United Nations Day commemorates October 24, 1945, when the United Nations Charter came into force. It was introduced on October 31, 1948, and has been an international holiday since 1971.
The ongoing threat from the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting our everyday lives. Measures such as thorough hand washing, wearing masks and regular disinfection of your own hands help to minimize the risk of infection for yourself and others. Photo: unitednations (unsplash.com)
The term Halloween encompasses folk customs in the evening and on the night from October 31 to November 1. These were originally widespread mainly in Catholic Ireland and were brought to the USA and expanded by Irish immigrants. Since the 1990s, US-American Halloween customs have also spread in Europe. Photo by Ehud Neuhaus on Unsplash
In 1992 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared October 17th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The "World Day to Overcome Poverty" is linked to three issues: (1) Appreciating the resistance of people affected by poverty to misery and exclusion. (2) Make the needy and marginalized people heard and talk to them. (3) Working with the very poor to ensure that everyone's rights really apply to everyone. Photo: Nick Fewings (unsplash.com)
On October 16, World Food Day, a reminder is to be given that an incredible number of people are still suffering from hunger: According to the 2018 UN Nutrition Report, around 821 million people worldwide are chronically undernourished. That is eleven percent of the world's population. Around two billion also suffer from "hidden hunger", the lack of essential nutrients. “We can make a difference!” Is the motto of this year's “Welthungerhilfe Week” from October 11th to 18th, 2020. The right to food is a human right. Photo: Thought Catalog (unsplash.com)
The road bike race was originally supposed to take place from May 9th to May 31st, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic from the beginning of 2020, the start date of the race has been postponed to October 3rd to 25th. According to the organizers' plans, the first three stages will be held in southern Italy instead of Hungary. Photo: Paolo Candelo (unsplash.com)
The wild animal of 2020 is the wild bee. There are around 30,000 different wild bee species on earth; in Germany there are between 548 and 570 species, depending on the experts, the year of publication and the species concept used. These differ optically in terms of size, color or pattern, but are often difficult to determine down to the type. They show lengths between 1.3 millimeters and three centimeters. Photo: Dmitry Grigoriev (unsplash.com)
Originally planned from May 24th to June 7th, the French Open will take place from September 21st to October 11th this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, the competition is happening for the 124th time. The venue for the famous clay court tournament is, as always, the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. Photo: Darko Nesic on unsplash.com
Tidying up, restructuring, mucking out: in short, about organization. With the right instructions and a good plan, new tasks can usually be completed in no time. Leaving old burdens behind you not only frees you mentally, but also creates more space for free thoughts, new goals and perhaps one or the other new piece of furniture or clothing. Photo: Kelly Sikkema (unsplash.com)
Catch the sun, enjoy the evening, meet friends and spend a relaxing time together; in short: Open Air! Due to the persistent temperatures and existing hygiene and distance rules, events take place in the open air at every free corner. Photo: Krisztina Papp (unsplash.com)
The mole is the wild animal of 2020. Although it is unpopular with gardeners, it is under strict nature protection. The mole's mounds are proof that the soil is doing well and that it is full of microorganisms. The blind grave artist builds his sleeping, nest and storage chambers underground and likes to eat pests such as snails or grubs.
The association for the preservation of crop diversity has chosen the cucumber, the popular pumpkin family, as the vegetable of the year 2019 & 2020. Salad or snake cucumbers are particularly well known in Germany - and the small pickles. Cucumbers are low in calories and contain a lot of water. Photo: Harshal S. Hirve (unsplash.com)
Escape rooms have been very popular for several years. Playing is about solving puzzles in the team so that you can gradually work your way out of a locked room. Escape games are also offered as a board game and in virtual forms. Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash
Gardening is currently more popular than ever. Whether in the home garden, on the balcony or in the rented allotment: growing your own fruit and vegetables is back in vogue. And with it the awareness of the origin and regionality of the food. Photo: Elaine Casap (unsplash.com)
Influencers are people who regularly publish content (text, images, audio, video) on a topic. To do this, they use internet-based communication channels such as blogs and social networks such as Instagram or YouTube. They stand out from the mass of social media users because their activities achieve long reach and thus have a high influence on their followers. Photo by Pocky Lee on Unsplash
The term artificial intelligence (AI) describes - in very simple terms - the attempt to transfer human thinking and learning to computers and thus to give them intelligence. Photo by Frank V. on Unsplash.com
Grilling or roasting over an open fire is an original method of cooking food - it only requires control of the fire and does not require any cookware. Barbecuing is one of the world's most popular social pastimes, especially at summer temperatures. Photo: Daniel Hooper (unsplash.com)
Whether road bike, e-bike or the good old Dutch bike: cycling is an ideal way to do sports and protect the environment in good weather! Photo: Tiffany Nutt (unsplash.com)
More popular than ever this year: Vacation at home. Whether in the mountains, on the beach, on a bike or on foot: Germany offers the perfect travel destination for everyone. Photo: Karsten Würth (unsplash.com)
For days now, thousands of people have been protesting police violence and racism in the United States. The riots have now reached numerous major cities. Photo by Vince Fleming on Unsplash
Not only since the Covid 19-related retreat into one's own four walls, DIY and home improvement have been very popular with many people. Photo: Nick Karvounis (unsplash.com)
Almost every day new conspiracy theories are heard and some are persistent. They all try to explain a state, an event or a development through the targeted, conspiratorial work of a mostly small group of actors for an often illegal or illegitimate purpose. Photo by Tom Radetzki (unsplash.com)
Podcasts have enjoyed increasing popularity for years. They provide information on all imaginable topics in an entertaining way. Photo by CoWomen on Unsplash
Stuck at home? Try this collection of relaxed beats from jazzy to trippy as a backdrop for focused work. Photo: marcus aurelius at pexels.com
Urban beats for reporting on youth and street culture. Photo: Hin Bong Yeung (unsplash.com)
In times of change and uncertainty, it is important to practice self-care and to lead a mindful life. Photo: Georgia de Lotz (unsplash.com)
For all the people who are (unwanted) working from home: This playlist ensures a positive mood and spring cleaning vibes.
The presidential election will take place in the United States on November 3, 2020, but the election campaign began long before.
An outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high proportion of the population.
Asia is not only the largest continent in terms of area but also the most populous in the world. Numerous cultures and religions meet here.
Political excitement after the ministerial election in Thuringia, Germany. Internationally, political mistakes, secret collusion and corruption are also part of everyday business.
Great Britain has officially left the European Union. Photo: Annie Spratt (unsplash.com)
In 1895 the first commercial film was shown in the Berlin conservatory. Since then, cinema and film music have become an integral part of the cultural scene. Photo: Peter Lewicki (unsplash.com)
The 2020 cultural capitals are Rijeka in Croatia and Galway in Ireland.
The countries of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are collectively referred to as the Middle East or the Middle East. These countries lie between the Middle East in the west and southwest and the Far East in the northeast. Myanmar is rarely counted as part of the Middle East; instead, it is mostly assigned to Southeast Asia.
The Instrument of the Year 2020 is the violin.
Fridays For Future is a rapidly growing social youth movement with millions of school strike participants every Friday. It was launched in August 2018 by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, calling for swift policies to tackle climate change.
The plans of the British prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle to withdraw from the royal family's obligations and to live financially independently in the future are currently causing excitement not only in the rainbow press.
Most people associate Australia with beautiful landscapes, unique wildlife and the fascinating culture of the Aborigines. Unfortunately, the continent is currently in the news mainly because of the devastating fires.
Did you know? Bird of the year 2020 is the turtledove.
The past heat wave lets us feel the consequences of climate change. But instead of just sweating, let's ask one more question: How can we protect the climate? Enlightenment helps - every documentation supports the education; each of us can do something about climate change: with its consumption and everyday behavior. LET's do it.
Dark, dramatic and suspenseful tension orchestral cues & voices - orchestral hybrid & mixes - allow us to watch fascinating dramatic pictures - with pure emotion.
A selection of cool, chic tracks with a stylish vibe, ideal for modern magazine and hip lifestyle productions.
Slam Music Library combines classic African instruments with contemporary sounds. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Slam is predestined to build a bridge between the traditional and the modern. Photo: Eva Blue (unsplash.com)