The Weakening English Teaching Market in Korea

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The English Teaching industry in Korea has been an economic mecca for many years, and since the financial meltdown in 2009, many foreigners have simply camped here long term in a pretty successful strategy to avoid the income doldrums back home. In the meantime, the adeptness of the general Korean population at English usage has been perceptibly improving year by year. […]

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Bloody Mary – The Urban Legend

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An urban legend is a story that has been told throughout the years with different versions depending on how the tellers interpret the story. Different renditions can be created by people who change the plot to their circumstances or preference. Urban legends exist around the whole world and can include anything that causes people fear, especially ghosts, abnormal humans, or the occult. There […]

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Technology in Education – A Blessing or a Curse

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Use of data analysis in education delivery systems is advancing at a rapid pace. Adaptive learning with multi-media components attached to pedagogic tracks claims to make modern leaning systems more agile, effective, efficient, and engaging for learners. But as with every powerful tool, it can be used irresponsibly and do damage if not understood and wielded in an intelligent, conscientious […]

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The Kepler Mission is Changing Probability Models for Life on Other Planets

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Abstract For the past 50 years, scientists thought that perhaps the Earth was not so special because there are so many stars. The idea was that there must be many Earth like planets and advanced civilizations in the universe. But recently, some scientists have challenged that idea. They reason that although there are many chances for Earth like systems, there are also […]

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Will International Money Transfers Ever Be Free?

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Bitcoin has made international money transfers pretty much free as of a few years ago. The problem is with converting that value back into fiat currency again. The banks really don’t like anonymous, immediate, decentralized money transfer, and neither do the police. Together they are trying to make it hard for crypto-currency and blockchain technology to see its full potential. […]

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How Should We View Jamie Dimon’s Negative Comments About Bitcoin’s Future?

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Centralized banking hates bitcoin in principle, and will take stabs at it at any convenient time while they hypocritically indulge in the profits. Bitcoin’s entire strength is that it beats the banks. Financial industry professionals hate that, and will fight to control it. So far, the system has made it pretty hard to use bitcoin as it was intended to […]

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Korean Society – Individual Weakness and Collective Strength

Korea society is based on a very structured and logical set of ancient philosophical precepts which everyone knows from generational indoctrination over centuries, through a common history that is carefully treasured and propagated educationally throughout society, through a rigid system of vertical authority, and through traditions that honor and hold them in place. Ensuring Social Roles Are Respected For this […]

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North Korea – A Vestige of the Cold War

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25 years after the end of the cold war, we are looking at an interesting throwback situation in the current August 2017 crisis in North Korea. Western attempts to garner some understanding with the Hermit Kingdom have been pretty long suffering and patient. North Korea has been invited into cooperative endeavors many times, with the west showing good faith in dollars and diplomacy, […]

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The Western Way – How To Build A Modern World

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These days there is a lot of complication and controversy regarding the way that the US and other western powers project their economic and political systems into other lands. There is also some serious concern about the European banking system, which has presided over the greatest escalation of human endeaver that the world has ever seen but has also drawn immense criticism […]

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