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Beyond Surviving: 5 Tips for Thriving in South Korea

Leading a successful life in Korea is not as daunting as it seems if you follow a few simple tips.

Expats and Pubs: A Love Story

Expats like to drink, but it’s about more than the alcohol. John Bocskay discusses the role of the pub in the expat social and cultural scene.
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Between the Lines: The Source of Expat Freedom

American-born John Bocskay takes a look at what he calls the “third space between two worlds.” Moving to Korea from a country that bills itself...

How Are We Doing? Well-Being in Korea – Do the Numbers add up?

A look at the state of well-being in Korea. Do the numbers really add up?

A Weighty Matter: Are Koreans Really Getting too Fat?

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is advising people to eat sparingly during vacation feasts. The worry is that Koreans are becoming too...

Tharp On: The End of the Year

Chris Tharp recaps 2014, month by month, blow by blow.

When Culture Gets Too Close For Comfort

What's your personal space? When is it 'too close for comfort'?

Her Midnight Run, My Empathy

It's easy to dismiss someone who couldn't hack it, unless that someone was once you, as well My best friend’s replacement at her hagwon...

Korea’s Gender Imbalance: The Fight for Power

The issue of gender equality is front and center—and some don’t like that.

Danger to Democracy: The Dominionist Movement

This is the second of a two-part opinion & insight series by local political pundit Gene Gerth.  Within standard acceptable American Christianity there has...

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