Lebanon’s Central Bank Will Now Subsidize Imports On Basic Goods

On Thursday, May 21st, Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced that the Central Bank will intervene in the market to “protect the Lebanese pound and curb the rise in the dollar exchange rate,” reported The Daily Star. He also stated that the import of basic goods will be subsidized to reduce skyrocketing prices, which have seen …

#BoFLIVE: Fashion’s Darwinian Shakeout with Scott Galloway | News & Analysis

Thank you for your interest in this BoFLIVE event featuring Scott Galloway, Professor of Marketing at New York University Stern School of Business, in conversation with Imran Amed.   To prepare for the upcoming webinar:If you don’t already have Zoom installed on your device, make sure to install Zoom for desktop devices now.If you need to connect via …

Women Journalists Open Up About Their Experiences Covering Lebanon’s Uprising

Women are the core of Lebanon’s revolution. They have been contributing their time, voices, talents, experiences, education, and expertise to help the revolution with its goals. Among these heroes are female Lebanese journalists. The Lebanese revolution erupted on October 17th, 2019. Ever since then, the media played a huge role in covering the protests and …

California Is Sending Every Voter a Ballot This Fall. The Rest of the Country Is Running Out of Time. – Mother Jones

California Gov. Gavin Newsom.Watchara Phomicinda/Orange County Register via ZUMA Wire For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters. California Gov. Gavin Newsom notched a major victory for the ongoing push for increased mail voting Friday when he ordered that all of the state’s 20.6 million voters be mailed a …

Yara Shahidi Shares How Her Mom, Keri, Influences Her Style

Yara Shahidi never ceases to amaze us when it comes to her style. Whether she’s hitting the red carpet in a show-stopping ensemble or wearing a cool and casual fit for the ‘gram, the 20-year-old star knows how to rock an outfit. But if you asked the actress about her wide range of threads and …

Maronite Patriarchate Is Offering Agricultural Lands to Lebanese Families

In an act of sympathy with the difficult conditions that Lebanon is going through, the Maronite Patriarchate in Bkerke has placed 1,000 square meters of agricultural land in the hands of the Lebanese people. The farmlands, located in Lassa, Jbeil, are readily cultivated with potatoes and now open for anyone who wants to work in …

Driving vs. Flying in the COVID-19 Era – Mother Jones

Kevin Drum For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters. I’m not just a former management dweeb, I’m also a general purpose dweeb. So naturally I was interested when this question was posed last night on Twitter: which is safer, driving from San Francisco to San Diego or taking …

The Best Mejuri Jewelry | POPSUGAR Fashion

Here’s the thing: we love jewelry. It makes us feel beautiful, and sometimes, we put on earrings and a necklace or two even though we’re not currently leaving our homes. One of our favorite brands right now is Mejuri, the direct-to-consumer jewelry line that’s making the on-trend jewelry we want at a price we can …

Legal Cannabis May Spell Trouble for Its Lebanese Farmers

The plant of paradise; Lebanon’s green gold; just two nicknames of the many that the controversial cannabis has acquired in Lebanon, and two terms that will soon be well overused after its legalization for medicinal and industrial uses. But although many have rejoiced over this long-anticipated permission for its positive consequences on Lebanon’s economic sector, …

A BCG Chart Can Tell You What’s Safe and What’s Not – Mother Jones

What’s dangerous and what isn’t? Erin Bromage, a professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has a pretty useful roundup here. The main lesson is: it’s all about Volume x Time. That is, it’s dangerous to be in places with a large volume of viral particles and it’s also dangerous to be in …