Parkour champion Yoann Leroux

Parkour champion Yoann Leroux

The French parkour champion Yoann "Zephyr" Leroux has made a name for himself with spectacular stunts over the rooftops of Paris, his hometown.
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The extreme athletes MadCow

The extreme athletes MadCow

Skiing through forests, hurling themselves through the air and sliding across a frozen lake at over 100 km/h, the athletes of France-based MadCow take on extreme and off-the-wall challenges.
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Turkey: The children of Aleppo

Turkey: The children of Aleppo

Many Syrian children have physical and psychological wounds. According to UN statistics, 80,000 have had to have limbs amputated. Those in Turkish refugee camps are trying to forget the traumas of war.
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Britain: Farmers against Brexit

Britain: Farmers against Brexit

British farmers in Kent are worried ahead of Brexit. Many have accused the government of not being up to scratch in the negotiations. They would like another referendum.
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Spain: The wolfman

Spain: The wolfman

Marcos grew up in the woods of Galicia with wolves. He thinks humans are the animals' greatest enemy. He considers himself half-wolf, half-human, despite living amid society over 50 years.
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Benedetto Bufalino's playful art

Benedetto Bufalino's playful art

French artist Benedetto Bufalino plays with our perception of everyday objects. He's turned concrete mixers into disco balls, phone booths into fish tanks and houses on their head.
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A hotel with a difference: No roof

A hotel with a difference: No roof

A suite with no walls and no roof: two concept artists have created a room in the Swiss Alps with a view like no other. On a hilltop at 1200 meters' altitude is a double bed where guests can sleep under the stars.
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Ode to the O-ring

Ode to the O-ring

It's a master of withstanding pressure. Without it, engines stall, and taps leak. It's time to sing the praises of the humble O-ring.
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Krieger: People, take a break!

Krieger: People, take a break!

Do we really need to talk about work during our lunch break? The time would be better used getting out of the office altogether, says workplace guru Krieger. Get out to the park, enjoy the sunshine! Or find a quiet spot to meditate.
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Rapid expansion: good or bad?

Rapid expansion: good or bad?

Startups are keen to expand fast in order to attract investors. Mattress company Emma has been crowned the fastest growing startup in Europe. DW caught up with co-founder Max Laarmann in Amsterdam.
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Data: goldrush of the digital age

Data: goldrush of the digital age

Using the Internet means leaving behind a trail of data. From online shopping to social media posts, information about our online behavior is big business for companies. But if our data is so valuable, shouldn't we ourselves profit from it?
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Tackling burnout

Tackling burnout

Public awareness of burnout has grown in recent years. But has the discussion actually changed our attitude to work? DW speaks to a man whose work left him physically and psychologically exhausted.
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Daily life in an eco-village

Daily life in an eco-village

Residents of Sieben Linden in Germany have embraced an eco-friendly way of life. Their dwellings feature thatched roofs, they're economical with resources, and they don't waste water by flushing toilets. But is the eco-village a realistic model?
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The cruel rule of the clock

The cruel rule of the clock

For many people, racing against the clock has become a normal part of daily life. But it hasn't always been like this. What was life like before clocks were invented, and how did their arrival shape economic and social life?
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3D animations for restaurant tables

3D animations for restaurant tables

3D video art isn't restricted to projections on tourist attractions during light festivals; they can also be projected onto tabletops and walls, as the artist collective Skullmapping shows.
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Instagram Hit "Desserted in Paris"

Instagram Hit "Desserted in Paris"

Graphic designer Tal Spiegel from Paris buys shoes to match with desserts. He then takes colorful photographs of the unlikely pairings. His Instagram page has more than 150,000 followers.
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Germany's youngest starred female chef

Germany's youngest starred female chef

28-year-old Julia Komp is a rising star in Germany's culinary scene. She's head chef of the restaurant in Loersfeld Castle - and the youngest German female chef to be awarded a Michelin star.
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An automotive legend made of wood

An automotive legend made of wood

Michel Robillard has built an iconic Citroen 2CV. But his is rather unusual. It's made of wood, but it's still road-worthy. For the French carpenter, it's a dream come true.
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An automotive legend made of wood

An automotive legend made of wood

Michel Robillard has built an iconic Citroen 2CV. But his is rather unusual. It's made of wood, but it's still road-worthy. For the French carpenter, it's a dream come true.
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Taking a ride on a halfbike

Taking a ride on a halfbike

This bike is one that you have to stand on, even though there are pedals. DW reporter Meike Kruger finds out how easy it is (or not) to actually ride a halfbike.
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Magical motorsport moments

Magical motorsport moments

Two Czech artists have found their niche producing high-resolution pictures from the history of motorsports. Moments that were never actually photographed look like the real deal.
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Around the world on a trike

Around the world on a trike

Andreas Zmuda and Doreen Krober have seen over 40 countries and incredible sights since embarking on their tour of the world on a flying trike. Next on their list is Scandinavia.
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Ex-AfD member Franziska Schreiber: "I was met with hate"

Ex-AfD member Franziska Schreiber: "I was met with hate"

The far-right AfD has become the main opposition party in Germany's parliament. For four years, Franziska Schreiber was the right-hand woman of the party's former chairperson Frauke Petry. Now Schreiber has left the party -- and written a book.
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Visit the Los Glaciares National Park

Visit the Los Glaciares National Park

The Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina is one of the few glaciers in the world that is still growing and one of the country's biggest tourist attractions.
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Discovering the Wadden Sea

Discovering the Wadden Sea

Norderney lies in Lower Saxony's Wadden Sea Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2009. A visit to this unique habitat is one of the highlights of a vacation on the island.
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The emirate of Ras al-Khaimah

The emirate of Ras al-Khaimah

Sara Al Zaabi presents her home country, the northernmost of the seven United Arab Emirates. She takes you through the old souk in Ras al-Khaimah city and explains why the Emiratis prefer to picnic in the mountains.
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How the wealthy view the income divide

How the wealthy view the income divide

In 2017, around 80 percent of the wealth generated globally went to just one percent of the population. How do the rich who benefit most view this development?
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No escape from poverty?

No escape from poverty?

More and more children in the UK now live in households with incomes below the poverty level. Since 2014, numbers have grown dramatically. Many families are getting into debt trying to pay their rent and have to visit food banks to get by.
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Homeless in the US

Homeless in the US

Thousands of homeless people sleep rough in tents in Los Angeles. Some are addicts, others lost their jobs. All have a story to tell about how they ended up on the street. The wealthy complain policymakers are to blame.
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OCD - In Good Shape talks to an expert

OCD - In Good Shape talks to an expert

In Good Shape talks with Dr. Tom Bschor from Berlin's Schlosspark Clinic about obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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The Glashutte watchmaking tradition

The Glashutte watchmaking tradition

Time is of the essence in the small eastern German town of Glashutte in the Ore Mountains. Since the mid-19th century, several companies here have been known to produce some of the finest watches money can buy.
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DIY: popsicle-stick shelves

DIY: popsicle-stick shelves

Summer is popsicle season. Fans of the frozen treat on a stick will love this do-it-yourself idea. It's easy to make a set of shelves out of wooden popsicle sticks. It's sturdy enough for a candleholder, for example.
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Scandic style: can fashion make you happy?

Scandic style: can fashion make you happy?

In recent years, the World Happiness Report has often listed the Danes among the happiest nations. Does that have something to do with fashion? The Scandic Style is airy, cool and, most of all, good for daily wear.
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Magic moments in Blois

Magic moments in Blois

A six-headed dragon watches over this museum: it's the House of Magic in Blois in central France. Dedicated to Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, the founding father of modern magic, it astonishes visitors at every turn.
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Refugee crisis in Spain

Refugee crisis in Spain

More and more migrants are setting course for Spain and pushing the country to its limits. Their numbers have already tripled over those for all of 2017. Many look for jobs in Spain, competing with migrants already there.
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Sweden: The Elin Ersson case

Sweden: The Elin Ersson case

The young student Elin Ersson stopped the deportation of an Afghan asylum-seeker on a flight from Sweden and triggered a debate on civil disobedience.
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Hunting endangered whales in Iceland

Hunting endangered whales in Iceland

Despite worldwide protests and years of a ban on whaling, Iceland's fishermen are hunting fin whales again. But this time, not only are environmentalists objecting but ever more Icelanders. Whale watching is far more lucrative than whale hunting.
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A remodeled 1960s bungalow in Iceland

A remodeled 1960s bungalow in Iceland

When Anna Gunnarsdottir remodeled her bungalow near Rejkjavik, she opted to preserve its concrete exterior. The living space has big windows, and the garden features a typical Icelandic thermal bath.
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Ceramic art from Faenza

Ceramic art from Faenza

Faenza, in Italy's northeastern Province of Ravenna, is famous for its splendid ceramics and tiles. Artisans in Faenza have been crafting faience ceramics since the Renaissance.
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Swiss Emmental cheese

Swiss Emmental cheese

Swiss cheese is famous the world over. Emmental, named after the region of the same name, is a prime example. It is known for its taste and the many holes.
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All of Edinburgh's a stage

All of Edinburgh's a stage

The Edinburgh Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the world, showcasing theater, art, comedy and music. It also offers lesser-known performers a platform.
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Pretty successful

Pretty successful

Several studies show that people considered good-looking are more likely to get ahead in their careers and earn more than others. They are often taken to be more capable and trustworthy.
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Face to face: The price of perfection

Face to face: The price of perfection

Why do so many people choose to go to plastic surgeons? Some go for major facelifts or body reshapes, others for a quick fix with botox. But why not just age naturally? DW's Ben Fajzullin found out more about the business of beauty enhancement.
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Luxury spaces for luxury people

Luxury spaces for luxury people

Markus Hilzinger and Isabella Hamann design interiors for hotels, restaurants and private residences. Their training in architecture and knowledge of art history inform their work.
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Faking it pixel by pixel

Faking it pixel by pixel

Self-presentation on social media has become very important for many people. There are apps that tweak images and videos and thereby distort reality. The ad industry has long promoted unrealistic and oppressive visions of beauty and coolness.
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Lipstick on a... cow?

Lipstick on a... cow?

Beauty treatments are not reserved for humans. DW visits a beauty pageant for dairy cows, and talks to a stylist who makes his clients udderly beautiful. The winners are not just cute but also very valuable as great mothers and milk machines.
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A hot new trend: Street Fishing

A hot new trend: Street Fishing

More and more young European city dwellers are taking up angling as their new pastime. Street fishing is a new trend that doesn't require a lot of gear or preparation.
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Locarno during theme film festival

Locarno during theme film festival

Locarno on Lago Maggiore looks and feels more like Italy than Switzerland. Every summer, the little town hosts an internationally known film festival. Every summer Locarno becomes a vast open-air cinema.
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