Category: Life

Responsible parenting: Create memories, not expectations
When rebelling is justified

When rebelling is justified

Do you participate and take action when the city needs you? Dāvis Kaņepe tells his story about the importance of “unlocking” the doors that get closed in front of you. Dāvis Kaņepe is a well-known culture activist and film director,...

/ June 11, 2015
Aha! Now I Get How Everybody Lives

Aha! Now I Get How Everybody Lives

Imagine the world as a street ordered by income. Everyone lives somewhere on the street. The poorest lives to the left and the richest to the right. Everybody else lives somewhere in between. Anna Rosling-Rönnlund tries to figure out how...

/ June 11, 2015
Valdis Zatlers: Death Can Positively Impact Your Life

Death can positively impact your life

You would expect the former President of a country to speak about politics, right? But in his TEDxRiga talk, Valdis Zatlers brings up a different topic: one that many consider a taboo — death. Moreover, Mr. Zatlers is sure that...

/ June 11, 2015
Iveta Vaivode

Photography and remembrance

Is there some connection between the place you are coming from and your personality? Can you discover something new about yourself knowing the place both of your parents are coming from? Iveta Vaivode tries to find the answers — via...

/ June 11, 2015
Latvia — worthy of Lacplesis
What giant robots teach us about life

What giant robots teach us about life

Toms Kreicbergs a.k.a. Tom Crosshill is a writer whose fiction has been nominated for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Nebula Awards and the Latvian Literature Award. Toms has won the Writers of the Future contest, and his...

/ June 12, 2014
Aldis Kalniņš: Maybe

Maybe

For more than five years, Aldis Kalniņš has been working in a new field of interest, devoting much of his time to studying the questions and problems related to the education and learning efficiency of children and youth. Publishing a...

/ June 13, 2013
Surrendering Forbidden
Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga: The Latvian Identity