Stupid human tricks are a major pet peeve

When it comes to my rambunctious dog, everyone else seems to be an expert on curbing unwanted animal behavior.

VA considers using psychedelic drugs to fight PTSD among veterans

The VA is seeking “definitive scientific evidence on the potential efficacy and safety of psychedelic compounds” such as MDMA and psilocybin to treat PTSD.

Much-maligned pineapple pizza is stroke of gastronomic genius by Naples master

One of Italy’s most famous pizza chefs brazenly cast aside the Neapolitan pizza rule that there shall never be pineapple on pizza. You can see if he has culinary ground to stand on by visiting Sorbillo and trying it for yourself.

A day trip to Engelhorn in Mannheim leads to bounty of brand-name buys

For Americans who want the Saks Fifth Avenue experience in Germany, Engelhorn is the place to go, with the likes of Prada, Burberry, JOOP!, Hugo Boss, UGG and Marc O’Polo on its racks and shelves. Meanwhile, there are bargains to be found as well.

Movie listings for the week of February 16

Here’s what’s playing at on-base theaters.

Tours from Europe bases

Here is a sampling of upcoming trips scheduled by military bases.

Recently announced concerts and events for Feb. 16 and beyond

Listings for recently announced concerts, special concerts and shows and on-base theater.

Col. Tanya McGonegal takes command of Fort Eustis joint task force in Virginia

Army Col. Tanya McGonegal became the 13th commander of U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Task Force-Civil Support in Newport News, Virginia. She’s the first African American woman to become the unit’s commanding officer.

Liner Notes: Summer concert season takes shape with Avril Lavigne, Gary Clark Jr. and others

After a slow January, summer bookings start rolling out at a steady pace.

Carnival events take various, but always fun-filled, forms

Candy, fire, dress-up and fruit fights? It’s small wonder that Fasching, Fasnacht, Carnival and the like are so enduringly popular among youngsters.

For the love of football

At every stage and at every location, football has been an important part of our lives.

Make tracks for German museum dedicated to Maerklin trains and other toys

The Maerklineum museum is dedicated to telling the company’s history and showcasing some of the toys that made its reputation.

Movie listings for the week of Feb. 9

Here’s what’s playing at on-base theaters.

Tours from Europe bases

Here is a sampling of upcoming trips scheduled by military bases.

Daisy Ridley on fighting the dark side and developing dark comedy

The actor dishes on her latest movie, her death stare and not being the baby anymore on the “Star Wars” set.

Liner Notes: Grande thumbs her nose at drama, comes back with chart-topper

‘Yes, and?,’ with a House groove straight out of 1991 Madonna’s vault, is a fun twist in the legacy of Grande’s post-modern pop.

Find a new skill, activity with these Euro-centered suggestions

A great way to meet others with common interests is to sign up for a course to learn to make or do something together. Here are some suggestions.

The Borrowers: Friends, favors and faux pas

Sometimes lessons are learned the hard way, at the hands of friends who ask too much of us.