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8岁神童,生活小顾问

2017-09-27 14:40BBC 浏览:

是否有过难题不得不向他人求助?
伊芙霍布斯鲍姆是一个生活顾问,她向各种挣扎在困境中人,从感情困难到怎样做晚饭,提供意见。她通过网站邀请人们电邮他们的疑惑和窘境给她。这没有什么不同寻常的,但是伊芙只有8岁



Have you ever had a troubling problem that has left you wondering where to turn for help?

 

She does this through a website inviting people to email her with their queries and quandaries. There's nothing unusual about that... except for the fact that Eve is only eight years old.

This junior trouble-shooter, who also goes by the name 'Miss Evie Mouse', lives in London with her parents. Not only is Miss Mouse willing to lend an ear to her clients, she will also offer them a helping hand... for a fee of course.

She charges between 10p (1 yuan) for advice on little, everyday worries and £1 (10 yuan) for thornier problems. Her areas of expertise - if not of experience - are: "Problems about love, life and work-life balance."

A problem shared is a problem halved, but Eve can't always help. A note on the site states that she can't answer questions like "Does space ever end?" and she won't solve "schoolwork-related problems (especially not maths)."

She explained to the Guardian newspaper that she was inspired to set up the company by her father who runs a tech start-up. Eve said: "As soon as I saw his business and understood the kinds of things businesses do, I thought that's what I'm going to do."

But since setting up her company in December she has been so overwhelmed with messages that she has had to take a step back. "There has been a lot of sudden interest in my site, which is nice," she says, "but I need to do my homework too, so I won't be solving any more problems for a bit."

Glossary 词汇表

troubling  令人烦恼的
where to turn for help  到哪里求救?
a life counsellor  人生顾问
to offer (someone) advice  提供咨询
to struggle   挣扎
a dilemma   (进退两难的)窘境
a query  提问
a quandary  左右为难的情况
a trouble-shooter  能解决问题的人
to lend (someone) an ea  r聆听他人的问题
to offer (someone) a helping hand  助人一臂之力
thornier    多刺的,此处形容棘手的
work-life balance  工作生活平衡
a problem shared is a problem halved  (成语)跟人说了,问题就解决了一半。
inspired  受鼓舞
a tech start-up   一个新创科技公司
to be overwhelmed  被淹没,使之难以承受

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