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Living in Germany: Elections & Voting

This is a consequential election not just because Germany will pick their new chancellor, but lot of really hot topics like Climate Change, putting speed limits on the autobahns, tax on wealth have all bubbled up to political mainstream

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Living in Germany: How universal healthcare works

Healthcare in Germany is universal, and the system spends nearly half as much as the United States but still manages to cover 100% of its population through a mix of public and private insurance schemes

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Design Information Technology Innovation Trend Watching

Watch “The Rise of Experience Design” with Scott Belsky

In his “Rise of Experience Design” talk, Scott Belsky talks about how designers can cope with content velocity, new mediums and artificial intelligence.

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Watch “How AI can save our humanity”

In a visionary talk, computer scientist Kai-Fu Lee explains how AI can save our humanity, details how the US and China are driving a deep learning revolution, and shares a blueprint for how humans can thrive in the age of AI by harnessing compassion and creativity.

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Economics Trend Watching

Living in Germany: In 20 years, 1 in 3 people will be a migrant

1 in 3 people will be a migrant in Germany (about 35%) by 2040. In large cities, up to 70% of inhabitants will have a migrant background in two decades, experts say. Germany will need to attract a “range of nationalities” to keep the “economy stable.”

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Internet in Brazil: 70% of population is connected

According to ICT Households survey, 126.9 million people used the Internet in Brazil regularly in 2018. Half of the rural population and classes D and E now have access to the internet.

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Information Technology Software

SAP Again Tops BrandZ Most Valuable German Brand

SAP tops the BrandZ German brand value ranking for the second year in a row and is now Europe’s most powerful brand for the first time too

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Living in Germany: foods that are tastier than they sound

You can argue about just how tasty German cuisine is. But these dishes have such quirky names, you just have to sink your teeth into them. Here’s a look at our favorite 10 unusually named dishes that are tastier than they sound […]

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Consumer Behavior

Living in Germany: survival guide to supermarkets

Surprised by details Germans take for granted, some newcomers are shocked by the country’s supermarket culture. Here is a survival guide to supermarkets from a self-declared grocery shopping expert from Canada, who learned the hard way

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Living in Germany: the best chocolates ranked

What do the best chocolates taste like? A German consumer foundation put 25 milk chocolate brands — including Milka, Lindt and Merci – through rigorous testing and tasting […]