Still, the broader trend of tech giants using loss leaders to undermine upstartsmay come underfresh scrutiny amid a wider societal rethinking of corporate power and the power of dominant tech companies in particular.
1.loss leader: an item that a shop/store sells at a very low price to attract customers
2.amid: in the middle of or during sth, especially sth that causes excitement or fear
That March, a free 10-week version made available to the public via Coursera, titled “the Science of Well-Being,” also became instantly popular, attracting hundreds of thousands of online learners. But whenlockdownsbegan last March, two full years later, the enrollment numbersskyrocketed.To date, over 3.3 million people have signed up, according to the website.
The Coursera curriculum, adapted from the one Dr. Santos taught at
Yale, asks students to, among other things, track their sleep patterns, keep a gratitude journal, perform random acts of kindness, andtake note ofwhether, over time, these behaviors correlate with a positive change in their general mood.
Gretchen McIntire, 34, a home health aide in Massachusetts, is studying for her bachelor’s degree in psychology through an online program from Southern New Hampshire University. In her free time during lockdown in August, Ms. McIntire took the class. She called it “life-changing.” She said she found having a daily meditation practice helpful, and has stuck with it even after finishing the class. Meditation also helped her toget offsocial media.
Kezie Nwachukwu, 22, also took the class at Yale. He didn’t think it was revolutionary, either, he said, but has managed to find some lasting value in the curriculum. Mr. Nwachukwu, who identifies as a Christian, said that the most important thing he learned is about the importance of faith and community in happiness.
Another lesson thatstuck withhim was the value of negative visualization. Thisentailsthinking of a good thing in your life (like your gorgeous, reasonably affordable apartment) and then imagining the worst-casescenario(suddenly finding yourself homeless and without a safety net). If gratitude is something that doesn’t come naturally, negative visualization can help you to get there.
本文节选自：The New York Times（纽约时报）
vi. 突升, 猛涨
vt. 使…成为必要, 需要；限定继承
1.take note of 注意，留意
2.get off 从…下来,离开,出发
3.stuck with 被迫接受；无法摆脱；肩负
That March, a free 10-week version made available to the public via Coursera, titled “the Science of Well-Being,” also became instantly popular, attracting hundreds of thousands of online learners.
结构:sth. made available to sb. +be +adj.
例句:The government claims that the vaccine made available to the public is adequate.
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