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Most Women Want a Small Wedding But Few Succeed
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Most Women Want a Small Wedding But Few Succeed

Two-thirds of married women wanted to have only a small wedding, but only half of them managed to overcome social pressure to go the traditional route, according to a report on Monday.

The Korea Institute of Child Care and Education polled 1,173 married women nationwide and found that 67 percent of respondents wanted to have a small wedding. But 49.1 percent, said their weddings were rather grand affairs in the end.

Asked why, 22.9 percent cited opposition from their families. Some 19.1 percent said they thought they should keep up with the Joneses, and 16.6 percent admitted they wanted more gift money from more guests.

Yoona Voted As One of the Most Beautiful Women In Asia
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Yoona Voted As One of the Most Beautiful Women In Asia

Girls Generations Yoona was voted one of the most beautiful Asian celebrities in China, and for this one reason.

Chinese online community portal Baidu recently opened a poll for users to vote on who they thought were Asias most beautiful female celebrities. Girls Generations Yoona came in second, after Chinese actress Gao Yuanyuan, followed by Fan Bingbing, Song Hye Kyo, and T-ARAs Jiyeon.

Births Dwindle to Record Low in February
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Births Dwindle to Record Low in February

The number of childbirths in February hit an all-time monthly low for the month.

Statistics Korea said Wednesday that only 30,600 babies were born in the second month of the year, down an alarming 12.3 percent from February 2016, when the figure was already the lowest February figure on record until then.

The combined number of childbirths in January and February was also a record low at 65,600, down 11.8 percent or 8,800 on-year and the first time that the number dropped below 70,000.

Kim Jong Kook receives criticism for saying that men don't like tall women
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Kim Jong Kook receives criticism for saying that men don't like tall women

The April 30 broadcast of SBSs 'Running Man' featured the members on a global project traveling to Korea's Jeju Island, Osaka, Japan, and Taipei, Taiwan.

While Kim Jong Kook was in the car with special guest SISTAR's Hyorin, he went on to share his ideal type of woman.  When Hyorin commented on her short height, Kim Jong Kook stated that he didn't like tall women.  Starting off with, "Men don't like tall women."  He then went on to say, "Personally, I don't view tall women as a woman (I don't want to date tall women)," preferring someone with a short height such as Hyorin. In Korea, when someone says, "I view you as a man / I view you as a woman," that means they are interested in them romantically.

Professionals select the top 3 most lovely celebrity women on 'The List'
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Professionals select the top 3 most lovely celebrity women on 'The List'

Broadcast on May 1, tvN's 'The List 2017' featured professionals selecting the top 3 most lovely celebrity stars.

Ranking in at first place was actress Jung Yoo Mi who received much love for her explosive aegyo as well as her radiant smile. Just behind Jung Yoo Mi was 28-year-old actress Park Bo Young, who demonstrated her super powers in JTBC's 'Strong Woman Do Bong Soon'. Charging in at third place was Girl's Day member Hyeri for her sassy charm on MBC's 'Real Men' in 2014, not to mention her hilarious mukbang expression.