The Scottish Parliament passed a bill that will make pads and tampons free across the board, making Scotland the first country on the globe to end "period poverty." alt="2020年要走了 这些好消息曾带给我们温暖">
2020年是多灾多难的一年，接踵而至的坏消息让人们焦头烂额，但是这一年也不是全然没有好事发生，比如下面这些振奋人心的好消息就值得喝上一杯。 Credit: Instagram 苏格兰为女性免费提供卫生用品 The Scottish Parliament passed a bill that will make pads and tampons free across the board, making Scotland the first coun...
2020年是很不寻常的一年，对于电影界也是如此。尽管受疫情影响，今年上映的新片不多，但是也不乏优秀的电影。根据豆瓣评分，我们筛选出了本年度最精华的十部电影，快来将它们一网打尽吧！ Poster of Soul. (Credit: Pixar） Soul 《心灵奇旅》 豆瓣评分：9.1 In the first Pixar cartoon to have an African-American lead character, Jamie Fo...
A man wearing a mask walks past the headquarters of the People's Bank of China, the central bank, in Beijing, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, February 3, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee
China will overtake the US to become the world's largest economy by 2028, five years earlier than previously forecast, a report says.
The UK-based Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said China's "skilful" management of Covid-19 would boost its relative growth compared to the US and Europe in coming years.
Meanwhile India is tipped to become the third largest economy by 2030.
The CEBR releases its economic league table every year on 26 December.
Although China was the first country hit by Covid-19, it controlled the disease through swift and extremely strict action, meaning it did not need to repeat economically paralysing lockdowns as European countries have done.
As a result, unlike other major economies, it has avoided an economic recession in 2020 and is in fact estimated to see growth of 2% this year.
The US economy, by contrast, has been hit hard by the world's worst coronavirus epidemic in terms of sheer numbers. More than 330,000 people have died in the US and there have been some 18.5 million confirmed cases.
The economic damage has been cushioned by monetary policy and a huge fiscal stimulus, but political disagreements over a new stimulus package could leave around 14 million Americans without unemployment benefit payments in the new year.
The report says that after "a strong post-pandemic rebound in 2021", the US economy will grow by about 1.9% annually from 2022-24 and then slow to 1.6% in the years after that.
By contrast the Chinese economy is tipped to grow by 5.7% annually until 2025, and 4.5% annually from 2026-2030.
China's share of the world economy has risen from just 3.6% in 2000 to 17.8% now and the country will become a "high-income economy" by 2023, the report says.
The Chinese economy is not only benefitting from having controlled Covid-19 early, but also aggressive policymaking targeting industries like advanced manufacturing, said CEBR deputy chairman Douglas McWilliams.
The post-Brexit UK economy will grow by 4% annually from 2021-25 and 1.8% annually from 2026-30.
India had overtaken the UK as the fifth-biggest economy in 2019 but has slipped behind it again due to the pandemic's impact. It won" alt="英国智库：中国经济将在2028年赶超美国">
英国经济与商业研究中心的年度报告称，2028年中国经济将赶超美国，成为全球最大经济体，比疫情前的预测提早了五年；印度有望在2030年成为全球第三大经济体。 A man wearing a mask walks past the headquarters of the People's Bank of China, the central bank, in Beijing, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the ne...
French fashion designer Pierre Cardin poses in front of his 1954-1956-1957 fashion creations in his museum called "Past-Present-Future" in Paris November 12, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at the age of 98, France's Fine Arts Academy announced on Tuesday in a statement on Twitter.
"The Perpetual Secretary, Laurent Petitgirard, and the members of the Academy of Fine Arts are deeply saddened to announce the death of their colleague Pierre Cardin. He had been elected on 12 February 1992 to the chair of Pierre Dux," the Fine Arts Academy said.
His creations adorned many stars of the day, among them Elizabeth Taylor, Barbra Streisand, Jeanne Moreau, Jackie Kennedy, Charlotte Rampling, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
Cardin was among the first designers to capitalize on the business side of fashion, becoming a household name thanks to powerful branding.
He also broke with tradition through his futuristic designs -- and by producing landmark unisex and ready-to-wear collections at a time when both were effectively unheard of.
Cardin was born in 1922 in San Biagio di Callalta, a small town in northeast Italy about 20 miles from Venice. He was born Pietro, but he became known as Pierre after his family relocated to France to escape fascism two years later.
As a young man, his first steps into fashion coincided with a move to Paris, where he worked on the costumes of Jean Cocteau's film version of "Beauty and the Beast." alt="著名服装设计师皮尔·卡丹去世 你对他的生前创举了解多少？">
在中国人的记忆中，皮尔卡丹是耳熟能详的大品牌，它的创始人皮尔·卡丹是时尚界的传奇人物，他让高档时装走进老百姓的生活，他的商业帝国遍布世界各地，他的名字注定无法被遗忘。 French fashion designer Pierre Cardin poses in front of his 1954-1956-1957 fashion creations in his museum called "Past-Present-Future" in Paris November 12,...
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1. ACID WASH 酸洗牛仔裤
The acid washing process has its roots in 1960s surf culture. According to CRFashionBook, the trend really took off in the 1980s, after Guess released “the first pair of ‘pre-washed’ bleach-splattered jeans.”
2. MOM JEANS 老妈牛仔裤
Just the term mom jeans conjures up an image of high-waisted rigid denim jeans with straight (but not tight!) legs. Supposedly, the high waist was meant to cover the tummy and prevent it from spilling over the top of the jeans, creating the dreaded muffin top—but usually, all it did was accentuate any visible fat and make you look frumpy to boot.
muffin top: 腰部赘肉
to boot: 再者；除此以外
According to Emma McClendon, a fashion historian and the author of Denim: Fashion’s Frontier, “In the history of jeans as a garment, that high-rise, straight-leg, no-stretch-denim [template] is actually very typical.” That basic shape endured into the 1960s. The term mom jeans didn" alt="揭秘：8款风靡一时的牛仔裤 都是怎么流行起来的？">
从高腰裤、阔腿裤到紧身裤、喇叭裤，牛仔裤的流行趋势不断变迁，一起来看看曾经风靡一时的8种牛仔裤潮流都是怎么兴起的。 Photo from Pexels 1. ACID WASH 酸洗牛仔裤 The acid washing process has its roots in 1960s surf culture. According to CRFashionBook, the trend really took off in the 1980s, a...
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South Korea recorded more deaths than births in 2020 for the first time ever, prompting calls for action to revive the country's falling fertility rate.
For years, South Korea has struggled with a growing demographic crisis. The country's fertility rate has repeatedly hit record lows, and ranks near the bottom of the lowest fertility rates in the world. Meanwhile, South Korea's population continues to age, sending the country into a demographic decline.
But last year's census data, released by the Ministry of Interior and Safety on Monday, appears even more alarming.
There were only 275,815 births, a record low -- compared to 307,764 deaths, a 3.1% increase in fatalities from the previous year. This is the first time South Korea has hit the "population death cross," when the number of deaths surpasses births, the ministry said in a news release -- and the first time the total population has shrunk.
The population continues to age rapidly, the census showed: 32.7% of people are in their 40s and 50s, and nearly a quarter are over the age of 60.
"The constant decline in birth rate shows that low birth rate remains as a big issue in Korea," the release said. "There needs to be a fundamental change in the governmental policies such as welfare, education, and national defense, accordingly." alt="人口负增长！去年韩国死亡人数首次超过出生人数">
多年来韩国一直在同少子化问题和人口老龄化问题作斗争，然而过去的一年给了韩国又一个打击。人口普查数据显示，去年韩国死亡人数首次超过了出生人数，总人口第一次出现负增长。 Photo by Tanaphong Toochinda on Unsplash South Korea recorded more deaths than births in 2020 for the first time ever, prompting calls for actio...
由于洛杉矶县疫情严重，约有五分之一的居民都确诊了新冠肺炎，原定于1月31日举行的格莱美奖颁奖礼被推迟到了3月14日。主办方原计划举办一场没有观众、远程领奖的颁奖礼，现场只有主持人和表演节目的演员。 62nd Grammy Awards - Show - Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 26, 2020 - Billie Eilish accepts the award for Best New Artist. REUTERS/Mar...
ON INSPIRATION 关于灵感
"I get inspiration from my everyday life.”
ON CHILDREN 关于儿童
"We get strength and encouragement from watching children." alt="宫崎骏爷爷80岁啦！一起来读读他的名言">
享誉全球的日本动画大师宫崎骏（Hayao Miyazaki）刚刚过了80岁的生日，曾七次引退都没有成功的他目前还在忙着制作新动画《你想活出怎样的人生》。他的经典动画陪伴了无数人成长，也温暖了很多心灵。打造了如此美好的动画世界的宫崎骏是怎样的一个人呢？一起来读一读他的名言。 图片来源：视觉中国 ON INSPIRATION 关于灵感 "I get inspiration from my everyday life.” “我从自己的日常生活中攫取灵感...
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The Many Saints of Newark《纽瓦克众圣》
Fourteen years after The Sopranos ended, its creator and writer, David Chase, delivers a prequel to one of the best television series ever made. No one could replace James Gandolfini, who died in 2013, and who made the middle-aged Tony, family man and mob boss, a classic character. But Chase and director Alan Taylor enlisted Gandolfini" alt="BBC推荐：2021年佳片前瞻（上）">
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Whether you rate it as a cult classic, or whether you're sensible enough to accept that it is one of the worst films ever made, David Lynch's Dune was not a triumph. Now Denis Villeneuve has made his version of Frank Herbert's epic interstellar novel, and, judging by Villeneuve's last two science-fiction dramas, Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, his Dune should be a lot more successful than Lynch's. One thing" alt="BBC推荐：2021年佳片前瞻（下）">