• Food & Cooking

    All-refugee cooking company shares culture and home through love of food

    Eat Offbeat is one of many catering businesses that had to re-invent itself when COVID-19 struck 18 months ago. But its employees had a little experience with sudden, difficult change: They all came to the country as refugees. And they say reinventing their business model overnight came naturally. The New York-based company, founded by Lebanese siblings Manal and Wissam Kahi, was inspired nearly six years ago by Manal Kahi’s dual realizations: that she couldn’t find hummus “like her grandmother’s” in New York, and that the perfect people to cook food from their home countries were the refugees coming to the  

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  • Fashion & Shopping

    Fashion Fan Shares ‘Genius’ Hack to Try on Clothes While Online Shopping

    A fashion fan has come with a “genius” way to try on clothes virtually, which people reckon could change online shopping forever. Buying anything off the internet is a risk, but now you can at least see how clothes look on before pressing the add to cart button. Fashion start-up Merald shared a series of clips to its TikTok page, @meraldpopup, revealing they simply print off a photo of themselves, then cut out the item they want to try on. Needless to say they’ve matched up the proportions to their laptop, so their 2D version can try on hundreds of  

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