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The Arab world teemed in the nineteenth century with thinkers and reformists renowned for their openness, education and intellectual and progressive vision, attributes that seem quite scarce in our world today. Among those were Al-Rafei, Abdallah Al-Nadim, Al-Tahtawi, Al-Afghani, Muhammad Abdo and...

Globalization has been expanding in synch with the advancement of knowledge economy. The world at large is, in principle, a natural place where great knowledge investments meet. Given high labor costs, refined goods like electronics are produced in the countries with cheap labor such as Southeast...

Vitamin B12 is the largest and most complex of the vitamins and, although plants do not need it, it is essential for animal metabolism and life. However, because it is not freely present in nature, certain microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi must synthesize it. This renders animal life...

The world is a dangerous place to live in, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. This is our world where every evil thought is harnessed and put to the test, whether in reality or in the subconscious. Basically, evil is embedded in our...

Let us take a glance into the history of Turning Point. How long have you been in the publishing business and who took the initiative of starting your publishing house? Turning Point was the brainchild of Mrs. Charlotte Hamaoui. Upon her arrival in Lebanon in 1999, Charlotte was at loss where to...

A child is in need of care and nurture in order to develop physically, emotionally, cognitively and socially. In the social system of traditional families, both parents are involved in raising and fostering the child. However, mothers tend to be the primary caregivers that uniquely influence their...

There are three levels of investment in the realm of knowledge that constitute three economic entities. :

“…the innocent sleep, Sleep that knits up the raveled sleeve of care, The death of each day’s life, sore labor’s bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast…” William Shakespeare, Macbeth

As a matter of fact, it is quite impossible to register a unanimous opinion on that issue. The Lebanese see themselves in many different ways and define themselves using different and sometimes conflicting criteria. This has to do with the lack of national consensus.

Adolescence is a time when teens move from a family-centered environment to the larger social world. During this transition, teenagers experiment and take risks in order to understand and define their identity. They may change their clothing to something more generational, choose friends that their...