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Astoria Characters: The Juice Guy

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.17.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's breakfast time, and John Sung Park is at the front door with a big grin on his face. He's been up since 4, and he still has a lifetime to go before he closes his juice bar, Paris Health New Direction, at 7 p.m.

Interview With L'Atlas

Sara Zielinski | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts
Sara Zielinski

"I define myself as an in-situ artist, it's a mix of land art and street art. But for me it's the same, to turn a place into a state of mind."

Secret Illustrations Could Someday Brighten Seoul's Monsoon Season

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.04.2015 | Good News

The storm doesn’t always have to pass before we see a rainbow. In fact, this group of artists would like passersby to witness a burst of color d...

Design Driven Startup Cultures

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Startup hubs are popping up like mushrooms across the world, each with its own culture, competitive advantages and opportunities for creating unique businesses. What might these hubs learn from each other to dial up their performance?

Walking Down the Streets of Seoul/Ramallah

Ed Gragert | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Ed Gragert

Border crossings and ad hoc and unpredictable checkpoints made us and the subjugated Palestinians into cattle, prodded and shouted at by Israelis with machine guns, proving who had colonial power and who had none.

How Cities Are Key to Curbing Climate Change

Park Won-soon | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Park Won-soon

SEOUL -- Cities make up about two percent of our planet's surface, yet the number of urban dwellers accounts for more than half of the world's population. Such tremendous growth and density have presented its fair share of challenges, namely that cities are responsible for 70 to 80 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, much of which is due to buildings, cars and other urban environments.

10 Countries Unite To Support Queer Rights In South Korea

HuffPost Korea | Dohoon Kim | Posted 05.23.2015 | Gay Voices

On May 17th, the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea and the embassies of 10 European countries in South Korea declared thei...

Seoul Food: Korean Restaurants That Go Beyond Kimchi

La Carmina | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
La Carmina

Korean food goes far beyond "eating your kimchi."

Vacation Like a Super Hero - AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON World Tour

Dave Parfitt | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel
Dave Parfitt

On May 1st Marvel's AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON opens in theaters, and with the world order hanging in the balance, the Avengers must stop Ultron from enacting his terrible plans in an action-adventure that unfolds on a global scale.

The Funky And Eclectic World Of Seoul Street Style

HuffPost Korea | Talia Lavin | Posted 05.25.2015 | Style

Seoul Fashion Week may have ended, but great fashion still abounds on the streets of South Korea's capital. The city has long been an important center...

15 Hours Overnight at Seoul's Incheon Airport With Kids

Cliff Hsia | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Just great. Nearly twelve hours on an airplane to Incheon and six more hours the next day to Phuket with two kids and we'd have to deal with the noise of the nearby construction all night long.

An Open Letter From Korea's Gay Protesters

HuffPost Korea | Dohoon Kim | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Editor's note: This past Saturday, dozens of activists converged on Seoul's City Hall for a sit-in protesting the actions of Seoul's mayor, Won Soon P...

How to Spend 24 Hours in Seoul, South Korea Like a Fashion Model

Lisa Siva | Posted 02.08.2015 | Travel
Lisa Siva

She's crossed two oceans, shot with Lara Jade in Los Angeles, and graced the pages of French Revue de Modes in Paris -- all at the ripe old age of sixteen. The latest place this wunderkind has hung her hat? Seoul, South Korea.

Don't Let Seoul's Mayor Buckle to Homophobia and Transphobia

Andy Marra | Posted 02.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Andy Marra

As mayor, Mr. Park halted the enactment of Seoul's Charter of Human Rights for the city's upcoming observance of Human Rights Day. Why? The Charter included a provision stating support for non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Dilemma of Vacationing Without Your Kids

Cliff Hsia | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

If you've ever thought about taking a kidsmoon, I highly recommend it. It's one of the best things you can do for your marriage as well as being better parents.

A Week in Seoul

Brandon Grabelsky | Posted 01.14.2015 | College
Brandon Grabelsky

While understanding the barriers and limitations to some applications, it is extremely useful to talk to people in different environments to see what has or hasn't worked. In our global community, we can all do more to share ideas and best practices.

Letter From Seoul

John Feffer | Posted 01.06.2015 | World
John Feffer

For more than half a millennium, this narrow alleyway in the heart of Seoul stretched for several kilometers. Today, only a tiny stretch of Pimatgol remains, along with a wooden gate that leads into a half-block of modern storefronts. The fate of Pimatgol reflects the forward-looking trajectory of South Korea.

The World's 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel

If you find yourself wondering just how far we've come today and what worldly extremes are now accessible by commercial air, then be sure to check out this list of the top 20 longest non-stop flights on the planet.

Top North Korea Officials Make Rare Visit To South Korea

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM and FOSTER KLUG | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's presumptive No. 2 and other members of Pyongyang's inner circle made a surprise trip Saturday to South Korea...

Solar Seoul Shows How Eco-Friendly Cities Can Work

Park Won-soon | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Park Won-soon

Committed to building a city that is safe from the threat of power crises, self-sufficient in energy and responsible for its energy use, we are exploring ways to generate energy in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. For example, we are installing mini-photovoltaic power stations on the rooftops of school buildings, apartments, and other structures, taking the maximum advantage of our high population and building density.

Cities and Nations Must Collaborate to Fight Climate Change

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Anne Hidalgo

From Rio to Paris to Istanbul to Durban to Seoul, city mayors are already making great progress in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and minimizing climate risks.

6 Reasons to Visit Seoul

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.16.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Korean people are friendly, and are generally welcoming to foreigners. Their society is derived from Confucian principles, which emphasize the importance of family and respect for others (specifically the elderly). These distinct customs create a bond of peace and trustworthiness among citizens and visitors.

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from New York | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel

The team at Hopper has put together this list of the 10 longest non-stop flights from New York City; the ones that take passengers further afield than anywhere else, from the bubbling bazaars of Indian Mumbai, to the seething streets of China's megacities.

Explore Rich Heritage In South Korea's 'Hyper-Efficient' Capital

AP | AMIR BIBAWY | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's hyper-efficient capital doesn't immediately spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destinations. But ...

The Romance of Seoul and the 'New Korean'

Michael Hurt | Posted 10.12.2014 | Style
Michael Hurt

A long time ago, in a Korea of another age, Seoul was a truly conservative, extremely reserved place where people didn't hold hands and certainly never hugged or kissed in public. But Korea has developed into a consumer economy based on choice, freedom and the ability to indulge one's carnal urges.