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Doping or sports supplements. Photo: fotolia.com/goldencow images.

Dose Matters – Sports psychologists are looking for ways to curb the rising consumption of nutritional supplements for athletes

They are available as capsules, lozenges, tablets, and liquids: supplements are sold by every drugstore and gym these days and from many online stores. And yet, these products that are supposed to supplement our diets are not...
22. Feb 2016
They are available as capsules, lozenges, tablets, and liquids: supplements are sold by every drugstore and gym these days and from many online stores. And yet, these products that are supposed to supplement our diets more ...
Experts among themselves. At the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Photo: FAO/Giorgio Cosulich de Pecine.

A Matter of Trust – Political scientists at the University of Potsdam research the concept of expert authority

The World Bank does it; NATO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations do, too. International organizations give concrete policy advice to their member states. How this advice is received and followed says a...
18. Feb 2016
The World Bank does it; NATO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations do, too. International organizations give concrete policy advice to their member states. How this advice is received and more ...
Contemporary cartoon of a “dandy”, unknown artist (“Lacing a Dandy”, published by Thomas Tegg, 1819. Photo: Wikimedia.

From Deviant to Mainstream – Fashion Theoretician Gertrud Lehnert on “Queer Fashion”

Is a young male model wearing women’s fashion queer? What about unisex fashion? “Queerness is a practice that subverts identity standards, eludes definition, and thus creates ambiguity,” says literary scholar and fashion...
16. Feb 2016
Is a young male model wearing women’s fashion queer? What about unisex fashion? “Queerness is a practice that subverts identity standards, eludes definition, and thus creates ambiguity,” says literary scholar and more ...
Prof. Dr. Uta Herbst. Photo: Karla Fritze.

No Lame Compromises – Negotiation expert Uta Herbst researches and teaches at the Negotiation Academy at the University of Potsdam

“Negotiating is like playing the piano,” Uta Herbst says with a laugh. “If you practice long enough, you will get good at it.” Her laughter is contagious, convincing. Herbst knows what she is talking about. She is Professor of...
09. Feb 2016
“Negotiating is like playing the piano,” Uta Herbst says with a laugh. “If you practice long enough, you will get good at it.” Her laughter is contagious, convincing. Herbst knows what she is talking about. She is more ...

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