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“When you think about yourself as being creative. You can create a new future. That’s being positive in life.” – David Kelley

I think everyone is creative. Some know that fact more than others. Who disagrees?

 Tell me why? what are your thought. I care about what you have to say Karim Badra
  • You get creative by just getting engaged in an activity that dislodge your hidden passion
    Karim A. Badra: I think its a virtue like anything else, and its a result of certain character traits. Some people are born and raised into having strong verbal skills, others mathematics, and others may have a natural tendency to be efficient and productive. As hard a…See More
    Sherif Maktabi: being creative is simple. There are many definitions, here is one that I like: being able to imagine possiblites that have value. I think evolutionary, creativity is what allowed the human race to become the dominant species. So elementary, cr…See More

    Ramsey Saleem Nassar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VShmtsLhkQg

    ‎”Telling people how to be creative is easy – being creative is difficult.” John…See More
    Sherif Maktabi ok i’m watching this but i dont know if ill be able to finish the full 36min. i need to leave soon
    Sherif Maktabi “Creativity is not a talent. It’s a way of operating” – from the video “creativity is not related to IQ”. etc.
    Adonis Bouhatab operational activities extend possibilities to consider, if you are ready to listen and reflect on every alternative. The more focused time you invest on resolving a problem the more creative you become: It is a matter of training your mind to open up to people’s creative intelligence…
    Khaled Tayara yes Sherif Maktabi , you are right . Creativity is a process , having new ideas is a talent but how to get out it is a process. Unfortunatly for example in the media and advertising in Lebanon we thing that to be creative , you just need talent ! sorry you need analytical skills and process minded to show and get out this creativity ! I am suffering explaining this to the team in my company

Google Glass Sex: You must have a few questions? 

Two articles commenting on this Glass Sex.

ADAM CLARK ESTES posted on GIZMODO this Jan. 20, 2014

There’s a Google Glass Sex App Now. We Have Some Questions.

There's a Google Glass Sex App Now. We Have Some Questions.1

Porn and Google Glass Are Natural Bedfellows

It’s been obvious from the very beginning hat the ultimate Google Glass experience would somehow involve hot, sweaty sex. And now, thanks to an upcoming app, the star of that hot, sweaty Sexperience can be you!

Sex with Google Glass is exactly what it sounds like: a Google Glass app for sexy sex-havers.

More specifically, it enables you to do all kinds of things while banging. You can film the carnal action from both your and your partner’s points-of-view and watch it right after—but only right after, since the app deletes the video after 5 hours.

You can control your sex soundtrack. You can even ask Google which position you should try next.

On that note, we have so many questions about Sex with Glass:

  1. How much planning does Sex with Glass require?
  2. Are accessories encouraged?
  3. Which ones?
  4. Is it possible to install apps sexily as a couple?
  5. When is the best time to put on Glass? Before or after undressing?
  6. Should Glass remain on your head at all times? Or can you try selfie mode?
  7. How does one incorporate Glass into foreplay?
  8. Is it possible to undress sexily while wearing Glass?
  9. Is it possible to do anything sexily while wearing Glass?
  10. How do turn-by-turn directions work?
  11. Which custom head gestures are the most fun?
  12. Does tethering a device to your smartphone during sex count as bondage play?
  13. Does Glass understand safe words?
  14. What exactly happens when you yell, “OK Glass, pull out?” (Which is an actual command in the app.)
  15. Do you have to listen to the same music soundtrack as your partner (climax) and can you pick a personal track?
  16. Why do you have to watch your Glass sex video immediately after the sex? Wouldn’t you want to save that for a rainy day?
  17. Why would anybody actually want to see their partner’s point-of-view while having sex?
  18. Isn’t that incredibly weird?
  19. What if you get a text from your mom during sex?
  20. What if you think about the possibility of getting a text from your mom during sex?

Well, that’s a lot to think about!

The makers of Sex with Glass say that you can get an iPhone app preview while the company is developing the Glass app. However, when we surrendered our email address in exchange for a download link, the download link never arrived. So who knows, our questions may never actually be answered. But hey, maybe it’s better that way.

Special thanks to Eric Limer who contributed a few of his own questions about Sex with Glass.

The other articles posted in The Huffington Post:

Google Glass Sex App Lets You Watch, Record Yourself In The Act

 Posted in The Huffington Post this Jan.21/2014

It was only a matter of time before the voyeuristic world of Google Glass collided with sex.

“Sex with Google Glass,” a new app for the wearable technology, lets you watch — and record — yourself having sex from all angles and even “see what your partner can see,” the app’s website claims.

The app operates on command and works like this: Just say, “OK Glass, it’s time,” and Glass will stream to you and your partner what you each can see; when you’re ready to finish just say, “OK Glass, pull out.”

Ah, modern romance.

“We are trying to change the way you experience something personal. It’s about seeing two perspectives, at the same time. Seamlessly,” Sherif Maktabi, one of the app’s developers and a product design student at London’s Central Saint Martins art college, told The Huffington Post via email.

The idea germinated at the Google Glass and Wearables Hackathon in London in November 2013.

Developers there had one day with the smart glasses to create applications, so Maktabi and his friends asked themselves, “How can we make sex more awesome with Google Glass?”

Their multi-view streaming creation can be synced up to a smart lamp or home device to control lighting, music and even lessons from the Kama Sutra — for that command just say, “OK glass, give me ideas.”

In case you are particularly proud of your performance, the app can also record a video of your horizontal hustle. No need to worry about your homemade sex tape getting leaked: The app will automatically delete your footage after five hours.

“Some people find what we do repulsive,” Maktabi told The Guardian. “But a lot of other people — and I am basing this from the emails we are getting online — really desire to try this.”

The developers plan to launch a free iPhone version, called “Glance,” in early February ahead of the Google Glass release later this year.

“It’s the closest thing to experiencing ‘Sex with Glass’ on iPhone. We are learning on the fly. It’s still an experiment, and we will be publishing more work as we go. You can sign up on Glassandsex.com to know as soon as it’s out,” Maktabi told HuffPost.

While Google has held a strictly anti-porn and anti-nudity stance for Glass, prohibiting users from searching for or watching porn on the device, that apparently doesn’t mean you can’t create your own.

via www.beirut.com</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>After yesterday's heartbreaking news of the death of Ali of Bliss Street, hundreds of concerned facebookers banded together to form an initiative to help the homeless in Lebanon. Statuses have been posted, blogs written, and tweets announced—all in memory of Ali Abdullah—and all in hopes that he did not die in vain.</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>So many people are asking about others like Ali—"What about the homeless woman on Bliss St.? What will happen to her?"—who haven't the means to afford basic necessities. And so, the humanitarians of Lebanon have taken action, creating campaigns to spread awareness and assist the needy in anyway possible.</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>"Fighting Homelessness in Beirut", a facebook group formed by Michel Khoury, dedicated in helping those in need.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
>> http://www.facebook.com/groups/431057563629637/</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>"@[454500017943878:274:The ALI Abdallah Foundation]" is another facebook group / non-profit organization that aims to help the homeless in memory of Ali. Contact them at aliabdallahfoundation@gmail.com and find out how you can help.</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>"Contribute to a Warm Lebanon", a fundraiser at Nasawiya Café in Mar Mikhael, pledges to donate clothes, food, sleeping bags and anything else that might warm up people who can't afford basic necessities.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
>> http://www.facebook.com/events/331186830328439/</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>"@[327569897329001:274:FoodBlessed]", an initiative that specifically aims to feed the hungry, revolves around a humanitarian cause that including helping the homeless.</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>So if you want to help out and don't know how, check out the links above and give money, food, clothes—even time. It's really the least we can do.
Late homeless of Bliss Street Ali Abdulla via www.beirut.com
Follow up on Georgette and late homeless Ali. And the freezing Syrian refugees
Sherif Maktabi posted on FB:
“After yesterday’s heartbreaking news of the death of Ali of Bliss Street, hundreds of concerned facebookers banded together to form an initiative to help the homeless in Lebanon.
Statuses have been posted, blogs written, and tweets announced—all in memory of Ali Abdullah—and all in hopes that he did not die in vain.
So many people are asking about others like Ali—”What about the homeless woman on Bliss St.? What will happen to her?”—who haven’t the means to afford basic necessities.
The humanitarians of Lebanon have taken action, creating campaigns to spread awareness and assist the needy in anyway possible.”Fighting Homelessness in Beirut“, a facebook group formed by Michel Khoury, dedicated in helping those in need.
>> http://www.facebook.com/groups/431057563629637/The ALI Abdallah Foundation” is another facebook group / non-profit organization that aims to help the homeless in memory of Ali.
Contact them at aliabdallahfoundation@gmail.com and find out how you can help.

“Contribute to a Warm Lebanon”, a fundraiser at Nasawiya Café in Mar Mikhael, pledges to donate clothes, food, sleeping bags and anything else that might warm up people who can’t afford basic necessities.
>> http://www.facebook.com/events/331186830328439/

FoodBlessed“, an initiative that specifically aims to feed the hungry, revolves around a humanitarian cause that including helping the homeless.

So if you want to help out and don’t know how, check out the links above and give money, food, clothes—even time. It’s really the least we can do.

Other associations are springing up to come to aid the 20,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Laila Kourdi is posting direction and information on how to aid the refugees

  • يا خجلتنا من انفسنا ونحن بالدفا والعفا بس فينا نساعد شوي اهلنا واحبابنا
    يا جماعة، التضامن و الطبطبة عالفايسبوك ما بيدفي حدا</p><br /><br />
<p>اذا عندكم اي شي بيدفي و مستعدين تتبرعوا فيه او اذا كان معكم شوية مصاري زيادة و مستعدين تشتروا فيهم حرامات، كفوف صوف، طواقي(برانيط) صوف، كلساتات، و شالات...ما تقصّروا
    We will be collecting items that will be distributed to displaced Syrians in the north These items are: Blankets, wool gloves, wool hats, socks and scarves that are clean and in good condition.
    There will be two drop-off points this friday and saturday Nasawiya Cafe: Mar Mkhayel, 100 meters after Electricite du Liban, turn left after Al Manar gas station then right after Chaplin CafeorZico House, Sanayeh – few meters after Sanayeh Garden towards Barbar Snack and Red Cross…facing the parking located right next to Blom BankFriday from 6 to 9 pm Saturday from 12 to 8 pm

    Please Share this event and spread the word

    يا خجلتنا من انفسنا ونحن بالدفا والعفا بس فينا نساعد شوي اهلنا واحبابنا

Homeless by the American Univ. of Beirut: Ali, Georgette…on Bliss Street

Three posts on my FB today, talking of the homeless living close to the students of the American Univ. of Beirut (AUB) on Bliss Street.

Reine Azzi posted this Jan. 8, 2013 under “Humans of Beirut. Save Georgette of Bliss Street.

“After yesterday’s heartbreaking news of the death of Ali of Bliss Street, hundreds of concerned facebookers banded together to form an initiative to help the homeless in Lebanon.

Statuses have been posted, blogs written, and tweets announced, in memory of Ali Abdullah, and all in hopes that he did not die in vain.
Many peopleand students are asking about others like-Ali—”What about the homeless woman on Bliss St.? What will happen to her?”

Georgette has no means to afford basic necessities. And the humanitarians of Lebanon have taken action, creating campaigns to spread awareness and assist the needy in anyway possible.

Fighting Homelessness in Beirut, a FB group formed by Michel Khoury, was created only today—and already has over 700 members.

Contribute to a Warm Lebanon, a fundraiser at Nasawiya Café in Mar Mikhael, also pledges to donate clothes, food, sleeping bags and anything else that might warm up people who can’t afford basic neccesities.

Food Blessed, another initiative aiming to feed the hungry, also revolves around a humanitarian cause that including helping the homeless.
So if you want to help out and don’t know how, check out the three links above and give money, food, clothes—even time. It’s really the least we can do.

After Ali, Activists Rally for Homeless

 A picture of Ali, described as Hamra Street’s Bukowski.

Michelle Ghoussoub wrote:

In light of what has happened, I feel like I should say more. This man was truly a legend, and one of the pillars of what made Hamra so special.

For generations, he was the subject of much intrigue to the students of the American University of Beirut. Some said he was a physics professor who was so smart, he’d gone mad.

Others added that he could speak 6 languages. Everyone had their own quirky story.

What always intrigued me is that he never begged or asked anyone for anything. Good people just seemed to give him a helping hand from time to time.

Last night though, while I was sitting comfortably in my home wondering why cold air was seeping through small cracks in my window, the storm left him dead in a Hamra that he helped give life to.

Rest in peace, Ali. If any of you have any stories to share, please do.”

Sherif Maktabi posted:

“Yesterday a man called Ali, died in the street where I grew up. A street where hundreds of thousands of Lebanese, and I, walked to school

Please have the patience to read through, a person’s life depends on this.

Students of AUB and International College, I am talking to you.

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Nobody knows Ali’s story. He was homeless, and lived on Bliss street in Beirut for years. I  remember him since I was a kid.

Some say he was mentally disturbed. But he never harmed anyone.

He survived on donations from the restaurants and shops of bliss.

He used to get, coffee, a sandwitch and a cigarette everyday. As for us the students, we never did anything.

He is dead. But many are still alive and shape the soul of Beirut.

And they don’t have people to help them.

This is why I want to tell you the story of Georgette.

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 Everyday, Georgette brings her chair and sits in front of Books and Pens to sells chewing gum. She can’t walk and can’t see very well.

Karim Badra and I know Georgette very well. She was angry with us because we turned the wall behind her into a Lebanon Would Be Better If. But now we are friends.

She is very sick. And because it’s winter she can’t sell chewing gum.

And hence, she can’t get money to pay the rent of a small bed. Her landlord wants to kick her out. She doesn’t have enough money to pay for her medicin.

The last time I saw her, she colapsed in front of me and I called the Red Cross. All that she asks from me is 2 types of tissue paper and a bottle of water.

But I know she needs money.

Georgette usually sits in front of Books and Pens. Take the first left after AUB main gate and walk up 10 meters. She sits in between Moustache and Alex’s store.

I cannot save Georgette. But we can.

You can help through 3 easy steps:

1) If you see her, be nice to her,

2) Ask her if she wants water, tissues or food

3) Send Karim Badra a message if you want to contact Georgette for more serious help.

(Click this link and send Karim a message).

Humans of Beirut. Save a human. In memory of Ali.

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