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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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Consumer Behavior Trend Watching

Living in Germany: Currywurst still favourite food

Germans love a good sausage, particularly if it’s covered in a reddish sauce and served with crinkly chips, known as Currywurst.

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Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

Living in Germany: hiking as a national pastime

Hiking, or Wandern in German, is the most popular outdoor activity in the country, with 68 percent of Germans every year hitting an extensive 200,000-kilometer (125,000-mile) trail network. In all, Germans hike 370 million times per year, spend €7.8 billion ($9.3 billion) every year for hiking trips (plus another €3.7 billion on gear), and 58 percent of that on gastronomy […]

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Economics Trend Watching

Economy in Brazil: the 5th most expensive Big Mac in the world

Brazil has the fifth most expensive Big Mac in the world, costing $ 5.25. The  McDonald’ snack is used as an index for the British magazine The Economist since 1986, to show the purchasing power of the currencies of the countries surveyed, according to the last calculation released recently. The Big Mac index suggests that […]

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Economics Trend Watching

Economy in Brazil: becoming the world’s 5th largest economy by 2023

Brazil is expected to become the world’s fifth largest economy by 2023, behind only the U.S., China, Japan and India, according to projections by the Center for Economic and Business Research (CEBR, its acronym in English) […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: Women represent 53% of Internet users

A survey released recently by consulting firm e-bit, shows that in Brazil, 53% of Internet users are women […]

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Design Innovation Inspiration

Watch David Kelley’s “How to build your creative confidence” talk at TED

Is your school or workplace divided into “creatives” versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create… […]

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China Design Trend Watching

Eco Design Fair: Showcasing innovation and sustainable design in Shanghai

On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Eco Design Fair will bring to Shanghai’s South Bund a full day of exhibits and activities for visitors to learn about green and healthy living, and seeking earth-friendly alternatives in fashion, food, energy, transportation, wellness, home, gardening, finance and more […]

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Internet in Brazil: fashion and beauty industries pulling E-commerce numbers up by in 2012

Sales of clothing, footwear, sporting goods, medicines, health and beauty products have the highest growth prospects in the market of Brazilian e-commerce and should pull the number of requests in 2012 […]