We Need to De-clutter Now More than Ever

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We live in a consumer society.  Every developing nation wants to become one that can afford what to them are the luxuries of life.  In Western countries we take for granted such luxuries as indoor plumbing, fast internet, giant supermarkets, wide, high-speed highways, and gambling either at the hundreds of land based casinos or the […]

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Muslim prayer mat designed to use 50% less material

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The Bahraini design office Shepherd Design Studio has tongue-in-cheek reinterpreted the traditional Islamic prayer mat to make it more sustainable. Their solution? Use 50% less material but removing the bits y9ou don’t need. Featuring an unusual form, the rug will certainly catch the eyes of your neighbors during your call to prayer.  “When Muslims are in prostration […]

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New Year, New You: How to Use Fermentation to Improve Your Health in 2019

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It’s the newest It food, but for over 10,000 years, humans have been using the fermentation process to make food for themselves. Producing beverages like beer and wine to more substantial and nutritious foodstuffs like bread, cheese and yogurt, fermentation is a chemical process by which microorganisms (in the absence of oxygen) break down nutrients […]

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How it is to be an addicted Jew: A faith-based approach for addiction recovery

The phrase ‘addiction doesn’t discriminate’ has been used for years as a reminder that drug and alcohol abuse can affect anyone. People from all spiritual backgrounds and religions can find themselves in a trap of addiction. There’re many faith-based rehabs in the U.S., and many treatment programs are designed specifically for people from the Jewish […]

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The Egyptian Academy in Rome Emphasizes the Value of Cultural Diplomacy

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When wandering in the streets and piazzas of Rome, it is always a surprise to encounter Egyptian obelisks and Pharaonic monuments, reminders of the ancient links between Egypt and Rome. However, it is even more exciting to visit the prestigious Egyptian Academy, a cultural facility established near Rome’s Villa Borghese, next to a group of […]

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The Islamic Bank seeks to innovate social causes

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On December 10, the Islamic Development Bank Launched IsDB Innovate, a groundbreaking initiative that seeks to connect entrepreneurs in the science, technology, and innovation sectors with funders around the world. IsDB Innovate is an initiative of 8 crowdfunding platforms — one global hub, and seven regional platforms. This is the first time a global development […]

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