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chinadaily.com.cn 2018-08-23 17:32


>Nanny-sharing is coming
Americans embraced sharing their homes and cars, creating billion-dollar industries. Nannies are next. Nanny-sharing arrangements - where a nanny cares for children from two families on a regular basis - can both allow families who couldn't afford a nanny to hire one and lift nannies' economic fortunes, allowing them to make thousands of dollars more a year than they would working for just one family. Nanny Lane began rolling out its nanny-sharing service earlier this year and is among a portfolio of sites operated under CareGuide. John Philip Green, who calls himself the "chief executive dad" of CareGuide, says he could foresee the site bringing the sharing economy to child care.
在美国,共享民宿和共享汽车创造出了数十亿美元的产业。下一个风口是保姆。共享保姆,即保姆定期照顾来自两个家庭的孩子,这样既可以让那些原本雇不起保姆的家庭雇得起一个保姆,又可以提升保姆的经济收益——她们每年的收入比只为一个家庭工作要多出几千美元。今年早些时候,CareGuide旗下网站之一Nanny Lane开始推出共享保姆服务。自诩为CareGuide"首席执行爸爸"的约翰•菲利普•格林表示,他能预见Nanny Lane将会把共享经济带到儿童保育领域。



>Qatar royal jet for sale
A jet belonging to the Qatari royal family is up for sale - although it's more like a flying mansion. The Boeing 747-8 comes complete with multiple rooms and is decked out in a regal blue, white and gold color scheme. The plane was originally intended for a whopping 467 passengers, but the royal family took out most of the seating to maximize space, so it now seats 76 passengers and 18 crew members. The plane has been flown for only 403.2 hours. It's been priced at a mind-boggling $555 million. Inside, there are a vast dining room-cum-boardroom, several lounges and a huge bedroom suite with a very luxurious-looking double bed. And there are 10 toilets and even a medical center on board.


'Crazy Rich Asians' Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on August 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. [Photo/VCG]

>Film ushers era of comedies
Romantic comedies have not received a lot of love at the box office lately, but that changed with "Crazy Rich Asians." The Warner Bros film opened at $5 million on Wednesday and brought in $34 million in just five days. The release of the film stars a predominantly Asian cast. It is based on the 2013 best-selling novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan. Regardless of box office performance, Kwan said "Crazy Rich Asians" is already a success because of what it represents. It shows how far Hollywood has come from the outdated Asian caricatures showcased in past rom-coms. "We pave the way, we create new narratives, we shatter the stereotypes and we move forward," he added.



>Big data aids dorm selection
Nanjing University has collected incoming freshmen's living habits, hobbies and other characteristics through online questionnaires for the second year, providing big data for precisely arranging for compatible students to live together. The university launched the online questionnaires in early August, containing not only survey options, such as study and rest timetables, air conditioner preferences and personal hygiene habits, but also open-ended questions such as interests and hobbies. The university assured them that the data collected would only be used for reference in the allocation of dormitories. The university started using big data in distributing dormitories for freshmen last year. A recent survey showed that students lived together more harmoniously due to the new allocation system. By avoiding big personal differences in initial allocation of dormitories through big data analysis, dormitory members can better learn from and influence each other, and get along more quickly, said Gong Yue, who is in charge of student affairs at the university.

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