Can You Tackle This Patbingsu Challenge?

by REERA YOO | @reeraboo editor@charactermedia.com It’s summer, which means it’s time to hit the beach and eat cool summer treats. Of course, in South Korea, nothing says summer […]

Why Most East Asians Are Lactose Intolerant

by SEAN CHUNG, M.D. It’s been several hours since you enjoyed that delicious milkshake, and now your belly protests with rumbling, cramping — probable harbingers of flatulence and watery diarrhea […]

Give Me Ice Cream or Give Me Death

by JULIE HA According to Dr. Sean Chung, most East Asians become lactose-intolerant after early childhood as their genes direct a slowdown in the production of lactase. For those […]