[Weekender] Elderly life has silver lining

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‘This is where my life is’

The weather outside on this early August day is humid, the drizzling rain adding to the uncomfortable stickiness. Stepping inside the small office of Brother Anthony of Taize is like being transported...

Updated : 2014.08.29 20:35

Calendar

Pop music“Let’s Rock Festival”: The upcoming “Let’s Rock Festival” is gearing up to feature some of the country’s most notable indie bands in a two-day outdoor rock fest. The festival will incl...

Updated : 2014.08.29 20:29

Feds propose ban on rope-swinging from Utah arches

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ― Federal officials have proposed a two-year ban on rope-swinging from iconic Utah arches and other high-flying activities at two popular landmarks that have led to deaths and injuries witnessed by visitors flocking to the sites for peaceful reflection.The Bureau of La...

Updated : 2014.08.29 20:10

Train trips take you into heart of West Virginia

For a taste of the golden age of train travel, when passengers enjoyed a relaxing meal and beautiful scenery on their way from Point A to Point B, hop on board a train operated by West Virginia Mounta...

Updated : 2014.08.29 20:10

Low-budget Ryanair launches business-class tickets

DUBLIN (AP) ― European budget carrier Ryanair is offering business-class tickets in an attempt to woo companies and governments during penny-pinching times.Marketed under the slogan “Your boss will approve,” the new ticket reverses some of the airline’s more reviled policies for fee-da...

Updated : 2014.08.29 20:05

Cultural niche carved out on Canada’s west coast

Tourists to British Columbia’s most-visited sites ― Stanley Park in Vancouver and the Parliament Buildings in Victoria ― are bound to notice carved poles with stylized creatures, one on top of the ...

Updated : 2014.08.29 20:05

Wallet-friendly ‘hansik’ at Uigitu Haap

Haap owner-chef Sin Yong-il, who had been crafting Korean rice cakes and pastries for over three years, knew he would eventually branch out from desserts. “I wanted to have a casual Korean eatery for...

Updated : 2014.08.29 20:00

Samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup)

Samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup) (Korean Bapsang)Samgyetang is a chicken soup made with a small, whole chicken and ginseng. It’s an iconic summer dish in Korea. As strange as it sounds, Koreans eat...

Updated : 2014.08.29 19:58

Around the hotel

Chuseok package at The Grand Hilton Seoul The Grand Hilton Seoul presents three Chuseok holiday packages, available from Sept. 5-10. Package 1 includes a one-night stay in a deluxe room and two movie...

Updated : 2014.08.29 19:57

Management of knee pain

Management of knee painThe causes of knee pain vary depending on the patient’s age and whether the knee is damaged or not. The symptoms also vary greatly as to the location of the pain and the physic...

Updated : 2014.08.28 20:42

Osteonecrosis more common in men than women in Korea

Men are much more prone to osteonecrosis ― a disease resulting from the loss of blood supply to the bones ― than women in South Korea, according to a study organized by the nation’s Health Insuranc...

Updated : 2014.08.28 20:40

Osong aims to become bio industry hub

Osong is looking to solidify its position as the country’s mecca for biotechnology research with the upcoming Bio Industry Expo Osong Korea 2014.The event, slated to be held in the North Chungcheong ...

Updated : 2014.08.28 20:40

Small things add up to epic tale in ‘We Are Not Ourselves’

Matthew Thomas’ first novel, “We Are Not Ourselves,” is an epic of small events. By that I don’t mean its story is insignificant but quotidian: the particular struggles of the day-to-day. A family...

Updated : 2014.08.28 20:16

‘Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!’ an eccentric, witty look at pop music history

The title suggests the folly of the endeavor: “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyonce.” Really? The whole story? Yeah, that’s what Bob Stanley is going for here. Doo-wo...

Updated : 2014.08.28 20:14

Making wagonloads of money in pre-Civil War Independence

Merchants of Independence: International Trade on the Santa Fe Trail, 1827-1860By William Patrick O’Brien (Truman State University Press) Out in Independence, Missouri, the ornamental wagon wheel c...

Updated : 2014.08.28 20:13