Culture & Society


The power of the situation

We tend to be pretty convinced that we have a unique kind of character. When we hear about others’ behavior, we are inclined to think things like “Why doesn’t she act differently?” or “I would never do that.” We are convinced that the observed behavior shows a certain kind of […]


Are you sabotaging your career?

Having coffee in the morning, calling your parents every weekend, enjoying chocolate after lunch  –  your life is the sum of your habits. Most likely you are already well aware of many of them. Some might accompany you ever since you were a child, like the fact that you brush […]


Everyone you meet is an illusion

In every day life, we perceive people, things and events in a certain way. Whilst we may think of something as unpleasant, uninteresting or insignificant, we may view other things as extremely positive, pleasant or inspiring. Just because we perceive certain elements of life one way, that doesn’t mean that […]


TEDxVienna Burnout poem

Burned.out.
A poem

Burned.out. by the author How many lives have I lived and faces have I put on ever since I woke up this very day and all the days before. Filled with all the plans and goals set by one mind for only one single hand to reach. It is days […]


illusion

The phenomenon of the “end-of-history” illusion

With age we personally grow and develop a mature and stable personality. In this context many might think of the simple example of tattoos. Better not get one when you are sixteen, because you will most likely regret it later. So better wait until you are a proper grown-up with […]


5 Ways Indoor Plants will Change Your Life!

As humans, it is only natural for us to love plants. After all, they provide us with the necessary oxygen to survive. Whereas most people who own a garden will have the odd plant or bush in their green space, others who do not have access to an outdoor property […]


Fashion:
the faster – the better?

1133 garment workers were killed and over 2400 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory collapsed in Bangladesh in 2013. Well-known fashion retail companies such as C&A, Mango, Primark, and Kik  produced articles in this complex. Even though cracks on the ceiling were noticed just moments before the caving-in, supervisors […]


Ode to the Odds #4
The Royal Edition

Whether you live in Vienna or just visited, we are sure that you have stumbled upon the famous Habsburger Family who ruled Austria for centuries. They are famous for their politics (which were only somewhat successful), their fancy palaces, and their food (mhhh..Kaiserschmarrn). Instead we want to introduce you to […]