The relationship between consumption and production is what keeps the modern world moving. It is the basis of capitalism. This emphasis on consumption has led many to discuss “economical consumption” and “wise consumption.” Recently, the idea of “ethical consumption” or “ethical consumerism” has been put forward. The concept of ethical consumerism asks consumers to put others and the environment ahead of themselves. This trend has drawn the attention of consumers and businesses alike. Everyone needs to become more concerned with this. There are many ways that we can promote ethical consumerism that will guide producers and consumers alike to think more clearly about nature and the future.
Recently, Canada was ranked second in health out of the 34 OECD countries on the happiness index. During our recent visit there, we saw many people out for a walk or biking which is a bit different fr
A university diploma is usually necessary for students to get a good job in Korea. However, many students are forced to go into debt in order to finance their educations. Students in Seoul recently de
Interest in anti-aging is increasing as life expectancies increase and greater emphasis is placed on quality of life as the population gets older. Anti-Aging refers to efforts to put off the effects of old age. There are individual variations, but generally skin deterioration begins at around 24 years of age. Skin aging becomes clearly visible as we move into our 30s. However, you can slow the aging process by engaging in seemingly trivial efforts. The most important thing is to develop proper anti-aging habits and maintain them.
What should university students do with their lives? When high school students graduate and enter university, they are often disappointed because of the difference between what they imagined and reality. However, most adapt and continue with their disappointing university lives. In recent times the focus of university has changed from the pursuit of critical thinking and knowledge to employee training. Should we accept this change in university culture? YNO hopes to find the answer to that question.
There are many countries, there are many universities, and there are also various cultures, societies, and job markets. As you probably know, the job market is very tight due to the unstable economic situation in Korea; so many Korean universities have created career systems to help their students find jobs. The situation in New Zealand is a bit different from Korea. Their population is one ninth that of Korea, but their landmass is nine times that of Korea. YNO decided to look into the differences between New Zealand and Korea when it comes to university students preparing to enter the job market. We inquired at several famous universities in New Zealand such as the University of Auckland, AUT (Auckland University of Technology), and Massey University.
In modern times when we part with friends and associates it no longer has tobe inconvenient because it is much easier to keep in touch whenever wewant through online social networking sites. Recently, many people havecreated their own online space through these sites. Social networking sites areservices which allow users to enter into network relationships in order to makeand maintain personal connections online. These networks include Twitter,Facebook, and Cyworld. Through social networking sites, relationships aremoving from offline spaces to cyberspace. We decided to take a closer look atthe various aspects of these different social networking sites, such as how theyare used and concerns about the impact of these sites expressed by netizensand society.
The Act on the Promotion of Social Enterprises has entered its third year since its enactment in 2007. Social enterprises are on the rise as an alternative way to address unemployment problems and social polarization. They are different from general enterprises where the primary pursuit is to make a profit. Social enterprises pursue the common good of society. For this reason, the government has given its support to these social enterprises, but the support has been limited. Three years later, the first generation social enterprises must become independent, but there are many problems involved in managing these organizations. YNO has decided to take a look at the difficulties faced by social enterprises, and highlight successful social enterprises that have been able to execute their original intentions and produce profits like private enterprises.
The G20 Seoul Summit will be held this year on the 11th and 12th of November. This G20 Summit has been called due to the global financial crisis that began in the U.S.A. In the past all G20 Summits had been hosted by G7 countries: the U.S.A., Japan, the U.K., France, Germany, Canada, and Italy. This summit is the first time a G20 country has been chosen to host. The worldwide economic agenda will be discussed in Seoul. Korea hopes to act as a moderator between advanced countries and developing countries, and the entire world will focus on Korea. However, this summit is viewed by many as powerful countries pursuing their own interests, and has received a great deal of criticism. On the other hand, other observers expect that this summit will change the G20’s focus. There are many pros and cons associated with this summit, so we need to examine both sides to really understand its meaning.
Many governments are becoming interested in bicycle policy because of traffic problems and deepening environmental problems. Bicycles can reduce vehicle exhaust fumes and traffic jams as they provide an alternative to driving. Many developed countries have already completed bicycle lanes and passed laws to be more bicycle friendly. Every city in Korea is discussing ways to vitalize bicycle use. The Ministry of Public Administration and Security (MOPAS) made a public statement about bicycle infrastructure. For this reason, we want to recognize each city's policies and facilities as well as express some concerns about their policies.
Nowadays, we have forgotten about Arbor Day. Not long ago, Arbor Day was designated as a public holiday; so many people were interested in it. However, most of that interest came from the fact that it
Impacts of Nation Branding Nation branding is a concept that covers issues that concern countries; like positive public image, reliability and other key issues. The politeness of a nation and its imag
From the latter half of 2008, the normalization of the YU foundation has been a topic of focus at YU. YNO found out why the normalization of the YU foundation has been such an important issue and what
A conference was held to honor the outgoing president, Tong-Ki Woo on 22, January 2009. President Woo held the office of president of YU for 4 years beginning in February 2005. It is difficult to eval
On 22 January, Tong-Ki Woo, the 12th president of YU, relinquished his appointment as president. On 12 February, Hyo-Soo Lee assumed the post. YNO looks into the achievements and visions to give YU st
To Enjoy Being Slow In Korea there are not many people who enjoy slow living. It seems that most people are always in a hurry. However, there are some people in Korea who try to live slowly. There are
Korea : Country of Youth Unemployment The Korean economy has been going through a long-term slump, and as a result youth unemployment has also risen steadily. In order to solve the problems of youth u
In today's global economy and culture; labor, capital, and technical resources are constantly crossing international borders. In this global environment it is important to recognize the similarities and differences that bring us all together. So YNO met foreigners who live in and are making their life in Daegu. YNO believes we can find a way to forge a common understanding of global standards and joint action to deal with these global, multi-dimensional cultures.