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5 Reasons Why you Should Consider Visiting Algeria

Algeria is the largest nation in Africa, the Arab world, and the Mediterranean basin. Traveling from region to region can seem like journeying from a country to another because of its impressive diversity, yet, it doesn’t receive the attention and love it deserves. Here are 5 interesting reasons why you should consider visiting Algeria Three Natural Regions The Mediterranean sea on the north, the Sahara desert in the south, and the mountainous chain of the interior between them, the country has a variety of natural environments to explore. Although the [...]
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Chinese Uighur, The Ignored Genocide.

Global fashion brands are being accused of complicity in the mass repression of China's Muslim community. Zara, H&M, Nike, Calvin Klein, Gap, Tommy Hilfiger and many more get their supplies of cotton from factories that exploit the minority of Uighur. The region, Xinjiang, is where the Muslim-majority lives and is also where the cotton gets sourced. Being so, human rights protestants and activists have started to raise awareness around the issue on social media. Based on credible proofs and investigations, they have named over 38 companies that are clearly connected [...]
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How to Cope With Post-Traumatic Reactions After Disasters

How to Cope With Post-Traumatic Reactions After Disasters Man-made and natural disasters often come unpredictably and with a devastating impact. Not only are they able to cause massive material damage and take the life of many, but it can also have serious impacts on the psychological state of the survivors. Following everything occurring in the world, from wars, the Coronavirus pandemic, and the latest Beirut explosion, we want to help our readers have a better understanding of post-traumatic tensions and how to deal with them. Image: nytimes.com Post-traumatic reactions take [...]
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Beirut Explosion: Here’s How You Can Help

Yesterday, Lebanon was rocked by massive explosions in its capital port which took the life of dozens and left thousands of other injured, homeless, or both. The blast was so powerful that it caused extensive damage to the whole city of Beirut, even being named the third biggest world explosion of all time. Official reports say the shocking incident was caused by around 3,000 tons of a highly explosive chemical named ammonium nitrate that was detonated in a warehouse that caught fire. Image: nytimes.com The tragic event happened during a [...]
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5 Inspiring Artists from Lebanon

5 Inspiring Artists from Lebanon Renowned for being one of the most artistic countries in the Middle East, Lebanon continues to produce rising modern artists through the last decade. Keep reading to discover a curated pick of talented artists from Lebanon. Yasmine Hamdan • ياسمين حمدان Image Credit: Flavien Prioreau (courtesy Crammed Discs). Paris-based Lebanese singer and composer Yasmine Hamdan is known for her unique style in the Arab scene as it breaks all the codes. She likes to create modern, dreamy, and melancholic songs arranged with elements from contemporary [...]
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Anissa Kermiche, the French Algerian Artist who Combines Art with Fun

Anissa Kermiche is a jewelry designer and ceramic artist whose eponymous brand has lifted the attention of prestigious magazines such as Vogue, Elle, The New York Times, and Harper's Bazaar. Anissa highlights women's audacity and power while showing their femininity by using curves and circles in her art, a beautiful representation of her own self. Kermiche also puts an emphasis on choosing beautiful precious stones while associating her creativity and technical skills to constantly defy conventional methods and ideas inked in the industry. Anissa's designs include shaping earrings as lamps [...]
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Saudi Influencer Alaa Balkhy Launched an Arab Creatives Directory

Saudi Influencer Alaa Balkhy Launched an Arab Creatives Directory 2020 has been the year of unprecedented change, but also of revolution. The Arab world has taken note from the BLM movement, not only in support of it but also creating its own movement in the Arab community. It's exactly this newfound call for change that has catapulted Alaa Balkhy to take a stance. The NYC and Jeddah-based creative has been one of many to speak out against the misrepresentation of Arabs within the Middle Eastern media landscape - an industry [...]
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Discover Social Unseen’s Playlist, You Won’t be Disappointed.

Summer is not canceled, and whatever you are planning to do to forget the recent tragic circumstances, you will need a soundtrack of songs to accompany your mood. So whether you're spending your summer in Ibiza or in your sofa, Social Unseen has selected some old and new tracks to brighten it up , the playlist is filled with a mix of afrobeats, R&B and trap music like Future, Wizkid, Kaytranda, Aminé, DaBaby etc. Although the world is still fighting the two major pandemics of Coronavirus and racism - It's [...]
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The Best Interior Designers to Follow on Instagram

The Best Interior Designers to Follow on Instagram We all need inspiration for design from time to time, and Instagram is definitely the treasure trove for creatives. Social Unseen curated a list of one-of-a-kind designers to follow, and while their styles may vary, they all share common qualities - a love for craftsmanship, an eye for curation and a passion for materials. Rose Uniacke Rose Uniacke is an interior designer and antiques dealer who melds contemporary style with old and organic materials. Minimalistic yet somehow remaining warm and welcoming, her [...]
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Post Lockdown Tips: How To Deal with Anxiety

Post Lockdown Tips: How To Deal with Anxiety Psychologically speaking, the first half of 2020 has been one of the most challenging times in history. In between the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all the social revolutions happening around the world, processing this enormous amount of information can be very overwhelming. Today's uncertainty has led a lot of people to have heightened anxious thoughts. Keep reading to find out SU's tips on how to deal with anxiety in the best way possible. The Present Moment Anxiety is the act [...]
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Algerian Natural Escapes: Where to Go This Summer

Algerian Natural Escapes: Where to Go This Summer From the expansive Sahara desert to gorgeous beaches and UNESCO world heritage sites, Algeria is definitely North Africa's hidden gem. Here are the must-visit places to discover the country's untapped natural beauty. Image: allibert-trekking.com Atakor Atakor volcanic field is a beautiful landscape that lies in the Hoggar Mountains. The breathtaking geographical structure includes lava flows and over 400 volcanic vents that create an amazing scenery. Located in the Ahaggar National Park, the red-brown dry earth is dotted with jutting peaks, and looks [...]
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Moroccan Photographer Ilyes Griyeb Sells His Photos To Stand Against Racism

Image: "Garçons" by Ilyas Griyeb Moroccan Photographer Ilyes Griyeb Sells His Photos To Stand Against Racism 'A picture is worth a thousand words', this proverb has never been so accurate this time, as we're witnessing several changes all over the world. In fact, the death of George Floyd gave birth to a new activism approach and many people are taking actions to fight injustice in all its forms. The French-Moroccan photographer, Ilyes Griyeb known for his artistic eye toward everyday life scenes' chose to face racism by creating a series [...]
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