What Men Really Think of Single Moms?

What Men Really Think of Single Moms?

I rarely read Russian media sites, but this article written by a man giving advise to other men not to get involved with the single moms, really upset me. And it’s not only because I am a single mom myself and I was raised by a single mom, but because it was absolutely horrifying to see how easily this guy de-valued and written-off a huge segment of Russian women (about 10 million of them!) – sweet, caring moms that lost their husbands to alcoholism, domestic violence or infidelity

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Paralyzed son is looking after his paralyzed mom by designing websites in bed

Paralyzed son is looking after his paralyzed mom by designing websites in bed

For the past 3 years Michael and his mom Rimma from Ekaterinburg, Russia, haven’t been outside or seen each other, even though they are living in the same house, just separated by a wall. Both mother and son are now paralyzed and bedridden, and require 24×7 care of sitters and masseuses to keep them alive. They are communicating with each other through phone or Skype. 

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Kiev Crisis: things are even worse than reported

Kiev Crisis: things are even worse than reported

Situation in Kiev seems to be even worse than reported in media. People are desperately trying to leave the city or the country, but all exits are blocked. Police arrests anyone with gunshot wounds trying to get medical help. Shortages of food and medical supplies create panic in locals.

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Borsch Soup, My Family Recipe

Borsch Soup, My Family Recipe

Borsch is a type of vegetable soup made of chicken broth and a lot of vegetables, including beetroot, which gave Borsch a traditional deep red colour.

Originally it came from Ukraine, however borsch has been a popular dish in Russia as well. Growing up, we were having borsch, at least, once a week. 

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I don’t need to Flirt, I will Seduce you with my Awkwardness

I don’t need to Flirt, I will Seduce you with my Awkwardness

From keeping an in-depth dating Excel spreadsheet for evaluating his dates,  pretending to be an Israeli spy to arming himself with a slew of weapons, including two crossbows and a rifle, and allegedly burning down his ex-girlfriend’s parents house there’s no shortage of press coverage when it comes to wacky dating behavior.

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Four Days in San Francisco

Four Days in San Francisco

I was attending UX Week Conference in San Francisco recently and decided to stay in the city for a few extra days just to explore it a bit.

One of the things that I’ve learned about San Francisco pretty quickly is that it’s a cold and foggy city. It was about +30C in Toronto when I left. In San Francisco it’s about +15C right now, plus wind.

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