[Weekender] Perfect selfie requires more than just luck

A decade ago, the word “selfie” did not even exist, but almost everyone with a smartphone takes such photos these days. In Korea, there is even a word for a person who looks very different in self...

Updated : 2018.03.23 15:07

[Weekender] How effective are weight-loss products?

Anywhere you go either online or offline, it is easy to spot advertisements for diet supplements, spewing out enticing catchphrases that with their products, one can lose their weight in a short peri...

Updated : 2018.03.16 17:18

[Weekender] Bad eating habits contribute to childhood obesity

Being a working mom is not easy for Lee Yeong-kyung, a mother of a 6-year-old boy. But what makes Lee lose her temper is when her son’s waistline becomes a topic of discussion. “Whenever my friend...

Updated : 2018.03.16 17:12

[Weekender] Looks outweigh health in Korea’s obesity problem

South Koreans have a reputation for being slim. But in recent years, obesity has been on the rise here, as people increasingly turn to instant and fast food and lead more sedentary lives. However, s...

Updated : 2018.03.16 17:11

[Weekender] Cleaning up life’s clutter

“Spring is the time of plans and projects,” Tolstoy wrote in “Anna Karenina.” For centuries, people have recognized spring as a time of renewal and cleaning up the various parts of life that have...

Updated : 2018.03.09 16:58

[Weekender] Cleaning delivered to your door with a simple tap

With temperatures slowly rising, the number of Koreans in long, padded jackets is dwindling. Coming on March 21 this year, the official start of spring is a traditional time for cleaning. And young...

Updated : 2018.03.09 16:56

[Weekender] Going on a ‘relationship diet’

A couple of years ago, college student Do Ji-eun unfollowed every single person she followed on Instagram. She started to follow people again, but choosing only those whom she really cared about. Pa...

Updated : 2018.03.09 16:53

[Weekender] The art of throwing away

My tiny studio apartment found its ideal identity as “home” only after I removed all the unnecessary items. It was at the school library where the idea of throwing away some of my personal belongi...

Updated : 2018.03.09 16:51

[Weekender] Korea faces possible new danger: earthquakes

Following a 4.8-magnitude earthquake detected near the coastal city of Pohang last month, experts are again voicing concerns that the Korean Peninsula may no longer be safe from strong shock waves. ...

Updated : 2018.03.02 15:21

[Weekender] Around the Hotels

Strawberry afternoon at Sheraton D Cube City For those who are unsure who filling a buffet of strawberries can be, Sheraton Seoul D Cube City has prepared a strawberry afternoon tea set. On an intri...

Updated : 2018.02.23 17:30

[Weekender] ‘What’s your flashing green light?’

“Gatsby and I, it was such a perfect coincidence. I just immediately related to him.” When PH-1, a 25-year-old rapper from the US, finished recording two tracks for his latest EP -- both of which ...

Updated : 2018.02.23 17:21

[Weekender] Dress down to be hip, hop on fashion stage

The hip-hop scene is characterized by its own style of dress -- its loose yet cool sense of fashion. Thanks to the music genre’s recent boom, more people than ever are seeking to dress like the rap...

Updated : 2018.02.23 17:20

[Weekender] Hip-hop: More than music

In the summer of 2013, Korea was set ablaze by a series of “diss tracks” shot out rapid-fire by local hip-hop artists. Rapper Swings kick-started it with a track attacking the entire Korean hip-ho...

Updated : 2018.02.23 17:17

[Weekender] Koreans spend century standing by Lunar New Year

A scene that may seem weird or unique to foreign bystanders is the common ritual in South Korea to celebrate the Lunar New Year: younger family members make a full bow, or saebae, to their elders, as...

Updated : 2018.02.14 14:55

[Weekender] Seollal as much a time for business as family

The holidays are a time for cheer and spending quality time with family, but it is also an important time of year in South Korea for solidifying business relationships -- with boxes filled with seawe...

Updated : 2018.02.14 14:38