5 Ingredients Make Your Deodorant Dangerous

We are right in the middle of a heat wave here in Chicago. Having lived in Germany 90 % of my life, that takes a toll on me. Especially in summer we love to rely on our deodorant to protect us from evil odor. Some deodorants also reduce the amount of sweat. I find this topic a bit gross to talk about and do not enjoy discussing stinky sweat and such. But the problem needs more attention – and you are dear to me. Did you know that some of the components of your deodorant are health scares? Some might even be responsible for cancer and Alzheimer. You probably have heard… Read More

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The Terrifying Trip of a Chinese Tourist

Odyssey of an accidental refugee It´s one of these stories, you know, that are funny to read but not so funny to live. The German news magazine “Der Spiegel” reported this story today. It reminded me a little bit on Franz Kafka’s “The Trial”, hence the picture. It is about a Chinese tourist in Germany that gets trapped in the mills of bureaucracy.  He just wanted to report a stolen wallet A Chinese tourist spent two weeks in a refugee home because he accidently filled out an asylum application. He just wanted to report his wallet stolen.  Travelling can be a real adventure. Danger and misunderstandings are waiting everywhere. Not… Read More

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10 Hacks for Women After 30

30 is a wonderful age! We have some life experience, but we are still young and dynamic. We are not as broke as ten years back. Or you … as I am already over 40. To have the best time of your life right now you must not forget one thing: Yourself. You have earned to treat yourself right and with care. With a scoop or two of self-love. 10 Things To Do Past Thirty 1. Upgrade your skill set A new language, computer program or a knitting class – stagnation is the death of happiness. Learning something new motivates us and provides needed self-affirmation. Just ask yourself: Which area do… Read More

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Why we stopped posting relationship pictures

One could think that only two kinds of users exist on the internet: The ones that take us to their bedroom, offer intimate insights into their relationships and love life (and don´t forget the family vacation) – and those who are tired of just that. Who can hold it against them? Nobody knows who might gossip about our posts. The former BFF? The ex-fiancee? Mother in law? At times it can seem as if the whole world is watching your stream, especially the ones you would not want to keep a close eye on you. How about just deleting the profile, closing the account and going back to being a… Read More

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You Are Not A Leader

Thoughts on Leadership on Social Media Let me vent for a minute. The following is my personal opinion. Subjective and judgemental. I am getting so tired of all of the leadership posts and leadership quotes on social media. One could think that our society consists of just leaders.  And that the only decent way of being is to be a leader. Who does not have the ambition to be a leader must feel really left out. Like something is wrong with them. Nothing is wrong with you. Not everyone is made to be a leader. And that is ok. The world does need great followers as much as it needs great… Read More

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How Memes Change Our Communication

In September of 2007, a young blogger uploaded a video defending Britney Spears. Spears had just been slaughtered for her appearance at the MTV Music Awards. The US blogger screamed and asked that critics leave Spears alone. The video has been watched over 2 million times within the first 24 hours. Several remixes manifested as well as … yes, memes. A new form of communication was born Memes are a central part of Web 2.0, But a few questions are left to be answered:  How do memes change our communication On the first look, they just seem to be trivial and simplistic artifacts. But they reflect Zeitgeist and cultural discussions.… Read More

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7 Most Dangerous Holiday Flirts

Everything is different when you are on vacation. Women go for guys they would stay clear off at home. After three mojitos and two sunshine reggae, we become easy targets for them. Here are some of the most dangerous holiday flirts: 7 men women only dig on vacations The Singer Where you meet him: The Bahamas, Gili Islands Defining features: Dreadlocks are covering half of his back. Big Grin. Red eyes. That fascinates us: He´s the front man of a Bob-Marley-cover band and … there is just something about him. What catches the eye: There are only women in the front row. Everyone wants him. Because he stands for hunger… Read More

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