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Saturday, October 20, 2018
effective expats
We've all been that expat. The one frantically looking up the fine print of their contract while wondering just how much it would cost to throw in the towel and fly home tomorrow. We get it: homesickness is a very real and heart-wrenching condition to navigate, but we have a number of tricks that will help you reap the...
preparing for death
Most of us don’t like to think about the end of our days. But getting our affairs in order in time can be a huge relief for all parties Writing a last will and testament can seem like something out of a movie –  where dramatic twists of fate might force a protagonist to reconsider her heirs, or documents mysteriously...
Fear of Big-Data snoops sifting through your chat history, photo streams, and following your private trips across town? Greta Garbo understood about privacy: She didn't want to "be" alone, as the Hollywood myth-makers would have it. “I want to be left alone," she insisted – a  request that is becoming harder and harder to satisfy in these days of data-hungry apps. Thankfully, there...
lower carbon footprint
Want to go greener? Be like a Wiener! An introduction to the eco-friendly habits of the Viennese In many parts of the industrialized world, living ecologically has become trendy. While often impractical, it’s the “right thing” to do, and very hip. In Austria, it’s about being “konsequent” – a word tricky to translate into English. It’s an adjective that conveys concerted...
drivers license
Feeling the urge to get out of town and hit the open road? It may be time to take the plunge and get legal. It had been snowing all night. Ski conditions will be perfect, I said cheerily, as we loaded the car for Waldbach. Sharing the driving, it’s an easy two hours. … My friends rolled their eyes. I...
cooking
Pull your own Apfelstrudel dough, make a perfect Wiener Schnitzel – passionate chefs offer tasting tours and сourses. Maybe you’ve come to love Austrian specialties, ordering Frittatensuppe (clear broth with strips of Palatschinken, a type of crepe) and enjoy the nutty flavor of Kürbiskernöl (pumpkin seed oil made in the Austrian province of Styria) on your salad. Now you’re ready...
keep learning
We can’t stop ourselves from learning, so why not do it on purpose? Human beings never stop learning. Not only are we able to keep up with our ever-changing world, but because understanding gets us going. By understanding more and more about our surroundings and ourselves we connect with each other, become closer to other people and cultures. By using...
dance vienna
This year, the dance floor can be yours. With these tips, you’ll have all the moves to wow the ball season crowd I’m sitting on a white, soft sofa in a changing room; next to me a guy is tying his black shoes, polished to a mirror shine. He’s embarrassed, but at the same time can’t hide a smile. We’re at the...
how to collect art
The scene may feel like an impenetrable world from the outside. In truth, it’s within any art lover’s reach. The trick is knowing where to look – and how. Last year, Leonardo da Vinci’s painting Salvator Mundi was sold through auction house Christie’s New York for a staggering $450.3 million – the highest amount ever paid for an artwork. Such exorbitant...
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