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Celebrating immigration with fashion
Iulia (left) and Andra, wearing one of their scarves. Photo: canajvisuals.com

Celebrating immigration with fashion

Iulia Mugescu is a young entrepreneur from Romania, who has lived in Vienna for over five years. Together with fellow Romanian Andra Slaats she founded Younited Cultures, a Vienna-based social enterprise that designs and produces fashion accessories to raise awareness about the value immigrants bring to Austrian society. READ  

Help Me, Helen
Avoiding harmful patterns in relationships

Avoiding harmful patterns in relationships

Vienna-based Marriage and Family Therapist Helen Rudinsky looks at how to avoid invalidating others, even if you don't realize you're doing it. READ  

Austria's response to the Russian bear
Austrian President Heinz Fischer meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in June. Photo: APA/ROBERT JAEGER

Austria's response to the Russian bear

Gustav Gressel is Visiting Fellow on the Wider Europe Programme with the European Council on Foreign Relations. In this feature, he looks at the Austrian views on how Europe as a whole should respond to Russia, especially in the light of its unacknowledged war on its European neighbour, Ukraine. READ  

The Local Profile
I always felt like a ‘third culture kid’
Photo: Paul Gillingwater

I always felt like a ‘third culture kid’

Helen Rudinsky is originally from America but has lived in several countries since she was a 12-year-old, including Russia, Finland, Holland, Switzerland, Kenya, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. She is now based in Vienna where she works as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and counsels couples, individuals and children from the expatriate community. She spoke to The Local about the ups and downs of expat life. READ  

My Austrian Career
'The Austrian music scene inspired me'
Dunkelbunt. Photo: Julia Wesely

'The Austrian music scene inspired me'

Ulf Lindemann - also known by his artist name [dunkelbunt] - was born in Hamburg in 1979 and came to Vienna at the beginning of the millennium to study and make music, becoming one of the pioneers of new music genres Electro Swing and Balkan Beatz. He spoke to The Local about how Austria inspired his music and what we can expect from his new album. READ  

Austria's thriving Bitcoin community
Is a purely digital currency the way to go? File photo: APA

Austria's thriving Bitcoin community

Inside Bitcoins correspondent Ian Jackson profiles the state of the digital currency in Austria. READ  

Gender identity all in the head
Conchita is not transsexual - she's all woman. Photo: APA/HERBERT NEUBAUER

Gender identity all in the head

Are you male or female, or something in between? A new study from the MedUni of Vienna reveals that brain structure is significantly different between males and females - and that trans-gender individuals are something different too. READ  

The fungi farm that turns plastic into food
The Fungi Mutarium. Photo: Paris Tsitsos

The fungi farm that turns plastic into food

An Austrian design duo have come up with a way to break down waste plastic and turn it into a nutritious food that humans can eat. READ  

The godparents helping refugees feel at home
A young refugee from Syria. Photo: UNHCR/S Baldwin

The godparents helping refugees feel at home

More and more refugees are arriving in Austria, including unaccompanied children from Afghanistan. While their basic needs are being met, they often struggle to become integrated into Austrian society. The Local's François Badenhorst met with Connecting People, a non-profit working to help these children and young adults. READ  

Waiting to be smuggled into Austria
Photo: UNHCR/McKinsey

Waiting to be smuggled into Austria

Asadullah, a 23-year-old Afghan man, wears a broad smile that belies his circumstances. Shivering in an abandoned brick factory, he waits to be smuggled across the nearby border into Hungary, gateway to his real destination – Austria. READ  

Facing up to death over coffee and cake
Photo: Shutterstock

Facing up to death over coffee and cake

Vienna seems to have cafes for everything these days - Internet, cats, breakfast and writers - but earlier this year saw the opening of the first Death Cafe. Freelance journalist Maddy French went along to check it out. READ  

A slice of Austria in Oakhurst, CA
Erna Kubin-Clanin at Chateau du Sureau. Photo: Terrance L. Reimer

A slice of Austria in Oakhurst, CA

Austrian travel journalist Bettina Gordon found a surprisingly delightful slice of Austrian life in the town of Oakhurst in northern California - at the Chateau du Sureau. READ  

Austrian surgeon saves Ukrainian lives
Univ. Prof. Dr. Werner Girsch operating in Kiev. Photo: Ukraine Today

Austrian surgeon saves Ukrainian lives

Prof. Werner Girsch of the Speising Orthopedic Hospital in Vienna traveled to Kiev to operate on wounded Ukrainian soldiers. Volodymyr Solohub and Artem Bahrov filed this report from Kiev for Ukraine Today. READ  

Tales of Couchsurfing in Vienna
New friends: Francois and Gabi. Photo: F. Badenhorst

Tales of Couchsurfing in Vienna

Francois Badenhorst writes about his experience of finding a place to stay in Vienna using Couchsurfing - a hospitality exchange network for young globetrotters. READ  

Nuclear incidents highlighted in Vienna
Photo: Shutterstock

Nuclear incidents highlighted in Vienna

When a nuclear bomb landed in the Gregg yard in South Carolina in 1958, it left a big crater, killed a few chickens, caused the family minor injuries and wrecked their Chevrolet. READ  

 
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