[Weekender] South Koreans try blissful bike routes

As the weather starts to heat up, many are taking up cycling for either commuting or sport. The number of bicycle riders has gone up steadily over the past few years here. According to the Korea Tra...

Updated : 2017.04.21 18:07

[Weekender] Work -- a bike ride away

For urban commuters who have to scramble daily through the traffic-jammed city or spend a heavy monthly allowance on taxi rides, the low cost and less-stress alternative of taking a bicycle to work i...

Updated : 2017.04.21 17:25

[Weekender] Travel Bits

Gwangju Royal Ceramic Fest Gwangju Royal Ceramic Festival is held annually in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, where royal ceramic ware was first created during the Joseon period. Launched in 1998, the f...

Updated : 2017.04.14 17:12

[Weekender] Unmanned services: pros and cons

Despite the positive elements of unmanned services for making life more convenient and saving time, concerns are also rising over the technology-backed services replacing jobs and causing security co...

Updated : 2017.04.14 15:59

[Weekender] Young, busy Koreans prefer spending time at unmanned stores

People passing by the streets of Bangbae-dong, a neighborhood in southern Seoul, look back to check out the unusual atmosphere in the Newdle 365 store, one of few unmanned convenience stores in the c...

Updated : 2017.04.14 14:59

[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