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Average Age of Seoul Residents Rises to 40 for 1st Time

Source | 2015/11/29 | | Permalink

In an indication of the degree to which Korea's population is aging, the average age of Seoul residents has climbed into the 40s for the first time, while senior citizens now account for 12 percent of the capital's population.

New census data for Seoul released on Thursday showed that the average age of the city's residents rose to 40.2 as of last year, compared to 33.1 in 2000...More

University Education Brings Smaller Wage Benefit

Source | 2015/11/29 | | Permalink

Korea has one of the highest proportions of university graduates in the world, but they earn less compared to non-graduates than in many other countries.

According to a recent report by the OECD, a Korean university graduate earns W1.45 million if a high school graduate makes W1 million a month (US$1=W1,157)...More

How to Pick the Best Winter Boots

Source | 2015/11/29 | | Permalink

Boots can present the fashion-conscious with agonies of choice as winter approaches, and a wrong decision can entail months of regret. The Chosun Ilbo therefore asked shoemaker Kumkang and top stylist Han Hye-yeon for tips on how to pick the right pair for you.

For important meetings, your boots should look professional and give the impression of a person who gets things done. A pair of pointy black boots is the perfect choice for this, matched with a pair of dark formal trousers...More

The era of personal transportation mobility device comes closer

Source | 2015/11/29 | | Permalink

Would humans ever want to walk when they can have a platform to roll over the road? One-man means of transportation, including bicycles, skate boards, etc., are increasingly being upgraded by combining with information and communications technologies. Not only carmakers including Renault, Honda, Toyota and GM, but also components makers like Bosch and Mando (Korean company) are rushing to release personal transportation mobility devices.

Products whose success is currently being tested on the global stage include Segway and Ninebot, which are already well known, as well as new forms of post modern skate boards, Walk Car, which is a laptop-shaped personal vehicle where a user steps on to move, and Walk Wing, a new concept roller skate where four wheels are attached on a shoe...More

WSJ: Korea overcomes preference for boys through education

Source | 2015/11/29 | | Permalink

With imbalance in male and female populationsserious worldwide, the world is paying attention to the secret of how Koreaachieved a balance of populations between the two genders.

In a report entitled Asia Struggles fora Solution to Its Missing Women Problem: How South Korea turned the tide on ademographic imbalance threatening economic growth and social structures on Thursday, the U.S. daily Wall Street Journal gave detailed accountof the process Korea overcame imbalance in male and female populations...More

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