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Sunday, April 22, 2018
How to... Fund your startup
Navigating your startup safely through Austria’s bureaucracy is tricky. Fortunately, a multitude of subsidies can give you a strong tailwindBureaucracy is a high art in Austria. Imported, no doubt, with the “red tape” that bound court documents in 16th-century Habsburg Spain, and centralized in the 18th under Maria Theresia to hold her far-flung empire together, Austria has long been...
dance vienna
This year, the dance floor can be yours. With these tips, you’ll have all the moves to wow the ball season crowdI’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 politics austria
How do you make your voice heard in a country that is not entirely your own?Politics often seems like a cross between a telenovela and a car crash – you’d like to ignore it, but can’t help tuning in to the next crazy episode. Groucho Marx called politics “the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly...
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...
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...
Vienna secondhand Willhaben
The U.S. has Craig’s List. Brits adore Gumtree. But Austria has Willhaben, the country’s biggest peer-to-peer marketplace for secondhand goods.But it’s more than just an online flea market – it’s a wonderful way to see Vienna’s nooks and crannies.So, you’re new in Vienna and you’ve finally got your paws on a coveted set of apartment keys. Next stop IKEA,...
wedding vienna
If you want to tie the knot, there is lots to plan for – not least Austria’s stilted bureaucracyVienna is a dazzling backdrop to any love story. With magnificent ambiance guiding star-crossed lovers through streets of relaxed grandeur, its epic historical scenery can melt hearts with ease. Between luscious stolen glances above a steaming mélange or endless echoing strolls...
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...
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