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The Freelancer

The 10 Stages of Pitch Rejection Grief | The Freelancer, by Contently

The death of a loved one; the death of a beloved pitch. Is there really that much of a difference?

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Departures

Where to Stay in Berlin | Departures

Navigating the city's stylish hotel scene.

In a city well known for its postwar grit, Berlin’s hotels are surprisingly elegant, upscale, and contemporary.

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Departures

Where to Drink in Berlin | Departures

The German capital offers far more than beer halls.

Berlin bar-hoppers aren’t just out for a pilsner or a hefeweizen in shabby surroundings anymore.

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pastemagazine.com

Preserved Lemons are Magic - Paste

It took me far too long to realize just how many of my problems could be solved by preserved lemons. I live in Germany, where finding fresh veggies (and people who appreciate and know how to cook them) isn’t exactly easy.

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Departures

Where to Eat in Berlin | Departures

The best places to sample Berlin’s German and international cuisine.

A decade ago, Berlin wasn’t even a blip on the world's culinary radar, making its foodie transformation in the last few years all the more wondrous.

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tripcreator.com

Where to Go Wine Tasting in Germany's Mosel Valley | TripCreator

Germans are beer-lovers, right? Well, that’s only half the story. There are parts of Germany that are just as zealous about their wine–you just might not have heard of them.

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roadsandkingdoms.com

When Breakfast Becomes Dinner and Then Breakfast Again - Roads & Kingdoms

Germans don’t do extravagance. They don’t go in for excess. So when invited into a German’s home for breakfast, it may come as a shock to see the entire table covered, without an inch to spare.

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Medium

Auf Wiedersehen, Bowie - Medium

The German capital says goodbye to one of its adopted “heroes”

BERLIN — On a damp, grey January around noon, a line is forming in front of a columned stone building south of Potsdamer Platz. Young bearded men chat in Spanish behind two middle aged German women rolling cigarettes.

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The Freelancer

8 Reasons Your Pitch Got Rejected and How to Fix It, According to Top Editors | The Freelancer, by Contently

A lot of people think the worst thing that could happen to a freelancer is rejection. No, the worst thing that can happen is silence. We’ve all been there: mouse hovering, a sharp intake of breath as we finally hit send.

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Kinfolk

A Hot Water Bottle History

An eco-friendly alternative to the electric blanket, the hot water bottle has had a treacherous path to popularity.

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Ligastudios

Must-See Museum Architecture - LigaStudios

Nowadays visiting a museum is more than looking at paintings on a wall or studying artefacts in a glass case. The art isn’t just inside the museum – it is the museum. As world-class institutions up their game, several of them are hiring internationally renowned architects to make a statement.

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Ligastudios

Sealed with a Kiss – or a Click: Personal Season's Greetings for a Digital Age - LigaStudios

Nothing says Christmas like a handwritten note, yet when it comes to communication, we’re all too eager to reach for our smartphones these days. Luckily, a new crop of companies, some of them impressively luxury, others charmingly indie, are making it easier than ever to keep digital communication personal.

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Ligastudios

Christmas Window Shopping 2015: New York City’s Spectacular Holiday Tradition - LigaStudios

Scores of visitors come to New York every year in December, and many of them choose to stock up on Christmas gifts. But you don’t have to spend top dollar on Fifth Avenue to enjoy the season; at the city’s legendary department stores, elaborate window displays are pure Christmas magic.

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roadsandkingdoms.com

Espresso and a Biscuit Leaves Much to be Desired - Roads & Kingdoms

Butter Biscuits in Perugia I woke up on the first morning of my three-week visit to Perugia to find my boyfriend hovering over me, a cup of espresso in one hand, a dry, crumbly butter biscuit in the other. “Darling, I’ve brought you breakfast,” he said. That’s when I knew...

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roadsandkingdoms.com

Thank God Summer Is Finally Over - Roads & Kingdoms

We’d been carrying the bulbous glass bottle all over town for what seemed like hours, looking for the perfect stoop or bench. For my friend, this marked the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another: she was about to finish graduate school...