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Search for the Artistic Sweet Spot

Search for the Artistic Sweet Spot

In music, the sweet spot comes when the artist finds the optimal position when playing an instrument – even the voice. But, can a number of artists representing different disciplines also find the same sweet spot when they collaborate together in a single work? Fritz...

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Dr Happiness Remembered

Dr Happiness Remembered

Let’s face it, everyone wants to avoid unhappiness and continue their lives of contentment and fulfilment as they get older. This is certainly a chief aim of Wohnen+Basel, and our Community in Westfeld is designed to do just that. Part of our solution is to help...

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Decluttering My Way to Joy

Decluttering My Way to Joy

My urge to purge has been growing for years. I hated wasting weekends moving stuff around my home. When I’m stressed, I clean. My clutter added stress. My need for more calm and time for joy kicked off my minimalism quest. Years of global travel and “I’ll never be...

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Getting About while Going Green

Getting About while Going Green

As part of our effort to use less energy, Andrew and I are limiting our air travel, in particular short hops which use a disproportionate amount of fuel per mile. Luckily our home is located in the center of Europe, and there are good train connections to most of the...

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New life out of old concrete

New life out of old concrete

Did you know that building projects are responsible for between 5 and 10 percent of total carbon dioxide emissions? That's even more than air travel, something that, as expats, many of our members think about. At Wohnen+ Basel, one of our core principles is "it's...

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The health benefits of strong relationships

The health benefits of strong relationships

Following retirement, there’s no more going to work every day and any children that used to be in the house have usually grown up and moved away. Regardless of how we get around, we tend to be less mobile: although visits to see people we love are always enjoyable,...

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