digital nutrition

(名詞/不可數) 數位營養 - 確保使用手機、電腦及其他電子裝置不會對身體和心理健康造成危害的過程。

引句:
Unplugging won't solve the root problem. It's like doing a juice cleanse – you deny yourself and then you'll go back online and eat a burger … Instead, think of your digital nutrition the same way you think of regular nutrition: instead of worrying about calories or minutes, concentrate on the quality of what you're consuming.
[www.telegraph.co.uk, 6 January 2020]

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coronial

(名詞/可數) 新冠肺炎 (COVID-19) 大流行期間出生的嬰兒。

引句:
There’s still a debate whether “coronnials” include babies born during the pandemic. If they’re conceived prior to quarantine, do they still count? Do we really want to ask people when they were conceived? We might as well include all the babies born in 2020 in the “coronnials” generation since some are practically born wearing face shields.
[esquiremag.ph, 17 April 2020]

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social bubble

(名詞/可數) 社交泡沫 - 隨著新冠肺炎 (COVID-19) 封城 (lockdown) 措施逐步解封或放鬆,一小部分獲准相互探視的家人或朋友,如晚輩探視被安頓在長照機構的長輩。

引句:
Under the social bubble proposal, people would be allowed to combine their household with one or two others, up to a maximum of 10 people. A cautious version of the plan would probably mean that the vulnerable such as the over-70s and those with underlying health conditions would be advised to keep isolating and not merge with other households.
[theguardian.com, 29 April 2020]

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laughter club

(名詞/可數) 大笑俱樂部 - 一群人定期聚會一起開懷大笑以促進身心健康的團體

引句:
It’s no joke. Laughter clubs exist all over the country. They’re run by “certified laughter leaders” – often psychologists, therapists, and psychiatrists – who are trained in the healing benefits of laughter. These workshops can help you connect with others as you get in a good laugh.
[www.rd.com/health/wellness, no date]

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therapet

(名詞/可數) 治療用的寵物 - 訓練來安撫有壓力者或焦慮者的情緒或訓練來探視病人或老人的動物,通常是狗。這個字是由 therapy 和 pet 拼綴而成。

引句:
The therapets … will be easy to spot in their high-vis jackets and bandanas. They will mingle with passengers and staff to work their animal magic, both landside and airside throughout the terminal. The crew are already regular visitors to nursing homes, schools, prisons and universities, where they have helped improve mental health and well-being, alleviate stress and calm nerves.
[www.eveningexpress.co.uk, 29 April 2019]

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patient influencer

(名詞/可數) 收費為製藥公司在 Facebook、Instagram 或 Twitter 等社群媒體網站上評論或推銷藥品的人。

引句:
With respect to Instagram advertising, this can be problematic because a consumer might associate a product with an influencer’s entire feed rather than the information presented in a single ad. To add insult to injury, some patient influencers — who have every financial incentive to promote their products “authentically” — may omit critical health information, thus deceiving potential patients.
[www.vox.com, 15 February 2019]

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rage room

(名詞/可數) 發洩屋 - 提供顧客付費來擊碎、砸爛、敲破、搗毀物品以發洩情緒或紓解壓力的房間。

引句:
Before discovering the rage room, I tried all kinds of ways to deal with stress: karaoke, trampoline, dodgeball, the gym. Going to the gym is about getting healthy, looking good, but when I’m smashing up toasters, the intent is different. When I behave like a caveman, I leave any negativity behind.
[www.theguardian.com, 29 March 2019]

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motherless meat

(名詞/可數或不可數) 在實驗室利用細胞所培育生產而非取自活體動物的食用肉。

引句:
It’s almost certain that if and when the first generation of motherless meats arrive in grocery stores, they will not be steaks, chops, or filets. They will be meatballs, sausages, and extruded nuggets — processed foods that combine laboratory-raised cells with plant proteins, grains, and other ingredients.
[www.newfoodeceonomy.org, 30 July 2018]

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sausage tax

(名詞/可數) 香腸稅:政府對紅肉與加工肉品 (如培根和香腸) 所課徵的稅,旨在減少這些食品的消耗量,因而降低相關的健康問題。

引句:
A new meat tax may be on the way, which is already being dubbed the ‘sausage tax’, in a bid to encourage us to eat less processed meat. Under the proposed tax, a £2.50 packet of sausages would cost £4.47 which, like the recently introduced sugary drinks tax before it, would in theory drive down sales of sausages and bacon.
[The Telegraph, 7 November 2018]

Is it time for a sausage tax? Introducing a health tax on red and processed meat could prevent more than 220,000 deaths and save over US$40 billion in healthcare costs every year.
[Oxford University on Twitter, 7 November 2018]

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Cinderella diet

(名詞) 灰姑娘節食法:大量減少食物攝取量以使體型看起來像卡通人物灰姑娘的身材。

注意:這個片語為不可數名詞,與 diet (節食) 的可數名詞用法不同,如 I'm beginning to go on a diet tomorrow and hope to lose five kilograms before Christmas. (明天我要開始節食,希望在聖誕節之前能減掉五公斤)。

引句:
The Cinderella diet aims for a body mass index of 18, which is classified as medically underweight on the BMI scale … “The Cinderella diet is incredibly scary and dangerous. This is a terrifying trend,” [said] Sydney-based dietitian Lyndi Cohen.
[Daily Mail, 26 February 2018]

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