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Dengan membaca berita-berita berikut ini, kita dapat meningkatkan wawasan global sekaligus meningkatkan kemampuan bahasa Inggris. Semoga bermanfaat.

“Sekali mendayung, dua tiga pulau terlampaui.”

The USA is seen as the greatest threat to world peace

An international survey suggests that a quarter of the world’s population sees the United States as the greatest threat to world peace.
But the survey, carried out by WIN/Gallup International, also found that the US was the most popular destination for people to move to.
Almost half of those polled thought the coming year would be better than 2013, and more than a third said the world would be a better place if most politicians were women.
The group, which carries out an annual end of year poll, interviewed almost 67.000 people in 65 countries.

(AS dianggap ancaman terbesar terhadap perdamaian dunia
Seperempat jumlah penduduk di dunia menganggap Amerika Serikat sebagai ancaman terbesar terhadap perdamaian dunia, menurut jajak pendapat internasional.
Jajak pendapat yang dilakukan oleh WIN/Gallup International juga menemukan bahwa AS adalah tujuan yang paling populer untuk bermigrasi.
Hampir setengah dari jajak pendapat beranggapan bahwa tahun yang akan datang akan lebih baik daripada tahun 2013, dan lebih dari sepertiga mengatakan dunia akan menjadi lebih baik jika hampir seluruh politisi adalah wanita.
Badan yang menyelenggarakan jajak pendapat akhir tahun menanyai hampir 67.000 orang di 65 negara.)

Malaria mosquitoes attracted by smell

All mosquitoes are attracted to human body odour.
Scientists studying mosquitoes have found that those carrying the malaria parasite are far more attracted to humans than those without it.
All mosquitoes are attracted by the smell of human sweat, but researchers in the Netherlands discovered that the ones that were malarial were three times as likely to bite people – apparently an attempt by the parasite itself to ensure its survival and reproduction.
Writing in the open-access research journal Plos One, the researchers say their work could help provide better predictions on how malaria is transmitted, as well as developing special smelly mosquito traps.

(Nyamuk malaria tertarik bau

Para ilmuwan yang meneliti nyamuk telah menemukan bahwa nyamuk yang membawa parasit malaria jauh lebih tertarik pada manusia dibandingkan dengan nyamuk lain.
Semua nyamuk tertarik dengan bau keringat manusia, namun para ilmuwan di Belanda menemukan bahwa nyamuk malaria memiliki kemungkinan tiga kali lebih besar menggigit manusia, dan nampaknya itu adalah upaya parasit sendiri untuk menjamin kelangsungan hidup dan reproduksinya.
Menulis di jurnal penelitian terbuka Plos One, para ilmuwan itu mengatakan bahwa penelitian mereka dapat membantu memberikan perkiraan bagaimana malaria ditularkan, sekaligus mengembangkan perangkap nyamuk dengan bau tertentu.)
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A Glass of Water

A Glass of Water

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”
Answers called out ranged from 300mili-litres to 600mili-litres.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”
It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!




A smile costs nothing, but gives much.

It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give.

It takes a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor, but that he can be made rich by it.

A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business, and is the countersign of friendship.
It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and it is nature’s best antidote for trouble.

Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone, until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile;

Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.