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Thursday, April 19, 2018
urban zen
Finding ways to take it easy in the city bustle can give you new strength in health and spiritIt’s Monday; you wake up to a leak in your kitchen and a panicked email from your boss. Your heart rate escalates, your mind clouds over… and it’s only 7:30 AM. The melee of modern life rarely slows long enough for you...
being pregnant in Vienna
Your guide to being pregnant in Vienna, Austria – a great place to have a baby, but make sure you have your “MuKi”Having a child is one of life’s richest experiences. But for expectant mothers (and fathers) pregnancy can also be a confusing and daunting time – one made even more challenging if you’re an expat planning to give...
Be a diplomat
The ultimate dream jobs in public service take patience, persistence and good language skills. If you’re lucky, you even get to save the worldAdditional reporting by Jennifer Cornick Forget the glamor and intrigue of Hollywood diplomats. For most, the Foreign Service means navigating the perils of protocol amid marathon meetings and mountains of mind-numbing reports. And very occasionally, the haphazard...
be a spy
Are you cut out for 00 status? Improve your combat skills, polish your manners, and become wine, poker and dance floor savvy. It could just save your lifeIn America, spies in trench coats are usually bugging your office and listening in on your phone calls. In Britain, her majesty’s secret servants are busy codebreaking between rounds of cricket.In Vienna,...
antiques
Vienna is teeming with ancient goodies and there are plenty of experts to help distinguish the Wedgwood from the deadwood In a shop called Dead People’s Stuff, I reveled in rummaging through the old costume jewelry, clocks and knick-knacks that vied for space with end tables and old sofas. It was the closest thing to an antiques store in the...
American Refugee
Dear Democrats:We are sorry you lost your country, displaced by rampant factionalism, ubiquitous guns and powers beyond your control. We also fully understand why you would be in a hurry to leave all the hate and misogyny behind, crashing the Canadian immigration’s website on election night. But take courage – Austria welcomes you! We realize you were probably intending...
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 partiesWriting 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...
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...
elections
Key Reminders from the Federal Voting Assistance Program during Absentee Voting Week ALEXANDRIA, Va. - With less than two months until the General Election on Nov. 8, absentee voters are beginning to receive their State ballots.During Absentee Voting Week - Sept. 26 through Oct. 3 - the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) reminds military and overseas citizens to vote their ballot as...
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