Country Dwellers More Stressed Than City Folk
Retiring to the countryside is more stressful than living in the city, a new study suggests. Although conducted on a small sample, the findings seem to contradict popular conceptions that country life is more peaceful than living in the city. >> Full Text

Middle-Aged Men Getting Comfortable with Shopping Online
A growing number of men in their 40s and 50s are using smartphones to shop. Online commerce company Coupang said Thursday that the number of its male customers increased 64 percent in the first half of this year from the same period of 2014. >> Full Text

Record Numbers Preparing for Public-Sector Jobs
Record numbers of young Koreans are preparing to sit the exam for safe civil-service jobs, and almost twice as many say they hope to work in the public sector as in private enterprise. According to Statistics Korea, 39.3 percent or 256,000 of the country's 6.52 million jobseekers are preparing to take civil service exams. >> Full Text

People stand in line to wait for the grand opening of the American burger brand Shake Shack's first outlet in Seoul on Friday.

Shoppers try on sunglasses in a department store in Seoul on Friday. /Newsis

Kang Ye-won and Lee Sang-yun attend the opening of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival on Thursday.

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