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How to slide into the New Year and not fall off the track 

As much as we love winter holidays, we can all admit that the holiday season is quite stressful. This stress doesn’t only relate to the pre-festive season, but also to the post-holiday blues. At first, we have to buy presents, and shopping around Christmas time can be stressful, not just […]


The dwindling concept of ‘home’

My New Year begins with a trip to the train station at 5:30am on the 1st. I board a train, arms laden with bags, ready to relocate. Again. I’m heading for what will be my seventh country. I would not be able to say how many houses, but it must […]


Back to the Future: Food Stories

A popular pub sign sometimes reads… ‘because a good story never started with a salad’. While there are sure to be a number of capable writers able to start a good story with a salad, most would be inclined to believe in the ‘pub-ism’. However, food tells its own story. […]


StandUp4HumanRights on Human Rights day and any other day of the year

On December 10th, the citizens of the world celebrate Human Rights Day. On this day people commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly on December 10th, 1948. In these 71 years, the people of Europe have got used to the idea that […]


Joe Hanson on Science Communication, Education, and Climate Change

Joe Hanson, the creator, and host of It’s Okay To Be Smart, an award-winning science education YouTube show from PBS Digital Studios that celebrates curiosity and the pleasure of finding things out. We had a chance to speak with him after his talk at our tenth-anniversary conference, About Time. In […]


Wildlife Conservation: An Interview with Wes Larson

As a wildlife biologist, Wesley Larson’s focus for the past 8 years has  specifically been on polar and black bears. During that time, Wes’ work took him from the United States to Africa, and even all the way to the Arctic.. He also assisted on a number of other wildlife […]


The story is bigger than me – interview with Abdi Latif Dahir

  Abdi Latif Dahir is a journalist, born in Nairobi and raised in Somalia, who has recently become the East Africa Correspondent at the New York Times. At the TEDxVienna Conference “About Time”, he delivered a speech about how to create beautiful moments and capture them in your memory, even though […]


Chase Masterson on Real Life Heroism

When people are faced with a traumatic situation, there is a variety of ways that they can react. Some become angry, others are overwhelmed by sadness. Unfortunately, very few speak about their experiences and actively seek help from others. A minute percentage, however, decide to use their trauma to help […]


Sarah E. Hill on Women’s Brains and the Birth Control Pill

Sarah E. Hill is a research psychologist who uses theoretical tools taken from evolutionary sciences to study psychology and health. Recently, she has turned her expertise to uncovering what we know and don’t know about the impact of the birth control pill on the brain. In her TEDxVienna talk, she […]