There are 21,000 midwives in Germany, but the profession is under threat due to rapidly increasing insurance costs. One young German mother is determined to rescue her country's midwives.
A woman in the Netherlands spent 10 years growing her meter-long dreadlocks, but now she wants to shave them off. It's not a fashion statement - it's to raise money to fight cancer. (14.05.2014)
A young German cyclist repairs used bikes and ships them to African countries. There, they're not just a way to get some exercise, but can be an essential means of transportation for small business owners. (06.05.2014)
Paul, a 25-year-old product designer, was bothered by all the deposit bottles he saw being thrown away, so he came up with a brilliant idea that's been catching on, not only in Cologne, but across Germany. (30.04.2014)
Petition platform Change.org has grown to become a powerful tool for social activism and citizen participation in global issues. One petition gaining traction urges politicians to rescue the missing girls in Nigeria.
Google has started a massive new political campaign protesting a bill in the German parliament proposing copyright restrictions. Publishers supporting the bill have called the campaign "nasty propaganda."
Debate is heating up on net neutrality - whether Internet providers can discriminate against certain content in a bid for profits. That question is a central point on this week's agenda in the German parliament.
Pia in Argentina has helped create an open-source tool that allows people to debate political issues on their mobile phones. It could revolutionize the way people engage with politics - and cast their vote.
When fires tore through a poor area of Chile, residents were devastated. Now Carolina, a 28-year-old architect, is teaching them to rebuild efficient, sustainable homes that will last for a long time.
Some of the young soccer stars Angelo trains in his spare time go on to become big stars in Germany. For Angelo, though, it's important that they learn to become more than football players.
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