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    It’s not your phone, it’s you

    The average user checks their smartphone 88 times per day. So what’s all this constant connection doing to our heads? Berlin’s foremost expert on smartphone use and mental health, Charité's Dr. Jan Kalbitzer, gives us his surprising answer: Not much! more

    Dec 21, 2017

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    Save Berlin: Battles in the sky

    It’s not just airports that can’t get off the ground in Berlin. Dan Borden reports on four of the city’s stymied skyscrapers from Alexanderplatz to Neukölln. more

    Dec 8, 2017

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    Ask Hans-Torsten: The bike code

    Hans-Torsten Richter gives you advice on surviving and thriving in Berlin. Send your questions to This month: Your bike – to register or not to register? more

    Dec 5, 2017

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    The sexism debate has reached Germany, but where are the German Weinsteins? Four years after #Aufschrei and one year after the country’s sexual crime legislation was updated, are German women any better off than their US or French sisters? more

    Dec 1, 2017