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  • Push yourself …

    April 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

    What promises a healthier body, a sunnier outlook, and the perfect opportunity to catch up? Running! And it’s one of the best butt-kicking, calorie-blasting workouts around. Still not convinced? Then read on… Laziness One of the most interesting races of 2017 was the Berlin marathon. Motivation, strength of mind and exhaustion were only a few comments I picked up at the start line. Thousands of runners were trying to make it through the cold weather to the finish line. Exhausted, with my [...]
  • Everything new in summer 2018?

    March 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

    A large room that fits forty or more people, about 8-10 people squeeze into the tightly arranged rows. Friends sit together; the group is spread around the room, though, leaving a couple of rows empty as no one wants to sit in the first row. An exhausted lecturer scurries in quickly. It’s mid-summer and hot. He had to walk quite the distance from his office to the oversized lecture hall where the small group will spend the next one and a half hours – or maybe even three. Well, this is how a [...]
  • El fin de la guerra

    March 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Una mujer camina por la ciudad destruida. Los tacones de sus zapatos resuenan en la acera polvorienta. La mujer pasa por ruinas, ladrillos abandonados y pilas de ceniza. Todo es gris o negro. Pero no la mujer. Su vestido delicado emite un aura festiva, los cabellos rubios están bien arreglados y sus ojos resplandecen de alegría. Ella sabe que la guerra ha terminado. La mujer cruza una calle llena de agujeros, sus pasos se aceleran. El rápido eco de los tacones. Allí está lo que queda de la [...]
  • The goblin in my head

    March 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Have you ever noticed someone who moves abruptly, as if they couldn’t control their own body? I bet you have! But usually you’d either look away or you’d try to give the person a furtive look because you’re wondering what they’re doing. Well, I’m one of those people fidgeting around in public owing to a disease called Tourette’s syndrome. As most of you’d probably try to avoid interrogating me in order not to make me feel uncomfortable, I’m going to answer the Top 10 questions [...]
  • Mother Goose

    March 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

    With their sweet melodies and nostalgic associations, nursery rhymes and lullabies seem innocent. But when you really listen to the lyrics, this perception might change… A nursery rhyme is a short story written in rhymes, often set to rhythmic tunes or music and is designed for young children. The stories have been with us for decades and can be used anywhere and at any time. These rhymes are also part of many cultures and often serve as an oral record of historical and political events [...]
  • German grimness

    February 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Sometimes it’s a good idea not to worry so much. But even when we really shouldn’t, we kind of always do. You see we Germans are pretty good at a lot of things, or at least we hope we are. We build some rather nice cars. We play soccer as an actual team sometimes. We have the best beer. We have a really good rail network. Wait what? Yeah, you got that. Someone actually saying the Deutsche Bahn is doing at least a more or less decent job. Half of you will probably stop reading now [...]
  • Questions of a reading worker

    February 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Who built Thebes of the seven gates? In the books you find the names of kings. Was it the kings who hauled the rocks? And Babylon, repeatedly destroyed. Who rebuilt it so many times? Which houses Of golden-gleaming Lima did the workers live in? The evening the Great Wall of China was completed, where did the masons go? Imperial Rome Is full of triumphal arches. Who Did the Caesars triumph over? Did Byzantium, much extolled, Offer only palaces to its people? Even in mythical Atlantis, The night [...]
  • Bretzel, birra e rock’n roll

    February 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Il 4 ottobre 2017 è stato per molte persone un giorno come tanti altri, ma per me ha rappresentato un nuovo inizio. Alle 15:30 di quel giorno io, papà e mamma siamo arrivati ad Augsburg dopo ben dieci ore di viaggio in macchina e lì ha avuto inizio per me quella bellissima avventura chiamata Erasmus. Dopo essere arrivati allo Studentenwohnheim Göggingen e aver sistemato i bagagli nella mia camera, io e i miei genitori abbiamo passato alcune giornate insieme tra Wurst, Bretzel, Kartoffeln e [...]
  • Russian food will make you go mmmmm…

    February 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Russian food doesn’t exactly top the popularity charts in Germany, which is a shame, really, because this huge country has a lot more to offer besides vodka and caviar. Russian cuisine Russian food is thought to be crazy, very varied and rich in calories. But is that true? It certainly is. Russians love food and are not afraid of trying new crazy things, which gives you more reason to discover Russian culture on your own while you’re traveling. You may have heard something about Russian [...]
  • Lifehacks for your sleep

    January 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

    It’s two a.m. and you’re tossing and turning in your bed. You have to get up at six to get to your 8:15 class on time (officially), which stresses you out, making it even more difficult to fall asleep. Your sweet old grandmother’s advice to drink warm milk with honey hasn’t worked. All you want is to not be tired in the morning for a change. Sound familiar? Now, ideally, you would examine your life and question every decision that has gotten you into this situation and [...]

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