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Mind & Body

The South Korean convenience store chain, Withme FS, has launched the “Gyeondyo-bar,” an ice cream bar that is specifically made to cure hangover symptoms. The name translates to “hang in there.”  READ MORE »


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We all know that South Korea has a reputation for extremes in cosmetic surgery (or if you don’t, here you go). The new trend in Korean cosmetic surgery, though, is dog cosmetic surgery. Yep: People are making their dogs go through plastic surgery to make them cuter, or whatever.

I’m not going to… READ MORE »


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An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.” READ MORE »


Love & Sex

South Korea has a problem. According to The New York Times, the birth rate has plummeted to 1.15 average births per woman, the lowest birthrate of the world’s most developed countries. The country is also highly conservative and does not allow for extramarital births. As people have moved out of the country and into the… READ MORE »


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Breaking news in the world of mythical creatures. The Korean Central News Agency has reported that archaeologists in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have confirmed the existence of the “lair of a unicorn” ridden by King Tongmyong. KCNA reports:
The lair is located 200 meters from the Yongmyong Temple in Moran Hill in… READ MORE »


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On the subject of breastfeeding in public, I’m the most hippie-dippy of the hippy-dippies. Whip those puppies out any place you want, mama!

But one place I’ll agree breastmilk does not belong is this South Korean Oreo cookie ad.  (See the full pic after the jump.) … READ MORE »


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Creepy sexualization of the kiddies or a clever copycat of David Beckham’s hot Armani underwear ad? Whether or not you think this South Korean ad for Good-Nites diapers is inappropriate, one thing is for sure: That baby has got to work on his six-pack. [Mom Logic] … READ MORE »


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So, a 32-year-old South Korean hypnotist walks into a bar, or something, and offers to put his 27-year-old blind date (which was arranged by a matchmaking service) into a trance. She finally agrees and he starts “hypnotizing” her by saying, “Black hole! You will plunge deeper into a trance. You will feel thrilled all over… READ MORE »


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Shattered glass, broken furniture, biting, shoving, beating, jumping and throwing blunt objects — just another day in Parliament in South Korea. Yesterday, a female lawmaker was rushed to the hospital with injuries after an ordinary session turned into an episode of “UFC Ultimate Fighting.” The rampage began when members of the majority party, the Grand… READ MORE »


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This baby lion cub was cold, so the South Korean zoo where he lives gave him a heater to warm him up. [Chicago Tribune] … READ MORE »


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Think we have too many lame romantic holidays in the U.S.? Don’t visit South Korea. There, marketers have cooked up even more days to make single people feel bad about themselves. White Day, on March 14, is when men give gifts to women. (Local custom dictates that women give men presents on Valentine’s Day.) Black… READ MORE »


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A new service from a mobile phone operator in South Korea can supposedly tell how much the person at the other end of the line likes you by analyzing their voice. After a convo, users receive an analysis via text that breaks down the amount of affection, surprise, concentration, and honesty in the person’s voice. READ MORE »