Hotels expand options to keep guests healthy

In this Jan. 24, 2016, photo, Paula Walker, center foreground, an instructor with Green Monkey Yoga, leads a yoga class at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla. The hotel world is moving beyond basement gyms and ho-hum spa menus to accommodate guests growing requests to stay healthy while on the road. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Running concierges, a hotel mini bar stocked with produce from the local farmers market and a training wall that comes standard in every room. The hotel industry is moving beyond basement gyms and basic spa menus to accommodate guests’ growing requests to stay healthy while on the road.

Old David Bowie library poster reissued

FILE - In this June 5, 2007 file photo, David Bowie attends an awards show in New York. The American Library Association said Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, that it has reissued a popular Bowie READ poster from 1987, part of the associations program of using celebrities to promote literacy. Bowie, an avid reader, died last month at age 69. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The library community also loved David Bowie.

Airlines restore tiny perks to pacify fliers

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2016, file photo, a passenger talks on the phone as American Airlines jets sit parked at their gates at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. After 15 years of cutbacks, U.S. airlines are starting to add back some small perks for everyday coach passengers. On Monday, Feb. 1, American became the latest carrier to add something back, announcing the return of free snacks in the economy section and more free entertainment options on some aircraft. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks for passengers crammed into coach.

Move Over, Dr. Sears

It’s times like these that I’m grateful for this forum where I can share my parenting wisdom with all the people in the greater Idaho Falls area. Let me preface this particular column by saying I work hard to acquire new and advanced parenting techniques.

Glass expert digs into secrets of Venetian process

In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 photo, glassblower William Gudenrath makes a goblet with techniques used by Renaissance Venetians at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. Gudenrath spent decades researching how Renaissance-era glassmakers produced objects that are now considered works of art. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A modern-day glassblower believes he has unraveled the mysteries of Renaissance-era Venetian glassmaking, a trade whose secrets were so closely guarded that anyone who divulged them faced the prospect of death.

Austin’s Elisabet Ney Museum evokes a past era

This April 2012 photo provided by the Austin Parks & Recreation Department shows the Elisabet Ney Museum in Austin, Texas. A celebrated German sculptor, Ney established her home and studio in the castle-like building in 1892. Her works and tools are displayed there, and visitors can also wander the restored grounds, which teem with native greenery and wildflowers. (Austin Parks & Recreation Department via AP)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Four miles from the bustling state capitol, a castle-like structure sits in a corner of Austin’s Hyde Park neighborhood. It’s built from white stones, complete with columns and a square tower. Out front, a field of native greenery teeming with tall purple and yellow wildflowers seems to have been lifted from the Texas plains and left to grow as nature intended.

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