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Talking to the design agency behind the new Lebanese passport

Handwritten passports are a thing of the past... except in Lebanon, where they were still officially issued to citizens until mid-2016. The passports weren't machine-readable causing us all a little bit of awkwardness at border control when travelling about the developed world.Biometric passports are basically e-passports that have security...

Nov 21, 2016, 3:20 AM
 
After moving countries, a Lebanese home d├ęcor designer took her business to Etsy

When Beirut-based designer Faten Baassiri made the move from to New York City, she had to build her career from scratch. Her starting point was Etsy, the creative eBay-like online wonderland that aggregates thousands of handcrafted design products.Launching an Etsy store is no easy task and success isn't just slapping a few products online and...

Sep 25, 2016, 10:28 PM
 
Listen to the adorable children's animation that invigorates the Arabic alphabet

When you first look up \"Arabic alphabet\" on YouTube, the top result is a hyper-religious video where each letter corresponds to a holy concept (I'm not kidding). With poor production quality, the videos that follow aren't suited for the human eye.I'm not around kids much to confirm this, but children's educational entertainment isn't much of...

Sep 23, 2016, 4:54 PM
 

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