06 2014 October
By NordA - Anna Kazakova
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Turtle and Dog

You’re Not a Turtle, You’re a Dog! – Motivational Story

Sometimes when people work, study, or even live together—they tend to examine each other and make comparisons. Eventually, if not immediately, one can find themselves battling inner conflict brought on by consciously or sub-consciously deciding that “I’m not as smart as the person next to me.” This way of thinking is a distraction and negative,...

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25 2014 September
By Oxana a.k.a. Merenlin
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What do you want to be when you grow up?

What do you want to be when you grow up?

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”...

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14 2014 September
By NordA - Anna Kazakova
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Start up

IN WAKE OF THE STOCKHOLM TECH FEST, PART II: Startups

(THIS IS THE SECOND PART. Read the first part here) Things weren’t that bad at Stockholm Tech Fest. We actually got to meet some very talented and creative people in the Tech industry….people who are changing the future….people who we chose to discuss here today. In fact, one of them won the Life as an...

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11 2014 September
By NordA - Anna Kazakova
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(c) Image courtesy of Klarna

In Wake of the Stockholm Tech Fest, Part I: Diversity

Week 36 in Stockholm the tech scene was in full swing! It was highlighted by a Swedish- based company known as Klarna – who arranged the event which was devoted exclusively to tech-creative women. The “Women Create Tech” theme gathered over a 1000 women at Klarna’s headquarters to talk about their role in the hottest...

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10 2014 September
By NordA - Anna Kazakova
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100daysofhappiness challenge

Share Happiness Challenge

People spend years pursuing happiness… searching for it, hoping to get it one day. The truth is that we already have it inside us, around us – everywhere! We just need to learn to recognise it! Life as an investment started #100daysofhappiness challenge and already 3 days in a row posting The Happy Pics on @lifeasaninvestment Instagram account...

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31 2014 August
By Oxana a.k.a. Merenlin
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RosieTech

Wild women DO, – interview with Marie Milligan

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ― Nelson Mandela The human beings are strange in the defining the place that we call “comfort”. We need to have stability and...

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19 2014 August
By NordA - Anna Kazakova
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Panthère de Cartier cuff-bracelet. Platinum, diamonds, sapphires, onyx  Vincent Wulveryck © Cartier 2009

Investing in Jewelry — is it a Myth or a Dream Come True?

While travelling in Russia, I noticed how consumers influence different industries.  Take for example the jewelry industry. It amazed me to see how many jewelry stores were in business, and the variety of international brands that were available. The ‘girly girl’ side of me was charmed, but at the same time, my rational side, influenced...

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17 2014 August
By NordA - Anna Kazakova
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DSC_0738

How Much Does a Triathlon Cost? Part I: Swimming

A triathlete – is a person who doesn’t understand that one sport is hard enough. So… congratulations! You are one of them! Being that you’re here, you’re probably on your way to completing your first triathlon. And I’m sure you already noticed that this hobby/sport/lifestyle is pretty expensive. Read-on and learn useful tips on how...

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04 2014 August
By NordA - Anna Kazakova
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Source http://discovermagazine.com/~/media/Images/Issues/2013/Jan-Feb/DSC-PP0113_03.jpg

How does candy relate to your future financial independence?

 (on the main photo Evelyn Rose, // photo by J. Adam Fenster)  In 1970, Stanford University Walter Mischel and Ebbe B. Ebbesen conducted an experiment that they called the “Marshmallow Test”. They gathered about 600 kids (avg. age 4.5) and basically tempted them with a marshmallow, or some form of candy or cake.  It went something...

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01 2014 August
By NordA - Anna Kazakova
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Bosphorus Cross Continental Race 2014

How I crossed Bosphorus

At 20:45 I arrived at St Görans Hospital emergency entrance. I took a number, registered myself then had a seat. That evening I was supposed to be at my place relaxing and sharing my emotions after the Bosphorus Cross Continental Race. It’s been a week since the event and I still couldn’t find the energy...

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