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Condé Nast Traveler

Why a Visit to Berlin Should Include a Day Trip to Potsdam - Condé Nast Traveler

As the country retreat for generations of Prussian kings, the opulent palaces of Sanssouci are some of Germany’s most evocative architecture.

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In Berlin, Cycling Lessons Help Newly Arrived Refugees Gain Confidence Navigating the City - CityLab

In Berlin, a group has made it their mission to help newcomers settle in, then get around.

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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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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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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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Yes Magazine

Advising My Laid-Off Mom About Freelance Work - Yes! Magazine

The economy has changed from many single-track, steady careers into workers who thrive on one-off gigs and “projects.” But when you’re over 60 and overqualified, how do you find a job?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.