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Five to Seven is Optimal Age to Enhance Digital Capability

Five to Seven is Optimal Age to Enhance Digital Capability

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has found that the level of digital literacy was the highest when computers and other digital devices were first used between the ages of five and seven. Digital literacy refers to “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, [...]

Access to Convenience Stores Increases Chance of Obesity

Access to Convenience Stores Increases Chance of Obesity

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Teenagers living near convenience stores are more exposed to the risk of obesity, a recent study revealed. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs reported on Tuesday that obesity among teenagers is influenced by multiple variables including the area of residence, individual, and family practices. The institute collected [...]

S. Korean Wealth Creators Accumulate 1.57 bln Won Until Retirement

S. Korean Wealth Creators Accumulate 1.57 bln Won Until Retirement

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean wealth creators accumulate an average of 1.57 billion won (US$1.4 million) through savings and investment, a recent study revealed. Standard Chartered Bank Korea Ltd., the local unit of Britain-based banking giant Standard Chartered PLC., joinly conducted a survey of 1,000 wealth creators in Seoul and Busan. They [...]

More than Half of University Students and Workers Will Take Civil Service Exams This Year

More than Half of University Students and Workers Will Take Civil Service Exams This Year

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Roughly 40 percent of college students and office workers plan to take civil service exams this year, a recent report showed. JobKorea, the operator of a job search portal, and Albamon, a recruitment website for part-timers, jointly conducted a survey of 2201 university students and workers in their 20s [...]

Significant Reduction of Crime with Addition of Streetlights and Communal Door Locks

Significant Reduction of Crime with Addition of Streetlights and Communal Door Locks

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Research has shown that just installing lighting facilities such as streetlights or communal front door locks can greatly reduce crime. The National Police Agency and the Architecture and Urban Research Institute analyzed the number of crimes committed before and after installing crime prevention facilities at the same unit around [...]

Worrying Number of Suicides Among S. Korean Firefighters

Worrying Number of Suicides Among S. Korean Firefighters

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of firefighters are choosing to commit suicide. The National Fire Agency (NFA) reported on Tuesday that as many as 56 firefighters committed suicide between 2015 and 2019, which is twice the number of deaths in the line of duty (23 people). Between 2013 and 2017, 47 [...]