Marc Reichwein

W hen writing an intellectual biography? Stefan Muller-Doohm, emeritus professor in Oldenburg, has specialized in the sociology of intellectuals, and has written, among other things, a standard work on Adorno. His recently published biography of Jurgen Habermas is 750 pages long, a veritable caliber of bricks; but one does not get the impression that its author has set himself more goals as a biographer than the extremely honest one of comprehensively tracing the career, work and life of the person portrayed, i.e., in exhaustive detail.

The reviews, which were published around Habermas’ 85. birthday on 18. June appeared, criticized that restrained enough not to spoil the congratulatory mood. And yet they named a sore point: When the "Suddeutsche Zeitung" criticizes that "Muller-Dohm remains mute as an interpreter of his main figure," that is: as a biographer, he does not take a stance on his object, then it raises a value judgment that would be devastating for any biographer of Bismarck or Hitler.

Parents educate children to use digital media responsibly. This includes not only that they are familiar with the content they come across on the net. Media literacy also means recognizing when it’s time to take a break from games or movies and that too much screen time can be harmful to their own well-being. Better than strict bans are clear rules and, above all, talking to children about their digital activities. This way, adolescents can make their own experiences and learn from them – together with their parents.

A young woman holds a smartphone with notices for new messages

Children grow up in a digital world. New media offer them many opportunities to learn, play and discover. Digitization presents families with new challenges: In times of constant accessibility, how can we succeed in not neglecting analog life? Many parents worry that smartphones, computers and consoles are harming their children, that they are becoming addicted to them and that other interests are being forgotten. Screen time is therefore often a contentious issue within the family. The following tips will help parents teach their children to use media responsibly and find a good balance between digital and analog interests.

It goes without saying that teachers are among the most influential people in students’ lives. But even these can have a big impact on the lives of their teachers.

That’s why we asked teachers in the BuzzFeed US community about eye-opening experiences with their students that have led them to transform their teaching.

1. "Many years ago, I was the new teacher at a school and the deputy principal therefore spent a lot of time in my classroom. I had a very restless child in class who could not stay seated for a long time."

"The deputy principal has therefore moved this child’s desk to the back wall so that this child could no longer distract anyone. I felt sick when I saw this poor child stuck there, but I didn’t know what to do. Finally, I mustered up the courage to say that it is not right for me to treat a child this way. I did not care that the deputy principal was not happy about it. Since then I tell the kids that if they need a break they can go for a walk around the school. I have never had a child who took advantage of this rule and I feel a really big difference.

Jasmin is now 4;7 years old, she enjoys attending the facility and has made very great progress in her development.

She notices a lot of what is going on in the group and also notices things that even we educators do not notice.

Jasmin amazes me again and again with her good memory, she remembers things that we adults quickly forget. She quickly recognizes and remembers structures and rituals that are repeated; she helps the children who have forgotten them.

Established in 1983 as a sign of reconciliation and understanding between Germany and the Soviet Union, the twinning arrangement has won many awards, u.a. in 2002 by Federal President Johannes Rau in four categories with the "1. Award for civic engagement in Russia", and from Gabriele Krone-Schmalz as a "shining example" German-Russian cooperation vowed. In 2018, foreign ministers Heiko Maas and Sergei Lavrov honored the blog with a certificate of gratitude.

Posts Tagged ‘Russian Christmas traditions

The fortune teller of Vladimir

About the "Russian Rauhnachten" – see – there is the custom of telling each other true on "Christ’s baptism". The Euroklub Vladimir also conveys this tradition to its guests time and again, as on the 21st of December. January to the volunteer from Jena, Jakob Schombierski, who describes today what he oracles in the twin town.

In the world some practices are known which fall under the term fortune telling. There are many different ways to do this. While this is demonized in some parts of the world as sinful behavior, it arouses great interest in many other people. Many people simply enjoy hearing something about their future that motivates them or makes them happy. The bandwidth of this topic is in any case huge and ranges from fanatics to people who despise this topic in the deepest way. I now had the chance to act as a fortune teller myself for once.


Magic hour in the Euroclub to Vladimir

Hello, today my mother is totally freaked out because the chemistry teacher of my little sister, 8. class, explained to the class how to make a bomb. He did this under the subtopic of burns, and also covered firecrackers overall. Of course he also pointed out that a serious bomb should please not be replicated. My mother still thinks this is pedagogically negligent, especially since children are eager to experiment. How do you stand to it, resp. How would you have acted?

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Teacher explains how to make a bomb?

How to make explosives is in every high school chemistry book. In every library, at every university, in every major bookstore, and also on Amazon.

There is a "bomb yes merely "a device for ignition" is, you don’t have to think long to figure out how something like this could work, even without prior guidance from a teacher.

Photography is fun. But so that the really beautiful shots are not always a coincidence, we have compiled the most important tips for you.

The choice of subject

First, think about: What do I actually want to show? What matters to me? You can’t always fit everything you want to show friends in a picture later on. And often the most impactful photos are those that make a person, animal, or object stand out from a crowd. "Get up close!", is the name of the game for professional photographers.

Summary of content

Table of contents is a brief overview of a situation, event, booker etc. It serves to summarize an extensive material into a short text, which contains only the main motifs. It is always used when you are reporting something to someone. Especially useful is the content question in scientific papers. Most often there is the statement of contents of the literary works and scientific, popular science articles.

The starting point for the summary is the source text, which needs to be read. You should not be discouraged if you will not understand the text immediately. There are such articles that you have to read two or three times to understand the content and this is nothing unusual.

Our author has never been heavily overweight, but has always been one of those with a bit more on their ribs. As a young man, he lost 16 kilograms within a month with a radical diet and excessive exercise. Today he deeply regrets it. As for why, he wrote it down for FITBOOK.

Note: This post is a personal experience report about losing weight with a radical diet. It should in no way be taken as a guide. Crash diets can be the beginning of an eating disorder. In the case of a particularly drastic change in diet and sudden strong physical stress, a doctor should be consulted. In this text is about learning to understand the thoughts and emotions that lead people to want to lose weight radically: Where does the fear of being fat come from?? And what can trigger an excessive preoccupation with food? FITBOOK has also presented this report to a psychotherapist. Read your assessment at the end of the text.

Extreme diät: Author Julian Srobel reports on his experience with it

From "queasy feeling" to panic attack … these are the symptoms of anxiety. Often they occur at work as well. Because many employees, especially in management positions, fear making mistakes, embarrassing themselves or losing their jobs. Yet it is precisely this emotion that can have a negative impact on one’s career. But there are ways out of the emotional chaos.

How to overcome your anxiety at work

For whom this article is particularly interesting:

  • Students, young professionals, experienced professionals, new starters, and yearning professionals

In this article you will learn:

  • How anxiety arises in everyday working life.
  • What function it serves.
  • How to manage your anxiety.
  • Tips against fear.
  • Link recommendations.
  • Literature recommendation.

The 36-year-old Tamara Lingenmann (name changed by the editors) has experienced how fear took possession of her bit by bit. She is a copywriter in the PR industry. "In my last permanent position, I already got the first whistle at the morning conference. Most of the time, my suggestions weren’t good enough," Lingenmann recalls. "I was regularly beaten up by my boss for it." It wasn’t long before she reacted physically to them. "It started with a diffuse feeling. I became more and more restless and could no longer switch off."