Life is full of encounters that mold us and mature us. For me, experiences that have molded me and matured me are often accompanied with humility.

It hit me like a punch to the gut: news of another colleague moving on. However, rather than doubling over - the normal reaction to receiving a wallop to the entrails - I took a deep breath and turned to the next email in my inbox.

Many Americans are troubled by the state of the nation. It is an unusual feeling.

Explore the world and countries where IDEAS professionals work by creating and savoring these recipes from the Middle East, Thailand, and North Africa! Enjoy!