2014

A trip to the mountains is one of the best things that can happen in the scorching summer. To escape from the heat in the concrete jungle, we five, including Mei-ying, Li-chu, Shu-yuan, Mei-chen, and me, went to Yangmingshan today. The photos above show us at the last stop, a forest where a lot of people like to have their wedding photos taken. Read the rest of this entry »

“Healthy living: How to live longer”–from BBC

July 14th, 2014

A relative’s illness reminds me of the sentence I often asked students to translate when teaching the sentence pattern “not…until…”: People don’t realize the importance of health until they lose it.

Quite a few diseases are irreversible. We can never be too careful. When it comes to staying healthy, lifestyle matters. The following is an article from BBC on healthy lifestyle.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/0/22019289

Healthy living: How to live longer

19 April 2013 Last updated at 18:07

Some aspects of our health and vitality are governed by our genes and how our mother behaves during pregnancy, but many lifestyle factors, including fitness, diet and weight all impact on our ability to live a long and healthy life. Read the rest of this entry »