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New activities always attract. We immerse ourselves in them with inspiration and enthusiasm, and are ready to take on the world. But some time passes, and the initial passion ends. The routine begins, which, without periodic rewards, makes us think that our new hobby is not worth our efforts. The same is with writing.

Any novice writer knows how difficult it is to force himself to write regularly, especially when there is no motivation for it and the initial passion has long died down. Besides, an editor sends articles for revision, the results of published works are unenviable, incomes are…


5. “We will call you back”

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For many people, 2020 has been a year of trial by fire. At the same time, this year has also been a year of new opportunities, including starting a new career. During my entire professional legal career, which is more than 11 years, I have worked in 3 companies.

At first glance — my experience of job searching can not be called trustworthy. At the same time, as a senior lawyer and manager, I took part in lots of interviews with candidates, so I managed to form a certain impression of what mistakes recruiters make when hiring. Besides, over the…


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I recently wrote a story about the effectiveness of oximetry in wearable devices, which became quite popular. Later I came across several scientific articles on the accuracy of heart rate monitors in smartwatches, the conclusions from which were quite unexpected. Since many people liked the story about oximetry, I decided to get wind of how heart rate technology works and share my findings with you. By the way, did you know that the world’s first wearable wire-free heart rate monitor was launched in 1982 by Polar? …


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One of the reasons I love autumn is that it’s a time of technical conferences and new products’ announcements. Anyone interested in gadgets knows that Apple recently introduced the Watch Series 6 with a blood oxygen sensor. Although, this feature is already available in wearable devices from other manufacturers, I believe that Apple will make it popular.

I like different technological devices, though, in my Amazfit Bip, I use only a pressure measurement feature while running. But maybe the blood oxygen level measuring is crucial, and it is worth thinking about buying new stuff? …


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I like everything related to efficiency and what helps me to do more things in less time. I find articles about personal productivity exciting, especially when people share their experiences. This, by the way, is the reason why I became a regular reader on Medium.

I will certainly not be mistaken if I say that the most popular advice is to wake up at 5 am. The authors state that the advantage of such a regime is managing their time much more efficiently. But some people disagree with such a statement. I am one of them. It always has been…


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Photo by William Choquette from Pexels
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If someone asked me what criteria I could use to divide people into groups, I would say, “Who likes to run” and “Who doesn’t.” Remembering all my kith and kin, I can confidently say that they can be divided by this criterion. What about me? For a long time, I considered myself a running hater, even though I have been going to the gym for 15 years. But it’s been a month since I started running. What has changed?

Many of the changes that have taken place in my life in 2020 are due to quarantine. …


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It was the beginning of 2019. My client and I were waiting for the court hearing when my mother called. She told me about receiving a notice from the local court that demanded my appearance as a suspect in a criminal case. The next few hours were probably the longest in my life, and I was hoping it was a mistake. On the same day, I managed to call the court and find out the summons’ grounds. As it turned out, the local court invited me to serve a notice of the Chania Court of First Instance (Crete, Greece). …


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I remember the period in my professional life when it didn’t matter how to write emails correctly. At that time, I lived in Ukraine’s regional center and worked in a law firm with 20 people, where all lawyers had one shared email address. The situation has not changed much even after moving to the capital of Ukraine and working in another bigger law company. However, I received a personal email address. Nevertheless, since most issues were resolving through phone calls, emailing did not take much time. Therefore, I was amazed at other people’s stories about how long it took them…

Volodymyr Hrunskyi

Attorney-at-law. Interested and share everything that helps to create a better life

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