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Amman, Jordan

It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. Zidane Mitoubssi (Zee-dan Mit-wub-see) was a newly graduated college student entering a workplace for which he found himself somewhat unprepared. And then he and a friend had a bright idea.


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Beirut, Lebanon

Arek shares how organizing food festivals across the various regions of Lebanon led to a personal celebration of diversity.

Originally published June 7, 2010


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