These South Korean Divers are Some Serious Boss Ladies

In need of a little Sunday night motivation? Look no further than these South Korean female divers, who are basically the boss bitches of the ocean/like real-life mermaids, but more gangster. » 3/29/15 10:54pm Sunday 10:54pm

Plastic Surgery Clinic Staff In Trouble For Operating Room Party Pics

A South Korean plastic surgery clinic is under investigation after Instagram photos showed clinic staff eating birthday cake and burgers in the operating room, with an unconscious patient on the table behind them. Because the best parties are the incredibly unsanitary ones. » 12/29/14 11:30am 12/29/14 11:30am

​South Korea Is Outlawing Knock-Off "Selfie Sticks"

In South Korea, if your selfie game is strong, it might be because you own a selfie stick, that is, a monopod (pole) that you attach your phone to in order to take a selfie from a distance farther than, um, an arm's length away. But soon, selling the wrong kind of selfie stick could lead to a serious fine or up to… » 11/29/14 12:30pm 11/29/14 12:30pm

South Korea Labor Ministry: Ladies, Be Chill About Sexual Harassment

South Korea's Labor Ministry has come under heavy fire after basically advising women seeking employment to explicitly state in job interviews that they are totally cool with sexist jokes in the workplace. And that they had zero plans of getting married. Oh, and that they would be more than happy to make coffee if… » 11/18/14 10:50am 11/18/14 10:50am

Rotten Skate, South Korea's 'Smelliest Food,' Peels Your Mouth Skin Off

As a rule, I aim to be 100% nonjudgmental about other cultures' "weird" foods. Like, why the fuck shouldn't someone eat a roasted tarantula? I'd eat literally eight crabs right now. I would crack open their carapaces and use their own spiky toes to pick out their guts. A tarantula is basically the same thing, only… » 6/16/14 4:40pm 6/16/14 4:40pm

​South Korea Rolls Out Big Pink Parking Spaces For Female Drivers

In a move to make the South Korean city more "women-friendly," Seoul, has introduced the female-only parking spot, a wider and longer space outlined in pink and denoted by a pink stick figure wearing a skirt. Because nothing tells women you care about them like passive aggressively implying they suck at driving. » 6/02/14 10:20am 6/02/14 10:20am

Chinese Officials Debate Why South Korea's Soap Operas Are Better

There's a lot going on in China, so it may come as a surprise that when the country's two highest governing boards met in Beijing last week, the hottest topic of discussion wasn't the recent terrorist attack that left 33 dead or the country's economy; it was a South Korean soap opera that's been sweeping the nation… » 3/08/14 6:40pm 3/08/14 6:40pm

Advil Has a Strange Way of Showing Menstrual Cramps in South Korea

Headaches aren't fun. Neither are toothaches and back pains. And menstrual cramps suck, too! But in South Korea, Advil has an odd way to illustrate that. » 2/19/14 12:59pm 2/19/14 12:59pm

This Woman Makes More Than $9000 A Month Letting People Watch Her Eat

A South Korean woman named Park Seo-yeon makes serious BANK and all she does is cook food and let strangers on the Internet watch her eat food. » 1/28/14 8:30pm 1/28/14 8:30pm

Plastic Surgeon Fined for Displaying Towers of Jawbones in His Office

File this under your "South Korea obsessed with plastic surgery" Google alert. A doctor who specializes in removing or shaving down women's jaws to make their faces more V-shaped has been displaying the excess pieces in his office. After photos of his jawbone towers went viral, Seoul's Gangnam District local police… » 1/28/14 5:15pm 1/28/14 5:15pm

South Koreans Use the Alphabet to Describe Ideal Body Types

It seems that obsessions with the perfect body type knows no borders. Case in point: while Americans talk about hourglass figures, or about thigh gaps, while South Koreans talk about S-shaped (curvy) bodies. » 1/10/14 4:30pm 1/10/14 4:30pm

Korean Mean Girls Demand Top Women's Soccer Player Take Gender Test

South Korean ladies' soccer dynamo Park Eun-Seon is good at her sport. Real good. Like, man good. At least, according to a cabal of her fellow women's soccer league players, who have threatened to stop playing unless the league subjects Park to a humiliating gender test and releases the results to the public. » 11/08/13 3:10pm 11/08/13 3:10pm

Idiotic Reality Show to 14-Year-Old Contestant: Get Plastic Surgery!

Apparently now 14-year-olds need plastic surgery and those of us over age 20 are basically walking Crypt Keepers with rotting skin and eyes popping out of our sockets. I guess we won't be needing costumes this Halloween! » 10/07/13 10:00pm 10/07/13 10:00pm

Julie Chen's Eyelid Surgery Sure Did Help Her Career

Wednesday on The Talk, Julie Chen proved that she's not so different from the numerous women in South Korea famous for trying to "Americanize" their faces when she revealed that, early on in her career, she got plastic surgery to make her look less Asian. » 9/12/13 10:20am 9/12/13 10:20am

South Korean Plastic Surgeons Say Smile Surgery Is Totally Necessary

Shocker of the day: plastic surgeons work hard to defend their profession. In South Korea, surgeons who perform "smile surgery" or plastic surgery that lifts the corners of the mouth (known in the United States as a "valentine anguloplasty") say that they're helping people fight gravity, especially women who want to… » 8/28/13 12:00pm 8/28/13 12:00pm

Isn't It Time the NSA Went Into the Matchmaking Business?

Meeting people sucks. Maybe it would just be easier if the government did it for us. Before you dismiss my proposal as another big Nanny State bleeding heart poopy pants liberal Obamabot fantasy, consider what's happening in South Korea, where the lowest fertility rate among industrialized countries (1.15) has… » 8/05/13 6:00pm 8/05/13 6:00pm

South Korea Assault Video Authenticity Debated, But It Doesn't Matter

Was that South Korean viral video featuring two Western men taunting and assaulting a Korean woman staged? We don't know yet, but the question is overshadowing the noxious debate it sparked over whether she was asking for it by getting drunk with white boys in the club. » 7/16/13 10:50am 7/16/13 10:50am

Expat Clubgoers Have a Blast Assaulting Korean Women on Camera

A Facebook video of two Western men aggressively harassing a young Korean woman has gone viral in South Korea, sparking both outrage against the notoriously dickish expat community and, inevitably, discussion as to whether the terrified girl was asking for it. » 7/15/13 5:00pm 7/15/13 5:00pm