Posts in the ‘Education’ Category

Feminism is Good for Your Health (Part 1)

This is the beginning of what I hope will become a series on feminism, so I won’t be trying to pack everything into a couple of pages. It would be a futile attempt anyway: there is too much. I will just start by saying: feminism has a ridiculously bad rap, mostly because of a complete

5 Books by Middle Eastern Authors You Need to Read (Part II)

Welcome back to our ongoing booklist! We aren’t going to repeat our preamble on the magical self-growth potential of reading, nor the wealth of regional talented writers you can bury yourself in to foster it. So without further adieu, here are 5 more gems for your enjoyment.   1) Secret Son (2009) by Laila Lalami

5 Books by Middle Eastern Authors You Need to Read (Part I)

We consider reading to be a wellness strategy. Hence why this list absolutely fits the theme of this page, in case you were wondering. Making time to read is an act of self-care. It is a quiet span of time you dedicate to yourself. It also cultivates wisdom and reflection. This is not necessarily because

5 Documentaries That Will Change The Way You Look At Food And Health

We live in a world with many misconceptions and contradicting information related to food and health. We read an article today, only to find another one that contradicts it tomorrow. In this world of information, it is becoming increasingly hard to know what to read and who to trust. That is why, we have gathered

Want to Be a Good Helper? Do it Year Round

┬áLast month we published 5 Tips You Need to Help You Decide if an NGO is Legit. To continue the conversation about charitable giving, we wanted to bring some focus to another related issue: droughts and floods in donations. Most charitable organizations will say that they’ve tracked a distinct ebb and flow in people’s habits

5 Tips You Need to Help You Decide if an NGO is Legit

Talking the language of nongovernmental organizations can be pretty confusing, not in the least because the name encompasses so many different things. Charities, community organizations, nonprofits generally, some clubs specifically; local, national and transnational organizations, ideologically-driven or cause-specific. What complicates matters even further is the fact that while 60 years ago only a few dozen

Picture of notorious Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila performing at Baalbek Festival 2012

Learning in Lebanon: 6 Cultural Adventures You Need to Share With Your Family

Other than the myriad festivals that flourish in the Lebanese summer, there is a spectacular diversity of things to explore with the entire family. It can be a challenge to separate ourselves and our kids from the internet, phones and other technology. So finding interesting shared forms of engagement is key, especially when they can

4 Life-Saving Tips You Need to Protect Your Pets This Summer

Our pets are part of the family, and we want the best for them. While many of us know that extra care is needed during any extreme temperatures, there’s some common sense things that can get overlooked! We’ve put together our top 4 safety reminders to keep you and your animal friends happy throughout the

The Hidden Costs of Fast Fashion And 5 Ways to Become an Ethical Shopper

How notoriously unethical the fast fashion industry is has become pretty well-known. Despite some small strides in improving labor and environmental practices, consumer demand for cheap clothing keeps the tragic impact of fashion very high. To make large quantities of cheap clothing available, sweatshop and even child labor is used, usually in appalling conditions. We

5 Unexpected Ways Therapy Helped Me Grow

Running along with the theme of April, I thought we could jump into therapy as another option for spring cleaning–but of the emotional kind! People go to therapy for countless reasons: to get help working through a period of crisis like a divorce, a death, or a major move; to deal with anxiety, depression, anger

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