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Marketing Psychology Tricks

What motives lead your decision to buy? Do you always calculate your profit? Let's discuss some marketing tricks add how they influence us.

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Presentation: Speech and Meaning

How many ways are there to say the same thing? How many of them can you use interchangeably? Why do people say what they say? Tonight, I will talk about face-threatening acts, hedges, small talk, why you don't understand your girlfriend sometimes (and possibly why you don't have one).

Those who don't give a shit about linguistics may find my presentation especially useful.

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Presentation: Raw Food

Everybody knows how important our food is. Raw food eaters believe that you should not cook at all. Food needs to be raw to provide you with all you need. Do you want to learn more about their way of living? It is very interesting! I'll share my experiense of 3 weeks raw food diet with you. And you might like some of the recipes.

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Wastewater Treatment

Have you ever wondered what happens with sewage once it was flushed down your sink or your toilet, whatever their content may be? Where does tap water come from and what are the means used to get it there? Quotidian as this subject appears to be at first glance, it is a way more complicated than you would imagine. Let me shed some light on the subject.

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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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PhD in the US: from Application to Defence

I will share my story of obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Robotics Engineering from a US university.

It was a long way from starting my preparations in May 2010 to defending my dissertation in April 2017. I will try to cover various aspects of the process including the application submission, getting accustomed to a foreign country, graduate classes, working on a team, dealing with the advisor, reading and writing scienific papers, presenting at conferences, writing the dissertation, and, finally, defending it.

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Presentation: Office Body Language

Did you know you could boost your career by following a few simple rules? Learn more tonight at Speak Freely!

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Interesting Science Facts

Fancy hearing some exciting facts about nature? 

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How To Stand Up Comedy

Do you think you are funny? How do you know? What makes jokes funny? Let's find this out and practice making good jokes.

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Pet Therapy

Pet-therapy (animal-assisted therapy, zoo-therapy) is a type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. The goal of pet-therapy is to improve a patient's social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. But there are also some risks and criticism. So, let’s talk about our little friends.