Archive for November, 2013


Lifestyle

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Christmas Stollen! It’s just not Christmas without it!

by Nicole Karsch-Meibom
Contributing writer

If you haven’t tasted it yet, go ahead! Stollen — or German Christmas bread — is a holiday season must have. With almonds, fruits and marzipan, this cake is a typical Advent delight in Germany.

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Health

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Try these healthy showstoppers

by Dr. Krystal White
Contributing writer

‘Tis the season to indulge. Most of our celebrations center on sharing dishes that nourish us emotionally and wow our taste buds. We crave the comfort and connection that holiday eating provides, but also want to avoid sidetracking our physical health.

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Health

Seasonal Affective Disorder? Fight the wintertime blues with these tips

Seasonal Affective Disorder? Fight the wintertime blues with these tips

Story and graphic by Dr. Krystal White
Contributing writer

Most of us dread the cold and darkness of winter. Sure, we’ve got warm boots, fluffy scarves, and big coats to combat the cold, but many of us feel empty handed when it comes to battling the blues that often come with the season.

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Features

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The Drink of the Season

In a few plain words, glühwein is a mulled wine — a wine combined with spices and typically served warm.

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News

To check your tires’ tread depth, stick a euro coin into the tread. If the golden edge remains visible, your tire is worn down and it’s time to purchase a new tire.

Is your car ready for winter?

Story and photo by Nicole Karsch-Meibom
Contributing writer

The snow has already started to fall in the KMC, and Dr. Bettina Hierath from the German Automobile Club (ADAC) said motorists should already have their winter tires mounted on their vehicles, and the consequences of not having them on in an accident can be severe.

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News

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The AUTOBAHN Experience

by Nicole Karsch-Meibom
Contributing writer

Adrenalin shoots through the veins when you’re driving at 200 kph. Though nothing compares to speeding down the open autobahn like race car driver Michael Schumacher, it is also one of the leading causes of vehicle accidents in Germany.

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Health

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Cooking up Flammkuchen with USO

by Cori Bolger Shirk
Contributing writer

With an emphasis on meat and potatoes, German cooking isn’t as exotic as other ethnic foods, but it is hearty and appeals to the American palate.

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Lifestyle

Meet Santa And His Friends

Meet Santa And His Friends

by Nicole Karsch-Meibom
Contributing writer

The Christmas tradition has many variations around the world. Santa and his “friends” also take on different names, depending on the part of the world. Tomte, Sinterklaas, Ded Moros, Pere Noel, la Befana, Weihnachtsmann and Santa Claus are just a few of the titles given to this jolly holiday man and his friends.

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News

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Santa Impersonators Are The Next Best Thing!

by Nicole Karsch-Meibom
Contributing writer

Everyone knows Santa is a busy guy. He spends all year preparing sweets and toys for lucky boys and girls. Then, on Christmas, he visits little children all over the world, bringing them gifts as praise for being good that year.

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Lifestyle

Christmas markets offer holiday shopping, entertainment

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Germany has already started ringing in the holiday season with the opening of many Christmas markets this week. And Kaiserslautern was no exception. Kaiserslautern’s market kicked off Monday. And during every Advent weekend, different villages in the KMC will start presenting their Christmas markets, too.

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