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Doaa Farid


The master of imagination, Doaa spends her time, most of the week, writing down facts in the form of news stories and daydreaming about things that will never happen. In history movies, she would be the mentor.

5 Messages Egyptian Parents Need To Know

5 Messages Egyptian Parents Need To Know

Egyptian parents suffer to secure a decent life for their kids, so they try to impose what is, to them, an ideal life for us. In this midst of this process, some of them unintentionally overlook a few things. Here are five messages to those parents.     This is our time   Remember when […]

5 Reasons Why the 1950s Was the Golden Age of Egypt

5 Reasons Why the 1950s Was the Golden Age of Egypt

I didn’t live in the 50s, but I wish I did.     1. People were classy   Although not all people were educated, people were classy in their thoughts, looks and conversations. Just watch an Um Kolthoum concert, it’s evident in the audience.     2. People were reading   TV was not introduced […]

5 Most Painful Sentences Egyptian Girls Hear

5 Most Painful Sentences Egyptian Girls Hear

Living in Egypt or most of the Middle East as a girl is something painful in itself, but sometimes it seems that others have secretly agreed to make it even more painful for girls by telling them these five sentences that rule their lives:     1. “Your home is where your husband is”   […]

Just the Facts: 5 Things You Need to Know about Egypt’s Coal Debate

Just the Facts: 5 Things You Need to Know about Egypt’s Coal Debate

Burning coal is one of the most harmful practices to people’s health and environment, yet in April, Egypt’s government approved using coal as a source of energy in the industrial sector, especially cement factories, in efforts to meet a natural gas shortage.   Burning coal is expected to cause health problems for Egyptians after 30 […]

10 Egyptian Concepts that Need to Change

10 Egyptian Concepts that Need to Change

People live to marry If you ask Egyptians about the purpose of life, the answer will likely be to work, marry and raise children. Although these things are “means” not an “end”, if someone wants to accomplish different things, or even accomplish them differently, he’d seem odder than any of his family or friends.   […]

5 Signs You’re Suffering from a Quarter Life Crisis

5 Signs You’re Suffering from a Quarter Life Crisis

In your 20s? Welcome to the real world. Although you’re now an adult, you’re still a child when it comes to making important decisions about your life. This uncertainty that plagues many twentysomethings is what we call the “quarter life crisis”. Here are five signs you might be suffering from a quarter life crisis:   […]

9 Reasons Not to Leave Facebook Despite Hating It

9 Reasons Not to Leave Facebook Despite Hating It

As of late, Facebook has become more of a personal soapbox than a communication tool. I can’t count how many times I stopped myself from deactivating my Facebook account. But I’ve always ended up staying. So for all of you who are fed up with Facebook and are considering leaving, here are nine reasons you […]

5 Things Twitterati Should Know

5 Things Twitterati Should Know

Like most people who started their Twitter addiction after Jan. 25, my very first tweets were all political and revolutionary. And then, like some, I started to share what I know to be true about life. Continuing on, the 140-character space hosted quotes I believe in, songs I like and retweets of people who expressed […]

8 Reasons Why You Should Date a Journalist

8 Reasons Why You Should Date a Journalist

Journalism is a profession that stands out among others because of the eclectic variety of skills it requires of a person. Yes, it seems unusual to date a writer. But here are some reasons why you should take up the challenge:   1. Journalists are adventurous Stemming from their passion to explore the world, journalists love […]