culture


How to compliment a woman in the 21st century

Remember those ugly days in history when a woman’s only value was her beauty? Fast forward to 2019… and we still didn’t get more creative in the way we compliment women: “You’re beautiful” is still the most common compliment women get all around the world. So? What’s wrong with that? […]


Why you haven’t achieved your goals this year – and how you will in 2019 1

The year 2018 has come to an end. Looking back, how do you feel? Have you achieved your goals? What goals? Let me help you remember. Have you lost those 5 kilograms you promised yourself you would? Have you quit smoking? Have you gone out more often and made new friends? […]


What would you ask
a blind traveller?

The day before The first time I met blind traveller Tony Giles and his girlfriend Tatiana was the night before his TEDxVienna Talk- he was nervous, excited and indecisive whether they should get the Ravioli or the Gulash for dinner. The first thing that came to my mind was that […]


Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

The way we shop, consume, the hours we spend online, our constant food cravings… All compulsive and often harmful. We are all addicts. Still, as long as we don’t become addicted to drugs or alcohol, a second thought on addiction is never on the table. If that is completely okay, […]


Calle Libre
Urban Aesthetics in Vienna

“He is my biggest fan”, Renacho smiles and points at one of the windows of the vis-à-vis building. “He brought me snacks and even a beer while I was working in the summer heat”. The man who lives in Felberstraße 110, 1150 Vienna, who brought Renacho a cold beverage during his […]


Confessions of a bad feminist

“We have this tendency to put visible feminists on a pedestal. We expect them to pose perfectly. When they disappoint us, we gleefully knock them from the very pedestal we put them on…Many women, particularly groundbreaking women and industry leaders, are afraid to be labeled as feminists. They’re afraid to […]


Come from another planet

What if you come from another planet?

Imagine you were born in France, but soon after your birth your family moved to Kenya where you grew up visiting an American school. After graduating from high school in Nairobi, you moved to the USA to study Business. Right now, you are working for an international company in China […]


Defining Love

There is probably no stronger emotion than love.  Love has fascinated humans since the beginning of time.  The question “What is Love?” is not only asked in Pop songs, literature, and art.   People from different cultures have asked this question since, apparently, forever.  Different people and cultures around the world […]


Where Are You A Local?

For anyone who has asked somebody the question “where are you from?” and was met with words like ‘but’, or ‘however’ mixed in with the answer –  this week’s TED Talk helps explain what that means. I am familiar with the awkwardness that can ensue when someone asks me where […]