The summer heat can lead to some fatal attractions, but what happens when it all gets too much? It’s en vogue to claim sex addiction these days – but finding an actual, real-life sex addict willing to speak up is harder than it seems. more

Jul 24, 2015 3:30 PM Zeitgeist

When you're dining al fresco this summer, spare a thought for the chef sweating away in the kitchen. Alcohol and drug abuse in Berlin restaurants is an open secret. But is it the stress of the job that leads to the habit, or vice versa? more

Jul 17, 2015 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

With a less-than-spectacular summer upon us, some Berliners may be choosing to stay indoors. But some never intended to go out. For true gamers, the world outside is connected to the one on-screen. But is hardcore gaming a hobby or addiction? more

Jul 13, 2015 3:45 PM Zeitgeist

Looking for a new summer look? Everyone is. But how far would you go? An illustrated man and
 a Botox fan explain how addictive it is to change the way you look. more

Jul 10, 2015 12:50 PM People

If you missed our May issue, you missed this confession from a real, live Berlin vampyre. Don't panic – now we'll let you suck up every delicious drop for free. more

Jun 18, 2015 1:30 PM People

One of our writers goes on a Tinder date and comes to terms with his 'deeply penetrating' dependence on his smart phone. more

May 28, 2015 2:00 PM Zeitgeist

One of the most exciting writers and critics of the digital age talks about whether our constant connectivity is a pathology. (Hint: it is, but not in the way you'd think.) more

May 27, 2015 4:45 PM Zeitgeist

In the shadow of Berlin’s reputation as a drug-fuelled party mecca stands a sizeable community of substance-free, straight edgers. Don't be fooled by mainstream juice fasters or trendy vegans – these punks have a political agenda. more

May 26, 2015 1:45 PM Zeitgeist

John Riceburg: I'm addicted to Scientology

Seen our May issue yet? It's all about addictions. Our writer John Riceburg has to admit he has one: he can't get enough news about one particular secretive and militaristic cult. more

May 20, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Read our addiction issue yet? You’ll find it on newsstands for another week. In the meantime, in time for Saturday’s Eurovision final (May 23), read this harrowing tale of a Berlin expat’s addiction to the trashy songfest. more

May 18, 2015 6:00 PM People

Theo Solnik talked to a Berlin expat coping with life after alcoholism. Watch his video portrait and read more about addiction in the May issue of Exberliner, on newsstands now. more

May 7, 2015 2:30 PM Zeitgeist

From prescription pills to smartphones, from booze to Botox, Berlin's got addictions aplenty – what's yours? Read all about it in our addiction issue, on newsstands now. more

Apr 29, 2015 12:00 PM Features

Our May issue is out on newsstands now and after reading it, you may never think about addiction in the same way. But just what is an addiction anyway? Read our interview with Dr. Andreas Heinz and then pick up a copy of our print edition. more

Apr 27, 2015 5:00 PM Zeitgeist

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