Price increase: Refueling with diesel becomes more expensive again

After fuel prices in Austria have recently recovered, there is now the threat of another jump in the cost of diesel. This is because imports from Germany are becoming scarce, as Germany itself imports large quantities from Russia. Fuel prices already rose massively with the start of the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine – but such a high-cost jump is not currently expected.Although Austria no longer buys petroleum products directly from Russia, the second part of the EU embargo could indirectly impact Austria. “Austria imports about 60 percent of…

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Up to one meter of fresh snow is expected – or even more

The weather is doing what is widely expected before the semester break. Fresh snow is on the horizon from the middle of next week, as served for the start of the vacations in Lower Austria and Vienna next Saturday. The still prevailing high “Beate” begins to weaken gradually before a current fully displaces it from the northwest, bringing moist air masses. According to forecasts, it will start snowing in valleys from 500 to 700 meters – quite abundantly: the models predict 30 to 50 centimetres. The higher the region, the…

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Asteroid narrowly misses Earth on Thursday

An asteroid is racing extremely close to Earth on Thursday. “2023BU” comes 100 times more compared to the blue planet in the process than the moon. Even for observers, completely surprised, a celestial body will fly past our planet on Thursday in close striking distance to the Earth. As the European Space Agency (ESA) announced on Twitter, a small asteroid will “safely” fly past Earth in the evening – so there is no danger! Remarkable is the incident, but all the same. Because the asteroid with the bulky name “2023BU”…

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Tips for driving in cold weather

Weak car batteries are one of winter’s most common causes of breakdowns. “The culprit is driving distances that are too short coupled with too many power consumers in the vehicle being turned on at the same time – this is usually true even with new batteries. A car’s alternator needs about 10 minutes of driving time to recover the amount of electricity consumed at the start,” explains ÖAMTC technician Steffan Kerbl. If other electricity consumers, such as the radio, fan or seat heater, are switched on on a cold winter’s…

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Easier access to red-white-red card planned

The Austrian labour market is to become more attractive for international workers with further facilitation. Thus, language skills in French, Spanish, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian will be considered in the points system of the Red-White-Red Card in the future. Skilled workers with language skills in these languages from level B1 will receive five extra points and thus more accessible access to the Austrian labour market. On the one hand, this is intended to facilitate the historically grown influx of skilled workers from the Western Balkans. On the other hand, according…

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Myth or truth: Better not to eat salad in the evening?

Better not to eat salad in the evening? Experts say: In combination with fat and protein, salad can be eaten in the evening. In truth, the body digests salad in the evening just as it does during the day. However, some people tolerate raw vegetables worse than cooked vegetables. According to nutrition experts, this can be counteracted by eating salad with sufficient fat (for example, in the dressing) and protein (for instance, in nuts and feta cheese). The stomach prepares the food well for digestion by combining fat and protein…

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WhatsApp: New feature makes photos much better

WhatsApp is used to send messages as well as heaps of photos. However, you must cut back on the quality if you want to send a snapshot with the app. This is to change in the future. WhatsApp reduces the size of photosWhatsApp will shrink the photos to save storage space if you want to share pictures with your contacts. An image with a size of a few megabytes then becomes one with a length of a few 100 kilobytes. This has the advantage that fewer data is used for…

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This is the best time to wash your hair

We all have a plan for washing our hair – do I have somewhere to go today? Do I do sports today? Can I go one more day without washing it? Who doesn’t ask themselves these questions every day? But have you ever thought about the best time to wash your hair? The best time to wash your hairExperts recommend washing your hair in the evening because you have more time to care for it. Especially when it comes to drying, you should take some time. When wet, the hair…

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This is how much exercise the body needs in a week

For many, walking at least 10,000 steps a day is part of a healthy lifestyle. But how much exercise does the body need every day? Ten thousand steps are not only the personal goal of many people. Even pedometers often have this number preset as the optimal value. But are so many steps necessary? At least 10,000 steps dailyThe assumption that the body should take at least 10,000 steps a day is not based on any scientific study but on a marketing stunt from 1964 when the company Yamasa took…

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