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#notjustnailpolish: purple polish promotes Pap Tests

It is often said across many medical and health professions that ‘prevention is better than cure’ and that is definitely the case when it comes to cervical cancer screening. Regular cervical screens (also called Pap tests) can reduce a woman’s ...

Melbourne based artist George Haidar

  Born in 1952, George’s first encounter with painting began at school in a small village overseas. His talent was discovered at the age of 15 by his art teacher who was blown away by George’s work. He encouraged George ...

“There’s always a chance to dance”

I would like to introduce you, Miss Dina Samawi. A young lady who I recently met when I decided to take my 3 years old girl to learn dancing. In her very first dancing class, my daughter was screaming, crying ...

Do you know bout Energy Healing?

To heal is to love… When you bring healing to yourself, you automatically bring light and healing to others. Energy Healing We are energy beings!! Our body, our intellect, our emotions and our spirit are interconnected through a beautiful network ...

Romancing the cedar Interracial marriages and the Lebanese

Interracial marriage occurs when two people of different racial groups marry.  This is another issue that hinders the traditionalist views and ideology of Lebanese people about marriage.  There is a mixture of views on this issue – between the young ...

The Power of Parental Involvement

“As you sow, so will you reap”.  (Man Zada Wajada wa Man Zaraa Hasada), “كما تزرع تحصد”. This famous saying is very well known in the Middle East side of the world. We take great pride in our educational achievements, ...

I Want My Son To Be A Doctor

Written by Dr Mustafa Rostom Sociologist/Freelance Journalist/Author. US country song, “Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys, Don’t let ‘em pick guitars and drive them old trucks, Make ‘em be doctors and lawyers and such” – certainly ...

AN INTRIGUING STORY …….. BY SALMA ABDELNOUR

JASMINE AND FIRE RETURNING TO HER BELOVED BEIRUT By Suzanne Packer Salma and I met in Achrafieh last summer where we briefly discussed her book. JASMINE AND FIRE was such a compelling book for me that I consumed it in ...

AT ARMS LENGTH IN THE WORLD OF BOXING

Perhaps Pierre Karam’s inspiration to become an international boxer stemmed from his father’s tenacity – his father’s guidance and training has certainly been his backbone. As an amateur boxer Pierre went through the strenuous and strict training regimes set down ...

Beirut: World’s 20th Best City Ahead of Paris, Venice and Barcelona

So, Conde Nast has published its Readers’ Choice awards and Beirut has made it as one of the world’s 25 best cities, tied with Seville in Spain and ahead of the traditional cities Lebanese people adore: Venice, Paris and of ...