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Vienna
Saturday, January 20, 2018
stop domestic violence
When love goes bad, many cases of violence go unreported. Here is how Vienna offers support for victims and familiesThink of five women you know. Chances are one has experienced physical violence and two have been psychologically abused in a relationship.In a 2014 EU study, interviews with 42,000 women confirmed that 1 in 3 women in Austria are psychologically...
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...
At the 2015 UK General Election, almost 106,000 overseas electors registered to vote - three times the number at the previous election. While this is a real improvement, it is still a fraction of the 5.5 million UK citizens estimated to be living overseas.Many of the roughly 10,000 UK citizens living in Austria could miss out on their chance...
Austrians are notoriously risk-averse and have been big fans of savings accounts, but how do they invest?All over the world, investors, bankers and financial experts are shrugging their shoulders. No one seems to know what the markets are up to, let alone where they are headed. Is this the calm before the storm? When will the ECB raise interest...
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,...
Being an expat in Vienna doesn't necessarily mean turning your back on all things homeOften, it isn’t until you live outside your native land that you begin to see its culture. Things you assumed were universal turn out to be idiosyncrasies; what to you is normal, others find strange. Confronted by difference, you see yourself. Gradually, you realize that...
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...
Austrians are notoriously risk-averse and have been big fans of savings accounts, but how do they invest?All over the world, investors, bankers and financial experts are shrugging their shoulders. No one seems to know what the markets are up to, let alone where they are headed. Is this the calm before the storm? When will the ECB raise interest...
lower carbon footprint
Want to go greener? Be like a Wiener! An introduction to the eco-friendly habits of the VienneseIn 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...
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