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The Baby Box

To learn more about and follow the work of Pastor Lee Jong Rak of JuSarang Community Church, please visit: Read more


A Real Friend? Or A Deal Friend?


One day after getting off the phone, Dr. Arthur Brooks's 11-year old son asked who he had been talking to.

"Just doing a business deal with a friend, son," Dr. Brooks responded. Read more


Poverty Among the Elderly in South Korea

Such a heartbreaking look at a typical day in the life of an 82-year old Korean elder living in poverty - she is one of approximately 3 million elders living in similar circumstances in South Korea today. Read more


Free To Begin Anew


I spent much of my first few years of life with my aunt. I watched her go from being a student at the University of Toronto to working at a major Canadian bank to traveling back to Korea to get married, and finally to starting her own family in the Greater Toronto Area. Read more


Measuring Cardiovascular Risk with apoB

More on cholesterol and apoB from Dr. Peter Attia: Read more


Korean Adoptees on Race, Belonging, and Social Stigmas that have Enormous Impact

From Asia Vice:

The number of children born in South Korea, who were put up for international adoption reached its peak in the 1980s. Now, this generation of Korean adoptees is returning back to their country of origin as adults. Read more


Healthy vs. Unhealthy Fats and Oils

After graduating from chiropractic school, I made my way to a small Inuit village at the northern tip of Alaska to begin my first practice as a chiropractor. One of the most impressive memories I have of my time in northern Alaska was watching the natives haul a 20-foot whale onto the beach and divide the “muktuk” (whale blubber) into three by three sheets, one per family. I learned that the natives chopped these sheets of whale blubber into small pieces, about the size of small grapes, to be eaten raw and sometimes dipped in seal oil. In addition to whale blubber and seal oil, the natives continued to eat traditional staples such as whale meat, caribou meat, fish, and goose meat. Read more


Big Picture View of Russia and Ukraine Conflict

This video by Real Life Lore comes with multiple 10,000 foot views of relevant geography. Read more


Why California is Running Out of Water

Many thanks to Real Life Lore for highlighting the key reasons why California is struggling to meet its demand for water. Read more


Sourdough Bread


Above: Sourdough toast with creamy avocado slices and garden fresh Roma tomatoes and just a pinch of sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Read more