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Self-made and from the heart: Home-made gifts

Before you go shopping for Christmas presents, it's worth asking: What exactly makes a great gift? What will really make the recipient happy? Of course, some gifts also have a practical use. Toys for the children, for example. But most gifts are primarily about the emotional value – you want...

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How tap water saves the sea

Spring, rivulet, brook, river, stream; drizzle, rain, cloudburst; drop, puddle, pool, pond, lake, sea, ocean. In our language, we have a great treasure trove of words for water in all its manifestations, and each of these words immediately conjures up images and memories in our minds. From the first drop...

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Lights out for the bugs

Little Belgium is famous for being visible from space at night, which is due to the fact that a large part of the country’s highways are illuminated by street lamps. Whether this helps to avoid accidents is a subject of controversial discussions every now and then. What is obvious, however,...

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Paper – for your books only

The tapping of the woodpecker echoes loudly between the trees. The first rays of sunlight wink through the leaves and play with the rising mist. The air is cool and fresh, it smells of leaves, pine needles and moss. Every breath fills the lungs with life.

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Plogging – for a healthier planet

Doing something for yourself, keeping the environment clean and looking good on Instagram – isn't that the description of the perfect workout? Like so many good things, plogging, a combination of running and picking up trash, comes from Scandinavia. The first events took place in Sweden around 2016, and that's...

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Love bees and be loved back

Our bees must be protected, everyone agrees on that. You only have to think of honey, a delicious breakfast and beeswax candles to support this idea. But of course, we have to thank the bees for so much more than that!

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How not to throw away food

You feel guilty when you throw away food? That's completely normal. After all, 12 million tons of food end up in the trash in Germany every year, and more than half of it is thrown away by households. But more important than a guilty conscience is the next step –...

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Cycling is good for almost everything!

For the body, for example: if you cycle regularly, the exertion reduces unwanted fat deposits, strengthens your muscles and gets your circulation going. That's why cycling is ideal for getting to work in the morning – after just a few minutes, blood circulation improves and plenty of fresh oxygen is...

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Only no waste is good waste

Zero Waste – is that even possible? Reducing waste is no problem, of course. But producing no waste at all? Almost everything we do is based on the consumption of resources, isn't it? Does zero waste mean we have to change our lives completely? Give up clothes and furniture, toothpaste...