Dresscode - Dressing up a cheap suit

Dresscode - Dressing up a cheap suit

DW style guru Gerhard Elfers recommends steering clear of cheap suits, if possible. His advice is to buy good quality garments secondhand or when they're on offer. But if you do have a cheap suit, all is not lost.
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Rebooting after the crash

Rebooting after the crash

The Boardroom is an employment agency that helps corporate types get a new job after their careers take an unpleasant turn. Managing director Claus Verfurth knows how it feels. He too was once fired.
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Discoveries that got a second shot

Discoveries that got a second shot

Inventions like computers and telephones took time to change societies. What are the earmarks of a groundbreaking invention? MADE takes a closer look at a few products that fundamentally altered our world - and the people who profited from them.
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Bangladesh: Plastic from jute

Bangladesh: Plastic from jute

Single-use plastic bags are illegal in Bangladesh, but they're often used anyway because there's no clear substitute for them. Now a researcher has managed to turn jute into a material that looks very similar, but is completely biodegradable.
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Germany: Recognizing qualifications from abroad

Germany: Recognizing qualifications from abroad

Germany needs expertise from abroad, and a big hurdle for foreigners trying to apply for work there is getting recognition for qualifications received abroad. Tarek Khouli's degree from Syria was finally accepted by the authorities.
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Global Ideas: New life for waste in India

Global Ideas: New life for waste in India

Twenty years ago, Vimlendu Jha set up the environmental organization Swechha. It collects garbage from the streets of Delhi. Now its for-profit arm is upcycling some kinds of waste. The proceeds help fund other environmental projects.
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Stunning footage of an Austria skip trip

Stunning footage of an Austria skip trip

A stunning viewer video of a ski trip in the Austrian Alps includes impressive drone footage.
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A tour through Haifa

A tour through Haifa

A Haifa local leads the way through the beautiful port city in Israel. The tour includes the Baha'i Gardens, a cable car journey up Mount Carmel and a visit to the Wadi Nisnas neighborhood.
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Commemoration at the Holocaust Memorial

Commemoration at the Holocaust Memorial

Located in the heart of the government quarter of Berlin, the Memorial of the murdered Jews of Euope has been a magnet for visitors since its opening in 2005. From praise to harsh criticism has it received a lot of public attention. But what is it...
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Warren stresses working-class background

Warren stresses working-class background

Elizabeth Warren couldn't be accused of forgetting where she came from: in her home state of Oklahoma and elsewhere, she emphasizes the dramatic differences between then and now for the working class.
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India: Women fight for advancement

India: Women fight for advancement

In India women are still underrepresented in the labor market. Patriarchal structures, sexual discrimination and worries about their security make it difficult for women to find jobs. An initiative wants to change this.
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Colombia: Global Snack

Colombia: Global Snack

The Montero family from Colombia prepares this week's Global Snack. They run a food stand that sells arepa con huevo, a fried corncake stuffed with egg.
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Masturbation - what science has to say

Masturbation - what science has to say

This week's viewer question comes from Kal Mbye in Gambia.
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Parakeet plague in Spain

Parakeet plague in Spain

Monk parakeets from South America are multiplying in Madrid and endangering Spain's native birds. Bird conservationists and the city of Madrid want to take drastic measures to tackle the green parakeets.
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The Garage: Omer's Mercedes Repair Shop

The Garage: Omer's Mercedes Repair Shop

Omer Akdogan's been fixing cars in Berlin for 25 years. Now he runs a garage specializing in Mercedes taxis, which means his colorful crew has to work fast. Especially when special clients come with urgent requests.
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Check: Audi's big show-off RS Q8

Check: Audi's big show-off RS Q8

Audi's top of the range SUV is all about power, size, speed and price. In short, it's a big show off. Especially on the winding roads of Teneriffe. But what is the use if it's tested by someone who's not into it?
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The Driver: Bangkok

The Driver: Bangkok

"Mr. Johnny" dreams of a Porsche Cayenne. Now he drives a Toyota taxi in Bangkok, full of his daughter's paintings and German football stickers. He's made it his own, but he still answers to his "real boss" - his wife.
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Back pain - Our expert guest talk

Back pain - Our expert guest talk

In Good Shape meets specialist Dr. Fernando Dimeo at a sports medicine treatment facility in Berlin. He knows the most frequent causes of back pain, and shows how to prevent it - and how to provide relief through exercise.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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