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     Issue No. 3(18)                                                                                             AUGUST 20, 2014
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What does eco-friendly mean? In recent years, terms like "going green" and "eco-friendly" have become buzz words on talk shows, commercials and product packaging. To be really eco-friendly, the concept not only contributes to material production but also practices (eco-friendly habits) that help conserve resources and thus minimizing environmental footprint. German chemist Michael Braungart pushes for smarter use of materials through C2C (Cradle to Cradle). C2C emphasizes the importance of a product's life cycle and how to minimize the waste generated by the production process or post-consumption waste-management. This means having products that either naturally degrade as some form of compost or find their way back to the manufacturer as a pure raw material. Imagine, a waste-less economy where "going green" doesn't always equate to drastic change in consumer habits; eco-hedonism is Braungart's creed. However, there are objections. First, how can this new recycling economy be implemented if customers are not required by law to return materials?  The concept of a lease could be a solution for this concern. We don't purchase to own, but pay to use a service. Instead of selling a chair, the service of sitting can be bought and returned. The shift from ownership to access can drastically change the human/resource relationship. Second, many business owners are deterred by high initial costs of production. But if manufacturers eventually receive their materials back, it is worth for them to use high-quality materials since companies would turn into reservoirs of raw materials. C2C seems to be a perfect application of environmentalism in the age of access: the new culture of hypercapitalism, where all of life is a paid-for experience.  
Hillary Clinton's delineation of her foreign policy differences with Barack Obama - awkward and infelicitous as her words turned out to be - highlighted a time-honored quandary for would-be presidential successors of the same party. (Politico) 
"In this spirit of openness to others, I earnestly hope that those countries of your continent with whom the Holy See does not yet enjoy a full relationship may not hesitate to further a dialogue for the benefit of all." (Time)
Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found. (NYT)   
West Point residents went on a "looting spree," stealing items from the clinic that were likely infected, said a senior police official, who insisted on anonymity. The residents took medical equipment and mattresses and sheets that had bloodstains, he said. Ebola is spread through bodily fluids including blood, vomit, feces and sweat. (WP)
They're helping to attract record numbers of Chinese tourists to South Korea -- a boon for the $1.3 trillion economy and a stock market enjoying its third year of gains. Visitors from China rose 54 percent to 2.7 million in the first half, enticed by Korea's hit television series "My Love from the Star," K-Pop singers and an expanding casino industry. (Bloomberg)
With the abundance of technology available today, it's possible to explore the world's most exotic locations right from our computer screens. However, one place we read about often -- but hardly ever see -- is North Korea. (HP)
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이런 추세는 미국 유학생 출신, 특히 문과 전공자를 이전처럼 우대하지 않는 한국 기업의 고용 태도 변화와 한국의 조기 영어교육 열풍, 교환학생 제도 활성화가 주요 원인으로 분석.중국 유학생은 27만명으로 전체(96만명)의 28%를 차지했다. 인도는 11만명으로 2위. 아시아 국가 출신은 72만명으로 전체의 75%를 차지. 

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