You can apply for this car bonus now

Thousands of euros in subsidies will still be available in 2024 to purchase an electric car or motorcycle. Applications can be submitted now. Anyone who buys an electric vehicle privately will again receive a subsidy from the Ministry of Climate Protection and car importers this year. Private individuals will receive a bonus of up to 5,000 euros when buying an electric car and 2,300 euros for electric motorcycles.Applications for this funding can be submitted starting on February 21 at umweltfoerderung.at. “The future on the road is electric. That is why…

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Apple warns of rice when cell phone gets wet

It’s a common myth circulating on the internet: If your cell phone gets wet, for example, because you accidentally spill a drink or drop it in the bathtub, just put it in a bowl of rice. This sounds like a quick and easy solution, as almost everyone has this staple food in their pantry. Supposedly, rice can draw the liquid out of the appliance due to its texture. However, this is not true, as rice is not very absorbent, so if it is possible to remove liquid from a cell…

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Thousands of euros in damage: a new scam in Vienna with fake advertised apartments.

In Vienna, the tenants’ association and the police are warning of a new scam in which criminals are offering apartments on online platforms that do not belong to them. Prospective tenants are being cheated out of thousands of euros for the transfer fee and deposit. Finding an apartment in Vienna is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive. But now the tenants’ association is warning of a new scam in which unsuspecting apartment seekers are being cheated out of thousands of euros. Criminals are offering apartments on online platforms such as “willhaben”…

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Sound sleep: What is the ideal temperature in the bedroom?

You’ve probably already noticed, but it’s harder to sleep when it’s too hot or too cold. This can be explained scientifically, and there is even an ideal temperature that is supposed to guarantee a better night’s sleep. The effects of sleep on our health and productivitySleeping in the heat is very uncomfortable: we toss and turn in our sheets, sweat, and struggle to get to sleep. The result: we get tired, and this can affect our productivity. The same is true when it’s too cold and part of our body…

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Good question: Can you eat the core of apples?

Some people eat an apple so that only the woody stem remains. Whether you want to eat the core or not is a matter of taste. On the other hand, there is also the myth that apple cores can be poisonous. However, this is only partly true, according to the Federal Center for Nutrition. Fact: Apple seeds contain amygdalin, which is converted into hydrocyanic acid in the body. But this substance is only released when the seeds are bitten into and eaten in very large quantities. Because the seeds taste…

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Attention, DHL customers: New scam with fake text messages

DHL customers should be particularly vigilant at the moment, as fraudsters have developed a new scam to obtain sensitive data. As Der Westen reports, some customers are receiving fake text messages claiming to be from DHL. These messages claim that a parcel cannot be delivered due to missing address details. Recipients are asked to confirm their address via a link that is also sent. Experts urgently warn against clicking on such links or disclosing personal data, as this can lead to data misuse or the installation of malicious software. The…

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Climate bonus 2024: All information on amount and payment

As Finanz.at reports, the climate bonus in Austria is being paid out for the third time this year. The basic amount for adults has been raised from the original 100 euros to 110 euros, and the maximum amount has been increased from 200 euros to 220 euros. The payment is made from the federal government’s revenue from CO2 pricing. Due to the planned increase in CO2 taxes by 38 percent, the climate bonus could also increase significantly. The climate bonus will be paid out in SeptemberThe climate bonus will be…

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Twist! A musical journey into the 1960s

“Twist!” brings the 1960s to the stage at the Metropol in Hernals from February 14. V Everything turns, everything moves – with “Twist!”, the Metropol invites its audience on an irresistible journey back to the 1960s. Under the expert musical direction of Valentin Oman, the pulsating rhythms and catchy melodies of this era are perfectly captured. Vincent Bueno and Dagmar Bernhard are among those on stage. Musical with twist dance At the turn of the 50s and 60s, what would later be called lifestyle was already being discovered. Whether it…

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Heat in February breaks global records, researchers are alarmed

According to meteorologists, this February is on the verge of breaking a record of heat records. The combination of man-made global warming and the natural climate phenomenon El Niño fuels extreme temperatures on land and in the oceans. The heating pattern is so pronounced that climate data has long since broken new ground. This applies in particular to the temperatures at the sea surface, the acceleration of which puzzles experts. “The planet is warming faster and faster. We are seeing extreme temperature increases in the ocean, the largest heat reservoir…

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