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 …

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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 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 …

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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 Story Behind Germany’s Lack of Love For Valentines Day

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The US is gearing up for one of the biggest days to commercialize on love with spending skyrocketing into the billions, but German retailers looking to cash in on this yearly tradition find themselves struggling to get their customers on board. DW looked into why German’s just don’t have a …

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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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Model Shows Off 100 Years of German Beauty in 90 Second Video

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A media company based in Seattle has been releasing “100 Years of Beauty” videos throughout the past year showcasing hairstyle trends of women around the world, and last week the latest 90 second video focused on the fashion trends of Germany. The video, like its counterparts, starts off in 1910 and …

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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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Tour of German Prison System Inspires Changes To American Practices

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The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and while the goal is to act as a correctional facility for prisoners, many would argue that there is little focus on getting people back on track with the current system. American prisons are known for their bleak atmosphere …

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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What Germans and Americans Googled the Most in 2014

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As the year comes to an end, its interesting to look back at the stories that got all the attention throughout the last twelve months, and thanks to Google it is easy to see what those moments were. Do you think you know what the most popular stories in the …

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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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Seven German Products That Changed The World

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Deutsche Welle (DW) took a look at seven products to come out of Germany that have had a major impact on the world today, some more obvious than others. Even if the original German product or invention wasn’t the one to go mainstream, the world would be a different place …

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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Reproduction of Vincent van Gogh’s Severed Ear On Display in German Museum

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Through the use of cells from Lieuwe van Gogh, the great-great-grandson of Vincent van Gogh’s brother Theo, and the aid of a 3D printer, a living replica of the famous artist’s ear that he himself cut off in 1888 has been put on display at The Center for Art and Media in …

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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Germans To Once Again Take To The Streets This Weekend In Easter Peace Marches

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A fairly unknown tradition takes place in Germany every Easter weekend in which thousands of people in cities all across the country take to the streets to march in the name of global peace. Known as the “Easter Peace Marches”, activists come out to promote peace, urging for an end …

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 Looks To Clean Up Military Appearance With Stricter Dress Code

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In America we are used to seeing active members of the military looking their best… clean-shaven, neatly pressed uniforms, etc., and it looks like Germany is wanting to follow suite with some new dress code guidelines set to go in effect February 1.  German soldiers will no longer be permitted …

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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