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15 Tips to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life

There’s nothing quite like getting a good nights sleep. Waking up refreshed, energized, and ready to take on the world is the ideal feeling that we all would love to have. I've dived into the research on how to optimize my own sleep few years ago when and would be happy to share what really made the difference for me and other people.

P.S. Most of my claims are backed by scientific studies, for which links will be supplied in the comments.

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Odd Jobs

Let's get acquainted with some odd jobs.

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Presentation: Kazakhstan

I was born and have been living most of my life in Kazakhstan. I'm not going to talk only about horses and yurts, there is much more to share and discuss.

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Discussion: Do You Want to Change Your Parents?

When most people think of parenting, they picture changing diapers, messy feeding times, and chasing a screaming child through a crowded grocery store. But parenting goes far beyond the requirements for meeting the basic survival needs of the child, and parents have a significant influence on how children turn out, including their personality, emotional development, and behavioral habits, as well as a host of other factors. It is important for the overall development of children that parents be present enough to support them, and this support fosters confidence and growth in many areas. Here we will discuss the ways parents can impact their children. Are you satisfied with your parents and are you going to be the best parents in the world?

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Discussion: Moving to Moscow

The pros and cons of big city life from a former resident of Speak Freely, Iakov Vokhmintsev.

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Discussion: Traveling

What are some good and bad things about traveling? What do you think about traveliving? Is travel helping the world? Let us discuss this and other questions.

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TED video and discussion: The Culture of Eating

"I profoundly believe that the power of food has a primal place in our homes that binds us to the best bits of life," says Jaimie Oliver, a world-popular TV chef from Britain who believes the world can be cured by educating children about food. What do you think? What is the place of food in your life? Let's discuss!

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Discussion: Habits

Some of them can be very useful and some can really do a lot of harm. We have plenty of them in our life. Let's talk about habits! And see how we can improve our living by adding or getting rid of some habits.

Discussion: “Life strategy — living today or preparing for tomorrow”

HourglassWhat is your motto? Carpe diem (“seize the day”) or festina lente (“make haste slowly”)? Some people live their lives like there's no tomorrow, other people prepare for the ultimate happiness that lies far away (for some of them not even in this world). What are pro's and con's of these approaches? What is your own personal view? Do you live your life the way you'd like to?

This question has been disputed by philosophers and religious leaders for centuries. Of course, we won't come to a final decision, but this problem is worth discussing, anyway. We will speak about historical and cultural background of this question in Russia and other countries. Then, I would like to discuss the plannig and strategy of our lives, the feelings and long-term results they bring, and I invite you to share your views and experience with other participants.