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Monday, October 22, 2018
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
From sports on its shores to a Hugo on the canal, the Danube is much more than Vienna’s Riviera by Claudia Paccosi & Dardis McNamee Austro-pop singer-songwriter Rainhard Fendrich had a gift for capturing the tone of Viennese life, like this hit from the 1990s, “A schräge Wies’n am Donaukanal, is mei Riviera auf jeden Fall!” (A sloping meadow on the...
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