How to Choose Hanbok for the Lunar New Year
Hanbok or traditional Korean dress became a surprise fashion trend last year, with many young people going to work dressed in hanbok or visiting old palaces with friends. >> Full Text

Meat-Heavy Diet Linked to Depression
A study shows that eating vegetables is better for beating the blues than wolfing down meat. A team of researchers at Daedong Hospital in Busan and Seoul National University College of Medicine showed that Koreans who have a heavy meat diet like westerners tend to be more susceptible to depression. >> Full Text

Traditional Soups for the Lunar New Year
The tradition in Korea is to eat tteokguk or rice cake soup, and manduguk or dumpling soup on Lunar New Year's Day. Eating them is thought to bring good fortune for the following year. Records of seasonal customs from the 19th century say that to make tteoguk, rice cakes are cut into the shape of coins. >> Full Text

Girls propel a swing at the National Folk Museum of Korea in Seoul on Monday. /Newsis

Girl group GFriend in hanbok or traditional Korean dress pose for a picture on Sunday ahead of the Lunar New Year's Day.

Visitors pose in hanbok or traditional Korean dress at Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul on Friday.

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