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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...
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...
keep pet vienna
Not without my pets! Vienna offers pet lovers everything a furry, scaled or feathered companion needsThe one-eyed Persian cat Guinevere is a former international traveler now living out her golden years in one of the most pet-friendly cities on earth. Sprawled out in an endless white fluff across my keyboard, she passively protests the writing of this article as if...
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...
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...
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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