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THE MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU. By: Nesreen Suwan, M.D

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About us Hyatt Magazine is a free social and cultural magazine which features events and entertainment, lifestyle, business data, leisure, and lore. “Hyatt” in the Arabic language means “life” and our magazine doesn’t shy away from the average life we live and the types of subjects that must be addressed on a day-to-day basis. The magazine’s events and news target the heavy populated Arab community in Chicago and suburbs. Hyatt Magazine is published monthly to promote communication on various topics in an informative and positive manner, and it’s distributed throughout the area by direct mailing and other channels (Retail Locations, Medical Offices, Salons, Restaurants, and more). You’ll find our magazine enlightening and interesting as the articles are written by people like you - who care about the community and contribute immensely to its growth for generations to come. We welcome you to submit your articles and photos for potential publishing!

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Intersections in the Chicago Area

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This glossy monthly magazine published by Flash Media offers several major subjects that will interest many readers. Hyatt Magazine Info: Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2248 Bridgeview, IL 60455 Phone #: (708) 529-1222 Email: info@hyattmag.com Website: www.hyattmag.com Managing Editor: Nesreen Ballut Graphic & Printed By: Black Diamonds Published by: Flash Media Disclaimer No portion of this publication may be reprinted, reproduced, or republished without the written permission of the publisher. The opinions expressed in Hyatt Magazine are those of the authors or columnists and do not necessarily reflect the views of the magazine or its publisher, Flash Media, nor do they constitute an endorsement of products or services herein. All articles submitted will become solely owned by Hyatt Magazine. We reserve the right to update, change, or reject any article or material. We reserve the right to refuse any advertisement. For any submissions, comments, concerns or question, please email the editor directly at nballut@hyattmag.com

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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU CoolSculpting, Dermal Fillers, PDO Thread Lift, and more! By: Nesreen Suwan, M.D

tive is the neck and jawline. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat effectively with botulinum toxin or injectable fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face, respectively. Threads are fully absorbed by hydro Beauty is being the best possible ver- lysis within 4 to 6 months and doesn’t create any sion of yourself on inside and out. Holiday sea- scar tissue. The foreign body stimulates collagen son has always been the time for recharging this synthesis and the skin structure created will hold beauty.  At Forever  25 Medical Center/ Chicago for another 12 to 15 months. Coolsculpting Center, we have always been  devoted to providing the latest in medical science Individualized consultation is the way to go about like CoolSculpting and CoolAdvantage that fight choosing the right type of cosmetic procedure that the unwanted bulge in many areas of the body, is right for you.  using the controlled freezing technology that was developed at Harvard and Mass General Hospital.  With the new CoolAdvantage technology,  CoolSculpting delivers an even better patient experience that offers shorter treatment time, nearly 50% faster, with 45% improvement in patient comfort during the treatment. The new CoolAdvantage provides also larger cooling area with more tissue treated.  We also provide Dermal fillers that provide an FDAapproved solution to smoothing out unwanted age lines and adding volume beneath the surface of the skin, where volume loss caused sagginess and aging features. There is no downtime, and their effects can be seen immediately, and patients are wowed with the way they look after injections. There are many types of dermal fillers. The right product is chosen based on the condition you wish to address.  Generally, dermal fillers will restore volume in the middle and lower face, resulting in youthful, and rested look.  Botox works very well in smoothing expressive wrinkles in the upper face, such as the glabellar frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet. PDO thread lifting is considered the best non-invasive procedure for neck & jawline treatment. Although PDO Threads can be inserted almost anywhere, one area where they are especially effec8

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ABOUT THE WRITER Dr Suwan is a medical doctor, cosmetic and antiaging specialist with extensive certifications in cosmetic procedures, Botox, Dermal fillers/ liquid facelift, vampire PRP facelift, PDO thread face / neck lift, FRACTORA and Radio Frequency face/ neck lift and tightening. Medical and cosmetic laser procedures, laser and PRP hair restoration. Prescription med for weight loss, supplements, meal replacement programs. Laser, CoolSculpting, ultrasound and Radio frequency, for body contouring.  For more info, visit forever25.com or call  630-420-8080

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EL Funoun’s Event

On November 11, 2016 held the Dance Freedom. The event had selection of Palestinian – Arab contemporary and folkloric dances choreohgraphed and performed by El Funoun Troupe.

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UHLF’s Event 8, 2016, UnitOn November und held their ed Holy Land F Dinner. This 48th Annual est speakers years special gu u Kishik, Ab where Dr. Imad aj Yahya and Prof. Saleem H ay. Prof. David McR

Dr. Imad Abu Kishik has been a student, educator and administrator at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem for over three decades beginning in 1984. In addition he has been active in Palestinian Society and has served the academic community in various roles over the years. Perhaps most importantly he has contributed to several important developments in higher education, and continues to strive ceaselessly fir advances. Prof. David Mc Ray, MD, is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and a member of the faculty of UT- Nashville Family Medicine Residency Program in Murfreesboro, TN. Previously, he served as the Director of Maternal-Child Health in the Department of Family Medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, TX, where he was responsible for the advanced maternity care curriculum for the residency.

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Dr. Saleem Haj- Yahia, was born in the Arab village in Israel and studied at The Technion in Haifa, where he earned his Bachelors in Medical Science in 1991 and Doctor of Medicine degree in 1994. He pursued higher education in Britain, receiving a postdoctoral degree in 2010 from the National Heart & Lung Institute & Biomedical Engineering Department at Imperial College in London, where he served as a transplant fellow from 2002-2009 and was involved in the development of the artificial heart program and lung transplant program.

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The Top 5 Most Dangerous Intersections in the Chicago Area The odds of a car accident increase when two or more roads come together at an intersection. On a national level, it is estimated that 40% of all auto accidents occur at intersections. Driving in a highly populated city like Chicago greatly increases these chances.

1. South Chicago Ave. at Stony Island Ave. - Chicago 2. I-80 Westbound Exit Ramp at Lagrange Rd. - Will County 3. 127th St. at Cicero Ave. - Alsip 4. First Ave. at North Ave. - Melrose Park 5. IL-59 at Ogden Ave. - Naperville

The Illinois Dept. of Transportation has recently released a detailed list containing the most dangerous While negligent driving plays a role in almost all intersections in the Chicago Metro area. The top car accidents, it is important for a motorist to pracfive in the community include: tice safe and defensive driving practices. Drivers that are hesitant to drive through these, or any other dangerous roads, must take notice and use common sense. Avoid your cell phone, keep your hands on the wheel and the most crucial safeguard - obey traffic signs, signals and the posted speed limit. - Al Sneineh InsuredASAP.com 7213 W. 84th Street - Bridgeview (708) 233-4848


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AMP’s Event The 9th Annual Convention for Palestine in the US.

On Nov. 24-26, 2016, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), held their 9th Annual Convention! Notable individuals as well as several community members were in attendance. The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) is a national grassroots, nonprofit organization, whose mission is to educate the American public and media about issues related to Palestine. AMP is building a grassroots movement that is pressuring Congress to create a more fair and balanced foreign policy in the Middle East.

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Each year during Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago, AMP holds its annual “Conference for Palestine in the US,” the largest gathering of Palestinians and Palestine solidarity activists in the country. Each year, thousands convene in Chicago for an event planned for the entire family -AMP 18

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Christmas: God choosing to become man. By Fr. Malek Rihani The name Jdimytai Damour is not exactly a household name, but I’m reminded of him every Christmas. Jdimytai was the Wal-Mart security guard who, a few years ago, was assigned to open the doors at 5:00 am on the so-called “Black Friday” (the day after Thanksgiving when retailers’ financial picture turns from red to black). This poor soul was killed by a stampede of shoppers looking to catch good deals. Their aggressive pursuit of iPhones and flat screen TV’s, coupled by a profit-minded corporate mentality that encourages such behavior, has cost a man his life. Our fear about what Christmas has become, is now confirmed: The joy and peace of Christmas is no more! Over the years, the meaning of Christmas has sadly been so corrupted, that we are now confused about what Christmas is truly all about. Christmas goes beyond simply an image of baby Jesus born in a cave in Bethlehem, Palestine; or about people exchanging gifts or illuminating their homes with decorative lights. There is a much deeper meaning of Christmas that is rarely discussed. For us Christians, Christmas means only one thing: It’s about a most loving God, Who chose to become human to give humanity a meaningful way to connect with Him. The Bible clearly teaches that God became man, and lived like we did in every aspect, except sin. He experienced temptation. He wept. He felt hunger, pain, betrayal, humiliation, physical and emotional suffering. He was unjustly treated, falsely accused, and finally was hung on a cross like a hardened criminal. Of course, that was never to be the end of the story; as the Almighty God does not submit to the evil of death. On the third day, Jesus Christ – God having become man - gloriously resurrected from the dead and ascended into heaven. To people of other faiths, this concept of God becoming man is illogical and beyond comprehension. To some, it’s even blasphemy. They view Jesus as a teacher or perhaps a prophet, but never as God. The difference for us Christians is that we don’t allow human logic to dictate our faith. The hundreds of miracles performed by Christ and His disciples proves that. God is way beyond the limited capabilities of a human mind. Logic collapses at the mere mention of God’s name. (In addition, Chris20

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tians believe in the Trinity - God manifesting Himself in three Persons, which is a discussion that is outside the scope of this article). Our understanding of God’s reasons for becoming man is based on God’s immense love for humanity. If an analogy is needed, try this: Michael Jordan taking time to play basketball with 2nd graders, patiently teaching them the game day after day, and hoping that one day they become like him. Similarly, our God who created us in His image and likeness, longs for the day, when we become holy like Him. God is holy by His very nature, but we can become holy by His grace, when we open our hearts for Him and follow His teachings. Simply put - and to quote the teachings of the Church Fathers from the early centuries: “God became man, so man can become like God.” This is what Christmas is all about. What a privilege it is for us, that God would humble Himself for our sake. Jdimytai Damour’s death is another reminder of how God’s love for man has over time transformed into becoming man’s love for everything, except God. We all have an obligation to reverse this trend. This Christmas let’s express our love for God by following His example: With total humility let’s give a gift of sacrificial love to someone who needs it, and a gift of unconditional forgiveness to someone who least deserves it. That’s a true Christmas celebration! Whether you’re a Christian or not, may the love of Christ fill your heart and the heart of your loved ones everywhere. Merry CHRISTmas to all. Fr. Malek Rihani serves as an Assistant Pastor at St. Mary Orthodox Church in Palos Heights, IL. Saint Mary church was established in 2003 and currently serves several hundred parishioners in the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago. Please visit our website: www.stmaryoc.org

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Mama’s Christmas Turkey: How to Cook a Turkey, Lebanese Style Author: Esperance Sammour

Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Middle Eastern Prep time: 1 hour Cook time: 4 hours 30 mins Total time: 5 hours 30 mins Instructions

Preparing the Nuts

1. Warm some vegetable oil in a frying pan, add all nuts and fry on medium heat until they turn golden. You may fry the nuts one category at a time. 2. Place the nuts in a strainer for later use as a garnish. Ingredients Turkey Ingredients • Whole Turkey Cleaned, 10 lbs • Lebanese 7-spices, 2 table spoons • Cinnamon powder, 1 table spoon • Bouquet Garni • Salted Butter, 100-200 grams (1/4 to ½ lb) • A dash of salt Garnish of Nuts, Ingredients • Pine Nuts ½lbs • Almond Halves ½lbs • Green Pistachio ½lbs • Raw Chestnuts (peeled) 1.5lbs • A dash of salt • Vegetable oil for light frying Gravy Ingredients • Raw Chestnuts (peeled) 1.5lbs • Carrots cleaned and chopped 1lb • Leek, cleaned and cut, 1 cup • Celery cleaned and cut, 1 cup • 1 Large onion peeled and cut • 1 medium size potatoe peeled and cut into cubes • Butter (1/2 lb) • Lebanese 7-spices, 5 table spoons • Salt to taste (1/2 to 2 teaspoon) Hashweh Rice Ingredients • 1 Medium onion, chopped • Finely ground beef 100% lean, 1 lb • Salt, 1 teaspoon • Lebanese 7 Spices, 1 table spoon • Gravy, 1.5 cups • Rinsed and strained rice, 4 cups 22

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Turkey Method

1. Rinse the turkey with cold water, rub with salt and some flour then rinse again. 2. Rub the insides and outsides of the turkey with about ¼ lb of butter, then rub it with all of the allotted spices (cinnamon, 7-spices, bouquet garni herb leaves etc..). 3. Rub butter over a large aluminum foil and wrap the turkey tightly with it. 4. Place the wrapped turkey on a tray in the center of an oven pre-heated to 500F and cook for 10 minutes. 5. Lower heat to 350F (less than medium), and cook for 1.5 hours. 6. Pull the turkey out of the oven very carefully and empty the melted butter and juices from the tray into a separate pot. 7. Unrap the turkey, rub it with butter again inside and out (watch your hands), wrap it back with the aluminum foil and back in the oven for another 3 hours. 8. Plan your timings so that the turkey finishes cooking about 30mins prior to serving time.

Gravy Method

1. On a large aluminum foil rubbed with butter, pour all of the gravy ingredients. 2. Mix well then wrap the foil tightly and place in the oven (on an optional tray) while the turkey is cooking for 30-45 minutes. We don’t need to fully cook the ingredients here, but just tenderize them a bit.

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3. Empty the ingredients in the pot where you pre- and stir well. viously saved the melted turkey 5. Add 4.5 cups of water, stir well. As soon as the 4. butter/juice, add 3-4 cups of water and boil gen- pot boils, lower heat to minimum, cover and let tly until the veggies are fully cooked and 6. simmer for 15 minutes or until fully cooked. 5. Soft. Leave contents in pot until it cools down. Serving the Feast 6. Grind finely in a food processor. 1. Place cooked rice in a large serving tray and 7. Place contents back into pot and cover until garnish with the fried nuts following this optional serving time when you would reheat a few mins order: almonds on the outer layers, then pistachio, prior to serving. then pine nuts in the middle. And garnish the sides of the tray with the fried chestnuts. 2. If your tray is large enough you can place the Hashweh Rice Method turkey in the middle, or you can place it on a sepa1. In a pot, sautee the finely chopped onions on medium heat with some butter or vegetable oil until rate tray along with the warmed gravy. 3. Serve with love. they start turning golden. 2. Add the ground beef, salt and 7-spices, sttir well See more at: http://www.mamaslebanesekitchen. com/poultry/christmas-turkey-how-to-cook-turuntil the beef starts pinkish/brownish. key-lebanese/#sthash.yHVDny7B.dpuf 3. Add the rice and stir well. 4. Add 1.5 cups of gravy made in the above step

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Hotel guest calls the Front desk and the clerk answers, “May I help you?” The man says, “Yes, I’m in room 858. You need to send someone to my room immediately. I’m having an argument with my wife and she says she’s going to jump out the window. The desk clerk says, “I’m sorry sir, but that’s a personal matter.” The man replies, “Listen you idiot. The window won’t open... and that’s a maintenance matte!!!

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