You might think that our love of lists could be pinned on the Ten Commandments, but Umberto Eco says otherwise. “The list is the origin of the culture,” he once said on a subject he knows well, having written a book titled “The Infinity of Lists.” And culture wants “to make infinity comprehensible” and “to create order — not always, but often,” hence Homer’s catalogs in “The Iliad” and the roll call of never-completed household chores on my fridge. “We like lists because we don’t want to die,” Mr. Eco also said, which is the best explanation of the listicle that I’ve yet read.
David said: ‘It was wonderful, you couldn’t fault it. It was perfection.’
Five development concept of innovation, harmonization, green, openness and sharing
New Year’s greetings and best wishes!致新年贺忱与最美好的祝福！
Traditionally, a Zumba® workout uses Latin dance music and dance steps, but many teachers prefer to mix up styles and songs with international music, rock and pop classics, and even hip hop. Most classes begin with a few slower songs that are used to lead the class in warm-up stretches. This part of the class is very important, as proper stretching can prevent injury throughout the fast-paced workout. After the main section of the workout is completed, students may go through a similar stretching session to help cool down the body.
The 8 per cent year-on-year drop in profits last month compares with 4.2 per cent in November and is the biggest since the current data series began in late 2011, figures released on Tuesday showed.
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The advantages for schools seem clear: they enjoy the benefits of bright graduates who would otherwise have gone straight into consulting.
Framing the ’80s
1. 碧昂斯(Beyoncé)，《碧昂斯》，Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia。这张专辑是继去年的平淡后的一次突击，是碧昂斯的力作，它光彩夺目地展示了充满情感的统治力、精良的制作、欲望的放纵与女性主义的力量（不一定是按这个顺序），在漫长而充满众多娱乐的一年里一直令人关注。她的歌唱与她的态度一样，极为自信而又充满细节；她所传达的信息复杂而又清晰。这是高端的流行乐，拒绝曲意逢迎。
The Bulls get the Kings' pick if it falls outside the top 10, so it's better for the Kings to be a bottom-10 team than to just miss the playoffs in terms of team-building.
China's movie box office revenue grew 9 percent to $8.9 billion (RMB 60.98 billion) in 2018.
The ability of customers to air their dirty laundry to the world via Twitter and Facebook has already changed the customer service game. A 2012 Nielsen survey shows more than half of all customers now turn to social media for redress; meanwhile, some 81% of Twitter users expect a same-day response to questions and complaints. But this fall, things got even more interesting: On Sept. 2, British Airways passenger Hasan Syed spent an estimated $1,000 to purchase several promoted Tweets blasting the company for losing luggage. With paid social media now in customers' arsenal, 2014 may mark the beginning of the end of abysmal customer service at major airlines, credit card companies, banks, and other repeat offenders, characterized by endless phone wait times and those automated "phone trees" (i.e., "Press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish, 3 to waste your entire afternoon on hold ...").
For people with health concerns, it is important to remember that a Zumba® workout is heavy aerobic exercise. Even workout fanatics can find themselves panting and needing a break after just a few songs. If dizziness or nausea occur, students shouldn't be afraid to take a break, get some water, and sit out a few songs. Completing a full Zumba® routine is something to be proud of, but it may take a few weeks of classes to reach that level.