Content advisory 12+ We were driving in our Japanese car down the road, xenon headlights breaking the darkness. Suspension, invented by a Scotland-origin man was preventing us from jumping on the bumps. We were driving through the forest to the border through the protected zone.
Back then, in the age of tribes, being banned from your settlement was sometimes worse than a death sentence. Wild beasts, hungry hunters, … Read the rest
Content advisory 12+ There are many talks and speeches regarding the benefits of diversity, yet really few of them truly explain why it actually matters. In short, it widens your thinking horizon, gives you the luxury of less biased choice and helps you to understand the world better; by this, you can develop yourself, because it trains your brain, it stimulates the variety of connections between neurons, which will … Read the rest
Content advisory 14+ There were times when libraries experienced heavy traffic as readers pop in to find the latest release. Days when one could hardly go to bed without reading a chapter or two, but what is happening nowadays? More time is spent on leisure and scrolling up and down a screen. That doesn’t mean that books are not treasured. There are few serious readers left. Are you one of … Read the rest
Enough is enough. Let`s stop speaking about 4% a year inflation when the real price growth is 1.6% a month. Let`s stop speaking about safety when the murder rate is 11.31 per 100 000, that is between Surinam, Botswana and Papua New Guinea (where the rate is lower) and Panama, Nicaragua and Costa Rica (where the rate is higher). Just stop it.
Контент 16+Вот была у меня статья про кофеин, теперь наверное стоит написать про кофе (основной натуральный источник кофеина).
Один из первых заводов по производству кофе был создан в арабском мире в пятнадцатом веке. Здесь исторически пьют много кофе, но существуют некоторые религиозные ограничения у радикальных групп в связи с подозрением на опьяняющий эффект. Когда кофе отправился из Константинополя в Венецию, а затем в Вену и другие европейские … Read the rest
Content advisory 18+ Restricting something just for the apparent sake restricting it is usually a bad idea, though not an uncommon practice among bureaucrats and fools (if by that we are not talking about the same thing-Eric). But putting shackles on the importing of vital medicine is a treason by definition -- insofar as it represents a willful act of sabotaging the best interests of the nation, in … Read the rest
Content advisory 18+ I decided to start writing my posts in English as well as in Russian. Why so? Well, I’m here for the future, and English is an international language. I honestly think that limiting yourself just to one language is a demonstration of laziness…or stagnation, or stubbornness.
Many nations consider themselves as indisputably ‘great’, forgetting the darker sides of their history, ignoring the fact, amid the shifting … Read the rest
Content advisory 18+ Imagine walking down the street in spring, dust sifting through the air, horns of impatient cars blasting, sad people rushing towards old buildings, tensions of all sorts smoldering in the air.
Imagine people fainting because of hydrogen sulphide in the atmosphere, and lamenting their choice to buy apartments in such a miasma.
Контент 18+ It is always more difficult to move forward when it seems that everything is against you. Friends have dissolved in the shadows or have become the shadows of the past themselves. They are engrossed in an endless evil race in the hope of getting the last piece from the back of the dying whale. Partners began to share losses, and not profits, and your health over the … Read the rest
Контент 16 + Just returned from the frozen streets of Moscow (-14C it is, and windy). Now it is pretty clear to me, that I want, no, desire – to leave somewhere warmer. Tired of this weather, of this grey, grim faces.
I remember my Asian trips, unique cuisine, cheap and affordable living, and realize – no, I can’t live there. I need a comfort, I need proper medicine, and, … Read the rest