2017 German Passport CU

Check Out This New and Secure German Passport

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On Thursday, a newly designed German passport was unveiled that will begin being issued in just a few days on March 1, and with the implementation of some new security features, the German government is confident that it will lose its reputation as having one of the world’s most falsified passports. When opened, it appears …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Plenty of Fish Rates German Language the Sexiest of them All

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

What is the sexiest language? French? Italian? Spanish? According to a new in-house survey by online dating site Plenty of Fish (PoF), none of those top the list. German on the other hand, the language often characterized as harsh and angry, made the cut and it found itself coming out on top. …

Sources: Plenty of Fish

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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The Good Food Items

Could Food Waste Become the Next Food Trend?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Food fads are not in short supply, but few actually deal with the abundance of food that goes unconsumed. And when grocery stores end the day, a purge of items deemed unworthy of sale leads to dumpsters full of food. An entrepreneur in Germany however wants to tackle both of …

Sources: The Good Food via DW

Photos: The Good Food

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Berlin Autobahn

Say Goodbye to the Free German Autobahn

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Its been in the pipeline for quite some time, but in a landmark agreement with the European Union (EU), Germany can now begin the process of charging drivers a toll on their massive 12,993 km network of Autobahn highways. Since its inception in the late 1920’s, the Autobahn has been a free highway …

Sources: Euronews

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Breast Implant Inspectors Ordered To Pay Fines For Faulty Breasts

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

A court in France issued a ruling against safety certifier TÜV on Friday, ordering the German company to pay an estimated 20,000 woman who received faulty breast implants that the group was in charge of approving for the now defunct Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP), the French company responsible for manufacturing and …

Sources: The Local

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Locomore Platform

Move Over Deutsche Bahn, a New Train is Rolling Into Town

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For years, Germans have had little choice in rail providers as Deutsche Bahn sits quite comfortably with over 5.5 million daily passengers and a 99-percent market share in long-distance train travel. Trying to go head to head with Deutsche Bahn would be a laughable attempt, but for Locomore, going after the train …

Sources: Locomore, DW, TreeHugger

Photos: Locomore

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germany’s Words of the Year Paint a Sad Picture of Modern Society

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

As the end of the year begins to creep up on us, it is often a time to reflect on the achievements and losses the world has faced over a 12-month span, and selecting a word of the year is one method of reflecting such events. The Society for the German Language in …

Sources: GfdS

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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The Surprising Number of Young German Men That Wont Leave Home

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For decades, German families have been known to stick together under the same roof, often including three or four generations, so it wasn’t a huge surprise when the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reported last week that 62 percent of youth aged 18 to 24 were living with their parents. In 2005 …

Sources: Destatis, Spiegel via the Local

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Adidas Ultraboost Parley Ocean Waste Shoe

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Adidas Shoe

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After teasing the recycled ocean waste sneaker concept last year, Adidas is finally making good on the idea, putting the shoes into production and onto store shelves later this month, and it is also throwing in clothes to the recycled mix. At first the recycled Ultraboost with Parley Ocean Plastic …

Sources: Adidas, The Verge

Photo: Adidas

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Deutsche Bahn Station Passengers

Deutsche Bahn Implements New Closed-Door Policy for Trains Across Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced a new effort to make their passenger trains live up to the German reputation of punctuality, and it is willing to risk leaving a few passengers stranded on the platform to do so. Up until a few weeks ago, DB trains already closed their doors 10 seconds before the train …

Sources: Süddeutsche Zeitung

Photo: Casey Hugelfink [Flickr]

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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