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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Fried Eggs, Russian Style

Fried Eggs, Russian Style

I actually don’t know if this recipe for fried eggs is authentically Russian. I learned it while living in Russia, so to me its Russian.

Anyway, it’s quite simple and easy to prepare, and its my favourite way to prepare fried eggs for breakfast.

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