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Letter to My Daughter
Like countless who came before me and others yet to come, I am a Lebanese parent who sends her children away as gifts to the world. More than parents of any other nation, we find ourselves hugging our almost-grown children in airports, wishing them w
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From Tyre To Europe The Europa Series Of Banknotes
Banknotes — those bills that we use on a daily basis. When accustomed to their use, we don’t need to read their value, we recognize them from their size and color at a glance. We therefore rarely take the time to really look at them and try to figure
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Pole Dance In Lebanon from A Workout Trend To A Lasting Community
Hanging by a pole of passion Looking to delve deeper into the dynamics of this artform, HOME sat down with Laura Ayoub [AKA Lolypole], precursor and key figure of pole dance in Lebanon, for firsthand insight into the topic. Contrary to what many tend
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The Politics Of Road Rage
A taxi driver tells me, “It’s not the traffic, it’s the people.” Using his prayer mat to block the sun (and his view), my driver turned to the familiar self-deprecation that many Lebanese express toward their own culture. “Even if we had public trans
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A Loving Case By A Young Lebanese
I spent the first decade and a half of my life on the move — rather typical of a Lebanese expat. Born outside of Lebanon, I grew up in Mediterranean coastal countries and the Persian Gulf. My mum’s take on things was: If Dad needed to move for work,
HOME MAGAZINE LEBANON5 мин. чтенияFashion
Sandra Mansour, A Sartorial Tour De Force
With hard work, dedication, and a strong vision, the Beirut-based designer rose through the ranks of the competitive world of the fashion industry. Today, Sandra Mansour’s fairytale creations are highly coveted in the Middle East and beyond. Sandra M
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Nada Helou restoring Fortresses Of Faith Through Mosaics
With 7,000 years of history to its name, a stunning array of civilizations have left their mark on Lebanon. Nada Helou is part of a group of archeologists who discovers, preserves, and fights for mosaics and frescos. Based far away from the hustle an
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Riding The Wave With Karim And Ali
Like a wave, Lebanon has observed the slow and steady rise of surfing over the last two decades. In order to better understand this phenomenon, I sat down with Ali El Amine and Karim Flouti — two people who have been dedicated to the sport since thei
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Beta Beirut For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals
“It’s our goal to educate individuals and take direct action to help animals in Lebanon live the life they deserve, for we all belong to this planet and it is HOME to all of us,” says Helena Hesayne, vice president of Beirut for Ethical Treatment of
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Faith In Unforeseen Place: Melkite Church
It’s 10:30 a.m. The Divine Liturgy. The Sunday service at Melkite Church seems like that of any other place of worship in the world until I leaned in more closely. The four dozen or so attendees — young families, elders, millennials — every age demog
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Le Marchand De Rêves
Omar Sfeir creates unforgettable experiences for people looking to escape the dullness of everyday life through costumes, photography, and fantasy. Le Marchand de Rêves is a platform that combines vintage fashion and uniquely constructed photo booths
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Menjez from Megalithic Societies To Beit Al-tourath
/ˈmɛɡəlɪθ/ Is this the type of construction that resembles Stonehenge, where great stones are used without mortar or concrete to build a monument or a structure? There definitely should be a mistake; we do not have such structures in Lebanon. Or do w
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A Bird’s Eye View With lebanon’s paragliders
Paragliding is a free-flying activity, so-called because it doesn’t require an engine. It depends on wind force, the sun, cloud coverage, and most importantly on hot air currents, called thermals, that allow paraglider to gain altitude. The parachute
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Arab World's First Female Interior Minister raya El Hassan
While women have been largely excluded from Lebanese politics, Raya El Hassan's appointment as minister heralds an era of gender inclusivity — where women will gain the same decision-making power as their male counterparts. As of 2019, four out of 30
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La VITA è Bella
A long time ago during my mid 20s, I had the chance to live and work in Rome. Unbeknownst to me at the time, those few years spent in the eternal city were some of the happiest years of my life. My time there, which also allowed me to explore many di
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RALLYE DES Grâces
In an unconventional crossover, a car race doubles as an empowerment network for women to kickstart their own businesses. Chahrazad Rizk, a powerhouse of Swiss and Berber origins, is the driving force behind the Rallye des Grâces, or Women Classic Ra
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The Giving Trees Of Aubotanic
Walking through the gates of the American University of Beirut (AUB) is like a breath of fresh air — literally. The temperature seems to drop slightly, the breeze kisses your cheek in gentle bliss, and the refreshing scent and feeling of peace only n
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What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?
What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s? There is a lot of confusion in people’s minds between dementia and Alzheimer’s. Some people think that one occurs in old age while the other at a young age. Some people think that it is the sam
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The Ancient Silk Road a Modern Version Is In The Making
The roads of China and the Mediterranean countries are converging once again. Some 2,200 years extend from the era of the Han Dynasty in China until the fourth industrial revolution and information age of the 21st century. Yet, the jingles and chimes
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PRINCESS Tania de Bourbon IN LEBANON
The royal personnel was one of many contestants in the past Rallye des Grâces. She talked about her first experience at the event and her first time in Lebanon with HOME. You were one of the participants at the Rallye des Grâces, was it your first ti
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Storytelling In Beirut With Ronnie Chatah
Ronnie Chatah’s relationship with Lebanon is, well, complicated. “It’s not a love-hate relationship,” Beirut’s most famous walking tour leader insisted over late-afternoon coffee at Kissproof Café in Badaro. Chatah, 38, with wavy chestnut-brown hair
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How To Protect Yourself From Autoimmune Diseases Through A Healthy Diet
Having a deficiency in just one of six important nutrients is enough to put an immune system at risk. A deficiency can begin by attacking a body, exhibiting minor symptoms before escalating to a full-blown autoimmune disease. If you are diagnosed or
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Breaking Stereotypes, Building Empathy university Classes With Digital Global Collaborations
“I’ve got a question for Beirut,” says a young man projected on a large screen at the front of my classroom at Rafik Hariri University (RHU) in Mechref. “What’s it like to have that conflict in your backyard?” A web camera pointed at 12 RHU students
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Peace TAKES CENTER STAGE WITH Lea Baroudi
Disadvantaged, marginalized, impoverished. How does one begin to help people chained to this end of the societal spectrum? MARCH Lebanon is a local non-profit NGO whose mission is to promote social cohesion and personal freedoms through arts and cult
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Hammana Artist House A New Lease Of Life
It is no wonder the late French poet and politician Alphonse de Lamartine was enraptured by the pristine village of Hammana during the 19th century. Situated at 1,200 meters above sea level, Hammana is in a lush valley that overlooks a dramatic mount
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Yalda Younes Seeking Stillness In The City Of Action
Her most recent dance performance, “A Universe Not Made for Us,” is a collaboration with her husband, the internationally renowned musician and composer, Khyam Allami. In addition to performances in France, Tunisia, and Jordan, the duo performed the
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Sensio Air Breathe Easy
Imagine living in a world where you didn’t have to worry about the quality of the air you breathed, a world where you could confidently walk out of your house and not have to think twice about the pollutants hijacking the air. While pollution is far
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Gabriela Tafur Náder Colombia’s Beauty Queen With Lebanese Origins
Tafur Náder was born in 1995, in Cali, Colombia. The recently crowned queen has been modeling since a young age and playing the violin since age four. Her maternal grandfather, whose surname is Nader, was born in Chartoun, Lebanon, and immigrated to
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Beirut Dweller encounters Of A Young German Ajnabe
Gradually, an image of Lebanon developed in my mind. It somehow kept on building up within me, while I was living and studying in Berlin, Germany. For example, I accidentally discovered Fairouz’ Shayef al bahar shoo kbir while searching for an entire
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An Apple a Day
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so we have all often been told. Vitamin C boosts the immune system, phenols reduce cholesterol. Twenty-two grams of complex carbohydrates. No fat, sodium, or tooth decay. Most importantly, an apple a day is the p
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