Five Years After The Arab Spring, Where Are The Flowers?

Arab Spring 5 Years Later

In the winter of 2010, street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi lit himself on fire in protest of Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s authoritarian regime. While it would take decades of corruption, abuses of power and uneven economic growth in MENA (Middle East and North Africa) countries before a series of civil uprisings known as the Arab Spring would proliferate within the region, Bouazizi’s self-immolation, and the subsequent Tunisian responses, are often considered the multi-country movement’s official beginning.

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What’s The Most Popular Word Used In Online Dating Profiles In Your State?

Most Popular Word Online Dating

Online dating profiles might not be the best place to find honest representations of individuals, but on a macro level the sites themselves can be a good data source for sussing out patterns, trends and values of a given state. As the above map underscores, some stereotypes are empirically sound. Texans interested in long, evening walks on oil rigs? Pacific Northwesterners just getting out of a long-term relationship with the open trail? You don’t say…

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