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Garosu-gil Transforming into New Mecca for Millennials and Gen Zers

Garosu-gil Transforming into New Mecca for Millennials and Gen Zers

SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Garosu-gil, a short stretch of road that was once a gathering place for fashionistas, is now attracting a younger crowd including millennials and Generation Zers (Gen Z for short) who are out to seek new fads. Millennials make up the population who were born between the early 1980s and [...]

Fine Dust Leads to Lifestyle Changes for South Koreans

Fine Dust Leads to Lifestyle Changes for South Koreans

SEOUL, Jul. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — “Fine dust has changed the lifestyle of Koreans completely,” claims an analytical report based on big data released by Innocean Worldwide, an advertising agency. The report states that worsening air pollution has changed all six categories closely related to people’s lives: clothing, food, home, car, leisure, and beauty. The [...]

Low Oil Prices Lead to Lifestyle Changes

Low Oil Prices Lead to Lifestyle Changes

SEJONG, Jan.18 (Korea Bizwire) – With oil prices reaching all-time lows, the daily habits of Koreans are changing. The number of people traveling abroad or buying large vehicles such as SUVs is increasing. People are also choosing to drive to work instead of taking public transportation. The number of people enjoying overseas travel is increasing. [...]

One-Third of S. Koreans Overweight, Many not Trying to Slim Down

One-Third of S. Koreans Overweight, Many not Trying to Slim Down

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Roughly a third of adult South Koreans were overweight in 2014, with many not even trying to lose weight, government data showed Monday. The 2014 national health data by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) showed 31.5 percent of people over 19 were categorized as being [...]

More Teenagers Believe Money Can Buy Happiness…Survey

More Teenagers Believe Money Can Buy Happiness…Survey

SEOUL, Korea, Mar 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Teenagers are much more sensitive than grown-ups to income differences with their peers. This uneasy social trend can be spotted by conversations with the local teens. Interviewed by a local media, a seventh grade student living Seoul, said, “You don’t make friends who live in nice — if not posh — apartments. Since [...]

Ten secrets to a successful relationship

Ten secrets to a successful relationship

Here is a useful article titled “The 10 Secrets of Happy Couples” (psychcentral) which accentuates the importance of being “realistic.” Excerpt of the article: They might be 30, or 75. They come in all colors, shapes, sizes and income brackets. It doesn’t matter how long they’ve been together. Whatever the demographics, when you see a [...]