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Kinda Alloush Just Married Egypt’s Golden Boy and You Can Barely Afford Shawerma

Kinda Alloush Just Married Egypt’s Golden Boy and You Can Barely Afford Shawerma

by Katrina El-Gahsh

صباح الورد عليكم جميعاً 🌹 #عمرو_يوسف #كندة_علوش #amryoussef #amr_youssef A photo posted by Amr Youssef (@amryoussefofficial) on Jan 17, 2017 at 1:41am PST   The day no Egyptian woman thought she’ll be waiting for just arrived and we can’t help but remember all the times we made bad decisions. So, the whole country literally lost […]

Truths I’ve Learned About Motherhood in My Baby’s First Year

Truths I’ve Learned About Motherhood in My Baby’s First Year

by Dana Moussa

Hey mothers-to-be, I’ve decided to share my experience on how it was to transition from my I’m-not-a-mom to I’m-actually-a-mom-omg phase. Here’s everything you will know to be true in your first year of motherhood.     You can’t wait until your baby eats solids, but now you want it to stop. You can’t wait until […]

6 Creative Techniques for Marketing Your Startup

6 Creative Techniques for Marketing Your Startup

by Nesma El-Far

If an idea is as good as its execution, a product is as good as you can sell it. So many startups, with a promising potential, fail just because they didn’t focus enough on sales, distribution and marketing. Startups are always advised to use the lean model, but we must not be very conservative when […]

An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

by Alia Zayda

  There are countries in this world that forgo academic subjects altogether, countries that support inclusive education, more and more people understand the beauty of homeschooling, and then there’s us; with our uptight international schools that want robot kids.   I can see the amount of stress, anxiety and panic Egyptian parents are going through because […]

Sheikh Mohammed Launches Food Bank in UAE as Part of ‘Year of Giving’

Sheikh Mohammed Launches Food Bank in UAE as Part of ‘Year of Giving’

by Ahmed ElShehy

  Last month it was announced that 2017 is going to be the Year of Giving in the UAE, and they weren’t joking. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler has just declared via his Twitter account that a food bank will come to exist on […]

The Etiquette of Using Ride Hailing Apps in Egypt

The Etiquette of Using Ride Hailing Apps in Egypt

by Ghaly Shafik

I’ve been using ride hailing apps – Uber, Careem and Ousta – ever since they’ve launched their services in Egypt. I think I became an expert. Below are a few tips:     Always make sure you place the pin on the exact pick up location. Don’t request a ride while you’re on the toilet […]

Let My 9-Year-Old See Her Mother for the New Year

Let My 9-Year-Old See Her Mother for the New Year

by Amina El-Ghandour

  “When I speak, my every word speaks of you. When I am silent, I ache for you.” – Rabia   I first knew real pain when I lost my first born to a list of congenital anomalies. Ozzy was diagnosed with Warburg Micro Syndrome at the age of one. This genetic disorder snatched my […]

14 Middle Eastern Dishes That Defy Portion Control

14 Middle Eastern Dishes That Defy Portion Control

by Pakinam ElMahdy

Can you stop talking about portion control, because frankly, no one cares. Oh, and can we also just say that some Arab dishes defy the concept of portion control. Let us take you through a journey your belly will definitely appreciate it.     Like honestly, can you just eat one piece of mombar?    […]

100,000 Volunteers Collect Waste for UAE Clean-Up Drive

100,000 Volunteers Collect Waste for UAE Clean-Up Drive

by Ahmed ElShehy

  Finally, some great news to wake up to! The National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC), in association with Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), have just announced that they’re launching an initiative that’ll see the capital’s waterways and beaches get cleaned up.   The six-month project, which started from Saadiyat Island, will see the clean-up […]

The Russian Ambassador Memes Are Proof That We Lost Our Humanity

The Russian Ambassador Memes Are Proof That We Lost Our Humanity

by Omneya Khalil

  Last night, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was shot dead at a photo gallery in Ankara, Turkey. Turkish police killed the gunman while he was shouting, “We die in Aleppo, you die here.”   Okay so, we as Arabs have been exposed to tragic news for years now, and as much as […]

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