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Three years ago, I moved to Istanbul and wrote about this adventure. Now I'm still in Istanbul and still happy: I continue to do marketing, travel a lot and get married. Yes, I am married to a Turk - the time has come to “remove the covers” from this topic. Publication from Elena Smirnova-Ulusoy (@vataraksii) 14 May 2018 at 9:21 PDT Exception and rules When I told my husband that I was writing this text, he was surprised: "What can you tell?

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Anastasia Bortnikova tells her story. Childhood My parents are programmers. Mom met dad at MSU: she studied at the Faculty of Mathematics, and he - at the physics department. I was born when my mother was twenty; shortly before this, they got married, and it seems to me that they did not plan a child. When I was three years old, my mother only wrote a diploma.

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In the past three years, cool materials on feminism have begun to appear more and more often in the media or social networks. On the day I see a dozen posts on the rights of women in telegram channels, on weekends I read posts from advanced VKontakte public posts, feminist flashmobs seize Facebook several times a year. But among thousands of Russian YouTube channels it’s hard to find at least twenty understandable and popular videos that any discrimination is bad.

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Overdose of drugs is in every sense a traumatic experience that allows you to see the ins and outs of medicine. Needless to say, taking drugs is harmful, but it is especially dangerous to mix them with other psychotropic substances, such as anti-depressants. On condition of anonymity, we publish the story of a Moscow student who ended up in the toxicological department after using amphetamine.

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It seems that the image of a modern girl with a glass of wine in her hand (that is, many of us) has nothing to do with alcohol addiction: many people think that only those who grew up in difficult conditions or got into a "bad company" face it. So thought Maria Makhotina (the name was changed at the request of the heroine) - she told us why she began to drink and how she coped with the addiction.

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More and more people are talking about transgenderness in the world, although some issues are still ignored - for example, we know little about the experiences of parents of transgender children and how they build relationships with their grown-up children. Twenty-three years ago, our heroine was told that she would have a girl - but everything turned out differently.

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It all started with the fact that twelve years ago I received a grant. No, not so - it all started with the fact that after graduating from university in Russia, I chose a study program in Britain. I did not have money, and I began to look for someone who will pay it to me. I sent to one hundred and fifty large companies one hundred and fifty letters of the same content, where I told about myself, brilliant educational successes and the chosen British program - and finally asked whether, dear sir, in your wonderful company there are grants to pay for training for young talents in your interests.

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Surrogate motherhood is a reproductive technology in which three people are technically involved in the conception and birth of a child: three: the surrogate mother bears a fetus grown from the material of the biological parents. Society to this method of dealing with infertility is very ambiguous. Women are often accused of giving their own child, although according to the law, a surrogate mother cannot be both an egg donor and a child at the same time, in fact, of course, is not "her own."

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Vitiligo is one of the most neglected phenomena in medicine, a condition in which areas of a much lighter natural skin tone appear on different parts of the face and body. There is no melanin on bleached foci, so they barely darken in the sun or can get burned instantly. Most often, stains appear and grow under the influence of stress experienced, but to say why this happens, no one can reliably.

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If you believe American romcoms, every girl has a wedding album since childhood, where she wonders what her bouquet will look like, what bridesmaids dresses will be and what cake will be served in the finale of the evening. Everything was wrong with me: the only thing I thought about when I presented my hypothetical wedding was before the boyfriend proposed to me - the song for the first dance (of course, we chose a completely different one) and the dress.

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Eating disorders are a common and dangerous problem: according to statistics, mortality from anorexia is higher than from other mental states. But if it is precisely frustration that most seem to be something distant, then many have an uneasy relationship with food and their own body. We spoke with Yulia Lapina, a clinical psychologist, author of the book Body, Food, Sex and Anxiety (the author transferred the entire fee to the children's hospice House with a Lighthouse) about what affects the eating habits and attitudes of Russians with food, why women more often dissatisfied with their bodies, as well as bodybuilding and related myths.

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In January, journalist Ekaterina Fedorova told in social networks that she was raped by co-founder of Far Eastern media holding PrimaMedia Alexey Migunov. On the Internet, violent disputes began about the "who is really to blame." Migunov himself said that "there was no violence," and later filed a lawsuit against the journalist for the protection of honor and dignity.

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Nausea during pregnancy (what we used to call “toxicosis”) is usually perceived as a minor nuisance, and salty crackers help to get rid of it - and most often it happens. According to the evolutionary hypothesis, nausea and vomiting long before the appearance of refrigerators helped a woman in the first trimester of pregnancy (when the fetus is most vulnerable) to abandon potentially dangerous products, such as meat, which could contain pathogenic microorganisms.

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I am called by ILON, NOW I LEARN ON THE FOURTH COURSE of the Faculty of Computer Science of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. My professional career began as a teenager when I entered an advanced programming school in my native Stavropol. The teacher motivated us, saying that if we participate and win olympiads, we will be able to enter the best universities in Moscow and St. Petersburg without exams.

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BEFORE THE MACHINE RUNS THE HARE, AND FOR IT SOMETHING IS LONG. We already see almost nothing - the battery died in the morning, so there are no headlights, no wipers, no David Bowie, and there is not even a gas meter: we are blindly driving in every sense. It is just about to stop for the night, because almost no one sees us on the road either — people or animals — even though we are a big red bus.

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I am a journalist with the TV channel "Rain", but last fall I became a member of the POC in the city of Moscow. The POC, or the Public Observation Commission, is an organization that checks whether human rights are respected in Russian prisons. It is surprising that the PMC has existed in our country only since 2008 - until then the FSIN (Federal Penitentiary Service) system was completely closed.

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