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Declining Children’s Happiness and Sleep Deprivation Caused by Excessive Studying

Declining Children’s Happiness and Sleep Deprivation Caused by Excessive Studying

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The biggest cause of the South Korean children’s declining happiness and sleep deprivation was “studying.” According to data released Tuesday by Sejong University professor Park Hyun-sun, students’ sense of happiness tended to decline as their grades went up, from 90.4 percent in elementary school to 84 percent in middle [...]

Majority of S. Koreans Would Pay More for Electricity to Limit Air Pollution

Majority of S. Koreans Would Pay More for Electricity to Limit Air Pollution

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – More than half of South Koreans are in favor of suspending the operation of coal-fired power plants in order to reduce fine dust emissions, even if electricity prices go up. According to the presidential National Council on Climate and Air Quality and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s online survey [...]

Majority of S. Koreans Want End to Japan Intelligence-sharing Pact

Majority of S. Koreans Want End to Japan Intelligence-sharing Pact

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of South Koreans want the government to push ahead with its decision not to renew a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, a poll showed Monday. Seoul decided in August to end the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) amid disputes over trade and wartime history. The [...]

Drivers Say Car Seats for Pets are Most Essential

Drivers Say Car Seats for Pets are Most Essential

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Car seats for pets have been chosen as the most essential product for going on a drive with your pet. K Car, a South Korean used-car seller, conducted a survey of 439 male and female adults via Facebook in which 39.2 percent of respondents picked car seats for pets [...]

4 in 10 Office Workers Prefer Car-sharing Services to Taxis

4 in 10 Office Workers Prefer Car-sharing Services to Taxis

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Ride-hailing services like South Korean mobility platform Tada are becoming increasingly popular among office workers, a recent study has revealed. Job portal Incruit conducted a survey of 4,326 adults, 41 percent of whom responded that they have the intention to use shared mobility platforms. In particular, 45 percent of [...]

Longer Working Hours Lead to Higher Chance of Miscarriage: Study

Longer Working Hours Lead to Higher Chance of Miscarriage: Study

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Female workers working more than 70 hours per week are 1.7 times more likely to suffer a miscarriage than those who work fewer than 50 hours a week. A research team led by Prof. Lee Jun-hee from Soonchunhyang University Hospital Seoul and Prof. Lee Wan-hyung from Gachon University Gil [...]