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Late-Shift Workers More Prone to Depression, Disease

Source | 2016/05/29 | | Permalink

Workers pulling late shifts are twice as prone to depression as people working from nine to five, a study finds.

A team of researchers led by Noh Myung-sook at Busan Adventist Hospital found that one in 10 people who work 24-hour shifts feel depressed for more than two weeks out of every year.

That is twice as much as workers who work regular hours...More

Tourism Patterns Slow to Improve

Source | 2016/05/29 | | Permalink

Slightly more tourists visited destinations in Korea other than Seoul last year, but the proportion is still disappointing, a survey published Monday finds.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism surveyed 12,900 foreign tourists and found that 78.7 percent visited Seoul, down 1.7 percentage points from the previous year, while there was a slight increase in the number of visitors to Gyeonggi Province, Busan, Incheon and other destinations...More

Seoul Swelters in Hottest May in History

Source | 2016/05/29 | | Permalink

Children cool off in the Han River Park in Yeouido, Seoul on Sunday. /Newsis

Temperatures rose to over 30 degrees Celsius in Seoul for the fourth straight day on Sunday, making this the hottest May in 66 years, the Korea Meteorological Administration said.

The last time the mercury climbed over 30 degrees in May was in 1950 when it happened for four consecutive days between May 27 and 30...More

Interpreter Guides Foreigners to Better Sense of Korea

Source | 2016/05/29 | | Permalink

A veteran interpreter who accompanied former president Kim Dae-jung on his state visit to France back in 2000 has published a manual helping foreigners decipher the subtler nuances of the Korean language.

For instance, Koreans often say, "Let's have some coffee next time!" when they part ways with friends. But when is "next time?"...More

Korean Women Most Suspicious of Their Husbands

Source | 2016/05/29 | | Permalink

Korean women seem to be most suspicious of their husbands, according to big data analysis by market researcher Daumsoft.

The firm analyzed 530 million words that appeared on blogs and community websites and found that the word "husband" appeared most often along with the words "suspicion" and "can't trust"...More

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