It used to be that Type-A personalities could probably boast about having more friends than the average person. But in the era of social networks, even the biggest recluse can have friends in the hundreds (some of them could even be celebrities!). It’s another facet of the digital divide, having too many friends to truly build/maintain a relationship with (let alone meet). Oarabs.com is trying to change that. Founded in August 2005, Oarabs.com, with a team of innovators like Danny Dera, 28, wants to bridge the online world with the real world. The emphasis isn’t on having a laundry list of…
True Confessions of a Slacker
Inas Elmashni of Zawaya
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True Confessions of a Slacker In Boston, my commute to work was fairly simple. I woke up, got ready, stepped out the door and took 15-minutes to get to work. The city was small, and if I happened to be late, I couldn’t use the excuse “I hit a lot of traffic”. Also I am a lazy person, so by winters time, my “sick” days were spent. One winter’s morning after a big snowstorm…
Inas Elmashni of Zawaya The best way to learn about another culture is to experience it, plain and simple. Especially during times of escalated cultural tensions. Zawaya is answering the call of increasing awareness of Arab culture. Founded in 2001, this Bay Area non-profit has been actively involved in the community and, with the support of volunteers like Inas Elmashni, brings music, arts, theatre, poetry, and general culture…
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