[Weekender] Lifelong courses help with second careers

Shim Jae-chul, 57, had to find a new way to make a living when he lost his job three years ago. To restart his career, Shim chose to take online courses to obtain an electrician’s certificate. “I ...

Updated : 2017.03.24 18:23

[Weekender] Lifelong learning takes first step in Korea

About 40 percent of South Korean adults aged under 70 have received college-level or higher education, according to a recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Th...

Updated : 2017.03.24 17:48

[Weekender] MOOC gains ground despite low completion rate

Harry Smith has seized every opportunity to learn during his 50-year career. After he was diagnosed with kidney cancer, he took to Coursera, a massive open online course platform, to keep learning an...

Updated : 2017.03.24 17:33

[Weekender] Ordinary Joes see lifelong education as a way up, way out

That life is a never-ending learning process is a hackneyed idea, but it carries with it the idea that learning is down to the individual. Once compulsory education is over, it is completely up to t...

Updated : 2017.03.24 16:00

[Weekender] Minimalist lifestyle: Detoxing mind and body

Being a minimalist is confined not only to reducing the possessions of material things but giving up on unnecessary and superficial social relationships in life, according to an author who wrote a bo...

Updated : 2017.03.17 17:15

[Weekender] Minimalist consuming is not about quantity

The idea of minimalism is often perceived in a quantitative sense. However, in today’s consumer market minimalism is not about buying less but about buying better, and retail players are scrambling...

Updated : 2017.03.17 17:06

[Weekender] The art of living with less

For most people, moving is always an immense hassle. However, it took only two hours for 37-year-old Kim Yoon-jin and her family to pack up their belongings and move out of their residence in Seoul l...

Updated : 2017.03.17 17:01

[Weekender] Travel bits

Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival The Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival is being held through the end of May. Visitors can pick their own strawberries at the strawberry farms and participate in a variety ...

Updated : 2017.03.10 16:52

[Weekender] Walk across a land frozen in time

CHEORWON, Gangwon Province -- Venturing deep inside the remote county of Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, one finds the village of Gimhwa-eup, just a stone’s throw away from the inter-Korean border. Her...

Updated : 2017.03.03 18:34

[Weekender] Travel bits

Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival The Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival is being held through the end of May. Visitors can pick their own strawberries at the strawberry farms and participate in a variety ...

Updated : 2017.03.03 15:20

[Weekender] Stranger places: out-of-the-ordinary destinations

For those weary of typical travel itineraries -- looking at landscapes, eating local food, sightseeing -- The Korea Herald recommends a number of unique, and somewhat strange, places to visit, rangin...

Updated : 2017.03.03 10:59

[Weekender] Beauty, a desire for all ages

Beauty is no longer the preserve of the young, but a timeless value that all human beings are entitled to pursue, regardless of age, gender or social status. At least, this is the belief of a growin...

Updated : 2017.02.24 16:58

[Weekender] Investing to stay young and beautiful

The definition of “elderly” is becoming less clear by the day, as society turns older and those traditionally grouped as seniors become younger in terms of health, appearance and economic activity....

Updated : 2017.02.24 16:10

[Weekender] Mind over matter to age gracefully

In an age when people Google just about everything in search for a quick answer, know-how and guidelines on how to age gracefully are also popular topics. In the quest to age well, many tend to sear...

Updated : 2017.02.24 15:39

[Weekender] Driven by parents’ desire, Korea’s kids market thrives

Kim Ji-young, a mother of a 7 year-old boy in Seoul, has been busy shopping. “My kid becomes a first grader this school year and there’s a lot to buy before he starts to attend classes,” she said...

Updated : 2017.02.17 17:02