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SBS Drama Awards 2014 Nominees

Source | 2014/12/21 | | Permalink

SBS Drama Awards 2014 Nominees for 2014/12/31 ceremonies presented by Park Shin-hye, Lee Hwi-jae and Park Seo-joon...More

What Retired People Regret Most

Source | 2014/12/21 | | Permalink

Many ostensibly comfortable retired people regret failing to save up more money and keep physically in shape so they can enjoy their twilight years to the full, a straw poll suggests.

The Samsung Life Insurance asked 93 retirees what they regret most...More

Korean Peninsula was 'a land of leopards'

Source | 2014/12/21 | | Permalink

One may think of tigers as the fiercest animal that ever lived on the Korean Peninsula. There was, however, another species of large cat that was just as fierce as tigers, and even outnumbered them. They were leopards.

In Joseon times (1392-1910), the number of leopards was large enough to enable royal families to bestow leopard skins as gifts for their retainers...More

Charity changes perceptions with trips abroad

Source | 2014/12/21 | | Permalink

Children in the Philippines who are sponsored by Compassion Korea welcome participants of a trip organized by the charity at its Compassion Center in October. Provided by Park Ae-ran, Compassion Korea

Carol Yi, 30, who works at a financial company in Seoul, said she used to be "very skeptical" about how donations are spent by nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Korea. She said she felt like these charity groups were using "sick and dying children in starvation and poverty at the forefront as a marketing strategy to collect donations from others".

Yi also added that she was concerned about how her cash was being spent.

"I always thought the money was not being used as much for the actual causes but rather for the organizations' operational costs", said Yi...More

Photographer dedicates life

Source | 2014/12/21 | | Permalink

A man fishes with a long boat hook at Upo swamp, the biggest inland wetland in the country and a popular tourist spot.

A wet fog lingers over Upo Wetland at night. Even the dazzling stars are hidden by the milky white rising mist. In the darkness, a small boat in one corner of the swamp starts to move, piercing through the haze...More

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