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Recap: TEDxVienna Inspiring Interviews in 2020

For all of us at TEDxVienna, the year we left behind was an eye-opening and challenging one. Due to the pandemic, our big event was also postponed to 2021, as are many big events around the world. Nevertheless, in the midst of what was a transformative and strange year, we […]


The beginning of a parallel society

Arriving in a new country is always exciting and a little bit overwhelming. We may undergo different stages of happiness, gratitude, solitude, nostalgia, frustration, and so on. This first stage, where we pack our life into a suitcase, full of longing for better opportunities, dreams, and hopes, has to come […]


5 tips to boost your productivity while working from home (Part II)

While the global working-from-home phenomenon still prevails, it is crucial to adapt to this new reality and always be on the lookout for new tips that help you boost your productivity whenever you need it.  Part One was all about these 5 tips that may help you raise your productivity […]


Urban Exploration and the Democratization of Property

In our modern society, we value property over almost anything. We are intent on drawing boundaries around what we own, on protecting what we feel is ours. Especially in urban spaces, it feels that property is something sacred. ‘No trespassing’, ‘private property’, ‘do not enter’. Those are signs we are […]


Board games: where do the classics come from?

With so much of the year spent at home, it is unsurprising that board games and other indoor activities have been extremely popular. In fact, sales of tabletop games rose by 240 per cent in the UK back in March. It was a similar story in Australia.  It’s not only […]


“The most important piece of the puzzle was actually the change of my mindset” – Interview with Stefan Wöhrer

In last month’s article, we saw how to get over mental obstacles for creative-minded people. This month and for the further articles, I want to share real stories from people who made it and took the leap, from quitting their job, to creating their own. Stefan Wöhrer is the founder […]


Celebrating Earth Day in the Midst of a Pandemic

2020, or as we know it, “the future”. This was supposed to be the year we would finally get to see Amazon deliver packages via drones. This was supposed to be the year we would finally get to experience hyperloops and even flying cars! Fast forward and here we are, […]


Astronauts

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these […]


Is language discrimination still a thing? 

We are in 2020 and, thankfully, in the past few decades more and more people have been drawing more attention to the problem of various kinds of discrimination. Citizens of the world slowly develop an understanding that we are all different, and that it is for our own sake to […]