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Silent retreats: Tradition finds 21st century fans

A very pregnant Juliana Berger took a five‑day trip with her husband and didn't speak to him once. They weren't fighting. They were attending a...

Study shows quick, short runs pack health benefits

Going out for a quick, daily run may be just as effective as a long‑distance jaunt when it comes to prolonging your life, said a...

Vietnam's taste for cat leaves pets in peril

The enduring popularity of "little tiger" as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal...

Obama practically weepy at Malia going to college

President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already...

Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting two

An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors....

Smashing the glass ceiling at a Paris 'palace' hotel

As new chief concierge at a top "palace" hotel in Paris, Sonia Papet is part of a tiny elite of women who have entered the...

Shave ice vendor defies town's new ban on peddlers

A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business...

Fashionable 1950s elegance celebrated in Paris exhibit

Cinched at the waist, with soft rounded shoulders and a swirling skirt, Christian Dior's famous "Bonbon" dress today appears the epitome of modesty and restraint....