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“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”
A world-renowned author, journalist, and popular lecturer, Gail Sheehy has changed the way millions of women and men around the world look at the stages of their lives. In her 50 years as a writer she has interviewed thousands of women and men and written 17 books. Her earliest revolutionary book, Passages, was named by a Library of Congress survey one of the ten most influential books of our times. Passages remained on The New York Times Bestseller List for more than three years and has been reprinted in 28 languages.
( world-renowned = با شهرت جهانی / popular = محبوب / revolutionary = انقلابی / survey = نظر سنجی / influential = تاثیر گذار )
Silent Strong Dad
He never looks for praises He’s never one to boast He just goes on quietly working For those he loves the most His dreams are seldom spoken His wants are very few And most of the time his worries Will go unspoken too He’s there…. A firm foundation Through all our storms of life A sturdy hand to hold to In times of stress and strife A true friend we can turn to When times are good or bad One of our greatest blessings, The man that we call Dad.
( praise = تحسین / seldom = به ندرت / sturdy = محکم و قوی / strife = نزاع و کشمکش )
“Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.”
نگرش مثبتی داشته باش و به بهترین ها امیدوار باش اما در عین حال اطمینان حاصل کن که برای مواجهه با مصیبتها و بدترین ها آمادگی داری.
Facts About Elephants
Elephants are the largest land animals on Earth. They have characteristic long noses, or trunks; large, floppy ears; and wide, thick legs. There are two species of elephant. The Asian elephant and the African elephant live on separate continents and have many unique features. There are several subspecies that belong to one or the other of these two main species, though there is disagreement over just how many subspecies there are.
( trunk = خرطوم فیل/ species = گونه / continent = قاره / subspecies = زیر گونه )
A group of elephants is called a herd. The herd is led by a matriarch, which is the oldest female. Females, as well as young and old elephants, stick together in a herd. Adult males tend to wander on their own.
( herd = گله / matriarch = فیل ماده ای که ریاست گله رو بر عهده داره / female = ماده / male = نر )
Elephants also have certain rules. For example, when they are meeting each other, they expect the other elephant to extend its trunk in greeting. The matriarch will often teach young elephants in her herd how to act properly.
( certain rules = مقررات خاص / greeting = سلام و خوشامد گویی / properly = به درستی )
In the same way that humans tend to be right-handed or left-handed, elephants can be right-tusked or left-tusked. Their dominant tusk is easy to identify, because it will be more worn down than the less dominant tusk, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Source: livescience
( right-handed = راست دست / left-handed = چپ دست / tusk = عاج / dominant = غالب )