[Photo News] Global International Partner Meeting

Kim Young-pill (third from right), a president of Green Cross Medical Science, a subsidiary of Korean biopharmaceutical company Green Cross, poses with foreign clients, who attended the conference held at its headquarters located ...

[Travel Bits] Round up of travel news from around the world

K-Travel Bus summer promotion Visit Korea Committee is conducting a summer promotion event for the K-Travel Bus service from July 18 to Aug. 31, offering travelers discounted rates. Participants who reserve a trip with the K-Tra...

[The Palate] Raw seafood soup, mulhoe

In Korea the winter months are known to be the best time to enjoy seafood from the surrounding cold waters. However, it is in the summer when the bounty of the sea and fish “hoe” are the most desired. Fresh catches from the oce...

[Weekender] Healthy, tasty local dishes that nourish during summer

During summer, some Koreans may think of the phrase “iyeolchiyeol” when deciding what to eat.  Similar to the popular English idiom “fight fire with fire,” Koreans are known to tackle the scorching weather head on by “adding...

[Weekender] Eat to beat the heat

On a scorching hot summer day, you start to feel sluggish and dizzy while perspiring heavily. Feeling dehydrated and low on energy, you instinctively grab a glass of cold water, gulp it down and look for an air-conditioned place t...

[Weekender] Keeping cool with food over the centuries

An exhibition on how Korea’s forefathers refreshed themselves during long, sweltering summer days is on at the National Folk Museum in Seoul, offering modern-day tips on how to keep cool.   “The exhibition highlights how the su...

Korean traditional confectionery master receives state recognition

A South Korean traditional sweets master has received the monthly state recognition for his outstanding artisanship, a government ministry said Friday. Kim Gyu-heun, the master artisan of "hangwa," or South Korean traditional conf...

VVertigo atop the Conrad Seoul

What was originally the Conrad Seoul Hotel’s outdoor garden terrace is now the city’s latest rooftop bar. The beautiful open garden space has been revamped into the VVertigo rooftop bar, a dining experience where visitors can en...

Dark secrets of the man who opened architecture to the light

PARIS (AFP) -- Love him or loathe him, few people have changed the world we live in more than Le Corbusier, one of the fathers of modern architecture, whose works were placed Sunday on UNESCO's prestigious World Heritage List.His ...

How to choose a fitness tracker when they all sound the same

NEW YORK (AP) -- Most fitness trackers can measure a lot: steps taken, heart beats, sleep quality and workout performance.That’s a lot of data, but are they useful? It depends on what you’re looking for. Those new to fitness mig...

In world of life coaching, Jen Sincero is the royal badass

NEW YORK (AP) – We’ve got a world of life coaches out there offering a world of inspirational and instructional ways to make our many and varied “journeys” meaningful through self-help.And then there’s Jen Sincero, the sassie...

Top chefs, scientists to gather in Spain to explore taste

BARCELONA (AFP) -- Do genetics influence what we like to eat? Why does food taste better when hungry? High-profile chefs and scientists will get together in a symposium in Spain to try and find out.The gathering will be held in th...

Children’s theater festival celebrates ties with France

France is the focus of this year’s Korea International Summer Festival from July 20-31 and, as its organizer, the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ), is marking the 130th anniversary of d...

How millennial nostalgia fueled the success of ‘Pokemon Go’

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The children who once dreamed of capturing real-life Pokemon starting in the 1990s are now the nostalgic millennials helping fuel the worldwide success of “Pokemon Go.”Take Bailey Richardson. Now 26, her ...

WinK to host lawyers Q&A for expats

South Korean attorneys will offer their pro-bono services at a question and answer session in Seoul on Saturday.The lawyers will meet with up to 12 attendees for two hours to answer questions about legal issues at When in Korea (W...