This week on Pulse, we meet people who are seizing the day in the arts, business or volunteering. A young woman in Malaysia is building sustainable homes for a threatened indigenous community, while other entrepreneurs in Berlin are facing the ups and downs of startup ventures. And we meet two German artists with lots to say - one with a sultry voice, the other with a powerful story.
Jayne saw that a community in Malaysia was living in unsafe homes. So she founded an organization that builds sustainable houses for the families. It's a lot more rewarding than her old advertising job, she says.
Working for a startup company sounds fun and sexy. But the reality can often mean unpaid work and a high rate of company failure. And here in Germany new employees are poorly paid.
Young German writer Sarah Diehl spoke with Israelis about identity and how they view their country. Then she wrote a novel about it with a bizarre title: "Eskimo Limon 9."
Dillon, a German musician born in Brazil, sings beautiful ballads with soulful melodies and an electronic backing. DW caught up with her at an impressive live performance.