Author: Stephan

[German] #SPD – Quo Vadis?

This article has only been published in German. In order to read the article, please switch the language in the right sidebar. In this contribution, I try to make some thoughts based upon most recent election polls in Germany. While left-winged politicians like Sarah Wagenknecht (Die LINKE) try to form a new collective movement “Aufstehen” (“getting up”), especially members of former major party SPD (social democrats) seem to stick to realities that are no longer

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Watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S – for the very first time

I have never watched Friends. Can you actually believe that? I mean, that show’s first episode had aired in 1994 and its last one in 2004, it had ten seasons and is cited and thought of even more than How I Met Your Mother (which I totally watched, several times) – but I never had any contact with it. Not knowing about Friends even must have cost me some dates – seemingly, this show had a

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HIV – Still a Stigma?

You know, sometimes there are topics or discussions in our society which make me really, really sad. Like how we treat people with serious health conditions – e.g. aids. While still being incurable in 2018, the HI virus nowadays is at least controllable. We know a lot about how the virus is spread, how to protect ourselves and there are several medical vectors to attack its reproduction cycle and its effects on the body. The

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