Entries by Tatyana Vorozhko

Journalist of the Ukrainian Voice of America Service


Why do Americans work for wear and tear and pay for workaholism

Once, my husband and I met in the store his friend, whom he had not seen for about five years. And the first thing that he told him about his life was the number of hours worked last week. We never found out if he got married or ...


How to do everything and be happy: a recipe for effectiveness from a successful immigrant

Everyone faced the problem of burnout at work or, on the contrary, did not know which side to approach this or that matter. What rules of efficiency should be followed, and which ones should be avoided - Tatyana Vorozhko shared her personal experience, opinion and recommendations ...


Life among the screens: what threatens people from being separated from nature and how are they struggling with it in the USA

My childhood, like many of my peers, was spent in nature. We spent hours playing in the forest, which started right outside the neighboring house and stretched for kilometers, climbed trees, tore flowers, bathed in the river, picked mushrooms and berries, built huts ...


Five essential skills that American education provides

Any education gives not only knowledge, but also skills, which are then used in work and everyday life. Tatiana Vorozhko writes about this in a blog for Voice of America. For example, studying at the Faculty of History of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv helped me develop ...


What trauma taught me: 15 observations about American medicine and society

For about three weeks I could not use both hands, and any movement with my right shoulder — when I dressed, slept, tried to work on a computer, and so on — caused severe pain. It turned out that I have a partial rupture of the cartilage and the cuff of the shoulder, a strong ...


Methods of a totalitarian cult: how to recognize that you are being zombied

The antithesis of freedom is not a prison, not a totalitarian state, and not even slavery. This is a cult when not only the body, but also the consciousness of man is captured. According to psychologist Michael Langona, the chief editor of the magazine and several books on culturists, ...


How will your old age look in America

The issue of population aging in developed countries is usually perceived as a problem. But are there any advantages to such a trend? And how is the life of those who are young and full of energy now and are going to meet old age in America? What will the society look like in which ...


Holocaust recognition as genocide in the United States: how it happens and why it matters

Each November in Ukraine honors the memory of those who died of hunger and diseases caused by them during the artificial Holodomor-Genocide 1932-33-ies. The recognition of the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people and the spread of knowledge about this tragedy is part of the state strategy. How does this happen in ...


How American society is changing with increasing life expectancy

What will a society look like in which the average life expectancy of 100 years and the number of people older than 65 is greater than the number of children under 15? This is not an exercise in the field of science fiction, but a very real task, over which politicians in the USA are beating ...


10 things to know about the US midterm elections

On November 6th, mid-term elections will be held in the USA. Although less attention is riveted to them than to presidential ones, they are important - their result can affect both local politics and the political alignment in Congress and, under certain conditions, the future ...

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