Youjin Do
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Why the Korean Age System is Crazy

Why is it that a baby born on Dec. 30, 2017 in South Korea turns two years old, just two days later? Welcome to the crazy system of ‘Korean age.’ This is how it works: A baby is one year old at birth, and gains an additional year

Jieun Choi
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Is Seaweed Soup Detrimental to Mothers and Newborns?

On birthdays, many South Koreans eat seaweed soup in the morning. After giving birth, mothers eat this brownish translucent broth swimming with seaweed, believing the nutrients will boost postnatal recovery. But recently, an Australian study has been circulating in South Korean media, warning that miyeokguk may not be so healthy