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Best Commencement Speeches Of All Time
7/12/2020 David G. Allan
Graduation speeches contain inspiration, warnings, hope, calls to action and parables
All the Gear That Should Live in Your Car's Trunk
7/12/2020 Matt Jancer
From reflective warning triangles to jump-start cables, here's everything you need to avoid being stranded on the road.
Ellen Degeneres Isn’t As Nice As She Wants You to Believe
7/12/2020 Dana Kennedy
TV host Ellen DeGeneres ends each show by imploring viewers to be kind -- but some sources say she's forgotten how to be that way herself.
You Can Now Attend VR Meetings—No Headset Required
Virtual-reality workspace startup Spatial is offering a free version for users. All you need is a web browser.
Does Eating Yogurt Aid Weight Loss?
7/12/2020 Somdatta Saha
Yogurt is light on stomach and easy to digest, hence is often dubbed to be good for shedding extra kilos.
5 Drinks You Should Avoid If You Want A Flat Stomach
7/12/2020 Holly Smith
It’s generally easy to determine the foods we eat that lead to bloating as it’s a bodily reaction and feeling we, unfortunately, feel almost immediately after eating, but what about the things we’re drinking that may contribute to bloating, too?
Prospects Uncertain For Further East Mediterranean Gas Development
7/11/2020 Stuart Elliott
IOC drilling off Cyprus on hold after cuts. Lebanon offshore could be non-starter. Carbon constraints could leave gas stranded.
Hipsters Are Turning Cattle Troughs Into Swimming Pools
7/11/2020 Jane Ridley
Not wanting to risk ridicule about the aesthetic — or definite lack thereof — of a much cheaper plastic above-ground pool, hipsters have come up with the perfect solution.
Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Selling Beverly Hills Mansion For $14M
7/11/2020 James McClain
Hollywood power couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are looking to shake things up in LA.’s high-end real estate market, which has lately been mired in the doldrums — a byproduct of coronavirus chaos.
Five Lessons To Remember When Lockdown Ends
6/9/2020 Jill Suttie
A lot of people I know have been starting to wonder about life after the shelter-in-place orders have been lifted. What will it be like? What will the new normal be?
The Coronavirus Is Reshaping An Old Hierarchy: Who Can Travel Where
6/8/2020 Miriam Berger
Before the coronavirus pandemic, a U.S. passport ensured a high degree of mobility. But as countries closed their borders, much of the world was suddenly cut off from nonessential travel.
A Treasure Chest Hidden In The Rocky Mountains For A Decade Has Finally Been Found
6/7/2020 Alicia Lee
Forrest Fenn, an art dealer whose self-published memoir hinting at a buried treasure has sent thousands of treasure hunters to scour the New Mexico wilderness.
If This Is The Color Of Your Bedroom, You Probably Aren’t Sleeping Well
6/4/2020 Ed Cufflin
Good quality sleep has multiple benefits: it reduces stress, boosts our mood, ensures we concentrate better, reduces anxiety, and allows the body to better rest and repair.
Jay-Z Buys Full-Page Ads Dedicated To George Floyd In Multiple Newspapers
6/3/2020 Alex Heigl
Jay-Z’s Team ROC has taken out a full-page ad dedicated to George Floyd that will be appearing in multiple major newspapers across the country.
Meghan Markle Addresses Racism And Mom Being Called N-Word In Resurfaced Clip
6/3/2020 Eileen Reslen
Markle, whose father, Thomas Markle, is white and mother, Doria Ragland, is black explained how her diverse background affected her growing up.
New Study Reveals This Weird COVID-19 Symptom Could Actually Mean Good News
5/29/2020 Meredith Lepore
Researchers at UC San Diego Health looked at 169 COVID-19 patients between March 3 and April 20 and found that those who were hospitalized did not name anosmia as one of their symptoms.
Tom Cruise Is Making a Movie in Space With SpaceX and NASA
Director Doug Liman, who directed Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow, is on board to helm a new action film that will enlist the help of NASA and SpaceX for at least some of the filming.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Contact the LAPD After Drones Fly over Their California Home
"They guess that they are being operated by photographers, but they can't just assume that," a source said.
Riad Salamé : "Le Liban n'est pas en faillite"
5/29/2020 Caroline Mangez - Paris Match
Le gouverneur de la Banque du Liban est au coeur des négociations avec le FMI pour éviter le naufrage.
Death From A Distance: COVID-19 Is Denying Families The Right To Mourn
5/27/2020 Shelby Brown
Technology is helping families say goodbye to loved ones, but it's no replacement for the real thing.
Bill Gates Says Countries Can Reopen After 6 To 10 Weeks If They Do A Good Job With Coronavirus Lock
5/26/2020 Justin Brown
China is seeing very few cases now because their testing and ‘shut down’ was very effective. If a country does a good job with testing and ‘shut down’ then within 6-10 weeks they should be able to open back up.”
Ellen Degeneres Shaves Her Mother's Head and More Star Snaps
5/26/2020 Spencer Bergen
Ellen DeGeneres celebrates her mother Betty's 90th birthday with an at-home buzz cut.
Here’s How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep
5/26/2020 EIGHT SLEEP
Sleep not only affects your general mood and stamina but also your brain function and immune system. Without a good night’s rest, your body’s immune system weakens, making you more susceptible to illness.
Coronavirus Vaccine Gets Positive Results In First Human Trial
5/26/2020 Ben Feuerherd
A single dose of the vaccine was found to produce virus-fighting antibodies and T cells, a type of immune cell, two weeks after it’s administered, according to the peer-reviewed study, published Friday in the journal The Lancet.
Scientists Believe Cannabis Could Help Prevent And Treat Coronavirus
5/26/2020 Lee Brown
They have high hopes for a coronavirus breakthrough. A team of Canadian scientists believes it has found strong strains of cannabis that could help prevent or treat coronavirus infections, according to interviews and a study.
If You Are More Productive During This Time Of The Day, You May Be A Psychopath
5/25/2020 Meredith Lepore
According to new research, psychopaths or even people with dark traits that are fully functioning individuals and upstanding citizens (and often extremely successful at their jobs) tend to be night owls.
Just One Teaspoon Of Spice Mix In Your Meal Could Counteract The Harm From High-Fat Meals
Spice up your life! Just one teaspoon of spice mix containing coriander, thyme, cumin and parsley in your meal could counteract some of the harm from high-fat meals
Scientists Create 'Reverse Solar Panel' That Can Generate Electricity From SHADOWS
Shadow-effect energy generator (SEG) 'scavenges' light contrast to make power. The new low-cost, flexible energy-generating device operates in half darkness.
Two Massachusetts Men Arrested In Plot To Smuggle Former Nissan Chief Ghosn From Japan
5/22/2020 David Shortell
Michael Taylor, a former special forces soldier, and his son, Peter Taylor, were charged in Japan with enabling Ghosn's escape, and arrest warrants were issued for them and a third man in January.
Pre-Hospital Snakebite Management
5/20/2020 Spencer Greene, MD
I have seen A LOT of bad advice regarding snakebite management in this and other groups, and I’d like to set the record straight.These are the recommendations for pre-hospital treatment. I will have a different post dealing with hospital management.
Why We Shouldn’t Kill Snakes
5/20/2020 Giselle
Snakes are some of the most misunderstood creatures around; whose instinctually driven brains, reactions, and energy can be hard to comprehend and so it can be hard for the mainly logic-driven human to relate.
What Home Buyers and Sellers Can Expect in 2020, as Pandemic Revises Forecast
5/14/2020 Clare Trapasso
All the economic indicators looked strong, boosting buyers to battle it out for a limited supply of homes. But then the coronavirus pandemic swept across the nation.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Flipping Montecito, California, Home
5/14/2020 FANG BLOCK
They listed it for $6.9 million after purchasing it for $3.6 million more than three months ago.
What Michael Jordan Didn’t Want You to See in ‘The Last Dance’
5/10/2020 Greg Joyce
Jordan refused to be interviewed in his own house, Hehir told Insider, wanting to reserve some privacy from his 28,000-square-foot mansion in The Bear’s Club golf resort in Jupiter, Fla.
Coronavirus-Style Remote Learning Could Replace Old Model Of Education
5/6/2020 Selim Algar and Carl Campanile
Remote learning could replace the practice of a teacher standing in front of a classroom instructing students in the post-coronavirus area, Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested Tuesday.
NASA Confirms Tom Cruise Is Suiting Up To Make A Movie In Space
5/6/2020 Eric Hegedus
A NASA official announced on Twitter that the “Mission: Impossible” actor Tom Cruise wants to film a movie above the clouds — specifically, onboard the International Space Station.
Daniel Radcliffe Makes His Return To ‘Harry Potter’ During Quarantine
5/6/2020 Angie Martoccio
Daniel Radcliffe, David Beckham, Dakota Fanning and more will read “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the first of J.K. Rowling’s classic series, out loud from home in quarantine.”
Barack And Michelle Obama To Headline Youtube 2020 Virtual Commencement
5/6/2020 Denise Petski
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama will headline “Dear Class of 2020,” YouTube Originals’ virtual commencement event to celebrate graduates worldwide.
Nicolas Cage, naturally, will play Joe Exotic in ‘Tiger King’ series
5/6/2020 Lauren Sarner
It was only a matter of time before a big Hollywood star became the Tiger King, and now it’s happened: Joe Exotic will be played by Nicolas Cage.
Porn Star Maitland Ward Recalls Wholesome ‘Boy Meets World’ Finale
5/5/2020 Michael Kaplan
Twenty years ago today, network star turned porn-queen Maitland Ward appeared in the final episode of the ABC-Disney Channel sitcom “Boy Meets World.”
Why You Should Love It When People Don’t Believe in You
4/27/2020 Anthony Moore
“A critic is someone who comes onto the battlefield after the battle is over and shoots the wounded.” -Anonymous
A New Surprising Benefit of Coffee Discovered
4/27/2020 CW Headley
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to consider caffeine a vice with everything we now know about the multifaceted benefits linked to habitual coffee consumption.
Four Things Emotionally Mature People Don’t Do
4/26/2020 Niklas Göke
Your emotional age is distinct from your chronological one. You can be 43 on paper but behave like a four-year-old in how you treat and communicate with others.
Scientists Fear the Hunt for a Coronavirus Vaccine Will Fail
4/26/2020 Adam Bienkov
The UK's Chief Medical Officer warned on Friday that there is "concerning" evidence suggesting that people can be reinfected with the virus.
Stop Shaming People for Going Outside
4/26/2020 Anna Medaris
When taking precautions, like keeping a safe distance from others and wearing a mask, spreading or contracting the novel coronavirus is highly unlikely in open air.
'COVID Toes' Might Be a Sign That a Person is Infected with the Novel Coronavirus
4/25/2020 Yeji J. Lee
"COVID toes" — purple, swollen toes that look as if they've been frostbitten — may be the latest indication of a coronavirus infection.
Covid-19 Mental Health Research Urgently Needed Experts Warn
4/17/2020 Amy Woodyat
Mental health and brain research must be a higher priority in the response to the coronavirus pandemic, scientists have said, warning that the crisis could have a "profound" and "pervasive impact" on global mental health now and in the future.
How To Keep Coronavirus Fears From Affecting Your Mental Health
4/17/2020 AJ Willingham
The good news is, there is a happy medium between willfully ignoring the biggest story in the world right now, and going into a full-on panic. Here are some tips. Think of it like hand-washing and social distancing, but for your brain.
Angelina Jolie's Message During the Coronavirus Pandemic
4/17/2020 Marianne Garvey, CNN
"I think it is so important that people hear that," she tells Time magazine. "To love each other, check in with each other. Be there, be a support group, keep your eyes open whether you are a teacher or a friend."
Pitbull Releases 'I Believe That We Will Win' about Coronavirus
4/17/2020 Chloe Melas
"Mr. Worldwide" really is living up to his nickname with his latest single, "I Believe That We Will Win." The song is an anthem about the current global health crisis.
Prince Harry and Meghan Quietly Delivered Meals to Los Angeles Residents
4/17/2020 Scottie Andrew
The couple volunteered through Project Angel Food, a Los Angeles nonprofit that prepares and delivers medically tailored meals to chronically ill people.
Princess Anne's Warning to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry - 'Don't Understand'
4/17/2020 Claire Anderson
MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have been warned by Princess Anne for trying to find a new way of being royals in the present time as the hard-working royal differs from the Sussexes royal traditions.
Expressing Gratitude Can Improve Your Relationships and Make You Happier
4/17/2020 Jennifer Cheavens & David Cregg, The Conversation
Researchers found that such gratitude exercises only increase happiness and life satisfaction a little bit. Similarly, the effect on symptoms of depression and anxiety was also small.
Children Prefer Storybooks That Teach Them How And Why The World Works
4/17/2020 Kristen Rogers
As they develop, children have a natural curiosity in the causal structure of the world around them. Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget coined the phrase "little scientists" in 1952 to describe children relentlessly seeking explanations.
Cameron Diaz Is Enjoying Quarantine Life As a New Mom
4/16/2020 Lisa Respers France, CNN
Cameron Diaz made a return to social media Tuesday to share how life is going being a new mom under quarantine. Cameron says she was staying home a great deal even before it was required.
Drew Barrymore Has Shed Tears Trying to Homeschool Her Kids
4/16/2020 Marianne Garvey
Like most parents suddenly trying to homeschool, Drew Barrymore is experiencing the ups and downs of being quarantined with young kids during the coronavirus pandemic.
Prince Harry Drops Royal Title While Registering New Eco-tourism Initiative
4/15/2020 Meredith Nardino
The 35-year-old Eton graduate applied to register the Travalyst firm as Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex, dropping the family’s Mountbatten-Windsor name.
Paul McCartney Supports Banning ‘Medieval’ Chinese Markets Over Coronavirus
4/15/2020 Jordan Moreau
“I really hope that this will mean the Chinese government says, ‘Okay guys, we have really got to get super hygienic around here,'” McCartney said. “Let’s face it, it is a little bit medieval eating bats.”
Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod Plan to Wed in Italy After COVID-19 Ends
4/15/2020 Johnni Macke
Ready to wed! Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are eager to tie the knot, as soon as the Coronavirus pandemic eases.
Springsteen, Bon Jovi and other stars banding together for COVID-19 New Jersey benefit
4/14/2020 Michele A. Angermiller
Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Chelsea Handler, Halsey among stars banding together for New Jersey benefit
Iraqi Architect Rifat Chadirji Succumbs to COVID-19
4/14/2020 AFP
The "father" of Iraqi modern architecture, Rifat Chadirji, died late on April 10 in the U.K. after contracting COVID-19, friends and Iraqi officials said.
Minister Confirms Long Delay In Cyprus’ Gas Drilling
4/14/2020 Cyprus Mail
Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis confirmed that in recent days he was informed in writing by ExxonMobil that they have pushed back to September 2021 an appraisal (or follow-up) well at the site dubbed Glafcos in block 10.
Andrea Bocelli Sings in Empty Milan Cathedral
4/13/2020 AFP
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performed a solo Easter concert from an empty Milan Cathedral, streamed live to millions of people around a world enduring coronavirus lockdown.
Seven More Places You Must (Re)Discover in Lebanon
4/13/2020 Souad L.
The land of milk and honey is full of grand places just waiting to be discovered. Beirut, Jounieh, Byblos, and Tyre are lovely, but there are plenty of underrated spots that are worth a visit too.
Amal and George Clooney Donated To Coronavirus Relief Efforts in Lebanon
4/12/2020 Nour Abdul Reda
USA Today reported that the Hollywood actor George Clooney and the Lebanese-British barrister Amal Clooney donated over one million dollars towards coronavirus relief.
Lebanese Medical Doctors and Students in France Are Helping Develop a Cure for COVID-19
4/11/2020 Hussein Yassine
In France, at the forefront of the race to develop a cure for COVID-19, stands a group of Lebanese doctors and medical students.
Down Memory Lane To Lebanon’s Golden Age
4/11/2020 Eli
Experience anemoia looking at pictures of old Lebanon in its golden era.
Beirut Souks 1880 - 1965 أسواق بيروت
4/11/2020 Eli
أكثر من 70 صورة لأسواق بيروت القديمة. الصور من الألبومات المرفوعة على هذه الصفحة لأسواق: سرسق، النورية، الطويلة، الفرنج، أياس، الجميل، أبو النصر، السمك، الجوخ، الخبز، اللحامين،الأرمن، الوقية، الصاغة، الفشخة، باب ادريس، عصور، البرج، الجميزة...
Ron's Trip to Lebanon in 2015
4/11/2020 Eli
Lebanon was the home of the Phoenicians and their kingdom, a maritime culture that flourished for over a thousand years (c. 1550–539 BC).

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Saturday Night Live to Air Again starting April 11th, 2020
4/11/2020 Jill Serjeant | Reuters
Colin Jost, left, and Michael Che during the Weekend Update sketch on "Saturday Night Live" in New York, Feb. 29, 2020. SNL will be back on the air this weekend with a show that abides by social distancing rules.
The Beatles’ Legend Lives on Fifty Years After Breakup
4/10/2020 Joe Jackson | AFP
With Friday marking 50 years since their unofficial break-up, the so-called “Fab Four” are still popular and present, in spirit if not in the flesh.
The Lebanese Institutions Take The Necessary Measures To Secure Drilling In Block 4 Amid The COVID-1
4/9/2020 LPA
On the 15th of March 2020 the Council of Ministers announced a general mobilisation state closing down the airport and putting the country under a partial national lockdown amid the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
تقدم الحفر في البلوك رقم 4 – فهل يحمل هذا الاستكشاف مفاجآت سارة للبنان؟
4/8/2020 LPA
وأوضحت المصادر لـ«الجمهورية»، انّه سبق لشركة «توتال» أن صرّحت انّها ستعلن نتائج الاستكشاف بعد شهرين من الإعلان عن توقف الحفر
Edinburgh Comedy Club Goes Online
4/5/2020 Stuart Graham | Agence France Presse
Demand for tickets at The Stand is usually high but Dorman was unprepared for the online response, as more than 100,000 people logged on to watch the first two shows on YouTube.
Lebanon: Extension Of The Deadline To Submit Licensing Round Applications
4/3/2020 LPA
The Minister of Energy and Water issued a decision to postpone the deadline to submit applications to participate in Lebanon’s Second Offshore Licensing Round from the 30th of April 2020 to the 1st of June 2020.
Total Says Lebanon Offshore Drilling Halfway Done
4/1/2020 CN
Lebanon’s first-ever offshore exploratory drilling is continuing on schedule amid a partial national lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. It is halfway complete in Block 4 according to the General Manager of Total E&P Lebanon, Ricardo Darre.
Yemeni-American Poet Threa Almontaser Wins Whitman Award
3/30/2020 AP
The Whitman award was established in 1975 to champion emerging poets. Previous winners include Jenny Xie, Judy Jordan and Chris Llewellyn.
Cherry Blossoms Test Isolation’s Limits in Washington
3/20/2020 Becca Milfeld | AFP
As COVID-19 continues to sweep through the community, people flock to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms in Washington D.C., March 20, 2020.
Dogs and Cats Can Test positive But They Can't Pass on Coronavirus
3/5/2020 AP
Pet cats and dogs cannot pass the new coronavirus on to humans, but they can test positive for low levels of the pathogen if they catch it from their owners.
Belgian Researchers Try Out Insect Butter
2/28/2020 Reuters
Scientists at Ghent University in Belgium are experimenting with larva fat to replace butter in waffles, cakes and cookies, saying using grease from insects is more sustainable than dairy produce.
Lebanon Begins 'Historic Offshore Oil Drilling
2/27/2020 Zeina Karam
Lebanon's president has inaugurated the Mediterranean country's first offshore exploratory drilling for oil and gas, calling it a “historic day” for the cash-strapped country.
Lebanon Starts Drilling First Offshore Oil And Gas Exploration Well
2/25/2020 AFP
Beirut hopes deepwater project, launched with French company near Israel’s maritime border, will strike it big, boost crumbling economy
Arrival Of The Drillship Tungsten Explorer
2/25/2020 LPA
On the 25th of February 2020 the drillship Tungsten Explorer arrived to Lebanon’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to position itself at the location where it will drill the first exploration well in block 4.
Approval Of The Application To Drilling Permit (ADP) For The First Exploration Well (16/1) In Block
12/12/2019 LPA
On the 12th of December 2019, the Minister of Energy and Water approved the Application to Drilling Permit for the first exploration well in block 4.
How Lebanon Transformed Anthony Bourdain
6/9/2018 Kim Ghattas
Bourdain, the legendary roving chef and master storyteller, committed suicide on Friday in France at the age of 61.
Beirut's Top Restaurants
3/12/2018 Eli
Herbs, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic are the iconic ingredients of Lebanese cuisine, a tantalizing fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences.
Volvo XC40, safety and appeal
3/12/2018 Ryan
The XC40 obtained a first Car of the Year award for Volvo, as announced in Geneva International Motor Show, prior to the opening of the show in Palexpo.