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Walking through Leipzig’s Winter Wonderland

in My Leipzig
Winter-lined path to Leipzig Town Hall.
Winter-lined path to Leipzig Town Hall.

“You decide… today you will look directly at the sights around you for what they are: frozen.” No two winters – or even two seconds – are totally alike. Here’s an invitation to pause and take in the moment.

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The life and work of “Snowflake Bentley”

in History/Philosophies
Essay: "The Snowflake Man of Vermont." (Creative Commons essay, public domain photo)
Essay: "The Snowflake Man of Vermont." (Creative Commons essay, public domain photo)

Vermont farmer Wilson Bentley, the first person to photograph and study the complexity of snow crystals, died 87 years ago today: “On the morning he was laid to rest… it began to snow, leaving a dusting over the burial ground.”

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Ideas for hot Leipzig dates in winter

in Dating/Leipzig tips/What's on

Once you’ve obtained the willpower, the digits and the guts, how do you get “Hottie of the Season” to leave the house and share some of their warmth with you?

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Could you survive in the arctic wilderness?

in Philosophies/TV

Living on the bare minimum requires maximum skill.

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4 simple tips to conquer (winter) mood dips

in Lifestyle/Philosophies

Some quick fixes for mild cases of the winter blues.

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Carnaval in Brazil: nostalgia and tips beyond Rio

in Culture / Entertainment/Lifestyle/Party/Travel
Street party in Brazil.
Street party in Brazil.

“The feeling of ‘I wish I was there’ may turn, unexpectedly, to resentment and even rage when you see your friends happily smiling with ridiculous costumes in colorful pictures and you realize you have been using the same ugly sweater since New Year’s eve— the day your social life in Europe died to be reborn in warmer months.”

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