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Would you say that you are happy?

Would you say that you are happy? What does one need in order to be happy? What are the world's happiest countries? Let's discuss it!

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Discussion: Human genetic modification

Lately, genetic technologies have been developing really fast, and today scientists are able to modify genetic code. For example, the majority of products that you consume include genetically modified material. However, we are able modify not only potatoes and tomatoes, but also humans. Such modifiations enable us to cure some genetic deseases like autism, haemophilia and many others. Nevertheless, there are many opposers to them. Today, we will discuss the advantages of genetic modification in unborn children from 3 parents.

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Fluency vs Knowledge in Language Studies, or Why You Should Not Learn English (or Should You?)

Is being fluent the same as knowing the language? Which is your personal priority? How to achieve fluency and how to achieve language knowledge? Let us think, discuss, and try different methods for boosting your language performance, whatever your aim is.

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Travelling around the world: a discussion

Anton Kornienko, a world traveler and a world citizen, will discuss with us his travels and answer any questions.

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The Paradox of Choice: TED Video and Discussion

Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied. Let's watch the talk and discuss it!

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The World of 2100: Your Predictions

It's around the time that Marty McFly traveled to now, and just several months left before we start flying hoverboards and magnify food on a regular basis (or was that a different film?). Or... do we? It doesn't matter whether your predictions are accurate or not; let's just share our views on how life will look like 85 years from now. You're a part of a futurologist team, and you are to consult your colleagues and present a forecast.

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Discussion: Journalism

Just some random questions about journalists asked by a journalist. Share your opinions about the types of media that you use, your reading habits, journalist ethics, paparazzi and what not - while practicing your English.

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Discussion: How to Survive at Military Times

What if SHTF and there's a war out there tomorrow? Do you know what to do? Let's find out.

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Collectivism vs Individualism, Russia vs USA

Are we (Russians) collectivists or individualists? What is an average life in an individualistic society? Will any of them ever prevail? 

Dmitry will tell about his experience in the United States, one of the most individualistic countries in the world. 

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Tolerance and the Western World Weakness: a Discussion

We'll start with a discussion of what happened in Paris on 7 January.