[Weekender] Doing without humans

Lee Bom, 34, is one of a growing number of unmarried people in South Korea, and aside from her colleagues at work, she can go a full day without talking to anyone. Due to her long working hours, Lee...

Updated : 2017.04.14 14:59

[Weekender] Air pollution thrust onto presidential election agenda

Environmental issues have rarely received attention in South Korean elections, but the nation’s worst-ever air pollution in the first three months of this year has changed that. With slightly over ...

Updated : 2017.04.07 18:41

[Weekender] Rising market shields consumers from fine dust

Fighting pollution is no longer a seasonal task, and consumers are now preparing for an ongoing war against fine dust. According to South Korea’s biggest discount store chain E-mart, sales of air p...

Updated : 2017.04.07 18:32

[Weekender] Hazy future of South Korean skies

South Korea is more shrouded in dust than ever. In three months this year, the country has seen 85 ultrafine dust advisories issued, more than double in the same period last year, which had 41. Wit...

Updated : 2017.04.07 18:22

[Weekender] Rising market shields consumers from fine dust

Fighting pollution is no longer a seasonal task, and consumers are now preparing for an ongoing war against fine dust. According to South Korea’s biggest discount store chain E-mart, sales of air p...

Updated : 2017.04.07 17:58

[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