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  • Being Your Own Supportive Friend: How To Grow Your Self-Esteem

    Exam season is fast approaching, and we know these tend to be stressful times. What can you do to support yourself during such anxiety-driven periods, whether exam-related or not? We turned to Yulia Romanenko, a Soft Skills lecturer at ITMO, who shared her compassionate advice on how you can become your own best friend. 


  • The Experiment: Testing Internet’s Top Advice for Beating the Fall Blues

    In this story, I’m saying no to any weather- or season-related sadness with a mixture of tips found in a quick googling session. Do they really work? Find out with me as I brave cold showers and snuggle in wool sweaters. 


  • Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

    Want to feel more content and become more aware of your body and emotions? Making your first steps in mediation is surprisingly easy and the benefits could be profound. In this article, we look at the reasons you might want to try out meditating and the best ways to incorporate this trendy practice into your daily life.


  • The Experiment: Fix Your Sleep Schedule and Stay Sane

    Have you ever tried to get your sleep routine back on track? For me, this has been a trial-and-error process for years. Lately, I think I finally hit some solid ground. Now, I’ve documented my weeks-long journey, ranking popular get-better-sleep tips so you don’t have to make my mistakes. Here’s my story.


  • How To Return to Work After Holiday Season When Motivation Is Lacking

    Whether we like it or not, all holidays eventually end, and we have to get back to our routine of studying and working. But it might prove especially challenging after having a whole week off after New Year’s. We teamed up with Evgenia Shestakova, a psychologist and a lecturer at ITMO’s Institute of International Development and Partnership, to figure out how to make returning to work after a long rest easier.


  • Back to School: Set Up Your Ultimate Study Routine

    It’s that time of the year again and you don’t know where to start with your studies? Don’t worry, here is all our back-to-school wisdom in one short article. Let’s get those grades!


  • The Science of Hobbies: Six Relaxing Activities You Should Try

    Hobbies bring us joy and make our lives more exciting, but did you know that they actually provide us with numerous benefits – both physical and mental? That’s what science says! Here’s why you shouldn’t neglect your passions, which activities you can take up to feel good, and how to fit them into even the tightest schedule.


  • Our Favorite Feel-Good Books

    We all have our good days, bad days, and the in-between days when anything from watching a good movie to seeing our friends, or even just listening to a favorite song, can change the mood of the day. Books can be a great source of joy and inspiration when we're feeling down and need a pick-me-up. So, we've put together some of our favorite books that always give us a boost.


  • This Stay-at-Home Weekend in St. Petersburg: Unleash Your Creativity with Journaling

    If you think you’ve done it all in lockdown – all movies are seen, games are played, and your place is squeaky clean, then maybe it’s time to tend to your creative spirit? Here’s how to do it with six fun journaling techniques. 


  • Tips For Dealing with Digital Burnout

    New era brings new challenges. Biologically, we’re the same beings like we used to be a hundred years ago but the amount of information consumed and the velocity of life has increased by a large margin. How do we adapt and stay sane?