Features by Caitlan Carroll
Posted In: syria, refugees, Immigration
Many Syrians are making new lives in Germany. The excitement and the reality of starting anew.
Posted In: sign spinning, human billboards, advertising
In the past, sign spinners, or “human directionals” in marketing jargon, often pointed their signs toward used car lots or new housing developments. But as the cost of renting a billboard has doubled, sign spinning is attracting more interest from businesses big and small.
Posted In: Germany, lunch, dancing
Lunch is a necessary part of any workday. But often people return to work feeling sleepier than when they left. Well, there's a new way to beat that post-lunch laziness in Berlin -- hit the dance floor!
Posted In: Sweden, aging, elderly care
Sweden has taken giant steps when it comes to heath care. With one of the oldest populations and highest life expectancies in the world, the Scandinavian nation is using new medical technology to care for its aging citizens.
Posted In: Germany, frugality, Saving
Many European economies are begging for Germany to share its wealth with them. Where did the German culture of frugality come from?
Posted In: summer vacation, work hours, working, Germany, holidays
German's seem to be the responsible, hard working sibling in the European Union, but they know when to relax.
Posted In: Germany
As economic instability in the eurozone continues, some Germans are starting to weigh the benefits and burdens of staying with the euro. Would life be dandier with the Deutschmark?
Posted In: thrift, cashless, Money, spending
Heidemarie Schwermer is taking thriftiness to an entirely new level.
Posted In: Books, e-books, publishing
Real books and bookstores are becoming a thing of the past. Does new technology mean authors are next to go?
Posted In: Auto, Volkswagen
German automakers are finding the car isn't the status symbol it used to be, so they're starting car share programs aimed at enticing young drivers.