Krieger: Time out, you guys!

Krieger: Time out, you guys!

Our resident wise man Olaf Krieger says it is important to take a true break during the working day. He demonstrates the benefits by heading to a tranquil refuge, far from the office.
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Electric cars -- the sound of silence

Electric cars -- the sound of silence

EVs are so quiet they can be dangerous, so the EU is requiring an acoustic warning device. The buzzing noise they produce is less thrilling than the roar of a combustion engine sports car. Sound designers are working on fake authentic sounds.
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Reporter - South Africa's Black Mambas

Reporter - South Africa's Black Mambas

Thanks to Leitah Mkhabela and her all-female gamekeeper crew, the Black Mambas, the number of poached rhinoceroses in South Africa's Balule Reserve has been steadily decreasing.
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Kenya: Global Teen

Kenya: Global Teen

In this edition of Global Teen we meet Jessica Achieng from Nairobi, Kenya. She enjoys going to school and hopes to become a musician.
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Solomon Islands: Protecting sea turtles

Solomon Islands: Protecting sea turtles

Hunting and illegal trading pose a threat to hawksbill sea turtles on the Solomon Islands. Local women are working together to protect the turtles' breeding grounds in the country's first-ever national park.
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Strikes against Macron in France

Strikes against Macron in France

Transport strikes in France have reached week six, and they're now the longest in the country's history. The strikes have been especially hard for Parisians, but the protesters have shown no signs of relenting.
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How much tourism can Austria take?

How much tourism can Austria take?

In Austria, plans are underway to build the largest glacier ski resort in the world. The project would require massive alterations to the environment. The proposed removal of a mountain peak has caused an uproar.
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The Kreisel Brothers electrify the world

The Kreisel Brothers electrify the world

How three Austrians started building EVs in their garage and became global e-mobility leaders with their lightweight and efficient battery designs. Their clients include Mercedes-Benz, Audi - and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Car Lovers: Vaishali, Ronny and the Nissan Leaf

Car Lovers: Vaishali, Ronny and the Nissan Leaf

Vaishali is an Indian motor journalist, Ronny is the world parallel parking champion. Together they take the Nissan Leaf for a spin on a racetrack and cruise round the site of Tesla's next Gigafactory outside Berlin.
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Soundtrack: Naive New Beaters "I see fire"

Soundtrack: Naive New Beaters "I see fire"

This isn't any old stretch limousine. The car in the video to "I see fire" by Naive New Beaters is XXL and is packed with their favorite things. REV chatted with the band about their visions for a mobile future.
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Are coastal dikes enough to protect against sea level rise?

Are coastal dikes enough to protect against sea level rise?

A meter below sea level, the German island of Pellworm is surrounded by towering dikes designed to keep storm surges out. But will they be enough to protect the green island from climate-induced rising waters?
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A shortage in the skilled trades

A shortage in the skilled trades

The construction industry is booming in Germany right now. But many firms are having a hard time finding workers who are masters of their trade. What might persuade more young people to become craft workers?
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Brains - help or hindrance?

Brains - help or hindrance?

How do people considered highly intelligent fare in a world full of regular people? DW meets four smart youngsters and their families.
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Fearless young entrepreneurs

Fearless young entrepreneurs

Fresh out of high school, two teenagers developed an app to help others decide what to study at university. Their firm has moved into consultancy work and now has several employees.
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Dynastic succession

Dynastic succession

Wolfgang Grupp is a clothing manufacturer who wants to retire. He says only one of his two children will take over the firm. It's a real-life nail-biter, and the final chapter has yet to be written.
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Is the Wadden Sea dying in the era of climate change?

Is the Wadden Sea dying in the era of climate change?

As sea levels rise, the rich ecosystem of the Wadden Sea in the North Sea is at risk of disappearing. It will take concerted efforts to protect the habitat that is home to thousands of birds, animals and plants.
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Hong Kong: Youths taunt Beijing

Hong Kong: Youths taunt Beijing

The year begins just as the old one ended, with people out on the streets of Hong Kong. Many are students and have a lot to risk by protesting.
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Germany: Carers from overseas

Germany: Carers from overseas

Germany is facing an alarming shortage of qualified nurses in the geriatric care sector. The Economics Ministry is trying to attract personnel from Vietnam to train as nurses.
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Colombia: Medical emergency

Colombia: Medical emergency

Even in the capital Bogota, where there are plenty of hospitals and clinics, patients are finding it impossible to get even the most urgent appointments. Necessary treatments are often denied without explanation.
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DW viewer visits Venice

DW viewer visits Venice

DW viewer Svitlana Seliverstova from the Ukraine went to Venice with her son. The trip was his gift to her for Mother's Day.
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Cali - Global capital of Salsa

Cali - Global capital of Salsa

Globetrotter Steve Hanisch visits Cali in Colombia and tries dancing the Salsa.
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Living with an extreme disability

Living with an extreme disability

Markus Behrendt and Christine Wagner-Behrendt from Kassel have been taking care of their son Jascha for 13 years. He broke his neck in a bicycle accident when he was five years old, and he's paralyzed and given artificial respiration ever since.
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Social Justice: India and Iceland

Social Justice: India and Iceland

The new Social Justice/Work Places series takes a look at the world of work in Asia and Europe. In India, women are still underrepresented in the labor force. In Iceland, more than 70 percent of women are employed.
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Costa Rica: Breeding butterflies for the world

Costa Rica: Breeding butterflies for the world

Costa Rica is home to an astonishing number butterfly species. Local farmers breed some species for sale to botanic gardens and butterfly sanctuaries worldwide. The work provides a good income and helps protect biodiversity.
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The Driver - Ouagadougou

The Driver - Ouagadougou

His Mercedes 190 doesn't like the heat, but then neither does taxi driver Issiaka Zoungrana. For two decades the pair have been trying to earn a living on the streets of Ouagadougou. A tale of loyalty and resilience.
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Are hydrogen cars the future?

Are hydrogen cars the future?

Imagine a car that only emits water vapour, refuels in minutes and has twice the range of most electric cars. It's already here! Hydrogen is an environmentally-conscious mobility option that hasn't caught on - yet.
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Best SUV on the beach?

Best SUV on the beach?

Five SUVs in a straight sand sprint. The 550hp Porsche Cayenne has a full racing pedigree. But can it stand up to the torque of the Audi e-tron? And what about the Maserati Levante, the Volvo XC 90 or the Lexus RX450h?
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The Golf 8 - Last in line?

The Golf 8 - Last in line?

For decades, the Golf set the pace in the compact class. The 8th generation comes with full digital integration, car to car networking and smartphone control. But it could be the last new version VW ever produces.
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Dream of dancing a solo in "The Nutcracker"

Dream of dancing a solo in "The Nutcracker"

Semyon Semyonov is eleven years old, and is already an accomplished ballet dancer. Semyon has been chosen to dance a solo in "The Nutcracker" at the Mariinsky Theatre in Vladivostok. He also studies ballet at a prestigious academy in the city.
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Poland: Adamowicz's widow

Poland: Adamowicz's widow

Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz was assassinated in January 2019. Some claim that hate speech helped to create the conditions in which the murder took place. Now, Adamowicz's widow, a new European MP, is fighting against hatred and violence.
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Gambling addiction - An expert's view

Gambling addiction - An expert's view

Social worker Gordon Emons helps gambling addicts. He tells In Good Shape how people can find a way out of their dependency.
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Cruise on the Yangtze River

Cruise on the Yangtze River

DW viewer Rainer Gottlinger took a cruise down China's longest river, the Yangtze. He captured the highlights like the Three Gorges Dam and natural surroundings on video.
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Costa Rica: Nature paradise and colonial past

Costa Rica: Nature paradise and colonial past

DW viewer Geovanna shows you around San Jose, Costa Rica's capital, from the cathedral to the market. She also takes you to see stunning flora and fauna at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.
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Reporter - Death squads in Minsk

Reporter - Death squads in Minsk

In 1999, three prominent Belarusian opposition figures vanished without a trace. Immediately, rumors circulated that a death squad might have abducted and murdered the men. Now, key witness Yuri G. sheds light on the case.
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Iran: A Cafe Offers Hope

Iran: A Cafe Offers Hope

Imran loves his job working in a cafe in Tehran. He and his coworkers all have one thing in common: Down Syndrome. And an employer who cares about them.
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South Africa: Gin with Elephant Flavor

South Africa: Gin with Elephant Flavor

Gin made a comeback some years ago with small distilleries springing up everywhere. Not least in South Africa, which is increasingly becoming the place to go for gin-lovers. Amongst the new versions constantly coming onto the market, one stands out.
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Competition - who is Germany's next top cleaner?

Competition - who is Germany's next top cleaner?

In Germany, cleaning services employ the most people of any of the trade and craft professions. At the Kiel Opera House, a large building in the coastal city, twelve trainees are competing in a cleaning contest. Who will be Germany's best cleaner?
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The importance of first impressions

The importance of first impressions

The job interview - a place where judgments are made in a matter of seconds. Friendly or unfriendly? Competent or incompetent? We form first impressions subconsciously, and rarely give people a second chance.
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Face to face: 'There's no short-cut to success!'

Face to face: 'There's no short-cut to success!'

First-time employees often have too high expectations and misjudge themselves, says personnel consultant Gunnar Belden. Patience and commitment are part and parcel of the path to success.
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Can your first job kill your career?

Can your first job kill your career?

If you take on a low-wage job right after graduating, you are unlikely to climb the career ladder, says a study in the US. Finding better-paying employment more matched to your qualifications is rare. So better start off with the right kind of job!
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Mariendonk Abbey: A shortage of nuns

Mariendonk Abbey: A shortage of nuns

Mariendonk Abbey is home to 27 nuns. Most of them are old. There is only one novice. The community has to support itself, but without fresh blood things are getting difficult.
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Backpacker Steve Hanisch visits Lofoten

Backpacker Steve Hanisch visits Lofoten

Freezing and charming at the same time: a journey through northern Norway. Globetrotter Steve Hanisch explores the Lofoten islands, including isolated Fjords, fishing villages and the world's best cinnamon buns.
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O Christmas tree

O Christmas tree

Each December, like many families, the Scherms go out and chop down their own Christmas tree. It's a holiday tradition. But what makes for a perfect Christmas tree?
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Mexico: Cooking the way grandmother did

Mexico: Cooking the way grandmother did

Corn, banana leaves, vegetables and meat - the older women of the village of Cardenas in the Mexican state of Chiapas still cook the way their grandmothers did. How can these traditional recipes be preserved?
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Thailand: Turning straw into gold

Thailand: Turning straw into gold

Huge amounts of rice straw are left over after the harvest in Thailand. Farmers often burn it, which is terrible for the environment. A young entrepreneur has found a new use for the material. Turned into paper, it can replace plastic food packaging.
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Epilepsy: A talk with the expert

Epilepsy: A talk with the expert

How do people cope with epilepsy? Karl Melzer had his first seizure as a teenager. He tells us about his experience with the disorder. Neurologist Martin Holtkamp also talks about the challenges in treating epilepsy patients.
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Germany: Meet Rostock's Danish Mayor

Germany: Meet Rostock's Danish Mayor

The German town Rostock made headlines in 1992 following racist riots. Now many residents hope that their newly elected Danish mayor will inspire progress, modernize the city, and encourage economic advancement.
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Krieger: Take your time!

Krieger: Take your time!

No-one can stop the onward march of time. But we change the way we perceive time by changing our habits. Time is precious, and always will be. Don't waste it, urges Olaf Krieger.
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